Cardinale

4.6
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528 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
Cardinale - An Italian Joint located in Victoria Park. Hand-crafted cocktail, fresh pasta, locally sourced meats & produce paired with fine wine.
What 528 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.4
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4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BenH
Calgary
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were good. Server was super nice. Great place for a date.

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daria
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was phenomenal, waitress forgot my plate but made up for it with dessert. True customer service :)

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denise
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Would never go back. Service was appalling. Our server had the personality of a wet blanket, could have cared less. My husbands food came and it was covered in a sauce we specifically asked not to have. When they brought it back, they informed us they had “rinsed off the sauce’ WHAT? And the sauce was still on a portion of it. Too many great places in the city to bother with this one.

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vipAldwilson
Hawaii
22 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian in the city!

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DaleH
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lasagna was killer good. Also the tomato salad. Great place for dinner.

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AmandaG
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service! Didn’t fetch the servers name but she was amazing! My boyfriend and I had a great first experience and will be back !

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CindyD
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cardinale has the best Italian food!! Service is incredible and we always have an amazing time here. Try the calamari - it’s to die for :)

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vipMmmmm
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Menu was different than what you had in open table, all three things we were going to order weren’t on it.

Bummed about the calamari, waiter said it was the best ever but didn’t find anything special... more flavour in the hot sauce it was served with then anything else.

Overall okay... not to sure if I’d go again.....

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Jenny
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Blake was very knowledgeable and attentive, great food, great wine, and great service.
Highly recommend!

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TimB
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Cardinale for the first time for s Friday night date. We were pleasantly surprised with the ambiance, selection of drinks. You have to have the Volcano Lover’s. Food was great and a very good selection of wines. Great service with recommendations for drinks, food and wine. We will go again.

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vipAldwilson
Hawaii
23 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service provided by Graham who looked after us all evening could not have been better to us.. and amazing food once again. We tried some dishes we had not had before based on Grahams recommendations and were not disappointed. The Calamari and Gnocci appetizers were exceptional as were all of the pasta dishes. Truly awesome.

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vipyycoenophile
Calgary
36 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Cardinals over delivered!!!
They were taking every precaution necessary for Covid.
It was a nice night so we got to sit on the patio. Food was tasty and portions were generous. The wine, cocktail and amaro selections are top notch!

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vipAldwilson
Hawaii
23 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. We live in the area and had previously walked by this restaurant for the last couple of years and are thankful we finally made a reservation and tried it out. Excellent in all aspects and great people. We will definitely be back , and often.

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Michelle
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was delicious and the service was wonderful!
Highly recommend!

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wjbeach
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Amazing cocktails and food

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VickyL
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cardinale is by far one of my favourite spots in Calgary! The little details on the decor brings a very classy touch. The staff is incredibly kind and friendly! The food is delicious! Cocktails are addictive!!! Goood music, always! I highly recommend this place!!

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vipAndyH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sit at the bar. Must try the Burrata salad! Service was great, wine recommendations on point. I can't recommend it enough.

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Linda
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

If you haven't tried this restaurant yet- you need to! Such delicious Italian food (make sure you order the brocollini on the side).

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JamieM
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible as always, so glad we went here for my fiancé's birthday

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cardinale never disappoints. Best pasta in the city.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, very friendly staff! Would definitely go back. Prices were very reasonable.

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surge
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing, the service was great and the overall atmosphere was unique. Definitely coming back to try all the other pastas!

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ChristyR
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is incredible!!! Fav restaurant in the city.

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CanePazzo
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to have great food after the covid shut down

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vipKlaas
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

First meal out post covid. Restaurant was well set up for physical distancing. The servers were friendly but the service was slow.

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vipACoupleDining
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So excellent! Great meal and great service. Can’t wait to go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was lovely and the service was friendly.

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TashB
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing food and service. One of my all time favourites.

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ErinE
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was fantastic. We waited for a while to get our table- there was confusion with the reservations and operating at 50% capacity. The staff was apologetic and comped our wine for the wait.

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RonLovesHisBurgundy
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent wine selection and the food was delicious.

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Rolliegoal27
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were amazing. I had to ask about certain items on the menu and the staff was very courteous in explaining everything.

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LSFisher
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our first night out after the great pandemic of 2020.
Bucatini is new on the menu...enjoyed that much. Antipasti of fennel and grapefruit salad was refreshing but a bit dingy looking due to the use of balsamic vinegar which made everything dark coloured.... Not really a terribly appetizing look to the dish. Perhaps white balsamic might be the right choice for this?

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing !! Great service, great food. Favourite spot !

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Milan
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with outdoor patio. Food is very delicious. Service is perfect. Very quite so it's a good choice for a date

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vipKevinN
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and cocktails! The best service in Calgary!

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vipKFNF
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

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RonLovesHisBurgundy
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graham and Blake took very good care of us. Food and service was excellent

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foodiefrenzy
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Visited Cardinale for a girls dinner. The food was delicious but the services was absolutely atrocious! We had to prompt our server was everything - to order drinks, order food, refill water, clear plates etc. I could not believe how disappointing the service was, really makes me consider visiting again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Great food but super slow service. Just simply not staffed for that many tables so I don’t think I’d go for a business lunch again. Great spot for a slow dinner though as the food was really good.

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