Where To Buy Authentic Italian Food & Wines In Western Canada

Authentic Italian Food

Bianca Maria Italian Foods

Bianca Italian Foods is an Italian grocery store located in the East Village of Vancouver, British Columbia.

Bianca Italian Foods carries superb Italian ingredients for all of your cooking needs, such as Italian cheeses, meets, salads, gelato, olives, paninis, and pastas and is known for their exceptional customer service.

Bianca Italian Foods also prepares hot pressed sandwiches and prepared meals like pasta and lasagna.

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Brands

  • San Giuliano
  • Mutti
  • Muzzi
  • Perugina
  • Citterio

Bosa Foods

Bosa Foods is a well-established Italian food retailer and wholesaler. At Bosa Foods, it is their goal to provide you with the best service and the best quality products every time you visit us.

BOSA Foods was founded in 1957 by Augusto Bosa who recognized a need for traditional Italian food in the lower mainland. A pioneer of his time, in the 1940’s Augusto Bosa began to import Italian specialty food into Powell River where there were a large number of Italian immigrants working in the mines and the lumber and pulp mills. Sourcing and bringing the finest and sometimes most obscure traditional Italian products to the Italian community gave the community a feeling of home.

In 1957, Augusto Bosa then brought his business to Vancouver, pledging to continue to import traditional Italian specialty food products and service the growing Italian community in Vancouver. Bosa Foods continues the work of Augusto Bosa today, servicing a larger demographic, but committed to the same purpose – to bring true Italian cuisine to your table.

In 2006, the third generation of the family built a modern 54,000 square foot distribution centre and flagship retail store as the need for space surpassed what the original location on Victoria Drive could provide.

With over 7,000 SKU’s of specialty products, it is possible to find nearly any traditional Italian or Mediterranean food product at Bosa Foods. While holding the retail customer dear, Bosa Foods also proudly services some of the best fine dining restaurants, single and multi-unit retailers, manufacturers, and foodservice operations in North America.

Locations & Contact Information

Vancouver (Victoria Dr)

562 Victoria Dr
Vancouver, BC V5L 4E2

+16042162659
bosafoods.com
Mon – Fri 8:30AM-6:00PM
Sat 8:00AM-5:30PM
Sun 10:00AM – 4:00PM

Vancouver (Kootenay St)

1465 Kootenay St
Vancouver, BC V5K 4Y3

+16042162659
bosafoods.com
Mon – Thu and Sat 8:00AM-5:30PM
Fri 8:00AM-6:00PM
Closed Sundays

Brands

  • Leoncini
  • Principe
  • Bonomi
  • Cabrioni
  • Socado

Gourmet Warehouse

The Gourmet Warehouse is one of Canada’s online and brick and mortar Gourmet & houseware stores.

The Gourmet Warehouse is a unique specialty and housewares emporium in the heart of Vancouver, appealing to professionals and home cooks alike since 1998. From recipe ideas to product recommendations, they are happy to assist you in your kitchen projects!

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Brands

  • Sartoria Agricola
  • Michele Portoghese
  • La Madia Regale
  • Campanini
  • Acquerello

Italian Centre

The Italian Centre Shop is a family of businesses. They are a major retailer, wholesaler and distributor of specialty imports, grocery and fresh produce to stores and restaurants throughout Western Canada.

A specialty grocer and gathering place for Alberta families and friends since 1959, the Italian Centre Shop’s long devotion to authentic Italian and European tastes & traditions creates community, love & belonging. Europe’s best-known, most-loved foods all under one roof.

Come, step into Europe. They are the ultimate pantry, deli, bakery, cafe, specialty grocery and slow made take home meals all under one roof.

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Brands

  • Dececco
  • Parma Prosciutto
  • Galbani
  • Fior Di Masso
  • Tre Stelle

La Grotta del Formaggio

La Grotta Del Formaggio (LGDF Wholesale) – A Vancouver based importer, distributor & broker of high quality culinary products.

Domenico Bruzzese literally grew up surrounded by high-quality Italian foods in Vancouver Canada. His father, Fortunato Bruzzese, born and raised in Mammola, Reggio Calabria (one of Italy’s most southern provinces), brought with him to Canada a love and respect for the foods that he left behind.

He first immigrated to Montreal in 1963 and in 1976 he moved to Vancouver with his young family. In 1977 he opened La Grotta Del Formaggio, a small Italian Deli filled with incredible products that could make anyone feel like they were standing in a store in Italy.

The deli has been situated in the heart of Vancouver’s ‘Little Italy’ and remains there to this day (1791 Commercial Drive) supplying Vancouverites with high-quality foods from across the Mediterranean. It is here where Domenico also learned to appreciate food, seeing how the deli turned into a second home for him.

In 2005 Domenico, with the help of his father, expanded the small Commercial Drive store into a large specialty food wholesaler, now servicing Metro Vancouver and beyond.

The business started by supplying high-end hotels and restaurants, as the demands for quality products grew, so did the company by expanding its network to large and independent retailers as well. La Grotta Del Formaggio wholesale is now an established distributor, importer and broker of local and imported culinary products.

Passion for food and culinary expertise run thick through Domenico and he hopes to bring this passion to you.

Locations & Contact Information

Brands

  • Garofalo
  • Rustichella D’abruzzo
  • Partanna
  • Frantoio Muraglia
  • Tiberino

OCA Pastificio

OCA Pastifico is an Italian restaurant specializing in fresh homemade pasta.

Two long-time friends, Greg & Antoine, shared the same passion for pasta, wine, and food. When after years of working in restaurants in Vancouver, they decided they should bring this vision to life, they called it “Oca Pastificio”: a cozy, sans chichi spot, serving honest, fresh, handcrafted pasta, based on local and seasonal ingredients. Right before your eyes.

Locations & Contact Information

West

1260 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC

ocapastificio.com
Wed – Sun 5:00PM-10:00PM
Closed Mon and Tue

Brands

  • Parmigiano Reggiano
  • Burrata di Puglia
  • Prosciutto di Parma
  • Brunello di Montalcino
  • Bottarga di Sardegna
  • Aceto balsamico di Modena
  • Pecorino Romano

Parthenon Market

The Partheon Market is a wholesale grocer specializing in Mediterranean and European foods. They invite you to come in and shop their daily selection of freshly prepared foods and deli, or browse their aisles full of grocery products ranging from olive oils, to spreads, to pastas, to drinks, to snacks and much much more that you may not be able to find anywhere else.

Since 1967 they have been serving the Greek and Mediterranean community bringing unique, quality imports available nowhere else. As their community has grown and changed so have their customers, our business and their needs. They proudly embraced this growth and they made the move in May 2019 to their new home right across the street, preserving who they always were, and offering something fresh and new to their customers.

Locations & Contact Information

Brands

  • Partana
  • Asaro
  • La Mollisana
  • Garfalo
  • Colivita

Authentic Italian WINE

Everything Wine

Everything Wine is a purveyor of over 4,000 wines from around the world, serving customers in six B.C. locations. From their new concept stores in Abbotsford, Langley and Vancouver to or their more familiar locations in North Vancouver, South Surrey and Langford on Vancouver Island, and of course, on their website.

Explore the world of wine through our incredible selection of domestic and international wines. From amazing value-priced wines to iconic greats, you will also find the guidance to discover the bottle that’s right for you with their in-store and online experts to guide you. Everything Wine is proud to be the only wine retailer in Western Canada to offer wine courses!

Locations & Contact Information

Vancouver

Brands

  • Zenato Ripassa Superiore
  • Villa Antinori Toscana Red
  • Masi Campofiorin
  • Campo ai Sassi Rosso di Montalcino
  • Zenato Lugana Riserva Sergio
  • Gaja Ca Marcanda Promis 2017
  • other 423 different Italian wines

Kensington Wine Market

Their doors opened on Friday, May 15, 1992, two-and-a-half years before the provincial government fully privatized the sale of alcohol. Local businesswoman Nancy Carten, with the help of her investors, formed the partnership which became the Kensington Wine Market. Nancy, an experienced retailer, gathered together our first small but eager staff and began to establish the level of knowledge and service which has made the Wine Market an award winning retailer. The ensuing years have been both challenging and rewarding as they grew from a small family of 4 employees to a larger one of 20 dedicated beer, wine and whisky experts. Their Wine Market has evolved from a modest neighborhood corner store to one of the most dynamic and unique stores in the country. The addition of our e-tail website (they were pioneers in web design and service for wine, beer and spirits in Canada) has added another milestone to our growth.

Locations & Contact Information

Calgary

1257 Kensington Rd NW
Calgary, AB T2N 3P8

(403) 283-8000
kensingtonwinemarket.com
Mon – Wed and Sat 10:00AM-8:00PM
Thu and Fri 10:00AM-9:00PM
Sun 11:00AM-6:00PM

Brands

  • Grosjean
  • Poggio Al Sole
  • San Leonardo
  • Foradori
  • Oddero
  • Cosimo Taurino
  • Lamoresca
  • Radikon
  • Il Palagio
  • Tedeschi

Liberty Wine Merchants

Liberty Wine Merchants has been the destination for great wines from around the world for nearly 35 years. Founded in 1986, Liberty Wine Merchants started as a single location in Point Roberts. Founder and General Manager, Robert Simpson, recognized a gap in a local marketplace largely dominated by what the industry refers to as ‘factory’ wines – mass produced wines sold to consumers under the false pretense that these wines are unique. Rather than focus on mass-produced wines, Robert set out to build a very successful wine merchant business with a mission to provide rare and unique wines to Vancouver: artisan wines by small-batch producers, from family vineyards that have been passed down through multiple generations, and many of which still use the traditional methods which impart the wines with a true sense of place. The company eventually expanded to include six locations in the lower mainland with each store run by its own sommelier. Liberty Wine Merchants differs from other chains in its unique buying ethos – each store curates its own selection with respect to their neighbourhood. This allows each store’s portfolio to be a unique reflection of the neighbourhood which it serves.

Locations & Contact Information

Vancouver (10th Ave)

4583 W 10th Avenue
Vancouver, BC   V6R 2J2

604-224-8050
libertywinemerchants.com
Mon – Wed 10:00AM-8:00PM
Thu – Sun 10:00AM-9:00PM

Commercial Drive

1622 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC   V5L 3Y4

6046331922
libertywinemerchants.com
Tue, Sat and Sun 10:00AM-11:00PM
Mon and Wed – Fri 11:00AM-11:00PM

Langley

Lonsdale

126 – 13th Street East
North Vancouver, BC   V7L 4W8

604-925-3663
libertywinemerchants.com
Mon and Sun 10:00AM-7:00PM
Tue – Thu 10:00AM-8:00PM
Fri and Sat 10:00AM-9:00PM

Brands

  • Chianti
  • Barolo
  • Barbaresco
  • Brunello
  • Super Tuscan

Marquis Wine Cellars

Marquis Wine Cellars is Vancouver’s Premiere Wine Store. Changing the way people think about wine one glass at a time. They seek out and source premium wines in all price ranges. This does not come from sitting at their desks and reading magazines and looking at scores.

It comes from personally visiting growers and tasting thousands of wines each year. Marquis Wine Cellars has over 30 years of experience of retailing discoveries and have a track record of over-delivering and making our customers happy.

Locations & Contact Information

Brands

  • Rogana Barolo
  • Fontodi
  • Isole e Olena
  • Palladino
  • Rocca Della Macie

Saskatoon Co-Op Wine Spirits Beer

Locations & Contact Information

Brands

  • Chianti
  • Prosecco
  • Franciacorta
  • Valpolicella
  • Brunello
  • Barolo
  • Barbera
  • Barbaresco
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Lugana
  • Primitivo
  • Nero d’Avola
  • Pecorino
  • Gavi
  • Arneis

Village Taphouse

The Village Liquor Store is West Vancouver’s premier boutique location for local & international wine, beers, & spirits. With courteous and knowledgeable staff, competitive pricing, and outstanding selection, they are your North Shore liquor store.

They are proud to offer one of BC’s finest selections of premium local and international wines, specialty spirits, and craft beer. Whether you’re looking for a gift for the wine expert in your life, wanting to elevate your mixology, or feel like an icy cold beer, they have what you need.

Locations & Contact Information

West Vancouver

900 Main St C1
West Vancouver, BC V7T 2Z3

604-922-8823
villagetaphouse.com
Tue – Sat 11:00AM-12:00AM
Sun and Mon 11:00AM-11:00PM

Brands

  • Barolo
  • Brunello di Montalcino
  • Chianti
  • Amarone
  • Soave

West Coast Liquor Store

West Coast Liquor Stores are proud to offer a wide variety of fine wines and spirits. Specializing in authentic craft beers and distinguished wines, their selection is constantly updated to ensure every customer finds what they are looking for. They hand pick an assortment of locally produced products, offering a wide range of premium varietals and beers from British Columbia.

They also offer high quality products from around the globe and are recognized for their unparalleled customer service. Their friendly and knowledgeable staff are always available to offer advice and assistance. They appreciate their customers and it’s important to them to make sure you leave happy.

Locations & Contact Information

Brands

  • San Giuliano
  • Mutti
  • Muzzi
  • Perugina
  • Cittorio

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The True Italian Taste project is promoted and financed by the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and implemented by Assocamerestero in collaboration with the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada-West and Italian Chambers of Commerce abroad, to raise awareness of and safeguard authentic Italian food products.

The project is part of a national campaign whose main goal is to promote awareness in the world about the authentic and certified agri-food Italian products, as in the continent supermarkets’ shelves extensively host many products evoking Italy, neither having any connection to Italy, nor involving an Italian manufacture.

To learn more about Italy’s project for the promotion of authentic Italian DOP and IGP products worldwide, visit the official website of the project www.trueitaliantaste.com.

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