Carb-lovers unite! World Pasta Day is coming up on October 25, so grab your forks and get set to celebrate and appreciate the various forms and transitions of the noodle. In a perfect world, we would be celebrating National Pasta Day in Italy while enjoying a fresh bowl of authentic handmade pasta, paired with a glass of wine. Unfortunately, travel plans are on hold for the time being, but that does not mean we have to sacrifice our desire for authentic pasta! Lucky for us, living in B.C. means that we are surrounded by countless delicious options of fresh, tasty and traditional Italian food—like these five popular locations in the Fraser Valley. —Vita Daily
A unique and delicious option would be the Italian Osteria and Cheesebar. This little restaurant brings an authentic Italian experience to your own backyard. From handmade gnocchi to an excellent drool-worthy prawn pesto, there is something for everyone at the Italian. Make sure to come hungry; these large portions and delectable appetizers are hard to put down.
A family business with a rich history in the restaurant business, Paliotti’s offers a traditional taste of quality Italian food. Now available at multiple locations across the Fraser Valley, Paliotti’s has become a go-to spot for families and locals who are looking for a delicious, flavourful meal. Featuring handmade pasta and even a secret family meat sauce, there are no wrong choices here.
Mangia e Scappa offers a taste of Italy in the heart of Fort Langley. Small but noteworthy, this little Italian restaurant offers an authentic Italian experience, with chefs from Venice, Bologna and Roma. The owner’s family comes from a small village and south Italy and has brought the authentic taste here to share.
Chef Leo brings a true taste of Italy to diners of Vita Bella Bistro (plus, we adore the name!). This restaurant stands out in both offerings and flavour and attracts both locals and foodies across the Lower Mainland. All the pasta is cooked al dente, the traditional way, and offers a huge variety in dishes. Make sure to try the house special, featuring a house-smoked duck breast.
After 44 years of business and two separate locations, Il Corsaro Pasta Bar is still going strong! Previously located at Commercial Drive under a different name, the owners relocated to the Fraser Valley to share their love of Italian food with a new audience. The menu offers every pasta you can dream of and promises a mouthful of flavour. They are currently open for both dine-in and take-out.