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Arriva Ristorante

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1537 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Graveley)
Multiple Bus stops along commercial. Closest is near Graveley.
(604) 251-1177
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Quality Italian on Commercial Drive

I had decided on this restaurant after reading the overall positive reviews on TripAdvisor and it was pretty much on the mark. The restaurant is not very big and the tables are fairly close together but not to the extent where you are banging elbows with your neighbour. The owner is an Italian of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
smrgeog
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Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I had decided on this restaurant after reading the overall positive reviews on TripAdvisor and it was pretty much on the mark. The restaurant is not very big and the tables are fairly close together but not to the extent where you are banging elbows with your neighbour. The owner is an Italian of the old world, was very attentive... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

After walking up and down Commercial Avenue looking for a place to dine, we selected Arriva. There were few others diners when we entered and we were given a table in back near the tiny patio. The service was impeccable and the food even better. We had mussels, salad and lasagna between us, and all were stellar. There is an... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

It has been years since I have been back to this gem in "little Italy". The room hasn't changed, much but the food, in particular the pasta is even better than I recall. Capable, professional wait staff and a fun wine list. Highly recommended.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

When visiting Vancouver we always try to stop for dinner at Arriva. Authentic taste, portions and atmosphere make for a very cozy Italian dining experience. Service is always fantastic as well. If Italian is what you're craving you should not be disappointed here.

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Burnaby, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

A cozy atmosphere, great service and excellent food with good size portions. It's at a good location on "The Drive"...here's a tip for parking...use the parkade at "Il Mercato" ($4.00 to park for the evening) and it is a short walk (less than 5 min.) to the restaurant from there.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I loved the pasta here! I came here with a friend on a weekend evening. We were asked if we had a reservation (we did not), and the man didn't seem impressed. Most of the other customers were families. I had the seafood pasta. I loved it because they were generous with the sauce - I like saucy pasta -... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We were staying at an apartment just off Commercial Drive and this place caught our eye. The TripAdvisor reviews looked good and our experience backed that up. Service was relaxed, which we appreciated; it gave us time to enjoy our dinners. I had the risotto with salsiccia and my wife had the grilled salmon special with capers. Both were excellent... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Had a delicious Italian dinner here with a friend. Ordered the veal with veggie appetizer and red wine. Sumptuous Italian cooking. Highly recommend for an evening out. Reasonably quiet, uncrowded, cozy, unhurried atmosphere, with fine service.

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Burnaby, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

The food was very very good and fresh and they truly looked after us. Pleasant atmophere. Very busy place so booking is a desirable over the weekend. Easy access to public transport. Tgis was my first time there and lived up to my expectations. Not cheap but once in a while it is worth it. I will go back again

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Located on Commercial Drive in a funky neighbourhood (was known as littstle Italy) -- friendly service, excellent food, medium pricing, local Italian family run. One of our favourite Italian restaurants.

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Additional Information about Arriva Ristorante

Address: 1537 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: (604) 251-1177
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1537 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    (Graveley)
  • Public Transportation: Multiple Bus stops along commercial. Closest is near Graveley.
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver
  • Phone Number: (604) 251-1177

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?