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First Glance – Vicino Pastaria & Deli – June 2012

25 Jun

68 East Cordova Street
Vancouver, BC
V6A 1K2

T: 604 336 0042

Another week, another Gastown opening! Vicino Pastaria and Deli is the newest addition to the Gastown food scene. Vicino is another offering from Nicli Antica Pizzeria‘s owner, Bill McCaig, and the stylish spot is nestled directly next-door to Nicli. It is a small spot, with about 16 seats, and the menu offers a select few pastas (at the time of writing it was four options) as well as deli options, such as salads, coffees, and desserts. There are also some produce items, such as butter, balsamic vinegars, olive oils, and salts, available for purchase.

B and I went to see the new kid in town on Saturday and had an enjoyable pasta lunch, although the agnolotti was a little too al dente. Prices were fairly reasonable, particularly for the portion sizes, and because we also received a side of warm bread roll and olive oil. I am interested to see how Vicino will be received, considering the success that Nicli has had.

Lamb Agnolotti – $12

Tagliatelle with porcini, peas and pecorino – $15

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