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“Momma Mia”

Lina's Italian Market Cafe
Ranked #347 of 3,599 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: Northeast Calgary
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: Northeast Calgary
Calgary, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Momma Mia”
Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

Plan on stopping by late morning before the lunch crowd for a nice suppa before I hit the market. It does get rather busy with the lunch crowd. If you can avoid it do, also stay away on weekends as it is tough just getting a parking stall. From the gals in the kitchen to the cashier there is always time for a chat & or a suggestion. I have scored some fabulous recipes from Claudio & the girls. There are some specialities worth the work to find. Deli is great of course all the cheese and cuts but some free range chicken, veal, tenderloin at the far end. Found some hard to find ideas that were splendid pheasant, rabbit, olives etc. The produce mostly local or hot house nice to have a red pepper that tastes like one! Actually did a taste test with super market to Linas roasted red peppers & threw the super market ones out.

Visited June 2014
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English first
Calgary, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Good restaurant and great market”
Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

They have a lot of different options for lunch and their selection of olives is one of the best in calgary. I only wish they had another branch in the south end of the city.

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Calgary
Level 6 Contributor
228 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Great lunch counter”
Reviewed April 20, 2014

My daughter and I stopped by the other day and had a Italian Sandwich and cannoli that was really good. I haven't had a bad lunch here ever. Not cheap fats food. Good food fast!

  • Visited April 2014
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Cape Breton Island, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Wonderful deli and store!”
Reviewed April 17, 2014

This Italian deli shop has a multitude of kitchen items and food! Specialty foods also. Try the homemade garlic crostini at the deli counter. The breads were wonderful. Loved it.
It is located not far from downtown on Centre St.

  • Visited April 2014
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Calgary
Level 6 Contributor
149 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Amazing Italian market in the Central North End”
Reviewed February 9, 2014

If your planning an Italian meal, then here is where you shop. Huge assortment of ingredients, and an amazing bakery and deli. An entire section of kitchen equipment, dishes, glassware, and cool stuff you don't see elsewhere. the cafe portion maybe seats 50? was packed on our visit. Fresh made sandwiches, pastas, and hand tossed pizza. The deli clerk trimmed off the prosciutto painstakingly well, so delicate and lean it was ....well , perfect.

Do go to Lina's and try this gem out yourself, you will not be disappointed.

  • Visited February 2014
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