4 Great Restaurants You Must Try in Calgary

Calgary is thought of as the wild west of Canada, so many people may immediately assume steaks are the dish of choice.  Fortunately for those who live in the city, there's more to it than that!  Calgary has a broadly varied menu, with something to tickle any taste bud while not torturing your wallet.


Pizzeria Gaga

Stars:  5 out of 5.

Price: affordable for most people.

Pizzeria Gaga

If an Italian restaurant only serves pizza, it's not a good Italian restaurant.  The Pizzeria Gaga combines fresh and delicious doughs, greens, vegetables, and meats into some of the most incredible food you'll ever try.  Fresh pizzas that the locals rate five stars, delicious sandwiches, and other classic Italian meals help boost public opinion of this pizzeria.  At lunchtime, the line gets so long that it starts wrapping around the block!  Get in and enjoy it the moment you can.


Ten Foot Henry

Stars: 3.5 out of 5.

Price: extremely affordable.

Ten Foot Henry

Although this restaurant isn't vegan or vegetarian, its dishes are heavily vegetable anchored to make the most negligible environmental impact while still serving incredible meals.  Well known for their tomato toast, they've amassed a cult following of foodies in the area who keep coming back for more.  If all of this healthy goodness leaves you thirsty, they also offer unique and fun cocktails and mixed drinks that quench any thirst.  Ten Foot Henry has been raised three and a half stars out of five, but it continues to perform and be famous!


Alumni Sandwiches

Stars: 4.8 out of 5.

Price: slightly more expensive.

Whether you're in the mood for a sub or a spicy fried chicken sandwich, Alumni has you covered.  This restaurant is usually packed, but you can save yourself the trouble and order your food for pick-up instead.  The waitstaff is friendly and informative, leaving guests excited to rate this restaurant 4.8 out of five stars.


Alumni Sandwiches

Another restaurant with a great bar, the Alumni Sandwiches' liquor bar, offers multiple kinds of drinks and takes requests if you're unsure what you want.  Although the food is less expensive, the flavor still holds up!


River Cafe

Stars: 5 out of 5.

Price: expensive for most people, nice to splurge on.

If you love a chic restoration or are craving beautiful seafood dishes laid out like pieces of art, this is the place for you.  Built out of an old concession building, River Cafe's dishes are high brow despite the location, leaving many guests surprised at the expense of the dishes.

The price is more understandable once you taste the food, but it’s good to look at the menu ahead of time if you’re on a budget and want to be safe.  Although it’s not as expensive as looking at Calgary homes for sale, the price does add up!  Luckily for the River Cafe, its fans don't seem to mind since they've rated it a steady five stars!


Of course, food opinions come down to personal taste.  If you're not sure if a restaurant is a good match for you, give it a try and decide then.  It's better to try the food and hate it than waste time wondering what it might have tasted like.