Location: 1028 Ridgeway Ave., Coquitlam, BC V3J 7R4
Phone: (604) 939-0855
Hours: On website
- Small shared parking lot
- Home of Authentic Italian Trattoria Cuisine!
- Mostly everything is made in-house
Like most Western restaurants, The Golden Boot serves up complimentary bread. But instead of the same old butter, it comes with balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Now I’m not a big fan of any types of vinegar but this combination seems to be a different level. I wouldn’t say it’s better than whip butter, but I do like it. The bread were warmly toasted. This is a plus because I don’t like cold bread.
It was a pretty warm day out, but the girlfriend wanted a soup. So we tried their soup of the day which was a roasted peppers soup. I don’t have Italian soups all that often, the only ever time that I try Italian soups is at Olive Garden. So this was not bad, I could taste the sweetness and freshness of the ingredients in the soup.
We ordered a pizza and a pasta. The Pizza was made of Mozzarella, Salame, Artichokes, Ham, Mushrooms and no olives. I’m not sure what I make out of fresh Italian pizza. The flavours are there, but there’s just something different about stone oven pizza and the ones you get at Dominos. The crust was crispy to taste but for some reason I don’t find it anymore special than the ones at Thrifty’s.
My girlfriend chose the Cannelloni baked with a besciamella cream sauce. The pasta was piping hot when served onto our table. The taste was a bit bland but we could live with it by using extra Mozzarella.
Overall, the authentic Italian restaurant was alright. The food was mediocre, maybe I had much higher expectations when it came to authentic Italian food. Everything was quite mild. There just wasn’t something I tried that night that will want me coming back for more. The service was uptight and friendly. Ambiance inside felt like a casual family style restaurant and depending on which side you sat, it really felt like two restaurants because clearly one side was an extension. I like the fact the kitchen was open-style and you could see all the happenings inside.