CIOPPINO’S: Tra­di­tion and evo­lu­tion in the art of fine Ital­ian Cui­sine, in the true spirit of Canada West Coast

Qual­ity Ital­ian Cui­sine from one of Vancouver’s Premier Chefs

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Chef Giuseppe Poster­aro feels he has achieved what he set out to do. “The mis­sion was to cre­ate a world class Ital­ian/Mediter­ranean restau­rant,” ex­plains Pino, as he is known among lo­cals. “I wanted to pro­vide cus­tomers with cre­ative meals and ex­cel­lent ser­vice in a re­laxed en­vi­ron­ment. Van­cou­verites were be­hind us all the way.”

Poster­aro opened Cioppino’s Mediter­ranean Grill and Enoteca in 1999, fol­low­ing stints at re­puted restau­rants around Europe and in Sin­ga­pore. He be­lieves that it is a per­fect bal­ance of tra­di­tion and evo­lu­tion that brings people back. “It’s that mix of per­son­able ser­vice and fa­mil­iar faces with the high­est stan­dard of pro­fes­sion­al­ism and con­sis­tency.”

Of course most would ar­gue that the chef’s ex­tra­or­di­nary skill plays a key role in Cioppino’s success. Renowned for his ex­cep­tion­ally light Ital­ian-in­spired dishes, in­clud­ing house-made pas­tas, the 2008 and 2014 Vancouver Mag­a­zine Chef of the Year has long been gar­ner­ing attention and ac­claim as one of the city’s top culi­nary tal­ents.

Poster­aro be­lieves that Vancouver’s small-town vibe and un­par­al­leled ac­cess to lo­cal prod­ucts make work­ing in the city more fun, although he says that ul­ti­mately in­spi­ra­tion comes from within. Long list of ac­co­lades con­sid­ered, Poster­aro is still most proud at the end of a long night.

“A suc­cess­ful evening with per­fect food cre­ations, great ser­vice and happy cus­tomers; that is what makes me happy,” he shares humbly. You’d be hard pressed to find this award-winning chef with­out a smile from ear to ear. “How lucky am I to do what I love and never have to work a day in my life?”

Cana­dian Wagyu beef carpac­cio with arugula and Parmi­giano Chef Giuseppe (Pino) Poster­aro Ravi­oli of buf­falo milk ri­cotta with sus­tain­able wild rock prawns

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