Looking for authentic Italian food in Vancouver? A must try on my list had been Fiore for the longest time and I finally got a chance to try them out! From their fun Negroni bar to their pizzas and pastas, you won’t be disappointed! Located on South Granville around the corner from a theatre so a busy but worth the wait spot! My favourite part was the Negroni Lounge, I haven’t heard of any other restaurant or Lounge having this many Negroni style options, they have 10!!! We tried the Ne-Straw-Groni that had St. Germaine and preserved strawberries and oh soooo good! We also tried the Beergroni that was perfect for the craft beer lover with a little Hoyne Pilsner. I also tried the Whiskey Sour and it was the best one I’ve ever tried, hands down!
On to the food! Small plates and antipasti first, we had a chance to try the Beef Carpaccio with manchego and a roasted cauliflower emulsion, soooo drool worthy! I noticed everyone was ordering the liver pate and it looked gooood, a must try next time! We also missed out on the pizza which everyone was loving! The margherita and Bianca pizza look deliiiiicious! They had quite a few different pastas to try, we opted for the pink scallop buccitini which are long think noodles, they were al dente with a tomatillo butter sauce and yummy charred pearl onions. Next time I need to try their ravioli and gnocchi! We also tried the braised short rib that was fall off the bone paired with some tasty warba potatoes and radish greens. They had a massive porchetta that they were prepping so that’s a must try next time too! Lastly dessert!!! We just had to try both! We had the baked meringue with poached prune plums and chantilly and their rhubarb crostata with whipped sweet ricotta that was ammmmazing. Drool.
Be sure to visit them during happy hour then stay for some family style entrees! Their head chef Fladhammer is amazing. I got to try some of her dishes at an event during the summer when she created her own menu.
Be sure to visit them soon and try for yourself!
1485 W 12th Ave, Vancouver