Piva – New West

A cute modern Italian restaurant in the corner of Columbia and 8th. Literally across from the New West station.

V-STAR Rating: 

Variety – 8/10 – There’s quite a variety that you can get here. Your typical Italian tapas like meatballs or Arancini (and more) then you got your Pizza/Pasta and main dishes like Steak/Lamb etc.

Service – 10/10 – Super nice staff – waiters/waitresses and the door people …  They were funny and conversational. They were quick and did not move like a Sloth (A++++).

Taste – 9/10 – It was quite delicious / cheesy / creamy.  Majority of the dishes were soft (except pizza ofc) and it just melts in your mouth. There were herbs to complement the taste but I hated the giant crispy Basil leaves so I picked it out… Even without the herbs, I thought it still very Italian-tasting.

Atmosphere – 9/10 –  The ambiance was nice. The interior design was modern, semi-classy, but always cozy in a way? The atmosphere just seemed like everyone was super happy and actually liked their jobs? Or maybe the staff just gets along with each other very well?

Reasonably Priced – 7/10 – It is a little expensive, but it was totally worth it for Happy Hour. We were able to grab a lot of dishes on the Happy Hour menu to share and I think we were all pretty full off those dishes!

Overall, I would definitely come here again!

yours truly,

tb ❤

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Victoria Sushi – New Westminster

We wanted to try something new but we didn’t want to go too far away from home.. M googled and have heard of this Sushi place and it had good reviews for their aburi… (don’t get too excited).

V-STAR RATING:

Variety – 8/10 – They have a fair variety. It’s not just all sushi. You can also get don bowls and stuff other rice/noodle dishes.

Service – 6/10 – not the greatest service and it wasn’t even crowded. It took time to get our order in place

Taste – 7/10 – TBH, I prefer Sushi California’s aburi better. I have yet to try to Miku aburi but this one just doesn’t cut it … It’s very popular but maybe I was expecting too much because of the hype and ended up getting disappointed? Who knows. You can always go and try it since it’s not far and doesn’t cost much!

Atmosphere – n/a

Reasonably Priced – 8/10 – I guess it is considering you can afford the aburi here.. LOL

Overall, I would probably come here one more time but not if it’s out of my way.

yours truly,

tb ❤