8 Restaurants Across Canada Offering Italian Cuisine for Takeout

Something about Italian food and getting cozy just seems to go hand in hand so this week, we’re declaring a National Italian Food Day!

Find the perfect pick for you, or the whole family, from these Italian establishments from coast to coast.

Ask for Luigi (Vancouver, BC)

Serving up hand-made fresh pasta and other favourites, ask for Ask for Luigi when you’re ready to take your taste buds to Italy!

Available antipasti options include Mussels (+ nduja sausage, fennel & pomodoro), Radicchio (+ gorgonzola, orange & hazelnuts), Luigi’s Meatballs and more.

Address: 305 Alexander St, Vancouver, BC. @askforluigi

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Bonterra Trattoria (Calgary, AB)

Contemporary Italian with a twist, you’ll want to try something from every section of the menu at Bonterra.

Currently on the Carne section of the menu; Pollo (roast chicken, mashed potato, salsa verde), Vitello (veal milanese, mushroom ragu, sage) and Bisonte (red wine braised bison short rib, roasted celery root, celery gremolata).

Address: 1016 8 Street SW, Calgary, AB. @bonterracalgary

Uccellino (Edmonton, AB)

With a specialty in seasonal Italian dishes, there’s always something new to try at Uccellino.

Start any meal you choose with their Arancini (pictured), made with green apple, parmigiano reggiano, whey & sage.

Address: 10349 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB. @uccellinoyeg

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La Cucina (Saskatoon, SK)

Offering Saskatoon casual Italian cuisine, La Cucina doesn’t settle for the typical casual like spaghetti and meatballs.

Pasta picks include Penne All’Arrabbiata (Spicy San Marzano tomato, parmesan), Risotto Con Funghi (creamy risotto, porcini, chanterelle, shiitake, portabella), Linguine Alla Pescatora (PEI Blue mussels, tiger prawns, scallop, pomodoro sauce) and others.

Address: 145 3rd Avenue South, Saskatoon, SK. @la.cucina.yxe

Pasquale’s Ristorante Italiano (Winnipeg, MB)

Serving Winnipeg family recipes since 1977, Pasquale’s is making it simple to turn your own kitchen into an Italian food HQ.

Check out their delicious Take & Bake menu which offers Pastas (1-2 people), Family Sized Pastas (3-4), Pizzas (Par Baked), plus tasty add-ons like Suppli Rice Balls & Sauce, Homemade Meatballs and Homemade Italian Sausage.

Address: 109 Marion St, Winnipeg, MB. @pasqualesrest

Sud Forno (Toronto, ON)

Wines, cold cuts, gnocchi, ravioli, colaziones, paninis, dolci, biscotti; there are too many reasons to list why we can’t get enough of Sud Forno.

Current seasonal selections include Tagliere di Formaggi (cheese basket with trifulot, pecorino impepato, la missis di capra, honey jar, mixed nut bag, plain taralli), Spaghetti alla Puttanesca, Cotoletta alla Milanese (veal cotoletta), Ravioli Burrata and more. Don’t forget to add a Ricotta Cheesecake!

Address: 132 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON. @sudforno

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Artigiani (Montreal, QC)

Satisfying hunger and filling pantries, Artigiani will surely be your new favourite takeout spot and specialty grocer!

Their most ordered menu item? The wood fire crisped Carciofi Olive e Pancetta, topped with tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella cheese, artichokes, black olives, pancetta, and parmesan cheese.

Address: 4657 Saint Denis St, Montreal, QC. @artigianipizzeria

Sapori Italian Street Food (Halifax, NS)

A grab-and-go Italian experience for Nova Scotians, make Sapori your new regular stop for delicious eats.

Can’t decide on a dish? Make Your Own Pasta is available, with bases including Fettuccine, Spaghetti, Penne and Orecchiette. Wines, fresh sauces and boxed ingredients are also available for at-home cooking.

Address: 1741 Lower Water Street Suite 162, Halifax, NS. @saporihalifax