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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
Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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Visitor rating
  • 23
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
An excellent choice for relaxed "fine-r" dining

Arriva is one of our favourite restaurants when we want excellence in service, great service and warm traditional Italian-style ambience all nestled in a great neighbourhood. I made a reservation for 4 on line without a hitch and we were prompted seat at our table in the "little room" (it's what I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
madmaxthebabycat
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vancouver, bc
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Reservations
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36 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
vancouver, bc
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Arriva is one of our favourite restaurants when we want excellence in service, great service and warm traditional Italian-style ambience all nestled in a great neighbourhood. I made a reservation for 4 on line without a hitch and we were prompted seat at our table in the "little room" (it's what I call it). Warm rustic bread with oil &... More 

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British Columbia
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Arrriva Ristorante is a neighbourhood gem located on Commercial Drive. It is worth a trip into the city anytime. The ambiance is traditional and the service is friendly, prompt and inobtrusive. The wine list is extensive and you can find something good by glass, carafe or bottle. A good start is always the antipasti plate for two. There is a... More 

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Sooke, Canada
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

Our second time here and better than the first, which was great itself. Awesome service, from the owner no less. Very friendly and professional staff and extremely entertaining. All of the dinners (5 in all) were excellent. The desserts just as fantastic, especially the Lemon Sorbet which was utterly unique. Can't wait to go back again.

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Richmond, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Had dinner here with a group of friends. I started with a spinach salad. The spinach was crisp with parmesan cheese on top. Olive oil and vinegar provided for dressing. I enjoyed the salad though I thought it was pricy. Bread was provided which was quite good. I then had one of the specials which was a meatball/pasta dish. The... More 

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Van BC
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

This is a great casual dining spot on commercial drive. It's been there for 30 years and there are no surprises. It offers warm service from when you come in the door. The old school waiters are efficient and friendly without being invasive. The food is tasty and nicely presented. They are very accommodating, where possible, for dietary restrictions. They... More 

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Black Creek, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Last night we were looking around on Commercial Drive for a place to eat. We discovered Arriva Ristorante. It's like visiting Italy. Great reception and service. The restaurant has an extensive Italian and international wine list and excellent food. The waiters,some originally from Italy, made us feel welcome, and we received outstanding service. We were very surprised and very happy.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This place is old school, from everything like the waiters, to the hand written bills, from the decor to the wine list, this place screams Italy. This has quickly become our favourite Italian restaurant in the heart of Vancouver's little Italy on Commercial Drive. Excellent food, great wine and a great atmosphere makes this restaurant an easy favourite. Can be... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We had 14 people and ended up in our own private room. Excellent service and delicious pasta! Everyone was happy from the teenagers to the grandparents.

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Kamloops, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We had a reservation for 12 people on saturday 17 may 2014. Yes, the saturday of a long weekend!! The restaurant was packed and very lively. The food was excellent and the service was superb! All orders showed up on time and were correct- love it. A delightful evening to celebrate a 60th birthday.

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Golden, Canada
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Great selections of dishes and wine. Everyone enjoyed their food and server was charming, witty and amusing. We arrived late and were treated exceptionally well.

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