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The Best Pasta in Calgary – 11 Choices

  • February 7, 2012
  • By Cody Battershill

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Looking to step out for a delicious pasta dish in Calgary? We have the ultimate scoop on where to go and how to get there!

This is the best of the best in Calgary. Leave a comment and let us know what you think! Also, if you like this list or find it useful please do Calgaryism a favour and share the love on Facebook, Twitter or Google+.

Here are 11 choices and counting for the best pastas in Calgary! Here we go..


Everything about Teatro screams elegance and intimacy. Teatro’s philosophy is “To provide quality seasonal cuisine, a fine offering of properly cellared wine and knowledgeable, attentive service. “, the restaurant embodies all of this. If you are looking for delicious pasta and a quality experience Teatro would be the place for you.

Great for before or after the theatre or as part of a night out on the town, Teatro is as elegant as they come in Calgary.

  • Location: 200 8 Avenue Southeast
  • Reservations: Book online or Call 403.290.1012

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MercatoMercato is the best in Calgary

Do you ever watch movies with giant Italian Sunday Dinner’s and think “that’s what I love!”? Then Mercato is the place for you! The warmth and love you receive from the atmosphere at Mercato leaves you wanting more of it every time.

With the fresh ingredients paired perfectly together you will always leave Mercato beyond satisfied. Mercato is widely accepted to be one of Calgary's top restaurants. Try any pasta dish, the antipasti, bistecca, risotto and any of the desserts. Also look for the new location in Westhills!

  • Location: 2224 4th Street SW (Mission)
  • Reservations are a must: Call 403.263.5535

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I'll SognoIl Sogno Best Calgary Pasta

Voted “most romantic” and “worth the splurge” by Avenue Magazine, what more can you really say? Ill Sogno boasts charms and history in this beautiful building, along with a menu that will make your mouth water.

Set in a beautiful heritage brick building in Bridgeland, Il Sogno has some of the most delicious and best pasta dishes in Calgary.

  • Location: No. 24 - 4th.Street NE
  • Reservations Call 403.232.8901

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La Vita BellaLa Vita E Bella Best Pasta

Gluten Free but love Pasta?! Then La Vita Bella is for you! From Pomodoro to Maccheroni they have it all and GLUTEN free!! Plus the Non Gluten menu is pretty amazing also! Well actually pretty amazing is actually an understatement.

Located in Victoria Park in an intimate and comfortable setting La Vita Bella is one of calgary's best.

  • Location: 401 12 Ave SE (Located by the BMO Centre)
  • Reservations: Book online at  or call 403.264.6046

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Centini Amongst Calgary's Best Pasta Centini

Having been open since 2002, Centini possesses the following two qualities in a high capacity; Consistency and luxury. The ravioli and pasta dishes are absolutely amazing.

Talk about gourmet pasta, well this is it. The mushroom ravioli is indescribable.

  • Location: 160 8th Ave SE in the TELUS Convention Centre
  • Reservations: Book Online  or Call 403.269.1600

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CilantroCilantro Best Calgary Pasta

Surrounded with little white lights and a gorgeous patio it’s the perfect place for a date.

Cilantro has an amazing reputation which is why it has been around for 20 years. With only a few pasta dishes on the menu it is must try as they are just that delicious.

A staple in Calgary is the black pepper linguine. If you don't know what i am talking about then call right now and make a reservation. Seriously!

  • Location: 338 17th Ave SW
  • Reservations: Book Online  or Call 403.229.1177

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AlloyAlloy Restaurant Calgary

With so much press you have to wonder what makes this restaurant a must go to? It has to be the High end quality, amazing menu and talented chef ( also one of the owners), beautiful and welcoming Alloy leaves everyone with a lasting impression.

The ever changing menu always features some mouth watering and delicious pasta dishes. My favourite when I am lucky enough to find it on the menu is the lamb meatball linguine.

  • Location: 220 – 42 Avenue SE
  • Reservations: Book online  or Call 403.287.9255

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La Dolce VitaLa Dolce Vita best Calgary pasta

Looking for authentic Italian? Look no further. La Dolce Vita has every ounce of authentic Italian, from the food to the setting it will have you feeling like you are in another world or in Italy!

For home cooked delicious feeling food in an affordable and nice setting, La Dolce Vita is simple among the best in Calgary pasta.

  • Location: 916 1st Ave Ne
  • Reservations: 403.263.3445

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Rea's Rea's Best Calgary Pasta

After opening in 2006 Rea’s family run restaurant had a terrible fire and reopened recently, a clear sign that this restaurant has a lot of strength and is owned by an amazing family!

One look at the menu says it all, this is bound to be a satisfying experience! Rea's is amazing, with the best pasta, pizza and Italian in the city and set out of down town this is a must try for every Calgarian.

  • Location: 431 41st Ave NE
  • Reservations: 403.230.7754

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Buon GiornoBuon Giorno Best Calgary Pasta

Located on the famous 17th Ave in Calgary Buon Girono is always busy which can only mean excellent things! Good food and fantastic service!

Don’t take our word for it go in and check it out for yourself today! Try the pomodori salad, spaghetti and meatballs, bruschetta or the pasta feast. Everything is amazing. Plain and simple and all at affordable prices.

  • Location: 823 17th Ave SW
  • Reservations: call 403.244.5522

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San RemoSan Remo Best Calgary Pasta

Open table award winner for Diner’s Choice San Remo has that local feel and the taste of Italy! Passion and dedication come with each dish! With two amazing locations you can access this restaurant easily.

  • Location: 3574 Garrison Gate SW or 500, 26 McKenzie Towne Gate SE
  • Reservations: Book online  or call 403.685.5727 (Garrison Gate Location) 403.251.0998 (Mckenzie Towne Gate SE)

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There you have it! 11 choices for the best pasta in Calgary! We want to hear from you so please leave a comment and tell us what you think!  Also don't miss the rest of the best in calgary!