Welcome to Bread and Circus Trattoria

Bread and Circus is inspired by the welcoming, friendly Trattoria’s of Rome where the menus are dictated by custom and comfort, the atmosphere is fun and friendly and the room is bright and warm. Our dishes are all inspired by takes on these longstanding recipes from Rome’s expansive empire with a few tweaks for a modern day take.  

The name Bread and Circus comes from a Satirical poet’s writings in the second century: “Two things only the people anxiously desire – bread and circuses”. He was referring to the fact that the government was controlling votes and its population with food and entertainment. Almost two thousand years later and we are still using this phrase. We loved that it’s a nod to Roman culture and very à propos for modern times. We have also interpreted in to mean something else for Bread and Circus Trattoria – Dinner and a Show.

Join us in this small, intimate room, especially at the Chef’s Bar and we’ll show you what we mean.

Buon Appetito !

ADDRESS
616 17 Ave SW, Calgary, Canada
(view map)


TELEPHONE
+1 403 476 3615

OPENING HOURS
Closed Monday & Tuesday
Wednesday: 5:30pm - 10pm
Thursday: 5:30pm - 10pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11pm
Sunday: 5:30pm - 10pm

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BREAD & CIRCUS IS OPEN 5 DAYS A WEEK:
Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday 5:30pm - 10pm
Friday & Saturday 5:30pm - 11pm
Closed Monday & Tuesday

WALK-INS
We encourage walk-ins!
Every night we hold 21 seats at our tables, bar & counter for walk-ins. 
Feel like a last-minute pasta? call us right now to see if we have room. 403-476-3615 

RESERVATIONS
Due to the size of our very small restaurant, we offer two seatings nightly for reservations;
between 5:30pm - 6:45pm or anytime after 7:45pm.

The largest party we are able to accomodate is six people. 

You can book online through OPENTABLE for up to six guests; for buy out requests please email contact@breadandcircusyyc.com and we will get back to you within 24 hours

For phone reservations please call 403-476-3615
our hosts are ready to answer your calls between 11:30am - 10pm Tuesday - Sunday.

DRINKS

ALL WINES ARE AVAILABLE BY THE:
GLASS • HALF LITER CARAFE • BOTTLE

HOUSE WINE

WHITE OR RED
103250

SPARKLING WINE

ADAMI BOSCO DI GICA PROSECCO
1278
Glera/Chardonnay, Valdobbiadene, Vento
MEDICI ERMETE ‘DAPHNE’
1065
Malvasia, Emilia-Romagna
PALTRINIERI ‘GROSSO’
86
Lambrusco di Sorbara, Emilia-Romagna
BIRICHINO PE TULANT NATUREL
94
Malvasia, Monterrey, California

ROSÉ WINE

LA KIUVA ROSE DE VALLEE
113755
2015, Nebbiolo/Gros Vien/Neyret, Valle d'Aosta

WHITE WINE

FRANCESCO CIRELLI
113755
2016 Trebbiano d'Abruzzo, Abruzzo
PEARL MORISSETTE
124260
2015 Riesling, Niagara
MARCO CARPINETI ‘CERVINARA’
134565
2015 Bellone/Greco Mora, Lazio
MARABINO ‘EUREKA’
134565
2015 Chardonnay, Sicily
CANTINE MESA ‘GIUNCO’
155075
2015 Vermentino, Sardegna
ANSELMI ‘CAPITEL FOSCARINO’
165080
2015 Garganega, Veneto
MONASTERO SUORE CISTERCENSI
60
2015 Trebbiano/Malvasia/Verdicchio, Lazio
MONTEVERSA-ANIMAVERSA
90
2015 Manzoni Bianco, Veneto

RED WINE

FRANCESCO CIRELLI
113755
2015, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Abruzzo
NOELIA RICCI ‘IL SANGIOVESE'
124060
2011, Sangiovese, Tuscany
CANTINE MESA ‘BUIO’
144770
2015, Carignano, Sardegna
MONTERAPONI ‘V’
155075
2012 Sangiovese/Canaiolo/Colorino/Trebbiano/Malvasia, Tuscany
POGGERINO
176085
2011, Chianti Classico, Sangiovese, Tuscany
BRIGALDARA
176085
2014, Valpolicalla, Ripasso, Veneto
ERBALUNA 'LA ROSINA'
75
2015, Barbera d'Alba, Piemonte
ELIO ALTARE
80
2015, Dolcetto d’Alba, Piemonte
ENZO BOGLIETTI
92
2015, Nebbiolo, Langhe
MUNJEBEL ROSSO '9'
100
2012, Nerello Mascalese, Mt. Etna, Sicily
CORTE SANT’ALDA
200
2014, Valpolicalla, Amarone, Veneto
MARCHESI DI BAROLO
195
2013, Nebbiolo, Cannubi Cru, Piemonte
ALLEGRINI 'LA POJA'
250
2008, Corvina, Veneto

APERITIVO

AMERICANO, APEROL SPRITZ OR GLASS OF PROSECCO
+
CACIO E PEPE POPCORN
10.50

COCKTAILS

IL FUMO ROMANO
13
CHERRYWOOD SMOKED BOURBON, SWEET VERMOUTH, BITTERS
LAZIO NEGRONI
10
GIN, CAMPARI , VERMOUTH, LIMONATA
BELLINI
12
PROSECCO, OLIVE OIL PEACH PEARLS, PEACH SYRUP
UNA VITA
13
APEROL, AMARO, MEZCAL, ORANGE BITTERS
SIGNORE MARTINEZ
12
GIN, SWEET VERMOUTH, MARASCHINO, BITTERS

WATER

FILTERED STILL WATER
-
COMPLIMENTARY
FILTERED SPARKLING WATER
2
PER PERSON (UNLIMITED)

SOFT DRINKS

SAN PELLEGRINO BLOOD ORANGE
3.5
SAN PELLEGRINO POMEGRANATE & ORANGE
3.5
SAN PELLEGRINO LIMONATA
3.5

BEER

BIRRA MORETTI
7
PERONI
7

FOOD

ALL OF OUR PASTA IS MADE FRESH, IN-HOUSE DAILY

WE OFFER GLUTEN FREE PASTA & MOST OF OUR MENU CAN
BE MADE GLUTEN FREE, INCLUDING OUR BREAD. 

ANTIPASTI

SALADS

PRIMI PIATTI

DESSERT




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