This particular evening we were wanting to eat at Boston Pizza which is somewhere we use to go a lot, but has cut down. We went to the Chinook Centre location as it’s not only convenient, but we could also get some Christmas shopping afterwards! This location is one of the newest locations in Calgary, and I think it’s great!
We were not greeted right away at the door, and there was about 4 servers just standing there doing their own thing. By the time someone wondered about us, they had no idea if we were waiting for take out, wanting to dine in or order something. It’s simple, just ask us – but instead, they asked amongst each other, and no one knew we existed. Thankfully, we got seated quickly after that long wait.
We were seated by the “window” looking into the mall, and it was neat as I was able to watch the busy holiday shoppers walk by with their bags of goodies. I couldn’t wait to eat and do some of my own. We didn’t bother with any starters and of course decided to split our meal. We thought of a plan and ordered a small pizza and something else!
I ordered the Baked Chipotle Bacon Penne which was excellent, with a nice spicy smokey chipotle taste which was kind of subtle, but enough to detect. This plate of penne was a large portion but was really good – it was penne with creamy alfredo sauce tossed with mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, and cheese. Then to make it extra special, they put a nice layer of cheese on top and baked it to oozy gooey yumminess!
For the pizza, we ordered Spicy Perogy Pizza and this was such a different type of pizza. Instead of your typical tomato pizza sauce, they use sour cream, and they line the pizza with potato slices. The toppings was delicious and it had lots of smoky bacon, cheese and green onions!
For dessert, even though we were super stuffed, we were convinced to try the Sticky Toffee Pudding and we’re so happy that we tried it. It was a delicious steamed chocolate sponge cake, topped with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream smothered with rich caramel sauce.
The food at this location was phenomenal, and the service overall was excellent. The prices was right, and you’ll never know what kind of new menu items you’ll find from Boston Pizza. It’s not your typical Pizza Chain as it offers not only your usual suspects at a pizza joint, but it offers new and exciting menu items and even specialty items like gluten free dishes.
Boston Pizza in Calgary Chinook Center
232 – 6455 Macleod Trail SW Map