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Cafe Chianti

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  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 30/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 30/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Lovely dinner
1. Lovely dinner
"Definitely going to be a new favourite date spot for us."
jetsetter0123
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2. Excellent
2. Excellent
"I was in Halifax for a week and wanted to go there every night"
Donna M
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3. Great service, good food
3. Great service, good food
"A welcoming and relaxed atmosphere."
Debra P
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About
Let our Executive Chef create for you the divine tastes of Italy using only the freshest of seasonal ingredients. If you are looking for a location to host a private event, celebrating a special occasion, or just want to dine in one of Halifax’s top restaurants, call or reserve online via our website today for your taste of Italian cuisine.
PRICE RANGE
US$13 - US$33
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Steakhouse, Pizza, Seafood, Italian, European
FEATURES
Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Family style, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 5 March 2020 via mobile

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

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 15 November 2020

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

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 9 November 2020

We enjoyed our dining experience at Cafe Chianti very much, the food was delicious, the service was excellent and the atmosphere and music was wonderful. We will definitely be back again.

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 9 November 2020

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

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 2 November 2020

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

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 19 October 2020

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

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 19 October 2020 via mobile

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.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 10 October 2020 via mobile

Enjoyed great meals and excellent service. Pan seared scallops and rack of lamb were delicious. Highly recommended! Thanks-we’ll definitely be back.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 18 September 2020 via mobile

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

Date of visit: September 2020
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