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best plate of pasta with no reservation (on a saturday night)?

figgycrave Mar 9, 2013 03:30 PM

i'm craving a delicious plate of pasta (preferably homemade noodles). where can i get one on a saturday evening with no reservation? will travel anywhere in the city for a good dish. suggestions?

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    betterthanbourdain RE: figgycrave Mar 9, 2013 04:03 PM

    I have a bias towards fresh extruded pasta's.
    I believe most would suggest la Quercia.

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      figgycrave RE: betterthanbourdain Mar 9, 2013 04:05 PM

      la quercia definitely requires a reservation - several weeks in advance! any other thoughts?

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        waylman RE: figgycrave Mar 9, 2013 04:10 PM

        Get the tagliatelle w/pork ragu at Campagnolo. It's killer!

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          Sam Salmon RE: waylman Mar 9, 2013 05:25 PM

          The Bibo-sit @ the bar no ressies necessary.


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            figgycrave RE: Sam Salmon Mar 9, 2013 05:34 PM

            thanks - that's close to home! does anyone have any opinions on vicino in gastown?

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              betterthanbourdain RE: figgycrave Mar 9, 2013 09:29 PM

              There were a couple of favorable comments here. But they are closed.
              Consider nook as well.

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                figgycrave RE: betterthanbourdain Mar 9, 2013 09:43 PM

                too bad. anyhow, ended up heading to la ghianda which stays open well into the evening (i had no idea). exactly what i wanted - plus, i have leftovers!

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                  flowbee RE: figgycrave Mar 10, 2013 10:31 AM

                  I love La Ghianda. Never had a bad plate of pasta there.

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                    flowbee RE: flowbee Mar 10, 2013 05:53 PM

                    Pics from La Ghianda: Ciocchetti alla Bolognese & Spaghetti alla Puttanesca

                    :) delicious

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      koshfoodie RE: figgycrave Mar 10, 2013 02:09 PM

      Pronto Caffe on Cambie has excellent pasta.

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        betterthanbourdain RE: figgycrave Mar 12, 2013 05:46 PM

        Another restaurant bites the dust...
        La Ghianda's last week


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          twinkienic RE: betterthanbourdain Mar 12, 2013 11:59 PM

          WHAT!?!???!!! Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!

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            kinnickinnik RE: twinkienic Mar 12, 2013 11:59 PM

            ^ ditto

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            LotusRapper RE: betterthanbourdain Apr 15, 2013 06:15 PM

            Never even been :-(

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            kati3 RE: figgycrave Apr 15, 2013 04:54 PM

            Cant recommend yet because it hasnt even opened but thought I would just point out this little interesting development.

            Habit on main st will be closing and re-opening as an italian joint.


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              LotusRapper RE: kati3 Apr 15, 2013 06:13 PM

              Interesting. There is a dearth of Italian joints in these parts. Cipriano's wasn't up to snuff, IMHO.

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