1037 Alberni Street, Vancouver
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. IKG impromptu named is hidden away inside the Burrard building just west of Italian Kitchen where it serves cuisine that has some of the IK elements but is ever so different. The menu and the food looks all so good that it was hard to make a decision, I decided to have the Venice panini ($5.50), which fills Italian Kitchen’s legendary Kobe meatballs between slices of ciabatta, melted provolone and just enough tomato sauce to cover without making our clothes messy with tomato splatter. The lunchtime sizes of their outstanding salads are priced well and look great too. They have the beet and tomato bocconcini salads ($3.50 for small, $5.50 for large). There is a daily fresh sheet as well as varied menu of sandwiches, pizzas, pastas, salads and soups. There is also a very tempting range of desserts such as their Brown Sugar Shortbread ($4) and the tiramisu ($5.50). If I could only find parking on a regular basis, I would be eating here regularly.
Review by: Richard Wolak