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“A neighbourhood gem”
Review of Borgo - CLOSED

Borgo
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Beltline
Description: Calgary. Website Tells It All.
Reviewed 14 October 2013

We, a party of two, arrived there at 5:45, were greeted by an elderly gentleman that gave the place which is modern in design a certain Old World touch, and were immediately shown to a table. The placed started to fill up when we left and reservations are recommended for late diners as this is a popular spot.

Service was prompt and the waiter was familiar with the menu. First time visitors should be aware that the restaurant is all about sharing the dishes. They have a 3 course item - Sperlunga - that they promote but as the waiter rattles off what it consisted of, it is impossible to remember all the items, and we passed on it as did the table adjacent to us. Borgo should consider an alternative way of explaining this to its customers. The three dishes we selected came out without a long wait, and were well presented. More importantly they were tasty.

Tables were sufficiently far apart so that one could hold a conversation without straining!

In our case, dinner for two with dessert was circa $110.

All in all a good evening

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1  Thank Abuite
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Reviewed 4 October 2013

My son and I eat out every Sunday and always looking for a fresh new place. We happened upon Borgo last week and were pleasantly surprised. We were only in the door for 2 seconds when a well dressed gentleman asked us about our visit (cant' remember exactly what he said either how many or just a moment, but, whatever, it was nice that he acknowledged us right away) then, before he got back to us another gentleman came along and sat us right away. We never felt like we were waiting for anything! Someone was always around to answer questions or fill up our drinks, or take our next orders. We felt like we were the only ones in the building! They are exceptional at customer service. The food was also very good. My son doesn't even like/eat salad, but, a salad came with his Sunday brunch and he loved it! WOW that says a lot. Everything from the bread before the meal to the entire meal was a palatable smorgashboard! I would go there again in a heart beat!

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Thank Sharon M
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Reviewed 2 October 2013

Guiseppe always looks after the smallest detail to ensure his diners have a wonderful experience. Can't wait for our next visit!

Thank LynnJohn333
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Reviewed 24 August 2013

Borgo is our favourite Italian Restaurant in Calgary. The setting is trendy, the service is very professional and most importantly food is excellent. I really enjoyed the gnocchi, and my wife and I love the cold cuts and cheeses. Better quality than you will find in most restaurants around. Weekend brunch is highly recommended. Good wine menu too.

Thank gary3000
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Reviewed 31 July 2013

We were hesitant to come because of reviews of poor service. Our experience was very positive, the service was excellent!!! The food was very good as well but especially the Arancini and the Tagliata. We will definitely be returning sometime in the near future.

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