Carino

4.8
491 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Italian
Carino is an Japanese and Italian fusion restaurant located in the Mission neighborhood in Calgary Canada. Japanese taste with Italian twist and vice versa.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 491 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.6
Value
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vipLuv2eat
Calgary
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service is great and the food is fantastic! We had the seared scallops with the risotto and the tagliatelle with vegetable ragu. Both dishes had truffle and both were delicious, although the risotto tipped the scales for the seared scallop dish. The perfect marriage between Italian and Japanese cuisine. Can’t wait for our next night out.

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AmyS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience! Menu has a large variety of interesting combinations, everything came quickly and was beautifully presented and delicious! All the staff’s recommendations were perfect! Best part of the evening was the server Josh’s tea recommendations. Restaurant has an extensive list of teas to try, the entire experience from trying to guess the types by smell, to discussing the tea’s history to the art of making the tea at the table to tasting it was incredible! Highly recommend!! Can get busy so book a reservation and enjoy yourselves!!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was phenomenal !

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DinerLW
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Good food, great dessert, exceptional service!

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Hommy
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

You’d think Japanese Italian fusion sounds ridiculous but it just isn’t, one of the best meals I’ve ever eaten, the goose foi gras is a must.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our first time at Carino and I must say we were very pleased. Our server, Josh ensured we had an exceptional experience. His recommendations were phenomenal. Instead of ordering a bottle of wine, Josh brought out a variety of sake, whiskey and wine to pair with our food and palate — he even went as far as giving us detailed descriptions of the history, the why’s and how’s of the drinks. If you are looking for an experience and incredible food, this is the place for you.

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PeterS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We've been there many times. Unique, flavorful food at a decent price. Service is always great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

family christmas eve meal

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JosephB
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful first food, great food, excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Favorite restaurant in Calgary

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TeriM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

2nd time there. The table was perfect. Should have ordered what we had in our first visit as it was amazing. The waiter upsold the special and we fell for it, big mistake. Was supposed to be for 2 but was barely enough for one also way too expensive. The waiter did not tell us the price and silly us we thought it would be comparable to our first visit but we were wrong. Would we go back? Probably but we’ll be much wiser the third time.

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KathleenP
London
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were absolutely impressed with the service and quality of food given. Also the cost. We can’t wait to go back and would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Tuna tartare was not very good at all, seems as though they used very cheap fish and then tried to cover up the poor flavour with other ingredients, didn’t work btw. Main course was under seasoned. Server was uninterested in serving our table, no conversation at all. Had to get up and ask her to bring more water and boxes for our food. I put on the reservation that it was my husbands birthday and no mention of it from our server. Would not recommend

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RichardJ
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I went for dinner with my daughter on one of our frequent father/daughter dinners. We thoroughly enjoyed the food in particular. Our server was new to the industry but was very pleasant. Overall an excellent evening.

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vipRHB48
Calgary
78 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We had a great meal and tried four different dishes plus appetizers. The creativity and flavour is excellent through each course. We had a little glitch but that was addressed and remedied by the owner. It is a unique dining experience that you must try.

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Thebest
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Toshi is still the best. If you are new to Calgary then please, do yourself a favor, you deserve it.

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RachelM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Josh was amazing with his recommendations of wine and food. Super professional, perfect anniversary dinner.

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Allie
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing at a reasonable price. The service was quick, friendly, and made great recommendations. Can’t wait to visit again

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KelM
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Second time dining here and once again was wonderful! Food is exceptional and combination of flavours was perfect. We also had a very nice conversation with the tea guy. He was a very knowledgeable and it is evident that he loves his work. We will be back!

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Ilove2dineyyc
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went to celebrate our son’s birthday (dinner)Everything was fantastic from our server to the delicious seafood risotto. Our server was very helpful on recommendations & everyone enjoyed their entree. The lamb was outstanding according to our son. A memorable dinner for sure. Will return soon!

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AngeliM
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Food was great! Staff was very friendly and attentive. Had such a great time with my partner. Will definitely visit again!

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vipCalgaryFoodie
Calgary
85 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Delicious as always! We had the whole fish for the first time - sea bream, soft, sweet and delicious. I could have sat there with a spoon just eating the broth..... Then the chef takes away what's left of the fish and uses it to bring you back a delicious seafood pasta. It was fun and so yummy. Our server was charming and we had a lovely evening. Covid protocols we're being followed and I felt quite safe there.

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KelM
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our first time dining at Carino and we were not disappointed! It was wonderful. We had heard great things from many others and decided to have an evening out here. The food was delicious and flavorful. Each was crafted with culinary skill and the flavours were out of this world. Our server was very informative and very friendly. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

The food was fabulous and the atmosphere was really nice. The only negative to be aware of, was we arrived for our 8:30pm dinner reservation with no-one acknowledging us until around 9:00, finally asking us if we would like something to drink. Our server was great and knowledgeable! It was just a little too long to wait, to be acknowledged in a restaurant.

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vipPJMfoodie
Calgary
129 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Was a busy night; short staffed on the floor so service suffered. But we know it was unusual. Food was good (curry risotto, daily special…). One of our favs.

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Matt
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Josh is the best server. I had a wonderful time bringing my folks out for dinner there

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JackyL
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service and food were both top notch. Our server Stu was super friendly. Highly recommend it!

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Birdman
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Thanksgiving with the family

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JiwonB
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, and our waiter had so much knowledge about food and also history!!!
200% happy with his recommendations!

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vipAndrew
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience2

Amazing service, we were looking forward to the food for a while very unimpressed

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service as per usual! Always our go to place for date night

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vipVilla
Las Vegas
34 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We left all food and beverage decisions to Josh, our server. We thought of it as an omakase experience and we were not disappointed. The first dish was a capresse topped with arugula lightly tossed in a yuzu dressing that had a bright and fragrant scent. Next, The hobo fish was cooked to perfection in a savory cream sauce. The leftover fish and sauce was then transformed into a puttanesca pasta that was so well balanced and tasty that I ate the whole bowl myself and still wanted more. We also had a special “Wednesday night toro” that was unique. I had wine and sake pairing while my gf had the tea pairing with her dinner. If you’ve never tried the tea pairing, you have been missing out. Josh is not only a wine sommelier, but also an expert in fine teas and his in-depth knowledge of both made our dinning experience at Carino one of the most memorable. I would love to dine again at Carino when we get a chance to come back to Calgary.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We’re thankful for Carino’s commitment to health and safety with vaccine passports.

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vipNoel
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing as always

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EJR80
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful evening with wonderful service and very interesting and tasty dishes!

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Esther
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The pastas were great. I didn’t like the Agadashi Mozzarella. I like both, but not in one dish. Didn’t make sense, and it was over priced.

The tea and desert were good.

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RyanC
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

On our third time dining here I can assure you we enjoy the atmosphere, food, and service they have offered all along. The front of house staff additions have only compounded reasons to return. I really must applaud Carino for enabling Joshua to continue to offer Calgary a very niche craft.

This is just to say…if you have ever, will ever, or just heard rumours that others pour boiling water over leaves as a means to a beverage, a trip to Carino now could change your life.

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Sofcal
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very tasty food and excellent service. A bit noisy but can easily have a conversation within the table. The tea experience is a must.

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Davis
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food with an attentive and friendly server. Will come back for more of this interesting fusion of Japanese and Italian food!

FAQs

Carino does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes. Carino also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 454-7668.

Carino is rated 4.8 stars by 491 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.