Piva 1 A packed house is the norm at newcomer Piva, located on the ground floor of the Anvil Centre. There, the open decor matches the modern menu, which puts a fresh spin on Italian dishes, among them duck and fig wood-fired pizza, wild boar and morel mushroom meatballs, and beet and kale salad, as well as veggie and vegan options.
Freebird 2 Chef Angus An dishes up two types of street-style roasted chicken by the quarter, half and whole at this popular takeout spot. The secret? The roasted chicken is marinated in coconut milk, fish sauce, garlic and soy sauce; the Hainanese chicken is salted for two days and poached, then heated on a rotisserie to draw out the broth.
El Santo 3 Contemporary Mexican food made from local ingredients, reasonable prices and a fresh interior have made El Santo one of New West’s main hotspots, and a Bronze winner for Best Latin at this year’s Restaurant Awards. Make sure to try the salsas, made the traditional way—by dry-roasting the ingredients—and the tasty cocktails.