Monday, January 30, 2012

Ticino's Italian Restaurant

The last at Beaver Creek we were looking for some place to go eat. We couldn't decide and when we did the restaurants had over an hour wait. Finally we found a place we all agreed on-Ticino's Italian Restaurant.
To start I got the Rucola salad- Arugula, gorgonzola, walnuts, apple, balsamic  
vinaigrette. I thought it was displayed really nicely and it tasted just as good. I love simplistic salads like this. 
Nick's dad ordered the Antipasta Misto-Prosciutto di Parma, sopressata, coppa,  felino salumi, bresaola, gorgonzola, parmesan, asiago, tomatoes, cornichons, Kalamata olives, pearl‐onions, and fig. Again, the presentation was simple, but the colors meshed so nicely. Love eating fresh figs!
Now to the meal. First off Nick's mom ordered penne pasta with meatballs....big mistake! I am the meatball queen and once you've had mine there's just no turning back, obviously she was disappointed. No point of even showing you the picture. Waste of time. 
Next, Nick and his father both ordered Scaloppine di Vitello Caprese- Veal scaloppini topped with fresh mozzarella, oven dried tomatoes, and veal demi‐glace, served with crispy gnocchi. I had a bite of the gnocchi-love those little dough balls! Nick said the veal was very tender and he loved the baked tomato.
Finally I had the Salmone ai Ferri - Grilled salmon filet with lemon pesto, polenta and assorted veggie. I wanted a lighter dish and this was perfect. The fish was seasoned just right. I love polenta because it reminds me of grits. The only downfall was the veggies were not hot when I received them. 

Overall, it was a small restaurant that served good hearty meals. The dining room was quaint, but it comfortable. They even have their own wood oven for pizzas. A place all ages would enjoy!


  1. wow! looks so delicious. I really love italian restaurants. i hope i'd be able to try their food here soon. thanks for the great share.

  2. This a great dating place to bring a husband!!! Nice, relaxed and calming meal. Not rushed. Servers Angela and Juan were very attentive to our table. Quality of food was great and flavorful, they even removed the mussels from my main!

  3. All dining is expensive in Banff, so you might as well eat delicious food! We had dinner on a cold, rainy evening and loved our meal. I had a vegetarian risotto. Both dishes were well prepared from high quality ingredients.