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“So good” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Italian Kitchen

Italian Kitchen
1037 Alberni Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V7V 3H6, Canada
(604) 687-2858
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Ranked #59 of 2,846 Restaurants in Vancouver
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
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
Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“So good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Amazing cheese and huge portions.
Our waiter suggested half portions and she was so rigut
Would go back every time

Visited October 2012
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Tara A, Guest Relations Manager at Italian Kitchen, responded to this review, October 23, 2012
Leaving full is our goal! Thanks for taking the time to write a review!
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Perth, United Kingdom
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21 restaurant reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Good but pretentious”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012 via mobile

On holiday in Vancouver and we turned to Tripadvisor to find a nearby Italian and ended up here. The food was great but the restaurant is obviously geared up a lot more for the business crowd and couples rather than for family. Door staff were friendly but waitress definitely made us feel a little out of place. Food was very good but not cheap. Would recommend if you were trying to impress but for family meal I would think twice.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tara A, Guest Relations Manager at Italian Kitchen, responded to this review, October 23, 2012
Thanks for the review! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your meal and we would love to welcome you and your family back again!
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California
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13 restaurant reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Tight space, super slow service, decent food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

To be fair, the restaurant is very beautiful and food was decent. We waited about 20 minutes for our appetizer to arrive. Didn't get much service in between. Our entree came 40-45 minutes AFTER we finished our appetizer. Food came in extremely slow. Again, no service in between. I was told by one of the managers that they don't put in the entree order until the appetizer is finished. WOW! No wonder it took so long. It really is too bad because the place is absolutely beautiful. Expect super long wait, tight space and ok food. I would not return to this place again.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Tara A, Guest Relations Manager at Italian Kitchen, responded to this review, October 16, 2012
Hi there. Sorry to hear of your recent experience while visiting us. We would like to follow up with you directly. Can you please send your contact details to marketing@glowbalgroup.com? Look forward to hearing from you.
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Seattle
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“Just what the Italian Doctor ordered!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012 via mobile

Italian Kitchen is exactly what we had in mind for dinner! My friend and I were in Vancouver just one night - and it was our first time there. We had a taste for Italian; didn't want anything too fancy but still wanted a restaurant with some 'flavor' where we could get a feel for the city. We sat outside under the toasty heating lamps - we actually never made it inside! The wait was very long (about an hour and a half) but they were able to seat us immediately outside which worked out great! The food was excellent! We split the Caprese salad followed by an amuse bouche of olive tapenade bruschetta. Then it was pepperoni pizza and pasta with pesto, which they were able to make 'creamy' as per our special request! A bottle of Crusher Cab was the perfect accompaniment! Dessert was delectable - the Zeppole literally melts in your mouth. I definitely recommend this place if you're in Vancouver!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tara A, Guest Relations Manager at Italian Kitchen, responded to this review, October 16, 2012
Amazing! Thanks for including us during your night in Vancouver. We would love to see you again on your next visit - we will have Zeppole ready and waiting:)
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“The Way It Should Be”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012 via mobile

I was very impressed with both the food, wine list and service at the Italian Kitchen. Manager Sean and his team made our experience amazing. I highly recommend the pasta platter that you to sample several pasta dishes including the amazing spaghetti and meat balls. A must try!

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Tara A, Guest Relations Manager at Italian Kitchen, responded to this review, October 16, 2012
The pasta platter is SO delicious! Very glad to hear you enjoyed your time at Italian Kitchen and we look forward to serving you again soon.
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