French-Chinese fusion? Done. Pan-Asian cuisine? So last summer! Whats
really tempting our palette these days is casual and simple Italian fare.
Located in revitalization-ready Lower Main, the 65-seater is a friendly,
minimalist space with brick walls, cork floors and big wood beamsgiving
the air the fresh scent of fir. We dropped in on opening night for
Piedmont-inspired snacks like citrus-marinated olives and a tasty and
fresh Margherita pizzaand left with change from $30. We’ll be back to
sip Rosso di Toscana at the 25-seat wine bar and nibble on the
house-made "The Cure" charcuterie.
Impress the in-laws by planning a holiday dinner at this soon-to-be
foodie hot spotand ply them with wine until they stop asking you for
Campagnolo, 1020 Main St., Vancouver, 604-484-6018, www.campagnolorestaurant.ca