This multi-regional Italian spot is a wise re-imagining from the team behind Habit (whose former digs Charlie’s occupies) and The Cascade Room (the next-door neighbour cocktail destination whose food was always a little too similar to Habit’s). Now there’s no confusion between the menus, and South Main gets a welcome dose of Italy to go with all those craft IPA purveyors. Charlie’s offers good value. Order an organic mixed greens salad, classically executed spaghetti and meatballs, and a glass of chianti, and you’re having that rare treat in Vancouver: a solid, filling Italian dinner in a smart room with friendly service for around $40.