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Robba Da Matti

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner
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Do you remember your last vacation in Italy? You may have stepped off the tourist path and found a little hole-in-the-wall where only the locals ate and you were welcomed in like one of the family. It was probably one of the best meals you’ve ever had. You can relive that experience every time you come to Robba Da Matti. Haven't been to Italy yet? Robba Da Matti is the closest you'll get to Italy without a passport.
PRICE RANGE
$30 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Southern-Italian
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We made a reservation after reading the mostly positive reviews. Arrived at the restaurant on time on a Thursday at 6:15 pm. The hostess tried to seat us inside at a tiny two person table directly next to the open kitchen. It was ridiculously hot...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Ellen Y
Reviewed May 10, 2019 via mobile

Robba da Matti offer delicious traditional fare with a flair. The space is cozy — inside you can watch the open kitchen, or outside enjoy a nice spring evening on the patio. We had the farfalle (delicious meat sauce, pasta perfectly al dente) and the...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 4, 2019

Our first night in Vancouver walking around Yaletown, we were searching for a good dinner. Lucky for us, we came to Robba da Matti! This restaurant is small inside, and has a small outside dining area. The kitchen is open, so you can see the...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank FresnoTravelers
RobbadaMattiYVR, Owner at Robba Da Matti, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2019

Yes! What a lovely review. Thank you for the intimate detail you provided. We've actually just opened our 2nd location at 1906 Haro St. in the West End. It's twice the size and offers the same, hole-in-the-wall Italian dining experience as our Yaletown spot. Stop...More

Reviewed March 23, 2019 via mobile

This was our second visit to this restaurant in a year; as we were given a gift certificate to Robba di Matti and had not yet used the full value of the gift card. The meal and service was pleasant, however when we went to...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Kerrie112388
RobbadaMattiYVR, Owner at Robba Da Matti, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2019

Hi Kerrie, unfortunately after we rebranded in 2017 (at the time your gift certificate was issued, we were called Yaletown L'Antipasto) we changed credit card providers. The card in question was affected. Sadly, we had few gift card left in the system and has just...More

Reviewed February 3, 2019

As part of "Dine-out Vancouver", we chose Robba Da Matti to celebrate my Birthday. My Husband and I both enjoyed our meals. The portions were more than adequate, served nice and hot as well! We will certainly return, maybe try Lunch next time. Thanks for...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Gord B
RobbadaMattiYVR, Owner at Robba Da Matti, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2019

Hi Gord, we really appreciate this wonderful review. Dine Out is one of our favourite times of the year. We're ecstatic you took advantage of the exclusive menu we created specifically for the event. Feel free to stop by any time! :D

Reviewed October 28, 2018

Most seats outdoor terrace with heaters. Faces too warm feet to cold. Food adequate,not special although the ossobucco with saffron rice was excellent. Service adequate however they add an automatic 18% service charge for parties of 6 or more Might be terrific on a summer...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank informatics2018
RobbadaMattiYVR, Owner at Robba Da Matti, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2018

Hi Informatics2018, thanks for the review. You've provided some fantastic criticism, which we're sure to incorporate going forward. Thank you for taking the time to write this, we hope to see you again soon. Grazie!

Reviewed October 27, 2018

I've been here with some friends, the antipasti were overprice for few slices of prosciutto and a small burrata, but at least they were tasty, more bread will be appreciated. The wine is very overprice but you can survive without order it.. The pasta is...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank ilgabbiere
RobbadaMattiYVR, Owner at Robba Da Matti, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2018

Hi ilgabbiere, we really appreciate this great review! It was honest and clearly well thought-out. We'll celebrate the positives you noted and work hard to improve on the areas you underlined. Ciao!

Reviewed October 19, 2018

While the food was quite decent (authentic Italian), and the waiter (son) was adequate at first, the customer service from this family business was beyond horrible (from the daughter and family). They messed up our reservation so we had to squeeze into a small table...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank mg00033
RobbadaMattiYVR, Owner at Robba Da Matti, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2018

Hi mg00033, thank you for this review. We apologize for any negativity you experienced while dining at our restaurant. Your visit isn't a true reflection of the consistent quality service we provide our valued guests. Again, thank you for providing this review. We hope you...More

Reviewed October 10, 2018

Pasta is freshly made in the morning and served in the evening. Nothing beats fresh pasta in tomato sauce. The risotto is very good as well.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank mjbcmjbc
RobbadaMattiYVR, Owner at Robba Da Matti, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2018

Thank you for the wonderful review! We work so hard to provide an authentic, family-run Italian dining experience in the heart of Vancouver. Reviews like this let us know we're on the right track! Grazie!

Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

Situated in the popular Yaletown area of restaurants, this is a small but excellent restaurant. There is a good choice of food and portion size is generous. Service is efficient if not over friendly. Good value for money.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank deadlydunc
RobbadaMattiYVR, Owner at Robba Da Matti, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2018

Grazie, grazie! Thank you for the wonderful review. We do our very best to provide Vancouver's best date night spot. We hope to see you again for that next cheat day! Ciao!

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