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About Sauce Italian Kitchen & Market

Get ready for a taste of the beautiful country! Sauce Italian Kitchen & Market brings the authentic flavours of the old world to a convenient Westbrook location. Sauce is your community destination for high-quality Italian food products, coffee and cuisine. Whether stopping in for an americano and fresh pastry on the way to work, enjoying an Italian sandwich at our deli for lunch, or a fresh-made pizza for dinner, Sauce is the place to be.

3326 - 17th Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T3E 0B4
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Restaurant: Sun-Thurs 11am-9pm, Friday/Saturday 11am-11pm

Cafe/Market: Mon-Fri 7am-9pm, Saturday/Sunday 8am-9pm

Deli: 11am-9pm 7 days a week


Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(403) 727-7627

Website:
http://www.sauceitalianmarket.com/

Catering:
We would love to cater your event! Contact us at info@sauceitalianmarket.com

Parking Details:
Parking Lot

Public Transit:
Westbrook LRT

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Wine

Sauce Italian Kitchen & Market Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (49)
Casual (47)
Great for Lunch (39)
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Good for a Date (35)
Good for Birthdays (32)
Special Occasion (28)
Comfort Food (27)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Fun (21)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Business Meals (18)
Quick Bite (18)
Authentic (17)
Afternoon Coffee (16)
Cozy (16)
Good for Groups (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Gluten Free Options (12)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Disabled Access (11)
Kid-friendly (10)
People Watching (10)
Healthy (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Romantic (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Notable Wine List (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Seasonal (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Spicy (3)
Tapas (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Calgary)·Dined 3 days ago

Our table was ready when we arrived, and our waiter Tyler was most accommodating to let us three good friends visit as long as we wanted to. He refilled our water glasses and my coffee cup without having to ask for it, and helpfully divided our bill by 3. The Fiorentini Pasta my friend and I had was delicious, and our other friend had the bowl of mussels - divine! We had a good time and would happily go back for lunch again.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 13, 2018

love the food, service and environment. great for families! Always our go to restaurant

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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 7, 2018

I have dined at Sauce several times, and is always excellent. The food is consistently great, the service friendly and efficient, and gluten free is an option at no extra charge! Our server Sarah C remembered us from a past visit, remembering my husbands food sensitivity, and even where we sat, and that he was celebrating his birthday.
We decided to dine early at 4:30 on this particular Sunday, and it was pleasantly quiet, allowing for nice conversation, and extra attention from Sarah C.
Sauce truly is a neighborhood gem, and will continue to support this local restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Disabled Access, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 6, 2018

It was all around okay. Nothing was awful, but nothing was that great either. The atmosphere is kind of a mishmash with a really bright glaring light all along the backsplash of the bar that makes it hard to feel relaxed depending on where you're sitting. It's kind of a nice dining room but then there are TVs above the bar so the net result is that it doesn't feel like it knows what it is. The combination of food flavours was not terrible but they were slightly odd and not better for the experimentation. The wine was also mediocre and some odd choices on the list. There could have been much better options available for similar price points. In terms of value for money, would definitely not go back.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 6, 2018

I have too say the Gnocchi Poutine was amazing, as was the service!!!

Tags: Great Beer, Afternoon Coffee, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

When we were greeted by our hostess, we were immediately told that there was a time limit on our reservation (never been told that at other restaurants EVER). Kind of turned us off. The food was a mixed bag. Mussels were excellent, pizza was terrible. Overall, it was just ok.

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·Dined on January 5, 2018

It was very good I took my elderly aunt and she loved it. Food was tasty and reasonably priced. Service was good and the atmosphere was relaxing. It was not to noisy so I could actually visit and talk with my aunt. I would highly recommend this for lunch or for a dining experience. I will return.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

Sauce never disappoints. Always great service and food. A must visit in Calgary! And the market is great too for fresh deli meats and other fine ingredients!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Tapas, Romantic, People Watching, Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

I ordered the spicy sausage and penne dish and it was very tasty, and just the right amount for portion size. Love the way this restaurant is laid out, with a dining area, cafe, and deli area, and takeaway food. The bathroom is a sight for sore eyes, so well-appointed. The art work, design, generously sized stalls, and CLEANLINESS are much appreciated. Too many restaurants have low standards when it comes to bathrooms, which makes me concerned about eating their food!

The manager is extremely approachable and friendly. I've been here a few times prior to eat a quick bite in the deli area, and I've also dropped in for the cannoli. I would return to try brunch here, as well as happy hour for coffee, as it's very close to my work. Sauce is such a great addition to the Calgary food scene on near 17th avenue!

Tags: Good for Groups, Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 3, 2018

I am never disappointed with any meal at Sauce! The iceberg lettuce salad with gorgonzola dressing was to die for!

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 30, 2017

I was very disappointed in the Mushroom Risotto dish. It had a very odd flavour which I couldn't discern. Maybe too many onions, a garlic powder flavor? Definitely not the rich mushroom flavour I was expecting. Also, the iceberg wedge had way too much oil on it. My son enjoyed the beef short ribs.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great pizza. My wife and daughter had lobster gnocchi, but it didn’t contain real lobster. In its place was something called “lobster meat” - which was really pollock. This was pointed out to the manager who immediately combed both meals - no argument. I would definitely return but avoid paying for anything with “lobster”..

Tags: Casual, Fun
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

We loved our lunch on Christmas Eve. The staff was so friendly & helpful & the food was delicious. So good to find a wonderful place to eat on the day before Christmas. Even though we finished our lunch near closing time we were not rushed at all. It's wonderful to have the availability of indoor parking right in the building, especially on days when the surrounding streets are packed with snow. Best wishes to all the staff at Sauce. Thank you for a wonderful dining experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

We made reservations and didn’t get a seat for 20’mins after our time... our dishes didn’t come out at the same time because they forgot to put in my order... we appreciated that they gave my wife a free lemonade and a discount for the delay. Thank you!
overall consistently great food. Service really needs some work.. staff seems disorganized. We will still come back :)

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fun, Spicy, Casual, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, People Watching, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Quick Bite, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Super slow service at a time where the place was not busy at all. Two people enjoyed their food and two others did not. Won’t be going back.

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 (Manitoba)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Disappointing. I have been to this restaurant 4 or 5 times before and always enjoyed our meal. This time, my wife’s “medium rare to medium” tenderloin was extremely well done. The waiter was gracious and offered to re- cook another steak, but my wife didn’t really want to wait and decided to eat what she could. The waiter also took it off our bill, which was unexpected but appreciated.

I ordered the spaghetti bolognese with meat balls. I found the pasta rather soft, and far from al dente. Not that it is advertised as al dente, but it was also not advertised as partially pre cooked (blanched) then warmed just prior to serving (which I confirmed with our waiter that it was). I asked if that was a new practice for the restaurant and was told they have always cooked their pasta that way. I prefer an authentic Italian experience when I have pasta, and that is each pasta order to be cooked when it is ordered. I understand that many restaurants will blanch the pasta first in order to speed up the process. The end result is soft, mushy pasta.

If they have always cooked their pasta this way, then perhaps they just over cooked everything this time.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Tonight was a wonderful example of excellent customer service. My wife and I went out with our baby with a reservation of 8pm (after feeding so we could time her sleep during the meal). When we got there, it was packed to the brim (which is great, because we love to see local businesses thrive). Unfortunately, the kitchen was so far behind that we had to wait for an hour before we got out meal. The manager, and server took ownership of the issue - and made it up to us. We really appreciate that they realized that the wait was unreasonable - but handled it perfectly. This type of service breeds loyalty.

Great work Sauce!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Marvelous....just Marvelous! Always a great place to dine and wine.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Casual
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

I have been here three times. It never disappoints. Excellent and caring staff.

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 15, 2017

We were here only ten days ago with another group so I was looking forward to dinner. Interestingly, I ordered the exact same meal as before and it tasted different. The beet salad was not as flavourful this time. The lobster gnocchi was good but heavily creamed and cheesy. We also ordered the flourless chocolate cake which is off the menu but available in the café. It was dry and had no raspberry coulis and the smallest dollop of whipped cream. These comments won’t chase me away from the restaurant but if I had another meal like that I would question coming again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Happy Hour
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Fabulous as always. Service a little slow however we were visiting so no real hurry!! Love Sauce.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Fun, Healthy
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 11, 2017

I have been here several times and the best thing about it is the consistency, both in food and service.

The ambience was quite nice yesterday too as it was all decked out for Christmas.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Cozy
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

Delicious menu and great for pasta night.. service was minimal.. servers need more personality, they can set themselves apart from every other Calgarian restaurant if they took the time to take an interest in their guests.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Seasonal, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Fun, Authentic, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Very good value for money

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Always enjoy our lunches at Sauce. Little slower than usual but was busy and we weren’t in a hurray.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Great local eatery, don’t make it more complicated than that

Tags: Tapas, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 3, 2017

As usual, a wonderful meal with great service. One issue, however, is that the restaurant is apparently unable to split bills, yet will accept separate payments. That should work well, but some in our group forgot they had coffee, and made a math error regarding drinks, resulting in a shortage that of course had to be sorted by the very patient server and her supervisor. Sauce was very busy with pre-Christmas parties and needed our table. Certainly not the restaurant’s fault! But why can they not provide separate bills as others have been able to do willingly? I love this place, though, and it looks gorgeous for the the Christmas season.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent meal and just amazingly delicious! Beet salad was incredible. It was quite noisy in the restaurant but it was a Friday night so what can one expect? Great attentive service and reasonable prices. More gluten free desserts would be great- gelato is getting old!

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Food was yummy Our server was very attentive! Sat in the middle of the restaurant and felt very comfortable!

Tags: Fun, Casual
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Always enjoyable...I think it is my fifth visit, and I am going again tomorrow evening!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Absolutely outstanding. It was Beer and Pizza night however they offered wine instead of beer. We ordered 2 different pizzas ans they were both delicious!!! Went again for lunch on Thursday and had paste. Again outstanding. We will be back again. Great restaurant however quite noisy. Service was very friendly however not quick. A lovely leisurely meal.

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

We went on Monday for the $12 pasta night and what a treat. The noodles were fresh and out of this world. Would definitely go back.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 27, 2017

I was excited to bring some friends to a restaurant they’d never been to but was incredibly disappointed with the service this time. I’d never experienced such poor service here and they forgot our appetizer (it was just popcorn) and then we asked twice about our food as other tables who were seated after us had even gotten their food. They blamed it on our appetizer (again that was only popcorn and that they had forgotten to bring out in the first place) and then we waited 20 more minutes for our food.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Excellent food. Great service. Reasonable prices. Only one concern with the temperature of the room was freezing as it was during the winter and the room was cold.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Healthy
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Always been great, food, wine, noise level, service

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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 24, 2017

No complaints!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 24, 2017

As usual an excellent choice for outstanding food and value . A bit noisy when it's full, that's almost always, but not so noisy it's impossible! Great food and a menu that always has something new to try. Sauce is consistently busy do the staff stay and that makes for good reliable service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Food was delicious,will definitely go back again.
The mussels are a must, they are just so scrumptious.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Excellent pasta and bruschetta. Great deal for pasta on Sunday and Monday dinner. Loved the cannoli’s for dessert😋.

Tags: Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

The Service was extremely slow for appetizers and out meals. They were not even using the dinner menu on a Sunday evening which I was looking forward to. None of our pasta dishes had enough sauce...overall very dissapounting for my Birthday dinner :(

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