Restaurant: Ask for Luigi
Area: Vancouver (Gastown)
Address: 305 Alexander Street
Parking: Street Parking
Hours of Operation: Tues-Thurs 11:30 am – 2:30 pm/5:30 pm – 10:30 pm, Fri 11:30 am – 2:30 pm/5:30 pm – 11:00 pm, Sat 9:30 am – 2:30 pm/5:30 pm – 11:00 pm, Sun 9:30 am – 2:30 pm/5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
1: Poor 2: OK 3: Good 4: Very good 5: Excellent
When I was younger, having a lot of friends felt cool and gave me confidence. But it’s interesting how things that mattered when I was teenager become less and less important as I grow older. I no longer see the importance in having a ton of friends, but just want to have few friends that I can really be myself with. Life is just way too short to keep people who don’t make you happy. One thing my friends and I share is that we love to eat. We would go to a restaurant and share everything because ordering your own meal is just not an option for us. I remember the time when CC, Jen, and I went to Chewie’s for dinner one night and by the time we finished eating all the food on the table (trust me, we ordered quite few food at Chewie’s), we were all like ‘wanna go grab some sushi afterwards?’ And that’s how we ended up eating more at Toshi Sushi that night.
On this day, I was meeting up with a friend of mine who is also in love with yummy food! She is probably one of the few people who eats more than I do! I love dining out with her because we would order a bunch of stuff from the menu without any hesitation.
We decided to order and share 4 things from the menu. Other diners in restaurant were staring at our table when all our food came out. I’m pretty used to this as we get this a lot in any restaurants we go lol.
Two poached eggs with ricotta stuffed eggplant and tomato sauce -3.5/5
- Personally, I love eggplants
- Perfectly boiled poached eggs on top.
- the tomato sauce and the ricotta cheese went very well with the eggplant.
Monte Cristo Sandwich with Prosciutto & Soft Boiled Eggs -3.5/5
- Again, perfectly boiled eggs
- The toast was fried to a golden brown.
Papppardelle alla Bolognese & Fried Egg -4/5
- Pappardelle pasta was well cooked to al dente
- Pasta tasted freshly made and went very with the savoury bolognese sauce.
Pork Belly with a Fried Egg, Salsa Verde & Creamy Polenta -3.5/5
- Pork belly was well cooked with still being tender inside.
We were worried if we would have to wait a bit since I’ve heard how busy they can get but luckily we were seated right away. Overall, all the menu items we tried were carefully executed and tasted very good. I thought the price (for brunch) was pretty reasonable too! I would definitely want to come back for dinner to try their dinner menu, especially their pasta.