Why Not Try Italian?

Osteria: Chef’s Table offers the finest, traditional Italian cuisine in Calgary. The restaurant has always catered to its customer’s needs, pun intended. Recently, they have added more delicious food to their fantastic menu. An added bonus is they have also made their prices more wallet friendly, so you can experience fine food but not break the bank. They are also in the process of modernizing the décor. Osteria: Chef’s Table is evolving to suit all Calgarians who love great Italian cuisine.

Eating an Italian Four Course meal is meant to be an unforgettable experience. Chef’s Table offers a variety of Italian specialty foods to satisfy any customer that walks through its doors…


Antipasti Freddi: “Antipasti” means before the meal and “Freddi” means cold. In this category, you will typically choose an Italian style salad. However, you will find other cold items in this category as well such as Beef Tartar. Chef Michele highly recommends the Beef Tartar: AAA Alberta Beef, Arugula, Capers, Italian herbs, and freshly baked Ciabatta bread.

Antipasti Caldi: The opposite of “freddi” is “caldi” or hot. Here you will find a range of hot appetizers, which you might share with your dinner companion because you will want to save space for the next course(s).Chef Michele recommends the Cozze Livornese: Steamed Mussels in Italian White Wine and Herb Sauce.

Primi Piatti: Ahhh, I am excited to tell about this course!  Primi Piatti denotes the First Course in Italian. This course is made up of all pasta and rice dishes. Yummy! You will find creamy and tomato confections to keep you fulfilled.Chef Michele recommends Gnocchi Gorgonzola e Noci: Homemade Gnocchi with Italian Blue Cheese and Walnuts.

Secondi Piatti: Last but certainly not least the Second Course! All of Osteria: Chef’s Table meat and fish dishes are listed here. Chef Michele recommends the Ribeye: 10oz Broiled Prime Ribeye with Butter and Truffle Oil Sauce with Seasonal Vegetables.

Dessert: There is no official dessert menu. The Chef’s will take care of your dessert cravings by offering you a delicious dessert. Typically the dessert offered is a tiramisù, panna cotta, or gelato. Chef Michele recommends: All of them!

I hope that this blog has inspired you come taste the best of Italy in Osteria: Chef’s Table. You will not regret it. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Sonia Razniewski

Blogger for Osteria: Chef’s Table

Feb. 14th 2017

Osteria: Chef’s Table-The Heart of Kensington

Osteria: Chef’s Table is Calgary’s latest enchanted Italian restaurant in the trendy Kensington district. Since its inception in 1990, then known as Osteria de Medici, the restaurant has been a corner stone of Kensington. It is no secret that restaurant has been visited by famous guests, which have immortalized the restaurant’s splendor. Unlike other restaurants in Calgary, the name and food are both infinitely unforgettable.

Since its new ownership, Osteria: Chef’s Table continues to encapsulate the traditional Italian style and cuisine. Osteria: Chef’s Table has gained a more familial vibe with its imitate setting and quaint atmosphere. An evening here takes the customer on a journey to the world of Italy! The sophisticated dining experience is achieved through the master chefs and owners, Giovanni and Michele. On a daily basis you can come and enjoy an exclusive six course meal as the Chefs showcase their art and culinary talent. Simply walk in, meet with your sever and be surprised with a one of a kind evening supper. Every customer will receive a unique meal to keep with this special dining style.

The Chef’s Table feature is available each day. Keep in mind that the Chef’s Table is not a “dine and dash” affair. It is meant to be an unforgettable experience in which you spend 2-3 hours with your family, friends or significant other. Put aside your worries, distractions and embrace Osteria: Chef’s Table.

-Sonia Maria Razniewski