"OUR LOVE LETTER TO ROME"
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 our 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 it to mean something else for Bread and Circus Trattoria – Dinner and a Show.
Join us in our intimate 34 seat dining room, especially at the Chef’s Bar and we’ll show you what we mean. Buon Appetito! Kelly & Jayme - Proprietors
( BREAD AND CIRCUS TRATTORIA IS LOCATED INSIDE UNA TAKEAWAY @ 616 17th AVE SW )
Interiors designed by Amanda Hamilton Interior Design
616 17 Ave SW, Calgary, Canada
+1 403 476 3615
Closed Monday & Tuesday
Wednesday: 5pm - 10pm
Thursday: 5pm - 10pm
Friday & Saturday: 5pm - 11pm
Sunday: 5pm - 10pm
$5 @ 5pm HAPPY HOUR
$5 select cocktails
$5 house wine (white, red, rose)
$5 menu items
Daily 5-6pm. Call for details
BREAD & CIRCUS IS OPEN 5 DAYS A WEEK:
Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday 5pm - 10pm
Friday & Saturday 5pm - 11pm
Closed Monday & Tuesday
We encourage walk-ins!
Feel like a last-minute pasta? call us right now to see if we have room. 403-476-3615
You can book through our online reservation software, RESY for up to six guests; for buy out requests please email email@example.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 every day.
BECAUSE OUR BEVERAGE LISTS ARE CONSTANTLY CHANGING, THE LIST PUBLISHED ON OUR WEBSITE IS A SAMPLE ONLY.
OUR ACTUAL IN-HOUSE BEVERAGE LIST WILL BE SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT
ALL WINES ARE AVAILABLE BY THE:
GLASS • HALF LITER CARAFE • BOTTLE
WE OFFER GLUTEN FREE PASTA & MOST OF OUR MENU CAN
BE MADE GLUTEN FREE, INCLUDING OUR BREAD.
(AVAILABLE IN SINGLE OR FAMILY SIZE)
(* EXCEPT LASAGNA)
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