I have a love affair with this truly Italian Pizza....
Submitted Thursday, December 23, 2010 - 5:20pm [Take-out]
There are enough places out there doing the same thing; but if you've ever been to Italy, you know what pizza is really all about. Colosseum's pizza menu has "Italian Classico" options that make a party in my tummy.
The crust is excellent, hand stretched and crispy; the herbs are fresh, the garlic is hand sliced and roasted, and the list goes on.
The Wild Mushroom; Potato, garlic and feta; and Napoletana pizzas are so delicious you won't ever make fun of a vegetarian again. For the meat lovers, there's a lovely Pancetta (Italian cured ham), and also some interesting seafood ones.
The ambiance of the place has charm, and has recently been decked out for christmas with holly and wreaths.
Yum yum. Try this place.
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Submitted Saturday, February 20, 2010 - 11:33pm [Dine in]
It's too easy to drive by this tiny 32 seat neighbourhood eatery in a little strip on Macdonald.
Past the velvet curtain the high ceilings, clean minimal decor and the chalkboard on the back wall make it easy to settle into.
We started with champagne, then a bottle of good chianti, warm foccaccia, and thinly sliced air cured beef with asparagus. The boys had the Osso Bucco (this was a double date) and we girls had the gnocchi with hunter style chicken. The dish was homemade little pillows of goodness seared and served on top of chicken.. stewed to such a hearty, rustic end I forgot I was eating chicken. I knew I'd dream about that dish.
For dessert, we shared a blueberry pannacotta and our wonderful server rounded off the evening with complimentary glasses of moscati.
Don't we wish we all had a La Buca in our neighbourhood.
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Submitted Saturday, February 20, 2010 - 8:12pm [Dine in]
The food is nothing special, but we've always liked the room.
After overhearing a group of the bar staff making rude comments about a customer a little too loudly, I asked my husband that we boycott Goldfish.
All that upbeat Olympic energy on the streets of Yaletown got us into Goldfish once again for an afternoon cocktail.
We had our drinks, paid the waitress we'd ordered from, and as we were leaving one of the staff runs after my husband, grabs him, slams down the bill and yells "YOU WANNA PAY FOR YOUR DRINKS?!"
To which he replied, he had already paid.
We were stunned by the crass employee, embarrassed at being treated so rudely in front of the whole restaurant, and ever determined to never, ever go there again.
$15 cocktails and the staff treated us like that? We're good, decent people. Noone should have to contend with either of our last two visits there.
Give it a wide miss until they get their act together.
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