Toscana Grill’s History
A passion for great food, beautiful wine and connecting with caring, fun-loving people is how Toscana Italian Grill came to be. In June 2011, Hektor Askushaj opened the Calgary Italian restaurant. His goal was to offer Calgarians’ an authentic Italian dining experience, while providing excellent service in a warm, friendly atmosphere.
Growing up as a close neighbour to Italy, Hektor’s connection to the country and his love for authentic Italian cuisine flourished. Sharing that love and outstanding food with Calgarians has become his new passion, one that’s apparent in every dish served at Toscana Italian Grill. From our antipasti, soups, salads, pasta dishes and mouth-watering desserts there’s something to please every palate.
Hektor grew up in Albania, near the coast of the Adriatic Sea, where the lifestyle, people, food and land are warm, fresh and bountiful. A charismatic person by nature, Hektor enjoys connecting with new people and spending quality time with friends and family. Located just south of Heritage Drive on Macleod Trail, Toscana is known for serving the best Italian food in the city, while providing a wonderful ambiance and dining experience for guests.
Today, Toscana Italian Grill is still run by Hektor and his family. Here you can find a restaurant where the staff take the time to get to know guests, making them feel welcome and like they’re dining with family. Often Hektor can be seen toasting someone with a little bit of Limoncello or Grappa in hand.
Toscana Italian Grill is a place to meet friends, relax and soak in the good company. Enjoy a cocktail in the lounge area and wine bar before heading to the dining room for your own little taste of Italy. Come in and experience our beautiful, trattoria-style eatery where the ambiance will engage all your senses.