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If food is the international language of love, then Italian food is the ultimate expression of love. Between spaghetti, lasagne, pizza, gelato and all the other tasty staple foods of the cuisine, it’s hard not to have a constant craving for Italian.
Luckily Kelowna offers a variety of options for you to get your fix. Here are the restaurants that were voted the best of the best. As brought to you by Secure-Rite Mobile Storage.
If you’re looking for a memorable culinary experience, you’re sure to enjoy the fresh smells and flavours at The Fixx Cafe & Pasta Bar.
This eatery is a hidden gem in every sense of the term. While there is ample parking, their corner unit can be easy to miss if you don’t know where to look. Fortunately, it’s a local favourite, so if you’re having trouble finding it you can ask someone nearby.
With its cozy atmosphere, stunning patio, great service and of course, generous portions, The Fixx is an all-around great place to bring the family for a meal or to meet up for a date.
Menu favourites include the Brie Babes – a fondu served with delicious bread, the West Coast Scallops and the Spinach & Golden Beets salad, but you can’t go wrong with any of their dishes.
If you want to try it out for yourself, head over to 3275 Lakeshore Rd.
La Bussola Restaurant is your go-to if you’re looking for a fine-dining experience downtown.
Located in the heart of the cultural district on Ellis St, this restaurant is known for its high-quality, fresh and authentic offerings.
And because any meal at an Italian restaurant is incomplete without a glass of excellent wine, their knowledgeable sommelier will help you pick out the perfect wine to pair with your meal from their extensive wine list.
The atmosphere is sophisticated and elegant – it’s the perfect spot for an upscale affair.
You’re in for a treat when you order one of the pasta dishes because they use chef and owner Lauretta Coccaro’s sauce recipe, and the taste is unbeatable.
Some of the more popular dishes here include Chicken Parm, Raw Oysters and Spaghetti Ai Funghi with a tasty meat sauce.
You can find our silver medal winner’s location is over at 1451 Ellis St.
Our gold medal winner does things a little differently than your typical West Coast Italian restaurant. Mamma Rosa specializes in the art of handcrafted pasta and Italian food, so their pasta and bread are made fresh daily.
The aromas will entice you and the flavours and fresh ingredients will make you want to come back for more.
Their menu is extensive and showcases a variety of fresh pasta made from 100% Durum Semolina alongside a large selection of handcrafted and intriguing sauces. They also use true Italian products imported from Italy including handmade Mozza (Burratta) made in Puglia, prosciutto di parma and parmigiana reggiano.
If you want a true taste of Italy, try out the Fettuccini Alfredo, Lasagne Bolognese, Gnocci Capriccio or any of their pasta dishes that are all served with their homemade sauce.
This Kelowna favourite is located at 561 Lawrence Ave.
To see the rest of the winners, click here.
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