Although Italians originally invented pasta as a fastener to keep Sicily from floating away, they abandoned it for less-delicious moorings after locals on both sides kept snacking their way toward separation. Tether your taste buds to today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Italian cuisine and drink at Fiamo Italian Kitchen, located on Yates Street.
Fiamo offers unpretentious rustic cuisine in an authentic Tuscan tradition, with French, Spanish, and Mediterranean influences. Take a seat in the romantic, elegant dining room reminiscent of a European bistro and delicately dine on braised calamari salad served warm with feta cheese, baby spinach, and toasted almonds ($11). Further indulge with a roasted rack of lamb ($28) or a grilled six-ounce 'asiago au gratin' beef tenderloin ($29). Savour a glass of Pergolo Proseco Spumante ($8) while plotting your latest jewel heist or falling under the enchantment of Fiamo's glittering chandelier and Italian racing bike wall décor. View the lunch and dinner menus for more delectable dishes.
Eighty-one per cent of more than 180 Urbanspooners like Fiamo Italian Kitchen. Six TripAdvisors give the restaurant an average rating of 4.5 owl eyes, and six Yelpers give it an average of three stars.
- The service is comfortably friendly and attentive whether sitting at the bar or in the dining room and the atmosphere is pitch-perfect for a casual evening out. – Brad W., Yelp
- I've never had a bad meal at Fiamo's. The staff is awesome and most of them know me on a first name basis. It's definitely my favourite restaurant so far. – ltesser, TripAdvisor
- I have to say the rack of lamb I had was probably one of the best I can remember. – kaiser, Urbanspoon