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Poor Italian Trattoria & Ristorante

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3296 East 1st Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia V5M 1B8, Canada (Rupert)
+1 604-251-1122
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Excellent, so delicious!!! I had lasagna, roasted chicken, soup salad, the beef, and of course dessert. Now it is more expensive so you may want to go for lunch. Lunch is always less expensive, but the quality is excellent.

1 Thank ahha2014
Burnaby, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

I have been driving past The Poor Italian Restaurant on my way to and from work for about 2 years now and have always wanted to stop in and try the food. I went by yesterday to pick up pasta for my family. (One guy and two women). I was extremely upset that it cost me 70.00 and the portion... More 

Thank _debglov
Level Contributor
43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Great execution of all italian dishes. Real italian and very cozy location. Delicious pasta. Caprese salad very good...

Thank Flemingtrip
Denpasar, Indonesia
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Went for dinner With My husband and my Baby, he Said The eggplant parmesan was really good before but somehow this time wasn't that good as before but still OK. The place is nice and The Staff really helpful and friend. It's worthed To try if you are looking to italian food

Thank Eni R
Boise, Idaho
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

My family enjoyed the food... Spaghetti, lasagna and the gnocchi. Great flavor and service with fresh and local products. Also a fair price for atmosphere and service. Definitely glad we took a wrong turn and found this place instead of McDonalds. Highly recommended.

1 Thank JSKitzhaber
Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Excellent service, but very disappointing food. Both my and my friend's entree (lasagna and pesto pasta) were alright, but nothing to write home about. Dessert, however, was extremely sub par with what quality you would expect given the restaurant's prices and marketing. For $11, I ordered a trio of mini cannoli. The shells were thick and tasted stale (possibly due... More 

1 Thank B L
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Stopped in on the fly for a romantic dinner. We were very early. First in at 5:00 pm. Ordered the $16 lemon butter pawns. Got five medium pawns in a very buttery garlic baked sauce. One of the pawns had not been deveined. Show it to the waiter and he said " oh I guess they missed that one" Gross... More 

Thank Bob M
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Amazing food, fresh pasta and seafood ! I had the lamb chops which were cooked to perfection and my friend had the halibut. We started with calamari and antipasto and both of them were absolutely fantastic. service was impeccable; very attentive and informative. We will definitely come back! Thanks for the wonderful experience!!!

Thank dreamvi
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

We came here for Father's Day and I was really excited to visit Poor Italian since I’ve heard great things from friends. We started off with the antipasto plate, which had a generous helping of prosciutto, 2 pieces of cheese, and a small amount of marinated peppers and olives. For $20, I expected a bit more. The prosciutto was good... More 

Thank vinniey
Windsor, Canada
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161 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

This is a very nice place to eat. Located miles from the downtown it is nestled in a rather unpretentious suburb. We three ate lamb, eggplant parmesan, pasta. The meal was served at the proper pace. The pasta and lamb were considered excellent my own eggplant parmesan was fine (as was the accompanying minestrone) but nothing else accompanied it. No... More 

Thank sbklaj

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 18 - US$ 35
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3296 East 1st Ave, 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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?