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“AMAZING MEAL, NOT ENOUGH MEALS TO GET TIRED OF GIARDINO”

Giardino Restaurant
Ranked #21 of 4,138 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$76
Neighbourhood: West End
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Neighbourhood: West End
Reviewed 6 May 2018

We were in town on business and our host took us to his favorite place, Giardino. It was absolutely incredible.

We arrived about 30 minutes early so we sat in the bar and had a nice glass of wine. Nice bar, nice server.

When we were seated the owner Umberto Menghi came over and introduced himself, welsoming us to his restaurant. It was a nice touch.

My sod lived in Italy for eight years and we visited at least once a year dring that time. This felt like we were back in Italy. They started with Dardinian flat bread that was excellent. We ordered some excellent wind and the dinner began.

I started with the Heart of Baby Romaine Wedges Caesar Dressing & Herb, and Garlic Croutons. It was amazing, served with the fill leave, i was trying to eat the bitter stalk because the dressing and cheese were so incredible. AMAZING.

Fresh bread was served - excellent.

I ordered the Seared Jumbo Alaskan Scallops with Sunchoke Puree, and Shellfish Broth. They were perfectly cooked, seared brown exterior, tender inside surrounded by an amazing puree/broth. WOW.

The locals ate the Hand-Cut Grilled Provimi Veal Chop served with Pommes Lyonnais & Shallot Jus. It's their regular dish, so it must be excellent.

I was enjoying the meal and conversation too much to notice what everyone else ate. We all agreed the meal was fantastic.

I hope to return again soon. This is a very special place.

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Reviewed 3 May 2018

Normally go to Bishop's when visiting Vancouver, but thought we would have a change and went instead to Giardino. Probably Friday around 8pm was not a good choice. Restaurant crowded and extremely noisy. Food was OK, but high priced for the quality. A well regarded Vancouver restaurant, but not suited for a quiet dinner.

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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

While visiting Vancouver, we met friends at Il Giardino for dinner. Our reservation was for 5:45 and as we were early, they seated us at the bar where we could have a cocktail. The bartender was very nice and put the drinks on our table check. We were seated in the main dining room beside the wine cabinets and although it was very busy, noise was not a problem. All of the staff were very professional and friendly, we never felt rushed. We split an appetizer and I had the cannelloni which was excellent - as good as any I’ve had in Italy. The wine list was extensive and there were lots of choices for any budget. Everyone enjoyed their meal and our friends who live in the greater Vancouver area had not been to the restaurant since the new one opened. They will definitely go back as will we on our next visit to Vancouver. It is on the top end as far as price goes but worth treating yourself.

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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

We had one large table, and the restaurant staff made it look effortless. fantastic hors d’oeuvres were served family style. We ordered 11 different wines at great prices. The specials were over-the-top special. The locals ordered “the usual”. The desserts were sublime. This is got to be one of the best food experiences that wasn’t seafood In Vancouver. I hope I get to go back again. I thought the pricing of the food and wine, while high, was worth every penny if not more.

Thank Seisman
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

Lively, up market, great Italian food - we could be in Mayfair London. Top end Italian, wonderful service and attention to the customer. Food was outstanding. Perhaps a little expensive buy feel worth saving up for ;-)

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