July 2015

After spoiling Edmontonians with their fresh mozzerella cheeses, creamy cappuccinos and endless aisles of Italian imports Calgarians finally get our very own Italian Centre Shop. Family owned and operated by the Spinelli family for over 50 years in Edmonton, the family set its sights on Calgary and the import supermarket is now here. The expansive store is bright, cheery and brimming with delicious baked and fresh goods.

Spinelli Italian Centre Shop cappuccino

The best cappuccino I’ve had in Calgary.

More than just a place to pop in to pick up groceries, the cafe-style seating next to the cappuccino bar is the perfect gathering place to catch up with a friend over coffee.

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rows and rows of pasta

Spinelli Italian Centre Shop tomato sauce

A Spinelli family favourite ready-made pasta sauce

There are entire aisles dedicated to pastas of every shape, size and colour. Who knew black squid ink pasta even existed? Don’t worry, there is still good old classic spaghetti on the shelves too.

Spinelli Italian Centre Shop olive stand

Oodles of olives

The selection was almost overwhelming at first, I never knew there were that many varieties of olives but the helpful staff are eager to make suggestions and offer a sample.

Spinelli Italian Centre Shop fruit stand

A gorgeous display of imported and local produce

I loved the variety of imported gourmet food but I have to admit, I was secretly pleased there are pesticide-free tomatoes from my favourite local Albertan farmer for sale in the produce aisle too. It is truly a one stop grocery shop. The Italian Centre Shop is open daily from 9:00am – 9:00pm.

Spinelli Italian Centre Shop catering

Arancini di Riso – can be made with gluten free flour by special order

Spinelli Italian Centre Shop salad

grab and go caprese salad for a quick lunch

Spinelli Italian Centre Shop cheese

The stunning cheese closet

Spinelli Italian Centre Shop cheese counter

cheese please!

Spinelli Italian Centre Shop soda

Spinelli Italian Centre Shop bakery

Baked sweetness

Italian Centre Shop Contact Info:

Where: Fairmont Plaza
Address: 9919 Fairmount Drive SE Calgary, T2J 0S3
Phone: (403) 238 4869
Website: italiancentre.ca