Italy is an incredible place – a country that is filled with breathtaking sights, rich history and culture, lively cities, friendly people and of course, absolutely divine food that is loved by people all around the world. 

Vancouver is obviously quite a different place from Italy – but that doesn't mean it can't have glimpses of it. There is a delicious Italian restaurant in this city with a Florentine-styled courtyard that will have you feeling like you're dining in Tuscany. 

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Giardino Restaurant is a delicious Italian restaurant serving classic Tuscan and Mediterranean cuisine. The talented person behind the restaurant is Umberto Menghi, who is a Italian chef in Vancouver. He was born in Pontedera, Tuscany and has trained and worked in Rome, London and Paris before moving to Canada. 

Giardino will transport you to a traditional Tuscan adventure through both its food and atmosphere. The restaurant's dishes are full of the rich flavours that are a hallmark of Italian cuisine. You can try traditional Italian food such as pasta, risotto, Tuscan-style chicken and burrata. There are also a wide range of seafood dishes that are flavorful like authentic Mediterranean cuisine is. 

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Not only is the food authentically Italian, but so is the beautiful patio and courtyard space. Giardino boasts a Florentine-styled courtyard as well as a sidewalk patio and also makes use ofwarm colours and wooden beams. The space brings remenants of Tuscany, Italy to Vancouver, B.C. 

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Giardino is located at 1328 Hornby St in Downtown Vancouver. The restaurant is open for lunch on Monday to Friday from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm and dinner on Monday to Saturday from 5:30 pm. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit their website