Cioppino’s Mediter­ranean Grill

Ital­ian Cui­sine from one of Van­cou­ver’s Premier Chefs

Vancouver Magazine - Best of the City 2016 - - Experience -

AR­GUABLY ONE OF THE FINEST ITAL­IAN RESTAU­RANTS IN CANADA, Cioppino’s Mediter­ranean Grill & Enoteca has been daz­zling guests for over ten years with i ts metic­u­lous ap­proach to din­ing. Peren­nial win­ner of Best Up­scale Ital­ian by Van­cou­ver Mag­a­zine, Cioppino’s was also awarded Restau­rant of the Year in 2009 by the same pub­li­ca­tion, in ad­di­tion to one of the top 10 restau­rants in Canada by Ma­clean’s mag­a­zine. They have also been awarded 3 stars by the Where To Eat in Canada Guide. Guided by the vi­sion of Ex­ec­u­tive Chef and owner Pino Posteraro, the goal is to cre­ate per­son­al­ized Ital­ian and Mediter­ranean dishes us­ing the best of lo­cal pro­duce. This ded­i­ca­tion to ex­cel­lence has even earned Cioppino’s recog­ni­tion by the Ital­ian Gov­ern­ment for com­mit­ment to qual­ity Ital­ian food and hos­pi­tal­ity out­side of Italy.

Although many of the restau­rants dishes have been on the menu for years (4 hour-braised Veal Cheek Pap­pardelle is a must-or­der), sea­sonal cre­ations are rot ated through­out the year, show­cas­ing the best prod­ucts in their peak of fresh­ness. Lo­cal BC Spot Prawns are served with a caramelized crus­tacean jus, while house made Salami Cal­abrese showcases the fine char­cu­terie skills of the kitchen.

Nearly as im­pres­sive as the of­fer­ings from the kitchen are those from cel­lar. With close to 45,000 bot­tles span­ning 3,500 la­bels, the list has been rec­og­nized again and again as one of the best in the city. Most re­cently awarded a Plat­inum honor from the 2013 Van­cou­ver In­ter­na­tional Wine Fes­ti­val, it’s a col­lec­tion to make even the most dis­tin­guished of con­nois­seurs weak at the knees. Cult bot­tles from Har­lan Es­tates and Scream­ing Ea­gle in Napa Val­ley sit side by side with the best of Italy, France, in ad­di­tion to many wines from Bri­tish Columbia’s es­teemed Okana­gan Val­ley. What­ever your taste, be it wine or food, Ciopinno’s is com­mit­ted to pro­vid­ing one of the very best din­ing ex­pe­ri­ences in Van­cou­ver.

PINO POSTERARO

CIOPPINO’S RESTAU­RANT MDR

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