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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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    kati3 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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    1. re: kati3
      LotusRapper 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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      betterthanbourdain Mar 12, 2013 05:46 PM

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


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      1. re: betterthanbourdain
        twinkienic Mar 12, 2013 11:59 PM

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

        1. re: twinkienic
          kinnickinnik Mar 12, 2013 11:59 PM

          ^ ditto

        2. re: betterthanbourdain
          LotusRapper Apr 15, 2013 06:15 PM

          Never even been :-(

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          koshfoodie Mar 10, 2013 02:09 PM

          Pronto Caffe on Cambie has excellent pasta.

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            betterthanbourdain 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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            1. re: betterthanbourdain
              figgycrave Mar 9, 2013 04:05 PM

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

              1. re: figgycrave
                waylman Mar 9, 2013 04:10 PM

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

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                  Sam Salmon Mar 9, 2013 05:25 PM

                  The Bibo-sit @ the bar no ressies necessary.


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                    figgycrave 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 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 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 Mar 10, 2013 10:31 AM

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

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                            flowbee Mar 10, 2013 05:53 PM

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

                            :) delicious

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