For groups of 8 or more people we offer a family style fixed price menu ($31 per person) – plates for sharing arrive at the table as they are prepared to best facilitate the tasting, laughing, and passing around of food which we believe is the cornerstone of the Italian meal experience. This ensures that you will have a lovely & fresh, thoughtfully balanced meal of highlights from our menu (including antipasti, pizzas, pastas & dessert) without lightening your pockets too much. If one or two folks don’t feel like sharing due to strong preferences or dietary restrictions, they are welcome to order à la carte for themselves.
For parties over 14, please call the restaurant at (778) 441-4668.
If you like to book the entire restaurant, all the info you need is here.
Ryan Zuvich has been cooking for some time now. He’s cooked in some pretty amazing places with some pretty amazing people and counts himself quite lucky for the experience. 6 years ago he and his wife moved to Nanaimo and continued to meet some pretty amazing people and have created a couple of pretty amazing places to share with their new friends. The goal, if I understand correctly, is for Ryan to continue to meet some pretty amazing people and build pretty amazing places for the years to come.
Ed is on a quest to make the perfect pizza, a journey started some 15 years ago. Along the way, while apprenticing as a potter building cookware, he found himself immersed in the ‘simple’ food of New Mexico cooking exclusively with fire and building adobe hornos by hand (including the bricks!). It turns out New Mexican and Italian cuisine are kindred spirits. After a stint in Italy followed by a return to Vancouver just as the pizza renaissance was in full swing, he continued to develop his understanding of preparing exquisite, simple food before being asked to join the opening team of Ask For Luigi – Vancouver Magazine’s top picks for Best Restaurant & Best Italian of 2014. Ed is honoured and humbled to be able to work with beautiful ingredients and age old techniques every day.
We have worked hard to develop an in house, hand made gluten free pasta that we swear you won’t be able to tell apart from a standard noodle. We have several gluten free options for our appetizers and salads. Unfortunately, gluten is required for our pizza dough.
Glad you asked. We use a three day fermentation process for our pizza dough. During the fermentation process, natural enzymes break down the starches, extracting their natural sugars along the way. This is what creates such a depth of flavour in our pizza crust. One byproduct of this process is that these same enzymes are doing the work your digestive system normally does allowing the wheat (and gluten) to be digested more easily by your body. Gluten sensitive folks have reported that they don’t feel any unwanted effects after eating our pizza!
For sure we do! We welcome your large parties up to 14 people. We kindly ask that for parties over 8 people you pre-order your meal for the most efficient service. Please see here for more details.
For any questions call us at 778 441-4668
For even larger parties, we offer the option to buy out the restaurant for the evening. Please see this page for more information.