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A big, busy, mainstream Italian room that draws tourists and all manner of locals adept at tossing Porsche keys to the valet. Inside, a comfortable, well-appointed bar serves as a cosy way station en route to dinner. Executive chef Gennaro Iorio, wine expert Giulio Miceli, and front man Iqbal Grewal run a well-choreographed operation perfectly suited to Yaletown. Strozzapretti bolognese is the signature pasta dish, and servings are so generous you’d better bring an appetite if you also plan to tuck into veal scalopine or rack of lamb served over polenta fries. The wine list is extensive and well-curated the two private rooms are excellent for parties, wine tastings, and customized menus. Video.vanmag.com

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