Consistency is underrated in our fad-happy age. This Yaletown room has been the gold standard for more than 10 years. Chef Pino Posteraro runs it with military precision, ensuring that every bowl of his peerless spaghetti alle vongole is exactly al dente, each portion of roasted scallops with tomato confit and artichokes perfectly drizzled with preserved winter truffle vinaigrette. Pay close attention to additions to the menu: here you’ll find chef at his innovative best. The wine list is a mile deep, the staff polished and attentive. Well-heeled diners from far and wide make Cioppino’s a must: Italian food doesn’t get any better than this. Video.vanmag.com