The Cucina, or “The Kitchen” is the soul of Cioffi’s as it unites all of our exceptional products from the Deli and Meat Market to create delicious, natural, scratch-made meals for you and your family.
Our skilled chefs create delicious Italian fare-to-go such as veal parmigiana, arancini (risotto balls), lasagna, pizza, roasted free-range chickens and much more. The Cucina also makes traditional dishes with a unique twist, such as Braised Orange Pork Cheeks or Burrata Mac & Cheese.
Our sandwiches, like the Steamworks Beer Braised Shortrib Panino and our award winning Meatball Panino will keep you coming back for more.
We have new hot specials everyday and also cold prepared meals that are easy to grab-and-go, but most importantly delicious. Pop in on “Doughnut Fridays” for fresh baked salted caramel doughnuts or Saturday mornings for scrumptious apricot brioche.
Our award winning Certified Chef De Cuisine, Jason Symington is just as passionate about creating delicious meals as Rino and Sergio Cioffi are about the quality of the products needed to create them. ‘Old School’ meets ‘New School’ at Cioffi’s Cucina.
Coffee, Breakfast & Fresh Juice
We know your mornings are busy. The Cucina has Lavazza lattes, cappuccinos, americanos, and espressos to-go for when you need a quick pick me up. We also have a large citrus juicing machine from Italy that makes amazing fresh organic orange juice, which is great for the kids or for a Vitamin C boost.
We have one breakfast item daily, such as freshly-baked muffins, pastries, or frittata (Italian omelette). Come by on Donut Friday to try the creation of the day, such as Nutella-stuffed brioche or the salted caramel doughnuts.
We have a vast selection of hot items for you to choose from for lunch or dinner. We have pizza, pasta, soups, and main dishes served up hot every day.
Our hot specials are changing daily and always made with the freshest ingredients from our meat market and deli. Some favourites include the pesto chicken lasagna, veal osso bucco on risotto, tortellini with cream sauce, peas, and prosciutto, hand-carved roast beef, porchetta, skirt steak with salsa verde, polenta covered with mushrooms and burrito cheese, eggplant parmigiana, and so much more.
Our daily soups are also a big hit with the lunch crowd and are made from scratch with only the best ingredients. Some of our favourites are the Italian wedding soup, rustic tomato soup, and the seafood chowder. Perfect for rainy Vancouver days!
At Cioffi’s Cucina we make panini with our favourite ingredients from the deli and meat market. Our panini change seasonally, but some of the options include a traditional veal parmigiana sandwich, our award-winning meatball sandwich, prosciutto and provolone sandwich, Italian sausage in a bun, and the ever-popular braised short rib sandwich. This sandwich is called The Grande because it is piled high with Steamworks beer-braised beef short ribs, crispy onions, garlic aioli, and arugula.
At Cioffi’s Cucina our personal favourite is the braised oxtail sandwich topped with extra-aged cheddar, onions, and arugula. It is not always on the menu, but be sure to try it when it is…it is a must-try!
Ready-Made Meals To Go
Aside from our hot meals, we have a cold case that is stocked full of freshly prepared meals to take home to eat. These include individual portions as well as larger sizes to feed your whole family.
We have take-and-bake pizzas that are great for your little ones or when you want a fresh-baked pizza without all the work. We have free-range roasted chickens, polenta, pasta, lasagnas, meat dishes, vegetables, salads, and side dishes all ready-to-go for when you want homemade food with quality ingredients, but you don’t have the time to cook.
Take home some white wine and orange braised pork cheeks with a side of risotto to impress your partner or family.
Freezer Items, Stocks & Sauces
In the freezer section of Cioffi’s Cucina you’ll find plenty of ready-made items to make your life easier. We have our house-made demi-glace, gravies, and stocks in many different varieties, such as chicken, turkey, and organic grass-fed bone broth. One of our best sellers is our veal stock and the flavour is so deep and is perfect to use in soups, stews, gravies, and sauces.
In the freezer, you will also find our house-made soups and pasta sauces. These are great to keep in your freezer at home for easy last-minute meals.
At Cioffi’s Cucina everything is made fresh daily, so the menu is ever-changing. We often have a lemon tart, flourless chocolate cake, tiramisu, pastries, and doughnuts.
Currently, our newest obsession is the pistachio chocolate tiramisu!