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“So sympatico!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Italian Kitchen

Italian Kitchen
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Ranked #21 of 3,709 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 20 - US$ 40
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighbourhood: Downtown
Cross street: Burrard
Description: This crisp and stylish room is perfect for after work, or a smart business lunch, and offers the ultimate in fresh Italian fare in the heart of the downtown core. Family platters, inventive pizzas and regional Italian specialties combine with vintage wines and handcrafted cocktails to bring you a true taste of La Dolce Vita. Buon Appetito.
Montreal, Canada
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“So sympatico!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2012

I enjoyed the food! I enjoyed the atmosphere! the open kitchen is a delight! The staff was very polite and helpful! They have a 'burrata bar', very innovative and very delicious. This restaurant is very good for people who have a certain knowledge of italian cuisine.

  • Visited June 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Good food but noisy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2012

I've been to Italian Kitchen three times now, and the food and service are consistently good, although not outstanding. My major complaint is the noise; the tables are very close together, and it has almost a club-type atmosphere after around 9 pm or so. Dinner is less enjoyable when you have to talk very loudly to be heard by those at your table.

  • Visited May 2012
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Rimouski, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“My best place of the Trip !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2012

I been to Vancouver for a week and it was definitivly my best italian food and dinner i been.

No add-on. Not the best decor. But like past review, go for food not for the place by itself. But you might enjoy that, because we were a groupe of 12 it was really funny...

I really enjoyed my meal !

thanks again !

BEEN in feb 2007

  • Visited August 2011
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Houston, TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Go for the food...Not the atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2012

This little restaurant is one of the noisiest in town. The tables in the small restaurant are cramped together, and the noise level is deafening. Everyone is talking loudly, as it's nearly impossible to hear your table companion across the small table for two, yet you can hear EVERY WORD of the couple screaming at each other at the next table.

Ambiance aside, the food is delicious, and the house wines are a nice accompaniment to the meal. The kobe beef lasagna was one of the best I've ever tasted...and I'm pretty picky about my lasagna! The spaghetti with wagyu meatballs had a nice flavor with a slight spicy kick on the finish. The portion sizes were fairly large, and since the food was so tasty it was tempting to overeat.

My favorite meal in Vancouver...will definitely visit again!

TIP: If you're able to go after 1:30 for a late lunch, it's MUCH quieter!

  • Visited June 2012
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“Go to be seen not for the food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2012 via mobile

4 of us dined there last night and I must say the service was excellent. The place has a buzz. The food however is another story. The antipasto was non descript with the exception of the meatballs wich were very tasty. The mains consisted of an assortment of pasta non of which stood out. The fourth diner had veal that was slighy over cooked but edible. There was a problem with the pasta as it arrived with hair in it. To their credit they dealt with it perfectly replacing the dish and comping it without being pushed. The bill was about $300.00 including 2 bottles of Pinot Grigio. Before the comp. Not great value but it proves the adage that great service trumps mediocre food

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