Who We Are
La Brezza, meaning ocean breeze, is considered one of Calgary’s finest Italian restaurants. Opened in 1987 and still in its original location —once the owner’s house, La Brezza continues to offer an elegantly simple Italian cuisine, emphasizing traditional home-cooked goodness.
You can enjoy a satisfying lunch and dinner menu with daily specials and in which you can indulge. We pride ourselves in offering great food, great service, and a warm, relaxing atmosphere. See you soon!
It was 1981, and our founder Marco Abdi had just moved to Calgary from Somalia by way of Italy. He arrived with just a few dollars in his pocket and promptly got a job as a caretaker at a medical building in inner city Bridgeland. He lived across the street from the medical building in a little house his employers happened to own. Later, Marco would go on to buy that little house and turn it into La Brezza Ristorante having his mother-in-law Angela as head chef.
Since then, La Brezza has gone through many changes, one of which being the addition of Filomena (Marco’s wife) as the new owner of our little restaurant here in Bridgeland.
It has been 30 years since we opened and we are still serving Calgary and all those who visit. With every dish we serve we offer our love for food and family. We look forward to meeting everyone and take great pride in giving you a memorable experience!