December 12th, 2008
French-Chinese fusion? Done. Pan-Asian cuisine? So last summer! What’s really tempting our palette these days is casual and simple Italian fare.
Located in revitalization-ready Lower Main, the 65-seater is a friendly, minimalist space with brick walls, cork floors and big wood beams—giving the air the fresh scent of fir. We dropped in on opening night for Piedmont-inspired snacks like citrus-marinated olives and a tasty and fresh Margherita pizza—and left with change from $30. We'll be back to sip Rosso di Toscana at the 25-seat wine bar and nibble on the house-made "The Cure" charcuterie.
Impress the in-laws by planning a holiday dinner at this soon-to-be foodie hot spot—and ply them with wine until they stop asking you for grandkids.
Campagnolo, 1020 Main St., Vancouver, 604-484-6018, www.campagnolorestaurant.ca