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"Family style" Italian in Calgary?

23skidoo May 7, 2011 11:18 AM

Can anyone recommend a place, preferably inner city, that does family-style Italian dishes, or large portions to share, like Dolce Sapori? (But is not actually Dolce Sapori because they're booked on the night I wanted). Something fresh and simple, not e.g. Chianti.

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    Strider RE: 23skidoo May 7, 2011 01:13 PM

    Da Guido can do a family style meal on request

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      Catch22 RE: 23skidoo May 8, 2011 07:58 AM

      I've done family style at Mercato as well and it is pretty good.

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        ekim256 RE: Catch22 May 9, 2011 01:18 AM

        I thought that Mercato was excellent for family-style dishes. The anti pasto, flank, and pasta...all o-m-g worthy :)

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          ekim256 RE: ekim256 May 9, 2011 01:24 AM

          ohyes - and I'd like to add that their tiramisu = win WIN!

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        crazy_eoj RE: 23skidoo May 9, 2011 09:13 AM

        I've had pretty good family style Italian at Il Giardino on 17th Ave. Call ahead and they will be able to help you out for sure.

        - But to be sure this is not quite the same calibre as Mercato.

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          sackman RE: 23skidoo May 10, 2011 09:12 AM

          Dolce Sapori, the top floor of Pulcinella, is an Italian restaurant, owned by the same people as Pulcinella, and they do family style dining. Its very good.


          1147 Kensington Crescent NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1X7, CA

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            sackman RE: sackman May 10, 2011 09:14 AM

            Whoops, sorry, forget that last post. Didn't read the first query.

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