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Franca's Perfect Gifts & Cafe Italia

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100-3811 Edmonton Trail NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 3P5, Canada
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09:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat 09:00 - 22:30
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Calgary, Canada
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you looking for a great friendly Italian restaurant I recommend Franca's. This is my second visit here. Aside from Franca making my wife and I feel like we were apart of her family she took the time to ensure that we were happy with the meals. Franca took in to account our food preferences and modified our meals accordingly.... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Why would you go anywhere else? Open for lunch every day except Sunday and Monday, dinner served only Saturday night but reserve ahead as they fill up. Family owned and run, they make you feel like part of the family. Food is wonderful. This little restaurant is top of a very short list of our favourite places in Calgary to... More 

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Thank Betty Anne T
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

My husband and I were at a supplier's in the NE and asked them for a referral to get some good Italian food in the area. They said that Franca's is good but pricey. We gave it a try and found the pricing to be fine. The signage is clear and there is parking at the side. The building is... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Our good friends joined us for a wonderful lunch at Franca's recently and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Mario's arugula salad woke our tastebuds which was followed by his fabulous veal chop served with pasta. A beautiful sangiovese paired well with our meal and we can't wait to come back.

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Thank LynnJohn333
Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

An AWESOME 6 year anniversary dinner for my wife and I! Delicious food, excellent service at a reasonable price! What more could you want? Perfect sized menu with great variety! Family owed, friendly and professional (it's like a home away from home). You can tell they take a lot of pride in preparing and serving their food. We will be... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

This is certainly a spot we will return to again for a delicious lunch! The staff was friendly and did not rush us, the food was fresh and the house wine was smooth. We even saved room for a fresh tirimisu to share.This is the type of restaurant Calgary needs more of, modern Italian without a stuffy atmosphere. Way to... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

Dinner for 8 adults to celebrate a birthday. Very cozy Italian feel. Franca meets you at the door with her lovely smile. Chef Mario is busy in the kitchen all night but came out when we left to shake our hands and bid us goodbye. Service was amazing. Food even more so. Polenta starter (decadent), fusilli (life altering), chicken parmasiana,... More 

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Thank Carol K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

Great place for a business lunch. The menu is modest ensuring the food is fresh with a daily special. I have order off the menu and the daily special and both meals were very good. The service was excellent.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

Owned by an Italian family they make we feel as we where there in Italy. Wonderful pasta, excellent dessert and a real express (Illy). It was so good that I'll repeat the choice next Saturday.

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Thank Marco F
Calgary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

This is one of the very best lunch restaurants in Calgary. The food is superior and I challenge you you find a more friendly atmosphere. If you are lucky enough to book one of the Saturday night dinners, go with friends for a dinning experince filled with laughter, and rich Itatian flavors.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100-3811 Edmonton Trail NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 3P5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?