- 305 Alexander St
- Vancouver, BC V6A 1C4
From the day it opened its doors in November 2013, it was clear that Ask For Luigi was something special. The cozy room, tucked unobtrusively at the edge of Railtown, offered a concise menu of excellent and affordable Italian dishes, served family style. And although the name alluded to a secret just for locals (“Go to the little Italian joint at the corner of Alexander and Gore and ask for Luigi”), the restaurant was an instant hit, with eager diners lining the sidewalk outside daily. In its first turn at the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, Ask For Luigi was named Restaurant of the Year, Best Casual, Best Italian Casual, and Best New Restaurant of the Year. In the nine years since opening, the little neighbourhood eatery — operated by acclaimed hospitality group Kitchen Table Restaurants — has gone from strength to strength. It continues to draw fans and followers for its consistently outstanding house-made pasta, buzzy atmosphere and exclusive Italian wine list, and regularly wins spots on “Best of” lists in Vancouver and internationally including a spot on Canada's 100 Best List and MICHELIN® Recommends in the new Vancouver guide.
Dinner MenuPrice for this Menu: $50 Cuisine Type: Italian Reservation Status: Accepting Reservations Gluten-Free Options Available: Yes Vegetarian Options Available: Yes
AppetizersMushroom Arancini Truffle Aioli, Insalata
orRoasted Beets Citrus Vinaigrette, Oranges, Roasted Pistachios add Puglian Burrata +10
orLuigi’s Meatball Sicilian style meatball, Pomodoro, House Focaccia
EntreesSpaghetti Alla Chitarra Calamari, White Wine Butter Sauce, Tomato, Capers
orCasarecce Venison Ragu, San marzano tomatoes, Pecorino romano
orRisotto Roasted seasonal squash, balsamic glazed charred onions and mascarpone add Puglian Burrata +10
DessertsBustrengo Polenta cake with apples, figs & sultanas, caramel whipped ricotta
orTorta al Cioccolato Flourless chocolate torte, candied hazelnuts & sea salt
Beverages, tax and gratuity are extra.