It’s all about classic Italian dishes inspired by Rossini’s which had been a Vancouver staple for many years in Kitsilano with Chef Nello Foschi running the kitchen, these are his recipes and they have now been elevated by Chef Adam Foster.
This restaurant is a collaboration between the Wong family and Shayne May whose family owned the popular Rossini’s; and now his daughter Malia May is managing this restaurant and serving customers with smiles.
The room is cozy with nice booths and table seating, there is a long bar, and a patio that can seat up to 50 people.
I’ve visited for dinner and enjoyed Shayne ‘s Black Sambuca Prawns, a delicious dish with tiger prawns, garlic, Luxardo black sambuca, garlic bread.
Other dishes that I tried included the Tomato Onion Burrata with vine tomatoes, red onion. burrata, basil, balsamic reduction; as well as the Insalata Mixta garden greens, cucumbers, radish, beet chips, confit tomatoes, citrus vinaigrette; and the Classic House-Made Meatballs with marinara, basil, parmigiano, garlic bread. The Minestrone is a popular Italian dish with fresh vegetables, noodles, house-made broth. Parsley.
I loved the Penne Luxardo with cream sauce, Luxardo black sambuca, peas, mushrooms. I also loved both the Veal Marsala with a marsala mushroom sauce, butter, parsley, seasonal vegetables, confit garlic potatoes; and the Chicken Parm with panko crusted chicken, mushroom rosé sauce, mozzarella, basil – served on a bed of fettucine with marinara sauce
For dessert the House-Made Tiramisu stole the show, we also had Mateo’s gelato – blood orange, hazelnut and strawberry; and their Lemon Cheesecake feature.
By: Richard Wolak