About Chianti Cafe & Restaurant 17th Ave Uptown
At Chianti we believe that our past and continuing success is a result of our commitment to provide:
The best possible Italian dining experience
The most professional, friendly service
An attractive, comfortable setting
The best possible prices
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - Sunday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
14th St SW
CAN$30 and under
We can provide take-out requests for up to 200 people. For more information, please contact the restaurant
Private Party Facilities:
Chianti can accommodate groups up to 100 people, including a custom menu that suits your price range. Please email us for our set menus.
Private Party Contact:
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Chianti Cafe & Restaurant 17th Ave Uptown Ratings and Reviews
It was definitely not a night to remember. The waiter, through either overwork or just not listening, managed to mess up a number of things. The appetizer was served lukewarm. The pasta was not only lukewarm, but also overcooked. I won't be rushing back.
Chianti was great! The atmosphere has to ...
Chianti was great! The atmosphere has totally changed, it is really nice! We ordered the house Vino which was served in a beautiful glass decanter.
Apps were fast and delicious !! The main course meals were massive... And for the price very good!
The server was very attentive and made excellent recommendations. Look forward to going back again! Thanks Chianti!!
Consistent food, but service could be better
The food is consistent. I know what to expect everything I go. Unfortunately, nowhere was it indicated online, when we made reservations, or when we were seated that they were not offering the Sunday pasta deal that day. Waiter seemed preoccupied with socializing with other staff. Did not ask us about the food. He took a long time to get food and the bill to us.
Got there at 5 for an early Valentine's supper. Seemed like staff wasn't really prepared, little things like water at the table and lighting a candle didn't occur until mid meal. Seemed like the staff wasn't really dailed in. Overall mediocre service
Very good specials and the quality is as good or better than some higher priced restaurants. My wife an I were well looked after and the owner always stops by to see how things are going. We had the place nearly to ourselves and we'd love to see others enjoying this very good establishment.
Had dinner this past Sunday with a group of 7. We all ordered pasta, but 4/7 orders had some changes to it (rose sauce instead of cream sauce, red sauce instead of curry sauce, etc...) and our waiter got all our orders correct even though he didn't write any of it down. He was polite, attentive and very efficient. I don't remember his name, but he was in his early 20's, tall and Asian. Waters were always filled and dirty plates were removed quickly.
We were all happy with our pasta dishes. We were also very surprised at the serving sizes. We have eaten at the Chianti's on 32nd and at Crowfoot and their serving sizes are probably only 2/3 of what this location served us.
Will definitely come back to this location when I'm really hungry for pasta :)
The Service levels are poor
The server neglected to confirm if we we were waiting for additional guests and we waited for at least 20 minutes before being offered drinks and appetizers. The server also neglected to offer additional beverages including water after the initial serving. The server neglected to visit the table to ensure that all was satisfactory. It is very unfortunate as we used to frequently visit this location and had very fond memories of our experiences there.
Great Italian food, poor service
Everyone was looking forward to going to Chianti's but no one thought the service was very good. We couldn't hear what the server was saying and he would just stand there staring at us. Bus staff didn't clear the dishes. We were offered bread 20 minutes after paying the bill. (Not sure what that was all about.) Bravo, Chefs! Too bad, Servers.
Attended pasta frenzy night (tuesday) and from the time we sat down to left it wasn't the most memorable time. Waited almost 10 minutes before the server came to take a drink order. Then an additional 10 minutes to take a food order. We received bread and asked for some more and he forgot. Had to track down someone else to get more after waiting 20 minutes. After 30-40 minutes the food arrived, that was the best part of the time. The manager did offer desert for the "bread" mix up.
Looking around the restaurant was packed and only 2 servers tending to tables. It appears that everyone was suffering delays in getting things. I think they were very understaffed.
The food is amazing and full of flavour. If your going to have discounted pasta nights and especially in the summer. Have more people there to serve tables
let down by lack of mothers day specials
thought when I booked the reservation it said mothers day specials i.e. brunch .... nothing even had a chalk board with pricing for pasta on sale that they would not honour and was on the door on the way out as well , won't be back
Culinary arts at its best!
Food was spectacular it didn't quite a 5 star rating for me just because the appetizer was too small and overpriced... We ordered the Scampi which is 4 small baby tails of lobster for $12 it was more like a sample than an appetizer. The ambience would've been better if people didn't bring their kids. We were having a nice romantic Valentines dinner until a table with kids were seated beside us. But overall 4/5, Gordon Ramsay would be proud!
My partner and I came to Chianti for Valentines day dinner. The only reservation we could make was for 5 pm and there was only two other couples in the restaurant at this time. We were seated in a converted 'closet' space... It felt like a back room and we promptly seated ourselves to an open part of the restaurant. The bread was dry and not like foccacia at all... The deep fried zucchini appetizer was very delicious however, the lasagna was a fail. Mediocre at best... I would try a different place next time.
Waitress was very nice and friendly but ...
Waitress was very nice and friendly but service was slow. we stood at the front for 10min before anyone acknowledged we were there. Drinks and bread were slow to come out but the food was fabulous so all was forgiven in the end.
Chef's specials DELICIOUS, regular menu great too
This was the original Chianti's and still has the same menu as the other locations but also has the Chef's specials which are unique for this location. We had a friend in from out of town and wanted to go to this area....you can't go wrong with Chianti's and this still holds true.
We thought we would go for the regular menu but all three of us were enticed by the Chef's Specials. We were not disappointed. The combination of chicken breast rolls stuffed with spinach and lite ricotta and covered thinly with a delicious white sauce was truly a heavenly tasteful sensation. This was accompanied by lightly boiled carrots there were tasty and cooked "just right" as well as roast potatoes (nice and crispy on the outside) and lightly boiled broccoli.
We didn't have room for dessert but were so happy we had chosen this restaurant and hope the chef keeps this dish on the menu.
The fusilli olio with my veal was wonderful. The veal was done medium just as I like it. The chicken special with spinach and squash rolled inside was great according to my wife. The salads dressing were better this time out. Less oil on the Mista and the Spinach salad dressing was perfect. The chefs and owners continue to improve their product.
Not quite there
The atmosphere here is not great. It has a hollow feel to the room, and the music was bad top 20 songs on low volume. Waiter was very friendly, and the good was fine for the price you pay. My boyfriend ordered a pasta dish with clams, and they arrived very sandy and apparently not well cleaned. Honestly, pay the extra cash and go somewhere nice of you're looking for a memorable meal.
The new management is very focused on making improvements. They are also looking at changing the wine menu and going back to having specials that rotate more often. The servers are very personable and attentive and we always have a good time. Affordable and good for couples, groups or families.
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