Although il Giardino's is closing down in a week or so, you will still be able to visit a few of Umberto's other restaurants(2 are up at Whistler, BC).
The decor of this heritage home is beautiful and will remain after the doors to the restaurant are closed. We were lucky to get a reservation, as many are wanting to visit before they close they're doors on April 13th, 2013.
The service and much about the feel of il Giardino takes me to Italy, especially our server!
The old house is divided into many very elegant rooms. I loved the decor!
The food and portions were larger than expected. Our anti-pasti we ordered was Calamari lightly grilled with olive oil and lime served with a tomato salsa. It was the largest piece of calimari I've ever had and it was cooked and prepared to perfection! I was amazed with the taste of the food!
We told the server we were sharing and our plates came split and they were huge!
Our entree was also shared and it was handmade tortellini pasta stuffed with roasted squash in a portabello mushroom and white wine tomato sauce. I really appreciated every bite of this delicious entree.
We decided to have the Tiramisu della Casa for dessert, which we also shared; it was one of the best ever! ...and we've eaten alot of Tiramisu in Vancouver.
This restaurant is wonderful, elegant and amazing! I really hope we can visit it one more time but if we don't, we have a beautiful lasting memory of great service, beautiful decor, and amazing food!
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