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Ask for Luigi – Vancouver

#98 on the Canada’s Best 100 list in Ask for Luigi, a restaurant specializing in pasta.  It seems like a lot of new restaurants are moving to Downtown Eastside,  even though the area has not completely been gentrified yet……

It doesn’t take reservations and if you don’t get the there half an hour before it opens, it’s usually a 2 hour wait after that.   So we got there 35 minutes before it opened and got a table!

We got a few appetizers and pastas to share:

octopus carpaccio… 


anchovies and eggs.... this was simple but good.. anchovies and salmon roe on onsen eggs… I want to attempt this at home!

Special pasta of the day : risotto with white truffle, corn and spicy sausage…. very flavourful and our unanimous favourite pasta of the night…

Special pasta of the day with vegetables…..very light.. tastes like spring…

Ricotta ravioli, olive tapenade and marinated tomatoes…. onto the more heavy-flavoured pasta…

Fusilli nero, calamari and nduja crumbs………..

Pappardelle and wild boar ragu……

We also ordered all their desserts…..olive oil cake… very simple yet delicious.. it’s like a warm pound cake….

panna cotta

chocolate budino…..

I would come back for another meal… if there isn’t such a long lineup!


Ask for Luigi

305 Alexander St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1C4, Canada
+1 604-428-2544