'Tis the season to eat carbs. When it comes to the best Calgary pasta places to go in the city, we know exactly where you'll want to go to carb up. Everyone knows that pasta and Italian food are both super romantic. Remember Lady and the Tramp?

Calgary is a treasure trove of amazing pasta places and there are a ton of places serving up heaping piles of the good stuff covered in cheese just how we like it.

We've rounded up our favourite places that you can bring a date to before the New Year to show them how much they mean to you.

Few things say "love" quite like splitting a plate of spaghetti and meatballs.

Sure, it's totally messy and you should never ever wear a white shirt to one of these places but we promise it's worth it.

Whether you want a dimly lit pasta joint with checkered cloths and classic dishes or you're looking for a fresh take on your next pasta date โ€” you'll find a place on this list that's ideal for your next date night.

If you want to feel totally transported to Italy, then you have to opt for a pasta night.

Just because your next trip to Italy seems like a long way off, that doesn't mean that you can't indulge in Italian flavours.

Here are 12 of the best pasta spots in Calgary you should check out with a date before the New Year:

 

 

Chianti Cafe & Restaurant

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ

Address: Multiple locations

Why You Need To Go: This surprisingly affordable pasta joint is a staple for anyone looking for a pasta date night on the cheap in Calgary.


Bonterra

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Address: 1016 8 St. SW, Calgary, AB

Why You Need To Go: For updated Italian classics, try this modern pasta spot and cozy up with your date.


Nikoโ€™s

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Address: 1241 Kensington Rd. NW, Calgary, AB

Why You Need To Go: With all your favourites plus a few unique pasta offerings, this place is perfect for carb-loading with your date. 


Buon Giorno

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Address: 823 17 Ave. SW, Calgary, AB

Why You Need To Go: The interior of this restaurant looks has that old-school vibe that we love in a pasta place. Split the arancini with your date, too because you can never have enough carbs.


Toscana

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Address: 8330 Macleod Tr. #1B, Calgary, AB

Why You Need To Go: If your date doesn't want to go to Toscana and split a giant plate of pasta with you then it's time to seriously reconsider where that relationship is heading. 


La Luna Rossa

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Address: 2404 Edmonton Tr. NE, Calgary, AB 

Why You Need To Go: Can you think of anything more romantic than an Italian restaurant called "pink moon?" The classic dining room and authentic food make it worth a visit.


Allora Everyday Italian

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Address: 326 Aspen Glen Landing SW Unit 114, Calgary, AB

Why You Need To Go: If you still haven't been then you need to check out newish Allora for simple Italian food with local and direct-from-Italy ingredients.


Cotto

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Address: 314 10 St. NW, Calgary, AB 

Why You Need To Go: Serving Italian comfort food, this is a place to bring a date who just needs a hug from a bowl of pasta.


Tavernetta

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Address: 1002 Edmonton Tr., Calgary, AB T2E 3K2

Why You Need To Go: Dig into family-style share plates and plenty of pasta at this adorable restaurant that looks like it's tucked inside a house.


Bread and Circus

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Address:  616 17 Ave. SW, Calgary, AB 

Why You Need To Go: Hidden inside Una takeaway, this spot for Roman-style dishes has a chef's bar where you can really learn to appreciate every bite of pasta.


Cardinale

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Address:  401 12 Ave. SE, Calgary, AB 

Why You Need To Go: This place is consistently rated one of the best pasta places in Calgary and your date will love the intimate dining room.


Teatro

Price: ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ

Address: 200 8 Ave. SE, Calgary, AB 

Why You Need To Go: This place has been around for 25 years and it's still one of the most impressive and classy pasta spots you can bring a date to in the city.


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