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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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Ask For Luigi – Tagliatelle

We came to Ask for Luigi for lunch on a February weekend and wound up waiting for quite a long time until we got a free table. I guess that says a lot about how popular this place is… even on the sketchy side of Chinatown.
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Portobello Ristorante – Ossobuco

Portobello Ristorante is a tiny Italian restaurant located on West Broadway that we’ve often frequented in the past.
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La Pentola (Dine Out 2016)

The 14th annual Dine Out Vancouver Festival kicked off with the largest number of restaurants to date (288). Of course, one of the drawbacks to Dine Out is due to its popularity… often overcrowded, rushed, and with food quality that doesn’t always meet expectations. That’s why it’s important to understand what your goals are at Dine Out and to pick an appropriate restaurant. Our pick for our first Dine Out 2016 restaurant was La Pentola – located in the boutique Opus Hotel in Yaletown.
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Olive Garden (Langley)

“Breadsticks!” That one word is sure to evoke both fear in those avoiding carbs and lust in those of us who still give in to our primal urge for crusty, and pillowy batons of baked goodness.
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21 Steps Kitchen and Bar (Whistler 2015)

Since Sophie was with us, most of our Whistler get-a-way dining options were limited to outdoor/patio options. For one dinner, however, we decided to grab some takeout from 21 Steps Kitchen and Bar.
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Trattoria Italian Kitchen (Burnaby)

After a long wait, Trattoria Italian Kitchen finally opened up on the corner of Kingsway and Willingdon in Burnaby. Although I’ve never been a big fan of the Glowbal Group of restaurants due to past service experience at some of their other restaurants, I was happily surprised that the service at this location wasn’t too bad.
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