Wondering what was going into that renovated hole next to Nimby Burger on Yew? It’s going to be another Nook restaurant. Nook is not a chain. It’s a local Italian joint in the West End that’s looking to expand to one more location. Nook specializes in Italian small plates, pasta and pizza. They were around before the authentic Neapolitan pizza wave of 2011-2012. Expect antipasti (killer salami) and crostini with toppings including whipped ricotta and honey and white bean and olive tapenade. The pizza menu is standard; the housemade meatballs you can add on top are superb. I’ve never tried the pasta, but you can browse the full menu here.
Last modified: February 14, 2013
I sure hope it’s better than the Denman place. Ate there once and it was pretty bad. Pasta dish had a half inch of water at the bottom. Service was snooty and rude. Half the menu wasn’t available. Still, maybe this will be better.
Any updates on when it is opening?
I’m super excited to have Nook in my neighbourhood, the Nook on Denman is one of my favourite restaurants in Vancouver. Home made, full of flavour and fresh ingredients can’t go wrong.