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Centini Restaurant, Calgary, AB

Centini Restaurant

4.6
4.6
424 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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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 4 times today
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Modern European, Contemporary Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (403) 269-1600 ext. 0

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    Our full lunch and dinner menus are available for takeout, curbside pickup and delivery. We are on several delivery services and encourage guests desiring delivery to use our own store at www.centini.com. We offer delivery throughout Calgary. Thank you and we hope to be of service to you in these difficult times. Chevonne Centini

  • Private party facilities

    Centini is a stunning location for private events. Overlooking the Glenbow Museum and 1st Street SE, the stylish and elegant space is adorned with an extensive collection of contemporary Canadian art, fine furnishings and tableware, and offers the flexibility to accommodate groups of all sizes.

  • Private party contact

    Chevonne Miller-Centini, Owner, Centini: (403) 269-1605

  • Neighbourhood

    Downtown

  • Cross Street

    1st Street SE (McLeod Trail S) & Stephen Avenue

  • Parking Details

    Centini Restaurant & Lounge encourages parking at Telus Convention Center. However, as of June 2020, this lot is closed. We are recommending Indigo Lot #209 on Centre Street with the entrance just south of 7th Avenue. It is a short walk from this lot, past the Hyatt Hotel to the restaurant (2-3 minutes).

  • Public Transit

    Centini Restaurant & Lounge is located 1 block south of the LRT stop on the corner of 1st S.E. and 7th Avenue. and has multiple bus stations in close proximity.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Pre/post-theatre

  • Calgary

    Pre/post-theatre

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely upscale restaurant that we picked on google , walking distance from our hotel. Love pasta and all is made fresh by the restaurant. Highly recommend!
  2. TG

    TwyliaG

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Really great service , amazing food and just a fabulous experience!
  3. HF

    HappyFoodlover

    Calgary

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    On a Tuesday night the restaurant was not very busy and the service was very attentive and friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed every one of our 3 courses, appetizers, entrees, and desserts. The crab and avocado salad was delicate, refreshing and delicious. The calamari puttanesca was a very generous portion and the broth was nicely flavourful with olives and anchovies without being too bold. Our entrées, the seafood pasta and black linguine, were both so delicious and packed with seafood. We opted to take home portions of our entrées to save room for desserts, and they didn’t disappoint. Profiteroles and crème brûlée we’re both amazing and topped off our meals wonderfully. In all, our meals and dining experience were excellent! The only unusual thing for such a fine restaurant was the limited bar choices. There is one beer on tap and no specialty cocktails, but many bottles of wine and a handful of wines by the glass. A modest selection of mixed drinks were available by request. Not the usual but workable. Centini is a fine choice for a fine meal!
  4. JS

    JeromeS

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very impressive menu with lots of selection. A wide variety of seafood items on menu. Wine list selection is way above what might normally be expected in Calgary. Service is great. Dining is spread over several rooms, so tables are well-spaced and noise level is very low.
  5. S

    Shekar

    Edmonton

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply outstanding service, food, ambience and overall experience.
  6. d

    davidl

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    There was a table for 8 next to us, all Orientals, very noisy when not eating, so did slightly spoil our nice evening Dave L ew
  7. JK

    JohnK

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Tom was spectacular. The food was excellent comfortable atmosphere. All the staff was friendly and attentive
  8. AS

    AlissaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was amazing & the staff was friendly. Would recommend
  9. C

    Calgarian

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great service and excellent food. Our experience was positive but we felt that we were seated too close to our neighbors. We definitely would recommend Centini!
  10. CA

    CARLD

    Calgary

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Worth the visit for the nero di seppia homemade linguini (bosco e mare) alone.
  11. CC

    CharlesC

    Tampa

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    On vacation, looking for an Italian restaurant near our hotel and picked a winner with Centini.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    They did not have a full menu available and we had to substitute our main dish’s.
  13. EP

    EventsPro2022LB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I haven't been there for a long time. It was a cool oasis coming in from the 8th Ave Mall! Service for the entire meal was very attentive and accommodating. We had only appetizers for our lunch visit, but seeing Fabio there, I am sure that anything beyond the appetizers would have been amazing. I'm looking forward to coming back for dinner!
  14. C

    Casey

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food and great service! Only drawback, a little crowded and awkward for people with mobility disability. Staff tried hard to make it easy but there just wasn’t enough room.
  15. BM

    BrendaM

    Tahoe

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Food is great, but when we asked for dessert.. they didn’t have any of the options we wanted, wine was awful
  16. ES

    ElaineS

    Calgary

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was great! The restaurant has corkage at 35$ a bottle so bring your best wine bottle! We ordered the charcuterie board for 6, and the caprese salad. While the charcuterie board was interesting with many meats to try, olives and nuts, cheese, marinated vegetables, the caprese lack some taste. It was a bit blend. The scallops as an appetizer (3) were very good. The cauliflower and asparagus puree was to die for. The main, in my case the black pasta sea food dish was very good with am dente pasta and lots of sea food in it. My husband had the chicken stuffed with spinach. I had a bit and to my taste I would had add some cheese to the stuffing and a bit mire herbs. Overall a nice ambiance and really good food. We will be back!
  17. KB

    KarenB

    Calgary

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent. My friend usually eats only a "little" but she finished her plate as did we all. Great way to start an evening.
  18. P

    Parks

    Calgary

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We enjoyed the food and service - not so much the seating arrangement. However this was all that was available when we made our booking. Would not choose this type of seating in future.
  19. KB

    KathyB

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a delight to dine at Centini and our server, Brooke, was an absolute pro! We thoroughly enjoyed our experience, like every other time. Thank you!
  20. JH

    JasonH

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Some of the best food you can find in Calgary. For sure the best pasta in the city. Serive was great!
  21. T

    Trish

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We really appreciated being asked as soon as we arrived if there were any time limitations associated with our meal, to which we responded "yes" because of theatre tickets. Our meals arrived in a timely fashion and were delicious.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Used to love coming here but this experience was mediocre at best. Waiter took forever, three of the wines on the list were not available and waiter kept reaching over people to serve food.
  23. D

    Dinersnoteaters

    Calgary

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    fantastic food excellent service, a great overall experience will definitely be back
  24. MM

    MikeM

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience- food was great (+hot) and service very attentive. A top restaurant.
  25. AM

    AnastasiaM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply wonderful, bellisimo! Loved everything! Thanks 😊
  26. RH

    RayH

    Calgary

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dining spot before heading off to the theatre across the street. We were running late but the restaurant was able to get the food order in quickly without any compromise in quality. Service was great. Wonderful modern top shelf Italian cuisine.
  27. CS

    CarolynS

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and delicious food! Would go back again in a heartbeat.
  28. VB

    VictorB

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Speedy, attentive service, friendly wait staff, outstanding presentation and absolutely delicious food! Highly recommend, and will repeat.
  29. K

    Koos

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and excellent food!
  30. L

    Looklikemike

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Superb menu. Superior chef. Definitely for the special occasion if you want one.
  31. PA

    PatA

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pricey, but I knew it would be given the cost of groceries these days. I ate the duck and every bite was delicious! Server was professional and friendly. Not too in your face but there when needed. My friends also really enjoyed their meals. One of the chefs welcomed us as we walked by the kitchen. Was really nice. Would highly recommend this restaurant. We had theatre after and the server ensured we were out on time.
  32. A

    Aquasnt

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    It started out badly Our waiter didn’t introduce himself,I had to call him over to take our drink order. There were 4 of us. We ordered dinner right away as we had theatre tickets. Our dinners arrived 45 min later. Other tables arrived after us were served before we were. When our did arrive it was luke warm and Under cooked. That left us with 15 minutes to eat our dinner. To top it all they charged us $20.00 over the list price of the wine menu and when this was pointed out to our waiter , he “fixed “ it with no apology. NEEDLESS TO SAY WE WERE NOT IMPRESSED AND WILL NOT BE BACK
  33. CC

    CyndyC

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience as always!! …so glad the world is open again (after Covid)!
  34. C

    Canuckfoodies

    Calgary

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Will definitely be back. Should be on your go to list.
  35. LM

    LouM

    Calgary

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    not expecting the crowd they had last night but glad to see business is improving. Even with the full house good and service excellent.
  36. KC

    KathyC

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The only item that was lacking was the caprese salad. Pretty mediocre. Everything else was amazing! Our server was just the best. Darned if I can remember his name. Sorry.
  37. K

    Kwanco

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food always great! First time back since Covid started, will be more regular now.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our server was wonderful, the wine was delicious, great atmosphere. Really great date night. The appetizer scallops were delicious, as was our ribbon pasta course. My fiancé had the veal scallopini and he felt it had too much cheese - couldn’t taste the veal (which was really tender and juicy) as much as he wanted. I had the stuffed chicken entrée, which was good, but because it was wrapped in a lot of prosciutto it was saltier than I would have liked. But it was still just a really great meal overall.
  39. J

    Jenn

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Beautiful dinning room. Main course was not hot when it arrived. Our waitress did not come by to check on us. Gorgon
  40. LL

    LyndseyL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was amazing. Our server was very knowledgeable of the menu and tastes. Was not very loud. Would definitely recommend and will be returning.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

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 4.6 stars by 424 OpenTable diners.

Centini Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Centini Restaurant

160 8th Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0K6

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    1st Street SE (McLeod Trail S) & Stephen Avenue

  • Neighbourhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Modern European, Contemporary Italian

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Centini Restaurant & Lounge encourages parking at Telus Convention Center. However, as of June 2020, this lot is closed. We are recommending Indigo Lot #209 on Centre Street with the entrance just south of 7th Avenue. It is a short walk from this lot, past the Hyatt Hotel to the restaurant (2-3 minutes).

  • Public Transit

    Centini Restaurant & Lounge is located 1 block south of the LRT stop on the corner of 1st S.E. and 7th Avenue. and has multiple bus stations in close proximity.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (403) 269-1600 ext. 0

  • Catering

    Our full lunch and dinner menus are available for takeout, curbside pickup and delivery. We are on several delivery services and encourage guests desiring delivery to use our own store at www.centini.com. We offer delivery throughout Calgary. Thank you and we hope to be of service to you in these difficult times. Chevonne Centini

  • Private party facilities

    Centini is a stunning location for private events. Overlooking the Glenbow Museum and 1st Street SE, the stylish and elegant space is adorned with an extensive collection of contemporary Canadian art, fine furnishings and tableware, and offers the flexibility to accommodate groups of all sizes.

  • Private party contact

    Chevonne Miller-Centini, Owner, Centini: (403) 269-1605

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