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Gastown’s “Notturno” Plates And Pours New Dishes And Drinks For The Cold

Notturno is located at 280 Carrall Street in Vancouver, BC | 604-720-3145 | www.notturnogastown.ca
Notturno is located at 280 Carrall Street in Vancouver, BC | 604-720-3145 | www.notturnogastown.ca

The GOODS from Notturno

Vancouver, BC | Shorter (and colder!) days leave us reaching for some of our fall favourites like pork and veal polpette with San Marzano tomato sauce and Parmigiano-Reggiano and potted chicken livers with a Marsala gelatina. And what better way to wash it all down than with The Witch & The Rose (a delicious blend of Four Roses Bourbon, Strega Italian aperitif, Fino dry sherry, anise-infused honey, and a house mix of orange bitters and rose water)? Fall never tasted so good! Learn more about the menu after the jump…


Stracciatella soup with egg, bread crumbs, Parmigiano-Reggiano, chicken broth and nutmeg
Baby potatoes with cheese fonduta, salsa verde and crispy prosciutto
Grilled polenta with guanciale and Gorgonzola Dolce sauce
Pork and veal polpette with San Marzano tomato sauce and Parmigiano-Reggiano
Sous vide local octopus, baby potatoes, Castelvetrano olives, micro herbs and warm brown butter vinaigrette
Beef carpaccio, brushed with porcini mushroom and chestnut purée, cured lemon, crispy shallots
Potted chicken livers with a Marsala gelatina
Feature pasta, please ask server for details
Burrata and ‘Nduja sausage
Cioppino with local clams, mussels, cod, Side-stripe shrimp and octopus in a lobster and tomato broth
Chocolate and Chianti red wine tort with sweet crema


Felice – Lemon and coffee bean infused grappa, Cinzano Rosso vermouth, red wine reduction and white truffle syrup, Aphrodite bitters
The Japalac Cocktail – Orange juice, dry vermouth, rye whiskey and raspberry syrup
GTS – Gin, tonic syrup, lemon juice, egg whites, and tonic bitters
Vancity Cosmo – Lemon and cinnamon infused vodka, lime juice, Cointreau, fresh cranberry juice and a dash of sugar
The Witch and the Rose – Four Roses Bourbon, Strega Italian aperitif, Fino dry sherry, anise infused honey and a house blend of orange bitters and rose water



280 Carrall Street | Vancouver, BC
Telephone: 604-720-3145 | Email: info [at] notturnogastown.ca
Web: www.notturnogastown.ca | Twitter: @notturnogastown
Hours: Open Tuesday to Saturday: 6 p.m. to late | No reservations


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The People


Chef/Co-owner – William Robitaille
Bartender – H
Co-owner – Scott McTavish

About Notturno


A Gastown Italian bàcari with an ever-changing selection of cicchetti share plates, craft cocktails, wines by the glass and BC-brewed craft beers, Notturno has something for everyone.

Chef and co-owner William Robitaille has designed Italian-inspired fare with a focus on seasonal, market-fresh products. Industry trained in the West Coast style with Italian and Spanish influences, Robitaille has worked in some of the finest restaurants in Vancouver and Whistler where he developed new and exciting menus. Wine consultant Chris Royal has curated a wine program that expertly complements the food menu.

Known around the world simply as “H”, Notturno’s craft cocktail maker and Vancouver Magazine’s Bartender of the Year for 2013, designed our signature cocktail Gli Felice. This along with H’s five monthly creations is sure to please every taste. Like our menu, our space delivers an eclectic combination of historic and modern.

The new look by Andrea Rodman Interiors is designed to combine the rustic look synonymous with the surrounding Gastown neighbourhood and modern detailing. Master woodworkers Josh Hooge and Steve McFarlane of J&S Reclaimed Wood Custom Furniture have created a new feature wall and bar counter.



Eater Magazine – Vancouver Heat Map | This tiny bar and restaurant tucked away on Carrall has cocktail fans thoroughly over-excited thanks to bartender H’s creative concoctions – impressively, William Robitaille’s Italian tapas even delighted notoriously hard-to-please Globe & Mail critic Alexandra Gill.

Alexandra Gill, Globe and Mail | Notturno’s signature Gli Felice is, as advertised, “a taste of Tuscany in a glass.” I happily say to you that of all the tiny tapas-style wine bars in Gastown, Notturno hits higher than most.

Vancouver Magazine | Don’t miss chef’s succulent Venetian ling cod, which is poached and whipped with olive oil while warm, then served with salty pops of steelhead roe […] “H” (Vancouver magazine’s 2013 Bartender of the Year) mixes exacting craft cocktails with bitter-predominant Italian flair.