After more than two decades of serving hungry clients on Dogwood Street, Campbell River’s Fusilli Grill has moved to a brand new location in the Campbell River Lodge, located at 1760 Island Highway.
While the popular restaurant’s many regulars will notice several improvements with the new location, owner Ashley Belanko is quick to point out that the restaurant’s key promise will remain the same.
“Everybody knows that if you want real food, you go to Fusilli Grill,” she explains. “That’s never going to change. We’re still making our house-made pastas right here on premises, as well as all of our stocks, salad dressings and sauces.
“Fan favourites like the Chinese chicken salad and the prawn fusilli with feta tossed in garlic butter are also still on the menu,” she adds.
The new location, which opened February 29, offers two “flavours” of Fusilli Grill dining: an upscale pub-type environment on the main floor and a second-floor dining room (expected to open in April) that will feature an “Island menu” comprised strictly of items from Vancouver Island. In addition, the new location features a riverside patio and a banquet room that can seat up to 80 people – a key component of Fusilli Grill’s plan to put more focus on catering.
“We’ve catered everything from small office groups to large fundraising events of more than 500 people,” Ashley says. “Our new catering manager, Lynda Carroll-Roberts, will be happy to help you plan your menu and offer any other assistance you may need.”
Also new to Fusilli Grill is general manager Theresa Marson, a woman many will recognize from her many years running the Royal Coachman.