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Arriva Ristorante

1537 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
(604) 251-1177
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Price range: $31 - $50
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Graveley
Transit: Multiple Bus stops along commercial. Closest is near Graveley.
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Van BC
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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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
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61 reviews 61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I am proud to saying have been going to arriva for 22 years. never a bad meal ! I love the staff, the kitchen is awesome. they will prepare your meal to your dietary needs too. always wonderful. try it , you will love it. tasty fresh clean ingredient s. loveloveyou guys see you soon. Christina.

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Port Coquitlam
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

I 've been going to Arriva for decades! I don't live in Vancouver anymore, but whenever we go there we make a stop at Arriva for great food. I've tried many dishes at this place, but now it's usually tithe Linguine with clams. Always good. I took my 22 year old daughter one afternoon and told her this is the... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Had my wife's birthday dinner here and it was perfect. We had a large table that seated 12, the wait staff were quick and efficient, and the food was amazing. I believe every single person at the table had said their food was amazing and never tasted better. Being a lover of Italian food, I have higher expectations. Having grown... More

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Elora, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

We happened across Arriva Ristorante during "car free" Sunday on Commercial Dr. It wasn't busy and we wondered if perhaps we'd made a poor choice. Not so! It was excellent! The service was fantastic and the three of us thoroughly enjoyed our delicious meals.

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