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Ask For Luigi

The founders of Ask For Luigi believe that creating comfort food goes well beyond a recipe. That’s why the Railtown restaurant invites everyone in as a friend-of-a-friend. “Ask for Luigi, tell them Paulie sent you,” reads the slogan of the award-winning Italian joint that swept the 2015 Vancouver magazine Restaurant Awards with a total of four titles, including Restaurant of the Year and Best New Restaurant. With the warm welcome of a bustling Italian home, Ask For Luigi serves fresh, family-style dishes designed to share.In true Italian tradition the casual venue suggests starting your meal with a Spritz apertivo and finishing it off with a smooth coffee. The rest is up to you, and with an assortment of antipasti and fresh hand made pasta prepared by co-owner and chef J.C. Poirier—formerly of Campagnolo and Lumière—you really can’t go wrong.  Ask For Luigi keeps four beverages on tap: one beer, one white, one red and one prosecco, supported by a modest wine list and a variety of grappa options to keep diners quenched and conversation flowing. It’s no wonder the affordable restaurant has quickly become a local favourite and as one friend to another we highly recommend you check it out. Tell them we sent you.