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“Excellent Meal and Service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Zefferelli's

Zefferelli's
1136 Robson Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
(604) 687-0655
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Ranked #97 of 2,807 Restaurants in Vancouver
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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“Excellent Meal and Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Fabulous meal which was adjusted for food allergies. Tasted incredible, Calamari Appetizer was one of the best We have eaten, Pasta with Salmon was also amazing, wine list very extensive. Great atmosphere, Great Price, was a shame we found this restaurant on our last night!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mike B, General Manager at Zefferelli's, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
Thanks for the kind words. We are happy that you did find us and that we were able to deliver to your standards. Hope you had a good visit to Vancouver and we hope to see you again if you ever return to Vancouver.
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Boston, Massachusetts
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77 reviews 77 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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“Expected better.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Based on the reviews, I expected some excellent pasta.

Turns out the restaurant doesn't even make their own pasta.

The sauce served with the bread was very good.

I had linguine with crab. Pasta not home made, crab tasted a bit too fishy.

Wife had the spaghetti and meatballs, which was good.

If the pasta was home made, this place could be a lot better.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Mike B, General Manager at Zefferelli's, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
Thanks for taking the time to review our restaurant. It is true that we do not make are own pasta here, but we do use a quality brand - Barilla, which we find to be a one of the best dry pastas available and in return gives us the ability to deliver a consist product daily.
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Fabulous meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

We stopped in at Zefferelli's around 5:30 on a Saturday night without reservations; the best they could do was a table around 7:30...but lucky us...as we were leaving, they got a cancellation. Bruschetta appetizer was very good, house wine was great, and the chicken parmesan was very tasty. The accompanying pasta didn't seem to have much flavor, however. We requested a bit of marinara sauce for it and that was delicious. Oh, and the tirimisu for dessert was wonderful, too. I agree with other reviewers that the ambience is a bit lacking; the tables in the small room are a bit too crowded together and it is quite noisy...but the food definitely makes up for it!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mike B, General Manager at Zefferelli's, responded to this review, June 20, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your review of your visit to Zefferelli's. I am glad that we were able to satisfy your appetite and crushed grape needs with our offerings.
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“At last - a reasonably priced bottle of wine.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

This restaurant is very noisy but some people seem to like the lively atmosphere. The food is generally quite good, not fine dining but usually very enjoyable.

They deserve kudos for having fairly inexpensive but drinkable wine available while most other restaurants in Vancouver routinely gouge on wine prices.

I watch their food prices with interest because they appear to be creeping up. I hope they don't price themselves out of the "good deal" category because I have been a long time customer and I would like that to continue.

Visited May 2013
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Mike B, General Manager at Zefferelli's, responded to this review, June 20, 2013
Thank you for your review. We do our best to keep the prices at a fair level. But I do agree, our wine guy has done a great job in finding wines of great value to offer at a reasonable price to our guests.
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“First Class Food & Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013 via mobile

I have today visited Zefferelli's for the second time in a week whilst in town for business, and am pleased to report the second visit was as good as the first. Excellent food supported by a pleasant atmosphere and attentive staff. A must if you are in Vancouver

Visited May 2013
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Mike B, General Manager at Zefferelli's, responded to this review, June 20, 2013
Thank you Alan. We look forward to seeing you next time you are in Vancouver.
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