New Italian restaurant Locanda dell’Orso to open in downtown Vancouver this May

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      Vancouver foodies, get ready to say buon appetito! A new Italian restaurant is entering the scene this May.

      Locanda dell’Orso (“Inn of the Bear” in Italian) gets its name from a legend of a bear that escaped the Colosseum in Rome and found a haven in the courtyard of an inn, where it was sheltered and fed. Echoing the message of hospitality, the new restaurant aims to offer a welcoming space to celebrate the food of the northern and coastal parts of Italy.

      For those who like to sip, Locanda dell’Orso also promises a wine and beverage selection of lesser-known Italian and BC wines ideal for meal pairings or aperitivo hours. 

      The space itself will reside underneath the Victorian Hotel, boasting a classic Italian aesthetic of futurism: a painting technique with elements of neo-impressionism and cubism to create vivid and dynamic art, combined with walnut flooring and burgundy leathers to add an instant sense of intimacy and comfort.

      Locanda dell’Orso 

      350 West Pender Street

      Instagram: @locandadellorso