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Ciao Bella Restaurant

#311 of 3,020 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Downtown
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703 Denman St, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Alberni)
No 5 Robson street bus stops at Robson and Denman . Another close public transport stop is on Georgia and Denman.
(604) 688-5771
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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  • 70
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  • 54
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Busy night but great food

We love it here. Half price pasta means a huge helping of seafood pasta with salmon, calamari, shrimp and scallops for $12! Thr bread for dipping in the oil and vinegar is much softer than in the past. I'm very happy because that used to be a complaint I had before. It was packed for a Monday we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
HatRez
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Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We love it here. Half price pasta means a huge helping of seafood pasta with salmon, calamari, shrimp and scallops for $12! Thr bread for dipping in the oil and vinegar is much softer than in the past. I'm very happy because that used to be a complaint I had before. It was packed for a Monday we sat on... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I went there for diner and it was a really pleasant experience...The staff was friendly and the food was good. The portions were pretty big at a fair price. If you're looking for great deals then head there because on certain days they have some great offers.

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Pickering, Canada
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126 reviews 126 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I have been staying at The Rosellen Suites on Barlow near Denman for years and I have never eaten at Ciao Bella. Kent at the hotel suggested it as a place for good food that was not pretentious. First of all the restaurant is very small so reservations are a good idea, especially at 50% off pasta nights, Monday and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Disappointing. The service was attentive but the fixed menu didn't live up to memories of previous visits. The penne was not al dente - it was underdone; the other menu items were okay but not outstanding. The creme brule was the highlight of the dinner. Very busy, and too crowded to be romantic, although the live piano was nice. Not... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

My SO and I had a terrible experience at this Restaurant on Valentines day. I made reservations at Ciao Bella's a month before V day to secure a spot and also ensure I got the pick of what Vancouver had to offer. I decided Ciao Bella's as I love Italian food, and their menu looked great and reasonably priced. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We just discovered that great little restaurant - had the best mushroom risotto since being in Italy! I was in for lunch and the portion was so generous I thought that there was no way I could finish it but ended up enjoying it to the last grain of rice! We also had the owner Mario cater a very special... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Went on a Saturday night during Dine Out Vancouver. I've often found these experiences not that great but this was the exception. A tiny little spot and while very busy it was a delightful evening for the four of us. We were given out choice of seats and once seated we were immediately served with menus and delicous breads and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

the food was amazing and not that expensive at all. The staff was nice and welcoming. My dad went there with me and he absolutely loved the profiteroles. Would definitely come back :)

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White Rock, Canada
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24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It is Grey Cup weekend. We check into the Bayshore and all of the restaurants close to the hotel are indicating a one hour wait. We remember about a nice little Italian restaurant on Denman. What was it called again, oh yeah, Ciao Bella. We call and they have a table for us in half an hour. We bundle up,... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I've gone here a handful of times with my boyfriend and some friends for dinner. Excellent service and the food is SO delish! If you ever are in need of a great Italian restaurant - LOOK NO FURTHER, Ciao Bella is excellent! For sure coming back in the future and recommending this restaurant to others!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 703 Denman St, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    (Alberni)
  • Public Transportation: No 5 Robson street bus stops at Robson and Denman . Another close public transport stop is on Georgia and Denman.
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (604) 688-5771

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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