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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Excellent dining experience!

Great food and wine, great service!

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Awesome Calamari

If you like Calamari this is the place for you.

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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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Opening Hours

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

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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!

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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


  • $26 To $60

Restaurant type

  • Fine Dining
  • Italian

Cuisine type

  • Italian
  • Mediterranean


  • Seafood
  • Shrimps
  • Steak
  • Pasta
  • Appetizers


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


  • Upscale
  • Casual
  • Family

Products and Services

  • Cuisine Contemporaine

Languages Spoken

  • English

Getting There

  • Just Past Morris
  • On Barrington