1485 West 12th Avenue
T: 604 558 1485
Brief Description: A cozy Italian-focused restaurant in South Granville from the same owners who brought us Cru.
B and I popped in for a spontaneous visit to the recently opened Siena on Saturday night. The space is cute; quite small but in a good way. It felt intimate and relaxed, with a mature look (rather than say a chic/modern look).
A chalkboard on the back wall informs of daily pasta, risotto, and fish specials. The menu is uncomplicated and to the point – pasta, bruschetta, cheese and salumi boards, limited proteins, and a few appetizers. Prices are fairly reasonable but some pasta dishes reach almost the $20 mark, which pushes the upper limit for pasta in my opinion. Service was good when we were there, even with the pre-theatre rush (this is a convenient dinner spot if you are watching a play at The Stanley).
I’ll reserve my full review until I’ve been a few more times but until then, here is what was on the plate:
Burrata, foccacia and rocket salad
Daily Risotto Special
Daily Fish Special – “Cioppino”