La Brezza was founded by Marco Abdi, who arrived from Somalia by way of Italy in 1981 with just a few dollars in his pocket. His first job in Calgary was as a janitor in a medical building and he lived across the street in a little house owned by his employers.
That little house became La Brezza Ristorante and Marco opened the door for business in 1987 with his mother in law Angela as head chef.
La Brezza Ristorante has been one of Calgary’s Most popular Italian restaurants and has won many awards including #1 on Trip Advisor four years in a row. They are proud to serve home cooked Italian meals and their little restaurant has always been about good food, love, and family and they are proud to share their passion with you.
Marco passed away in 2015 but the tradition is carried on by Filomena Abdi, Marco’s wife.