Annabelle’s Kitchen

We let our Calgarian friend’s pick a new spot for us to try. They decided on Annabelle’s Kitchen, a neighbourhood style Italian restaurant. They have a second location downtown but this one is located next door to Springbank Cheese.

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We dropped in on an early Tuesday evening (6:30pm) and the patio was busy. Service was good; our waitress checked in on us several times. The menu is small; antipasti, pizza, pasta, kids menu and dessert. Dishes are meant to be shared family style.

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Click here to see the drink menu (1, 2 and 3).

Fusilli ($20.00)
DSC01152Chorizo, rosemary & chili sauce, lemon and Parmesan. Fusilli had a good al dente bite. Really enjoyed the lemon bits; added bright, acidic notes. Didn’t notice much, if any, of a chili sauce hit.

Kale campanelle ($18.00)
DSC01153Cherry tomato compote, olives, fresh basil and olive oil. The green olives were a brilliant addition. Never had that in a pasta dish before. The only two thing we didn’t like about the pasta dishes was that the portion sizes were too small. You won’t get full one.

Tearing me up ($19.00)
DSC01158Spicy eggplant, artichokes, fresh tomato, provolone and red pepper sauce. Pizzas are a better portion but there wasn’t much eggplant on it.

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Tasted more artichoke than eggplant. The spiciness comes from the chili oil. Standard flavours.

Mind your manner ($22.00)
DSC01156Wagyu beef pepperoni, mushrooms, mozzarella, hot honey and tomato sauce. Not sure where the “wagyu” comes in; we couldn’t tell the difference.

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The hot honey was an interesting addition. Added some sweetness but nothing over the top.

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AK was good, simple Italian fare but the portion size is somewhat lacking.

Annabelle’s Kitchen
https://www.annabelleskitchen.ca/
3574 Garrison Gate SW
Calgary, AB
(403) 454-0268