Best Informal Restaurant

May 2, 2011

La Quercia

3689 W. Fourth Ave.

Casual rooms are popping up like mushrooms after a rainstorm, but the judges singled out La Quercia (Gold) for its “fantastic, family-style approach to Italian. The egg-yolk ravioli is divine, the meat preparations transformative.” “Chefs Adam Pegg and Lucais Syme have upped their game. Their take on Northern Italian food is unrivalled.” Under chef J.C. Poirier, Campagnolo (Silver) has also undergone a transformation, “slapping you upside the head with fresh flavours at a price point that keeps it real.” Chambar (Bronze) “takes the template of a Belgian brasserie, adds North African flavours with balance and intelligence, and ends up with a friendly, casual room that’s absolutely distinctive and original.” Vij’s and Boneta won Honourable Mentions.

Finalists for Best Informal Restaurant

1020 Main St.
562 Beatty St.
2702 Main St.
1 West Cordova St.

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