Carino

4.8
463 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 463 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
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Birdman
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Thanksgiving with the family

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JiwonB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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
3 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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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 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
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
5 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
1 review
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!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Service was great and food was good but didn’t wow us. Sat at a booth facing another table so we felt a bit uncomfortable, but still had a great time. Risotto was amazing!

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Juliette
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic restaurant. With perfect service and special mention to josh who totally seduced us with his very friendly way of being. Wines are also very good.

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MarinaL
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a wonderful experience at Carino! Josh is the best server!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was great the service was outstanding. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was amazing, 100% would come back for the tuna carpaccio and everything else in general. Stu made the experience super nice and enjoyable. Thanks Stu

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pippi
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Incentive cuisine, cooked thoughtfully , presented and served with care.
Intimate , though not crowded seating.
We loved the creativity that did not disappoint!

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vipRmichael
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another amazing dining experience. Chef Toshiro prepared an outstanding meal and our waiter Stuart was the best

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the most amazing experience at Carino for our anniversary. Both of the servers were knowledgeable and attentive. Josh went above and beyond and his wealth of knowledge about the food, tea, wine, whisky and really everything made the meal unforgettable. Kudos and bravo to your team. We cannot wait to revisit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Seriously one of the best restaurant experiences we have EVER had. Food tasted great and our server was the absolute best. He was super knowledgeable about tea and we actually learned so much. He was very personable and inviting.
Rest of the staff was inviting and kind too!
Overall definitely worth it to check out! Make a reservation as it is smaller and gets busy around dinner time.

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KevinT
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service. Good flavours and food.

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TylerH
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Creative dishes and very reasonable prices. Staff was friendly and helpful

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Daniel
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Some of the best food I’ve ever had. Awesome place to dine.

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Giuseppe76
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best place to eat hands down in Calgary. I have been going to it since it opened and have never had a bad experience. I was a chef for 25 years so that's saying a lot

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ChadB
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and a unique experience. Best of all was the service, Josh was an amazing server.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was excellent as always. Never disappoints

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always consistent and wonderful service.

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DANIELP
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and amazing service. Desserts are delicious too. Totally recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and always consistent with awesome service.

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vipLinnea
Calgary
23 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Our waiter was so busy talking to tables about himself, his life a detailed painful explanation of the special that we could never flag him down to actually order. He was way too involved and actually took a knee at the table. Food was great, fresh, innovative but the waiter just ruined the vibe

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viplljjjjjjjjjjjjjj
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect as always

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Tony
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience.

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MichelleL
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the food, went 2 days in a row cause it was soo good.

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Mesopotamia
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pros: best restaurant in calgary.

Cons: you'll go somewhere else and be like, oh i'll try this! Then you'll just wish you were eating at carino instead.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Food was interesting, the mozzarella ball things were bland. Had the 29 dollar seafood special and it was not worth the price. Had very little seafood in it and wasn’t happy with it.
Gyozagna was interesting but mediocre at best flavourwise

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KhalK
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Very unique! Loved it

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vipKurtMc
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food here is amazingly delicious and the head server is amazing with his knowledge of food, wines and tea. By far one of my favorite places in the city to eat.!

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DarleneO
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This is one of our hidden secrets! The food is always amazing, never had a bad meal. Always the best and when you leave, all you’re thinking about is when can we get back here. We have tried most of the menu and all have been delicious! If you have never done the Saturday Ramen soup, then you are really missing out.

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 463 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.