1220 Bute Street, Vancouver
Tel: (604) 559-5034
Advice: Reservations suggested.
With it’s authentic Italian cooking Chef Matteo Vincenzi creates wonderous dishes out of a very small kitchen; the restaurant boasts a beautiful room with a wonderful ambience along with Italian dishes and drinks. A complimentary bread box is served to enjoy once seated.
I have dined here over a couple visits, loved the appetizer Chicken Scaloppine Limone which was done differently than how I have had scaloppine dishes in the past, here it is the chicken without any fancy breading; the flavours of the lemon shine through.
The Cacia de Peppe is one of the best I have had, this simple dish of only a few ingredients takes skill to make it perfect and this one was perfect. The other pasta dish that I had was the Spaghetti Mare e Monti, a dish that combines flavours and elements from the sea and the mountains. Fresh mussels and clams, mushrooms, truffle pate served with their homemade fresh pasta. I enjoyed the Italian Masi red wine with this dish.
This is a wonderful place to take your loved one or foodie friends, a gem in the heart of the Westend.
Review by: Richard Wolak