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La Ghianda - Quercia's acorn opens

eatrustic | Dec 14, 201004:57 PM

La Ghianda, the little cafe/deli just kitty corner on Alma from parent La Quercia opened this past weekend and what a welcome addition to the neighbourhood!

Primarily a lunch and early dinner spot it has a simple and inexpensive menu of well prepared italian-style dishes served in a small communal setting and looks to be a hit from the start.
With the guys from La Quercia overlooking all aspects of the food you get high-end quality at very affordable price points. Basically: apps for $6. and main dishes like pastas or meat with sides for $10. Sandwiches are done up on home made Ciabatta loaves.

There is one dinner special per evening and that's an area they are still playing with as they currently close at 6:00pm! Everything can be take-away as well.

I was starving when I got there this afternoon and wanted at least two courses. The soup of the day -Pasta Fagioli- would have killed me combined with a main course so I went for the Polenta Gnocchi with Wild Mushrooms and the Scallopine Limone (pork) which came with three sides from a selection on the sideboard. All were delicious. I finished with a super moist carrot cake (non-pineapple!) and a great Americano. All this with a Limonata came to $29.

This is the kind of place every neighbourhood dreams of....
The only thing missing to make it perfect is wine which they are working on.
Closed Sunday/Monday.

With Transylvania Bakery moving to the same area in the next while things are heating up in the hood.

La Quercia
3689 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6R1P2, CA

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