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Italian restaurants

Trattoria Park Royal Opening

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…

PAZZO CHOW

620 Quebec Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-563-1700 Web: www.pazzochow.com Twitter: @pazzochow Advice: Limited seating. Closed Monday. When you are passionate about creating food for the people, you do what Maya Sciarretta did, awhile back she founded Sugo Sauce, making her own…

Il Nido Ristorante Opening

Last night I celebrated with Franco Felice who is the founder and owner of Il Nido in Aberdeen Centre in Richmond. Malcolm Brodie the Mayor of Richmond was on hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony. Located inside Aberdeen Centre on the…

ASK FOR LUIGI

305 Alexander Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-428-2544 Web: http://www.askforluigi.com/ Twitter: @askforluigi Advice: family-style sharing encouraged. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Reservations suggested. I love cozy Italian joints hidden away off the beaten track. The food is beautiful and delicious at this new…

Welcome Concierge a Night of Festivity at Francesco’s

Last night I attended Welcome Concierge a night of dining, music and festivity at Francesco’s. This enjoyable evening was hosted by the team of Francesco’s for many of the city’s hotel concierges. The room has undergone renovations over the past…

La Pentola Tasting

Having dined at La Pentola previously, there were many new dishes that I wanted to try and did so on this visit.  1st dish: Souffle di parmigiano, zucchini crudo 2nd dish: Heirloom Tomato Salad 3rd dish: Polenta gnocchi, cheese fonduta,…

VIA TEVERE NEOPOLITAN EXPRESS

Burrard & Pender, Vancouver Tel:  (604) 336-1803 Web: www.viateverepizzeria.com Twitter: @ViaTeverePizza Advice: Monday to Friday lunch. Follow them on twitter for updated opening times. It’s no secret that I love pizza and equally love Via Tevere’s pizzeria in East Van. This past…

LOMBARDO’S

1641 Commercial Drive, Vancouver Tel: 604-251-2240 Web: http://lombardos.ca/ Twitter: @LombardosPizza Advice: Make reservations for eating in, call or visit for take-out. Sometimes it can take awhile to visit a long standing, popular eatery, in this case it’s taken me an…

IK 2GO

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1328 Hornby Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-685-4569 Web: www.ik2go.com Twitter: @Glowbal_Group Advice: Counter service. This is second location of the Italian Kitchen spin-off featuring a casual self-serve counter and seating for 40, offering take-out or leisurely…

TAVOLA

1829 Robson St,  Vancouver Tel: (604) 606-4680 Web: http://tavolavancouver.com Twitter: @TavolaVancouver Advice: If eating solo or not, snag a spot at the communal table. Hidden off the beaten track in the West End is spot that fills up fast nightly…

New Dishes Tasting at Cafe Il Nido

Visited Café il Nido last week to taste some new dishes on their spring new menu. 1st Dish: Prawns Gamberoni sautéed in olive oil, with chili flakes on a bed of avocado puree 2nd Dish: Funghi – field & forest…

Brunch with Aamer Haleem at The Bibo

Brunch is a favourite past time shared by many and should be an extraordinary experience, one that you will cherish. Vancouver has some wonderful places for brunch. Each of the places I visit is unique for what is offered along…

THE PARLOUR RESTAURANT

1011 Hamilton St, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-3322    | Web: www.theparlourrestaurants.com Twitter: @ParlourYaletown Advice: They offer take out and delivery for all of their pizzas. As a pizza lover I am always yearning to visit the new pizza joint on the block…

VICINO PASTARIA

UPDATED 10/13/13 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 68 East Cordova, Vancouver Tel: 604-336-0042 Web: http://vicino.ca/ Twitter: @VicinoPastaria Advice:  Closed on Mondays. Passion and craft are two words that best describe this wonderful gem which I discovered recently in Gastown. The food is…

WIN a Pizzeria Experience at Cotto Enoteca

I recently had my own pizzeria experience at the newly opened North Burnaby restaurant that has Executive Chef Alex Tung cooking up delicious Italian eats. Cotto Enoteca Pizzeria, North Burnaby’s exciting and new modern Italian restaurant, focuses on authentic VPN…

COTTO ENOTECA PIZZERIA

6011 Hastings Street, Burnaby Tel: 604-299-8002 Web: http://www.cotto.ca Twitter: @cottoenoteca Advice: Make reservations for large parties, sit at the communal table or the bar if dining solo. My love for Italian food took me East last week to dine at…

Tasting Brunch at The Bibo

It is no secret that I love The Bibo, asides from their great food, both of the owners Andrea and Lorenzo are innovative and are constantly introducing new authentic dishes from Italy to their menu. I attended a tasting recently…

Eating Italian with Ricardo’s

It’s no secret that I love Italian cuisine, whether eating in Rome, Vancouver or elsewhere, the food of Italy is about delicious food and enjoying. I recently attended a media dinner in Vancouver with Chef Ricardo Scebba, he and his…

SLINGERS MOBILE

BUSINESS HAS CLOSED  Thurlow and Hastings (on the south side of Hastings). Tel:  604-764-2744 Web: www.slingers.ca Twitter: @slingersmobile Advice: Follow them on twitter for daily open hours and location. Specializing in Italian this isn’t any ordinary truck with Italian fare,…

NOVO PIZZERIA

2118 Burrard Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-736-2220 Web: http://www.novopizzeria.com Twitter: @NoVoPizzeria Advice: Located in the 5th Avenue Cinema complex. One hour free parking in the underground parking garage. I am so there when it comes to eating at a new Italian…

The Bibo New Dishes Party

On Monday I attended a lunch at The Bibo to launch the many new dishes on their latest menu. Starting with the appetizers al imported from Italy, were Black and green olives from Salerno Porcini mushrooms from Piemonte Artichokes from…

CENTO NOTTI

UPDATED 11/21/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 350 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604 642 0557 Web: http://centonotti.com/ Twitter: @CentoNotti Advice: Take a long a friend and share some dishes. This Italian themed restaurant is the latest pop-up at the Opus which is…

COSCA RESTAURANT

UPDATED 11/21/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1118 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-683-8485 Web: http://www.coscarestaurant.com/ Twitter: @coscarestaurant Advice: Sharing platters are a great way to taste more dishes. It’s no secret that I love Italian, my friend Avelino had been raving about…

TRILUSSA

4363 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-338-6914 Web: www.trilussa.ca Twitter: n/a Advice: If you want to get a mix of two pizzas, I suggest you order a Large and ask them if they can give you half and half. Closed Mondays….

Frankie’s Italian Kitchen Opening

Last night I attended the opening party for Frankie’s Italian Kitchen on Beatty Street downtown Vancouver. As Guests arrived they were served a glass of Prosecco and served canapés of salmon tartare, ahi tuna puffs and more. A pasta station…

PRONTO

3473 Cambie St, Vancouver Tel: 604-722-9331 Web: www.prontocaffe.ca Twitter: n/a Advice: Don’t be afraid to ask for a taster of the Porchetta before ordering. Specializing in Porchetta this Italian style eatery’s space was designed with a retro feel by Scott…

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