Category Archives: Italian

Seattle: Altura

Altura came to my attention when it was voted as one of the global selection on The World’s 50 Best Restaurant site and sit on the very top on’s 38 Essential Seattle restaurants list. They even described a counter … Continue reading

Chicago: Al’s Italian Beef

It’s becoming my Chicago tradition. Every time I end my trip and headed for the airport, I must have Chicago’s flagship export: a dripping, juicy Italian Beef.

Chicago: Pequods Pizza

Having already tried Deep Dish pizza at Lou’s on my last visit, I decided to roll up my sleeves, dig a little deeper, drive a little further, and see if I could find the best one in town.

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Ask for Luigi

One of the newer restaurants in Vancouver that’s often seen with a lineup on its doors steps, Ask for Luigi is known for its house made pasta. What it should be known is its Bone Marrow & Escargot starter!

Chicago: Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria (River North)

It is always a Chicago tourist’s duty to try deep dish pizza, so let’s just get this over with.

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Cotto Enoteca Pizzeria

If you are following Vancouver’s recent pizza craze at all, names like Nicli and Farina should immediately come to mind. Make that +1. Cotto Enoteca Pizzeria opened its doors in summer of last year, transporting local Burnaby residents to the … Continue reading

Q4 al Centro

It was Day One of this year’s Dine Out Vancouver event and we started the festivities at Q4 al Centro, a notable Italian restaurant in Downtown Vancouver. Q4 is the younger, more formal cousin of the original, iconic Q4 in … Continue reading

Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill

Yaletown is an arena of highly competitive restaurateurs. One of the “must-visit” restaurant here, the winner of this year’s Best Upscale Italian as well as getting an honorable mention in the Best Upscale category, was Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill. It was … Continue reading