On Friday May 9th, I attended the opening of Trattoria in West Vancouver, the newest restaurant from the Glowbal Group. Executive Chef Jonathan Chuy, who comes to the new location from the original Trattoria, oversees a menu showcasing casual Italian fare.
Trattoria boasts an expansive dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows, a sunny rooftop patio, plus cozy patio-seating out front the entrance of the restaurant. Designed by BOX Interior Design, the 3,650 square-foot space features an open kitchen concept, butcher block-style tables, warm aged-wood paneling, and polished concrete floors. Stand-out design elements include a wine barrel-backed bar and wine bottle chandeliers – large-scale lighting fixtures custom-made using more than 100 wine bottles.
Chef Giuseppe Cortinovis is the head pizza maker who recently emigrated from Italy to Vancouver to head the pizza operation at Trattoria Park Royal.
Guests were treated to white and red wine, beer and cocktails as well as a delightful array of Italian eats including some of their popular flatbreads, my favourite was the Potato Cheese Flatbread along with Risotto Balls and more.
Part of the exciting expansion project at West Vancouver’s popular Park Royal shopping centre, Trattoria is located on the exterior of Park Royal South. Staying true to the Trattoria brand that GLOWBAL has nurtured since opening the first location in 2008, guests to the new space can look forward to traditional Trattoria cuisine, inspired wine selections and friendly service, enjoyed in comfortable surroundings.
Trattoria Park Royal is located at 757 Main Street, Park Royal South in West Vancouver
By: Richard Wolak