Calgary is a city of many firsts. It is the best place to live on earth, it was ranked top among the cleanest cities on earth, it is home to the largest festival in the world, and has on several occasions topped the Human Development Index list of world's major cities. The Italian gourmet dining scene in this city is certainly not to be left behind. Below are some of the best restaurants to have you Italian meal in the city.

Where to find the best Italian food in Calgary
Where to find the best Italian food in Calgary

Calgary is a city of many firsts. It is the best place to live on earth, it was ranked top among the cleanest cities on earth, it is home to the largest festival in the world, and has on several occasions topped the Human Development Index list of world's major cities. The Italian gourmet dining scene in this city is certainly not to be left behind. Below are some of the best restaurants to have you Italian meal in the city.

1. Bonterra

Beef rib shortcakes, pumpkin ravioli with citrus brown butter or the prosciutto-wrapped sturgeon as well as top shelf wine is the kind of meal you can expect from this restaurant. It is top rated as an Italian eatery in Calgary by Trip Advisor.

2. Borgo Trattoria

The combination of sleek interior and the cooking genius of the chef/owner Giuseppe di Gennaro makes this eatery a 'mustn’t miss' during your tour in Calgary. If color and pomp alone were enough to make a restaurant top class; then this restaurant would be on the top. But it does not stop with pomp and color. It substantiates its class by serving the best Italian food in Calgary.

3. Mercato

This cozy restaurant reminds you of Rome. It features antique furniture, serves traditional Italian cuisines, and the servings are as hearty as the ones you will get in Rome. You are surely going to get your money's worth and more. The staffs here, although not Italian, are trained in Italian ways - they make you feel the warmth of Italians from the moment you step into the hotel.

4. Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria

This restaurant is famous for its Italian dishes, soups and salads. It is ideally located on the 4th Street to attract the masses of hungry workers as the leave their offices in such of good, healthy meals. It is popular with the executive level crowd. Do not be surprised to find a mixture of suited executives and jeans wearing engineers having a hearty meal on the same table.

5. UNA Pizza and Wine

Think of any variation of pizza and this restaurant will make it for you. As if that's not good enough, they will serve you a bottle of the most expensive wine to go down with it. For those that love pizza, you certainly cannot get a better one in the whole of North America than you will get at this restaurant.

There you have it...once again, Calgary tops the list. And yes, the city knows it is the best and its residents 'walk on water' due to this fact.

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