Gnocchi street food

24 Jan
Aglio E Olio

Aglio E Olio

Calgary’s food trucks just keep rolling, and I tried out another when it came close to where I work.

This time it was Aglio E Olio “an authentic Italian food truck, specializing in pasta”. It was a chilly winter day, which means the promise of warm comfort food was very appealing. I checked out their online site first to get an idea of what to expect from the menu, and picked out Gnocchi Bolognese, a homemade gnocchi in a spicy organic meat sauce served with garlic bread and parmesan cheese for $10.00.

The Gnocchi was delicious, though I got tired of the flavour pretty quickly I’m afraid. I found it really filling though!  The Bolognese sauce was ok, but there wasn’t very much meat in the sauce, but it had a good flavour. While the Gnocchi was good, the ‘garlic bread’ was a huge disappointment – it was really just half a crusty bun, and didn’t even appear to have any garlic butter/seasoning on it. It was also soft, as though perhaps it had been heated up in a microwave instead of being toasted.

Their other dishes include:

  • Spaghetti with anchovies, chilies and breadcrumbs
  • Penne with sausage in an arrabiata sauce
  • Linguini with seasonal vegetables in a marinara sauce
  • Fusilli in cream sauce with bacon and parmesan cheese
  • Italian sausage on a bun with marinara sauce
  • … and their menu lists that all dishes are served with parmesan cheese and that “garlic bread”.

Have you tried any of the other dishes from this food truck? Let us know what you thought in the comment field below!

Aglio E Olio

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Posted by on January 24, 2014 in Downtown Calgary, Food Trucks, South-West Calgary


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8 responses to “Gnocchi street food

  1. Greggory

    January 26, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    Saved as a favorite, I love your website!

    • Dawn

      January 28, 2014 at 10:27 am

      Thanks Greggory! Glad you like it – have you tried Aglio E Olio’s food truck here in Calgary yet?

  2. Belitz

    January 27, 2014 at 12:28 am

    Thanks very interesting blog!

    • Dawn

      January 28, 2014 at 10:27 am

      Glad you’re enjoying it 🙂

  3. ArgenBright

    January 27, 2014 at 2:11 am

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    • Dawn

      January 28, 2014 at 10:28 am

      thanks Argen. We’ve been writing on this blog for a while… Check some of the categories if you want to read some of the older posts!

  4. Merkley

    January 27, 2014 at 6:24 am

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  5. Dawn

    January 28, 2014 at 10:28 am

    Thanks Merkley – do you have a blog as well?


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