Bar Corso is more than just an apparition of Italian culture – it is the missing piece of Italian ethos on Vancouver’s beloved Commercial Drive. Purposefully nestled into the heart of Little Italy, this old-world Italian café (‘bar’ in Italian) lives out the modern vision of its two Italian born owners, being an authentic cicchetti (tapas) bar that you cannot help but fall in love with.
Do not be surprised to step inside and forget you are even in Vancouver. The bar doubles as a social stoop for a quick shot of espresso (when in Rome!) as well as a late-night stage for an expansive list of grappe, amari, and finely curated hard-to-find Italian wines. And yet, Bar Corso speaks to everyone on the Drive.
Executive Chef, Luke Boswell, has skillfully fine-tuned a menu that highlights how wonderfully complex the simplest of Italian ingredients can be: Italian tapas at its best!
The ultimate test has already been passed though, with generations of Italians who live in the nearby Italian communities having already perched at our bar to test our knowledge of wine and taste our food, and we are proud to claim we are “as good as Nonna makes it.”
EXECUTIVE CHEF BAR CORSO