Kitchen Table Officially Relaunches giovane café


Local Hospitality Group Assumes Operational Ownership of Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel Destination, Establishes New Home for its Popular Pastificio di Luigi Pop-Up

Award-winning restaurant group Kitchen Table adds another member to its growing family (Ask For Luigi, Di Beppe, Farina a Legna, Pastificio di Luigi, Pizzeria Farina, Pourhouse) when it officially reopens the doors of giovane café in the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel, Friday, August 28.

Operating as a pop-up until the current climate stabilizes and Kitchen Table is able to renovate and unveil a reimagined concept, the new iteration of giovane offers a multifaceted space featuring a café, market and counter-service restaurant that will also be the temporary home for Pastificio di Luigi (‘Luigi’s Pasta Factory’), which relocates from its former location in Pourhouse.

Open from early morning to late night, giovane offers grab-and-go sandwiches, salads, pastries, espresso-based beverages — courtesy of the first Victoria Arduino ‘Eagle One’ espresso machine in North America — as well as Italian wine and bottled cocktails, Pastificio’s fresh and dry pasta and handmade sauces, Italian specialty ingredients in addition to cookbooks and pasta-making tools for the at-home chef.

“This is not just the latest evolution for Kitchen Table, but for giovane as well,” says Kitchen Table Executive Chef Alessandro Vianello. “We’re excited to embark on this first stage and can’t wait to introduce our guests to our fully realized vision for the space sometime next year.”

For more information on giovane café or to stay up to date on all the latest developments, go to or follow @giovanecafe on Instagram. For more information on the Kitchen Table Group, go to or the individual restaurants listed below.

ABOUT KITCHEN TABLE GROUP | A mainstay of the local hospitality scene since 2009, Kitchen Table Group places a premium on simplicity, integrity, giving back to the neighbourhoods in which it operates and the belief that the fondest memories are made at the kitchen table, not in the dining room. The brand operates a number of beloved and award-winning restaurants in the Greater Vancouver area, including Gastown comfort-food-and-cocktail hotspot Pourhouse; Main Street’s Northern Italian-focused Pizzeria Farina; Railtown casual Italian eatery Ask For Luigi; authentically Italian caffé-by-day, ristorante-by-night Di Beppe in Gastown; Italian hotspot Farina a Legna in North Vancouver’s Lower Lonsdale district; and the handmade pasta factory Pastificio di Luigi and giovane café, both located in the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel.

Ask For Luigi: 305 Alexander Street, Vancouver BC  V6A 1C4 | 604-428-2544 | | Facebook: /askforluigi | Twitter: @askforluigi | Instagram: @askforluigi

Di Beppe Caffè: 2 W Cordova Street, Vancouver BC  V6B 1C9 | 604-559-1122 | | Facebook: /dibepperestaurant | Twitter: @dibepperest | Instagram: @dibepperestaurant

Di Beppe Ristorante: 8 W Cordova Street, Vancouver BC  V6B 1C9 | 604-559-1122 | | Facebook: /dibepperestaurant | Twitter: @dibepperest | Instagram: @dibepperestaurant

Farina a Legna: 119 2nd Street East, North Vancouver, BC  V7L 1C2 | 604-980-3300 | | Facebook: /farinaalegna | Instagram: @farinaalegna

giovane café: 1038 Canada Place Way (in the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel), Vancouver, BC  V6C 0B9 | 604-687-9887 | | Facebook: /giovanecafe | Instagram: @giovanecafe

Pastificio Di Luigi: temporary pop-up space in 1038 Canada Place Way (in the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel), Vancouver, BC  V6C 0B9 | 604-687-9887 | | Instagram: @pastificiodiluigi

Pizzeria Farina: 915 Main Street, Vancouver BC  V6A 2V8 | 604-681-9334 | Open for takeout and delivery only seven days a week 5 to 9:30 p.m. | | Facebook: /pizzeriafarina | Instagram: @pizzeriafarina

Pourhouse: 162 Water Street, Vancouver BC  V6B 1B2 | 604-568-7022 | | Facebook: /pourhousevancouver |  Twitter: @pourhouse_van  | Instagram: @pourhouse

Media release and images provided by Kate Blyth, SMC Communications Inc.

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