Italian Store The
5140 Skyline Way NE, Calgary, AB, T2E 6V1
For those who haven’t been lucky enough to visit Italy itself, the sights and smells of The Italian Store will take them as close as you can get without leaving Calgary’s city limits.
|Store Type |||Import Goods|
|Getting There |||West 11 Street NE, just north of McKnight Boulevard|
|9AM to 5PM Monday to Saturday|
Profile Last Updated: May 06, 2008
The Italian Store began more than 50 years ago, when ex-pat Italians began to lament the loss of some of their homeland comfort foods, and decided to bring a touch of the old country to Canada. Since then, the shop has resided in three separate locations, settling at its current address in northeast Calgary more than 20 years ago. Nearby residents know they’re lucky to have the well-reputed specialty shop in their area, and loyal customers come from all corners of the city to pick up their favourite Mediterranean treats.
Find Everything You Need for a Traditional Italian Meal
The store consists of a grocery and produce section, where pastas, sauces, olive oils and pizza doughs are neatly displayed on shiny shelves, and fresh tomatoes, olives and artichokes are tantalizingly plump with flavour. The deli serves fine meats and cheeses, created carefully from ancient recipes before making the journey to the big city of Calgary. An adjoining cappuccino bar serves tasty tidbits along with fragrant brews, and to top it all off, the store is staffed by friendly family members of the store’s original owners.
Plus Those Little Extras
The Italian Store also sells some regional pottery popular in the old country, pots and pans for creating the best batch of antipasto ever and a selection of patriotic shirts and baseball caps. Prices are reasonable, especially considering the exceptional quality of the products, and customer satisfaction is guaranteed.