Ambience and service at The Italian Kitchen
Upon entering The Italian Kitchen, the guest is in for a pleasant experience. It starts with the friendly service: even before you are shown to your table, the friendly lady at reception takes your coat and stows it safely in the closet for the duration of your stay.
An overly elegant ambience should not be expected inside the restaurant. The decor is modern and functional. The tables are covered with clean, white tablecloths and in the restaurant area on the ground floor, large photos adorn the walls of the restaurant. On the first floor you look through a large window on the small shops across the street. The menu is at first disappointing. There are only pizza, pasta and a few meat dishes in it.
The menu and the endurance test
We have an appointment this evening with two friends from Germany, whose vacation in British Columbia will soon be over. After a short study of the menu, the two realize that their favorite dish is not listed: Lasagna. They therefore decide to simply ask the waiter if it is not possible for them to be served one. "This will soon be the endurance test for the quality of The Italian Kitchen," I think to myself. "Let's see if the kitchen can pull this off." My husband and I both order veal a la saltimbocca.
The excellent meal and dessert
In fact: after a few minutes, the waiter comes back and promises our friends the desired lasagna. "A plus that has it all," I think and I'm excited about what's to come. It turned out that the food exceeded our expectations. Our veal a la saltimbocca almost melted in your mouth and left such a tangy taste on the palate that you couldn't help but enjoy this meal. Our two friends were delighted with the lasagna, which was conjured up so quickly.
Even though the portions were big enough to fill you up, we ordered dessert after the main course. And that, too, turned out to be a true revelation. Whether it was chocolate cake, chocolate mousse, or mint creme brulee, we all raved about the dish that ended a truly excellent meal at The Italian Kitchen.
The Italian Kitchen is a surprise in Vancouver
It proved once again to be true that one should not judge by appearances. You never know what might lie beneath a simple backdrop. In any case, after this excellent dinner, we all agreed that The Italian Kitchen in Vancouver is good for a surprise and can be recommended with a clear conscience.
Affordable prices at The Italian Kitchen
In addition, the prices are affordable: you can get a lunch meal at “The Italian Kitchen” for as little as $28. A main course in the evening is also offered from 28 dollars.
The Italian Kitchen is centrally located, but not on one of the main thoroughfares. It can be found at this address:
The Italian Kitchen
860 Burrard St,
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1X9,
Tel. (604) 687 2858
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