Via Cibo South Trail – Calgary, Alberta

We were looking for a quick dinner this one evening, and we remembered having Via Cibo at Deerfoot Meadows being really delicious, so we decided to head into the location on 130th Avenue SE just off Deerfoot Trail. There’s ample parking but I assume when everything is opened, the parking situation will be trickier as there’s lots of development here right now.

The way the layout is for this fast food chain is standard, but they give you a number and you pick a table and the staff will bring you your order. It’s quite organized, and although it was really new when we came here, it was speedy enough. We do love the open kitchen concept, and their system was quite amazing. The service was great both for dine in and take out.

We started with their Margherita Pizza as I wanted something simple and delicious. They definitely delivered and everything was fresh and tasty. The crust was beautifully cooked with a nice crisp and it wasn’t soggy at all.

What is more Italian than pasta, so we had an order of their Alfredo Pasta with Sausage. At first, the portions seemed really small, but as you eat it, you do fill up quickly so it worked out at the end.

We definitely enjoyed our experience here. It was a quick night out dinner and we couldn’t have asked for anything else! I’m sure we’ll be back as we’re just steps away and I can always use a bowl of pasta! The food was definiately made to order which is something we appreciate a lot, and believe it’s well worth the time and effort.

Via Cibo South Trail

515-4700 130th Ave SE
Calgary, AB T2Z 4E7
403-720-2222

Toad n Turtle Pubhouse & Grill – Calgary, Alberta

We felt like a patio this one afternoon, and found ourselves going to Toad n Turtle on 130th Avenue SE, and there, we got seated on the “side patio” instead of their roof top patio as apparently it was closed. There’s tons of parking especially after hour when the home construction store is closed. We weren’t too happy with the side patio as it’s right next to the street and it wasn’t as pleasant as it could have been, however our experience was still great!

We ordered a few appetizers with drinks, so we started out with my Virgin Caesars which was alright here. The drink wasn’t too spicy yet it wasn’t watered down, so it was fine!

We then got an order of their Rib Bites, which were bone-in pork ribs with salt and pepper seasoning. The ribs were really good and there wasn’t a lot of them either. But, they were really nicely prepared! We were expecting dry ribs, but the sauce wasn’t bad at all!

The other appetizer that we ordered was their Coconut Prawns, and there were 8 coconut coated Tiger Prawns and it came with a delicious ginger/garlic dipping sauce.

Overall, the food and the “inside” environment was really nice. I’m sure we would have really enjoyed their rooftop patio instead of inhaling the vehicles exhaust while having a quiet afternoon. The food although was delicious, we thought the portions were a little small. The service was good, so we don’t have much to complain about!

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Toad n Turtle Pubhouse & Grill

5155 130 Ave SE,
Calgary, AB
(587) 387-2635