By: Ben Knopp

Local Business Spotlight - Bocce

Tags: Local Business Spotlight - Bocce

Sit down with Bocce’s Operations Manager Chris Rosamond for only a few minutes and it will be evident this concept is really about FAMILY from top to bottom. From the same family and owners as the highly successful Mercato brand that has been a local favorite for years now in Calgary. Bocce’s vision has always been about using the highest quality fresh ingredients, to bring a very approachable family style Italian menu. Chris doesn’t try to sugar coat it at all, this is about offering a fresh take on some of the comfort food classics. Offering some of the families simple yet deeply rooted, traditional Italian recipes, in a family style way. Staples like Carbonara and Spaghetti Bolognese, along with Beef and Veal Meatballs and of coarse, Calamari. And don’t forget the Pizza, the crust boasts a family recipe that makes the crust unbelievably airy and bread-like. Honest food by people that are really just being true to who they are. In my opinion that’s what its all about, and its evident in the quality that comes from it.
 
But that’s not all. In recent months, Chris and the rest of the management team have put great effort into offering nighttime entertainment that includes a soulful DJ and cocktail scene on Friday & Saturday nights. There’s nothing better than to share some of the classics for dinner and then enjoy a few cocktails and listen to some great music with friends…
 
It’s been rumored that a lot of the recipes and vision of Bocce comes right from the heart of Caterina Caracciolo “Momma Cath” who is the wife of Victor Caracciolo and mother of Dominic Caracciolo, Robbie Caracciolo, and Franca Bellusci, who are all owners/operators of the family business.
 
If this is the case, there really isn’t anything else to say to Momma Cath but Grazie!!
 
Definitely a place for everyone in the city to try…
 
Bocce
101, 2207 4 St SW, 
Calgary, AB T2S 1X1
Phone: (403) 516-6162
www.eatbocce.ca