Ground Meat

Ground Veal Recall

January 13, 2020 Recall Notice

Our retail store, The Italian Store in Calgary is recalling frozen ground veal sold in the store over possible E.coli contamination.

The veal in question was sold in small frozen packages between December 23, 2019 and January 13, 2020 and has the UPC code starting with 0 200904.

To be safe please toss out product or return to the store for a full refund.

Our Quality Control Team will be in close contact with our supply chain to review all safety protocols.

In the meantime, as always, remember to cook your ground meat all the way through to alleviate safety concerns!!

San Giuliano Olive Oils

San Giuliano Olive Oils, Pride of Sardinia

We are pleased to announce we have been designated the Canadian Distributor for San Giuliano Extra Virgin and Organic Olive Oils.

This olive oil is available in our store, The Italian Store in Calgary, Alberta and through our food distribution channels.

San Giuliano Olive Oils

San Giuliano Olive Oils

About San Giuliano – Pride of Sardinia

The origins of Domenico Manca S.p.A. date back to the early 1900’s when the Manca family owned and operated a small olive oil mill within the ancient walled town of Alghero. The olive oil was sold at the market and within the Italian mainland.

In 1975 the founders grandson, Domenico took on the family business and by the mid 80’s they added other products to their line up.

It is well known that the oldest and most traditional olive oil producers have obtained excellent oil from a great range of olive types and varieties. As a result and since 1992, San Giuliano has received more than 260 awards, including the recent addition of three gold and one silver award at the New York International Olive Oil competition. They have won more awards than any other company producing olive oil.

Important to note these olive oils come in glass bottles.

The unmistakable taste of an oil able to conquer even the kings.  Learn about The San Giuliano Legend.

Currently Available:


  • Original, Unparalled Sardinia Classic
  • Full Body, Intense Fragrance
  • 2 Litre, 750 ml
Original Olive Oils



  • Original Unfiltered
  • First Press, purest form
  • 750 ml
Unfiltered Olive Oils


Elite 3 Selection

  • Fruttato, Organic and D.O.P.
  • Early harvest, Organic and late harvest D.O.P.
  • 750 ml
Elite 3 Olive Oils

Elite 3 Olive Oils

Podere Verde

  • Premium Euro Zone Blend
  • Best selection of Italy, Spain, Greece
  • 1 Litre and 3 Litre
Premium Olive Oil

Premium Olive Oil

For more information on these oils including samples, sales and distribution, contact your sales rep or call our distribution office: 403-275-8222

Buy Local YYC | Photo Credit: City of Calgary

City of Calgary Launches #BuyLocalYYC Campaign

The City of Calgary has launched a new #BuyLocalYYC campaign to get more dollars flowing into local businesses and support Calgary’s economic recovery.

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi kicked off the three-month campaign in Kensington on Monday by encouraging people to buy their holiday gifts from local business, instead of from online retailers.

Read more about this story here:

Calgary launches #BuyLocalYYC campaign to help businesses get shoppers in the door


San Pellegrino

San Pellegrino Launches IED Collaboration Project

The world’s biggest names in sparkling mineral water, San Pellegrino is celebrating their 120th anniversary this year.

As the celebrations for San Pellegrino’s 120 Year Anniversary continue all around the world, they have announced a unique collaboration with Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) for San Pellegrino’s 120th Anniversary.

A a select group of talented students from the prestigious design school, have re-imagined San Pellegrino into a series of illustrations that take you on a journey through the 120 year-old story of the brand. For this digital exhibition, the students were asked to prepare a set of three artworks, to be seen in a continuous row on San Pellegrino’s Instagram wall, with each set playing out a different element of the brand’s story. The illustrations run across four broad themes: Iconic Imagery, Food Experiences, Core Values, History & Heritage.

Launching on October 7th, this project will run throughout October with special creations being revealed each day on the San Pellegrino Instagram Account.

Learn more about the beverages Scarpone Foods Canada carries here: Scarpone Foods Canada Beverages.

San Pellegrino Young Chef Competition

San Pellegrino Young Chef 2019-2020 Applications Now Open!

Are you aged 30 years or under, have worked in the industry for at least one year? Moreover, are you a young professional chef who has a signature dish that communicates your personal vision, unique skills, and creativity?

Take the opportunity to be a part of a global competition with individual guidance from some of the most renowned chefs in the world.

In this exciting new edition of the international culinary talent program, San Pellegrino will offer talented young chefs around the globe even more opportunities to develop their skills with mentorship from the very beginning stages of the competition as well as gain valuable professional visibility.

Go the San Pellegrino Website to learn more about the Young Chef 2019-2020 Competition!

#SPYoungChef #sanpellegrino #tastefulmoments

Scarpone's Antipasti

Scarpone’s Antipasti

Carefully selecting and using only the best products available in Italy, we are now offering up to 50 items in our Scarpone’s Antipasti line.

Shown above are 13 varieties of olives with more in the store. Our line includes several varieties of olives, capers, peppers, artichokes, mushrooms, cipollini, onions, an Italian favourite friarelli, plus more.

Scarpone's Antipasti

Olives, Artichokes, Friarelli

All items are available retail in our store and wholesale through our warehouse. Call your sales rep to learn more.

Wine Grapes available at Scarpone's

Wine grapes are in

Our wine grapes are here and the juice will follow in a couple weeks. Stayed tuned for us to announce the arrival of the juice.

Purple wine grapes

Purple wine grapes

green wine grapes

green wine grapes

We carry a large variety of red and green grapes.

Give us a call to learn more about making your own wine, picking up some grapes, the varieties available or to chat all things wine. We’d love to help you get started!

Cases of grapes

Cases of grapes


Cases of grapes

Cases of grapes