Villa Firenze

4.7
550 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Authentic
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(403) 264-4297
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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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.
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Private Party Contact
Private Dining Coordinator: (877) 648-1306
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
between 4th St NE and Edmonton Trail NE
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine
What 550 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TA
Calgary
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was my third visit, service and food was excellent as it always is. I look forward to my next visit.

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TS
Calgary
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great meal

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PF
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always fresh good portions. Had the Salmon special it was grilled perfect . Try not to fill up on the foccacia bread, best in the city.👍👍

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DB
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We really enjoyed our meal, food was delicious. Only issue is it was very loud so hard to have a conversation

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JO
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

This was the second time in 2 months that I ate at Villa Firenze. The first time was incredible, although I had requested birthday dessert on-line and the dessert was not offered. On Saturday, the service was less than acceptable and the food was horrible!! The vegetables were not par boiled but raw! My veal was tough and lacked favor. Our waitress Anna was very slow and to top it off, she got the name of the birthday person wrong!!! I was very embarrassed. I will not go back. Also, I had to ask for the birthday dessert.

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MM
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I’m Italian and this is the only restaurant where I’ll eat pasta! It’s fresh, silky and cooked perfectly. Good selection and nice ambiance. Their specialty is their portobello mushroom- to die for and the service is always classy!

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DW
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

As always food and service was excellent. It was most pleasant until a large group were seated at other end of dining room. One of our guests uses a hearing aid and the group was too loud so it was difficult for him to participate in conversation. Not a big deal as group arrived while we were finishing our main course.

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SH
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic! Consistently great.

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JN
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was my first time dining here, and I can’t believe I’ve been missing out this whole time! Probably some of the best pasta I’ve ever had. We ordered the portobello mushroom with cream sauce for an appetizer and I had the pesto gnocchi and my husband had the veal parmigiana. All were so good. You could taste the freshness and everything was cooked perfectly. And the tiramisu! So light and and creamy! Oh and how could I forget the focaccia bread to start!! Wow. Just SO good! The service was also perfect, very prompt and friendly. We will definitely be coming back to try all of the other dishes!

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C
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The servers and hosts at Villa Firenze are very friendly, genuine, efficient and helpful. My husband forgot his reading glasses and couldn't read the menu. Our server produced a pair of reading glasses for him, for which he was grateful. All the dishes we ordered were excellent, including the tiramisu for dessert. Would recommend this restaurant for good, authentic Italian dishes!

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OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

It’s a nice place, nice food. Good service.

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LS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent appetizers and pasta dishes, good wine selection.
Many years since we had been there, we will be back.

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BR
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had the best dinner evening ever! The service was exceptional and personal. When I left to the washroom I returned to my cloth knapkin in a fancy fan decoration - nice touches.

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HC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

The service was very good and depending on what menu item was chosen, some of the food was good and some less so. 2 of the people in our party had lasagna and it was sitting in a runny sauce unlike any lasagna we had ever seen before. I had penne with sausage and tomato sauce and again there was too much sauce for my liking and it was a bit over-spiced as well.
The service was very good - our server was efficient and friendly.
The decor is nice - warm and cozy, nice lighting. My greatest complaint was the noise level - it was virtually impossible to have a conversation with our table mates without really raising our voices.

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m
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and food. Great quality food!

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ST
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

A delicious lunch with a friend. We went at 1:00 on a Tuesday and we were the only table. My only disappointment is that they charge 3.99 to exchange potatoes with fettuccini. I thought that was a little much, especially at an Italian restaurant. It was very good though.

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L
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

We really enjoy this restaurant. It is my husbands favorite and it was his birthday.

My only concern was the noise level. It was very loud, having to yell across the table.

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KG
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We love having dinner at villa. It’s been a great experience each time. The food is absolutley amazing and staff are all so friendly, cheerful, and knowledgeable. Wish they were closer to home :)

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JO
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great ambiance, fantastic food, excellent service. However, I requested a special dessert when making my reservation but none was offered.

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T
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We had a fantastic dinner! The sauces were delicious! Will be back.

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MV
Calgary
26 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

The service was very good, friendly and aptly timed.

We ordered the scampi to start and were disappointed to be told that the restaurant was out of the scampi so we ordered the calamari instead and found it to be very salty and only finished half the order. That unfortunately set the tone for the rest of the meal. I ordered the lemon chicken it was fine, nothing spectacular. My husband ordered the salmon special and enjoyed it very much. Might have been an off night for The chef.

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DO
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We've been going to Villa Firenze for years and we have never been disappointed with the food, wine or the ambiance. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly making your visit an amazing nigh out.

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JS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The Asian waitress was exceptional. I feel bad I forget her name!!! Best service I've had in years.

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AG
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The server was awesome. He is an italian guy from Verona. Portobello mushroom is to die for.

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L
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great meal at Villa Fireze. Carla was great as our server. She even sang for us... it was great evening. Great food, Good friends, awesome night

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DM
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Went not really knowing what to expect and I loved it. Very attentive service, great food, I will definitely return.

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JT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Picked this place for our anniversary dinner based on reviews here. The pre-dinner bread was amazing. It was warm, soft and had perfect texture. Had the giant mushroom appetizer and it was one of the best mushroom dishes I've ever had. Great service.

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OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Anniversary dinner- we have been before and the food is quite good but it’s just so busy and popular that it’s super noisy and hard to carry on a conversation. All staff are attentive- I do feel though that their prices are a bit higher than other comparable Italian restaurants in Calgary. Parking can be an issue due to the fact that if you pick a busy evening like a Saturday you’re hunting for a spot.

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CU
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have been going for years. The food and service never waiver. Always amazing food and knowledgeable servers that have also been their for years! If you have not tried the portobello mushroom appetizer yet, you are missing out. See you in October for out anniversary:)

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LR
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were celebrating a couple of anniversaries and a birthday. The food was fabulous. Our waitress was wonderful. Attentive without hovering over us. As she put it, it wasn’t her “first rodeo”. She made the evening special.

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PP
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Had the lunch special (portabella mushroom and ravioli)
Great food as usual! Thanks

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JL
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a great dinner for our anniversary, our hostess was very fun and personable. The tiramisu was fantastic!

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SD
Calgary
15 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best Italian in the city! Always our favorite choice for family friends and celebrations!

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DP
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was our first visit and it was fabulous. The service and atmosphere was wonderful and the food was presented well and cooked as requested and served hot. All in all a 10/10
Will definitely return.

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A
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Love this place. Food is always good and staff are friendly. One of the few places left with parking.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was outstanding. Authentic Italian.

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GG
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

A very enjoyable evening. Mussels were very fresh and tasty. Pasta was excellent. Waiter had gusto.

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DB
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was delicious, service fabulous and all with old world charm. Will definitely return❣️❣️❣️

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G
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful people, food and ambiance. Just great! Nothing to complain about at all!

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MA
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was amazing and the service even better.

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