|Cuisine Type |||Fusion, Italian|
|Ambiance |||Fine Dining|
|Meals Served |||Dessert, Dinner|
|Amenities |||Party Space, Catering|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Neighbourhood |||Vancouver Lower Mainland|
|Getting There |||Transit: #3, 8, 19|
|Cross Street |||National Avenue|
|Daily 5:00PM – late|
Profile Last Updated: March 30, 2009
Step into this Italian restaurant and be transported to the northern provinces of Piedmont and Emiglia-Romagna in Italy. The owners have created a warm atmosphere with old growth fir wood beams spanning a spacious room that seems larger than it actually is. The main dining room sits 65 guests, which keeps things intimate without been crowded. Peculiarly, the restaurant is located on a lacklustre part of Main Street, which fits in with its humble design and unpretentious food.
If you’re looking for something even more cozy, head to the back of the restaurant to the small wine bar. Fuel up on light snacks, possibly a soccer game on TV and, of course, sip on a wide selection of wines from all over the world. There are almost 20 Italian wines by the glass to choose from, although a nice pool of B.C. wines are also represented. Don’t fret, you can also find grappa, signature cocktails and Italian beer. A complementary plate is the traditional house-made salumi.
All of the Italian favourites are covered in a very unassuming manner. Antipasti plates with olives, Borlotti and roasted onions are listed beside prosciutto, paté and guanciale. Mains courses cover pizza, risotto and penne. The culinary regions of Italy where the restaurant bases its menu complement the fresh ingredients found in Vancouver. The Chef focuses on a seasonal menu featuring produce sourced from the local BC regions.