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Villa Firenze

4.7
4.7
1186 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Italian
Please note that we will be closed for the month of July, re-opening August 2nd. TOTO Pizza will continue to be open from 5:00-9:00pm every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. We are looking forward to serving you soon!

Since 1991 Villa Firenze restaurant has provided a welcoming, elegant, and reliable dining experience. It is renowned for its signature Portobello Mushroom dish, and its fabulous home style Italian cooking.

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2 people

8:30 p.m.


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (403) 264-4297

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Joe Nicastro

  • Private party facilities

    Villa Firenze offers exceptional catering and engaging service that will make your event stand out from the rest. We are dedicated to providing a personalized planning experience in order to create the most memorable event.

  • Private party contact

    Private Dining Coordinator: (403) 264-4297

  • Neighbourhood

    Downtown

  • Cross Street

    between 4th St NE and Edmonton Trail NE

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,186 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Calgary / Southern Alberta

    Notable Wine List

  • Calgary

    Notable Wine List

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  1. JV

    JulieV

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous home made cuisine and great service ! Great for business lunches or friends & family
  2. MK

    MichaelK

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as always! The intimate setting with authentic food is a huge favourite of ours.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely evening here, the service, food and ambiance was perfect. We will be back again soon.
  4. DD

    DawnD

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent food and service I have been enjoying true Italian cooking here since it opened.
  5. S

    Scorpio57

    Calgary

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, excellent service and love the atmosphere! Wine is always wonderful too. One of my favourite places to go for a lovely evening out!
  6. SW

    SerenaW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Food was very underwhelming. Salad was good. Gnocchi was bland and boring, cannelloni was so cheesy even for someone who loves cheese. Service was good and friendly. Very dark ambiance. Definitely not worth the price. Will not be returning.
  7. C

    Church

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    We had a lovely lunch. Will definitely return! Nice and quiet for our occasion.
  8. DJ

    DJFoodie

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful evening. It was so relaxed! The food was superb and exceeded our expectations. We had the Bruschetta to start. They served it to each of us individually, which was a nice touch. Then we all ordered a different item and everyone thought theirs was the best!! Ha!! A sign of a great restaurant. The prices were reasonable and our gracious hostess even suggested a wine that was cheaper than the one we picked out!! How often does that happen?? Without hesitation I give this place 5 stars!! Wonderful!!
  9. BF

    BridgelandFoodie

    Calgary

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meal was excellent, as always. My favorite neighborhood restaurant.
  10. D

    Dilly

    Calgary

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, waiter, ambience and coziness were amazing. Would definitely go again!
  11. JM

    JaneM

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent meal, and the suggested wine was wonderful. Always enjoy it, and when we go we remember why. Definitely a night evening out.
  12. IS

    ItaloS

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    I personal feel that the ambient is too dark.... I founded difficult to read the menu, look at my food or process the cr.card... brighter lights with dimmer will be a great improvement.
  13. IK

    IsaK

    Calgary

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was gracious, fun and made excellent recommendations. We will be back soon!
  14. LE

    LynnE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service, food and wine were all amazing. Highly recommend Villa Firenze.
  15. DM

    DonM

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always go to this restaurant before the theatre.
  16. DH

    DHMsopinion

    Calgary

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great venue for a mature enjoyable meal, be it informal or formal. Good selection of well prepared dishes and beverages served in a friendly professional manner. No gimmicks or unusual standouts, just a collection of solid attributes that add up to a dependable and enjoyable experience that is worth repeating over and over again.
  17. TC

    TracyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We enjoyed a great dinner. Service was great too.
  18. AD

    AqualityDavid

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Support Local, one of the best restaurants in Calgary if you enjoy great food, and incredible staff, driven by local family owners.
  19. KJ

    KatrinaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is so amazing! I love that it is family owned and that the food is truly authentic to Florence. I will go back again and again!
  20. SS

    SusanS

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food. Service was outstanding. The price was really good for the quality of food we had. Beautiful little gem of a restaurant in Bridgeland.
  21. MH

    MorrisH

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice experience. Food, service was exceptional.
  22. B

    Brende

    Phoenix

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service!!! Highly recommend….and they have parking. Huge plus.
  23. J

    Jennifer

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Haven't been back in years, so happy to see all the same staff. Was a great comfort to see the high standards are still in place and the special touches from all the servers really made my birthday a special occasion. Will be back soon! Thanks again Villa for a spectacular night!
  24. J

    Jeff

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is incredible ! It feels like you’re having family dinner, very relaxed and friendly atmosphere
  25. HK

    HeatherK

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always Ville Frenze didn’t disappoint! Great food, great service. 10/10!
  26. AT

    AndreaT

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding! Great service and a wonderful experience!
  27. A

    Aurianna

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful everytime we go from phenomenal waiting staff to great management
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super last minute reservation. Great ambiance ( very cozy), tasty food, and wonderful service. The food did take a while to reach the table (I feel most restaurants are short on staff these days) but it was worth the wait. We will be back!
  29. CF

    CFim

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The owners and waiter were so friendly and kind. Felt like having dinner with a loving family.
  30. A

    Anthony

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Villa Firenze is a long standing top dining experience in Calgary. Excellent food and attentive friendly service. highly recommended.
  31. GW

    GaryW

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great service, fantastic food. Will be back again.
  32. A

    Abhay

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome experience here. Loved the food as always. I must mention that the service is one of the best in the city. Knowing this establishment has been here for over 30 years you just know that you cannot go wrong in choosing this place to celebrate your special occasion. I will strongly recommend this place to everyone. Thank you Villa Firenze for the all the small things you do to make your guest experience wonderful. We appreciate that!
  33. C

    Cheryl

    Aberdeen

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down the best authentic Italian dining experience in Calgary. Everything from the food to the wine is simply outstanding. I highly recommend starting with the house speciality, the portobello mushroom. It's done in an amazing sauce and service with house made focaccia bread. You can't go wrong with any of the main courses. My husband tends to order the sea bass if it is on the menu. Fresh and delicious. I always order the lasagna. Layers upon layers of deliciousness. The tiramisu is always a table favourite. Although I am not a fan of cheesecake, the Nutella cheesecake is simply outstanding. Best of all is the amazing hospitality of Pina, Joe and all of their staff. Impeccable service!
  34. GS

    GreggS

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Good was underwhelming. Four different entrees in our party and no one enjoyed their food. Waiter would not accommodate a request to change potatoes to pasta. Apparently it caused problems for the kitchen. It has gone downhill since our last visit(5 years ago)
  35. DO

    DavidO

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    The Chef must have been distracted when making the Linguine di Spinaci ai Gamberi as there was enough garlic and spices to make your mouth burn, after returning it the second rendition was much more palatable. I've never needed a knife to eat veal before but the better cuts of veal must be harder to obtain as I needed a knife to eat the Vitello al Marsala. We needed to ask for Parmesan and Pepper as it wasn't offered to us when our meal was served, however it was offered to the table beside us. Overall we feel the restaurant is slipping.
  36. AC

    AndrewC

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food great atmosphere great staff. Definitely recommend for a good value authentic Italian restaurant
  37. J

    Jaypro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great. Nice little spot. Our waitress was very good.
  38. SR

    ShelleyR

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    We had been to Villa Firenze a couple of times (pre-pandemic) and it was pretty good. So, we decided to go there for my husband's birthday. Unfortunately, it was not a good experience and we were disappointed with both the food and service. It was also incredibly noisy, so difficult to have a conversation. Other patrons seated after us were served before us -- an error which was, fortunately, spotted by what I assume was a front-of-house supervisor who tried to fill the breach for our overly busy server. But it did not bode well for the rest of the evening. My risotto was okay but overwhelmed with pepper. The potatoes accompanying my husband's meal were actually inedible; he left them on his plate. The evening was capped by discovering a latch missing from one of the stalls in the ladies' washroom, so the stall door could not be locked. The latch was lying next to the sink! We are trying different Italian restaurants in Calgary, but won't be returning to Villa Firenze anytime soon based on this disappointing experience.
  39. NC

    NicC

    Calgary

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Unfortunately our experience wasn’t all that great. We did like the food but the service was very poor and price seemed expensive for what it was.
  40. V

    Victor

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite place, bar none. Every meal. Every time. 10 stars out of 5.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers

FAQs

Villa Firenze offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 264-4297.

Villa Firenze is rated 4.7 stars by 1186 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 p.m.


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for Villa Firenze

610 1st Ave NE, Calgary, AB T2E 0B6

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    between 4th St NE and Edmonton Trail NE

  • Neighbourhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Joe Nicastro

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (403) 264-4297

  • Private party facilities

    Villa Firenze offers exceptional catering and engaging service that will make your event stand out from the rest. We are dedicated to providing a personalized planning experience in order to create the most memorable event.

  • Private party contact

    Private Dining Coordinator: (403) 264-4297

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