2010

Trattoria Di Umberto Restaurant Review, Whistler, BC, Canada

Posted by Foodnut.com

Reviewer: Foodnut.com

Trattoria Di Umberto

4417 Sundial Place

Whistler, BC V0N1B0

(604) 932-5858

(604) 932-5526 (Fax)

Trattoria Di Umberto Website

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Trattoria Di Umberto Restaurant Whistler BC Canada Mountainside Lodge Trattoria di umberto

Trattoria Di Umberto is a high end Tuscan Italian restaurant at the Mountainside Lodge in Whistler’s village, slight off the Village stroll. Our dining companions had tried and liked their sister restaurant Il Caminetto Di’Umberto, so we decided to give this place a try. They have 4 locations.

Trattoria Di Umberto Restaurant Whistler BC Canada Interior decor kitchen

Decor, Vibe – Trattoria Di Umberto has an open kitchen area with counter dining. Two distinct dining areas have modern Mountain style Italian decor and the peculiar view of the lodge’s swimming pool. So you can see and ‘interesting’ people getting in and out of the pool area. The place was packed with fellow tourists and skiers.

Menu (Click to zoom into any picture)

Trattoria Di Umberto Restaurant Whistler BC Canada Menu 12

Trattoria Di Umberto Menu has a wide variety of items, including many pasta favorites, and hearty entrées. All the prices we list are in Canadian dollars.

Website Trattoria Di Umberto Menu

Trattoria Di Umberto Full image set

Picks:

Caesar salad ($12.95) crisp romaine, housemate Caesar dressing, focaccia croutons, shaved Grana padana was a solid and classic salad.

Trattoria Di Umberto Restaurant Whistler BC Canada Arctic char fish shrimp

Pan seared Arctic char ($34.95), served with hand peeled baby shrimp and a champagne butter was an excellent daily special with some perfectly cooked super fresh fish. Perhaps it was good because we were so close to the Arctic?

Trattoria Di Umberto Restaurant Whistler BC Canada roasted venison chops

Roasted venison chops ($39.95) Sun-dried cherry and cipollini marmalade was a solid dish with two medium rear, bone-in chops and some very nice cherries.

OK:

Trattoria Di Umberto Restaurant Whistler BC Canada antipasto

Antipasto alla Toscana Platter ($26.95 for 2) An Assortment of Seasonal Hors D’oeuvres, vegetables, assorted meats, and seafood was a reasonably sized dish with nothing in particular standing out.

Trattoria Di Umberto Restaurant Whistler BC Canada scallops

Diver Scallops ($20.95) from Vancouver were cooked in a subdued orange basil butter sauce. The scallops were huge, almost too big. Flavors were okay, caramelization on the minimum side.

Trattoria Di Umberto Restaurant Whistler BC Canada Pappardelle veal pasta

Pappardelle Ragu di Carne ($26.95) Veal, wild mushrooms,rucola, and green peppercorn sauce was very good but it was made with clearly sub optimal dry noodles.

Trattoria Di Umberto Restaurant Whistler BC Canada Salmon scaloppini

Salmon Scalopini ($34.95) had a thinly sliced salmon fillet, lightly grilled, with a little bit of light white sauce. Solid but not special.

Trattoria Di Umberto Restaurant Whistler BC Canada penne pasta lamb sauce

Penne lamb pasta ($25.95) had lots of pasta and a strong tomato-based lamb sauce. Also average.

Trattoria Di Umberto Restaurant Whistler BC Canada linguine clams

Linguine alle Vongole ($21.95) Clams, garlic, tomatoes, Italian parsley, and white wine broth was an average pasta dish, but had lots of clams.

Pans:
None

Trattoria Di Umberto had solid service, kept our glasses full, but slacked off as the restaurant filled up. Prices are very high here, even for a high-end resort, and food quality is just good, making this not the best value around. If you’re looking for quality Italian food and willing to pay the price give this place a try. Araxi costs the same and is better. Sizable wine list with wines by the glass from $10, bottles from $44.

Trattoria Di Umberto on Urbanspoon

They also run:
Il Caminetto Di’Umberto
4242 Village Stroll
Whistler, BC
604-932-4442

Il Giardino
1382 Hornby Street
Vancouver, BC
604.669.2422

Umberto
1380 Hornby Street
Vancouver, BC
604.669.2422

Trattoria Di Umberto Overall Rating: (Good 2)

Come Back?

Food Rating: (Good)
Service Rating: (Good)
Atmosphere Rating: (Very Good)
Value Rating: (Average)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Alcohol:Full bar
Attire:Casual
Hours:Daily Noon - 2:30pm, 5 - 10pm
Parking:Valet
Reservations:Yes
Prices:$19.95 - $39.95
Posted on May 18th, 2010
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