Calgary Cheap Eats: Pasta

Jun 9 2016, 5:03 am

Whether you’re after a quick snack or meal, make sure you check out our weekly Cheap Eats post dedicated to affordable and tasty food in Calgary aimed at satisfying your belly without breaking the bank.

Today we’re rounding up a list of places where you can find tasty pasta dishes for around $10.

Chianti Cafe

When it comes to reasonably priced pasta, Chianti Cafe has got you covered. From linguini to ravioli, all of Chianti Cafe’s pasta dishes (made with fresh pasta and ingredients) run between $11 to $13. Choose from scratch made sauces like creamy Alfredo, classic Bolognese, or jumbo meatballs.

Address: Multiple locations (check website)

Amantea Italian Restaurant & Market

The secret to scoring great food for not a lot of bucks at Amantea is to head there at lunch time, when most of their menu is $10 or less. Grab a veal or chicken Parma panini ($8.99) or their Pasta of the Day ($6.99), or look for their tempting combos that are priced from $8.99 to $12.50 – if you’re feeling hungry and up for a splurge.

Address: 1207 1st Street SW
Phone: 403-232-6230
Twitter: @amantea1207

Fiore Cantina Italiana

Located on the Red Mile, this Italian-inspired eatery offers several of their classic pasta dishes for $10.99 all day on Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays. Enjoy Cannelloni, Manicotti, Linguini Marinara, Spaghetti Bolognese, or many more at this budget-friendly price.

Address: 638 17th Avenue SW
Phone: 403-244-6603
Twitter: @fiorecalgary

San Remo Ristorante

Looking for a great pasta deal? You can’t go past San Remo Ristorante. In addition to $10 pasta at lunch, the McKenzie Towne restaurant offers $10 pasta (usually priced at $22 and above), alongside $10 half litre wines at dinner on Mondays and Sundays. Dig into bowls of Prawn Pesto Linguini, Cauliflower Puttanesca, and more.

Address: 500-26 McKenzie Towne Gate SE
Phone: 403-251-0998
Twitter: @TasteSanRemo

Higher Ground

This well touted family owned cafe in Kensington is known for its warm ambience, caffeniated beverages, and comforting eats, like vegan chili, roasted flatbread, and gooey mac and cheese ($6.99). Made with four cheeses and topped with the choice of bacon or roasted veggies, Higher Ground’s mac and cheese is sure to hit the spot.

Address: 1126 Kensington Road NW
Phone: 402-270-3780
Twitter: @highergcafe

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