There’s really nothing better than a quality bowl of pasta to make all your troubles float away.
Where you’re aiming for a red, white, or no sauce variety of this amazing Italian export, Vancouver is in no shortage of amazing places to grab a bowl of noodles worth writing home about.
Everyone’s got their favourite neighbourhood spot, but truly, you could head to any one of these establishments at any given time and enjoy a bowl (or two), and leave on cloud nine and a full belly.
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News of the fresh hand-made pasta made daily from this spot has probably reached your ears. With the rotating selection of Tagliatelle, Francobolli, and Linguine to name a few, we can safely say that’s a huge draw for diners to return. ‘Today’s Menu” at Savio is just that. The ever-changing lineup gives the adventurous diner something to satiate their cravings, and then something different for the next visit.
Address: 165 Kingsway Street, Vancouver
This Italian restaurant is known for its drool-worthy pasta and woodfired eats. Just climb the fairytale staircase and take a seat, because going to CinCin is always a dreamy foodie experience.
Address: 1154 Robson Street, Vancouver
Located in a building on the corner of Alexander and Gore streets, Ask For Luigi offers a fabulously Italian-focused lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch menu with an array of tantalizing dishes, but mostly, tantalizing pastas.
Address: 305 Alexander Street, Vancouver
This spot for hand-crafted Italian eats is a fantastic place to head in a pair or for a group celebration. Pizza, pasta, wine, and beer – that’s all you need to be content and this South Granville gem has it all. This spot has a sister restaurant which is also a nice place for a plate of pasta, Fiore Famiglia located at 2603 West 16th Avenue.
Address: 1485 W 12 Avenue, Vancouver
This Tuscan-inspired restaurant is a definite crowd-pleaser when it comes to quality grub, especially in the pasta department. In the summer be sure to stop by and take a seat on Giardino’s epic Florentine-styled courtyard patio.
Address: 1328 Hornby Street, Vancouver
The restaurant is serving up stellar Italian eats in a casual setting in buzzing Gastown. The subdivided space also holds a small coffee shop called Caffe Di Beppe. The cafe has a different address (2 West Cordova Street) and it’s all about the espresso, baked goods, and hot sandwiches – quick eats to keep you on the go.
Address: 8 W Cordova Street, Vancouver
Talk about a neighbourhood gem. Nestled into a suburban street of East Vancouver, just off Commercial Drive, this spot is a must-try for pizza and pasta if that’s what you’re after. Be sure to arrive before your hanger hits because there will be a line, but we assure you the wait will be worth it.
Address: 1190 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
This Italian restaurant and pizzeria offers delicious eats from both its Vancouver and Richmond locations. With a huge menu of pasta and handmade pizzas, there’s no doubt you’ll leave this spot’s locations satisfied.
Address: 1835 W 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Address: 1067c Templeton Station Road, Richmond
Cioppino’s offers classic Mediterranean cooking (and amazing pasta) in the heart of Yaletown. With Chef-Owner Giuseppe “Pino” Posteraro at the helm of the kitchen, diners are always in good hands here.
Address: 1133 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Patrons can expect pasta, starters, and bigger protein share plates seven days a week for dinner service from this no-fuss alla famiglia spot, which happens to have two locations on Main Street and on West Pender Street.
Address: 4811 Main Street, Vancouver
Address: 350 W Pender Street, Vancouver
One of our favourite places to head for pasta and pizza, once you bite into the offerings here you’ll understand why there’s typically a line for tables around mealtime. The atmosphere is cozy but lively, a great place to start a night out or head for a later bite.
Address: 1525 Yew Street, Vancouver
Address: 781 Denman Street, Vancouver
Address: 195 W 2 Avenue, Vancouver
Patrons who head to one of Sopra Sotto’s two locations can expect fresh Italian eats like pasta, salads, and pizza made with local ingredients. The latter is baked in a traditional forno a legna (wood-fired brick oven).
Address: 1510 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Address: 4022 Hastings Avenue, Burnaby
Located at 631 Commercial Drive, this eatery took the place of one of Vancouver’s oldest restaurants Nick’s Spaghetti House after it closed after 62 years of operation. This classic spaghetti house features traditional Italian dishes like spaghetti and meatballs, veal parm, Caesar salad, shrimp scampi, and piccata along with baskets of white bread.
Address: 631 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Now with two locations in downtown Vancouver, Robba da Matti offers authentic Italian eats for lunch and dinner in a beautiful room. Fresh pasta and good wine is the name of the game at these spots.
Address: 1127 Mainland Street, Vancouver
Address: 1906 Haro Street, Vancouver
This authentic Italian spot serves up traditional eats, delicious pasta, and cocktails in a 1970’s-inspired decor, it’ll take you back a few decades and surely leave you with some stellar new (and delicious) memories.
Address: 1037 Denman Street, Vancouver
This Commercial Drive spot offers fresh Italian cuisine, and that includes a pretty incredible selection of pasta. This menu here has everything from gnocchi, seafood pasta, and tons of fresh home-made pasta prepared in the Italian tradition too.
Address: 1404 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Italian fine dining in the heart of Vancouver. La Terrazza has been serving patrons since 1998, that’s 20 years and counting, so you know the offerings, wine, service, and most importantly, the pasta, have got to be impeccable.
Address: 1088 Cambie Street, Vancouver
This cozy, romantic modern Italian restaurant is the perfect place to head for a quality bite in the heart of Yaletown. Enjoy the fireplace, good vibes, and amazing pasta.
Address: 869 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Rustic and authentic, Cibo Trattoria offers a delicious array of Italian food for patrons in the downtown Vancouver area. It’s a nice place to head for a glass of wine and a hearty helping of pasta.
Address: 900 Seymour Street, Vancouver