The latest Italian restaurant to make its mark in the West End has already been drawing full houses within its first few days of opening its doors.
The much-anticipated Italian Tomato, which has a location at 8380 Bridgeport Road in Richmond, has launched its second Metro Vancouver location in the Davie Village at 1047 Davie Street (inhabiting the former location of Priscilla’s Restaurant).
The stylish, bright and breezy dining room features a deconstructed wooden ceiling and modern art on the walls, and its awning features rainbows on its sides—a nod to the historic gaybourhood's LGBT community.
The menu covers an extensive array of antipasti, pasta, and thin-crust pizza.
Covering all the classics, the menu offers 14 types of pasta, running the range from fettuccine to linguine to gnocchi and whole-wheat spaghetti, with an array of 39 sauces. Cannelloni and lasagna are also in the mix.
Pasta is available with sugo di pomodoro (red sauce), alla panna (cream sauce), con aglio e olio (extra virgin olive oil), or sugo di pomodoro cremoso (rosé sauce).
Their range of thin-crust pizzas feature toppings from spinach and artichoke hearts to banana peppers, with offerings such as Quattro Staggione (shrimp, spicy Italian sausage, chicken, sliced black olives).
Happy hour runs from 3 to 6 p.m. from Sunday to Thursday, offering specials on drinks, antipasti, and plates such as spinach and ricotta cheese cannelloni, linguine alla cabonara, penne pomodoro, and rostini Toscana ($14 to $16).
To cap it all off are a selection of desserts, such as cheesecake and the requisite tiramisu.
The Georgia Straight has contacted the restaurant for further details.