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“Love this place!”

Lina's Italian Market Cafe
Ranked #395 of 3,575 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Neighbourhood: Northeast Calgary
Restaurant details
Neighbourhood: Northeast Calgary
Calgary, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Love this place!”
Reviewed 10 October 2013 via mobile

This is a staple place which we visit on a regular basis. The food and coffee is delicious. The fresh pizza doe and pasta is also a nice treat.

  • Visited May 2013
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Calgary
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Itailians Superstore”
Reviewed 27 September 2013

every body wants directions to Linas where food is supposedly great deli atmosphere. Italian cook ware and specialty items available for any dish you can think of

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Thank Sue367
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calgary
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“LINA'S ITALIAN MARKET & CAFE, BELLISIMA! & TASTY DEALS!”
Reviewed 3 September 2013

AUTHENTIC ITALIAN MARKET IS AN EVENT TO VISIT!
'LINA'S' CATERS TO:
CALGARY'S COSMOPOLITAN, ETHNIC AND INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY:

Whether you are searching to have a 'Capuchinno klatch' solo,
with friends, or a full meal deal; picking up appetizers for a formal
corporate event or backyard family function,
Lina's is a must visit!
An original 'mama' and family-friends operations,
seems like all the staff are so helpful and courteous.
Lina's menu is made from the absolute best products
and 'it's all delicious Mediterranean fare, from scratch'.
A taste of Italy and cheaper than airfare!
Imported cheeses-meats, to local in-house meats, cold cuts,
produce and sweet deals from mouthwatering sauces,
pestos to fresh pizza dough, gotta' go have a look and taste.

We visit a minimum of every two weeks; despite living
at the opposite end of the Calgary; to replenish our
farm eggs, deli, produce, olive oils, fresh breads, bulk spices and nuts.
The cafe is always the last stop, and they have great cafe options;
even from the plain to gourmet-pasta pizza lovers to
those who are gluten free. Best grilled vegetables around!

*BELOW IS A SHORT LESSON IN ITALIAN;
this NOT REQUIRED TO ENJOY LINA'S!

Offers Lina's lovely Italian: Cafe, Bakery, Deli,
Fresh Produce, Specialty Imports & Select Kitchen Products (ENGLISH)
OR
Lina offre la bella Italiana: bar, pasticceria, gastronomia,
prodotti freschi, le importazioni e selezionare prodotti Cucina (ITALIANA)

ENJOY AND MANGIARE MOLTO! (EAT LOTS)

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank YUMtummyinCALGARY
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Calgary, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
152 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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“What a disappointment!”
Reviewed 3 September 2013

Always wanted to buy a Tiramisu cake from the Lina’s market, assuming it should be the best of the best.
With that in my mind, organized a family gathering in my house; ordered the cake a week ahead.

Cutting at home was stunned as it felt quite hard – a Tiramisu cake?!?
Was more surprised hearing a comment from a guest that it was icy?! inside. Was shocked myself when all excited tried to try a piece myself… over frozen!
Took at least 4 hours to became soft, but then wet and tasteless. This cake from Lina’s appeared to be the worst ever!
All the guests made a conclusion for the next time - go straight to T&T to buy a tiramisu cake – always fresh and testy. NEVER @ Lina’s again!!!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank k0za
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Calgary, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Great Food, Always Busy, I Just Want to Sit Down!”
Reviewed 10 August 2013

I really like Lina's, both for shopping for food and also to go and have a lunch or snack. The hot food they serve is delicious and well priced. The menu varies a little from day to day/week to week but there are some standard favorites that I always look forward to. Their soups are really tasty and the portion sizes are excellent. Their pastry counter is hard to resist. Okay, it is impossible to resist, and these guys know how to make a good Sicilian Cannoli!

The store itself is a treasure trove of Italian food as well as kitchenware. Throughout this city we have to pay extortionate prices for fresh food and dairy produce like cheese. If I am going to have to pay that sort of money I would rather give it to a nice independent operation like this one, that bothers to offer a great selection, good service, and greets you with a smile. Love Lina's...

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank anderses
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