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“Mixed Reviews are 100% Accurate” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cioppino's Mediterranean Grill

Cioppino's Mediterranean Grill
1133 Hamilton St, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Downtown)
604-688-7466
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Ranked #150 of 2,807 Restaurants in Vancouver
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: HELMECKEN/DAVIE
Transit: Sky trains Canada Line
Ontario's Highlands, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Mixed Reviews are 100% Accurate”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013 via mobile

Cioppino's is a good restaurant. Good, not great. Staff are warm and friendly. The menu is nice. Good Italian fair. Certainly the other Trip Advisor reviews 'complaining' about the high prices are dead on. Pastas are $25.00 and up. I ordered a dungeonous crab salad for $18.50 that ought to have been teeming with crab meat. Instead, they served me a rather small salad with less than 2 tablespoons of crab meat. Tasty, but just not really worth $18.50. But the octopus appetizer was delicious as was the soup special. And to it's credit, the dessert menu was interesting and varied. Not your typical tiramisu!! The wine menu is huge, but the wines, too, are very very expensive. All in all, a very good meal at a very good restaurant offering good (not great) value.

Visited April 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Cornish, New Hampshire
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“expensive”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

visited Vancouver for a professional conference, had dinner at a table for 8. Service very attentive. Appetizers were very good. Several of us ordered the cioppino at $40: one shrimp, one scallop, one piece of fish with a slice of potato with the imitation rouille on it, in a bowl with not more than a cup of broth. Not really worth the price. Good thing our waiter brought more bread as soon as we emptied the basket. Others had different main courses, which were all in the mid-40 range and modest quantities.
Ambiance lively, decor very "bistro", but let someone else pay.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Prince George, Canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Great as always!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Best food in Vancouver! Best wine list in Vancouver! Best service in Vancouver! Need I say more? Apperently I do....well, you wont be sorry you came to Cioppinos!

Visited March 2013
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Victoria, Canada
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37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Lovely food in a comfortable atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

We had a group of 8 on a Friday night. The service was top-notch without being pretentious. The prices are quite high so you expect great food and it was. I had rack of lamb with an odd foamy coconut curry thing on top. Portions are not huge and we left not being full even though we each had appetizers and desserts. The high point for me was the appetizer with burrata cheese and assorted veggies. The lemon tart was perfect.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Nanoose Bay, Canada
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83 reviews 83 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in Vancouver...hands down!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

I have explored every nook and cranny of the Vancouver restaurant market and Ciopppino's is still at the top of my favorite's list. Let's go through the list - food, service, atmosphere and value... The food is impeccably presented and tastes unbelievably good. My faves are the lobster bisque and Caesar salad to start and the Quebec rack of lamb for a main. Truly to die for. The service is top shelf - professional, courteous and knowledgeable - you are not never left wanting nor do they hover over you. The atmosphere is one of fine dining without all the stuffiness and pomposity usually associated with such a term. I always feel at home there. As far as value goes, Cioppino's is pricy for sure, but if you want the best dining experience in a city where a couple ofnCanucks tickets are five bills, then you are going to have to pay for it.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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