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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: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 23
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    Very good
  • 4
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  • 1
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  • 0
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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
Excellent Italian Comfort Food

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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Vancouver, Canada
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42 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We went with some family members for dinner. Two of us had the pasta special. Although tasty I thought overpriced at $20/plate. There wasn't that much on the plate. Most other pasta dishes ranged around $15-17 The other people enjoyed their food. All was good until two of us went to pay the bill with our credit cards. The waiter... More 

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vancouver, bc
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
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114 reviews 114 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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
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36 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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33 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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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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7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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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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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?