Are you dreaming of a plate of penne with seafood and saffron or a delicious panna cotta? Look no further, and ask Luigi. This small restaurant (only 34 seats) is located in an unprepossessing part of town, behind Gastown and the railway, but the cuisine of chef J-C Poirier is worth the trip.
If he has managed to beat long-established Italian institutions to the punch after only two years of operation, it is because he serves excellent fresh pasta made on site each evening. Cooking is perfectly al dente and the accompaniments carefully orchestrated: spaghetti with squid ink, braised calamari and guanciale, tagliatelle, rabbit with mushrooms and olives…
Ask for Luigi makes the taste buds sing. The kitchen also produces gluten-free pasta on request and offers excellent antipasti, like the tasty meatballs à la Luigi or beef tongue with Piedmontese sauce with tuna, capers and pickles. A delight.
Ask For Luigi
305 Alexander Street
Vancouver BC, V6A 1C4
+1 604 428 2544
Menu: around 40 CAD