Our Short History

How we've started our famous tradition.

Mike Ciccaglione, has been a restaurateur in Calgary for the many years with establishments including the Prairie Dog Inn, Buon Giorno, The Royal Duke, Il Giardino, Zips Pizza the Pied Pickles and many more (who can forget El Molino Foods).

Mike, with those decades of experience, together with his son Michael Ciccaglione Junior,  himself with over 15 years experience in many of those previous restaurants have created a new hot spot in the downtown area and catering to the city!

Our team has been joined by Chef Marino Colonna who has worked at some of the finest Italian restaurants in Calgary (including Il Giardino, which was owned by Mike Ciccaglione), and Assistant Chef Lam from the Pied Pickle who has had over 15 years experience with us. Chef Marino brings Mediterranean and Italian flare to downtown Calgary. As Mike's motto always is, your success comes from the people you choose to be on your team.

Mike and his team are looking forward to seeing old customers and new visit us at The Black Cat Lounge and Grill.  For breakfast, lunch, dinner, happy hour, catering and special events, please don't hesitate to call our new team at Mike's newest venture.

Thank you!


People love our delicious food

Come and visit us - you will love it too!

People who love to eat are always the best people.
Julia Child

Laughter is brightest in the place where the food is.
Irish Proverb

Food is our common ground, a universal experience.
James Beard