The Best Restaurants in Calgary’s Westside Area
Living in Calgary’s westside area is convenient to say the least.
With so many nearby restaurants, public facilities and retail shops, it’s hard to imagine yourself travelling to another part of the city in search of something that can be found within minutes from your front door step.
With that in mind, these three outstanding food and drink establishments in Calgary’s westside have a wide enough selection between them to have you ordering something new every time.
Check them out if you haven’t already – and that goes for not just westside residents, but the rest of YYC as well – because they are just that good!
- Address – 3126 St. Mortiz Dr. SW
- Phone Number – 403-282-1002
When it comes to authentic and gourmet Indian cuisine in YYC, few places meet the standards set by Nawab Restaurant in Calgary’s westside area.
Nawab’s entire menu sounds so tantalizing that it may be hard order unless you got some classic Indian favourites on mind. I highly recommend getting any of the meat dishes served in a pot full of curry and to get some naan bread to go with.
This way you can munch down on what’s been cooked inside the dish then get to dipping away on the succulent curry flavours that Nawab is known for.
Just keep in mind that all the dishes that we tried had very dominant tastes so you really don’t need to order too much to be full.
All in all, a delightful dining experience and one that will keep me coming back to Nawab for more every time.
- Address – 5000, 873 85th Street SW
- Phone Number – 403-263-6996
Who doesn’t love the freshly made pastas, perfectly cooked meats and the rest of the authentic Italian fare that the local restaurant Mercato has built its reputation on? Oh, and don’t forget the fresh market where you’ll find a plethora of yummy Italian goods as well as local produce and other foods.
Originally located on 4th Street in the Mission District, Mercato’s second market / restaurant location brings its upscale dining experience to residents in Calgary’s highly desirable westside area.
Heck, even if you don’t live in this part of the city a trip to Mercato West is well worth it.
If you like gamey meats, I recommend trying the melt-in-your-mouth Agnello lamb dish. For pasta, I’d definitely go with the potato filed gnocchi served in a delicious cream sauce with a zesty lemon flavour that adds depth to the dish.
I also really love the bruschetta, although to be honest you can’t go wrong with anything on Mercato West’s gourmet Italian menu.
Vin Room West
- Address – 8561 8A Avenue SW
- Phone Number – 587-353-8812
Looking for a good place to sit down with a friend, family member or loved one and taste some wine in Calgary’s westside? Look no further than Vin Rom West, one of YYC’s premier wine and tapas restaurants.
Over 100 different hand-picked wines from around the world are available in 2 ounce, 6 ounce and 13 ounce glasses with the option of buying an entire bottle.
I recommend trying a few different samples (or 2oz. glasses) of wines before making a larger order as the drink menu is really extensive and can make it hard to choose.
One of my favourite discoveries the last trip to Vin Room West was the 2014 Mount Riley Estate Pinot Gris (Marlborough, New Zealand), a really smooth white pinot gregio with just enough sweetness and no bitter aftertaste.
Vin Room West is also a licensed restaurant with non-alcoholic beverages available for children under the legal drinking age just in case you want to bring the entire family along for the experience.
I Love Calgary’s Westside
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