Garden of Italy

4.7
56 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Italian
Garden of Italy is a newly established family-run restaurant, located in Northeast Calgary, specializing in authentic Italian cuisine. We want you to experience our passion for delicious homemade and well-prepared meals. All of our dishes are made with quality ingredients, from our homemade sauces to our mouthwatering pastas. We ensure that every guest receives friendly, refined customer service in a warm welcoming atmosphere. We look forward to having the pleasure of serving you.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.9
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.7
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vipChrisA
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious, the Fettuccine Alfredo was amazing!

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Marika55
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Good food at reasonable prices. Found the sauce on the pasta side a bit lacking in flavour but the frangelico sauce on chicken was very tasty. Good desserts! Will go back for more.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. The Tartufo was outstanding. Good crisp service.

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SRA54
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

our favorite go to spot for Italian food! from the food, to the staff, its all around a great place and i highly recommend coming here if you haven't yet.

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WayneL
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This a wonderful family run restaurant with great food and awesome service.

We had a fabulous meal.

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roperbc
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Will go again. Small and cozy Italian restaurant

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MarkB
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Both the food and the service were fantastic. Definitely recommend this restaurant !!

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NoreenP
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good food ,excellent service. We have never been disappointed in the food or service. Good quality food at a reasonable price.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Great pizza and bruschetta!!

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FazalK
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful and delicious food every time we go here! Quality has always been outstanding and of great value. A true gem in Calgary.

Plus, they are Halal, which is a big bonus for the Muslim community.

Highly recommend their chicken entree’s ! Their pizza’s are one of the best in the city.

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KkkC
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

No special occasion, family had travel to Calgary for the long weekend for some shopping. We were looking to try a new place, family enjoy the place very much, the location was easy to find, portions was fair side.

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RickM
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Was our first time visiting this restaurant and it happened to be on Valentines day. Our server seemed extremely frazzled - when we asked for recommendations it almost felt like choices were made for us and the server was rushing us to get our orders in.

We ordered calamari thinking that it would be the common fried option but what we ended up being served was sauted calamari in a tomato sauce and did not end up eating it. Same with my wife's meal she got the veal marsala and it tasted like it was doused with maple syrup... was way too sweet and she did not eat it. Both the calamari and the veal was picked up from our table by a different server and our server was never made aware of the issue.

When we were done our appetizers there was a 25-30 min wait to get our mains and our server thought that we had already got our food and asked us whether we wanted any dessert. This is when we said "uhm, we are still waiting for our food"

At the end of the night we did voice our concerns to our server and expected that the calamari and veal would be taken off of our bill but it was not. As I was paying for it our server asked me whether "they" took the veal off our meal and I let her know that they did not... she did offer to take it off right at the end but by then I had already paid for everything.

On our way out they apologized to us for the wait and for not taking care of the veal and let us know that the next time we come in we should remind her of it and they will try and do something for us then but at this point given the experience we had I don't think me and my wife will be returning to this restaurant.

The place had good ratings so we figured we would try out something new for valentines.. ah well.. maybe it was really busy and had everyone at the restaurant thrown off their usual routines.

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KatieD
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great! Wonderful selection and great quality of ingredients

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vipFoodMom38
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Wow, what a pleasant surprise. We were in Calgary for a Dog Show and were looking for a restaurant close to our hotel. Based on Open Table reviews we opted for this gem, tucked in a strip mall. At first we were worried when we saw that there was only one other table seated. However, the restaurant soon filled up. This homestyle Italian eatery was absolutely great, in terms of value, food, wine selection and cheerfully delightful service. Both of us had the Stracciatella soup, as we almost never see it on menus anymore. It was delicious. We also both had the lemon veal, accompanied by pastas; the Gnocci for myself and my husband had Spaghetti Carbonara. Flavours were outstanding all around. We dine out more frequently than we should and have high standards for restaurants. This gem exceeded our expectations. We would definitely seek out this restaurant again when in Calgary.

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Kome
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was really good and service was great. The calamari, salmon, penne, tiramisu, etc. were all really good and tasted "homemade".

It was better than I expected.

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KarenJ
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a great Italian restaurant and will definitely go again. The service, food and ambiance was fantastic and the four of us had a fun time on New Years Eve.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Garden of Italy was exactly as we expected from the previous reviews. The food was amazing from the wine, to the bruschetta and Caesar salad appetizer to every single pasta dish my family ordered for dinner! Everything was fresh and delicious. The staff and servers we tentative and very knowledgeable. We didn’t have just one server waiting on us but they all chipped in to clear dishes etc even if they weren’t serving our table. Stephanie was a delight! Highly recommend this little gem!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

62nd wedding anniversary

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vipLindaleapyr
Edmonton
98 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Service is good. Food fresh. Went for chicken parmigiana but only offered as a special so have the veal parmigiana...Was okay but not as good as their chicken parmigiana

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jeannetteR
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a very great experience. The food was amazing and so was the service. Would highly recommend this great restaurant and will definitely go again

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Aimz83
Edmonton
8 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience1

We came here Sunday night for a birthday and unfortunately we will not be back. We have been a few times, and it has always been a good experience. We’re not sure if the owners changed or what happened, but there were a few new faces we’ve never seen that lacked knowledge in what customer service means.
First off, I ordered the seafood pasta dish. The calamari was over cooked and tasted fishy. Secondly, there were small pieces of shell throughout my dish from the clams and mussels. Gross. This turned me off from my dish. They tried to compensate for the calamari by bringing me 2 shrimp. Wow......
No one thoroughly enjoyed their dishes this visit, and we had 2 or 3 people waiting on us throughout our meal. It was inconsistent.
Lastly, I paid for my bill and the birthday persons bill. The lady that helped me (I believe she is a owner or Manager) read my bill total out loud. I’m sure the table next to us knew how much I was paying. Unbelievable lack of customer service for our party of 7. Like I said, we have been before and always enjoyed our visit. This time was so terrible we will not be back.

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vipPickyBoater
Edinburgh
23 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Don’t let the outward appearance/location deceive you. Food was very good. Large portions. Waitress was very friendly and attentive despite handling several tables, including a party of 14! Good range of wine choices. Would definitely visit again.

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EvieJBG
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My mouth is watering thinking about this place and the food served here. I wish I could go back today! It will be on our travel list must-eats for our next Calgary trip.
Tucked into a small corner with a group of businesses is this gem! The service was truly exceptional. I felt so comfortable and everyone made us feel welcomed like at home. We have two small kids and always worry how the meal will turn out. The staff assured us that we were ok, kids will be kids. (Kids did fine) The carbonara was absolutely delicious and reminiscent of our trips to Italy. There were choices to make some menu choices into kids portions. Hot bread served first. Portions were a good size but not huge. I definitely left full. Restaurant was clean. Booths and tables to choose from. Not sure if there was a change table? Strongly recommend!!

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vipDeliaD
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First visit. Will return. Food was great and Lisa was a great waitress.

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Aimz83
Edmonton
8 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service once again. The service, food and atmosphere cannot be found anywhere else. Service like this is hard to find at restaurants these days. We celebrated a birthday and they were so accommodating with our requests regarding bringing in our own cake and being a part of the celebration. This place is so warm and inviting. Our server Lisa was amazing as usual. She was very attentive, and personable with a great sense of humour. We will go back again and again. Thank you for making outlet night so memorable.

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SassyScout
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience1

Not at all - the whole experience sucked. It just seemed from the get go that they were just wanting to flip the table. The whole experience was so rushed - they even forgot our caesar salads.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Prompt and accurate service. Good food.

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AmyJ
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great service again!

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vipMikeP
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my 1st time to this restaurant. Will definitely be recommending it to friends and family.

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seefood
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Always have a great meal and very good service at this restaurant.

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ShirleyK
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We had a very enjoyable birthday dinner with our family. Our waitress was very friendly and was knowledgeable about the menu. The family owned business are doing a great job running a restaurant.

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JayceeG
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We celebrated our parents 40th Anniversary with friends and family. I am GF and the penne Alfredo with chicken was delicious. The tiramisu and creme caramel desserts were fabulous. We enjoyed our evening and had great service. We can’t wait to go again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic experience, amazing food and great staff

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Jake
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

First time there. Definitely worthy of checking out other menu items.

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Aimz83
Edmonton
8 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Went there for a birthday and the staff was very accommodating as well as friendly. The food was very good. Thank you Lisa for making our first time here a great experience. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great meal at Garden of Italy! My wife had the Chicken Parmesan as a special and I had the Dijon Chicken. Both were excellent. In addition we ordered the brushetta and we agreed that it was one of the best appetizers we have had. Prices are very reasonable and the house reds were good. If you like Italian food, this is the place to go!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was fabulous. Service was second to none. We will definitely go back!

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vipLoveEatingOut
Calgary
83 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

This was a lovely find. It’s a strip mall location so unexpected. GREAT service, very friendly, made recommendations, food was very good (sauce a little rich but oh so delicious). A really great family restaurant.

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KarenE
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

They had on their menu house wine for $8.00. When we asked for it we were told they no longer have that but you can buy the more expensive wine. If it is on the menu then they should be offering the other one for that price. The sauce is not authentic Italian sauce. It is a marina sauce which does not belong on spaghetti or penne. We asked for our bill at least 10 times before she finally brought it. It was not busy at the time.

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Whatsup
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very friendly service and the food was great. Try the stracci!

FAQs

Garden of Italy does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. Garden of Italy also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 454-5643.

Garden of Italy is rated 4.7 stars by 56 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.