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Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
Socially distanced dining tables
Staff required to regularly wash hands
Tables disinfected between guests
Single-use or sanitized menus
Updated 30/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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The service was great . My wife had the gnocchi and our server mentioned that she liked scallops with it . She added them and said she'd have that meal again on her next visit. I had the seafood linguine and loved it .The music...was great too .More
Great classic Italian on the quiet end of Barrington...a small unobtrusive bar and two cozy dining areas await. The lasagna was delicious and fairly light for lasagna, and the crab filled ravioli was fresh and savory. We had a good mix of couples, a business...group, and even a family with small children. In a town with lots of bar food and beer places, you’ll feel welcomed in here quickly by the super attentive staff.More
Have been going here for a long time and the food and service never disappoint. Most of the time I order ravioli if they have it on he menu and they are always excellent and home made. Bread service with olive oil and balsamic vinegar...is definitely a nice tough while many restaurants are charging for bread service. Our server Kate was friendly and professional. Will be back.More
We went out for my Nephew's birthday on this past Saturday. The place was fairly busy and despite having a reservation, a spare table had to be cobbled together for us towards the back of the room near the kitchen. Fair enough. After some initial...confusion with the server about drinks we felt we had better put in our orders or suffer an indeterminate wait. The pizzas 2 of us ordered were pretty good (as were our salads) and my Nephew's girlfriends spaghetti was fine but my wife's chicken pappardelle failed to impress (bland and tasteless). The timing of the whole dinner was off and seemed at times rushed and confused and nary a mention of the birthday we were celebrating. So...combine an out of the way table with shoddy service and we were left with an over-all bad impression. There are just too many excellent restaurants in Halifax to patronize the mediocre. This was my second "meh" experience here in 2 visits and maybe they were having staff issues but I'm most likely done with this place.More
I had not been to Cafe Chianti in a long time. Looking for a nice restaurant to celebrate my Mom's Birthday we decided to give Chianti a try. So glad we did. The food we had was delicious. Mussels, Arancini Di Riso, Chianti Caesar, Calamari,...Margherita pizza, Pan Seared Scallops with cremosa polenta was perfect, house Gnocchi and Chicken Pappardelle - everything was fantastic. We were stuffed but shared a Tiramisu to end our meal. Our Server was professional and on his game and the atmosphere was cozy and nicely lit. We were pleased and will not wait such a long time to return.More
We always enjoy an evening at Cafe Chianti. The food was excellent, my husband had the night’s special, while I had the seafood pasta. Seating was well-spaced and the wait staff were attentive as usual. Background music was enjoyable without interfering with conversation. Will definitely...be returning.More
The people at Cafe Chanti truly care about your guest experience. The food is consistently delicious, the service is always excellent and the ambiance is relaxing & comfortable. One of our favourite places to eat in Halifax.
A Rainy night in Halifax, mid-Covid 19
... tried 4 other restaurants, and there was ‘no room at the inn’ ... called Chianti and said , I do not have a reservation, do you have room for a walk in party of two.
“Absolutely, was...the response. We are full in the dining room , but can seat you on the bar side”
Well... the bar side was terrific! I had been in dining room 3 times in recent history...
had a great spot on the bar side in a big comfy Leather chair.
Cosmo was great as usual. I had a pasta this time.. the Basil Pesto Capellini. It is a lighter pasta.. but nice flavor. Can’t go wrong with real Basil.
Ambiance great, Service Great.
Always enjoy this local gem.More