I thought, from the outside streets of Robson, that the restaurant wouldn't be that great...but after I went inside, it looked pretty nice, giving a rustic italian feel. if the terrace was open, it would have been more memorable in my opinion.
Anyhow, we ordered the grilled squid appetizer and the flavour was somewhat interesting. I've never tasted squid like this before, the flavour was rich. I can't really describe it. The sauce that came with it was even better. I dipped my bread in the sauce to make the most out of it...haha.
Then for the entree, we ordered the risotto with mushrooms, and ahi tuna. I thought the tuna was going to be better, but the risotto was just awesome. my boyfriend ordered it, and I really regretted ordering the ahi after the first taste. But the ahi tuna was good too.
Dessert was a litlle bit disappointing, but I still loved it. the triple chocolate mousse cake was a bit too sweet for me, but the accompanying gelato was perfect. My boyfriend's tiramisu wasn't very tasteful in my opinion. a bit too bland. We went there mainly for the dessert, because apparently the pastry chef was known for being one of the best in the "michelin" ratings.
Service was alright, the water was filled, bread was filled, and crumbs were gone. However, I noticed that the waiter (same waiter serving our table) kept telling the couple beside us that this certain plate was "not enough" for them.......which sounded a bit annoying.
Anyways, I loved the decor and food, so I'd definitely return.