La Ghianda – Photo Visit – June 2012

5 Jun

2083 Alma Street
Vancouver, Point Grey
V6R 4N6

T: 604 566 9559
www.laghianda.ca

**Updated: April 2013 – La Ghianda is now closed**

Brief Description: This modest deli provides hearty, simple Italian fare at affordable prices. Dine-in and take-out options available. Limited seating. Closed Sundays and Mondays, open from 11am to 6pm.

It had been awhile since my last visit to La Ghianda and the reason for my hiatus was for no other reason than too many places to try, not enough time (we are so spoilt for food choices in Vancouver). I’ve always enjoyed visiting La Ghianda and when we went back on Saturday, we left pleased that things were as they have always been – affordable, comforting, and satisfying.

Porchetta panini

Linguine with beef cheek and potato 

The porchetta panini was loaded with pieces of pork crackling, thin slices of pork, and topped with salsa verde. Perhaps I am being particular, but I would have preferred the meat to have been warm. After indulging in many porchetta sandwiches from Meat and Bread, it was slightly disappointing to sink into cold meat.

As a carb-lover, I love the hearty servings pasta from La Ghianda, and their sister restaurant La Quercia. As usual, I found their pasta to be perfectly al dente and well seasoned. The potato was an interesting addition. Bravo!

Final Thoughts: An affordable and well-executed casual deli. You can’t go wrong with any of the three daily pastas and the generous-sized paninis will stretch your stomach to its limits.

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