I don’t usually go to Glowbal Group restaurants unless it is The Fish Shack. Since I was in West Vancouver, I decided to try out Trattoria. The location was perfect and since it was a sunny day, the restaurant had plenty of windows with sunlight shining in.
We got a small table next to the windows and even when there was barely any people at the restaurant, service was slightly slow for brunch. As the lunch crowd came in, service got even slower.
They served us chocolate pound cake with coffee cream before our food came. I was a bit surprised that something that could be considered as dessert was served first.
Crab, Lobster and Prawn Omelette
What’s in it: Rock crab, Atlantic Lobster, rock prawns mascarpone, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach and potatoes.
Potatoes to omelette ratio was slightly off but the omelette was so packed with all sorts of seafood! Unfortunately, the “prawns” looked like those tiny pink shrimps you could get from a can.
This was a very filling breakfast because not only was there a lot of potatoes, but the omelette was also quite cheesy and every bite was stuffed with either crab or lobster.
What’s in it: Pancetta, garlic, tomatoes, burrata and peperoncino.
Since we were at Trattoria, it was only right to get at least one order of pasta. I ordered the penne arribiata since I wanted a tomato sauce without any slurping spaghetti or linguine messy eating.
The penne tasted like the average penne you could buy at a grocery store. Luckily, the sauce was quite delicious with a slight creaminess from the burrata and spiciness from the peperoncino. For a brunch, this was quite heavy but the flavour was definitely there.
Overall, I don’t think this was the best place for brunch and everything was pretty average and overcharged. I can name a whole bunch of other Italian restaurants or brunch places that are better than Trattoria.