Being a monk has its upsides, like a quiet life spent in meditation, or being able to make amazing beer, or having Randy Newman sing your theme song, because dude hardly ever sells out like that. From a guy who honed his kitchen chops in a monastery: Enzo's Caffe Italiano
An eponymous eatery spawned in part by a long culinary journey involving monastery ovens in Puglia, Enzo's is a bright cafe/diner featuring handmade Italian everything from antipasti to 'za, set in Alberta confines decked with owner-created art tiles and rocking a boisterous atmosphere meant to feel like you're "at home with friends", although hopefully not Ross. The warm saucy heart of Enzo's menu are dishes sporting pasta made by hand the moment you order it (on a traditional wooden board called a tavoliere) which creates huge plates like traditional (unbaked) lasagna w/ super-thin pasta sheets layered w/ bechamel and Bolognese meat sauce, or orecchiette with garlic, anchovies, and broccoli rabe, not to be confused with Broccoli Rob, who was the social chair for Beta Carotene. Beyond pasta Enzo's is repping ciabatta baked fresh daily, housemade sausage and salamis, homemade pickled veggies and olives, as well as mozzarella made fresh every Monday which works to create what he claims is "the city's best pizza margherita", which means he must own one hell of a blender
While Enzo's is currently open only for dinner, lunch, or a mid-day espresso to watch some Italian football, he plans on soon reserving Sundays for an Italian brunch -- which, when combined with a little wine after a rough night, could clearly make you feel like a Newman: fat and satisfied.