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401 12 Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 1A5, Canada
+1 403-264-6046
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“veal ragu” (2 reviews)
“gamberi” (2 reviews)
“gelato” (2 reviews)
Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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401 12 Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 1A5, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We ordered the Polpette and Gamberi as appetizers - 5 pieces in each which was perfect as were a party of 5! Delicious! All the pasta dishes were amazing so it was hard to pick, but the Pappardelle (fabulous meat sauce) and the Mezza Maniche...More

Thank GlobeGirl4EVR
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

Everything we’ve eaten during our past four visits has been fantastic. Favourite dishes are the shrimp baked in salt, and any of the pastas, which are made in house. The wine list has something for everyone, taste and price. Cute bar for those who just...More

Thank TrevorR746
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

The food here is simply terrific. There are lots of interesting dishes, and most have tons of flavour, especially the seafood pasta. There’s an unexpected spice to it that really elevated it! The drinks are creative and pretty interesting as well- give this place a...More

Thank Jonathan C
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

We have been searching for a new favourite restaurant and this may be it! The fresh bread is to die for. We shared an antipasto appetizer. Loved the “smoked in house” olives. The seafood linguine was QUITE spicy but very delicious and the pasta is...More

Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 24 December 2017

My partner wanted to come here for his birthday. After a bit of a mixup over the reservation and a particular request, all of which was ironed out immediately, we settled into a nice evening starting with a glass of Prosecco followed by more cocktails...More

Thank skychaserCalgary
Reviewed 15 November 2017

Having been to Cardinale once before (and having a great experience) I was looking forward to going again. Unfortunately everything I loved about it last time crumbled to the ground during this experience. I booked a reservation, knowing on event nights they are very busy....More

1  Thank Sidney S
Reviewed 18 October 2017

This is a fabulous restaurant! From the time we walked in to when we left, we were treated to spectacular service, fine food, and great ambiance! I had the gnocchi with kale and it was spectacular! The space is welcoming and warm with an old...More

Thank Kmama68986
Reviewed 15 October 2017

We had dinner at Cardinale the other evening....my partner was on crutches and the owner was very kind in giving us a large table so he would have lots of room to stretch out his leg....after some interesting and delicious cocktails we started with the...More

Thank skychaserCalgary
Reviewed 8 October 2017

I've been here twice since it re-opened as Cardinale, once for dinner and once for lunch. Both times have been excellent experiences. The staff are friendly and really know the menu. For dinner I had the gamberi appetizer, which is fantastic. Very large shrimp and...More

Thank RICK D
Reviewed 29 September 2017

ok this place is so amazing. This was the old Le Vita Bella and now the Cardinale. Wow what a facelift absolutely love the décor and ambience. Food was so amazing as always. Service was the best! She knew her stuff on the menu and...More

Thank CfayeS
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
16:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 12 Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 1A5, Canada
    (3rd Street SE)
  • Public Transportation: One block North-East of the Victoria Park - Stampede station.
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary
  • Phone Number: +1 403-264-6046
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Cardinale – an Italian joint – was named after the classic Italian cocktail, the Cardinale. Our goal as a restaurant is to bring Italian cocktail culture, and classic Italian 'red sauce joint' dishes to the public with an interesting modern perspective.
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