Giuesppe's Bread and Deli
I love it when I find a dope mom and pop spot that serves good food for cheap. Giuseppe's is an Italian grocery store and deli located on Hastings just west of Boundary Road.

This little spot is busy at lunch but somehow we managed to get a table right away. An older gentleman, that I am assuming is Giuseppe came around and gave us some bread and poured a mixture of balsamic vinegar and olive oil for us to dip our bread in. I ordered the spaghetti with meatballs for $6.50 and my friend ordered the salad and the half order pesto linguine. I don't remember the exact price but I do remember that it was cheap, under ten bucks for her pair.

My plate of spagetti and meatballs was tasty and for $6.50 what a deal. Giuseppe came by again and gave us some cheese and some of his special sauce. It reminded me of the old SNL skit with Dana Carvey, "you lika da sauce? Sauce is no good, let me get you some more sauce". The sauce at Giuseppe's is really dope and has a nice little kick to it.

Check this place out if you are looking for a tasty cheap meal. Watch out as much as it is a hidden gem it does have a strong following and the waits can be long. I even asked Giuseppe if they would make a meatball sandwich/sub next time, and they said yes. I am going back for sure to try that joint.

Thanks to Jeff Choy from Vancouverisawesome.com for telling me about this spot.

Giuesppe's Bread and Deli
3596 Hastings St
Vancouver, BC V5K
(604) 299-2316


Giuseppe Bread and Deli on Urbanspoon


It is not the skit I referenced but I found this one


universitystudy88 said... @ June 6, 2009 at 8:45 PM


You said that there is kick in the spaghetti and meatballs. Was it really spicy?

Gyromite said... @ June 6, 2009 at 11:23 PM

sorry not in the red sauce but in the special sauce that he gives you has a little kick in it.


johta said... @ June 7, 2009 at 7:44 AM

Is that the linguine with pesto in the bottom left picture? The pasta doesn't look like linguine - maybe spaghetti? Also not much pesto on it. How was it?

fmed said... @ June 7, 2009 at 9:43 AM

Places like this are nearly extinct in Vancouver.

Thanks for spreading the word. I haven't been here in a couple of years, but I know guys in the food and restaurant biz that come here regularly.

Gyromite said... @ June 7, 2009 at 9:54 AM

you are right it does not like linguine, i thought that was what she ordered. I do recall she really liked the restaurant.

Only thing I remember was my spagetti w/ meatballs was good and for 6.50, it is a great deal.

jef said... @ June 7, 2009 at 2:08 PM

Giuseppe I guess is the guy who used to own it.... Vito now runs it along with his three daughters and the Mrs. who cooks in the back.

Anonymous said... @ June 7, 2009 at 3:36 PM

LOL whites/asians reviewing italian restaurants....HILARIOUS


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Col said... @ June 8, 2009 at 9:56 AM

Not only is their pasta amazing.

Their sandwiches + boconccini salad's are even better!!

Fanty Shanty said... @ June 8, 2009 at 3:08 PM

about the sauce

is it to add to the pasta?

or do you dip bread in it?

johta said... @ June 8, 2009 at 6:03 PM

Racism is an ugly thing. Too bad it has to keep popping up to remind us how pervasive it is.

Anonymous said... @ June 8, 2009 at 9:49 PM

Seriously, I'm also curious about what the sauce is for . . . the pasta? the bread?

Anonymous said... @ June 9, 2009 at 8:15 AM

the funny thing is that the guy that owns this blog is half italian/black, i used to work at mrs. vanillis with him in high school.

Anonymous said... @ June 9, 2009 at 4:41 PM

the sauce is for the pasta. I think you can order it on its own in to go containers.


Lydia said... @ June 9, 2009 at 6:53 PM

I ate at this place once a few years and loved it. Alas, I am never in that area but it's on my list of places to go and this review just bumped it up.

Chet said... @ June 10, 2009 at 11:24 AM

has anyone been to cioffi's on e. hastings in bby? any good?

fmed said... @ June 10, 2009 at 11:45 PM

Cioffi's is great. It's not a restaurant in case you didn't know. They actually have two stores almost side by side - one is a butcher and one is an Italian grocery.

Chet said... @ June 11, 2009 at 12:51 PM

thanks fmed, i'll check it out.

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