Best East Side 2015

Best East Side Restaurant winners of Vancouver Magazine's 26th Annual Restaurant Awards

Best East Side Restaurant winners of Vancouver Magazine’s 26th Annual Restaurant Awards

  • Gold: Via Tevere
  • Silver: Bistro Wagon Rouge
  • Bronze (tie): Campagnolo Roma
  • Bronze (tie): Mr. Red Cafe
  • Honourable Mention: Chicha

 As on the West Side, offer your community excellent pizza and its gratitude will be generous. Via Tevere’s (Gold) Associazione Vera Pizza Napoletana-certified pies arrive at the table after a mere 90 seconds in a 900-degree wood oven, ready to be nobly consumed with a knife and fork or ripped by hand and greedily stuffed into one’s face. (Both methods are acceptable.) The “simple, honest French comfort food” and “tight, well-priced wine list” at Bistro Wagon Rouge (Silver) are a delight, particularly given that they can be enjoyed in a room that is the polar opposite of stereotypical Gallic pretension—arrive in jeans, leave with a cassoulet stain on your shirt, no one will care. Tied for Bronze, Campagnolo Roma and Mr. Red Cafe—mere steps from each other on East Hastings—offer handsomely portioned, senses-filling Italian and Northern Vietnamese fare, respectively. There is no wrong choice. Honourable Mention: Chicha