With the myriad steakhouses vying for position in Edmonton, it's no surprise that Bistecca has tried to look different. Steak—especially the finer cuts—doesn't need much extra dressing. But this restaurant adds subtle hints of Italian gastronomy to give it a unique flavour they can call their own. The food, plus the chic, modern décor and subdued, intimate lighting make Bistecca an ideal choice for an evening of fine dining.
Meats, pasta and antipasti
Bistecca definitely has an eye for meat dishes, with the usual line up of steaks (filet mignon, ribeyes, porterhouse, lean cuts of bison and so on) and a few Italian specialities (veal and lamb, in particular). For those less voracious carnivores there is also a selection of pastas, a few salads, and some classic Italian apetizers (Parmigiano-Reggiano and diuck risotto cake are among the most popular). Bistecca also has a magnificent cellar of wine, with hundreds of bottles at virtually every price range.
For dessert, you'll find a good selection of classics made in lovely presentations. Try a crème brule, or better yet, three crème brules (you can get a sampler plate of three different types). Also worthy of consideration are the tiramisu or Italian chocolate torte.