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160 8th Ave SE
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May 27th, 2020 Our Dining Room is Open + Other News
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 4:35 PM
We've reopened our dining room with extreme social distancing. While it's easy to find a reason not to open --- the protocols are daunting to many --- we have a system in place to ensure everyone's safety. I've always said we don't do this work because it's easy --- it's hard. It's even harder without a full team. We're anxious to get back in the game.
We're finding that the safest way for us to handle things here is to isolate dishes that have been on the floor in a separate sink with disinfectant before sending them through the regular dishwashing route.
We've added some special touches that will make you feel special and safe.
It's odd to see the tables so far apart and so few people here -- in some ways stranger than seeing the place completely empty except for takeout and delivery. Still, tt has been really wonderful to see a few regulars make their way back in. It's clear we're all starving for in person human interaction. Many people are juggling a lot and have been trying to work from home. It's still a joy to have someone else cook and clean up.
While our customers were isolating, we built a robust little takeout and delivery business. This continues, albeit more subtly now that we have diners.
I never would have predicted the challenges that we currently face. A big one is parking.All city of Calgary parkades, including Lot 60 or the TELUS Convention Centre Parkade remain closed for the foreseeable future. Parking on 8th Avenue in the evenings, an old standby for our regulars, is also not a go. So where to park? We're told private lots such as the Bow Building are open. It is an inconvenience not being able to park in the usual spots. Please make your plans around this obstacle and come and visit us if you can.
If you can't, then order some delivery from our store. Every time we hear the bell of a new order, it is a validation and a celebration. All the care of instore dining is going into our takeout orders and with our driver, you will receive special care.
As I look to the future, I know many of you will be back to see us and I look forward to this.
You may see some new faces here. A calamity shakes things up and the pieces always come back together a little differently. We are not immune. Some of our team have moved one, are temporarily away or simply taking a break. The core of us are keeping the place going and making it better.
On behalf of all of us,
Keep well and we hope to see you again soon,
May 14, 2020 - UPDATE
Thursday, May 14, 2020 4:05 PM
Our Dining Room remains closed for now. Calgary restaurants are closed until May 25th earliest as Calgary continues to grapple with the COVID outbreak. We are taking reservations for that night.
We are open for curbside pickup, takeout and delivery. Visit www.centini.com to order your dinner --- or one for someone else.
Plans for Reopening
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 11:19 AM
On April 30th, The Premier of Alberta and Dr. Hinshaw indicated that the retail sector, including restaurants would potentially be going back to work as early as May 14th.
This date caught me and many in our sector by surprise as I think most of us in hospitality were forecasting a much later date.
We are continuing to monitor the news for further instructions. To my knowledge, no additional guidance has been given at this time.
If you are following us then you already know from my numerous postings that we have remained open with a small team attending to takeout and delivery orders.
We have also been undertaking the Mother Of All Spring Cleanings! 'm glad now that we started early! We will be in a position to reopen when the time is right.
The reservation system open for May 14th --- but as all of us are learning, change and adjustment are required at a moment's notice. So we will be ready for anything.
I'll be writing more in the coming days about what the best practices that will inform how we serve you once open.
It would help us to receive advance reservations if you want to visit us so we can plan your seating and staff accordingly. I do not have a strong sense of market demand for dine in at this time, so your reservation will do a lot for me as I plan our go forward.
Drop me a line at
if you have a moment and let me know how you are doing and share any news. I miss seeing you all!
We have expanded our Mother's Day service to include earlier pickup and delivery times. The Mother's Day will Brunch will now be available from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. If you have any difficulties with the online ordering on our website, please phone us at 403-269-1600, extension 0.
Have a wonderful day.
Delivery from Centini.com Store now Available
Saturday, April 25, 2020 4:52 PM
We now offer dinnertime delivery from our online store at centini.com. Order for today or another day.
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Online Order is Live!
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 5:08 PM
April 8 - Our online ordering system is live and running. Click the tab to Order Online and you're there. Work directly with us for curbside pickup or delivery if required.
Let me know what you think of this!
March 31 - Catering and A la Carte Now on UberEATS
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 5:17 PM
Happy Tuesday, or whatever day you are having. It was cold this morning and that got me thinking about cold weather food again. There's plenty of that on our menu still. Maybe it's a night for Veal Scallopine with a side of Gnocchi Gorgonzola. Yes you can have that!
Take a look at the wine list -- it's all 50% off and we can add that to your order, too.
Our dinner menu and Catering Curbside service is live now on Uber if that's your thing, you know where to get it.
If you could use a trip out of the house, call or email in your order. You can take a little drive in the car and pull right in front of our door at 160-8th AVenue SE, give us a ring and we'll be right out with your dinner.
We are down here cooking, not stewing. But ready for whatever you'd like to eat.
Have a great evening!
Dine in CLOSED --- Curbside, Takeout & Delivery OPEN for Business!
Saturday, March 28, 2020 2:10 PM
On March 27 restaurants in Alberta were asked to close their dining rooms.
We are offering our full lunch and dinner menus for takeout or delivery and have launched a new STAYIN catering menu that I hope you will enjoy and be able to use through this difficult time.
We are taking order by email (email@example.com) or by phone at 403-269-1600, extension0. If you prefer delivery over curbside pickup, we have had success with Uber deliveries. The restaurant is in the process of signing up on UberEats but everything is taking longer at this time and our menu is not fully loaded.
Therefore, I would encourage you to download whichever menu you would like from the "Cuisine & Wine" tab and order directly from us. Alternately, you can use SkiptheDISHES or DoorDash if they cover your area.
Our hours of operation are as follows:
Lunch pickup or delivery 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Dinner pickup or delivery 5 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Catering - let us know what you need.
Contactless Curbside Carryout + Catering
Thursday, March 26, 2020 5:37 PM
Stephen Avenue is closed to pedestrians and we are ready to provide curbside carryout or contactless delivery.
Look under "Cuisine & Wine" for our new Catering Menu our download it below.
Our dining room remains open with very careful social distancing protocols.
We are offering 15% on regular menu takeout.
Keep well and eat well.
Catering & Curbside Menu is LIVE!
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 4:32 PM
Our catering menu is now live.
Stephen Avenue has reconfigured for curbside pickups.
I hope you love this menu.
Meanwhile single portions of our lunch and dinner menu are also available.
I hope this finds you and family well. Eating well will help during this difficult time. We are here to help with our professional kitchen.
Medical Responders are offered 205 off of this catering menu or our regular menu. Please be sure to mention this at time of order.
Until my next post, wishing health and the very best to your family,
Restaurant Director | Owner
Centini Update - March 17
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 3:24 PM
We have been monitoring the Calgary Emergency Management instructions for safe navigation of the current COVID situation.
Restaurants have been asked to limit their dining capacity to 50 guests.
Centini is licensed to hold multiples of this new number. For this reason, we are able to provide superior social distancing should you wish to dine in with us.
If takeout or delivery is more your thing, we are on Skip the Dishes and DoorDash. Contactless pickup can be facilitated by calling us directly at 403-269-1600.
Sending good health and best wishes to you and yours,
Chevonne Miller-Centini, Restaurant Director
March 16 - Centini Update
Monday, March 16, 2020 9:45 PM
We're keeping our dining room open and practicing safe social distancing outside of the home.
Good healthy food is what Calgary needs right now -- whether in your own home or at the restaurant.
We plan to keep on serving as much of our city as we can. If you feel up to going out or are running short of groceries, we will be here with a warm, safe welcome.
Stay tuned for some exciting news about contactless pickup catering for when you just can't cook one more meal. We expect to have menu ready in the next day or so.
Meanwhile, our full menu is available on DoorDash and Skip the Dishes.
We've got this, Calgary.
From all of us at Centini, we wish you good health and a quick resolution to the current situation.
Restaurant Director & Proprietor
Last Updated: Wednesday, May 27, 2020
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