A LITTLE ABOUT THE SPADAFORAS

Domenic and Francesca Spadafora were born in Calgary however stay true to their roots and heritage. Growing up, these siblings were always taught the importance of family and creating lasting memories with everyone around them. In their lives, they have learned a lot social aspect of life for an Italian. In Italy, every part of the day is social. From your morning coffee, lunch, to Aperitivo, you are sharing that moment with your friends and family. "No need to call your friends for an Aperitivo, you know they will be there!" With a passion for travel and culture, Domenic and Francesca always took every advantage to explore. In all their adventures, they had a soft spot for their father’s hometown, Staletti in Calabria, Italy. a year after visiting Staletti, SS106 Aperitvo Bar was born. With a love for music, food and socializing, they turned their dreams of opening up Calgary’s first Aperitivo bar into a reality. At SS106, the sibling duo has the opportunity to listen to upbeat tunes, eat amazing food, and share it with you. From a cup of espresso to a hefty plate of pasta, SS106 has something to fit your needs. Food quality, creative cocktails or just a simple glass of wine with friends or family is the most important part of your day, and now it is easier than ever to get all three.

ITALIAN COMFORT FOR THE BUSY CITY

SS106’s menu is a reflection of Calabrese style cuisine with a modern twist. To accommodate allergies and preferences, our menu offers gluten free and vegetarian options.

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There's nothing more romantic than Italian food.

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.

Life is a combination of magic and pasta.

The staff

Francesca

Owner

Francesca Spadafora was born and raised in Calgary and lived in Kelowna for five years. At any possible moment, she travelled. Through this, her love for Europe and its culture grew strong. . Although travelling for a living would be amazing, she realized the only feasible way to be in Eurpoe 24/7 was to bring a piece of it home. Today, Francesca has opened Calgary’s first aperitivo bar with her brother, Domenic. With her love for a good cocktail, she set out to create cocktails in a guilt-free way. Francesca’s favourite cocktail at SS106 is Gin + Juice.

Aperitivo originates from the Latin verb ‘aperire’ which means, ‘to open’; the idea that the drink opens or stimulates your appetite. Antonio Benedetto Carpano, the creator of vermouth, invented Aperitvo. In Italy, Aperitivo drinks are accompanied with snacks. This is a simple idea and a very social and functional way of meeting up with friends and having a cocktail. In Spain, it is similar to going out for tapas. In North American culture, it is similar to Happy Hour. SS106 Aperitivo Bar provides daily Aperitivo from 2:30 – 5:30.

Dom

Owner

Domenic grew up in Calgary, Alberta to Italian immigrants. For a short time, he moved to Kelowna where he began to work in the restaurant industry. Immediately, he knew this industry was his true passion. For Domenic, providing people with the ultimate dining experience has always made his job easy. Much like his sister, Domenic loves to travel and has been to Italy over 10 times in the last 16 years. SS106 was the opportunity to bring that lifestyle here to Calgary. Domenic enjoys so many drinks at SS106, it’s so hard to choose one! From a simple glass of prosecco, Venetian Spritz or "Soda Piu Blu", there is a cocktail with your name on it. .