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ieatbuttonsVancouver (downtown)Since November 12, 20103 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (2.9)
  • Food3 (3)
  • Service2.5 (2.7)
  • Value3 (3)
  • Ambiance3 (3)

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Trattoria Italian Kitchen1850 West 4th Ave, Vancouver
Delicious pasta and great ambiance!
Submitted Thursday, November 11, 2010 - 10:10pm [Dine in]

It's almost impossible to get a table here on a weekend night - even by 7pm there's usually an hour wait. After a few attempts we finally got a table one Friday night. We ordered the pasta sampler for two and it was the most delicious pasta I've had in a long time. It comes on a long rectangular plate to share and there were four different kinds of pasta - gnocchi, spagetti, lasagne and chicken penne. Every single one was amazing - the only mediocre one was the lasagna - and maybe this didn't taste good because we ate it last! The gnocchi was so good - tasted like each one was individually grilled and seasoned. The spagetti was amazing! Had a great experience and it really satisfied my pasta craving. I've tried to get a table there two additional times on a Friday night but the wait is still always an hour long - a shame they don't take reservations!

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Pho Tan Vietnamese Restaurant4598 Main Street, Vancouver
Great little Vietnamese restaurant!
Submitted Thursday, November 11, 2010 - 10:00pm [Dine in]

After sampling a lot of Vietnamese restaurants in Vancouver, Pho Tan ranks as one of my absolute favourites. The atmosphere is clean and comfortable, the service is friendly and quick and the food is excellent. They make an exceptional Vermicelli Bowl with Grilled Pork and Eggrolls, Pho and Satay Noodle Soup. The eggrolls are delicious and they are one of the few Vietnamese restaurants to serve fresh young coconut juice straight from the coconut shell! I'm never disappointed when I come here for Vietnamese food and would highly recommend it to anyone craving pho!

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Simpatico Ristorante2222 West 4th Ave, Vancouver
Worst meal I've had in Vancouver this year
Submitted Thursday, November 11, 2010 - 9:55pm [Dine in]

This was quite possibly one of the worst meals I've eaten in Vancouver in a very long time. In a city known for its foodies and excellent restaurants, I am very surprised that Simpatico is still around and people actually still go there for "Greek" food. The only thing this restaurant has going for it is the West 4th Avenue Kitsilano location.

We went there for my cousin's dinner in a group of 11 - so we had a chance to try a variety of menu items. We ordered the kalamari to start and it was bland, tasteless and lukewarm. The tzazitzi tasted really off as well. After waiting almost an hour for our dinner to arrive, we were all starving. Unfortunately being that hungry still couldn't save this meal. The chicken and beef souvlaki were both completely bland, overcooked and totally tasteless, the potatoes were rubbery, even the greek salad was totally bland and I've tasted much better in the deli section of Safeway. The garlic bread was cold and gross. I am not sure how anyone could screw up greek salad and garlic bread but they managed to do it.

Two of us ordered steak and it was absolutely dry and bland. The rice needed a lot of salt just to taste ok. The moussaka had a weird musky aftertaste and it was the first time I didn't enjoy this dish. I've had better moussaka from the frozen food section at the grocery store. There was not a single redeeming quality about the entire meal. Oh and there was only 1 tiny olive in each of our greek salads. Stingy.

Then when we got our bill we found that we were overcharged - they had added three entrees onto it. Also the bartender and what looked like one of the managers just stood around looking miserable and unsmiling throughout the entire night.

We would never go back here again after this meal and would not recommend it. The service was sub-par and the food was terrible. There are much better restaurants in Kitsilano. I even think Opa, the greek food court kiosk in the mall, has better food which says a lot about the food at Simpatico.

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