Growing up Italian, it’s only natural Tony Migliarese would settle into Calgary 15 years ago to eventually open both a pizza eatery (Pizza Face YYC) and a sit-down Italian restaurant D.O.P. The name D.O.P. is the governing body for several products that come from Italy certifying they are the best quality the country has to offer. This designation also represents the quality you will find inside. Migliarese’s parents once owned an Italian restaurant in Ontario, so he brought in his mom to work with former Von Der Fels Sous Chef Alessandro Chinea. She assisted with recreating some family recipes while Chinea added a few of his own creations. The menu is simple, the beverages mostly Italian, and inside cozy with nostalgia everywhere. According to Magliarese this restaurant pays homage to his late father. We can’t wait to see what’s next.

D.O.P. | 1005A 1st St. S.W. | 587.349.2656 | dopyyc.com