Pasta became a staple of Italian fare after Roman Emperor Caligula famously appointed a plate of lasagna to the Senate. Elect to eat decadently with this Groupon.
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- $20 for $40 worth of Italian lunch fare
- $30 for $60 worth of Italian dinner fare
- $55 for $120 worth of Italian dinner fare for four or more
Restaurant celebrates its 13th anniversary as meals begin with small orders of lamb meatballs over creamy barley risotto ($13.95 for three, $22.95 for five), then transfer attention to plates of handmade pasta, such as ricotta gnocchi with sauteed mushrooms ($13.95), and entrees that include seared Pacific scallops and pork belly with fennel puree and white and green beans ($30.95, only at dinner).
After completing his culinary training at the Saskatchewan Technical School in 2005, Brian Diamond honed his craft from Saskatoon to eastern Australia. After two years as Il Sogno's sous chef, he accepted the position of executive chef, and combines his philosophy of "simple yet elegant" flavors with Italian traditions to create a menu that's filled with contemporary preparations, such as a duck liver parfait with caraway puree, watercress, and pickled fennel.
The lauded Italian restaurant now celebrates its 14th anniversary with its signature display of contemporary flavours and genuine hospitality. Over the last decade, Il Sogno has received a multitude of awards, including the Consumers Choice Best Italian Award in 2010 and the Four Diamond Award by the CAA/AAA in 2009, as cited by a glowing feature in Notable. Beneath 14-foot pressed-tin ceilings, servers transport dishes of roasted duck, house-made pasta, and seasonal seafood through what has been lauded as one of Calgary's most romantic dining rooms. An extensive selection of cocktails and spirits originate from the bar, and a wine list offers well-suited pairings for appetizers, entrees, and white shirts.