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May 22, 2015
by Gerry
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Another TV Appearance

Did you happen to see me on CTV Morning Live yesterday talking about our Cannoli Month campaign starting in June? Well if you didn’t just click the link below to have a look.  I will have full details on Monday about Cannoli Month as well as our Cannoli Day being held at Ronald McDonald House next Saturday May 30th from 1 to 4 pm. Now I have an important hot school lunch to put together for my friends at Crestwood Elementary as well as all you hungry famiglia coming in for lunch today. See you at noon.

http://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=618113

Today’s UberFact: The board game “Clue” was originally named “Murder!”

THE PASTAS: includes Garden Salad w/House Balsamic Vinaigrette or Caesar Salad & Garlic Toast

Rigatoni Bolognese  $10.50

Mushroom Beef Tortellini  $10.50

Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce $10.50  w/Tomato Sauce $10.00

TODAY’S SOUPS: Includes Garlic Toast Small $4.70 Large $6.15

Chicken Tortellini

THE SIDES:

Saintly Good Meatballs $1.40

Sensational Spicy Sausages $1.60

DOLCE:

Tiramisu $3.00

Cannoli $2.50

May 21, 2015
by Gerry
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Cannoli Month is Coming

So today I have the pleasure of being back on CTV Morning Live along with Stacey Brotzel and we are going to talk about a couple of things I am very fond of; Cannoli and Ronald McDonald House. The cannoli are pretty easy to explain, they taste delicious. Ronald McDonald House is a place I never get tired of talking about. RMHCNA is a home away from home for 32 families per night who must travel to Edmonton for surgery or treatment for their ill or injured child. Families are only charged $12 per night, but the costs to run the house are much greater. Everything from private rooms, to meals and laundry are all available at the house. Those things all cost money though. That’s where everyone’s big generous hearts can come into play. For the entire month of June, the proceeds from all cannoli sales here at Little Italy will go to Ronald McDonald House. On May 30th, you can come to the house located at 7726-107 Street and between 1pm and 4 pm, purchase some cannoli, have a tour of the house and learn about other ways you could help out. Keep checking back to our website and we’ll have more details and flavour selections for your cannoli. Cannoli month will run June 1st to 30th.

Today’s UberFact: Wilson, the volleyball from “Cast Away,” won a Critic’s Choice Award and an MTV movie award.

THE PASTAS: includes Garden Salad w/House Balsamic Vinaigrette or Caesar Salad & Garlic Toast

Gnocchi  $10.50

Cavatappi  Alfredo  $10.50

Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce $10.50  w/Tomato Sauce $10.00

TODAY’S SOUPS: Includes Garlic Toast Small $4.70 Large $6.15

Chicken Tortellini

THE SIDES:

Saintly Good Meatballs $1.40

Sensational Spicy Sausages $1.60

DOLCE:

Tiramisu $3.00

Cannoli $2.50

May 20, 2015
by Gerry
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Getting Sexier Edmonton

Well I must say, maybe it’s the crack laced Rexall beers talking,  but Edmonton you are just getting sexier by the second. First of all you go and make the National Geographic Top Summer Destinations list for 2015. Then, you went and scored Todd McLellan as your new head coach for the Oilers. Plus, the other changes to the Oilers, the FIFA Women’s World Cup is coming,  Summer is on the horizon, and yep, things are getting real saucy around here, real fast. You keep that up YEG!!!! ….Do you ever watch CTV Morning Live? Well you should tomorrow morning, specifically at 8:15 and 8:23 as I will be making another appearance, whipping up some Cannoli and talking about a very cool project coming up in June, so you you should tune in. If you want, I suppose you could tune in before and after as well. Stacey Brotzel, Rob Williams, Kimberly Wynn & Jesse Beyer are pretty informative, pretty in general and very entertaining, so you know, give them a watch or else. But especially watch at 8:15 and 8:23……Now get out of here so I can get to making lunch.

Today’s UberFact: Jerry of Ben & Jerry’s has never come up with an ice cream flavor.

THE PASTAS: includes Garden Salad w/House Balsamic Vinaigrette or Caesar Salad & Garlic Toast

Lasagna  $10.50

Linguine Alfredo  $10.50

Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce $10.50  w/Tomato Sauce $10.00

TODAY’S SOUPS: Includes Garlic Toast Small $4.70 Large $6.15

No Soup Today

THE SIDES:

Saintly Good Meatballs $1.40

Sensational Spicy Sausages $1.60

DOLCE:

Tiramisu $3.00

Cannoli $2.50

May 19, 2015
by Gerry
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Wow, We Are Something To See

Okay, can we say Summer is officially on? You know, we get all worked up about how short summer is here. By the date it’s not until June 21st. I say not good enough. Let’s just embrace the longer nights and earlier mornings right now. Yes, summer has started. Fellas, break out those socks and flip flops, ladies, you just keep doing whatever it is you been doing all these years, it looks fantastic! Enjoy your patio season, have fun cutting the grass, embrace your after dinner walks along the river valley or to the DQ, it’s all good. Why? Because it’s summer time! Hell, we even made National Geographic’s Top 10 Summer destinations for 2015,that’s pretty spectacular when you consider how big the world is and how many cool things there are to see and do. Hmm, with all these anticipated extra tourists coming, I better buckle in and get ready, I reckon quite a few of them will want to come and sample the 31st best thing to eat in Edmonton. The top 10 is listed below, see you all at noon.

  • Machu Picchu, Peru
  • Sedona
  • Konstanz, Germany
  • Athens, Greece
  • Magna Carta Trails, England
  • Edmonton, Alberta
  • Jubilee Weekend, Singapore
  • Cup Match, Bermuda
  • Philadelphia
  • Victoria, Australia
  • Jeju Island, South Korea

Today’s UberFact: Way to go Taiwan. Taiwan has become the first country to offer free Wi-Fi to all tourists through over 4,000 hotspots all over the island.

THE PASTAS: includes Garden Salad w/House Balsamic Vinaigrette or Caesar Salad & Garlic Toast

Beef Fusilli  $10.50

Mushroom Cream Linguine  $10.50

Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce $10.50  w/Tomato Sauce $10.00

TODAY’S SOUPS: Includes Garlic Toast Small $4.70 Large $6.15

Italian Wedding

THE SIDES:

Saintly Good Meatballs $1.40

Sensational Spicy Sausages $1.60

DOLCE:

Tiramisu $3.00

Cannoli $2.50

May 15, 2015
by Gerry
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Happy May Long

Well, I don’t know about you, but I for one, am really looking forward to this long weekend. It’s been a prety crazy few weeks since the last long weekend and I just need a few extra hours of nothing happening. In the mean time, we will be open today but of course closed on Monday. I hope you all go out and enjoy the weekend. Have a pile of fun. If you see a reporter doing a story out in public, don’t be an idiot and shout disgusting things into the microphone. Just keep walking by, maybe wave, or smile, perhaps drop a “HI Mom” or something polite. Oh and of course, please, don’t drink and drive. You would think one could stop saying that by now, but clearly there are just too many stupid people out there that don’t get it. Have a great day, see you at noon

Today’s UberFact: The Macarena is about a woman named Macarena having sex with her boyfriend’s friends.

THE PASTAS: includes Garden Salad w/House Balsamic Vinaigrette or Caesar Salad & Garlic Toast

Pasticcio  $10.50

Mushroom Cream Shells  $10.50

Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce $10.50  w/Tomato Sauce $10.00

TODAY’S SOUPS: Includes Garlic Toast Small $4.70 Large $6.15

Italian Wedding

THE SIDES:

Saintly Good Meatballs $1.40

Sensational Spicy Sausages $1.60

DOLCE:

Tiramisu $3.00

Cannoli $2.50

May 14, 2015
by Gerry
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Happy Thursday

Yesterday was fun, today should be a blast because it’s Chicken & Prosciutto MacnCheese Alfredo Day. I moved it a day early because tomorrow is the Friday before long weekend, and I have a feeling some of you will be taking off a day early. In any case we will be open for business as usual, but will be closed on Monday. Time to get to the goodness. See you at noon!

Today’s UberFact: Early boomerangs used by Australian aboriginals were used to hunt kangaroo.

THE PASTAS: includes Garden Salad w/House Balsamic Vinaigrette or Caesar Salad & Garlic Toast

Chicken & Prosciutto MacnCheese Alfredo  $10.50

Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce $10.50  w/Tomato Sauce $10.00

TODAY’S SOUPS: Includes Garlic Toast Small $4.70 Large $6.15

Italian Wedding

THE SIDES:

Saintly Good Meatballs $1.40

Sensational Spicy Sausages $1.60

DOLCE:

Tiramisu $3.00

Cannoli $2.50

May 13, 2015
by Gerry
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PSRITF

Ohhh Shawn Simoes. How are you feeling today champ? Stupid? Embarrassed? Ashamed? You should be. The reality is, you’re not alone. There are so many more of your types out there, some making more money than you, some making less. Plus, you’re an Engineer, that means you have a pretty good education, yet, you’re as stupid as they come. Now, you’re the face of public shame and scorn because of your troubling views towards women and general lack of class and respect for people in general. Nice job ass hat. Hopefully you saved some of that money you earned, it could be a while before anyone wants to hire an idiot like you. Sad thing is, there is an idiot out there that will hire and idiot like you. Won’t be me though. Oh and rather than that nonsense you spewed I would love to see you get “PSRITF”; Punch Shawn Right In The Face!!!  If you’re ever in Alberta, passing thru, please don’t stop in to eat here. You are now the newest member of the “Banned From Eating In My Cafe” list. You join Alex Jones, The Portuguese Guy from Craft BeerFest, Jian Ghomeshi and Jim Prentice as people I never want to see here. The rest of you though, come on in. See you at noon.

Today’s UberFact: Homer Simpson once had a theory that the universe was shaped like a donut, the theory has some validity according to cosmologists.

THE PASTAS: includes Garden Salad w/House Balsamic Vinaigrette or Caesar Salad & Garlic Toast

Jumbo Cheese Ravioli $10.50

Rotini & Peppers w/Olive Oil & Garlic  $10.50

Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce $10.50  w/Tomato Sauce $10.00

TODAY’S SOUPS: Includes Garlic Toast Small $4.70 Large $6.15

Nonna Rosa Chicken

THE SIDES:

Saintly Good Meatballs $1.40

Sensational Spicy Sausages $1.60

DOLCE:

Tiramisu $3.00

Cannoli $2.50

May 12, 2015
by Gerry
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Busy Day, Straight To UberFacts

Today’s UberFact: But he has never eaten here….Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson eats seven meals a day, the equivalent of about 10 pounds of food.

THE PASTAS: includes Garden Salad w/House Balsamic Vinaigrette or Caesar Salad & Garlic Toast

Baked Ziti $10.50

Fettuccine Alfredo  $10.50

Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce $10.50  w/Tomato Sauce $10.00

TODAY’S SOUPS: Includes Garlic Toast Small $4.70 Large $6.15

Nonna Rosa Chicken

THE SIDES:

Saintly Good Meatballs $1.40

Sensational Spicy Sausages $1.60

DOLCE:

Tiramisu $3.00

Cannoli $2.50

May 11, 2015
by Gerry
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A Busy Weekend

Well how was everyone’s weekend? Mine had a little bit of everything, including a trip the Emergency Room at the Sturgeon Hospital in St.Albert. My son fell off his bike and broke his wrist. He was riding it along the bike path and hit some gravel, and down he went. I must say I was pretty impressed with how he handled himself. The kid walked home 3 kms with his bike, a little bruised up and a scraped chin, but he kept it together. A short trip to the ER, and we were out of there in just over 3 hours. It was impressive, but at the same time, kind of tough to see. As a parent, you never like to see your kid hurting. I’m so thankful it was just a broken wrist and nothing more serious…The rest of the weekend was all about mother’s. My mom is in Cranbrook, and so since a trip wasn’t possible, she go the phone call and a nice fruit basket. Last night, I put on a nice BBQ spread at our house and had all of my wife’s family over for dinner. The weather was great, the company was fantastic and the post dinner cigar and Crown Royal were amazing. Now, it’s back to work mode. I hope you all had a great weekend. Have a great week, see you at noon.

Today’s UberFact: Cookie Monster’s real name is Sid.

THE PASTAS: includes Garden Salad w/House Balsamic Vinaigrette or Caesar Salad & Garlic Toast

Sausage Fusilli  $10.50

Chicken & Broccoli Mushroom Penne  $10.50

Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce $10.50  w/Tomato Sauce $10.00

TODAY’S SOUPS: Includes Garlic Toast Small $4.70 Large $6.15

Nonna Rosa Chicken

THE SIDES:

Saintly Good Meatballs $1.40

Sensational Spicy Sausages $1.60

DOLCE:

Tiramisu $3.00

Cannoli $2.50

May 8, 2015
by Gerry
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TGIF

It’s Friday! It’s Mother’s Day this weekend. Do something nice for your Mommy. See you all at noon

Today’s UberFact: Do with this one what you will. In Italy, Rastafarians are legally allowed to possess marijuana because it is a “sacrament” of their religion.

THE PASTAS: includes Garden Salad w/House Balsamic Vinaigrette or Caesar Salad & Garlic Toast

Lasagna  $10.50

Fettuccine Alfredo  $10.50

Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce $10.50  w/Tomato Sauce $10.00

TODAY’S SOUPS: Includes Garlic Toast Small $4.70 Large $6.15

Italian Wedding

THE SIDES:

Saintly Good Meatballs $1.40

Sensational Spicy Sausages $1.60

DOLCE:

Tiramisu $3.00

Cannoli $2.50