Centini Restaurant

4.5
303 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Italian
A warm welcome awaits at this iconic Italian restaurant in downtown Calgary. Consistently well-executed food and relaxed, professional service rule in this contemporary dining room. Daily fish deliveries, hand made fresh pasta, an in-house bakery and attention to the nuances of authentic Italian cuisine abound on the large menu. The sleek dining room is complemented by additional rooms that can be closed off for privacy.

An online store for takeout and delivery is open on www.centini.com. The restaurant also offers a catering menu for home or office delivery.
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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
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 303 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
Value
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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our server was very informative. I couldn’t come up with
any negatives on the meal. The best antipasto platter ever and perfect pasta. My husband was very impressed with his what was described as a full rack was actually a full rack of lamb. Dessert was well made and large enough to share

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vipAngelaI
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent food and wine!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Anniversary

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BradP
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday. Awesome experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was absolutely incredible! The service was great the food was fantastic. The ambiance was perfect. Was really nice to meet the owner and speak with the chefs. Have an amazing evening. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waitress Kailey was wonderful. The food was delicious

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Darren
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Centini was a nice spot for a birthday dinner. It was quite busy and they didn’t have enough staff to properly serve their customers but our server did her best. The food was pretty good but I wasn’t blown away. The wine list for French and Italian wines was good with some good varieties and price points. My wife loved her cocktail. The ambiance wasn’t as romantic as I’d have liked but overall an enjoyable experience.

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JDan
Calgary
31 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent Meals, very good menu, the menu was so good we added a pasta entrée in addition tour entrees to share just so we could try the pasta. Our server was top notch and they where very aware that we had event tickets so the timing was spot on including coffee and dessert (btw try the Tiramisu)

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vipwishb
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

Waited 10 minutes before server attending.

Took another 20 minutes to get our bottle.

While we waited, multiple servers walked passed us and did not top up our waters.

We requested a chiller which the server forgot about until the bottle was almost empty.

Food was ok. Cheese board was good. Lamb chops were heavily salted, couldn't taste much of the seasoning.

While we are not picky about most of these things, we did come to a premium restaurant for premium service for my wife's birthday. Failed to meet expectations.

Best thing was the hostess giving us additional loaf of bread in our leftovers box once we told her the leftovers were for our dogs.

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vipMichelleG
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience3

Service was horrific and not a great way to spend a birthday.

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vipCanuckfoodies
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding evening, will definitely be back!

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BritAbroad
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional experience. Food, both my own and that of my colleagues, deserved high praise.
First visit, will most certainly return and recommend.

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vipJuppstar
Seattle
426 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner on Saturday evening. Very nice ambiance indoors. Our server very attentive and helpful. The wines are pricey but extensive list. We had the Brewer Santa Rita Chardonnay and it was excellent. We also enjoyed the grilled calamari. Nice dish and more creative than others we’ve had. The house made breads were outstanding, especially the rosemary crackers. App scallops way better than most Italian restaurants but my veal scallopini chewier than it should have been, but mushroom sauce remarkable, as were the vegetables side dish.

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LauraE
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is fabulous. The staff is friendly and there is excellent service.

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MarioM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

We had the antipasto for two. Excellent food. Bread was brought to our table and without asking the waitress took our remaining bread. We did ask for a second helping if bread.

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vipMartinw1
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Quite expensive however good food and service. If you want to impress, first date or business client then this is a good choice. Well established very professional and attentive staff.

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centreice05
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great place for work lunch. nice patio and excellent menu choices for every preference

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AlmaS
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service and food. I would recommend giving the place a try.

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RichardF
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Wait staff was excellent…personable, attentive and friendly. We were seated at a fabulous table next to a window…ambiance was upscale…white tablecloths and fresh flowers. Food was tasty but very much overpriced. Probably to make up for Covid-shutdown losses.
We would not dine here again.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience2

Extremely disappointing. Server had no idea of plate size and gave extremely misleading information. Forgot to serve our wine to us. Very very expensive for the poor service

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vipMikeT
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Food was ok, tuna was bland, it didn't come with any sauce. Appetizers took over 30 minutes! Meals were slow too.

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vipDanielT
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

One of the top 5 restaurants in Calgary

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EdaB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Nothing else to say hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhjjjjhhhhhhhhh

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic service and hospitality. Great menu selection. Nice larger size portions. Many wines to choose from. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Visited for my birthday. Great food, service, and wine. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely restaurant with incredible food. The crab and avocado salad was delicious! Overall a great date night outing.

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MikeN
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Fantastic Italian food with a great variety! Great location with its patio right on 8th!

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Nice
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

We ate outside on one of Calgary's rare warm summer evenings. The service was excellent, the food was very good although a few items on the menu were not available. There was quite a bit of traffic noise due to proximity to 1st street. Reasonable value; it seems restaurant prices have gone up generally over the last 18 months?

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JayW
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent meal, knowledgeable staff. Will return soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing. Great service. Server went above and beyond

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great staff and amazing private dining experience!

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Trevor
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Shrimp was too salty, lemon cappellini too sweet, scallops and veg perfect. Tiramisu and creme brulee were perfect. Our server Jeff was fantastic! Please give Jeff a raise!

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CarrieS
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always know we are going to get a great meal when we go to Centini!

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JBCCC
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Always great food and service. Definitely recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

It was ok, wouldn’t recommend for a special occasion.

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vipLovewine
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Centini went above and beyond for our anniversary dinner. They executed our meal perfectly and Mile’s (our server) was excellent (as always). We loved our experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Outstanding Service. Beautifully presented food.

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Nucgeekke
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

The server was the only person working, including no one at the bar. He did an amazing job and we never felt like we were in need of anything.

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vipLovewine
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic night as always at Centini’s! Gnocchi Gorgonzola was amazing as was the seafood linguine.

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LeaP
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Sea Bass and Veal Ravioli were excellent. Our server Krista was lovely and attentive. The ambience is exquisite. I highly recommend.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Centini Restaurant using the Order Online button. Centini Restaurant also offers delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. Centini Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 269-1600 ext. 0.

Centini Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 303 OpenTable diners.

Centini Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://www.centini.com/GiftCertificate/tabid/4362/Default.aspx.

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.

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