Tag: Pasta

HOG SHACK COOK HOUSE

160-3900 Bayview Street, Richmond Tel: 604-272-7264 Web: www.hogshack.ca Twitter: @hogshackca Advice: Share one of their BarbQ platters if you dine with friends so that you can try all of their BarbQ. They specialize in Kansas City style of BarbQ. I…

LA GHIANDA

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2083 Alma St, Vancouver Tel: 604-566-9559 Web: http://www.laghianda.ca/ Twitter: @La_Ghianda Advice: Each day from 5-6pm they offer one dinner to eat-in or take-out, it sells out daily, line up early or call them for the…

Q4 AL CENTRO

UPDATED 3/2/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 780 Richards Street, Vancouver Tel: 604.687.4444 Web: http://q4restaurant.com/ Twitter: @q4restaurant Advice: The Focaccia is not on the menu, you must order it as it is the best in the city. Complimentary valet parking at both…

VIA VENETO

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 656 West Broadway, Vancouver Tel: 604-708-3300 Web: http://www.viavenetovancouver.com Advice:  Delicious basket of Focaccia bread served complimentary to begin the meal. My friend joined me for lunch recently at this Northern Italian restaurant, a great fine…

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…

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…

NAT’S NEW YORK PIZZAERIA

1080 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-642-0700 Web: www.natspizza.com Advice: Pizza by the slice or by the pie. Garlic and roasted garlic is always free for toppings. Known for their pizza by the slice, these are no small time slices, think…

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…

BERT’S RESTAURANT

  UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2904 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-876-1236 Web: http://bertsrestaurant.com/ Advice: Sit anywhere you feel like sitting. This is one of those long time places that has become an institution in the city, since 1948, Bert’s…

CAMY’S PIZZA

5688 Fraser Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-324-2200 Web: www.camyspizza.com Advice: Call ahead for pick-up or delivery. 2 for 1 Pizza Deals are the way to go. Places that specialize in Take Out Pizza are a dime a dozen around Vancouver, I…

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…

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…

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….

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…

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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