This classic neighbourhood osteria features a simple and excellent menu of rustic Italian cuisine. House-made pasta, wood-grilled meats and veggies, fresh fish, and artisanal baked goods fill the menu, all made with seasonal ingredients from the area. Dishes can be served family-style for larger groups. Pair with a glass from the extensive, all-Italian wine list, and save room for gelato.
Is there anything better than a bowl of pasta? The answer is no, obviously, and Vancouver knows it better than any of us. Sure, this city mostly loves covering fries in gravy and cheese curds, but it does Italian restaurants seriously well too.
Vancouver boasts foodie spots serving up everything from pasta topped with piles of parmesan to pizza (the crispy and the doughy kind). Dive in for cacio e pepe, risotto, antipasti and more – just be sure to wear your stretchiest pants. Here are the best Italian restaurants in Vancouver right now.
This guide was written by Gerrish Lopez. At Time Out, all of our travel guides are written by local writers who know their cities inside out. For more about how we curate, see our editorial guidelines.