The Story of Atlas Pizza and Sports Bar: A Journey to Success

September 23, 2023

81% of Canadians eat pizza at least once a month. If you are searching for a Calgary pizza restaurant to get your monthly fix, it's about time you stopped in at Atlas Pizza & Sports Bar.

Haven't heard of us? Learn why locals say we have the best pizza in town in this guide to our history, founder, and award-winning menu.

Our History

Atlas Pizza turns 58 this year. Our first pizza joint opened in 1975, making it one of the longest-running establishments in Calgary. Today, we are still known for making the best pizza in Northeast Calgary.

Our pizza is so good we've won not one but two awards. Calgarians and tourists alike love that every ingredient in our pies is made the Italian way - from scratch. Over the years, we've expanded our menu to include more authentic Italian dishes, plus a few local favourites.

If you haven't stopped by Atlas Pizza in a while, you will notice that our menu isn't the only thing that has changed. We also updated our restaurant to offer a true sports pub atmosphere and experience.

Our Founder

Mike Theodossopoulos is the founder of Atlas Pizza. Though he has since stepped down from running the restaurant, the business is still family-owned and operated.

Chris Theodossopoulos, Mike's son, took the helm at Atlas Pizza in 1995. If you ever run into him, you will hear about how he worked his way up in the restaurant business.

Before joining his father's business, Chris worked as a dishwasher. He was promoted to back-of-house cook during his college years, which was when he also took up serving and bartending.

Our current owner's deep roots in the service industry are stamped all over Atlas today. He is the brains behind all our latest upgrades, including our revamped menu and more modern establishment.

Our Menu

In the mood for the most authentic Italian pizza in Calgary? How about some classic North American staples and drinks to go with it? You will find these items and more on our Consumer Choice Award-winning menu.

Start your meal off right with classic pub apps like wings, BBQ ribs, and fried, well, everything. We also have options on the healthier side, like soups, salads, and veggie platters.

Choose from sandwiches, burgers, seafood, and pasta for your entree. Or for something more upscale, checkout our entrees for a juicy strip steak, pork chop, or veal cutlets.

Of course, most people come for our pizzas. Made-from-scratch sauce gets slathered on handmade pizza dough, smothered in cheese, and topped with all your favourites.

Our dessert menu may be short, but it sure is sweet. We have a rotating selection of seasonal pies, chocolate brownies, and French cream cheesecakes to make your mouth water.

Visit Atlas Pizza & Sports Bar in NE Calgary

Our family-owned and operated pizza joint is ready to serve you a slice. We have award-winning pizzas, authentic Italian pasta, and more on our new and improved menu. Oh, and did we mention our famous happy hour?

Whether you are a local or just visiting, Atlas Pizza & Sports Bar is worth a try. And we make it easy for you to do just that with dine-in, take-out, and delivery options.

Call us to place your order or reserve atable for the best pizza in Northeast Calgary.

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6060 Memorial Dr. NE. Calgary Alberta