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Peter Rodgers Nov 22, 2012 11:51 AM

We have a reservation tonight. Would be interested in learning whether anyone has tried it and if so, such comments as might be shared.

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    vancityfoody May 17, 2013 12:38 PM

    I took my mum to La Pentola for dinner on Sunday night and we had an amazing meal. From start to finish it was a great experience. We did the 7 course menu, sharing each course, 3 appies, 2 pastas, a meat, and a dessert. The pasta with rabbit ragout was likely our favourite. The service was spot on, the room had a nice warm feel, and I will definitely be going back.

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      flowbee May 17, 2013 04:08 PM

      Sounds great. I wanna go there, as a replacement for the dearly-departed La Ghianda, which actually wasn't that much cheaper than the prices I see online for La Pentola. Room at La Pentola is obviously much fancier though ;)

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        grayelf May 18, 2013 10:04 AM

        How was the noise level at dinner?

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          vancityfoody May 25, 2013 01:55 PM

          We didn't find the noise to be an issue, we were able to have a great conversation for our entire stay. The room was comfortable. My mum is generally quite sensitive to noisy rooms and she didn't say a thing.

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        clutterer Nov 23, 2012 01:02 PM

        Had been for dinner during the first opening week and the food was excellent. The only complaints I've heard since were more about the service, which I understand has more to do with the Opus.

        1. fmed Nov 22, 2012 05:18 PM

          I have been there a number of times (work very close by) - but only for lunch. It gets a thumbs up from me! The meatball panino, gnocchi, spezzatino, lasagna - all good.

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            betterthanbourdain Nov 26, 2012 12:00 PM

            can you elaborate on the lasagna? what kind of lasagna and how it was served.

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              fmed Nov 26, 2012 03:21 PM

              It was a very simple, unembellished rectangle of kale and ricotta lasagna. The sauce was creamy and balanced; the noodles were perfect. And kale is...you know...the new spinach.

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                betterthanbourdain Nov 26, 2012 04:59 PM

                Hate to ask, but how much does pasta noodle, kale, ricotta, cream sauce cost? :D

                :-D haha that is true, kale is the new spinach. yes kale makes good salad i find. you have to completely cut off the stems though.
                Imagine the 'old school' warm spinach salad from the 90's. Modernized using organic Kale-smoked pancetta(errr bacon)-63 degree egg-sous vide chestnuts-grana padano

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                  fmed Nov 26, 2012 06:11 PM

                  IIRC $12?

                  I like the flavour of kale better than most spinach.

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            FAM04 Nov 22, 2012 05:03 PM

            Friend at work went last Friday and said the food was great. He didnt elaborate much more than saying there was a great pheasant dish. Let us know how it is.

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