The Big Taste on 17th

– 17th Ave’s Participating Restaurants –


This Japanese Fusion restaurant is featuring their New Asian grill menu for this year’s Big Taste. The menu celebrates their Japanese chef`s heritage and infuses exciting concepts and ideas from a variety of different cuisines for a unique culinary experience.

Blanco Cantina

Blanco is one of the hottest spots on 17th offering a wide selection of Mexican-inspired favourites. The team is at Blanco is DTF or “Down To Fiesta”.  Enjoy this Tex-Mex Cantina’s Big Taste offering for lunch, dinner, and happy hour.

Bread & Circus Trattoria

Indulge in a new experience. The welcoming and friendly Trattoria’s Rome inspired ambience and food takes you on a journey. With a modern twist on longstanding Roman recipes, this intimate restaurant will leave you wanting more… Buon Appetito!


Enjoy a rustic Italian exprience with 17th Ave’s Cibo. Open for lunch, dinner, and the full gourmet experience, book a table, sit back, and enjoy being pampered by some of Calgary’s best Italian cuisine.


A fresh new look has taken over Cilantro. Their January renovations have exceeded expections! Specializing in flatbread pizza and delicious pastas, this true classic gives a new ago twist. A definite must-eat-here pick!


MARKET is inspired by homegrown local foods and suppliers. With the freshest ingredients in Calgary, MARKET shows off fine dining – but you’d never get that from their portion sizes. Incredible spot, brilliant chef, you’ll be sad you missed it.

Model Citizen

Calgary’s speakeasy features an intimate setting with incredible cocktails and bar snacks from Model Milk. This year, Model Citizen is featuring groumet dishes in their Big Taste lineup. Experience this secret location.

Model Milk

A proud supporter of local food and products, Model Milk lets the food speak for itself. Using the abundance of fresh organic food and wine, don’t miss out on this incredible Big Taste favourite.

Ox Bar De Tapas

Inspired by the waters of San Sebastian and the energetic streets of Madrid, this tapas bar offers Calgarians a little taste of Spain. Let this food transport you to a new world of flavour.


This award winning restaurant is first and foremost a natural wine bar. They serve appetizer sized plates, perfect for sharing with the whole table. In this year’s Big Taste Pigeonhole is open for dinner.

Ricardo’s Hideaway

Get tropical in Calgary’s best Caribbean getaway. With over 100 selections of rum and delicately crafted cocktails. The food brings Caribbean and Latin American cuisine together in perfect harmony.


Contemporary dishes with a nod to the cuisine of France offers a fresh take on simple, timeless dishes using only the finest ingredients. Carefully crafted wine collection finished off their gourmet menu for Big Taste.

Run Pig Run

This restaurant is filled with chef-driven, down-to-earth Albertan cuisine. Pair delicious dishes with approachable wines, focussed cocktails, and a selection of craft beers.

The Living Room

Lunch, dinner, gourmet, and happy hour at this Big Taste favourite! The Living Room is the perfect blend of comfort food with a modern, elegant twist. An award winning wine list, and serving organically raised meats and dairy, and local artisan products.

For The Love of Good Food

17th ave is home to some of the best food in Calgary! We’re extremely proud to have so many participants in The Big Taste 2018. Check out the full lineup of participating restaurants below.
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