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Italian restaurants

Contest: Win a copy of Mangia with Quattro Cookbook

Italian food, from the Corsi family to yours. For the Corsis, owners of Vancouver’s popular Quattro restaurants, the most important things in life are sharing simple meals with friends, cooking with fresh ingredients, drinking joyously, and living with abbondanza (Italian…

POOR ITALIAN

3296 East 1st Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-251-1122 Web: http://www.pooritalian.com/ Twitter: n/a Advice: Reservations suggested, free parking. My friend Ajay joined me for a delightful dinner recently at this Eastside Italian, within minutes I noticed friends Rick and Kathleen being seated…

GUSTO DI QUATTRO

1 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver Tel: 604-924-4444 Web: http://www.quattrorestaurants.com/gindex.html Twitter: @GustoDiQuattro Advice: Reservations suggested. Romantic hideaway by night, a place to escape by day, this fine dining contemporary Italian gem is located minutes away from the northshore seabus terminal. I…

Q4 al Centro Opening

Last night I attended the opening party for Q4 al Centro, that opens today connected to the elegant L’Hermitage Hotel on Richards & Robson in downtown Vancouver. The ever so crowded party was filled to the rim with guests and…

Flavours of Italy Gala

On November 18th I attended the Flavours of Italy Gala tasting & dinner held at the Marriott Pinnacle Hotel. This 8th annual dinner event was hosted by the Italian Chamber of Commerce Western Canada and featured over 100 Italian wines…

Win a $100 Gift Certificate to Adesso Bistro

Have you tried the new fall menu at Adesso Bistro? If not you are in for a treat at this Italian neighbourhood bistro focussing on Ligurian cuisine. You must try their new 3 Course Prix Fixe Menu for only $28!…

Win 2 Tickets to Italian Winemakers Dinner

Enter to WIN, 2 tickets to the Italian Winemakers Dinner and Italian Chocolate (value $280) on October 23. Beyond restaurant & lounge and the West Coast Chocolate Festival have partnered together to host a memorable event this weekend celebrating Italian…

Italian Chocolate & Wine Dinner Saturday Oct 23

Special offer for Vancouver Foodster readers for the remaining tickets to this spectacular event! Buy two tickets to the dinner – save $25… use the discount code TwoTicketBonus http://winemakersdin.eventbrite.com/ Also, every person who buys a ticket to the dinner will…

Summer Time at Q4

Q4 recently launched their summer menu with a brand new pizza oven firing off traditional thin-crust pizzas every night. They also have great summer specials including an Antipasto sharing platter and prosecco on the new patio. A friend joined me…

ADESSO BISTRO

1906 Haro Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-9975 Web: http://www.adessobistro.net/ Twitter: @AdessoBistro Advice: Make an advance reservation and request to be seated on the patio. I had dinner on my favourite patio in the city last week with a friend, it was…

TRAMONTO

8811 River Road, Richmond Tel: 604.247.8573 Web: http://www.riverrock.com/dining/tramonto/ Twitter: @Riverrock Advice: Private dining room that comfortably seats 16 guests. Park for free in the casino parkade.  Located upstairs inside the RiverRock Hotel & Casino. I dined here recently with a…

Adesso Bistro Opening

On June 2nd I attended the opening of Adesso Bistro a new Italian restaurant specializing in Ligurian cuisine. The location is one of my favourites for a restaurant in the city, it is a wonderful hideaway well situated in the…

LUPO

869 Hamilton Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-569-2535 Web: www.luporestaurant.ca/ Twitter: @luporestaurant Advice: They can accommodate large parties of 12 people in the Nook located in the main floor dining room or larger parties upstairs. Advance reservations are suggested. If you wish…

GIOVANE CAFÉ

1038 Canada Place, Vancouver Tel: 604-695-5501 Web: www.giovanecafe.com Twitter: @GiovaneCafe Advice: Wifi is available, ask for the code. I found my new favourite café last week and have already visited a couple of times and expect that I will be…

PACIFICO PIZZERIA

970 Smithe Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-408-0808 Web: http://www.pacificopizza.com Advice: You can call in your order from the movie theatre and stay to watch the movie credits before picking up your pizza. On my way out of a movie at the…

NOOK

781 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-4554 Web: http://www.nookrestaurant.ca/ Advice: Good place to go with a friend so you can share.  No reservations. I had heard so many great things about this restaurant, that it was a must to try and…

SCIUE ITALIAN BAKERY CAFFE

126 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-689-7263 Web: http://www.sciue.ca/ Advice: You can order halves of the sandwiches if you ask. This Italian style café is always buzzing with activity, the presentation of the foods, beverages and desserts is everything and here…

LA TERRAZZA

1088 Cambie Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-899-4449 Web: http://laterrazza.ca Advice: Attend one of their winemaker dinners and have yourself a wonderful experience. I have had some outstanding meals here including one of their winemaker dinners which was an extraordinary experience. You…

Q4

UPDATED 2013 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2611 West 4th Ave, Vancouver Tel: 604-734-4444 Web: www.q4restaurant.com Advice: Bring cash or credit as they don’t take debit. I joined a group of friends for pasta night, well that wasn’t exactly the reason for…

LA QUERCIA

3689 W 4th Ave., Vancouver Tel: 604-676-1007 Web: http://www.laquercia.ca/ Advice: Make an advance reservation. Outstanding food, Italian without the tradition, this is a foodie place that is intimate and small with great service, a good old world wine selection and…

ITALIAN KITCHEN TO GO

1037 Alberni Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-687-2890 Web: www.theitaliankitchen.ca Advice: Weekdays only, take out only. As much as I love Italian Kitchen and Trattoria, it took me awhile to make a visit to their ever popular, trendy Italian Kitchen to Go….

CIOPPINO’S

1133 Hamilton Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-688-7466 Web: http://www.cioppinosyaletown.com/ Advice: Make an advance reservation, if you have a large party then ask to be seated in the wine room. This is one of my long time favourite restaurants that I visit…

LA BUCA

4025 MacDonald Street, Vancouver Tel: 604.730.6988 Web: http://www.labuca.ca Twitter: @LaBuca Advice: Make a reservation. You can drive past La Buca and not realize you’ve just missed one of the greatest little Italian restaurants in town. Little because La Buca is…

TRATTORIA ITALIAN KITCHEN

1850 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-732-1441 Web: http://www.trattoriakitchen.ca/ Advice: The room is noisy all the time, waits can be awhile at peak times, the wait is worth it. This is one of my favourite restaurants, centrally located in Kitsilano….

CAMPAGNOLO

1020 Main St, Vancouver Tel: 604-484-6018 Web: www.campagnolorestaurant.ca Twitter: @Campagnolomain Advice: Park around the back, entrance is on Main street. I have been here for lunch and dinner and my preference is the dinner menu. The menu, crafted by Executive…

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