Are you looking for a reliable restaurant guide in Whistler? There are so many incredible culinary options in our mountain town that choosing between them can be tricky! Trip Advisor might be a good place to search for inspiration, or perhaps you should choose the Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice award-winner?
A Nita Restaurant Guide
Today we thought we’d provide you with our (somewhat) unbiased staff picks: here’s a Whistler Restaurant Guide as selected by team Nita…
I love Il Caminetto and it’s always top of my list when I have friends and family in town. Everything from the food and drinks right down to the décor and lighting is super elegant. I have always had top-notch service and fondly look back on every visit I’ve had.
Il Caminetto can fill up quickly so be sure to book in advance. I always arrive early for my reservation to enjoy a cocktail in the lounge area. The bartenders do a great job and make the best martini in town. Top tip: their a la carte menu is more on the premium side, but from time-to-time, they have really great prix fixe options. Oh, and don’t forget to ask about their specials!
– Simon – Marketing
I always have such a great time at Aura Restaurant. Chef James does a fantastic job at creating a really approachable menu and the vibe is always so relaxing. I always request a window table because I love to look out over the lake, and if it’s dark outside it’s great to be close to the open kitchen and watch the chefs as they work their magic.
Top tip: check out their 3-course vegan menu available each Monday – It’s a really great value! I’m not a vegan but it has introduced me to some really incredible flavour combinations.
– Aman – Housekeeping Supervisor
If I were writing a restaurant guide for Whistler I would definitely include Pizzeria Antico. It’s one of my favourite places to eat out and always has such a great atmosphere. My favourite is the Capricciosa pizza because I love the prosciutto/artichoke/mushroom combination.
If you have any room left, you must try their house-made cannoli with the ricotta and almond filling. Top tip: hit up their Happy Hour, available every day from 3pm – 5pm. All pints of craft beer are on special for $4!
– Craig – Bar Manager
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With silly seasons coming to a close we finally have the head space to wish everyone a very happy new year! Pop by for our happy hour special every day 3PM-5PM $7 margarita pizza $4 craft beers! It's not just pizza we've perfected at Antico our cocktails are on point too. Just ask local whistler babe @louiseheyman who makes the best Negronis in town. The best way to warm the soul after a long day on the hill. Never tasted a Negroni? Wait no longer we are open from 12PM till late everyday and with out happy hour from 3PM-5PM = $7 margarita pizza and $4 craft beers. If you love après then Pizzeria Antico is the place to do it! 📷: Negroni cocktail, Campari, gin and vemouth. . . . . #pizzeriaantico #whistler #pizza #whislife #pizzeria #foodporn #margarita #margaritapizza #negroni #cocktailporn #cocktail #hearthstonebrewery #craftbeer #eat #instafood #bestpizza #perfectpizza #lovepizza #lovecraftbeer #hungryinwhistler #woodfiredpizza #woodfire #whistlerwinter #whistlertourism #whistlerlocals #whistlervillage #whistlerblackcombI
Red Door Bistro
Red Door Bistro makes the number one spot in many a Whistler restaurant guide and for good reason too. Their food is amazing and the ambiance is very cozy. It’s perfect as a date night option or for a small celebration, however, it may not be ideally suited for families with young children, or for groups.
I can whole-heartedly recommend their West Coast Bouillabaisse, which is just incredible. The calamari is a good option, too, and in the unlikely event that I have room for dessert, I choose the peanut Butter Bombe. It’s ridiculously indulgent and 100% worth it.
– Megan – Front Office Supervisor
My first visit to Alta Bistro was just recently and I was intending to dine on their Shoulder Season deal. With thanks to a very charismatic server and some very tempting dishes, I chose instead to order from ‘The Wild Menu’, which was in celebration of Whistler Cornucopia.
It was incredible. One thing that really stood out to me was how knowledgeable the staff were. Each aspect of our dining experience was carefully explained to us with an emphasis on where it was sourced and how it was prepared. If you’re a foodie, Alta Bistro is for you.
– Lisa – Accounting
Prefer To Stay In?
As the popularity in Airbnb and holiday rentals increases, so too does the need for self-catering options. Even select hotels now provide some in-room kitchen facilities. But what would we recommend in terms of sourcing groceries/meals? Click here to check out our Top Tips For A Self-Catering Vacation In Whistler.