Cardinale

4.7
746 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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What 746 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We’ve been meaning to dine at Cardinals for quite some time. We will definitely be back soon. Great food and atmosphere, amazing friendly and informed staff.

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NicoleG
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

It was soooo loud it almost hurt my head. I wish it was quieter. The music was loud so it seemed like everyone was yelling over the music to talk to each other. Our server was pretty much yelling at us whenever she was talking to us because the noise level was so loud. The food was good! But the noise level was almost too much. I’m sure I will be back tho but hopefully the music isn’t as loud and the noise level is a little quieter.

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CraigS
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

“Go to” restaurant for Flames game nights! Great food and atmosphere. Love the new warm kale salad….

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FrankT
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent dinner, best kept secret in Calgary!

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DrewS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience.

Food was good and prices reasonable

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MeriyaD
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing. Staff were fantastic. Inside was loud but we moved outside and it was quieter.

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CherS
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service good food didn’t have the QR app as yet but apart from that perfect night

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Atmosphere was great. Seating in the covered, heated patio was fantastic on a calm fall evening. Our server Taryn (whom had served us before) was attentive and offered great suggestions.
Food came out quick, hot and very tasty. Every bite was delicious. Highly recommend!

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CherylE
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favourite places to eat. Great food, ambiance and excellent service.

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ShaunaG
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Everything was amazing except for the hostess. She was irritated with how long it took me to find my vaccine proof ( I had it, just phone was acting up for a minute) and kept saying “ what” and staring at us while we were saying we had a reservation. She seemed grumpy. We all have bad days but we felt unwelcome.
Waiter was AWSOME!!!! So nice and knowledgeable. Food was 5/5…so good. Best calamari I ever had.
Neon light is really bright, ask to sit away from the window.

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RichardS
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

The food was delicious and the service good. The challenge this particular night was a table of 6 people who were extremely loud. Them, plus the loud music played by the restaurant, made the evening unpleasant. We had to leave asap because our ears were hurting. I guess that's the challenge with being placed in a small room with a noisy group. But kudos to the kitchen for producing such delicious dishes for us!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always amazing, we were in a bit of a hurry and the server and cook accommodated for it with ease. Thank you!

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Anon
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience2

Place was very noisy. Very hard to have a conversation. Place was too dark to read the menu.

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Aldwilson
Hawaii
30 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional winw, food, and service once again by Graham and his team... David treated us very well and had some marvelous wine suggestions for tonight and next time as well. Could not have been better... THANK YOJ !!!

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vipMark
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience2

Blake and Graham took excellent care of us - awesome (Small) menu which I like. All excellent choices and I want to go again and try everything

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vipKevinN
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful place for special occasions! We love both the food and cocktails!!!

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MikeM
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great food and drinks. Server was fantastic. Overall a great night.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Not our first time at Cardinale and definitely won’t be our last. As always, great service and great food. The drink menu seems to be getting even more creative and the food was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

Overall dinner at Cardinale was good. There were some issues with the food - the pancetta in the gnocchi was fatty and the panna cotta was not set - but overall it was delicious. Our main server was great and she was very helpful however they had an additional server bringing out food who did not know which seat numbers we were or what dishes he was bringing out. We ended up at a table near a large group who were very loud and made it hard to hear.

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jams
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience1

Food was awesome but soooo loud could not hear anyone at the table talk
Table of 8 girls right beside us. they should have been put in a separate room . Made the evening not as enjoyable.

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vipCanuckfoodies
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding evening, thank-you!

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AlyssaP
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’d give more stars if I could! Everything was perfect, from the service of the hostess to the service from our server, to the food and the wine, and everything in between. Can’t wait to come back!

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Pleng
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, drinks, and service from the best people as always!!

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our experience was wonderful! Dave, our server, was very welcoming and friendly. The food was phenomenal! Overall, a great experience and can't wait to go back.

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Nomnomnom
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service, excellent cocktails. Highly recommend. This is a hidden gem in Calgary.

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FrankT
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

Food was outstanding once again.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great night. Service, food, drink were excellent

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MichaelC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Once again, an amazing experience at Cardinale. The food is absolutely amazing, the service is quick and friendly, and the ambiance is fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent meal and service was great.

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Lori
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had great food, great service - our waitress Jennifer was amazing- attentive, personable, friendly and took an interest in who we were. Graham was also fantastic - he remembered us from a previous visit and made a point of going to each table to check in. He’s got the best cocktail list and his recommendations were top notch. We will go again, and again!

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Happy123
Calgary
18 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such an awesome place! So glad we stumbled on to this incredible neighborhood place! We like to support local! We live in Ramsay and are so glad to have rediscovered this place! Awesome food and service! See you very soon! ❤️

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AlyssaP
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our first time here and it was amazing! The best tartare I’ve ever had, an incredible feature wine, and delicious pasta. Our server was super friendly and knowledgeable, and she was perfectly attentive. The place is gorgeous and intimate, I’ll definitely be back!

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RyanH
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Recommended by a frequent diner and well known patron. Graham was a brilliant fun host brilliant maker of cocktails. A series of appetizers was a great way to sample the fare and would be what we’ll do next time too.

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rgriers
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good food.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely outstanding! David took care of us and was excellent. Both the wine and cocktail recommendations were spot on. He was clearly very very busy, but still took the time to check in and chat like we were his only table. Great atmosphere and excellent food. We were on a time crunch so only did cocktails and dinner, but we are very excited to come back for a full night out. Everything was very reasonably priced, especially the alcohol. Will be back for sure.

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JamesC
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service, very friendly staff and a lovely atmosphere in the restaurant

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Aldwilson
Hawaii
30 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding service, food & wine. Would highly recommend. Graham and his team provide and exceptional experience. Worth every penny and not expensive.

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PamelaB
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The burrata appetizer was delicious and the pappardelle was delightful. The server was very knowledgeable regarding the menu and our dietary restrictions. Great overall atmosphere and service.

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JyotiB
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Our server was outstanding. Such great service always makes a meal better!

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vipTiffanyW
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and the service was fantastic. We asked the waitress for food suggestions and everything we ordered was superb.

FAQs

Cardinale does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes.

Cardinale is rated 4.7 stars by 746 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.