Vancouver Cheap Eats: Italian comfort food

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As the colder weather starts to roll in, so do the cravings for comfort food, particularly in the form of carbs and cheese. Since Italian fare covers both, we scoped out a few places serving up classic dishes for $10 or less.

Basil Pasta Bar

Tasty meets affordable, try the Pesto Shrimp Linguini for only $7.95. Better yet, customize your dish and choose your own sauce, proteins, and veggies for the same price.

Address: 636 Davie Street, Downtown

Phone: 604-568-3106

Website: www.basilpastabar.com

Raviolino

At Raviolino in Kitsilano, it’s all about the ravioli. For $9.99, choose flavours like chicken, four cheese, beef, roasted pistachio, and mushroom. They’re also serving fresh pasta and lasagna for $7.99.

Address: 2822 West 4th Avenue

Phone: 604-736-0772

Website: www.raviolino.com

Sciue Italian Bakery Caffe

Pizza for breakfast? Now that’s genius. With six different locations around Vancouver, you can score Italian inspired breakfast and lunch for $8 or less.

Address: 110 – 800 Pender Street (Click here for other locations)

Phone: 604-602-7263

Website: www.sciue.ca

Caffe Rustico

Mount Pleasant’s Cafe Rustico offers a variety of pizzas and panini for only $8.50. The Rustico Special Panini is made up of ham, capicollo, mozzarella, hot pepper rings, tomato, lettuce and garlic olive oil. There’s also an all day breakfast special worth trying for only $2.95.

Address: 3136 Main Street

Phone: 604-872-3444

Website: caferustico.com

IK2GO

IK2GO in downtown Vancouver offers an assortment of Italian food that’s perfect for eating on the run. All of their salads are only $5.95 and panini go for $6.95. Other cheap eats under $10 include pastas, meatballs, soups, and wraps. Open 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., it’s the perfect grab and go.

Address: 1049 Alberni Street

Phone: 604-629-3436

Website:  http://www.glowbalgroup.com/ik2go.html

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