Category Archives: Italian

Artusi Restaurant: New Italian Restaurant in New West

Recently, a new Italian restaurant opened up in New Westminster called Artusi. Located on 6th Street (just steps away from Hon’s), I visited in mid-November for lunch.
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Marcello Pizzeria: Pasta was Good, but…

If you’ve been reading my posts long enough, you’ll probably know that I call ’em as I see ’em… I try to be as fair as possible and I’m fully aware that one visit isn’t always representative of the restaurant on a regular basis. With that being said, there are times (more often than I’d prefer) when a series of events takes place and I just can’t get it out of my mind… such was the case of our visit to Marcello Pizzeria on “The Drive”.
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Coconut Kenny’s (Bellingham): Cheese Balls, Pan Pizza, and Cheesesteaks

So, how have we never stopped by Coconut Kenny’s during one of our previous sorties down to the States? This chain of Hawaiian-inspired pizza joints just came up on our radar recently so we decided to stop by after visiting Trader Joe’s in Bellingham.
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Old Spaghetti Factory (New Westminster): Not Much Changes Over Time

Over the years, I’ve spent more than my fair share at The Old Spaghetti Factory. And it’s not difficult to see why this place has remained popular by many patrons over the year. Their all-included menu is tempting with a price that includes appetizer and dessert along with your meal. The main problem that I have with this chain is the way it’s gone downhill over the years.
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Amorosa Pasta House: Chicken Tetrazzini

Amorosa Pasta House is a long-standing fixture in the Edmond’s area of Burnaby. I believe they used to previously operate an adjoining Greek restaurant called Santali House next door (currently occupied by Sushi Modo) but have since rolled up their Greek menu items into their menu at Amorosa.
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Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria: Pizza on the Drive

Anyone remember back in the day when pizzas were called “pizza pies”? I mean, there’s that old Dean Martin song, That’s Amore… “When a moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie that’s amore.” In any case, we were hankering for a nice pizza one weekend but we couldn’t decide where to get it from. We were looking for an actual sit-down restaurant where you could not only get a pizza but you could also get some pasta and other stuff… and I guess we’re a bit picky with our pizzas.
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Grub on Main: Amazing Grub

Grub is a small eatery on Main Street that’s been open since 2007. It’s funny because I’ve often driven or walked past this area of Main Street and have never even noticed this restaurant. Run by Chef/Owner Ling, there’s a surprising well-rounded selection of options on the menu with 95% of their produce supplied by their farm in Langley.
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Piva: Italian Cuisine in New West

Late last November, a new Italian restaurant opened up at the corner of Columbia and Eighth St. called Piva. Billing themselves as a “rustic-modern” Italian restaurant, they strive to taking a modern approach with farm-fresh ingredients.
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Trattoria Italian Kitchen: Piccata, Pizza and Lamb

Since Trattoria Italian Kitchen opened up on the corner of Kingsway and Willingdon two years ago, we’ve surprisingly only visited on a few occasions. I’m not really sure why that is because the food has always been fairly good.
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Trattoria Italian Kitchen – Pizza for Breakfast

I’ve spent many years eating pizza for breakfast but it’s usually just leftovers from the night before and not freshly baked pizza.
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Cafe de l’Orangerie – Japanese Italian Fusion

Cafe de l’Orangerie has been on my list of places to try for quite some time… especially since I enjoy both Japanese and Italian food.
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Anton’s Pasta Bar – Conchiglie Alla Cosentina

She sells seashells by the seashore. The only reason why I bring up this tongue-twister is that I wound up ordering the Conchiglie Alla Cosentina at Anton’s Pasta Bar back in early March.
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