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Lina's Italian Market Cafe

#197 of 2,947 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Northeast Calgary
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2211 Centre St NW, Calgary, Alberta T2E 2T4, Canada
+1 403-277-9166
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09:00 - 19:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 19:00
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139 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

I catered a business meeting with lunch from Lina's. It was recommended by a local. We had the panini's (mixed) with greek salad, caesar salad and cream desserts. Everything was wonderful and fresh. The delivery man was prompt, very nice and polite. The sandwiches were absolutely fantastic - many different kinds and more than enough provided. The greek salad was... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

It has been couple oy years since I shopped at Lina's. Since she sold the store .well,I understand ,new ownership and ofcourse they will make changes but that does not mean they have to totally change recepies. The focaccia I bought had dough in it he midle and tasteless and definitely not fresh. Same thing with the two Apple strudel.... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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164 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We popped in looking for a quick snack on the way home. Lina's made sense as it was close by and has always been delightful. We duly lined up behind families with cute kids who were intrigued with the variety available behind the glass display cases. Sandwiches, pizzas, pastas, salads, soups, pastries and at the end of the line next... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

I've been coming to Lina's for over 20 years, even in the old location. It was always the best value and had an extensive selection of Italian grocery items at reasonable prices. Since Lina sold the business, however, there has been a noticeable decline in number of items, quality of lunch items, and significant price increases. These increases have forced... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Three of us stopped in for coffee and a pastry recently. As always it is consistently good, I don't usually have pastry but I was tempted and it was lovely. After that we did some grocery shopping as they have a great deli section and lots of interesting pasta, olive oils and balsamic vinegars amongst other things. It is always... More 

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Calgeria
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

All things Italian. This is an Italian deli with a small seating area. The porchetta and other sandwiches are amazing. Goo and interesting pizzas and other hot foods to go or to eat in. Good espresso. Great baking. You should probably eat before you start shopping. So many good things! Fresh breads reasonably prices, fresh pizza dough, Zillions of cheeses.... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

I went there to grab a panini and few grocery items. The panini was OK. I cannot say it was delicious. I looked at the pizza they serve: the crust was too thick to be Italian! In the grocery department, there are much fewer selections than, let's say, 12 months ago. And everything seemed to be more expensive than at... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

the Italian mamas serving the food don't know the meaning of a lite lunch...always have a spicy italic sausage with baked potato wedges & tomato sauce, great...followed by desert & a illy coffee....

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Calgary, AB CANADA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

So loud and so busy but so good. Closest thing to real Italian in Calgary. Sandwiches pizza dessert and lasagna the best you can find.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

I'm seldom disappointed with our visits to Lina's Italian Market. We usually start with a cappuccino for Ma Kettle, quickly followed with a doppio (double) espresso for Pa. I don't bother even looking at the pastry counter, even though it is loaded with fresh baked, decadent, and sinfully delicious treats from the old world, at least not right away. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
Monday
09:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 19:00
Thursday
09:00 - 19:00
Friday
09:00 - 19:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2211 Centre St NW, Calgary, Alberta T2E 2T4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Northeast Calgary
  • Neighbourhood: Northeast Calgary
  • Phone Number: +1 403-277-9166

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