Vancouverites in search of fine Italian fare flock here for warming après-ski meals. The dining room exudes a whimsical Venetian style with ornamental ironwork, picturesque tiles, and hand-painted chandeliers. For a splurge try L'Abbuffata, a five-course Roman feast (C$70) that comes on family-size platters meant for sharing. Other popular dishes include spaghetti pescatore (with prawns, scallops, and clams), pistachio-crusted sea bass, pressed cornish game
hen, and a plate of five pastas for two to share (C$25). The cellar is filled with 900 wine varieties and an impressive Grappa selection.