HOME > Chowhound > B.C. (inc. Vancouver) >
What's your latest food quest? Tell us about it
TELL US

Any good traditional Italian in central Vancouver?

v
Vel Jan 21, 2012 07:53 PM

I've posted two other threads for recs on our pending weekend, this is the last one, I promise.

Again, we are staying in downtown, will have a car, but prefer not to use it if we needn't. Looking for some delicious, but mostly traditional Italian food...nothing too trendy or deconstructed. Medium price range $20-30 per entree. Good cannoli a major plus, but possibly just a fantasy as well! (I haven't had good cannoli since Boston!)

Thank you so much!

  1. k
    kinnickinnik Jan 21, 2012 11:06 PM

    Adesso Bistro is in the west end - an easy walk from downtown (it's a block west of Denman and a block south of Robson). Comfortable room, consistently good food. No cannoli though (that I've seen there).
    http://www.adessobistro.net/index.html

    1. LotusRapper Jan 22, 2012 12:54 AM

      If by central Vancouver you mean outside of downtown by inside city limits, there's also The Poor Italian:

      http://www.pooritalian.com/

      1. y
        YVRChow Jan 22, 2012 09:15 AM

        You might like La Quercia for the meal, La Ghianda for an afternoon cannoli, or Italia bakery for the cannoli.

        1 Reply
        1. re: YVRChow
          y
          YVRChow Jan 22, 2012 09:18 AM

          Here is a shot of the cannoli at La Ghianda, by the way.

           
        2. grayelf Jan 22, 2012 09:18 AM

          I don't think Vancouver is particularly strong on Italian but I do like La Buca. It is one bus from downtown if you are near Burrard but I'd drive as it is close by car and there is tons of easy and free street parking.

          1. i
            islandgirl Jan 22, 2012 01:20 PM

            In downtown Vancouver, I like Il Giardino for more up-scale Italian, Lupo for amazing pastas, Cibo for a good seasonal menu (a bit trendy but only a touch).

            1. LotusRapper Jan 22, 2012 02:38 PM

              There's also a selection of Italian restaurants along the Commercial Drive corridor that has traditionally been a Italian-dominant neighbourhood. While several of these have been stalwarts of the neighbourhood, their menus likely reflect that heritage also.

              http://www.urbanspoon.com/nf/14/1303/...

              Show Hidden Posts