Calgary pie places that serve finger lickin’ pizza fixin’s

Calgary is a city that loves its pizza, but over the last half decade, the number of delicious and creative pizza joints here has exploded. Below are just a few of the best spots in town in which to enjoy premium pizza pies. Image credit: iStock.com/zoranam.

Posto Pizzeria and Bar

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1014 8th Street SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1K2

Situated right beside Bonterra, its fancier sister restaurant, Posto may not be big, but it packs a mighty punch. This is thin-crust at its finest, with largely authentic Italian toppings. The 10 pizzas on Posto’s regular menu are all winners, but the potato pizza with crème fraiche, leek and smoked pancetta is a cult favourite for good reason.

Without Papers

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1214C 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0T1

This busy Inglewood spot is a hipster pizzeria shack and neighbourhood hangout, and its pizzas (all thin crust) are delicious. There are plenty of classics on the menu (like the Margherita and Parma) as well as some cleverly named creations like Pizza the Hut (topped with wild boar pepperoni) and The Prosecutor (with pancetta and caramelized onions).

Una Pizza & Wine

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618 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0B4

Calgary’s original upscale pizza and wine bar, the wait to get into Una (no reservations!) is often long, but it’s worth it. The wine list is impressive, the pizza crusts are light and richly topped, and the starters and salads (especially the now famed kale Caesar) are just as enticing as the main event.

Bocce

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110-2207 4 St SW, Calgary, AB T2S 1X1

With a giant wood-burning stone oven as the centerpiece of the open kitchen, the staff at Bocce cook up thin-crust pizzas (often with roasted toppings prepared in the same oven) quickly and crisply. The pizza menu is traditionally Italian, featuring a wide selection of both red and white pizzas.

Cibo Urbano Cucina

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1012 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2T 0A5

This lively, family-friendly restaurant has a menu packed with share plates that feature traditional Italian ingredients, but it’s hard to resist the simple and flavourful pizzas. Cibo specializes in puffy, thin-crust dough topped with goodies like wild boar bacon, gorgonzola and pear.

Azzurri Pizzeria

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B-2404 Edmonton Trail NE, Calgary, AB T2E 3M8

Run by the Ricioppo family, who are also behind La Luna Rossa, Azzurri is quickly making a name for itself with its chewy, thin-crust Neapolitan-style pizza made with top-drawer Italian ingredients. The pizza menu is brief (eight regulars plus special features), but even with relatively simple toppings, pizzas like the cinque formaggi and tonna cipolla (yes, that’s with tuna) are bursting with flavour.

Spiros On 17th

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1902 33 St SW, Calgary, AB T3E 2S5

This Greek pizza n’ pasta spot has been operating in Calgary since the early ’70s and has earned the loyalty of generations of pizza lovers. The Greek-style pizza is satisfyingly thick and cheesy, and comes with various combinations of meat, veggies and shrimp.

500 Cucina

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1003 9 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0S6

Located in the northwest corner of the Atlantic Avenue Art Block in Inglewood, 500 Cucina serves a full menu of pasta and Italian entrees, but many loyal customers keep coming back just for the pizza. In addition to Italian classics, try out Western twists like The Cowboy with smoked brisket and jalapenos or the Philly with grilled steak and caramelized onions.

LDV Pizza Bar

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916 1 Ave NE, Calgary, AB T2E 0C5

An addition to neighbourhood favourite La Dolce Vita Italian Ristorante in Bridgeland, LDV is a popular neighbourhood spot in which to enjoy a drink and a pie. The pizza is authentically Italian – the menus are made up of selections such as margharita (fior di latte cheese, basil, tomato sauce), salciccia (sausage and red pepper) and the inventively delicious Pizza Jeramiah with truffle oil, honey and spicy soppressata.

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