Christmas Lunch at Cioppino’s

18 Dec

133 Hamilton Street
Vancouver, BC
V6B 5P6

T: 604 688 7466
www.cioppinos.wordpress.com

Brief Description: Cioppino’s and its sister restaurant next door, Enoteca, serve up classic Mediterranean cuisine, with a sophisticated dining room as the backdrop. Prices reflect the high standard of food and service.

Every year, my team at work goes for a fancy lunch to celebrate Christmas and the end of another year, and this year was no exception. It has become quite the norm for us to splurge and this year we chose to return to Cioppino’s, as we had a memorable lunch there two years ago.

I believe that Cioppino’s is one of the best overall restaurants in the city. That might be because I’m a huge fan of Italian but I do think that the quality, in service and food, is exceptional at Cioppino’s. The decor itself is quite traditional, with terracotta tiling, warm wood features, and a more sophisticated feel. The clientèle also seemed to be more suits and grey hair, than young and hip, but I’d say that is mostly because of the price-range. Cioppino’s is not cheap, in fact with the cheapest main courses of pasta at $25 and meat dishes upwards of $35, I’d put it in the expensive, high-end basket, but it is lovely and worth it for a splurge.

Caprese Tradizionale

Classic Lobster Bisque

Saffron, citrus risotto with seared scallops

Milk Chocolate: Light mousse, Caramelia chantilly and ice-cream

Cioppino's Mediterranean Grill on Urbanspoon

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