Italian-inspired pizzeria Bufala set to open at River District

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      It seems there’s a lot going on at South Vancouver’s River District—and a lot to eat your way through. Italian-inspired pizzeria Bufala will join the area’s culinary scene starting March 1.

      Bufala River District will offer scratch-made Neapolitan-style pizzas, pastas, small plates, and an extensive beverage selection including cocktails, wines, craft beers, and espresso.

      Led by executive chef Kevin Atkinson and head chef Eddie Muñoz, Bufala River District's menu mirrors the offerings of its popular Edgemont Village counterpart (the restaurant also has a location in Kerrisdale). 

      We’re especially excited about the roast chicken with chestnut and truffle sausage and quattro fromaggi arancini.

      The 80-seat, 3,300-square-foot space is also designed by Ste. Marie Studio, responsible for many of Vancouver’s prettiest bars and prettiest restaurants. There will be a 45-seat patio coming in the spring.

      “As with Lucky Taco, we’re thrilled to finally introduce Bufala to the River District community,” says James Iranzad, partner at Gooseneck Hospitality, in a release. “Each of our Bufala locations was created to become that gathering place—where friends and families can gather for delicious food and drink every day of the week. There’s definitely excitement amongst our neighbours already, and we hope our food, drinks, and excellent service will bring people together in the River District.”

      Bufala River District 

      Where: 3489 Sawmill Crescent, Vancouver

      Hours: Open Monday to Thursday after 4pm starting March 1, and Friday to Sunday from 11:30am

      Instagram: @bufalayvr