Top Choice Italian in Fairview & South Granville


A delightful neighborhood eatery, this charming Cambie Village trattoria combines woodsy candlelit booths, perfectly prepared housemade pasta and the kind of welcoming service few restaurants manage to provide. Drop…
Top Choice Italian in Gastown & Chinatown

Ask for Luigi

Consider an off-peak lunch if you don't want to wait too long for a table at this white-clapboard, shack-look little charmer (reservations are not accepted). Inside, you'll find a checkerboard floor and teak-lined i…
Top Choice Lebanese in Commercial Drive


This super-friendly cafe-style joint has a rustic-chic interior and a folky Lebanese menu of ethically sourced ingredients and lots of vegetarian options. You don't have to be a veggie to love the crispy falafel bal…
Top Choice Italian in Oliver


This intimate restaurant at Hester Creek Estate Winery serves up exquisite Tuscan-flavored dishes. Its outdoor terrace is one of the valley's finest.
Spanish in Gastown & Chinatown


The newest of several recently arrived restaurants in this once-sketchy Main St stretch is actually the relocated reincarnation of one of Vancouver's oldest Spanish eateries. A downtown mainstay for decades, the new…
Italian in Gastown & Chinatown


Eyebrows were raised when this contemporary, rustic-style Italian restaurant opened in a hitherto sketchy part of town. But Campagnolo has lured locals and inspired a mini-wave of other restaurants in the area. Rese…
Spanish in Whistler

Bar Oso

Taking a Spanish approach ('oso' translates as 'bear') to BC's cornucopia of great ingredients, the top-notch small plates (don't miss the lamb meatballs) and housemade charcuterie plates are a taste-tripping deligh…
Italian in Yaletown & Granville Island

Cioppino's Mediterranean Grill

Not your standard fine-dining Italian joint, this popular Mediterranean eatery deploys the cucina naturale approach, revealing the delicate natural flavors of a range of regionally sourced ingredients. The warm wood…
Tapas in Downtown & West End

Bin 941

A hopping, intimate spot that's packed elbow-to-elbow most nights, cave-like Bin 941 kicked off Vancouver's share-plates fever a few years back. The inventive menu, based on local and seasonal ingredients, often inc…
Spanish in Downtown & West End


Reservations are not taken but it's worth queuing to get into one of Vancouver's most popular Spanish tapas joints. The tables are crammed close and the atmosphere is ever-welcoming in the long, narrow dining room t…