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poftabunaCoquitlamSince May 11, 20074 Reviews
Average Rating
4.5 (4.3)
  • Food4.5 (4.3)
  • Service4 (3.8)
  • Ambiance3 (3)


Displaying 1 - 4 of 4 Reviews Found
Vita Bella Ristorante4544 Hastings Street, Burnaby
Submitted Monday, September 24, 2007 - 1:35am [Dine in]

Time: 8:30pm on a Saturday night (only a few tables occupied)

Ambiance: the inside decor is casually elegant...nothing too grandiose or flamboyant. Very classic Tuscan feel to the place.

Service: Excellent experience; very pleasant, prompt, friendly and helpful waiter. We asked what his advice on what to order and his choices did not go amiss. None of the airs that previous reviews speak of (perhaps we lucked out?).

Food: Heavenly! We tried the smoked duck with truffle oil ($14), the halibut (with pistachios, pesto: $20) and the seared ahi tuna with sesame (and pear $28). They were all exquisite..although my favorite would have to be the duck. The dessert we had were the hazelnut creme brulee, tiramisu and the chef's specialty ($5-7 each). They were all perfectly concocted. I also have to add that the presentation of the dishes is beautiful.

All these dishes including some non-alcoholic drinks and a soup came to under $100 dollars (not including tip). Perhaps the best restaurant in (or out of) Vancouver for Italian! Will definetely be back.

(As for the parking complaints: there's a very well lit small parking lot less than 1/2 block from the restaurant..so I don't quite understand all the fuss about the parking lot behind the reastaurant...plus, why would you want to enter a restaurant from the back? Take the extra 3 minutes and walk through the front.)

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My Greek Taverna946 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
Submitted Sunday, September 2, 2007 - 12:18am [Dine in]

Firstly, I've been here several times. Not once was I underimpressed by the flavour of the food (as a reviewer previously complained). The potatoes are delicious! The calamari are divine (not the overly battered salty ones Stepho's makes) and the souvlaki are melt in your mouth.

The decor is quite traditional taverna fare, which is quite nice. The service (on all but my last visit) has been excellent.

I just have a few quips (hence the 3* vs 4* on the food): they pile on the rice. Now don't get me wrong, every other thing on the plate is a huge portion too..but they pretty much give you a mountain of rice! Also, the cocktails leave something to be desired, their paralyzers leave something to be desired. Dessert is deliciuos!

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Transylvania Flavour2120 West Broadway, Vancouver
Excellent Romanian Cuisine
Submitted Saturday, September 1, 2007 - 11:59pm [Dine in]

The ambiance is elegant but not austere, beautifully done. The service is amazing.

I am Romanian so I really loved the Tripe Soup, which was done to perfection. Also had tried the cabbage rolls, the 'mititei' (grilled seasoned pork and lamb meat) and the "papanasi" desert. All were delicious!

Will definetely be back!

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Asakusa Sushi4729 Kingsway, Burnaby
Undiscovered gem.
Submitted Monday, May 28, 2007 - 10:26pm [Dine in]

If you're looking for a casual, unfussy Japanese Restaurant this is it. The decor or ambiance isn't better than any other mom and pop run place but what will keep you coming back are the mouthwatering meals. THE best place for your money and your tastebuds! The Dragonfly Roll is beyond words... melt in your mouth unagi!

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