When it comes to Italian food, Calgary’s cup runneth over. Tony Nicastro (there are two Tony Nicastro’s in the restaurant scene here!) grew up in the business working alongside family at the old Stromboli Inn. He learned the business eventually taking over Villa Firenze from his Nona. This led to additional eateries like PZA Parlour in Calgary and a handful in Cochrane; PZA Parlour, Mezzo Café, Forge and Smoke, The Stump Tavern and Blacksmith Pub. His latest venture Toto Pizza in Bridgeland was born out of a family conversation during the pandemic and desire to fully utilize the Villa Firenze space. They converted the banquet room into a cozy pizzeria yet retained the functionality of the room allowing it to return to a banquet room for events. The menu is simple, inspired by old and new family recipes offering appetizers, salads, pizzas and desserts with live jazz on the weekends. A crispy, chewy pizza crust holds several of your favourite toppings and we happily sunk our teeth into the La Canadese and Crudo pizzas. Having dined at a few of Nicastro’s other restaurants, one thing we know for sure is he creates beautiful inviting spaces, a fun dining experience, and mouth-watering menus.