Last December one of Vancouver’s oldest restaurants, Nick’s Spaghetti House, closed after 62 years of operation.
While it was sad to see this institution shut its doors, we’re pleased to say that something pretty exciting is taking its place.
Pepino’s Spaghetti House is brought to you by the folks behind Savio Volpe, and it will be opening soon at 631 Commercial Drive.
This classic spaghetti house will feature traditional Italian dishes like spaghetti and meatballs, veal parm, Caesar salad, shrimp scampi, and piccata along with “baskets of white bread” – now that’s something we can get into.
Along with the new restaurant, the building will house Caffe La Tana, a cafe and store right beside Pepino’s. La Tana will offer fresh pasta and Italian specialties, as well as sandwiches, pastries, and espresso.
Pepino’s team aims to honour the legendary establishment that came before it, and even consulted Nick himself on the name of the new restaurant.
For those not aware, not only were Nick and Pauline well-known in the restaurant industry, they were also icons in the local horse racing world and their revered horse “Spaghetti Mouse” holds the title of most purses won at the Hastings Race Track. As a a tip of the hat to that famous horse, we’re calling our place Pepino’s based on the Italian mouse made famous by the popular Lou Monte song of the 50s.
We’ll keep you posted for more details on the exciting openings of these two concepts.
Address: 631 Commercial Drive, Vancouver