Definitely much better than the Old Spaghhetti Factory up the street!
Submitted Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 5:16pm [Dine in]
There's not a whole lot of Italian fare in gastown, and for the last year I had been heading over to the Old Spaghetti Factory across the street from where I work whenever I had a hankering for Italian. It was kind of a running joke among the staff -- the food's pretty awful there but we just kept on going. Until someone told us to check out Al Porto up the street. MUCH BETTER. They run a lunch special which is actually a very good deal. At dinner they also make the best veal gnocchi, it's tender and well seasoned (and I usually don't like gnocchi!) It's also got more of that local family-owned feel than a lot of the chain restaurants in the city. Definitely would recommend.
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Submitted Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 4:44pm [Dine in]
Cafe crepe is a decent spot for what it is, with a few good items on the menu. One of those items was my cherished four cheese panini -- until they recently took it off the menu. The server suggested I order another panini and add cheese. What came out, I don't know why, was god awful. There's a few other things on the menu that are lacking -- everytime I have the chicken there it is very dry. The Parisian hot dog is also on the dry/hard side. Fries there are alright, but just your McDonald's fare. Drinks are also only alright. Charming atmosphere and friendly servers would definitely benefit from some better food at their side.
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