August 17, 2015

GRUB | Lunch and Pasta x Ask for Luigi x Railtown

Ask for Luigi | Railtown, Vancouver

Railtown—I'm definitely late to the party, but I finally got around to dining at the much buzzed about and award-winning Ask for Luigi ristorante. It already has a high reputation for a relatively new eatery with long lines and spectacular reviews. I snuck in for an early lunch to avoid the crowds.

Ask for Luigi | Railtown, Vancouver

Luigi's notoriety and reputation for delicious fresh made pasta reached a boiling point when it swept the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards earlier this year including wins for both Restaurant of the Year and Best New Restaurant.

Ask for Luigi | Railtown, Vancouver

To start off, the pork ciccioli (with shishito peppers and saffron aioli) was delightfully tasty and full of shredded pork goodness in a crisp fried package with a mild kick to it.

Ask for Luigi | Railtown, Vancouver

As for the pastas, the rigatoni and bolognese was quite tasty, creamy, and hearty in its meatiness. I really enjoyed its substantial flavour and easy fillingness. On the other hand, the fusilli nero and clams was also a winner with a light but delicious clam and tomato taste to it.

Ask for Luigi | Railtown, Vancouver

The spaghetti and pesto alla Genovese was a little more offbeat while still classical and still quite good with a sharp pesto flavour and texture.

Ask for Luigi | Railtown, Vancouver

For dessert, the classic panna cotta was very comforting and had a great vanilla bean flavour to it. It made for a nice cap to an overall pleasing meal.

Ask for Luigi | Railtown, Vancouver

Not much else can be said that hasn't already about Ask for Luigi. They continue to make deliciously fresh house-made pastas in all forms with relatively simple yet very welcoming ingredients of all kinds.


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