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FrenchbudsYaletownSince October 6, 2011Favourite List (1)2 Reviews
Average Rating
4 (4.1)
  • Food4.5 (4.5)
  • Service4 (4)
  • Value4 (4)
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Flying Pig, The1168 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Great food
Submitted Monday, October 1, 2012 - 10:12pm [Dine in]

We often go there. It's good food in a non-pretentious place.
The wait is rarely too longm and the service is friendly.
The veal piccata: tender, with an amazing lemon caper butter sauce, and one of the best risottos I've tried in Vancouver.
They have an excellent selection of wines and alcohol, even if it's a little pricey.
I also like to come just for dessert: their chocolate cake is amazing! (Which you can also pick up and enjoy at home while watching a movie!)

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Via Veneto Ristorante Italiano656 West Broadway, Vancouver
Exceptional food at a great price!
Submitted Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 10:17pm [Dine in]

Went today at Via Veneto for lunch.
The waiter was very nice and attentive to our needs.
They offer some excellent italian bread and an olive oil - balsamic vinegar dip to start. The bread was so good that I asked the owner at the end of our meal where I could get similar bread. He told me that they baked it themselves everyday in their kitchen (and he offered me some to take with me). Sooo good!

They have a lunch menu for $20 which includes a soup or salad, linguine with seafood (or some other main course) and a tiramisu. While it looked good, we decided to go off-menu.
We were two and decided to share an appetizer (some cantaloupe and prosciutto). The waiter prepared two different plates with half of the appetizer in each plate (I have never seen that). I was surprised that each plate was still pretty full. The melon was sweet and tender and the prosciutto very tasty (not too salty).

Then we had (1) linguine with seafood (mussels, clams and calamari in a tasty tomato sauce) and (2) the breaded veal with Parmesan cheese (which was so tender that you could cut it with your fork).
Their list of desserts was really mouth-watering, especially for a picky chocolate lover like me (I remember seeing at least 3 different of chocolate desserts, some including Belgian chocolate) . Among other things, they also offer creme brulee with almonds and raspberries, vanilla ice-cream.
I was feeling satisfied with my meal so I just had a coffee but I will definitely come-back for dinner in the weeks to come.

A great find!

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