Cafe Chianti

1241 Barrington St, Halifax, NS B3J 1Y2
Enjoy the divine tastes of North Italy at Café Chianti located in Halifax. Using only the freshest seasonal ingredients, we serve seafood, pasta, steak, lamb, duck, and many more Mediterranean-inspired dishes for appetizers, lunch, and dinner. For 25 years, our fine dining has catered to private parties, special occasions, and the everyday restaurant-goer. Reserve a table any night of the week or enjoy our lunch menu weekdays from 11:30AM to 2:30PM. An intimate dining experience awaits you with authentic North Italian cuisine prepared by Chef Terry Vassallo. Whether you're planning a private party or just looking to spend a quiet evening out, Café Chianti offers the best European cuisine around. Make your reservation today. more...
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  • Atmosphere: 3.5/5
  • Food: 4/5
  • Service: 4/5
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Richard L
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Excellent dining experience!

Great food and wine, great service!

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Travel14
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Awesome Calamari

If you like Calamari this is the place for you.

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Restaurantica12
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Cafe Chianti is an old standby in Halifax. It's...

Cafe Chianti is an old standby in Halifax. It's always been quaint and reliable. Their wine cellar has some very special selections, and their service is great if you allo0w them to spread their wings a bit. Our waiter seemed almost elated when we asked if they had any more special wine selections. He was delighted to share his more than adequate wine knowledge, and gave us the cellar tour! We had a surprising little Pinot Noir. We stuck to the classic dishes and they were delicious and professionally executed.

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May 27, 2015

We had been to Cafe Chianti when we visited Halifax in November, and wanted to try it again this trip. It did not disappoint. Everything about the evening was wonderful - the service (our waiter was professional, friendly and helpful), the atmosphere and, of course, the food. DELICIOUS. The portions are perfect and the prices quite reasonable for such a lovely restaurant.We will be back on our next trip to Halifax, and I recommend Cafe Chianti to anyone visiting the city.

Ambiance: 5/5

Service: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

May 13, 2015

Wonderful evening, wonderful food.

Ambiance: 5/5

Service: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

May 4, 2015

Were acknowledged right away upon arrival and seated... but then was almost 10 minutes before anyone came to take our drink order. It wasn't that busy to warrant that much of a delay. Food was very good.

Ambiance: 4/5

Service: 3/5

Cuisine: 3/5

April 29, 2015

Delicious!

Ambiance: 5/5

Service: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

April 20, 2015

all was good tks. I particularly like Cafe Chianti because they are one of the only restaurants serving veal. and they do it well.

Ambiance: 5/5

Service: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

April 19, 2015

Had a fabulous meal at Cafe Chianti. The servers are always knowledgeable, professional, and seamless. From the moment you arrive you are treated as special guests. The food is always so flavorful and fresh. Always a special evening. Thank you to our server Shaun!

Ambiance: 5/5

Service: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

April 13, 2015

Very good food, prepared with fresh ingredients.

Ambiance: 5/5

Service: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

April 5, 2015

Food and service were both excellent.

Ambiance: 5/5

Service: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

April 3, 2015

Cafe Chianti consistently delivers! The quality of the food and the quality of the service is second to none in Halifax, including in comparison to restaurants that charge more for their dishes. It is our favourite place to dine in Halifax, bar none.

Ambiance: 5/5

Service: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

March 14, 2015

A fantastic evening. Great from start to finish. Cozy on a cold winters night, waiter was enthusiastic and provided wonderful recommendations. All seven people in our party raved about their food! Cannot wait to return - Calamari come to me!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Service: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

March 13, 2015

Everything was wonderful. Food was delicious and service was excellent. It was my 60th birthday celebrated with my friends. We all enjoyed ourselves so much. Thanks to all of your staff!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Service: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

February 27, 2015

Amazing

Ambiance: 5/5

Service: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

February 16, 2015

Awesome

Ambiance: 5/5

Service: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

February 15, 2015

Cafe Chianti remains, in our opinion, the best food experience in Metro Halifax.

Ambiance: 5/5

Service: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

February 2, 2015

The service was over and above amazing and the food was delicious! Thank you for a wonderful experience!

Ambiance: 5/5

Service: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

January 11, 2015

Great recommendations from the waiter, Scotty. Savored every minute of our time there.

Ambiance: 5/5

Service: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

January 2, 2015

New Years Eve. Everything was perfect. I could have had a dinner alone of the warm beet salad, it was so good.

Ambiance: 5/5

Service: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

December 12, 2014

The orichetta was overly salty

Ambiance: 4/5

Service: 5/5

Cuisine: 3/5

December 11, 2014

Great food and service

Ambiance: 4/5

Service: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

November 18, 2014

Good food, Good atmosphere, Good price.

Ambiance: 5/5

Service: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

November 1, 2014

Always superb in every way.

Ambiance: 5/5

Service: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

October 30, 2014

It was my first time went there. Great Service with Great food.

Ambiance: 5/5

Service: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

October 28, 2014

Looks like the old place...nice. Food was decent though nothing special..portions on the delicate side and pricey. Service was, in some respects, overly attentive....very good just did not seem sincere.

Ambiance: 4/5

Service: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

October 27, 2014

Amazing food, service (Scotty) and overall experience...this place is truly a gem

Ambiance: 5/5

Service: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

October 26, 2014

Very enjoyable - one of my favourite restaurants in the city

Ambiance: 5/5

Service: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

October 26, 2014

Food was awesome. Will be going back for sure

Ambiance: 5/5

Service: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

October 20, 2014

Food was excellent, service was right on, our waiter was very knowledgeable and prompt. We definitely had a very enjoyable experience at Cafe Chianti.

Ambiance: 4/5

Service: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

October 18, 2014

Tricolore salad was bland, hard to eat due to excessively large whole pieces of endive and radicchio, and under dressed. Small bits of lobster shells in the pasta made it unenjoyable and potentially damaging to eat. Flavour of the pasta was good.

Ambiance: 5/5

Service: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

October 10, 2014

Exceptional service, food and surroundings.

Ambiance: 5/5

Service: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

October 5, 2014

Great meal. Enjoyed our time at the restaurant

Ambiance: 5/5

Service: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

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Opening Hours

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Dinner Seven Nights A Week 4:30pm -10:00pm

Appears in 2 local lists

A night out in Halifax – with pizza!

A night out in Halifax – with pizza!»

One may think of Café Chianti as more of a white tablecloth resto than a pizza joint. Indeed, celebrated chef Terry Vassallo is at the helm, with his Italian cuisine prepared with fresh, seasonal ingredients. But, there is also a more casual area by the bar where a pizza and glass of Chianti seem proper. Café Chianti has six pizzas on their dinner menu, all with intriguing and balanced flavours. There is a classic margherita, of course, amongst spicy, salty and smoky themes. And, it wouldn’t hurt you to try the calamari!

Find great Italian food at these Halifax restaurants

Find great Italian food at these Halifax restaurants»

This restaurant seeks to mix the seasonal produce and traditional ingredients of Nova Scotia with the familiar flavours and dishes of Italy. Voted Halifax Regional Municipality’s Restaurant of the Year by the local paper, they clearly get it right and will leave you ready to come back for more no matter which Italian dish you choose!

Business Details

Methods of Payment

Rates

  • $26 To $60

Restaurant type

  • Fine Dining
  • Italian

Cuisine type

  • Italian
  • Mediterranean

Dishes

  • Seafood
  • Shrimps
  • Steak
  • Pasta
  • Appetizers

Features

  • Private Room
  • Extensive Wine List
  • Group Reservation
  • Lunch Menu
  • Reservation
  • Restaurant With Private Rooms

Atmosphere

  • Upscale
  • Casual
  • Family

Products and Services

  • Cuisine Contemporaine

Languages Spoken

  • English

Getting There

  • Just Past Morris
  • On Barrington