BACCANO RESTAURANTE

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UPDATED 8/10/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED

1889 W 1st Ave, Vancouver

Tel: 778-379-6920

Web: http://www.baccanovancouver.com/

Twitter: @BaccanoVancouve

Advice: Takes reservations, walkins welcome.

With it’s star patio setting, Executive Chef Zach Steele leads the kitchen where he offers up a creative and flavourful menu of Italian and Mediterranean influenced fare. After a couple of visits, I have enjoyed taking a whirl through the tasty menu offerings matching up some new world reds to go with the dishes.

Scallops

Scallops

Grilled Caesar Salad

Grilled Caesar Salad

Salmon

Salmon

The Scallops ($16), prosciutto, cracklings, cauliflower, squid ink aioli was a stunning dish; as was the unique and so good, Grilled Caesar Salad ($12) with romaine, anchovies, croutons, parmesan and olive oil; and the Salmon ($15) with beets, lemon, caper and brown butter was another stunner.

Linguini Vongole

Linguini Vongole

 Pesto Orecchiette

Pesto Orecchiette

The pastas are house-made, and the Linguini Vongole ($18) with clams and garlic had lots of flavour; and the Pesto Orecchiette ($16) with broccoli basil pesto, broccoli florets, pistachios and asiago was delicious, loved the flavours and the crunch.

Mario’s “Old School” Tuscan Grilled Meatballs

Mario’s “Old School” Tuscan Grilled Meatballs

Beef Short Rib

Beef Short Rib

Mario’s “Old School” Tuscan Grilled Meatballs ($9). Beef, Pork and Veal polpette with hand crushed San Marzano tomatoes, finished with Baccano Parmigiano cheese sauce was a delicious creation; the Beef Short Rib ($26) on the bone with housemade gnocchi, mushrooms, jus and crispy leeks was an impressive dish, loved the flavours of the crispy leeks and the jus.

They offer up a good selection of wines, some from Italy and others from the Okanagan, California and other areas, they also offer beer as well as cocktails. I am looking forward to another go around as more dishes are added as well as to try their soon to launch brunch.

Review by: Richard Wolak

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