Submitted Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 12:18am [Dine in]
I've been dining here at La Baia for over 10 years and I'm still surprised by the quality of both the food and the service. I've sampled food in over thirty cities around the world in restaurants of a variety of styles and price points and La Baia remains one of my favorites. I absolutely love the lasagna, mussels and all of the pasta dishes. The sauces are rich creamy and full flavored. I eat mussels as often as I can when I dine out but still crave the ones from here. Lets not forget the homemade tiramisu! I believe the recipe belongs to one of the owners a lovely Italian man in the kitchen. Many things have changed in White Rock over the past ten years but the standards at LaBaia have not. You will always be greeted by a friendly maitre'd and served by a friendly and knowledgeable server. All I have to say is although the decor has also not changed much in the past ten years this is one book not to judge by it's cover. I recommend that you give this place a try some time!
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Submitted Friday, September 10, 2010 - 10:48pm [Dine in]
I LOVE the eatery and I'm not alone, every time I go here there is crowd of people who want to get it. People can't get enough of this place and I feel the same way! I've been coming here for about 6 years ever since I moved into the neighborhood and it's still the place I want to go for a night out. For starters the place is really cool. There is no other place like it in Vancouver and I've never come across another place like it! It's totally tacky and flashy and cheesy but at the same time it's cool! You can donate to take home a pin, buy a pair of sexy eatery panties and t-shirts and the music is great. On the weekends they have a DJ in so it's kind of a club atmosphere with f*$%cking awesome food! So on to the best part the food, I'm obsessed with so many of the rolls there such as the volcano a mound of crab meat and tempura style roll, erotica, ichi, bob marley I seriously can't get enough. I usually just get the assembly line platter and share with my roommate.
But to all those out there who love to take a dig, yes it gets busy here and if you come on a friday night at 8 you will have to wait a while for food but it's not a place you go to pop in for a fast meal during the rush it's a place to hang out with friends have some drinks or a great place to take a date but don't expect to bring grandma and the kids out on a Saturday night. If you're looking for a shorter Eatery experience try going during the day (12-5) on Sat and Sunday the sushi is super fast then.
Anyhow I just had to say that you should check this place out for yourself and try out some of their original rolls I bet you'll love them!
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