Vancouver has long been a favorite for Italian fares and heading east to Barnaby Heights.
When there was a pear tree in Barnaby Closed this summer After two decades worth, many shed tears. However, the end of a chapter on 4120 Hastings Street means a whole new opportunity for a fresh start, and in this case, it’s Vancouver Italian restaurant, which is getting new openings.
Portobello Restaurant is moving from Fairview 1429 West Broadway to the former Pierre Tree location and is set to open “soon” according to its website.
Southern Italian fares are at the heart of the Portobello menu, run by chef / owner ‘Pino’ Milano, but you’ll see some influence from the north. Portobello has a range of homemade gnocchi, pasta recipes, fresh burrata and signatures like starters and classics such as soups and salads braised veal.
Naturally, the name of the restaurant will be on the menu, in its form Mushroom Gratin in Portobello Starter – “Portobello mushroom is topped with garlic croutons, parmesan, fresh herbs and baked goods. Served with roasted red pepper sauce and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.”
At its old address, Portobello is famous for its intimate dining room and program that showcases the work of local artists in rotation on its walls, both of which are expected to be restored during their new excavations.
Heights are nothing new to Italian food with a long history of residents from the “old country”. Between Antones, Sopra Soto, Siofi and more, the area is well stocked with Italian food.
Take a look at Portobello’s website and Facebook For updates on its launch date.
Chris Campbell /Now Barnaby