Pubblico Italian Kitchen

4.2
108 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Italian
Upstairs seating is available upon request based on capacity. Please leave a note for the restaurant if you wish to dine upstairs.

Pubblico Italian Kitchen offers a truly authentic Italian experience, set in a modern atmosphere designed by Paul Lavoie.
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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
  • 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 108 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.2
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.0
Value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDeanB
Calgary
20 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food, especially the prosciutto burrata

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing, amazing, amazing service and food! Don’t wait book your reservation now

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RonG
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We took the family for a nice dinner just before the latest COVID lockdown. The restaurant had all tables occupied and we were lucky to have reservations. We were more than pleasantly delighted by the generous portions and rich flavours. We had appetizers, pizza and the seafood pastas. Server was knowledgeable and entertaining too. Recommend Publico Italian and conveniently located

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vipBurgerlover
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was great as usual. Loved the burrata. Our daughter had the pizza off the kids menu and it’s really good as well. We will definitely order take out during this next shut down.

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DavidC
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

We used to rave about this place with the previous menu. We remembered some stand-out dishes like the goat cheese stuffed zucchini flowers and the boar ragout pasta (I think it was a ravioli).

So after coming back to Pubblico with my wife for the first time since the new menu we were excited. Having said this, we were warned by 2 other couples that Pubblico had gone downhill since the new menu. Regardless, we decided to give it a try. We noticed the menu was a lot more traditional; the menu had less flare and simpler pastas which was not necessarily a bad thing. After all, taste is king.

First course we got the pepperoni pizza. Unfortunately, the crust was just not up to par; it was cardboardy and too thick for a traditional Italian pizza. You just cannot expect to put out a good italian pizza if you don't have a brick oven.

Second course, we had the Lobster Gnocchi. Not many positive things to saw. First off, there was only a handful of gnocchi and they were absolutely swimming in sauce. "Would you like some pasta with your sauce" is what we said to each other. Unfortunately, there was lobster detritus in the sauce. Gritty lobster shell, tendon, and tons of that transparent shell that exists between the lobster meat and exterior shell. We couldn't take a bit without getting some foreign lobster grit in our mouths.

Lastly, we ordered the boar chop. Now, I'm not a stickler for service but the pasta (primi course) and the boar (secondi course) both came out at the same time. Anyone who appreciates fine italian dining knows that primi and secondi come subsequently and not at the same time. We were put off by that as our boar chop went cold as we ate our gnocchi. Anyways, the boar chop was fine. It was served with a gorgonzola demi over some vegetables. There were no complaints; everything was cooked fine but having said this, a boar chop is an easy piece of meat to make shine. This dish was too simple.

I would come again if the owners got the old chef back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal and service. A real gem in the Marda Loop neighborhood.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing!!!!

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MichelleK
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food! The gnocchi was amazing! My husband loved the pizza

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

It was a nice evening. The food was excellent!

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Allgoodintheend
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I highly recommend dining at Pubblico. My girlfriend and i found the attention provided by our server Jeremy to be friendly and intuitive, getting us what we needed just as we needed it. The food was flavourful, filling and with flair. I would definitely return to soak in more of the intimate ambience that this establishment has to offer. Great date choice!

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GaryM
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent service, timely delivery of courses from kitchen, manager checks with the clients and cares about you experience

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winegal
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Have never been disappointed at Pubbico. Food and service ALWAYS excellent.
We went on a Wed. which is 1/2 price pizza night - delicious. Will be back again soon!

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RayL
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful room, amazing service!!! You have to try the boar chop!!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Experience was amazing, service top notch! Food to die for!!! Whom ever is thinking of going to Pubblico it’s a must... the carbonara is truly the best I’ve had ! The Rib eye was perfectly seasoned and temp! Calamari, Duck confrère salad amazing!! the Head Chef Bruce cooks to perfection! The owners were at our table chatting with made us feel like we were at their home!! Bree our server/ mixologist made us the best gin and tonics bets company that made the night extra thanks Bree!! Deserts are a absolute must!

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CalMam
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Lovely to be dining in a restaurant! Food here is very good. Burrata was amazing, and linguine pescatore also very good, if on the rich side.
Wine list is a bit sparse, but hey it’s Covid, so I think restaurants are keeping low inventory until fully opened.
Will definitely return.

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AysaF
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and wine, nice ambient, and great service.

Pubblico Italian Kitchen
Responded on March 8, 2021

Thank you so much for the kind review.. Can't wait to serve you again as our guest..

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

This was our first visit. It was a great first impression! There was a private parkade for the restaurant and the elevator took us right into the restaurant. We were seated upstairs in the lounge. It was dimly lit and classy. Had large muted TV’s for sport watchers. My son (19) and I shared the calamari and Funghi pizza. The calamari was not your traditional deep fried, it was slightly pan fried served with some arugula (appetizer and salad all in one). It was very tasty. The Funghi pizza had a tasty variety of mushrooms and soft thin crust (which had flavour). The hubby started with the Caesar salad and said it was one of the best he has ever had. He could taste a hint of anchovy. He then had the Linguine Pescatore, which came in a cream sauce and plenty of larger pieces of seafood and great flavours. The service was very good and staff were friendly. We will definitely be back!

Pubblico Italian Kitchen
Responded on March 8, 2021

Thank you so much for the lovely review, during these difficult times when restaurants are struggling, it's nice to see positive comments, we work really hard to make everyone's visit a memorable one. We can't wait to have you as our guest again. Pubblico Management

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Icedaddy
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lasagna was excellent while the Carbonara just didn't cut it as was not creamy. Appetizers of Bison and Shrimp were some of the best i have had. Nice to a local restaurant busy. Wait staff was good but they need to add an IPA to their tap. .

Pubblico Italian Kitchen
Responded on March 9, 2021

Hello, Thank you for visiting Pubblico. happy you loved most of our menu items. Our Carbonara is a traditional Italian recipe from the region of Calabria, True Italian Carbonara is very rich, and the sauce sticks to the pasta. We hope once our patios open and the restrictions are lifted, we can provide more options for our draft selections. Thank you again for visiting us, can't wait to have you as a guest. Pubblico

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BettinaB
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere! Incredible food, and amazing service. I have been a couple times and every time I am not disappointed. Very clean and Covid safe. Definitely my go to spot!

Pubblico Italian Kitchen
Responded on March 8, 2021

Wow!! thank you for your incredible review.. Covid has been so hard on our industry, we really appreciate the positive support:)

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Ravioli was one note. Rich and fatty. Entrees came 5 minutes after the entrees which means we were unable to finish them. Wines by the class were meh. Overpriced for quality of food. Sorry:( I don’t think we’ll be back.

Pubblico Italian Kitchen
Responded on March 8, 2021

We have many wines by the glass, not sure if you requested a taster first, perhaps it didn't agree with your palate? But we definitely would have accommodated other options.. Our Wine list was put together by a team of sommelier's. Our menu and pricing is based on the experts and quality of our talented Red Seal chef's. It is unfortunate that your mains came so quickly after your appetizers. We welcome you back to try us again, I believe we all deserve a second chance to make a wrong a right:)

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NeighborhoodLocal
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

The food was just alright. I do appreciate the GF & Dairy Free pizza options.

Pubblico Italian Kitchen
Responded on March 4, 2021

Glad you appreciated our DF and GF options. We are constantly changing our menu based on Seasonal changes. I welcome you to try some other options next time you come in. Our Chefs are always exploring new menu items. Cheers, Pubblico Management

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SydC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food and atmosphere were great! The carbonara and burrata were amazing!

Pubblico Italian Kitchen
Responded on March 8, 2021

Thank you so much for the lovely review, during these difficult times when restaurants are struggling, it's nice to see positive comments, we work really hard to make everyone's visit a memorable one. We can't wait to have you as our guest again. Pubblico Management

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JonF
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Some confusion in kitchen and parts of order took a bit longer, but well compensated by server via extra wine. It was Valentine’s Day and only 6 days after re-opening due to Covid so I wasn’t too concerned about it.

Pubblico Italian Kitchen
Responded on February 17, 2021

Hello JonF, Thank you so much for your understanding.. We are so happy you enjoyed your time with us:) Yes we definitely struggled in the kitchen first week/weekend being open. Your next visit will be 100% Best, Pubblico

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience1

Food service was slow and the quality was not great. Set menu (2 courses and a dessert) took over 2 hours. Our server was well intentioned, but hard to salvage when things weren’t in her control.

Pubblico Italian Kitchen
Responded on February 15, 2021

Wow, "brutal/dumpster fire," seems a little harsh, but we take full responsibility. This was our first weekend being reopened after shutdown. We went from two months of take out, to being sold out all weekend. Our kitchen was understaffed last night, and it showed with a few ticket times, unfortunately yours was one of them. We take your opinion to heart, please send a private message to Melissa, we would love the opportunity to make a wrong a right, and work toward earning your business back.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

One of the worst dining experiences I’ve ever had. We ordered the Valentines Day special, which was an appetizer, a main and dessert. We waited close to half an hour for drinks to arrive, 1 hr 45 min for our food to arrive and when it did get there it was average. They blamed it on the kitchen being backed up but all the tables around us all received their food well before us, with most of them arriving after us. By that time we asked for our bill. They took 20% off the bill, but considering we left before we had dessert, it was not enough for a ruined evening.

Pubblico Italian Kitchen
Responded on February 15, 2021

We can not apologize enough for the negative experience you had on Valentine's Day at our restaurant. We had a kitchen printer go down during the rush, and a few of the orders were lost. This was our first weekend open post Covid shut down, and we were short staffed due to scheduling, but we take full responsibility. We take your experience to heart, please send a private message to Melissa, we would love the opportunity to make a wrong a right, and work toward earning your business back.

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JCMCD
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the food, it was delicious. We had a great date night after months of eating at home. Great value and great service. Cant wait to go again with friends when restrictions lift. Loved the atmosphere and the attention to detail.

Pubblico Italian Kitchen
Responded on February 15, 2021

Wow JCMCD, It sounds like you had a great time with us. Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback with us. It means so much when our best customers share their experiences. I'm glad we were able to meet your expectations! Best, Pubblico

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We attended Pubblico on Valentine’s Day for a family dinner and everything about this restaurant exceeded our expectations! From the friendly staff who were very prompt and professional to the amazing food and beautiful environment!! Their bison appetizer was to die for! Highly recommend! Although we didn’t order their special Valentine’s day dinner special, which did look to be amazing; the 3 appetizers and 5 main meals our party had ordered, everyone was thoroughly impressed. I would give this location a 10/10 on every aspect! can’t wait to go back!

Pubblico Italian Kitchen
Responded on February 17, 2021

It sounds like you had a great time with us. Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback with us. It means so much when our best customers share their experiences. I'm glad we were able to meet your expectations! Best, Pubblico

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SuzanneF
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food was delicious. We just didn’t really care for the dessert. We ordered the donuts that were part of the Valentine’s menu.

Pubblico Italian Kitchen
Responded on February 17, 2021

Hello SuzanneF, Thank you for your feed back, we really appreciate it. Thank you for dining with us, so glad you loved the food:) Can't wait for you to come back to try our regular menu:) Best, Pubblico

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Simply amazing. The food, the service, the atmosphere. I have a number of food allergies...but they easily accommodate this and there are many options for me - a favourite place...we will go back again and again.

Pubblico Italian Kitchen
Responded on February 15, 2021

Wow! It sounds like you had a great time with us. Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback with us. It means so much when our best customers share their experiences. I'm glad we were able to meet your expectations! Best, Pubblico

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vipJamesP
Calgary
18 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Good food, excellent service.

Pubblico Italian Kitchen
Responded on February 15, 2021

Thank you again for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're grateful for customers like you. Best, Pubblico

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Obbi
Calgary
17 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

We really enjoy this restaurant. Saturday night the staff was slammed - last night before the total lockdown so it was really busy. Service was quite slow, but understandably so. One thing that disappointed me - when I booked through Open Table I mentioned that the occasion was a birthday, and this was not acknowledged. We have gone to other restaurants before on my birthday, and always get a Happy Birthday comped cocktail or dessert. A tiny issue - in any case, we will return once life returns to normal.

Pubblico Italian Kitchen
Responded on February 15, 2021

Dear Obbi, Thanks so much for your thoughtful and detailed review. This is incredibly helpful. I wanted to let you know we've taken the good and the bad elements you've mentioned in your review to heart. Pubblico

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vipJeffO
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

First time, very impressed

Pubblico Italian Kitchen
Responded on February 15, 2021

Thank you again for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're grateful for customers like you. Best, Pubblico

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YYCFoodie
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

Food was great but the service nor the restaurant style/atmosphere matched the prices. The room is cold and sort of feels like a pub trying to be a fancy restaurant. Bread was served in a cheap basket with olive oil spilled all on the bottom. Cutlery was rolled up in paper napkins. We had 6 servers throughout the evening, we still don’t know who our actual server was and the whole thing felt kinda thrown together. With all that said the food was very good but the rest needs work. This could all be Covid related but hopefully when they reopen they fix a few things as the location is great and the food is good.

Pubblico Italian Kitchen
Responded on December 15, 2020

We are always trying to be better. You are 100% correct, the issues you noted are basically Covid related. We have to use washable bread baskets, and rolled up cutlery to meet Covid requirements. We were extremely busy this last weekend before the lock down, and had issues getting extra staff to come in last minute, we had to work as a team with the staff we had on hand. Everyone has their personal preferences, but we hired local interior designer Paul Lavoie who is world renowned for his work.

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MyLam
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Braised Short ribs w veal ravioli was amazing!! Help support local and eat here

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MeaghanS
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Short ribs and pizzas are all delicious. Very attentive staff.

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EricaB
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The waiters were amazing. Very accommodating, made a delicious mocktail, birthday cake on the house and very friendly.
The food was good, pasta a little bland but overall had a great experience!

Pubblico Italian Kitchen
Responded on February 15, 2021

Thank you again for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're grateful for customers like you. We have made some changes to our menu and look forward to your visit again soon:) Best, Pubblico

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LaurenW
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, kind and caring servers. Took good care to help me and give me delicious food with an allergy.

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Rebecca
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, great atmosphere, and wonderful service. Would love to go back and try more menu items!

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Marco
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff at Pubblico made my dads birthday a wonderful experience:) Food was absolutely delicious!!! Can't wait to go back for a nice date night..

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CChapman
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding Service! Incredible food! The menu options had everything we wanted. So fresh and authentic! Custom cocktails were a treat!

FAQs

Pubblico Italian Kitchen does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Pubblico Italian Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 455-0753.

Pubblico Italian Kitchen is rated 4.2 stars by 108 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.