Review: La Terrazza

by gigi on February 3, 2010

It was Lucy’s birthday recently and to celebrate, we all congregated at La Terrazza in Yaletown. Even though La Terazza has been a Yaletown fixture for quite a while, I have never been there although I have heard a lot of good things about their tasty Italian food.

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After our group was seated, we were served some olive oil and bread. The olive oil was very flavourful and speckled with some pieces of roasted garlic.

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I was in the mood for some pasta so I decided on the Strozzapreti Bolognese, which also turned out to be a popular choice with a lot of people. The strozzapretti was very al dente and the hearty bolognese sauce filled in all the nooks and crannies in the strozzapretti. The tomato-based sauce and beef was heavier than I expected and I was only able to finish about 3/4 of my dish since I got full quite quickly.

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Jenkins was also in a pasta mood so he decided on the Linguine Crostacei, which is basically a seafood linguine with prawns and clams in a white wine and caper sauce. I liked the fresh flavours of Jenkins dish more than mine since it seemed lighter. There was also so much seafood that you could hardly see the noodles. :)

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I was set on having dessert before I even arrived at the restaurant but since my strozzapreti was so heavy and filling, even I had to decline dessert. However, Lucy was presented with a specially decorated tiramisu for her birthday by the restaurant. She was nice enough to let me have a little taste and the creamy mascarpone with lady fingers actually made for a pretty light dessert. The food at La Terrazza seems to be slightly overpriced for what you get but I wouldn’t mind going back to La Terrazza sometime to try out their other non-pasta dishes to see how they stack up…and of course, their dessert as well.

Details:
1088 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Tel: 604-899-4449

Summary:
Food: [rating:3]
Service: [rating:3]
Price: $$$

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