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Poor Italian Trattoria & Ristorante

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Mediterranean, Italian,
3296 1st Ave E, Vancouver, British Columbia V5M 1B8, Canada
+1 604-251-1122
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good36%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
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CUISINES
Mediterranean, Italian, Contemporary, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
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3296 1st Ave E, Vancouver, British Columbia V5M 1B8, Canada
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1 - 10 of 105 reviews

Reviewed 21 October 2017

The "POOR" in Poor Italian refers to the service. It's not every day you encounter a part-owner / General Manager of a restaurant who would challenge a customer and lecture them on what linguine con le vongole is. I was baffled by the service and...More

1  Thank Joanna C
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Upon trying this restaurant for the first time, my initial impression was good however it was quickly soured by the restaurant owner and manager himself. My girlfriend ordered my meal for me using plain and concise English, forgoing the formal Italian title in order to...More

3  Thank Jason I
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Title says it all. Manager/ owner argued with us for 2 mins over what we ordered. My linguini ragu was bland and pasta was a tad undercooked. Overcharged on the auto grat from menu saying 18% and got charged 19%. Bad service, blah food, bad...More

2  Thank Wendy W
Reviewed 28 September 2017

All five of us enjoyed our various main courses and our different desserts, and the house wine was perfectly good. I had the seafood pasta (Allo con Scoglio), which was very fresh and if it had just one more scallop and one more grilled prawn...More

1  Thank Edward S
Reviewed 24 September 2017

My Other Half brought me here for our anniversary. It was wonderful! Great ambiance, excellent food, fabulous service. I had the Tortellini and it was so yummy! The Other Half had the Lasagna, and he thought it was excellent. The Calamari was good as well.We...More

Thank Francine M
Reviewed 10 August 2017

This restaurant is located in residential neighbourhood. It is family owed restaurant. The restaurant uses all fresh and finest ingredients. Try the crab cake - Crocchette di Granchio, it covered with bread crumbs and cilantro, cracked peppercorn and leeks and arugula. The linguine Allo Scoglio...More

Thank MoMoWusaki
Reviewed 8 August 2017

A playing golf partner who knows Tony Parsons and Wayne Cox suggested this restaurant and since they were featuring seafood we decided to give it a try. My partner chose a steak instead and I had a fish dish. The fish was ok but a...More

3  Thank Polish-Golfer
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Have passed this restaurant on East 1st many times and noticed that it looked busy most times. Friends suggested we try it out. We went on a Saturday evening and restaurant was not even half full. Decor is very nice and service was good. Food...More

2  Thank Sunworshiper54
Reviewed 12 July 2017 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

2  Thank Virginia H
Reviewed 10 July 2017

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

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 14 - US$ 27
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, 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, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3296 1st Ave E, Vancouver, British Columbia V5M 1B8, Canada
    (Rupert)
  • Public Transportation: Rupert Street is a major bus route
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver
  • Phone Number: +1 604-251-1122
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Description
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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