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!!! My favs are the Ne-Straw-Groni, Beergroni, the Whiskey Sour and the Pink Negroni. Don’t miss out on their wine list as well, they have some new options including the 2015 Di Sippo Montepulciano d’Abruzzo from Italy that was amazing, so smooth and easy drinking!
On to the food! I love their Antipasti board, full of cheese, meat and delicious goodies to start your food journey. Their sides and starters all sound so amazing it was hard to choose! We went for the beets, which came out so beautifully it was hard to devour! Served with apples, ricotta, fennel and coriander, came with purple and yellow beets. Yum! So earthy! We also had the Arugula & Carrot Salad, and honestly, this was one of my favorite salads ever. There was something about the dressing or the combo of ingredients, I couldn’t stop eating it! The carrots tasted like they were fresh out of the garden too. So good! It had fennel, orange, dill and these yummy little pickled raisins.
For our entrees we went for a pizza (finally!) and a pasta. We tried their delicious Cauliflower pizza, omg so good, massive pieces of califlower with mushrooms, kale, shallots, provolone and the most scrumptious lemon cream sauce. Very drool worthy. We also had the Trottole Finnocchiona pasta with house fennel sausage, squash, sage and apple puree. Very hearty with those massive chucks of fennel sausage, yuuum. They have quite a menu change so if you haven’t been around in awhile I would definitely suggest heading over to try some new items.
For dessert we went for the Chocolate Panna Cotta with hazelnuts and the Almond & Vanilla Rice Pudding with almonds and cherries. We had a hard time sharing as we both loved our own desserts, so good… I couldn’t tell you which I liked more… maybe get one of each?
Be sure to visit them during happy hour then stay for some family style entrees! I would suggest making a reso or arriving early because they are always busy and bumping! Love the location as well, perfect to go for a stroll before shopping, dinner than a show!
1485 W 12th Ave, Vancouver