March 1, 2024

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Italian cafe requires about posh Pear Tree place in Burnaby

A Vancouver institution has decided that life is a very little little bit much better in Burnaby.

Burnaby Heights that is.

Portobello Ristorante is moving from its place on West Broadway to 4120 Hastings St. at Gilmore – formerly the household of the legendary Pear Tree restaurant.

The space is a person of the very best in all of Burnaby. It is small, intimate and stylish. It seems best for the type of wonderful dining Portobello is recognised for. The cafe is recognized for obtaining the artwork of highlighted artists on its partitions.

Portobello is owned by chef ‘Pino’ Milano and his dishes vary from pasta to seafood to meat dishes like veal shank.

I was notably enthusiastic to see so substantially seafood on the menu, particularly sautéed squid in a tomato sauce. I’m a sucker for any kind of calamari that isn’t deep-fried.

An additional starter is based mostly about burrata cheese, a delicate Italian cheese that pairs effectively with arugula, tomatoes and balsamic vinegar.

The Heights is naturally no stranger to Italian foods with its lengthy historical past of inhabitants from the old region. Involving Anton’s, Sopra Sotto, Cioffi’s and extra, the area is effectively-stocked with Italian food.

Now we glance to have another great addition to this neighbourhood.

Portobello is not up and operating just however. It seems like it will be another couple weeks. Not precisely the most effective time to open up a cafe, but if it is as fantastic as I remember, then people will appear.

Abide by Chris Campbell on Twitter @shinebox44.