Address: 1133, 6455 Macleod Trail SW (inside Chinook Centre)
Restaurant Type: Sit down (they also do carry out)
Food Options: Pizza, starters, pasta, paninis, as well as as meat entrees. They also serve wine and beer.
Kid Menu: None.
Seating: tables and half booths
Kid friendly features: Highchairs
Kid comfort level: 6/10 – food arrived really quickly. The restaurant is pretty open – even though we were sat in a quieter section you still might feel a bit exposed if your kids are restless. Tables come with cloth napkins and wine glasses. You order from menus at the table. The feel of the restaurant is more ‘upscale’ than you might expect from a pizza restaurant but this is unlikely to bother the kids.
Double Zero has two Calgary locations. We visited their Chinook location in the early evening on a Saturday. Double Zero is welcoming to families but doesn’t exactly cater to children. When we arrived with our 3 kids (7, 4 and 1) the staff were really nice to us and they had a highchair for the baby.
The menu and setting has adults more in mind than kids though. There are wine glasses on the table and cloth napkins. The menu is more of a ‘foodie’ menu than most kids will probably appreciate but it would still be easy to get a cheese pizza and they offer a pepperoni pizza as well.
This would be a great restaurant to take kids to if you aren’t going to be stressed out about their behavior or as a trainer restaurant to take kids to who you want to start transitioning to more upscale restaurants.
We ordered two pizzas and fried purple potatoes. We ended up with a little bit of the kids pizza leftover so it was about the right amount for the 5 of us (2 adults 2 kids and a baby).
I hadn’t expected the potatoes to come with a sauce but it was delicious. Robbie (1 years old) loved the potatoes but the big kids wouldn’t touch them.
One of the best things about our visit is that the food came fast. I find waiting for the food to come at the restaurant to be the hardest part of eating out with kids.
We got a pepperoni pizza with no cheese for the kids and a Polynesian Princess (which is basically fancy ham and pineapple) for us. The pizza was delicious I was still thinking about it days later. They can also make any of the pizzas on a gluten-free crust if you want.
I was a little uncomfortable at Double Zero Pizza because it was less casual than I was expecting. When we arrived our kids were the only ones at the restaurant under 20 although there was another family there with school-aged kids later on.
Initially I didn’t think I would hurry back with my three young kids but after thinking about it I’ve changed my mind. I would happily take them back but knowing more about the restaurant I would be sure to go on a day when my kids aren’t tired or wound up.
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4 thoughts on “Double Zero Pizza – Chinook – Eating Out With Kids in Calgary”
I took my then six year-old there last year. He loved it, because he loves pizza like all boys that age, and he discovered San Pellegrino real fruit sodas. I think the pizzas are great, too. I went on a busy evening (just the two of us, because his Mom was out with friends) and I felt perfectly comfortable having a kid there. The staff was really good to him. He’s used to more adult restaurants because we go to the US a lot and EVERYONE has a kid’s menu in the States. I think Canada has a long way to go in terms of being accepting of children in “adult restaurants.”
We’ve never been there but I often felt uncomfortable eating out with the kids when they were younger. Now that they are 8 and 5 we can go almost anywhere and I feel okay about it. They certainly do not appreciate ‘foodie’ food though!
We love double zero, and often go as a family – my boys are 4 & 6. The cauliflower is to die for, and the happy hour (m-f 4-6 I think) has great deals on drinks and appys. This might apply to downstairs only.
One tip – ask to sit downstairs if there’s room, it’s a bit more casual.
That’s so weird we were very intentionally sat upstairs.