About

Edmonton, be introduced to Al Centro: a soon-to-open Restaurant in the heart of Edmonton, crafted to redefine the city’s culinary centre.

Capo
Capo

My name is Antonio Bilotta, and I am the maestro of this project. Like the previous cafes and restaurants I’ve opened in Edmonton (Leva, Rosso, Da Capo), this concept will push Edmonton’s culinary scene to new heights. The difference this time is that Al Centro is pushing even further. 

Italian assagini
Italian assagini

 Not only will the restaurant open Edmonton’s hotel and arts district to an extraordinary culinary experience, it will also introduce the city to Italy’s modern casual food and aperetivo culture.

Aperol Spritz.  The signature drink of an Italian aperitivo
Aperol Spritz. The signature drink of an Italian aperitivo

The perfect end to your work day. Opening up the rest of your evening for time with family and friends. 

This is modern Italy at its best. THINK: Roman style pizza, sophisticated aperitivo with complementary bites, exceptional ingredients, elegant and casual atmosphere, where you will find infinite reasons to meet up.

The consummate host Franco
The consummate host Franco

Franco Imbrogno, founder of Mangia Mangia, will bring his experience and his charming personality to our leadership team.  Many years of working in the industry and him being a part of the family make Franco a natural fit at Al Centro.

Al Centro is now at our final step before opening its doors. This means it’s time for our community to get a sneak peak and have the opportunity to participate in what’s to come. This kickstarter campaign is the invitation to be involved in unveiling this new food culture within the centre of a city we all love.

Edmonton, get ready for something you’ve never experienced before.

Looking forward to taking this last step together,

Antonio Bilotta

Risks and challenges

This project has been full of unexpected surprises, unforeseen circumstances, and being full on blindsided along the way. Years of being in the food service industry and being involved in designing and opening multiple concepts for clients and myself has provided me with the ability to negotiate through the adversity and challenges in order to get the projects to the finish line and to thrive afterwards.

The funds raised through this kickstarter will be exactly that, the kickstart that this restaurant needs to open its doors and start creating the community meeting spot that our downtown needs.

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    Pledge CA$ 30 or more About $23

    Colazione Semplice (Simple Breakfast)

    Breakfast for two
    Includes Coffee of choice + a fresh pastry + fresh squeezed juice

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    Pranzo (Lunch)

    Lunch (slice of pizza and salad) + Italian soda + coffee for two

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    GC for you to decide what you would like to eat, drink, or gift to a friend family member or colleague.

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    Gift Basket

    Da Capo 250gr bag of coffee
    Aeropress
    Bag of 6 biscotti
    8 oz Keep Cup

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    Date Night

    Impress that someone special in your life by organizing date night. Starting with an aperetivo and assagini, followed by your choice of main and paired with a glass of vino.

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    Assagio Vino

    Vino tasting for 4 people. Italian white and red vini paired with assagini.

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    Pledge CA$ 120 or more About $91

    Spritz Al Centro

    Commit to taking part in our "orario aperetivo" with your friends. Includes 10 Aperol Spritz Italian cocktails and unique Italian bites.
    (or come in 5 times with a friend!)

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    Pledge CA$ 150 or more About $114

    Ufficio (The Office)

    Reserve a breakfast meeting in our stand up board room . Includes breakfast + juice + coffee for 6 people...be known as the coolest meeting planner in the office.

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    Pizza per Carita (Pizza for Chairty)

    5 pizzas delivered in your name to the charitable organization of your choice to thank them for the good work they are doing. Pizza 40cm x 60cm

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    Pledge CA$ 200 or more About $151

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    Coffe Pack
    Date Night

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    Pledge CA$ 250 or more About $189

    Assagio Vino (Vino Tasting)

    Vino tasting for 10 people. Italian white and red vini paired with assagini.

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    Pledge CA$ 300 or more About $227

    Inaugurazione (The Opening)

    You and a guest will be among the first to celebrate the inauguration of Al Centro. This is a party that has been three years in the making and an evening you won't forget.
    Food + beverage + entertainment included.

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    Pledge CA$ 350 or more About $265

    Pizza a casa (Pizza at home)

    A pizza of choice to take home once a month for a year. Perfect for four to indulge or to be the date night hero.

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    Pledge CA$ 500 or more About $378

    Caffé a casa (Coffee at Home)

    1kg of da capo coffee to take home or to the office every month of year.

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    Pledge CA$ 1,000 or more About $755

    Amante di caffé (Coffee Lovers)

    Unlimited artisan coffee or cafe late for a year to get your perked for your day, increase your quality of life...and your productivity.

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    Pledge CA$ 1,000 or more About $755

    Pizza in Ufficio (Pizza at the Office)

    Be the office all-star. 30 pizzas to enjoy at the office, all at once or over the course of a the year.
    Pizza is BIG 40cm x 60cm.

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    Pledge CA$ 1,000 or more About $755

    Pre paid catering to your office

    Catering to your office with a menu to suit the needs of the occasion or meeting.

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    Pledge CA$ 1,150 or more About $868

    JH Gift Pack

    Inaugurazione
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    Pizza a casa

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    Pre paid catering to your office

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    Pledge CA$ 2,500 or more About $1,887

    Occasione (The Occasion)

    A private evening in one of the most stylish spaces in town. Celebrate your special occasion with up to 50 people.
    Includes;
    2 beverages / person
    + antipasto + pizza + dessert + coffee

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    Pledge CA$ 5,000 or more About $3,773

    Festa Intima (Intimate Party)

    An Italian style party for you and 24 of your closest family + friends. Come and celebrate your special occasion in style with an evening that will will be memorable. A custom menu to be created with the chef and paired with vino.

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    Pledge CA$ 10,000 or more About $7,546

    Festa alla grande! (Grand Party)

    An Italian style party for you and 49 of your closest family + friends. Come and celebrate your special occasion the way they do in Italy. Start you meal with an aperetivo, antipasti, pasta, main course, salad and dessert. Your custom meal will be created with our chef and paired with vino. A night your guests won't soon forget.

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Funding period

- (27 days)