|Cuisine Type |||Fusion, Italian, Pizza, Sandwiches, Soups|
|Ambiance |||Bistro, Good For Groups, Meet For Drink, Offbeat, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Dining Alone|
|Meals Served |||Light Meals/Snacks, Lunch, Brunch, Dessert, Dinner|
|Amenities |||Full Bar, Great Wine List, Wheelchair Accessible, Coffeehouses & Desserts, Counter & Bar Service|
|Payment |||ATM (machines only), Cash|
|Getting There |||Near University of Alberta|
|Cross Street |||111 Street|
|Mon. – Tues: 7AM – 6PM; Weds -Fri.: 7AM – 11PM; Sat: 9AM -6PM; Sun: 10AM- 6PM|
Profile Last Updated: February 24, 2009
A fabulously diverse menu overflows with “home made goodness” at this reasonably priced, independently owned restaurant. “Savour your Independents!” is the rally cry here, since Leva is a proud member of Original Fare, a group of independent restaurants and producers that strive to develop and promote local tastes and signature dishes. With a funky, modern atmosphere and exquisitely exclusive menu, people come from far and wide to dine here. This place is a magnet for hospital staff, local business people, residents of the area, and students and teachers trickle in all day long.
Home-Made Gourmet Goodness
Steaming hot bowls of soup and biscuits made from scratch are a popular favorite. So are the freshly prepared Pizze, full of Italian style flavours and goodness. The gluten free chocolate cake has a steady following, as do other sweet treats like the chocolate filled croissants and original desserts like the date and pecan coffee cake and strawberry & blackberry ricotta squares. Eight tempting flavours of gelato (ten in summertime) are made fresh daily to keep up to the high demand, and give a cool finish to your visit to Leva (in more ways than one).
Leva boasts a full bar and wine menu, featuring organic and locally made beverages. But what people come for, hands down, is the coffee. Why? Because it’s imported Danesi coffee straight from Italy, freshly ground and made using an old fashioned manual style espresso machine. Real Madagascar bourbon vanilla beans make the coffee drinks irresistible. Be careful! You might find yourself craving seconds!