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Cafe Chianti, Halifax, NS

Cafe Chianti

4.5
4.5
754 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Italian
Relax in our cozy restaurant and indulge your inner gastronome.
Enjoy one of our signature cocktails or explore our climate-controlled wine cellar.
We offer a large selection of fresh seafood, pasta, veal, steak, pizza, and chicken dishes.
2 separate dining rooms are available for private parties from 15 people up to 65, extensive bar selections with a deep wine cellar specializing in Italian, French, and Californian wines.
Please Note: Any party size 5 or more, please call the restaurant for reservations.

Proudly serving you for over 27 years!

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2 people

10:00 p.m.


Booked 1 time today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Steakhouse

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (902) 423-7471

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    We offer a number of feature menus, and are able to specially design one for you and your guests to enjoy. (We do our absolute best to accommodate any and all dietary needs!)

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends, planning a wedding or hosting a corporate event, Cafe Chianti can provide you with the perfect atmosphere for all of your special event needs. The restaurant features a full bar area, and two beautiful dining rooms filled with paintings and designs that will transport you into old-world Italy without even leaving the city!

  • Neighbourhood

    Halifax

  • Cross Street

    Harvey Street

  • Parking Details

    There are approximately 50 parking-meters within one minute walking distance of the restaurant. Under special circumstances, we can offer limited underground parking.

  • Public Transit

    There is a bus stop conveniently located at the end of our block restaurant.

  • Entertainment

    On special days / private parties

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 754 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. SO

    ShowingOffNYC

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner. Everything was perfect.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the new location!
  3. JM

    JackM

    Tampa

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Unfortunately no veal on the menu but everything the 4 of us had to eat was tasty and well presented.
  4. BK

    BKatW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was really good, service was slow (just because there wasn’t that many staff on when we arrived). Didn’t love being sat right next to the door but the space is small so it wasn’t a deal breaker. Overall, a bit expensive for the offering but wasn’t disappointed with the experience. I would return again.
  5. P

    Pdiaz

    Atlantic Canada

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nice spot . Quiet and the food was very good
  6. JW

    JayneW

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for a great meal. All 3 of us loved the food and your new location.
  7. H

    Hungrygak

    Edmonton

    155 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    155 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Much better ambience than their last spot!!! Love the decor and brightness. Its NOT their fault, everyone is having issues hiring wait and kitchen staff. And once we did get a server it was great. Food is very good. Would go back.
  8. C

    Chris

    Naples

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visit to Cafe Chianti. Wonderful experience. The food was excellent. The service was relaxed, yet attentive. Kathy and I shared the crab cakes appetizer and also the warm vegetable salad. Both were delicious. Kathy then had the seafood linguini pasta and I had the mushroom parppadelle. We both really enjoyed our meals. The new location at the harbourfront is excellent and the decor is perfect. Congratulations on your reinvention post pandemic.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The new location ambiance is wonderful. Easy access to parking for downtown Halifax . The food and wine was just as good as old location if not better the seafood linguine never disappoints! Wonderful service and the noise level was perfect. Highly recommend this gem of a restaurant at Halifax Pier! ❤️
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The new dining room at Cafe Chianti is stunning. We were dining with friends from out of town, they particularly enjoyed the view of Halifax Harbour and the ships going past. Of course the food was delicious too!
  11. MW

    MichaelW

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience2
    Entrée Seafood Linguine was not very good. Sauce was excellent and it came out very hot but the ingredients were sub par. Mussels were minuscule, two scallops were tough and over cooked and shrimp were small. Priced at $38.00 I expected more. Definitely not as good as previous visits in old location.
  12. BS

    BevS

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful meal and the service was superb! Special thanks to Christie (Manager) and Halle, our server , who did an excellent job.
  13. S

    Spago27

    Atlantic Canada

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The new location is awesome. The best harbor view in the city. Their new tables and chairs are really high quality. White table clothes, fresh flowers and candle. I will be back soon. Highly recommend this new location.
  14. BD

    BepD

    Atlantic Canada

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have a great meal there, with outstanding service.
  15. PG

    PamG

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent service. Extremely loud though. Couldn’t hear anyone at our table. I try the calamari everywhere I go… and theirs was underwhelming and not what I expected. The steak I ordered was great.
  16. LH

    LizH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always a classic! Enjoyed our meal, service was wonderful, friendly and efficient even surrounded by Christmas parties!
  17. MS

    MissySze

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    To start the night off, the restaurant didn’t see our reservation for 10 people. They were quite busy but luckily, they had space in their lounge area for our group. Our group was also late getting together so we didn’t mind that we had to wait until almost 8:00pm to get our table. After sifting down, we had ordered a drinks, it took a little while to get our first round. Although, we were a large group (total 8 people showed up for dinner) we had ordered our food, some had appetizers before their mains but our mains took over an hour before it was served. A few of us ordered the ‘special’ of that evening, turns out there was only two ‘left’ and three of us ordered. Still, we waited quite a while to get our food. Finally, when the food came out, the food was PURE salt. I changed my ‘special’ which was a striploin into a tenderloin meal, added the side of shrimps and scallops and everything - the steak, shrimps and scallops was SO salty, it literally left a bitter aftertaste. This was common between everyone else’s dish - just salty. Also, my steak was cooked to a medium instead of a medium rare but after waiting so long - just not worth it to complain. The cut of the tenderloin wasn’t great either - pretty gritty. The restaurant ‘normally’ closes at 9:00pm but we were there until past 10:00pm so even when we were finished eating, none of our group wanted dessert but there wasn’t an option for another round of drinks because they were already closed. The only person who had dessert was the one who complained about the saltiness of her lasagna and had the dessert as her main over getting any other main dish replacement. I’ve dined here before a month prior for a business meeting and it was good, so I recommended it to my out of town friends since it was a special occasion for us to get together again after 10 years, but this experience was just a disappointment and the food expectation was terrible. Only good thing was our server was very friendly and professional.
  18. SB

    SeanB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our meal and celebrating our 29th wedding anniversary at Care Chianti. thank you
  19. BD

    BepD

    Atlantic Canada

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a special evening! The food is excellent, the service is wonderful, and the room we were in is very quiet.
  20. DI

    DavidI

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Two hours to get our main. Forgot one order. Food was not tasty and overpriced
  21. BD

    BepD

    Atlantic Canada

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great meal, and the service was outstanding.
  22. AB

    ABAinNS

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional food, service and value.
  23. S

    Spago27

    Atlantic Canada

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, home made ravioli. Very generous portions. Awesome dining experience. Have been going here for a very long time. Highly recommend
  24. S

    Sandbag

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food Great service Will return, one of my favourite restaurants in the city.
  25. SG

    SharonG

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our waitress made the evening very special . The food was spectacular
  26. l

    laurenk

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Once seated everything was great. But there were a large number of people waiting at the entrance for a table and we were not able to socially distance with others without being outside in the cold. Also we had to wait 15 minutes beyond our reservation time. Perhaps they need to leave more time between reservations to ensure the table is ready on time which would reduce the wait line at the entrance.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cafe Chianti is an amazing restaurant. Best fine dining in Halifax. The food, service and ambiance never disappoints!
  28. NT

    NickiT

    Atlantic Canada

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. One of the best steaks I’ve had in my life!!
  29. AR

    ARDENTTRAVELER

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Valentines - food was Delish and good social distancing - Music was a bit too loud but truly a good experience
  30. I

    Irish

    Atlantic Canada

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Amazing fresh pasta dishes, authentic Italian, great wine list.
  31. DD

    DominicD

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a first experience for my spouse and I, and we truly loved it. We will keep Café Chianti at the top of our list for eating out. Excellent all around!
  32. BH

    BrentH

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After 10 years in Halifax it's still our favourite place for a nice dinner out!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We haven’t been here in a long time, but it used to be one of our favs. After tonight, it’s back on our list of fav places to go. Our server was lovely and the food was just as good. We both had the arugula salad and it was delicious! I had the butternut squash ravioli and Glen had the spaghetti and meatballs. We both really enjoyed it. A lovely night out. ❤️ we will be back soon!
  34. WA

    WayneA

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Elegant setting in a historic downtown building. The food and service were top notch. Will go back and would highly recommend.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Saturday evening meal (x5), on the 2000 second sitting. Good table, socially separated and a nice warm room. Lots of choices and food was well presented and of good quality. This restaurant is quieter than the busier part of Halifax but we liked this. Recommended
  36. N

    lisaN

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Again a stellar performance from the kitchen and staff. I can’t gush enough about the new vegetarian pasta options. Food is always too notch and service likewise. The environment is clean and Covid 19 in tune. I as a cancer client I look forward to takeout as our Covid numbers rise.
  37. N

    lisaN

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The new fall menu has added an extra veggie pasta. The ravioli was so rich and yummy. The cocktails were well made and wine selection as always, well rounded. Love this restaurant, for me best Italian in Halifax.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always consistent. Great service, great food
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere!
  40. JK

    JimK

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great overall experience! Never disappointing.

FAQs

Cafe Chianti does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Cafe Chianti is rated 4.5 stars by 754 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 p.m.


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Cafe Chianti

1209 Marginal Rd, Halifax, NS B3J 1Y2

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Harvey Street

  • Neighbourhood

    Halifax

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    There are approximately 50 parking-meters within one minute walking distance of the restaurant. Under special circumstances, we can offer limited underground parking.

  • Public Transit

    There is a bus stop conveniently located at the end of our block restaurant.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    On special days / private parties

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (902) 423-7471

  • Catering

    We offer a number of feature menus, and are able to specially design one for you and your guests to enjoy. (We do our absolute best to accommodate any and all dietary needs!)

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends, planning a wedding or hosting a corporate event, Cafe Chianti can provide you with the perfect atmosphere for all of your special event needs. The restaurant features a full bar area, and two beautiful dining rooms filled with paintings and designs that will transport you into old-world Italy without even leaving the city!

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