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Poor Italian Trattoria & Ristorante

) #617 of 3,040 Restaurants in Vancouver ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Mediterranean, Italian,
3296 1st Ave E, Vancouver, British Columbia V5M 1B8, Canada
+1 604-251-1122
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good36%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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Open Now
16:00 - 21:00All hours
Mediterranean, Italian, Contemporary, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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3296 1st Ave E, Vancouver, British Columbia V5M 1B8, Canada
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1 - 10 of 97 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to this restaurant because my brother said that it was a good Italian restaurant. I found it to be mediocre. Meals were every pensive for what you got. One person in our group ordered the lobster ravioli and had to send it back because...More

Thank Virginia H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently visited the Restaurant with 8 family members and have been there in the past. It is currently the restaurants Seafood fest with a lot of seafood items on a special menu sheet. Food was pretty good and portions were a good size, my...More

Thank jimkI8806TB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good Italian place where most of its patrons are Italians themselves, a good sign. Very friendly and attentive staff. Desserts to die for!

Thank VancouverCarioca
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went in for the first time yesterday and it was fantastic! I don't know how many times we have driven past on this busy road, but it is worth stopping! All our meals were excellent, hot, perfectly cooked and well portioned. The service was...More

Thank Art D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had lobster bisque, Caesar salad, spaghetti and meatballs, and lasagne. Each one was excellent but the Lasagne was particularly good. Dessert was also good. All five of us, including 3 picky teenagers, will be back.

Thank MHaussmann1
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

My family of 6 enjoyed a wonderful dinner at the poor Italian last Saturday. Service was superb. Appetizers, dinner, and desserts were excellent. Wine was good and reasonably priced. Highly recommend.

Thank DeepCoveRRR
Reviewed 3 May 2017

The Poor Italian is located right behind our house, so we go there quite often and in most cases have been very happy with service, ambiance and food quality. But tonight they blew it, and they blew it big time. It was a friend's birthday......More

1  Thank Patrick P
Reviewed 1 May 2017

We were recommended to this restaurant by a colleague and have returned several times for dinner with family and friends. The food is freshly prepared; their lasagna is a favorite of my father's. There is a good selection of wine although it is a bit...More

1  Thank lindam79
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We went to the Poor Italian for my daughters Birthday. The atmosphere was quaint. You can dress fancy or in jeans. The wine list is extensive. Food was fantastic. Home made pastas. The only thing that was lacking was the minestrone soup. It was more...More

Thank Cheryl B
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Food, drinks, and service were excellent. Would definitely return and recommend. In our party of 5, everyone was happy with our orders of food and drinks. We were seated in a high traffic area though so in future I would request to be seated elsewhere.

1  Thank Esgyen
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 14 - US$ 28
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3296 1st Ave E, Vancouver, British Columbia V5M 1B8, Canada
  • Public Transportation: Rupert Street is a major bus route
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver
  • Phone Number: +1 604-251-1122
  • E-mail
Authentic and affordable fine dining on the East Side... Enjoy a relaxed evening of great food in a tranquil environment and let our chefs work wonders with fresh and sustainable ingredients in simple and flavourful combinations. Check out our delicious menu of inspired creations. The Poor Italian is happy to be part of the Vancouver Aquarium's Oceanwise Programme. We're also proud to have the Italian 'Qualita' Certification Seal. Find us centrally located at First Avenue and Rupert on the East Side. We've got lots of free parking and room for up to one hundred guests. Whether it's a romantic dinner or a corporate engagement, we can accommodate you! Reservations are recommended. Though, we do tend to leave a number of tables available for walk-in guests!
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