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lyricvancouverSince January 10, 20095 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.5)
  • Food2.5 (2.6)
  • Service2.5 (2.4)
  • Value2.5 (2.6)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.4)

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Italian Kitchen1037 Alberni Street, Vancouver
Good pasta
Submitted Saturday, March 28, 2009 - 10:03pm [Dine in]

We ordered the salads with beets, bruschetta, penne arrabiata and the italian doughnuts for dessert. The salad was too beet heavy but the dressing was good. The bruschetta wasn't traditional and the tomatoes weren't the best but the dough they used for the pizza crust-like bread was fresh and good and there was lots of garlic. The penne arrabiata with crispy pancetta was really good. The only downside is it was a bit too salty. I know pancetta is salty but i felt they added more salt than was needed to the sauce. The italian doughnuts were absolutely amazing. Our server was very good and brought us over another order of the doughnuts on the house. The prosecco needed to be colder and we saw that they used the remainder of one bottle and then topped them off with a new bottle. The only problem with this being that the the old bottle must have lost quite a bit of it's fizz.
All in all, will definitely be back. We have been to the downtown location and the west 4th location. This particular review is for the downtown location.

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Candia Taverna4510 W 10th Avenue, Vancouver
Too Bad
Submitted Saturday, March 28, 2009 - 9:52pm [Dine in]

We just went there for the first time to try it out. We stood for a long time by the front door waiting to be seated. A couple came in after us and as we all waited (and were ignored by staff), I asked them if they had eaten here before and if it was good. They said it was good but the service is notoriously poor. A waitress bustled up to us and then said a very curt "EXCUSE me" and headed on over to a table to give them their bill and then dealt with other tables taking orders. All we needed was "Someone will be with you shortly" or "Sorry, we are busy. It will just be a minute". I understand if it's busy or short staffed . Just a little acknowledgement is all I ask. There were 3 different employee's that saw us standing by the front door and did nothing. The people behind us got fed up and left. We lasted another minute or two and then decided to leave as well. They lost 2 tables because no one could be bothered to help us. Very disappointing. Do they want customers or not ?

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Deacon's Corner101 Main Street, Vancouver
Mixed feelings about this place
Submitted Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 10:17pm [Dine in]

We had read a good review of this place so thought it was worth a shot. It was clean and cheerful inside so seemed promising. Let me start with the positive. Our food was pretty good and plentiful. Corned beef hash "came alive" (my boyfriend's words) once he added some ketchup. I was eyeing his rye toast as it looked good. I had a BLT with fries. I also ordered a side of gravy. I'm not sure what kind of gravy it was supposed to be because it had chunks of some kind of meat in it and not a lot of taste. I appreciated that it was obviously made from scratch and I really gave it a fair shake but finally stopped dipping my fries in it because I didn't really like it.

Our waitress started off friendly but it soon seemed like I was irritating her with the two questions I asked. I can appreciate that it was nearing the end of the day and she had probably had it ( I used to work as a server, I get it) but it still made me feel uncomfortable. We found ourselves looking longingly at the other two people working there who seemed so much friendlier with their tables. Our server had blonde curly hair and the name on our bill started with an M. Based on how she acted , we won't be going back there which is a shame because it seemed so promising otherwise.

I gave the service a "decent" rating because we still got served in a timely fashion even though we felt uncomfortable. The one highlight service-wise was when someone else brought our food to our table. He was a total sweetheart.

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Thai Spice1485 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver
This place is good !
Submitted Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 9:45pm [Dine in]

We live in the 'hood and have walked by many times but tonight is the first time we have actually gone in. Decor is nice and warm with soft lighting. It's quite elegant. It used to be Star Anise and I don't know that the decor has changed much.
We ordered the Pa-nang Curry with beef and the Swimming Rama with chicken. Both were very good. The Swimming Rama had the added bonus of some crisp, garlic-y broccoli and had a thick, peanuty sauce. The Panang curry had a really lovely taste that wasn't too salty and spicy -wise had a nice amount of warmth .We ordered it medium since it was our first time there but next time we will try the hot. The liberal use of kaffir lime leaf can be overwhelming at some Thai places but this dish had just the right amount of zing.
We were surprised that it wasn't busier there since the prices are extremely reasonable and the food is good. I had a good cocktail there too. The "Bangkok Sling". Whiskey, rum, pineapple juice, lime juice and grenadine. It wasn't too sweet and had a nice boozy kick. I could see it becoming my favourite summer drink. I wish it were a bit bigger though.

I'm pretty picky and this place passed with flying colours. I hope word of this place spreads because the staff was so sweet and the food and drinks good. They handed us a delivery/take out menu which we will definitely put to use.

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George's Pizza6109 West Boulevard, Vancouver
Wha' happened ?
Submitted Saturday, January 10, 2009 - 12:22pm [Dine in]

We have been ordering pizza from George's every week for the past 4 years. My partner grew up in Kerrisdale and George's was a family favourite. Since the new owners took over a couple of months ago, the George's pizza we loved and knew is no longer.
The first time we ordered under the new ownership, the pizza was quite different looking from what we were used to with George's but it still tasted good and had a decent crust. They forgot a topping and when we called about it, they said we would get 25% off next time we called. The next week we called and made our usual order and reminded them of their offer due to the incomplete toppings the week before. They took 72 cents off the order and called that 25% off. We just thought it was kind of lame and a little funny and left it at that. When the pizza showed up, it was again missing a topping. This week, the pizza was completely different from the previous week. It had this really hard, dry crust , very little sauce, very little cheese and was sparsely topped. It honestly tasted like a bad, frozen pizza. It was terrible. We called to let them know that they had again missed out on a topping and they offered us 25 % off "if we were ever going to use them again". Sorry guys, we won't ever order from George's again unless we hear that you sold the place to people who actually know how to prepare food. What a huge disappointment.

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