This place used to be my favourite pasta place in Vancouver. The pasta dishes seemed delicate and tasted delicious. Now they serve overcooked, thick, soft spaghetti with what tastes EXACTLY like premade canned tomato sauce from supermarkets. My seafood dish had a terrible smell mixed in to the pasta (shells, etc).
It was just cooked seafood mixed into heated pre-made sauce, in soggy soft pasta. Gross.
The service is notably worse. Waitresses used to be in a shirt/apron, but now it's a young guy in street clothes. Very casual. Not to mention, purposely charging more to change the sauce from seafood to tomato.
Me: And can I get that in a tomato sauce instead?
Guy: Actually.. hold on. (to "chef" [just a kid, really]) Can you do it in a tomato sauce? (walks to him) That's gonna cost more right?
Guy: Yeah it's gonna cost you $2 more.
I don't mind paying an extra $2 at all, but the way it was handled was just awful. It put off a very cheap vibe. Oh, and I really don't think that any casual pasta places ($10-20) charges extra for a different sauce anyway.
I've given this restaurant two tries since, thinking it was an off day, but boy this place sucks now. You've been warned: do NOT go. If you're in the area and really crave pasta, there's an Italian place very close by with pasta dishes of higher quality, excellent service, at the same price.