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“Best Restaurant in Canada”

La Trattoria Italiana
Ranked #3 of 15 Restaurants in Madeira Park
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed December 31, 2011

I loved the Restaurant. It was absolutely amazing. Great food. Great service. Beautiful atmosphere. There are turtles, birds, fish, and frogs within 200 feet of the restaurant. We liked it so much that the 2 out of 3 days we were on the sunshine coast we ate at Ruby Lake Resort. If you like pasta you will love their pesto pasta or the pasta with tomato sauce and bacon in it.

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4  Thank Aaron K
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Reviewed November 28, 2011

Every summer we try to take one trip to the Sunshine Coast....so close to Vancouver, yet it feels like a million miles away from the hussle of the City. Each year we explore a different resort, motel or BnB to stay, but always make sure we have at least one dinner at Ruby Lake Resort's wonderful Italian Resteraunt. The food is amazing. Everything is fresh and delicious. The herbs, and veg are grown on site....the dinner specials vary and there is a good selection of pasta dishes to choose from....
Early in the summer, dining on thier large outdoor patio is our favorite. The patio overlooks the water, which has a lovely floating walkway to the cabins. Sunsets are spectacular from this vantage point as it creates a beautiful red reflection on Ruby Lake and for us its just the perfect setting for a truely romantic evening.
We have never been disappointed with any of our dining experiences there summer after summer. We always tell our friends and family that are heading that way to be sure to check it out. Reservations on weekends is a must though as it is quite a popular destination.,.

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4  Thank Theresa0524
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Reviewed August 12, 2011

I agree with the reviewer below. The service was awful and the restaurant itself is extremely pricey. We came for dinner to this restaurant after visiting Skookamchuk and were very hungry. After we got the menus, noone came to get our orders for a very long time. The food itself was very average, infact my husband didn't really like his pasta. Again nobody asked us if our food was ok and if we needed anything else. Anyhow, after we finished eating, noone came to take our plates away and give our cheque. We waited for a long time and ultimately just stood up and went to the cashier infront to pay our bill. Gave them a low tip (but they didn't deserve any at all) and headed out.

Please don't go there if you want any decent food or service. The decor was nice though and lot of good wood work done. Other than that, not at all worth the price.

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2  Thank P G
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Reviewed July 18, 2011

Special occasion dinner - The service/atmosphere ruined the entire experience. Arrived for an early reservation, only to hear pounding from the kitchen for the first 1/2 hour - My meal was plopped on the table while I was in the restroom washing my hands. No sense of timing. Staff were inexperienced - food marginal (since it sat there getting cold while I was away from the table) Skip it - unless you want to pay 150 dollars for 2 for a mediocre dinner.

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3  Thank tripreviews41
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Reviewed July 9, 2011

Ruby lake resort had excellent food and a great view outside. There was a bird reserve outside so you could enjoy the wildlife. When we were there we saw eagles, geese, turtles, beavers, ducks, and hawks. We thought the food was so good that we ate there 2 out of three nights we were on the sunshine coast. I got spagetti pesto and pasta with tomato sauce, bacon, onion, and garlic. Both were amazing. Next time I come to the sunshine coast I know where the best restraunt is.

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1  Thank Aaron17g
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