Vancouver 8th Annual 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 entered their top choice off their existing menu. Each restaurant will be featuring their pasta creation on their menu from October 6-30, 2022

.How does this all Work? For the public challenge, you are invited to go out and order any or all of the pasta creations in this challenge, then you decide who you think has the best pasta creation for the People’s Choice award winners. 

Share your experiences: Tweet (and don’t forget to tweet or instagram your photos) throughout the challenge, our twitter and instagram address is @vanfoodster and the hashtag is #PastaChallengeYVR please include this hashtag in all your tweets during the challenge.

Voting criteria –  some things to help you judge your favourite pasta creations – keep these things in mind: originality, creativity, uniqueness, traditional, non-traditional, price, value and most importantly taste.

How to VOTE :

  1. Look for our Pasta challenge posters in each of the participating restaurants and food truck.
  2. Scan the QR code and Vote for your favourites from October 6-30, 2022 

Get some friends together and make a day or night of it, visit 2 places or more to taste the different pasta creations or go solo or with a friend– just remember to VOTE for your favourites between October 6-30, 2022.

Here are the Pasta creations in this challenge, listed in no particular order other than when they were received by us.

Nellos Restaurant

Cefalopodi Pasta Verde

Price: $24

Created by: Head Chef Adam Foster

Description: A squid ink pasta tossed in a thai basil pesto cream sauce and blistered gem tomato; served with prawns and topped with toasted pine nut and grated parmesan cheese.

Offered: Thursday – Sunday 5-10pm

Available: for takeout and dine-in

Nellos Restaurant

925 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam

Tel: (604) 777-0300


Instagram @restaurantnellos

C Prime Modern Italian Steakhouse & Wine Bar

Fettuccine Fungi

Price: $26

Created by: Chef Behshad Zolnasr

Description: House made Fettuccine with foraged mushrooms and winter herbs

Offered: Daily for lunch and dinner

Available: Dine-in only.

C Prime Modern Italian Steakhouse & Wine Bar

1015 Burrard Street

Tel: 604-684-3474


Instagram @cprimesteak

Robba Da Matti (West End)

Sicilian Vongole

Price $28

Homemade spaghetti with a white wine, garlic, cherry tomatoes & herbs sauce with Manilla Clams. 

Created by: Anil

Offered: Dinner nightly

Available: for Dine-in & Take out

Robba Da Matti

1906 Haro Street, Vancouver

Phone: 604-423-3553


Twitter: @Robba_daMatti

Instagram: @robba_damatti

Robba Da Matti (Yaletown)

Paccheri alla Laura

Price $28

Created by: Laura

Description: Paccheri pasta with chopped tiger prawns in a white wine, garlic, cherry tomatoes & herbs sauce. 

Offered: Lunch and Dinner

Available: for dine-in & Take-out

Robba Da Matti

1127 Mainland Street, Vancouver

Phone:(604) 558-1174


Twitter: @Robba_daMatti

Instagram: @robba_damatti

Robba Da Matti (GASTOWN)

Ravioli di Rahul

Price: $32

Created by: Rahul

Description: Lobster & Crab ravioli with a heavy cream Pecorino Romano sauce, infused basil oil & tomato caviar. 

Offerd: lunch and dinner daily

Available for dine-in & Take-out

Robba Da Matti

112 Powell Street, Vancouver


Twitter: @Robba_daMatti

Instagram: @robba_damatti

Robba Da Matti (KITSILANO)

Fusili with Mushroom Melange

Price: $30

Created by: Dolly

Description: Fusilli with mushroom melange in creamy truffle sauce topped with shaved pecorino Romano cheese.

Offered: Lunch and dinner daily

Robba da Matti

1898 West 1st Avenue, Vancovuer

Tel: (604) 428-1565


Twitter: @Robba_daMatti

Instagram: @robba_damatti

Casereccio Foods

Under the Sea

Price $26

Created by: the team

Description: Squid ink ravioli, local dungeness crab, roasted cherry tomato emulsion, micro greens

Offered: Lunch and Dinner daily

Available: for dine-in only

Casereccio Foods

2480 Vine Street, Vancouver

Tel:(604) 734-4440


Instagram @casereccio_foods

Lift Bar and Grill

Mare E Monti Cannelloni

Price: $45

Created by: Chris Andraza, Ross Macleod, Kelvin Julia

Description: A play on Surf and Turf (Mare E Monti), Handmade braised short rib cannelloni, butter poached lobster tail, blistered tomatoes, lobster velouté, flat leaf parsley

Offered: Dinner menu nightly

Available: for dine-in only

Lift Bar & Grill

333 Menchion Mews, Vancouver

Tel: (604) 689-5438


Instagram @liftbarandgrill

Our Media judges for this challenge are:

Emma Clark

Blogger and Instagrammer


Jacqueline Chui

Food and Travel Blogger

Twitter @jacquelinechui

Instagram @jacquelinechui

Maggi Mei

Blogger and Instagrammer

Twitter: @mag_mei

Instagram: @magmei