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“Great Pizza”

Posto Pizzeria and Bar
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Ranked #231 of 3,711 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 10 November 2013

I've been on a quest to find the best thin crust authentic Italian pizza in Calgary. Competitors were Posto, Una, Without Papers, and DLV Pizza. A friend had dined at Posto a few days before me, and spent $150 for dinner by ordering tapas. Her comment was fabulous, but pricy. Given that she didn't have pizza, I was under strict orders to check them out and report back.

Well, I'm happy to report that Posto is tied with Una at the top of my list for the best pizza I can find in Calgary.

I started by ordering a glass of wine from Puglia based mostly on the fact that you just never see Puglia wine on menus. Unfortunately they were out of it, so the server offered me another more expensive Italian wine for the same price. It was spectacular, but $17/glass wine generally is. For my pizza I had one with sausage, grilled rapini, and red onion. It was an exceptionally good pizza. The crust had some chew, but had a bit more rise around the edges than some of the crusts that are totally unleaven. The balance of the rapini (adding bitterness) and the sausage was excellent. Chili oil and rosemary oil were served as condiments, and to my surprise, the rosemary oil was the perfect addition (I'm not generally a rosemary fan).

My wine was so good I had a second glass, and lunch in general was so good that I had dessert, coffee and liqueur. Needless to say, my memories of dessert are somewhat cloudy. The only thing on offer for dessert was zeppole (mmmm, donuts) with chocolate sauce to dip them in. They were outstanding.

The accept reservations, and they're in an end of downtown that you can usually find free parking in if you know where to look and are willing to walk 4 or 5 blocks, and that's a huge selling feature compared to some competitors in this category.

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Reviewed 19 October 2013

This is a brand new restaurant, part of the very delicious Bonterra next door but more casual, with a classy flare to it. Just the right atmosphere for a business lunch or meeting up with friends. The owners of Bonterra and Posto also own and operate Cibo which offers the same quality pizzas but in a more casual-rustic atmosphere. Cibo is the place you think of on a Friday after work when you're ready to loosen your tie or kick back. Posto makes me think of the place I want to go on a Saturday night with special friends and is generally a more quiet restaurant than Cibo but not stuffy at all. It's modern and very pleasant to sit there and enjoy a great wine and pizza.

Typical to the brand, every detail has been carefully considered at Posto. It lives up to my high expectations.

When we wen for luncht, they just opened, just received their liquor license within the half hour and had bottles of spirits and wine they were still putting away. Despite this, there was not a hint of any chaos whatsoever in the service or food preparation that was evident in the restaurant or in the attitude of the servers. Everything was done right. The owners and managers definitely know what they're doing in the restaurant biz.

The pizza crust is the best in Calgary, in my view with just the right balance of chewy-crunchiness in the all-important crust. The crust is something they are very proud of as it took them about a year to develop just the perfect recipe. I love the inventiveness of the toppings and they are accommodating to changes in toppings.

It is worth it to eat here or any one of their restaurants.

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Reviewed 31 March 2017
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