From the very first visit, this was and still is a winner in my book.
I have been there with small groups (2 people) and been there with large groups (30+ people). The service, the food and the ambience have been fantastic.
It is true that the portions are enormous, but very good quality. Sauces are freshly made, and pastas are perfectedly cooked. Good presentation. One of the better and more popular Italian restaurants in the lower mainland.
It is a good size facility compared with many other "intimat" restaurants. However, it is well sectioned to create that cosy feeling.
The service has always been outstanding. From the owners to their crew, they care about their guests and equally important, they focus on the quality of their products. They are very friendly and approachable, yet very professional.
A friendly and "comfortable" place to have lunch or dinner. Even "take outs" are quite good.
From friends and family, to business associates and out-of-town guests, it is a restaurant that I can count on in delivering great ambience and terrific quality.
If you like Italian food, heck, if you just like to eat good food... this is a must... and deserves many visits.