On our first meal at Whistler this past weekend we ate at Pasta Lupino. It’s a pretty small Italian restaurant but it seemed like a fairly popular place. It’s not too expensive (for Whistler) at about $15 for their entrees during dinner time. Lunch time is quite a bit cheaper, but I’m not sure what the difference in portion sizes are.
I ordered the Polpetta di Carne (Spaghetti & Meatballs), and my friends ordered the Chicken Parmigiana, Ravioli de la Casa, and Salsiccia. Each item came with either a soup or salad. Today the soup options were Creamy Tomato and Dill Soup, and Chipotle Chicken Chowder. For salad, it was either Green Salad, or Caesar.
The soup came out nice and hot. It was creamy with a bit of spice, and the dill flavour was just noticeable. I enjoyed it. My pasta was a decent portion with 3 meatballs, and plenty of spaghetti and tomato sauce. The spaghetti had a good texture, and not soggy. The tomato sauce was nice and tasted pretty fresh. The meatballs were only OK though. They weren’t huge meatballs, and were a bit denser than I like and not very big. Decent, but I’d probably order something else next time.
The ravioli was the winner that night. It was cooked perfectly, with a bit of a bite still on it. The stuffing was light but nice, and the rose sauce was delicious (you had to mix the cream into the tomato sauce yourself). The next best was the Chicken Parmigiana. It was crisp on the outside, and moist inside with lots of gooey cheese. The sausage pasta was OK. It was just a whole sausage link with pasta on the side. The sausage was good and juicy, but nothing special, and the dish wasn’t integrated together.
They have a TV in there and were playing some hockey games, and they also have some olive oils, balsamic vinegar, tomatoes, and other stuff which you can purchase from them. As our weekend went by, this place was pretty good, but it was kind of forgettable by the end of our trip.
4368 Main St