Trattoria is an informal, small Italian-style, eating establishment; less formal than a Ristorante, but more formal than an osteria. The food is genuine, the service is casual, prices are affordable, and the emphasis is on a steady clientele rather than on haute cuisine. A trattoria in Italy is frequently family owned and operated and usually be found in neighborhoods, small towns, or rural areas. Sean and Elie Dadmand are the proprietors of Trattoria Mediterranean Cuisine. They owned and operated Favarito Pasta Trattoria from 1994 to 2012 in Vancouver, British Columbia.