Award-winning Restaurant Tutto Brings The Best of Italy to Vancouver and Introduces New Culinary Leadership

Here is another reason for you to visit Yaletown.  Visit Tutto Restaurant & Bar and see why they won Best New Restaurant and more at Georgia Straight’s 24th Annual Golden Plate Awards for 2021!  The press release is below.


Vancouver, BC (September 23, 2021) – Tutto Restaurant & Bar celebrates several wins with Georgia Straight’s Annual Golden Plates award and announces the appointment of Omar Hadi as executive chef.

Tutto Restaurant & Bar
Tutto Restaurant & Bar

With 19 years’ experience working in restaurants and hotels around the world, Chef Omar has developed his repertoire to provide an outstanding culinary experience. Originally from Amman, Jordan, Chef Omar acquired his culinary expertise and leadership skills through high-end hotel and restaurant work in Amman, with stops in Hampshire, Dallas, St. Louis, Toronto, Whistler and Vancouver. Most recently, he was the executive chef for Glowbal and Black and Blue Restaurants in Vancouver.

Situated on the corner of Smithe and Homer in Vancouver’s vibrant Yaletown neighbourhood, Tutto brings a transformative Italian dining experience to Vancouver. Continuing this culture of excellence, Chef Omar looks forward to reinvigorating Tutto’s menu and dining experience.

“My cooking philosophy is based on choosing the highest quality of local and seasonal ingredients and allowing those flavours to shine. ” Says Omar. “The most important ingredient is love and without this the dish lacks soul. We have such a strong work culture at Tutto and my ultimate goal is to build trust in my team, so they feel confident to follow their passion on a plate.”

Tutto recently won several categories in the Georgia Straight’s 24th Annual Golden Plate Awards for 2021, including:

  • Best New Restaurant
  • Best Independent Bar Lounge
  • Best Restaurant for a Stiff Drink
  • Best Restaurant Wine Selection
  • Best Yaletown Restaurant

Tutto transports diners through traditional flavours that indulge the palate and pay homage to Italy. An open kitchen, long oval bar, and private dining space offers a variety of vantage points for patrons to experience the eatery’s vibrant scene.

This recent win and arrival of Chef Omar is definitely a reason to clink our glasses,” said Andrea Vescovi, restaurant director for Tutto “he brings a wealth of cooking knowledge and culinary management experience to Tutto. Every day we celebrate exceptional wine, delicious food and each guest that walks through our door. We’re thrilled to welcome Omar and continue to provide an unforgettable dining experience.”

About Tutto

Situated on the corner of Smithe and Homer in Vancouver’s vibrant Yaletown neighbourhood, Tutto brings a refined yet casual (informal) Italian dining experience to Vancouver. Fresh, local ingredients create transformative Italian dishes that pay homage to each of Italy’s provinces, while an extensive wine selection offers an array of palette indulging varietals from Italy, British Columbia and around the world. The historic features of the four-story brick building, constructed in 1910, are complemented by modern furnishings and a contemporary aesthetic, with special configurations that include an open kitchen, private dining area and enclosed outdoor patio. Offerings include a la carte dining, private dining and take-out options. Provare un po’di Tutto – try a little of everything.

About Georgia Straight’s Golden Plate Awards

For 24 years, Georgia Straight readers have shared their favourite places to eat, drink, and hang out by voting in the annual Golden Plate Awards. This year’s entertainment and drinks ballot included categories such as best restaurant service, best cocktails, best bakery, and many more. Winners will be revealed in the upcoming September 23 issue of the Georgia Straight.

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