Italian Restaurants in Nanaimo


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Ludica is a charming pizzeria and game room selling Neapolitan-style pizzas, local craft beers, and Italian sodas. Come in for their tasty pizzas and pastas, but stay a while and enjoy one of the 600 different board games. The dining room is casual, spacious and designed for gathering with friends. For food, Ludica creates 20 different pizzas in stone ovens, as well as 8 different pasta dishes. They also carry appetizers, soups, salads, appetizers, sorbet and gelato. Ludica Pizzeria and Gameroom is a family-friendly experience for great times and great food in Vancouver. They are open daily.
189 Keefer Pl
Vancouver,
BC
CA
How many pizza places can tell you that their dough is freshly made or that the tomatoes they use are 100% vine ripened? Megabite Pizza in Vancouver gives you that and more as part of their outstanding pizza creation and delivery service. You get that plus a delicious bowl of poutine with whatever you like. The pizzas are made to perfection, whether it is specialty meat, specialty veggie or whatever your favorite pizza is. And if that wasn't good enough, Megabite pizza gives back to the community by taking care of the schools. It's another great reason to support them.
1005 Granville Street
Vancouver,
BC
CA
The ovens at Riya's Pizza churn out a steady stream of crispy thin- and regular-crust pies that brim with quality toppings. After stretching the dough into a geometrically perfect circle, cooks slather each disc with one of four sauces—including tomato, pesto, and butter chicken—and coat it with handfuls of mozzarella, cheddar, parmesan, or feta cheese. Although the menu boasts a dozen specialty pizzas with preconceived topping combinations, the cooks can also customize pies with 8 vegetables and fruits, 10 different meats, and embroidered monograms.
4464 Dunbar St.
Vancouver,
BC
CA
Since its humble beginnings in Edmonton, Alberta in 1964, Boston Pizza has grown into Canada-wide franchise that serves up more than 20 gourmet pizzas. The menu boasts more than 100 items ranging from crispy chicken wings dressed in spicy to sweet sauces and rubs to succulent burgers and sandwiches. Big screen TVs broadcast hockey or prime ministers' wrestling matches as guests dig into hearty pastas or dive into desserts such as sticky toffee pudding.
2850 Bentall Street
Vancouver,
BC
CA
Laguna Blu's culinary experts fill their menu with a range of Italian offerings concocted from a selection of organic products, fresh seafood, and choice cuts of meat. Dining groups huddle and draw battle plans for their forks to divvy up starter dishes, including calamari served with marinara sauce. Skilled chefs add flavourful touches to house pasta dishes, such as spaghetti bolognese, which showcases ground veal coated in house-made tomato sauce and parmesan cheese, and an oven-braised lamb-shank entree delights palates with its blend of seasonings. Meanwhile, mouths melt the sablefish entree, coated in a white-wine caper glaze and flanked by a bevy of basmati rice and spring vegetables. Meals further pair with sips of beer, mixed drinks, or dancing potions from the bar menu, such as the Laguna Blu martini, a potable amalgamation of blue Curacao, raspberry, and vodka.
1055 Dunsmuir St Bentall
Vancouver,
BC
CA
At Trilussa Pizza & Pane, it's all about the dough. Roman-born baker Alessandro Fonseca has been working on the recipe professionally since he was 18, and every day at Trilussa, he hand-stretches it and anoints it with 100% cold-pressed, extra-virgin olive oil. Once it rises, it's ready to be shaped into baguettes, buns, flatbread, and, of course, pizza crust. True to the traditional food and square-wheeled cars of the streets of Rome, the pizzas arrive in oblong slabs?measured by length, not diameter. Served cold for an antipasto-like experience, specialty pizzas come topped with ingredient combos such as the caprese, with tomato, bocconcini, and organic salad, or the Vancouver, topped with salmon and organic salad. Hot options include pesto, potatoes, and a variety of Italian meats. In either case, waitstaff will gladly hand out forks and knives to tackle the unusually substantial piles of ingredients. Trilussa is more than just a spot for dinner and lunch (when panini on the house-made bread make for a quick bite). "You'd do well to start the day here, too, with a coffee and the Buongiorno panino," Vancouver Magazine recommends; there are pastries and espresso drinks as well.
4363 Main Street
Vancouver,
BC
CA
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