Best Formal Italian Restaurants 2011

May 1, 2011

Cioppino's Mediterranean Grill & Enoteca

1133 Hamilton St.

Cioppino’s (Gold) scores yet again, and for good reason. Chef/proprietor Pino Posteraro creates “deceptively simple, focused, and precise” dishes that honour tradition while subtly pushing boundaries. “Splendid service, an inspired wine list, and spectacular bright flavours—prepared with a confident hand—make this one of the best Italian rooms you’ll find anywhere.” CinCin (Silver) offers “quality dishes (and especially unforgettable desserts) in a vivid, buzzy room that appeals to visitors and locals alike,” while Il Giardino (Bronze) is “a perfect place to impress your clients—and your appetite.” Honourable Mentions to La Terrazza and Q4.








Finalists for Best Formal Italian

1154 Robson St.
Il Giardino
1382 Hornby St.
2611 W. Fourth Ave.
La Terrazza
1088 Cambie St.

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