Oh my goodness, this meal was incredible. My buddy Josh was leaving town and I thought I would take him out for a good lunch as our last meal.

Cioppino / Enoteca in Yaletown has always been one of my favorites. If you drink wine then you are in luck because they have a huge wine list, if you are a cheap hipster unfortunately they do not serve Pabst and you might not get seated wearing a deep V neck or those ropes around your head.

My buddy decided to rinse the pennies out of me and decided to order a salad. I guess he is one of those guys that when you say you will buy him lunch he decides to order an appetizer with his meal and an expensive drink although you never seen him eat an appetizer before. The salad was great, not oily, and really fresh tasting. It was a baby lettuce salad mixed with herbs, pear, stilton and honey lemon dressing for ten dollars. A perfect starter. I didn't want the bill to run up so I decided to sit awkwardly while he ate in front of me.

For lunch I ordered the pasta for 30 dollars, it was a garganelli in a red sauce with lobster and crab. This pasta blew my mind, so god!!!!!! There were large pieces of both crab and lobster, and the red sauce was amazing. The sauce was rich but so flavourful.

My buddy ordered the veal, I wasn't loving it but he said he enjoyed it. My pasta kicks his dishes ass, too bad I had to pay for them both.

Bottom line, if you want to spend a bit of money and have a nice meal, this is the place to go. The food is insane. Never had a complaint from all the times I have been here. It has to be one of Vancouver's best.

We shared the food a bit cause we wanted to try each others dishes, I think the waitress got a kick out of it and thought we were gay. We are not batiboys.

Cioppino's Mediterranean Grill
1133 and 1129 Hamilton Street

The hostess was hot. Server not so much.
I hate Yaletown but love Cioppino

Cioppino's Mediterranean Grill on Urbanspoon


Anonymous said... @ August 25, 2008 at 11:37 AM

this entry made my day. so funny.

Anonymous said... @ August 25, 2008 at 4:45 PM

rope around the head. lol.

cioppino's is prob right at the top for me as well for top restaurants in van. nice.

I Love Food Blog said... @ September 27, 2008 at 11:31 PM

I will be posting a review on this restaurant soon. Be sure to check it out at:


Etienne de Cochon said... @ December 25, 2008 at 6:34 AM

30 dollars for pasta that came out of a catelli box??? I expect that nonsense in London. Overpaying that much is obscene.

Anonymous said... @ December 25, 2008 at 10:10 AM

oh wow catelli puts lobster and crab in boxes now? so cool! how much?

Unknown said... @ January 1, 2009 at 11:33 AM

cioppino's makes their pasta fresh, obviously you have never tried it, or you wouldn't have made the catelli comment.

Anonymous said... @ August 3, 2009 at 8:14 PM

Still $30 for a pasta dish is steep....even if they make it in house...it's just pasta!!!

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