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Ciao Bella Restaurant

703 Denman St, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Fairview)
(604) 688-5771
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Ranked #197 of 2,798 restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Fairview
Cross street: Alberni
Transit: No 5 Robson street bus stops at Robson and Denman . Another close public transport stop is on Georgia and Denman.
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English first
Richmond, Canada
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128 reviews 128 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

After being rudely refused service from the Oishi Sushi (across the street) we noticed that the Cia Bella was offering 1/2 price on pastas on Mondays and Tuesdays. Upon our arrival we were warmly greeted and seated at a window table. Both the salmone and vongole pastas were very flavorful and arrived promptly. The ambience was pleasant. One odd observation... More

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Calgary, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Found this little gem after a nice evening walk. The service and the food was excellent. The price was great. Dinner for two, including a bottle of wine $100.00 for 2 with the tip. We had a three course meal - and the portions were huge. I had the lobster bisque soup, fish, and terramasu, It was lovely. Sat outside,... More

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El Paso, Texas
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127 reviews 127 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Good, family-style Italian food with friendly staff and reasonable prices. They have half-priced pasta for midweek dinners. On busy Denman street.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

Extremely busy restaurant with a good menu choice. The service was quick and very friendly and as it was pasta night with offers,we stuck to the pasta. I had a superb pasta marinara and my wife had the ricotta spinach. Both were delicious. We had a bottle of the house red, a Cabernet Merlot,which was very good but pricey compared... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

On our last night in Vancouver, we were tired, returning to our hotel after a long day, and looking for a place to have dinner. We spotted Ciao Bella and after walking inside, immediately felt at home. We were warmly greeted and were served quickly without fuss. The food was absolutely beautiful, and the atmosphere was lovely. There was a... More

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Montreal, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Ciao Bella was recommended to us by a passerby as we were looking at the menu and we're glad he did so. The restaurant is cozy and well decorated, with a lively atmosphere. The first night we were there, there was a piano player and that really added to the atmosphere. The staff provided pleasant and friendly yet professional service... More

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Macomb, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We were recommended here by one of the employees of the hotel we were staying at. It was delicious! My husband told our server that the meal he had was "the best pasta dish he has ever had!" We really liked that on Mon/Tues their pasta dishes were 50% off so this really helped with our budget. If we ever... More

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Moraine
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This the most authentic Italian meal I have had in a restaurant (including the classic Italian huge portions). I was in the mood for plain old fashioned spaghetti and meatballs and they did not disappoint. It is indeed a comfortable and cozy spot and we were served by distinguished gentlemen in crisp white shirts. The live piano was a very... More

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Bangor, Maine
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173 reviews 173 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We would have liked to give this a rating of 4, because the Italian food was good, and the place quite nice to visit after an adventurous week of Vancouver and Vancouver Island seafood. Maybe we just didn't appreciate the lounge piano performer who tried hard, but was a bit too loud to allow for conversation. Or maybe the portions... More

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Bend, Oregon
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118 reviews 118 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Okay, the food was good and the service was good, but the restaurant just felt weird. It turns out that there were five or six tables, each with a family gathering of 8-10 people. Periodically someone, typically a young person, would get up and play the piano for the restaurant. The only piece I recognized was chopsticks. Meanwhile, each of... More

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