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Cardinale, Calgary, AB
Cardinale, Calgary, AB
Cardinale, Calgary, AB
Cardinale, Calgary, AB
Cardinale, Calgary, AB

Cardinale

4.8
4.8
1361 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Italian
Cardinale - An Italian Joint located in Victoria Park. Hand-crafted cocktail, fresh pasta, locally sourced meats & produce paired with fine wine.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 31 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 4:30 pm–10:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (403) 264-6046
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Jordan Mayo
  • Private party facilities
    Cardinale is perfect for all types of events from intimate family gatherings to weddings to corporate events of all types. Private & semi-private rooms, both indoors & outdoors, that can be laid out to accommodate parties of all sizes as well as a variety of menus to fit all tastes and budgets.
  • Private party contact
    Kristy Walton: (403) 264-6046
  • Neighbourhood
    Calgary
  • Cross Street
    3rd Street SE
  • Parking Details
    Parking is located on the North-west corner of 12th Avenue & 3rd Street SE just kitty corner to the restaurant - Not available on Saddledome event nights. We offer free parking while you dine at the restaurant. Due to parking restrictions in the area we request that you don't leave your vehicle in our spots after you leave the restaurant so our guests coming after you have somewhere to park.
  • Public Transit
    One block North-East of the Victoria Park - Stampede station.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

What 1,361 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Italian

  • Calgary

    Best Food

  • Calgary

    Italian

1,361 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    What a great restaurant! Food was outstanding and the service was equally as good! Highly recommend dining here.

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  2. Delicious

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We very much enjoyed our experience overall. Service was very prompt and friendly. Food was delicious we had a calamari and spaghetti dishes to share. They were both excellent flavors and generous quantity to share. Would recommend. Reservation necessary before a hockey game or event at BMO.

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  3. CaterinaT

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was fantastic! The service was great and the food was absolutely delicious!! . The only disappointing factor is that the portions of our dishes have decreased. We've been there before and this time noticed that the quantity is not the same as previous visits. Overall, a great place to dine!

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  4. NavyBoy88

    Calgary

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, and very accommodating for restricted diet. Would definitely return !

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  5. Doug

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and drinks were delicious, waiter was attentive. Great spot to eat before a game!

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  6. AlyssaP

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cardinale NEVER disappoints. I’ve been so many times and have never had anything less than a perfect experience! The service is on point, the food and wine are incredible, and the atmosphere is great. The only thing I can say is that I need that beef tartare back on the menu!!

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  7. Anna

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Their apps are THE BEST. Highly recommend the calamari, focaccia, and burrata. We could have made a meal of that alone! We really loved the gnocchi as well. The piece de resistance was the Tiramisu...light and heavenly. The staff are amazing - funny, attentive, and they make you feel like you're among old friends. I LOVE this place.

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  8. JackieT

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We like to come here for dinner before or after a Flames game. Food is good and service is quick.

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  9. MarkA

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and the service were outstanding. The atmosphere is relaxing. I’ll come back definitely!

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  10. ChantalH

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was phenomenal and the staff was fantastic!

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  11. JaniceB

    Edmonton

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service. The amaro flight was awesome

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was amazing. Food was delicious. Loved it!

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  13. AtlanticB

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was my first time at Cardinale and I was very impressed. I’ve enjoyed the Pelpette, it was well seasoned and spiced. The gnocchi and squid ink pasta were delicious and rich. My favourite drink was the Arturo Bandini, the meringue just pairs perfectly with the drink. Blake was a great server! Overall, I was very impressed and pleased with everything.

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  14. McKinleeC

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing everything was great. Definitely would go again

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  15. Kendall

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went here for a Valentine’s Day date. Lovely, romantic, delicious.

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  16. SueW

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were both excellent. The noise factor was created by a big table near us who were very loud. Not holding Cardinale responsible for this at all.

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  17. yycoenophile

    Calgary

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cardinale never disappoints! Food is always top notch, service can’t be beat and the selection of unique and tasty beverages is second to none.

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  18. Steve

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I’ve been to Cardinale a couple of times, and while the food is great, it felt rushed compared to my previous time going. I’ve also been put in a corner both times with very little lighting, and although I was moved to a table with better lighting, the staff seemed a put out that we requested the change. Again, food is great however the experience seems to be a bit hit and miss.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Blake was very personable and friendly. Food was tasty and decent portion sizes. The drinks were a little overpriced and a few of the feature cocktails weren't my favourite tasting. We'll definitely be coming back to try more of the menu.

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  20. MaxC

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Consistent as always. Good food, ambience and value.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant and a very welcoming and comfy atmosphere. We were sat quickly and had someone collect our coats and another person explain the menu. Appetizers were incredible - the chicken pâté being the shining star. Will definitely be back.

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  22. Feedback

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food & cocktails were delicious, our server was fabulous. He had great suggestions & was effortlessly fun, we will definitely be back!!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Lovely waitress and that’s where it ended. We were sat beside the kitchen. Very busy and noisy with wait staff coming and going the whole time we were there. The wine we ordered was off, maybe the bottle was open too long. The waitress immediately got us something else, no hassle. The food was average, overpriced. For $170, left extremely underwhelmed, not to mention a stomach ache the rest of the night. Won’t be back.

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  24. RSquared

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cardinale is an amazing gem close to the BMO center. Not only great cocktails, appetizers and mains but impeccable service. We were treated to a wonderful experience on a Friday evening and enjoyed every moment with each other and staff. Thank you for being one of the best in Calgary!

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  25. Ren1234

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Burata salad was amaaaazing. Bucatini a little too rich for me. Service was a bit slow considering there were not many tables. But servers were very friendly.

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  26. AaronP

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As per usual Cardinale never ceases to knock it out of the park! Our server Blake was an absolute gem from the wine to the food his suggestions were spot on. My girlfriend and I have been coming here for years and the service and quality is exceptional and consistent! Highly recommend will be back very soon !

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  27. GT250

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    1st time visit. Enjoyed all our dishes. Tried the burrata with tomatoes and olives, calamari (they use Humboldt squid steaks cut into strips), very tender, among the best we have had, casarecce nero in a tasty sauce with tender shrimp and the vitello saltimbocca, different take on this, veal ribeye pounded thinner grilled with prosciutto on top. big enough to share. They also have what has to be the best and biggest selection of Fernet's (amaro's) in Calgary, Graham was very knowledgeable on this and took the time to explain all the dishes, we look forward to going back to try some other dishes.

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  28. MABYYC

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was excellent. Parking is frustrating. Food was amazing. Would definitely go back again.

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  29. BernardB

    Calgary

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot anytime although we usually find ourselves here before a Flames game.

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  30. FoodL62

    Calgary

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are so happy deciding to come to Cardinale with our friends who never been there.One of our guest is gluten,dairy and sugar free.The server was so nice explaining everything and food for everyone of us was delicious.Definitely we will come again!Branka

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  31. LanceU

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this establishment. They are so awesome with my dietary need's. I am a Celiac and I can eat there with no worries

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  32. TRD1

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food but a limited menu; quite noisy; got very hot in there

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  33. JamesW

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was underwhelming, pretty boring, under seasoned. Great vibe, beautiful spot with lots potential.

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  34. larrchur

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really great food for a great price considering what you get. All of the staff were friendly and welcoming, and our server was knowledgeable and patient as she answered any and all questions from our group. We had a few allergies and they were more than willing to accommodate where they could. Will definitely be back!

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  35. AnneK

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cardinale never disappoints. Great food and friendly service.

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  36. TraceyC

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent staff and service and the Calamari is to die for

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  37. JackieT

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great spot for dinner before an event at the Saddledome. Really good food!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Graham and our server were stars. Great food, warm reception, attentive service Terrific descriptions of beverage, options, Outstanding!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was great but the service wasn’t the greatest.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a beautiful meal at cardinals. Delicious and the staff very attentive and professional The only negative in our evening was the menu tiny print and dark ambiance—very difficult to read without your phone light Lovely evening

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FAQs

Cardinale does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes.

Cardinale is rated 4.8 stars by 1361 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 31 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Cardinale

401 - 12 Av SE, Calgary, AB T2G 1A5

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    3rd Street SE
  • Neighbourhood
    Calgary
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 4:30 pm–10:30 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Parking is located on the North-west corner of 12th Avenue & 3rd Street SE just kitty corner to the restaurant - Not available on Saddledome event nights. We offer free parking while you dine at the restaurant. Due to parking restrictions in the area we request that you don't leave your vehicle in our spots after you leave the restaurant so our guests coming after you have somewhere to park.
  • Public Transit
    One block North-East of the Victoria Park - Stampede station.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Jordan Mayo
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine
  • Phone number
    (403) 264-6046
  • Private party facilities
    Cardinale is perfect for all types of events from intimate family gatherings to weddings to corporate events of all types. Private & semi-private rooms, both indoors & outdoors, that can be laid out to accommodate parties of all sizes as well as a variety of menus to fit all tastes and budgets.
  • Private party contact
    Kristy Walton: (403) 264-6046
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