Mama Mia! Who doesn't like pasta? Well, I actually just found out one of my friends doesn't love pasta but she looks great. I've got a bod that says, "I like pasta" and you know what? I'm okay with that.
From cheese to prosciutto and every twirling moutache in between, let these 9 restaurants take you away to Italy without the burden of airport security.
Osteria Savio Volpe // 615 Kingsway Ave
Family chic! Handmade pasta is Osteria Savio Volpe's specialty. Don't worry if you can't finish it all to yourself, this restaurant is all about sharing meals with the ones you love.
Recommended: Tortiglioni, beef braciola, Sunday sauce
Ask For Luigi // 305 Alexander St
Arguably one of the best places to get pasta in Vancouver. This no nonsense restaurant doesn't accept food modifications so leave your allergies at home.
Recommended: Buckwheat fazzoletti, leeks & pancetta
Campagnolo // 1020 Main St
Upstairs. Downstairs. Any stairs! You're bound to find some finely made pasta at the bottom of Main Street that can be paired with an array of well chosen wines.
Recommended: Baked Lobster Rigatoni
Cibo // 900 Seymour St
Don't let the hotel vibe keep you away. This rustic Italian cuisine has an warm vibe and even better food.
Recommended: Tagliatelle alla Bolognese
Basil Pasta Bar // 636 Davie St
Sauce is a pretty key ingredient for pasta and the Basil Bar has it on lock. Making fresh sauce every day, this restaurant takes fresh ingredients and pairs it with true Italian recipes. Muah!
Recommended: Create your own!!
Raviolino // 2822 W 4th Ave
You don't have to dine in to pretend you're in Italy. Raviolino's pasta is so good I recommended taking it home because you'll still get the Sicilian vibes with every bite no matter where you are.
Recommended: Ravioli (duh)
CinCin // 1154 Robson St
Italian cuisine with a modern and sophisticated twist. Visit CinCin to experience the attention to detail, endless pasta varieties, and to experience the contemporary space.
Recommended: Linguine with lobster
Giardino // 1328 Hornby St
High ceilings. French doors. Perfectly placed plants. EEE!! This place is a slice of heaven. Let the Tuscan tiles and the wooden beams transport you to the Italian country side.
Recommended: Fettuccine (with prosciutto!)
Pronto // 3473 Cambie St
East Van represent! Located in Cambie village, this restaurant brings you authentic Italian cooking in a 1940s vintage space. Come for hand made pasta, stay for the specials.
Recommended: Prawns All’Arrabbiata
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