Saluti! Carlino Launches New Aperitivo Hour Showcasing Italian Tradition and Culture

Saluti! Carlino Launches New Aperitivo Hour Showcasing Italian Tradition and Culture

Michelin Guide-recommended restaurant will offer daily complimentary snacks
with beverage purchase

Downtown’s celebrated Carlino is debuting a new Aperitivo Hour this March, offering a traditional taste of Italian culture and hospitality in the pre-dinner hours. Starting Thursday, March 16, from 3 to 5 p.m. daily, guests are invited to unwind and escape with a bit of la dolcevita with the Michelin Guide-Recommended restaurant’s assorted aperitivo snacks, all complimentary with the purchase of a beverage.

In Italy, Aperitivo is more than your typical Happy Hour. A time-honoured tradition that dates back centuries, Aperitivo has become an after-work ritual – an almost non-negotiable practice for Italians as they transition from the workday to evening over a light Spritz and a few satisfying bites.

Created grazing-board style, Carlino’s Aperitivo Hour will showcase an array of traditional small bites meant to “open up” the appetite ahead of dinner, set up at the restaurant’s hosted front marble table. Carlino’s Aperitivo Hour menu will feature a variety of tasty bites, including, but not limited to:

Charcuterie Boards
A mix of Cured meats, Cheeses, Fruit, Pickles & Crackers

Caprese Skewers
Cherry Tomatoes, Bocconcini, Basil

Herbs and Citrus Marinated Olives


With raising a glass to say “Saluti!” to the end of the day an essential aspect of Aperitivo Hour, Carlino’s well-appointed bar will have a number of beverage options readily available, including Prosecco, bottled spritz cocktails, and bottled non-alcoholic beverages. Guests are also welcome to order from Carlino’s regular beverage menu, which features several aperitivi, negroni, house-crafted cocktails, and zero-proof creations.

No reservations are needed for Carlino’s Aperitivo Hour, and guests may enjoy the daily offering ahead of dinner at the restaurant or simply on its own.

For more information about Carlino, visit and follow @carlinorestaurant on Instagram.

ABOUT CARLINO | Carlino pays homage to Northern Italy and its similarities to British Columbia – spectacular mountain ranges, forests, lakes and coastal waters. Recently recognized as a Recommended restaurant by the prestigious Michelin Guide, Carlino celebrates Northern Italian cuisine by way of the bounty of British Columbia. Carlino offers an expansive dining room, a private dining room and a cocktail bar and lounge and a daily Aperitivo Hour, all offering a taste of Italian tradition in the heart of Downtown Vancouver.

ABOUT KITCHEN TABLE RESTAURANTS | A mainstay of the local hospitality scene since 2009, Kitchen Table Restaurants 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 caffè-by-day, ristorante-by-night Di Beppe in Gastown; Italian hotspot Farina a Legna in North Vancouver’s Lower Lonsdale district; Venetian-inspired wine and cicchetti bar Bacaro, and downtown Vancouver’s Giovane Caffès; Friuli region-inspired Carlino in the Shangri-La Vancouver, Super Veloce, a health-conscious coffee bar experience in Vancouver’s Shaw Tower and Motoretta, an authentic gelateria.

Carlino: 1115 Alberni St. (Level 3), Vancouver, B.C. V6E 1A5 | 604-695-1115 | Seven days a week | Breakfast 7 to 11 a.m. | Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. | Aperitivo Hour 3 to 5 p.m. | Dinner 5 p.m. to late | | Instagram: @carlinorestaurant

Media release and images provided by Dorothee Xing, SMC Communications Inc.

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