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Cafe Chianti

1241 Barrington Street | Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2Y1, Canada
+1 902-423-7471
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Steakhouse, Pizza, Seafood, Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1241 Barrington Street | Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2Y1, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrancini balls were the best, seafood linguini excellent! The only negative about this restaurant is the lack of parking...you never know if there will be a decent street spot within walking distance.

Thank Brenda M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great special occasion restaurant . Unhurried pace, professional waiters,just a wonderful atmosphere. I had the parmigiana di pollo and my wife the lasagna plus we shared a beet with goat cheese salad. Everything was delicious . We topped the night off with a gelato...More

Thank BrianA060
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a quaint little restaurant with delicious italian food. They serve mussels, calamari and other fresh seafoods. The seafood linguine rocks as do the veal dishes. I also enjoy there fettuccini alfredo. They have a nice wine list too.

Thank johnnyvegas22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food and good service. The Caesar salad is large enough for two people and the salad is good. The lasagna also quite good. Watch out it's very hot- let it cool.

Thank nwaynesworld
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the best table! Sat beside the fireplace & I so enjoyed the seafood linguine! So delicious. The other three had the bacon wraped tenderloin with lovely market fresh vegetables. Lovely atmosphere and good service. Highly recommed this Italian cuisine restaurant.

Thank roanlong
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was okay, but not great, staff was great and took excellent care of us, nice restaurant, ordered the lasagna, not tasty and in a dish that was hard to eat out of.

Thank Steve G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were a large group of 34 and we were seated in the back private room that could accommodate 40. It’s a nice space but the acoustic was such that it was hard to have a conversation. With all of us talking I thought I...More

Thank DINKSinOntario
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

First night in Halifax and we made reservations for 6:45on Saturday. It took almost an hour for our appetizers to arrive. Waitress was very apologetic as she said the kitchen misplaced our order. The mussels and Caesar salad were good, but the entrees disappointed. My...More

1  Thank arlington_VAFoodie
Reviewed 16 September 2017

This was our first visit to the restaurant. It was a wonderful dining experience. Nice location. Parking could be an issue for some. Staff were terrific - pleasant and knowledgeable. There was an extensive menu and very good wine list - all at reasonable prices....More

Thank Jim d
Reviewed 15 September 2017

We were warmly welcomed at this charming cafe. We had a taste for Italian food and this little cafe was within walking distance of our hotel. The caesar salad was excellent and we enjoyed two different kinds of pasta. Salad and the risotto balls would...More

Thank library48
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$28
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, 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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:30
04:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1241 Barrington Street | Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2Y1, Canada
    (Harvey Street)
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax>  > South End
  • Neighbourhood: South End
  • Phone Number: +1 902-423-7471
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Enjoy superb Italian cuisine in our stylish Old World setting. Large selection of fresh seafood, pasta, veal, steak, lamb and duck dishes. 2 Separate dining rooms available for private parties up to 65, extensive wine cellar. Proudly serving you for over 30 years!
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