There’s nothing like authentic Italian food. Zesty tomato sauce, meatballs, fine cheeses, and perfect al dente pasta come to mind for most people, if not the original pizza recipe. Using a search engine like Canada 411 makes finding fantastic Italian food easy. Here are some of the most popular venues.
Not only has Cioppino’s been voted Italian restaurant of the year by Vancouver Magazine, but head chef Pino Posteraro is the author of several award-winning cookbooks on authentic Italian food. Look forward to such delights as braised beef cheek ravioli with red wine truffle sauce, and white wine garlic sauce spaghetti.
Il Terrazzo Ristorante, Victoria
A famous Italian restaurant located in beautiful Victoria, Il Terrazzo Ristorante is often packed, so reservations are recommended. Authentic signature dishes include Linguine Marco Polo, Pizza Gamberi and more. Il Terrazzo Ristorante also offers great wine — it has received numerous awards from Wine Spectator Magazine and Wine Enthusiast Magazine, as well as from the City of Victoria itself.
La Terrazza Restaurant and Lounge, Vancouver
La Terrezza, located in picturesque Yaletown, offers many delicious Italian dishes. In addition to the food, this is a great choice for wine lovers. La Terrazza boasts one of Vancouver’s best wine lists, offering over 1600 different varieties.
Run by an authentic Italian-born chef who trained in Milan, L’Artista has been delighting visitors with delicious and beautiful menu options for nearly a decade. Prawns Vino Bianco, Veal L’Artista and Risotto Alla Marinara are just a few of the many dishes offered.