Tag: Pasta

MANGIA E SCAPPA

23238 Mavis Ave, Fort Langley Tel: 604.888.4104 Web: www.mangiaescappa.com Twitter: @mangiaescappaif Advice: Reservations suggested. Located in a former auto garage, the large dining room seats plenty in this cozy family run Italian food focussed restaurant. Owned by Giulia who’s background…

BAY MOORINGS RESTAURANT

6330 Bay St, West Vancouver Tel: (604) 921-8184 Web: http://baymooringsrestaurant.com/ Instagram: @bay_moorings Advice: Takes reservations, walk-ins welcome. Located in Horseshoe Bay, specializing in Italian and Westcoast cuisine, the restaurant boasts one of the nicest views in the area from their…

Tasting at Al Porto Ristorante

It’s quite the achievement when restaurants have been serving customers for over 15 years, it’s been at least that long since I had last visited Al Porto in Gastown. The restaurant was founded in 1978, with a few ownership and…

APERO KITCHEN AND WINE BAR

1735 Marine Drive, West Vancouver Tel: (604) 921-2583 Web: https://aperokitchen.wordpress.com Twitter @apero_kitchen Advice: Reservations suggested, open nightly after 3pm. Specializing in Mediterranean flavours with a focus centred in Italy, Owner/Chef Haymo Elzenbaumer has created a wonderful menu filled with delicious…

VERIFOOD PASTA CAFÉ

1795 Robson Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-559-0300 Web: https://verifood.net/ Twitter: @Verifood_ Advice: Counter Service, eat-in, take-out Specializing in traditional Italian, this popular Westend cafe serves up house-made pastas with a variety of fillings and sauces, available in 2 sizes, regular and…

NIGHTINGALE

1021 West Hastings Street, Vancouver Tel: 604.695.9500 Web: http://hawknightingale.com/ Twitter @NightingaleRest Advice: Reservations are a must. With it’s focus on Canadian cuisine, Head Chef Phil Scarfone leads the kitchen here at Chef David Hawksworth’s new stunner. The 2 level eatery,…

INGRAIN PASTIFICIO

1133 Mt Seymour Rd #126, North Vancouver Tel: 604 988 8926 Web: http://ingrainpastificio.com/ Twitter: @ingrainpasta Advice: No reservations. With pasta on my mind, and a yearning to visit a neighborhood that I hadn’t been to in awhile, Justin joined me…

House-made Pasta in Vancouver Restaurants

It is great to see so many restaurants making their own fresh made pasta locally for their dishes. These are just some of the many eateries around the city where you can enjoy some exciting pasta dishes.   Savio Volpe…

Cowichan Pasta Company

Vancouver Island based Cowichan Pasta Company works with local farmers  to grow both ancient grains and modern grains for their pasta production which is then milled at True Grain Mill and Bakery. Matt Horn founded the company in 2010 first…

GROTTO ITALIAN

1725 Davie Street, Vancouver Tel: (604) 620-1998 Web: http://grottoitalian.ca/ Twitter: @grottovancouver Advice: Walk-ins welcome. This new Italian eatery is situated in English Bay where the focus is on pastas and pizzas along with some appetizers including house baked focaccia, meatballs and desserts….

OSTERIA SAVIO VOLPE

615 Kingsway, Vancouver Tel: 604 428 0072 Web: http://www.saviovolpe.com/ Twitter @savio_volpe Advice: Reservations suggested. It’s the right mix of elements that can make a restaurant succeed, it also takes a passionate and experienced team who are used to working hard to…

Pasta Challenge 2015 Winners

The Vancouver Foodster Pasta Challenge was a great success featuring unique creations at restaurants around Vancouver, Burnaby, and Langley.  Each restaurant featured their creation on their menu from April 22 – May 17, 2015. and their customers voted for their…

KITCHEN ON MAIN

UPDATED 4/30/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 3941 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-628-3000 Web: http://dev.kitchenonmainst.com/ Twitter: @kitchenonmainst Advice: Sit on the back patio on a dry day. Reservations suggested. It’s meatball madness and it’s all about the skillets at this Main street…

Vancouver Foodster Pasta Challenge

Welcome to the Vancouver Foodster Pasta Challenge. Restaurants from all over the city were invited to enter their pasta dishes into this challenge, some of the restaurants have created a special pasta creation just for this challenge and others have…

NICLI’S NEXT DOOR

UPDATED 5/1/16 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 68 West Cordova, Vancouver Tel: 604-669-6985 Web: http://www.niclisnextdoor.com/ Twitter: @niclisnextdoor Advice: Walk-ins welcome. This is a place that I enjoyed after my first visit last summer, my draw for another visit was to try some…

Making Pasta at Novo Pizzeria

Chef/Owner Carmine Paradiso makes all his own pasta in his restaurant in Kitsilano the same way his family made it where he grew up in Italy. Carmine took me through the process of making 5 different pastas in his kitchen….

CAFÉ AL MERCATO

2215 Marine Drive, West Vancouver Tel: 604-922-4334 Web: n/a Twitter: @CaffeAlMercato Advice: Sit at the communal table. This Italian style café and market is filled with a large selection of fresh baked goods, such as breads, muffins, scones, cakes and…

KINGSTON TAPHOUSE AND GRILLE

755 Richards Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-681-7011 Web: http://kingstontaphouse.com/ Twitter: @TheKingstonPub Advice: Reservations suggested on game nights. This is one of those hidden gems known for its comfort food, spacious two level dining room, a full bar in front and one…

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…

STAN’S PIZZA JOINT

4527 Hastings St, Burnaby Tel: (604) 298-5711 Web: http://www.stanspizzajoint.com/ Twitter: @StansPizzaJoint Advice: Take a friend and share pizzas so you can try more. This is a pizza joint that has a long line-up of apropos names for their pizza pies,…

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…

Pasta and Ravioli Making Cooking Class

On April 15th, I attended a cooking class at Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co  with Chef Wout Schipper on how to make organic ravioli and fettucini. Our class was made up of 10, we were all invited into the kitchen for…

LA PENTOLA DELLA QUERCIA

350 Davie St., Vancouver Tel: 604-642-0557 Web: www.lapentola.ca Twitter: @La_Pentola Advice: Go with friends or family, and order familia style and share. It’s no secret that I love Kitsilano’s La Quercia, and have loved Chef Adam Pegg and Chef Lucais Syme’s…

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…

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…

ROMANA PIZZA

4660 Hastings Street, Burnaby Tel: 604-298-7252 Web: http://www.romanarestaurant.com Twitter: @romanapizza Advice: Take a long a friend or two and share a variety of dishes. For over 38 years the family has been cooking fine Greek cuisine at this locale, known…

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