May 21, 2024


Free For All Food

Italian cafe family members deliver taste of reliable gelato to Calgary

Just one of the strategies this metropolis has matured around the several years is due to so quite a few Calgarians having international holidays and identifying new meals and wines, and wanting them accessible at property.

a person standing posing for the camera: Stefanna Spoletini and Domenic Tudda have partnered to open Noto Gelato in Bridgeland.

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Stefanna Spoletini and Domenic Tudda have partnered to open Noto Gelato in Bridgeland.

Chefs have also put in time out of the region discovering recipes, flavours and devices to be ready to provide new preferences. A person of them — often seeking to improve high quality and obtain new activities — is Dominic Tudda, who travels 2 times a calendar year to Italy.

Tudda grew up in the pizza organization as his father, Joe, released the preferred Stromboli Pizza on 13 th Avenue and 11 th Street in 1971, relocating to Kensington Crescent N.W. in 1974. But in 2006 it was closed to make way for Dominic’s have undertaking — Pulcinella.

With pizza in his veins, he moved to Italy to review cooking at the institute in Costigliole d’Asti. Immediately after graduating as a grasp chef, he returned residence with a dedication to present the best pizza in city reliable Napoletana pizza out of his imported wooden-fired oven.

The only Calgary member of the Associazione Verace Pizzaioli Napoletana, Tudda still runs his elegant Pulcinella but on his visits to Italy took a liking to fantastic tasting gelato and made a decision to provide the flavours right here.

Tudda procured the greatest products in Italy and was shortly supplying his crafted, handmade gelato in the cafe. The equipment could make additional than he essential, so he began promoting to other restaurants and grocery retailers, as nicely as to the Glencoe and Priddis Greens golfing and region clubs, Mercato and the Italian Centre Shop.

And his loved ones cherished it, none additional so than his niece, Stefanna Spoletini, who requested if he could instruct her to make reliable Italian gelato.

Following a calendar year beneath Tudda’s direction, Spoletini and Tudda — alongside with lover Anthony Giuffre, CEO of Avenue Dwelling — designed programs to open up a retail outlet in Bridgeland, which opened past 7 days less than the name of Noto Gelato at 236 4 th Road N.E.

Spoletini, who also grew up in the food stuff marketplace — her father is one particular of the original co-founders of Spolumbo’s — is handling Noto Gelato, which presently serves 16 flavours, together with gluten-free and dairy-cost-free solutions.

She states only the best ingredients imported direct from Italy are utilized in the creation of Noto Gelato, and the devices is capable of creating 1,000 pints for every working day on internet site. Spoletini and her five personnel are pleased with the reaction and are eagerly awaiting supply of a substantial, new scooping station.

A great addition to the Bridgeland community, programs are previously afoot to raise gross sales to a range of grocery retailers and dining places throughout Calgary and beyond.


Just after doing work in New York Metropolis for the Institute for Small children and Poverty and for boutique PR companies representing a assortment of famous people, hotels and modest corporations, Ellen Parker arrived property to Calgary and released her personal corporation — Parker PR in 2020. Given that then, she has surrounded herself with proficient PR industry experts enabling her to develop a nutritious portfolio of purchasers. Some customers have been struggling of late, and Parker has launched a new division of her enterprise to support them much better notify their stories on social media. Parker Media is a video clip and pictures department, delivering in-house expert services supporting clients’ person digital advertising and marketing and communications wants. Parker has developed up a powerful team with a lot of many years of encounter in Calgary’s newsrooms and PR residences who know what it requires to notify a superior tale. Bob Sumner features 30 yrs in tv and news, from working a digital camera to assigning news stories to Calgary’ best reporters. Jaclyn Brown was also with CTV below as properly as with Rogers Television in Ontario. She is passionate about sharing the stories that join and encourage companies and people today. A graduate of SAIT’s movie method, Caitlyn Mytopher has labored in the production side of some of Canada’s best film sets, most recently on Jumanji and Ghostbusters. Parker PR also has a amount of cafe shoppers. The new division has been equipped with a kitchen for restaurants and their chefs to develop cooking shows to endorse on social media platforms.

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