Three cheers for cheesecake in Calgary

You know a dessert is special when a song is composed in its honour. Jazz legend Louis Armstrong wrote just such a delicious ode in his 1966 hit song “Cheesecake.” Fans related to the desire and anticipation for the sweet, layered cake of Mediterranean origin. These establishments will have you singing your own praises for their creamy slices of cheesecake. Image credit:

Nick's Steakhouse & Pizza

2430 Crowchild Trail NW, Calgary, AB T2M 4N5

Nick’s Steakhouse and Pizza, across from McMahon Stadium in Capital Hill, serves a fabulous house-made cheesecake recipe. In fact, the iconic Calgary eatery has been serving this dessert for over 30 years. Made from scratch, it comes with your choice of blueberry or strawberry topping. Make the cheesecake an after-dinner treat, or just stop in for a tantalizing slice of this special dessert.

Murrieta's Inc

200-808 1 St Sw, Calgary, AB T2P 1M9

Downtown dwellers don’t have to travel far for a slice of exceptional cheesecake. Murrieta’s Bar and Grill, a short stroll from the Calgary Tower on Stephen Avenue Walk, offers a daily cheesecake selection for those with a penchant for sweet, smooth, decadent desserts. Enjoy a meal, glass of wine and some great live music, and top it off with a slice of downtown dessert heaven.

Royal Mount Inc

7600 Macleod Trail Se, Calgary, AB T2H 0L9

Creative types as well as those who are fans of the tried and true will certainly enjoy a visit to The Cheesecake Café in the southwest Chinook Park neighbourhood. Ten award-winning types of cheesecake are made daily in the eatery’s bakery. A selection of seven house-made toppings allow you to customize your own uniquely tasty sensation. Look out for monthly specialty cheesecake, too.

Thomsons Restaurant

112 Stephen Ave Walk SE, Calgary, AB T2G 5P6

Thomsons Restaurant at the Hyatt Regency on Stephen Avenue Walk serves dishes composed of fresh, local ingredients. This includes its seasonal cheesecake selections. So, no matter what time of year your craving for cheesecake hits, a trip to Thomsons is sure to satisfy.

San Remo Ristorante At McKenzie Towne

500-26 McKenzie Towne Gate SE, Calgary, AB T2Z 0N2

Looking for a sweet slice of Italy? Try a visit to San Remo Ristorante in McKenzie Towne for a contemporary Italian meal and a magnifico slice of lime cheesecake. This dessert features a vanilla graham crust loaded with passion fruit coulis. So, for a cheesecake experience that’s fantastico, this is the spot.

Wild Rose Brewery Taproom

4580 Quesnay Wood Dr SW, Calgary, AB T3E 7J3

Who knew beer and cheesecake could be so compatible? Wild Rose Brewery, that’s who! Its Tap Room restaurant chef Robert Bellavance makes an ever-changing cheesecake that’s fresh and tasty. Check the chalkboard or ask the server for the creation of the day when you’re dining at this Currie Barracks establishment. Your palate will thank you.

Villa Firenze

610 1 Ave NE, Calgary, AB T2E 0B6

A culinary cornerstone of Calgary’s Little Italy, this Bridgeland restaurant serves a dolce (sweet) cheesecake. Patrons can indulge in either the New York or an Italian-style slice of chocolate cheesecake dusted with cocoa and finished with whipped cream. Both of these house-made desserts are topped with raspberries and whipped cream. Order both, and trade forkfuls with your date.

Vintage Chophouse and Tavern

320 11 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0C5

One of the city’s top steakhouses, Vintage also boasts a mean dessert list. Indulging in a slice of cheesecake at the Vintage Chophouse in the Beltline district may require you to loosen your belt a notch. The carrot cheesecake features a carrot-cake crust with salted caramel over cheesecake filling. Dessert is served with live blues and jazz music on Friday and Saturday nights.

Bookers BBQ Grill & Crabshack

316 3rd St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2S4

Booker’s is located just east of downtown in a laidback red-brick warehouse. The signature dessert at this Southern barbecue and seafood joint is cherry cheesecake in a jar. This ample serving is sweet and satisfying, and is available on both the restaurant’s eat-in and take-out menus.

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