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Ricotta & potato gnocchi, double smoked bacon, onion, tomato, basil, red chili, tomato sauce
Arborio rice, garlic prawns, parmesan, chili garlic oil
Espresso soaked savoiardi, marsala sabayon, chocolate espresso dusting (suggested pairing donnafugata ben rye)
A regular destination for us, food is always great and the atmosphere is fantastic
We were seated in a small room shared with a birthday party. In the time of COVID, we felt very uncomfortable, as friends were walking around and visiting without masks. Claudia, our waitress, was so helpful and understanding as she found us a new table. The team was great to help us, but I wish the situation was avoided in the first place (how could that group make such a large reservation?). The whole restaurant felt very crowded and I probably won’t be dining in while COVID measures are in place. (The food is absolutely fantastic though!)
Very good and fresh food
I highly recommend .
Our experience at Cardinals was exceptional! The atmosphere is cozy and the staff is incredibly personable. For appetizers, we ordered the calamari and the broccolini dish. The calamari was some of the best we’ve had and was very unique. The broccolini was very tasty as well and came in a fragrant sauce. We ordered the linguini as an entree to share. The staff was very accommodating to diet requests. Overall, we had a lovely time! We will definitely be back.
We went for 1/2 pasta after 9pm and holy it was incredible. The Linguine Carbonara was to die for. We also got the Mafalda but I personally wasn’t the biggest fan because i don’t like onions but everyone else liked it! Our server also recommended the calamari which was a little unique compared to other calamari I’ve had but I would order it again! All the drinks were also hand crafted to perfection. I think this place is a little overlooked and would highly recommend to anyone to check it out!
Daily special was amazing flavor and cooked perfectly (beef cheeks with roasted veggies). Menu was very limited (due to Covid I believe) but food and our waitress Jennifer were great.
Started with the calamari which was soooo good, more like slabs of squid rather than rings. All of the pastas were great and they were accommodating to our food preferences (gluten free for some). Only thing is that their dessert menu is very limited so wish they had more options there. We sat on the patio and it was great. Very sheltered and cozy.
Great Italian restaurant. Perfect for date night.
the atmosphere is fun and energetic. Great Italian food!
Outstanding food and great atmosphere. Our server seemingly disappeared a few times, but overall excellent experience.
We went at 9:00 for the half price pasta! It was excellent, we will be visiting again soon. We also ordered the calimari 10/10!
Sooo delicious, felt safe dining her during the current situations and can’t beat 1/2price pasta! Definitely would recommend!
First of all, the building itself is gorgeous and the atmosphere and ambience gives it a really good dining experience. The food was delicious but the service was even better. Our food was accidentally brought to the wrong table. Not a big deal. They were quick to bring us another one and offered free desert. We did not want the desert since we were so full from our apps and entrees but they brought it out for us anyways to take home. My friend and I that went are both servers so we were very understanding but regardless of the situation they still went out of the way to make sure we were leaving with a positive experience. Desert or not, the situation was handled very well and I would definitely recommend this place to everyone.
One of the top restaurants in the city. Incredible friendliness and attentive staff that makes you feel like family. Generosity like I have never felt anywhere else. The food is top tier; tonight I had the best calamari of my life. Bar boasts one of the best cocktail lists in the city inspired by potentially the best Italian collection of liquor in Canada. You owe it to yourself to visit this restaurant.
Great food and location. Must go for high-quality Italian comfort food. Highly recommend the homemade focaccia and gnocchi.
Not worth the money and social distancing was not exactly up to par.
As usual, Graham and his team provided exceptional food and wine. Claudia was an outstanding server and treated us very well.
Outstanding restaurant! The food was prompt and incredibly delicious. Service was spot on also.
Fabulous as always! Patio is lovely and staff is fantastic ♥️
On calling ahead of the dinner, the manager made a commitment to me that he didn’t honor once we got there. We had a discussion and as a result the service was poor and attitude even worse. We won’t be returning or recommending any time soon.
It’s become one of my favorites. Always 10/10
Very nice dinner on the patio.
The experience from beginning to end was incredible. The server was attentive without being overbearing, and were incredibly knowledgeable on the food on the menu. First time at Cardinale and will definitely be back.
We enjoyed our dinner at Cardinale. Unfortunately COVID-19 has done a number on this restaurant as it was empty. The menu had been significantly reduced from what was posted online, so we were disappointed that the items we had wanted weren't available.
All that being said, the food and cocktails were delicious. The service was excellent and their patio was lovely.
Delicious food and excellent service. Mojitos were awesome as well!
We were celebrating with our daughter...the banter with the owners/wait staff made the evening. Laughed and laughed. Then to top that, the food was delicious and large portions (as promised by our server...it's the Italian way). Cocktails were fun and inventive. Great spot will certainly be back.
Absolutely love Cardinale. Food, cocktails, & service are always top notch. Beautiful space as well.
Best calamari I've ever had, delicious pasta and lovely atmosphere
Incredible food and dining experience, the food NEVER disappoints!
Great service and great food!
Delicious and simple food. Great for sharing. Service was great. Pasta was fresh, and delicious.
The calamari was the best ever! Ordered the carbonara and broccolini...delish 😋
Food and drinks were good. Server was super nice. Great place for a date.
Food was phenomenal, waitress forgot my plate but made up for it with dessert. True customer service :)
Would never go back. Service was appalling. Our server had the personality of a wet blanket, could have cared less. My husbands food came and it was covered in a sauce we specifically asked not to have. When they brought it back, they informed us they had “rinsed off the sauce’ WHAT? And the sauce was still on a portion of it. Too many great places in the city to bother with this one.
Excellent as always
Best Italian in the city!
Lasagna was killer good. Also the tomato salad. Great place for dinner.
Wonderful service! Didn’t fetch the servers name but she was amazing! My boyfriend and I had a great first experience and will be back !
Cardinale has the best Italian food!! Service is incredible and we always have an amazing time here. Try the calamari - it’s to die for :)
Cardinale is rated 4.5 stars by 560 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.