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Italian Kitchen

1037 Alberni Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V7V 3H6, Canada
(604) 687-2858
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Ranked #79 of 2,714 restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Burrard
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  • English first
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

First time here after hearing good things. They had a bunch of sampler options which give you smaller portions of 3-4 dishes which was awesome to try out what they offered. We went with the pasta sampler and it came with 4 half portions at $20/person. It was more than enough food for sure and a great value I thought.... More

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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Went to Italian Kitchen for the first time. The place was super busy, which we thought was a good sign. However, as soon as we entered the restaurant, there seemed to be chaos - lots of people at the tiny entrance, no hostess at the door to greet us or to take our coats, people coming and going bumping into... More

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Wenatchee, Washington
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Food and drink was just a bit above average. The donut dessert was quite good. A little to loud to get any real business done.

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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Enjoyed a lovely dinner with my husband and in-laws at the Italian Kitchen. As a starter we ordered the calamari and burrata and prosciutto. Dinner was the truffle spaghetti and meatballs and for desert we shared chocolate ganache. The entire meal was absolutely the best we've ever had! It's our new go-to italian restaurant downtown. Loved the energy of the... More

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New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I've wanted to eat here for a long time and finally talked my husband into making reservations for lunch today since we were heading to the V.A.G. to see the Lawren Harris exhibit. And I am so very happy we went and so, may I add, is my husband. We ordered the burrata cheese and prosciutto starter to split &... More

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Tara A, Guest Relations Manager at Italian Kitchen, responded to this review

What a lovely review - thank you so much! I will be sure to pass on your kind words to Sara and the Italian Kitchen team. We look forward to welcoming you and your husband back in again soon. More

UK
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

So, having read all the other rave reviews about here, it makes me wonder if we came to the same place. The tables were really close together, it was pretty noisy, the food was ok - nothing overly special, but it was the service that has really driven me to this review. The waiter just made the whole thing feel... More

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Tara A, Guest Relations Manager at Italian Kitchen, responded to this review

Hi there. I'm very sorry to hear that you felt rushed. If you didn't have a chance to speak with the manager about the service you received, please email marketing@glowbalgroup.com and we will follow up right away. Thank you. More

Gibsons
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Sit downstairs, preferably at the bar, for your ultimate 'kitchen' experience where you can watch the chefs at work, listen to the music (loud) and enjoy the busy ambiance. (Upstairs has a view of Alberni Street, but tables small and too close). Recommend pizzas - keep it simple. Main dishes are hit and miss and on the expensive side!

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Tara A, Guest Relations Manager at Italian Kitchen, responded to this review

We agree - the bar seating is always great to watch the kitchen team work. Thank you for joining us! More

Las Vegas, Nevada
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261 reviews 261 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I had a very good dinner at Italian Kitchen in Vancouver during a business trip in March 2014. Our group had a wide selection of entrees and appetizers, and everyone was happy with their selections. The service was excellent. At one point we noticed that the table next to us had some great looking meatballs. When we commented on them,... More

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Tara A, Guest Relations Manager at Italian Kitchen, responded to this review

Happy to hear your group enjoyed their time with us. Please visit again soon! More

Vancouver, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I have had the pleasure of dining at Italian kitchen for both lunch and dinner. Both were sensational. The food is simple elegance and, unfortunately, isn't available in Toronto! Living in a city that is supposedly dominated by Italians, I feel I should be able to get a decent Eggplant Parmigianno - not the case. IK's Eggplant Parmigianno is insanely... More

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Tara A, Guest Relations Manager at Italian Kitchen, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to write a review! We look forward to seeing you again when you are next in town....we will have an Eggplant Parmigiano waiting:) More

Vancouver, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Went for an early dinner before a show and were very pleasantly surprised. Appetizers were half price before 6... the bucket of clams and mussels we tried was huge and delicious ! Then split seafood pasta and rib eye with my date...both of which were superb as well. Will definitely be back !!

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Tara A, Guest Relations Manager at Italian Kitchen, responded to this review

Wonderful to hear! See you again soon. More

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