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Sunday, March 19, 2017

A welcome favourite alternative to lasagne for Easter Sunday lunch. Gnocchi made from Semolina. Did you know Italy didn't have potatoes until the 15th Century?

Saturday, March 18, 2017

An Italian favourite for Easter Monday picnics, this crumbly pastry, egg salad tart & seasonal asparagus is great for sharing outdoors.

Jan Schalkwijk's comes from a lineage of Dutch cheesemakers. When it was tough to make a go of it back home, moving to Alberta brought great rewards as well as awards for Gouda made the old way.

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SOLD OUT. 4 course Ukrainian Comfort Food Dinner paired with wines, inspired by Chef Brad Smoliak from Kitchen. Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm | Spinelli Bar Italia Southside

Kid's Easter Colouring Contest. Download, colour in & you could win a giant chocolate egg.

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SOLD OUT A Taste of Syria. Chef Eric Hendry & his team from Bar Von Der Fels | Monday March 27th, 2017, 6:30 pm | 9919 Fairmount Drive S.E

Brad Smoliak showcases four courses on Global TV that he'll be making for our Chef's Inspiration Pop Up Dinner, April 4th, Southside Spinelli Bar Italia.

Behind some of the Italian Centre Shop's favourite ingredients are three family-owned Italian-Canadian businesses. Each has its own personality, its own specialties and its own beloved brands.

The Chaves family came to Canada because of Mom's medical job at the University of Alberta. Now they're making empanadas and alfajores, the old Argentine way.

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SOLD OUT. Tapas Tasting Dinner featuring Chefs John Michael & Alison MacNeil Sunday, February 26, 2017

Sunday, February 19, 2017

The second in our Chef's Inspiration Series Dinners, Chef Sonny Sung on Global TV showcases Amarone Poached Pear, the dessert course of his dinner (Sold Out) on March 7th at Spinelli Bar Italia, Southside

Monday, January 23, 2017

Kicking off our Chef's Inspiration Series, Chef Sean showcases his Chocolate Pot de Creme and two other recipes for his February 7th Dinner at Spinelli Bar Italia.

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SOLD OUT. The legendary chef behind Bistecca & the Sorrentino's Restaurant Group invites you to Step Into Italy, featuring his favourite signature dishes. Tuesday, March 7th 2017 | 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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SOLD OUT. Celebrate early Valentines Day with a chocolate-inspired menu by Sean O Connor, Red Ox Inn, famous for making fine dining a cosy, casual affair. Tue. Feb. 7th, 6:30 pm, Southside.

The little store that built a big strong community. Here s a history of the Italian Centre Shop by Teresa Spinelli, written for Transformations, an archive of Italo-Canadian History.

A three-part TV series covering antipasto, Christmas Eve Feast of the Seven Fishes and Italian Desserts from panettone to persimmons.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

New Deli Paper. Keeps meat & cheese fresher longer.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Store manger Gino Marghella and Joe Del Farro of Switzerland Cheese Marketing join Global Calgary to talk about festive specialty foods and tips on how to entertain during the holiday season.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Italy on Edmonton’s doorstep. Spud.ca now delivering Italian Centre Shop groceries. Busy moms and foodies celebrate!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Here s an informative article on our family butcher, Messinger Meats, which provides all our grass-fed beef, anti-biotic and hormone free pork, elk, bison, lamb and milk-fed veal.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

ORDER NOW. There are few delicacies more sublime than fresh truffles. The new harvest is just in - what an amazing gift to give for Christmas!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

You’ve probably seen Renato (and heard his lovely Italian accent when asking if you want espresso) in Spinelli Bar Italia Calgary, while Nick can always be found in the aisles, celebrating all things pasta.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Massimo’s, the Italian Centre Shop’s own brand of fresco-to-go meals, just made your life a whole lot easier. Meals made fresh daily, just like Nonna’s, that you pop in the oven. Top quality, great value, ready in minutes.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Love food? Then Vue Weekly’s coveted Golden Fork Awards issue is a must-read.

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