Sugo Italian Food & Wine
Sugo Italian Food & Wine

Sugo Italian Food & Wine

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://sugo.ca/
  • Phone: 4032631115
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm.
    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm -9:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Angelo Contrada
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Jesse Johnson 4032631115

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 11 St SE
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking is available in front of the restaurant and all along ninth avenue with two public parking lots on either end of the block.
A word from Sugo Italian Food & Wine
Sugo opened its doors in November 2001, with the mantra of creating a unique Italian dining experience focused on regional ingredients with an emphasis on freshness. Our first menu was created on November 14th 2001 and since then we have had more than 1,000 different menus, each designed with love and using the best product available.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Sugo Italian Food & Wine reviews from OpenTable diners
61 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (34)special occasion (29)fit for foodies (29)romantic (19)notable wine list (16)good for groups (13)great for lunch (9)hot spot (5)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • I'll go back!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We went to Sugo for a special occasion and I was very pleased with the evening. The food was excellent and I don't give this rating without considerable experience in both cooking and dining. Because I love to cook and have been assessed as a great cook, I am very often disappointed with restaurant food, but I will return to Sugo! Another note is that the portions were a good size.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great little Restaurant
    Lookin4thebest
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Nice small menu which I find is a sign of good quality. Everything was delicious, wine, appys & the main course. We just got back from Rome and it was pretty close to some of the food we had over there. Nice atmosphere, wish the music was a little more authentic Italian, it was good music, just not what I expected. Best espresso I've had since Italy. The service was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A memorable meal
    insearchofgoodfood
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    A friend and I enjoyed the "chef surprise" menu, which was adjusted according to her dietary needs. Each course was very tasty and well presented, and the overall organization was very well balanced. The wine pairing also was thoughtful and very good. The service is friendly and one is made to feel at home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Babette
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The service was so slow the whole evening, it actually got to be annoying. Yes it was a Saturday night but this isn't their first rodeo so the excuse of "all the tickets came in at once " just means that the wait staff weren't doing their jobs. It took 30 min just to get our antipasto! The veal t-bone was so tough it had to be sent back, the replacement pasta dish was swimming in olive oil, and the pheasant was dry. We almost left without our dessert it was taking so long. Won't be back anytime soon. Too many other restaurants to go too!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Not the best service...
    Dino
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Server was a bit scattered. Did not give us the antipasto list, spilled wine that he poured for my wife, did not make a good wine reccomendation when the wine we wanted was out of stock... Food was delicious however.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • too noisy food only good and great
    disappointed
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    , on sept 27/14 the calamari was chewy and very fishy tasting one persons pasta was tasteless, the time before we had rib eye steaks they also had some problems as far as the quality of the meat and yes we let the waiter know we receive 1 free dessert not sure that was a good trade off for a table of 4 people in closing i must say that as the rest. has become more popular the quality of the food has fallen, Sorry
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sugo was amazing!
    winegirl
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Last Friday, my parents and I visited Sugo. We opted to go with the Chef's Tasting Menu with wine pairing. The food was amazing, great variety and fresh!!! The service was perfect, our dishes and wines were explained to us, and then the server left us to our meal! The only thing that saddend me slightly was that I had thought it would be quiet dining, the restaurant was only 1/2 full and incredibly loud. We will definately be going back!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Team lunch
    UpperCat
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    I went for lunch with co-workers and had a great experience. The server was prompt and helpful, the wine was great, and the lunch delicious. We'll be going back for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for our anniversary
    Sandy
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Charming little restaurant, friendly and knowledgeable staff. Complements to the chef on the menu, everything was superb!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meal
    DinoDB
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We really enjoyed our experince the serivice was authentic and attentive and the food was prepared perfectly. From the appetizers to our entrees everything was brilliant!! ONLY thing we didn't like is that the room was very bright so we asked our server if they could lower the lighting. She did so very qucikly and then brought candles to the tables we thought it might of been an oversight on their part b/c in the past the lighting was spot on. A very good night overall!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasing the small town guest
    beamer
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    My mother is from a small town in Saskatchewan and is very skeptical about " big city food". She attended the lunch at Sugo with me and whole-heartedly approved!! She had her first ever Americano and loved it. Thanks
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Feast
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Very friendly waitress, delicious food, slow service though (It took over an hour for our meals to come.)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary
    Foodie989
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our anniversary here, the food was unbelievable. The service was great and the night was fabulous. The staff makes you feel at home. The wine list is great. My suggestion, go with the chefs creation 4 course dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    enjoyfoodyyc
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Out for a Friday night with my wife and daughter. I am sorry we went to Sugos. Food recommendations were not well chosen, wine poured with a heavy hand and enough salt to last me a week. I doubt we will be back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service
    Luna1
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The hostess/server was very friendly and courteous. The food was terrific, the ambience was great, although a little noisy when it got busier. Our server became quite busy and we didn't see much of after the meals came out. The server did comp our after dinner cognacs though and I'm not sure why. Completely surprised by it. I will go back again...happy overall with our first visit.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • HolodnyVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Food was great! The gnocchi are made on site were excellent t.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible service, ok food...
    Oceaneyes
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Detailed review on Yelp. The service here was deplorable. 1 server for the whole restaurant who needs major lessons in customer service. The fish was dry (halibut). More pasta dishes were needed on the menu. The scallops appy was divine as was the fresh bread offering. Not impressed to pay for tap water, however. Ran out of Peroni beer? Come on! Great ambiance and wonderful location. Will not return based on lack of service, how long the food took to come out and the refusal to split cheques (2 for 4 people) Will not recommend and I was almost embarrassed that brought my friends here to try it out as they had not experienced worse service in a long, long time. Pricey. Sugo, you let us down.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food always tasty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We have been here a few times and have always enjoyed the food. We especially like the build-your-own antipasti plate - the picked eggplant was amazing! My husband's risotto with duck was tasty, and I thoroughly enjoyed my halibut with vegetables. If I had to have one complaint, it would be that twice we've had a reservation, shown up on time (within 5 minutes) and our table hasn't been ready. I know this isn't necessarily the restaurant's fault, as sometimes people like to linger longer than anticipated, but it has happened more than once so I thought I'd mention it. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Food!
    stranger
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Right in the heart of Inglewood, this restaurant should not be missed! Amazing food, excellent wine and service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • it's been too long!
    bigguyVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I hadn't been to Sugo in years but went out with another couple for dinner and it was excellent! We all enjoyed the shared appy's and our dinners...Delicious! Wait staff was excellent and when we couldn't decide what wine to have with dinner she suggested we try 3 of her fav's based on what we normally enjoy...and we found a good one to compliment our main course.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 2grandkids
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Went to Sugo for our 39th Anniversary and were ecstatic with choosing the chefs 4 course dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Pasdaetere
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    The pasta dishes are fantastic. The roasted romaine hearts are amazing. I had a sirloin, not so good. Tough and tasteless. Should try a different cut and dress it up.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sugo - stellar food and service
    Erica
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Excellent meal! Started with the day's crostini - strawberries with balsamic reduction, prosciutto and marscapone. Perfect balance of sweet and savory. It was a large appetizer though, next time I'd plan to share. Main was the chicken breast, set on seasonal vege and topped with roasted red peppers. The pickled beet was an unexpected delicious counterbalance to the sauce. For dessert I enjoyed the meyer lemon tart. Lucious lemon curd in a delicate crust, topped with berries and cream. Excellent, but almost too tart...or maybe I finished the berries too quickly. Excellent and attentive service. My only complaint: several large parties in the room meant at times the noise level was irritating-not sure how they'd fix that however.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 38 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 295 reviews are from the Sugo Italian Food & Wine reviews archive.
  • excellent, superb, dining
    Gramanita
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Highly recommend for all appetites and palates. Accomodating to our schedule and thoughtful suggestions for wine selections and food choices.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cozy Place
    Allan
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    we were disappointed in the chef special, sooner order from the menu, but nice place, great food
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business Dinner
    DinoutcalVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Another good dinner provided by the folks at Sugo.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Katey
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Food was excellent! Unfortunately they got slammed with an unexpected crowd and were short staffed. Service became slow. We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Flavour
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Our first time at Sugo did not disappoint. We started with the buffalo mozzarella salad and arancini balls - yum yum yum! My dinner companion continued to enjoy the thought of his meal of crispy halibut long after the last portion was eaten. My pasta dish (Spaghetti with tuna, zucchini and wine/basil sauce) was light and delicious and perfect for what I was desiring. We both appreciated the simple yet delicious flavors. All the ingredients were fresh and fit well with each thing on the plate. The only thing I did not love was their pricey glass of red house wine. A secondary glass of an Amarone house wine was much better.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Second time around
    CutecookVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    This was my second visit to Sugo my first visit was with a group and since it was my husbands work function I didn't get a good feel for the restaurant. My latest visit was for lunch with a friend. We chose to split an appetizer and we each chose the pan seared halibut. The food was very good my only critique, our waitress brought our appetizer and entre at the same time. It's my understanding that the appetizer always precedes the main dish. I must point out that we had a reservation and yet when we arrived the young man that seated us seemed to be very confused almost as though he wasnt sure how to seat us it was quite uncomfortable. I would definitely return to sugo the food is great and energetic atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always very tasty.
    Zeek
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Food and drink were excellent once again, staff is great, environment is very comfortable. Service was a little slow between courses.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but server was slow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Went here for a business lunch and the food was delicious. It was not very busy and so was quiet and we were not rushed. The server, however, was slow and did not come around very often. When she did, she was not as friendly as I would have expected from such a nice restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday dinner with folks
    Food4Two
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Took my wife out for her birthday with her parents. We had looked at Sugo prior, but never tried it. We love Inglewood and all it offers and Sugo fits the billing perfectly. The food was incredible. Pea Risotto with Veal, Duck Breast, Bacon wrapped pork T-Loin and Game hen. Generous portions of proteins all around and side veggies were a nice mix of choices with nothing to turn you nose. Ambiance was great. Sat at a window table on a quiet Monday night. Service was good. Felt a little abandoned at times. Had a rather loud group 2 tables away and the volume carries in the small restaurant. Al around a great evening and our expectations were not disappointed. Note: rotating menu, don't go looking for standard fare. Look to be adventurous.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just a great choice anytime
    MrDog
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    If you want a great meal that your mind's eye can see (not to mention taste) then become a frequent guest. Very addictive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nice and intimate
    outthere
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We found the restaurant to fit our needs well. There was just two of us out for a quiet dinner. Food was very good and service friendly and up to expectations. We enjoyed the menu and the location was very nice inside with a warm and welcoming feel. It has a "home spun" feel which we like.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Well done but expensive
    Falunarch
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Overall had a good experience. The food was very good, but I felt that the cost was expensive for the value.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    JoAnneVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Took our daughter there for a Mother/daughter outing and we were disappointed with her meal. The pasta was a seafood linguine with a white wine garlic sauce. It arrived with Squid Ink which put off my 13 year old. She would not have ordered it if she knew that it had squid ink in it. The description on the menu should have mentioned that. When we asked about it the server checked with the kitchen and came back and said that it did indeed have squid ink and agreed that it was not mentioned on the menu description. (Obviously because it was a black sauce it had the ink!) That is all he did...they did not offer to bring her something else or take it off the bill. I thought that this was poor. Won't be back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Our first impression of Sugo was anything but good! The Maitre d ( female lady)that met us and took us to a raised seating area and was anything but obliging. All four ( 4 ) of the individuals in our party were over 75 years old and since the restaurant was almost empty, (we had arrived early), there were plenty of ground level tables for 4 persons. One of our party could not even get up to the raised seating that she showed us to so we asked for a table on the ground level. With a sincere frown and no pleasantries we were shown to a nice table with a very good waitress and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The Maitre d never did come by our table again, which, was the only negative experience of the evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quaint and romantic
    Goodeats43
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Sugo is a fabulous place for a special occasion dinner with a loved one. The price is affordable and the food is wonderful. Service is impeccable and they go the extra mile to make your dinner memorable. Inglewood has such a great feel and it's so nice Sugo is there to bring people into that cool area of Calgary!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not in a hurry to come back
    Diner01
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Service was poor. We waited 20 minutes before someone came to our table. She hardly said 2 words to us, threw the menus down and walked away. We had lamb shank and tenderloin which were just ok. The tenderloin was over cooked. I left feeling unsatisified. May be a different experience with a different server.
    Special Features:
    Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another great meal!
    MrDog
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    If you're looking for a 5-Star Italian dining experience with a casual flair then Sugo is your kind of restaurant. The food, especially the pasta is outstanding. Try the gnocchi. My family has been going there for over ten years and we are never disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.