Submitted Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 10:19am [Dine in]
This was a lovely experience. My friend and I thought we would try a restaurant we had seen in Burnaby one night while we were in the West End. We were welcomed warmly by a gentleman (the owner?) in a traditional outfit, which I thought was a nice touch.
My friend ordered a curry with spinach and chicken which she ate all of. Not because the protion was small but because it was delicious!
I had the lamb kebab and it was amazing. I didn't eat it all because the portion was too large. I took it home and my partner ate the leftovers the next day. He has a picky palate and loved it!
The food is delicious. There service is very attentive. The man asked us if we had any questions about the menu and it was very comforting instead of intrusive.
We had a coupon to use and I felt the prices were reasonable.
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Submitted Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 10:11am [Dine in]
We decided to try Aldo's again after a long time away. I was very pleasantly surprised!
I expected it to be slow and quiet, nope! All the table were full by the time we left at 8pm. The manager was recovering from surgery so there was only one server taking care of the whole floor but he did a great job.
We had the escargot, which were excellent, buttery and garlicky. The accompaning bread was awesome, warm and crusty and soft in the middle.
The Italian salad was delicious, light and not fussy with just a few ingredients. Probably a bit overpriced.
I had the puttanesca which was awesome! I thoroughly enjoyed it. Spicy, tangy, tomatoey and fresh. Delicious.
My partner had the veal parmasean. Also delicious. The penne with meat sauce that came with it was not our favourite but the veal was excellent.
We didn't have dessert. There was not a lot of options there. Forgivable though since the pasta options were many.
I will definately go again. I can imagine very soon since I am still thinking about that puntanesca sauce.
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Submitted Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 10:24am [Dine in]
I like the Orange Room. It's got a variety of seating options: a bar, by the fireplace, high tables for a casual chat, big tables for groups. The menu is ambitious.
The thing is that every time I go something just doesn't seem right. Like they are always busy and "in the shit". It has been re opened now for a year or so and their staff has never seemed to "click". Some people say I have too high expectations of service but in this economy if I'm paying for it I want it attentive, calm and friendly.
The food is always good but expensive. My boyfriend is picky but he was pleased with his meal. Paying $2.50 for one link of sausage (although it was organic chicken sausage and VERY good) left a bad taste in my mouth.
We will go back and try again but I wish I left with a more content feeling each time I go.
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Submitted Monday, June 25, 2007 - 12:52am [Dine in]
I really want to enjoy coming to this pub! I keep giving it chances but it always lets me down.
Now that the annoying bartender and the best waitress in the place have left they have replaced them with more incompetent servers. I get the feeling they act so rude and service takes so long so that people will stop going.
Foods not bad though...And the patios have a nice view of the river. Just be prepared to wait for food and drinks.
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