Vancouver’s beloved Italian eatery, Autostrada, is set to open its third location. The restaurant has plans to open in the new Vancouver House complex in Downtown Vancouver’s Beach District in summer 2020.
Autostrada was founded by husband and wife duo Chefs Lucais Syme and Gillian Book. Syme has worked at some of the top restaurants in the city (Cioppino’s and Blue Water Cafe) and was previously a partner at La Quercia and founder of La Pentola.
Syme and Book initially started Cinara (on West Pender) and then expanded to another location called Autostrada (on Main Street). Last year, they renamed Cinara to Autostrada to a single brand.
Cinara had received many awards and accolades including named one of Canada’s top 100 restaurants in 2018 and one of the best Italian restaurants in Vancouver by Vancouver Magazine. They also had a reputation of being a place where local chefs hangout.
Autostrada Vancouver House’s menu will include familiar, well-loved pastas, plus new additions.
If you haven’t been to Autostrada before, check out my unsponsored reviews of my dining experiences there: