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Arriva Ristorante

#310 of 2,843 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Commercial Drive
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1537 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 3Y1, Canada (Graveley)
(604) 251-1177
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We travel to this location every now and then when we are looking for great local Italian food. The pasta is fresh, and the service is fast. I've never left this place unsatisfied. It's a wonderful choice for all ages and consistent with the quality of the prepared food.

Richmond, Virginia
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed the food here. I had salmon with roasted veggies. Staff were attentive but I felt slightly rushed. I was dining alone and I think they were less comfortable with this.

Thank Tallula8893
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the first time I had been to this restaurant. We had a party of ten and the service was great and very accommodating. The food was excellent and they were large helpings. Highly recommend.

Thank jaffer9
Chicago, Illinois
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128 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We showed up on quite a busy Friday night without a reservation and were assured we could get a table within a few minutes, which we did. They were quite accommodating. Service was excellent and my pasta primavera was superb!

Thank bonnie c
Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

I ehave eatened at this restaurant far too many times to count and I will continue to do so. I enjoyed their luncheon and dinner menus. Order what you want, it makes no difference, all their dishes are great.

Thank 66Tony1956
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Recent visit to Arriva confirmed my opinion that the food is mediocre, service barely ok and prices way to high for the quality on offer. The menu is large but absolutely boring. It would be ok if the classics were done to perfection but they're not well executed. Much better value can be found for the price...

Thank Marianbeth
Vancouver, Canada
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103 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Arriva mixes classy and casual to create a relaxed and intimate atmosphere without feeling rushed. There are plenty of menu options, all very reasonably priced. Most of our group had pasta, but the meat and fish dishes were very tempting! Service was friendly, our food arrived quickly, and everything was great. We will likely be celebrating the July birthdays there... More 

Thank Marcia M
bloomington, MN
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Came here because it was highly recommended by our daughter who lives nearby. We got there early for dinner, and it was very quiet (nice change of pace for the Drive!), but we were told it is usually crowded later in the evening and reservations are recommended. We split an order of salmon penne. I love salmon but never thought... More 

Thank randybloomington_MN
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Family and friend enjoyed the best evening at the most wonderful Italian restaurant in Vancouver BC...Arriva on Commercial Drive. The service was impeccable....the wine selection excellent and very affordable. The food was perfect. Gnocchi with pesto, rigatoni with meat sauce and veal piccata....flawless. Note...pastas and gnocchi are homemade. Our appetizer choices were Caprese with Bufula mozzarella and grilled calamari...I am... More 

Thank RitaFan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

This quaint little "home feeling" restaurant has amazing food, great atmosphere and fantastic wine list at VERY reasonable prices!! A must eat for anyone who loves Italian! And it's not to dressy just a great place to eat!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1537 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 3Y1, Canada
  • Public Transportation: Multiple Bus stops along commercial. Closest is near Graveley.
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Commercial Drive
  • Neighborhood: Commercial Drive
  • Phone Number: (604) 251-1177

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Commercial Drive

Neighborhood Profile
Commercial Drive
Commercial Drive, also called "The Drive," comprises of twelve sauntering blocks of modest and unfussy counter-culture. Straddling the line between sophisticated and unadorned, it is favoured by students, artists, writers, designers, and start-ups, and suffused throughout with a healthy off-beat counter-culture. The kind of neighbourhood which well-springs thought-revolutions and has the odd bit of self-aware graffiti, Commercial Drive has resisted gentrification in favor of continuing to build a thriving den of affordable multiculturalism. Once known as Vancouver's "Little Italy," it has also been the immigration point for Guatemalans, Hondurans, and Portuguese to the city. The resulting hodgepodge makes for poetry readings in espresso cafes, social debates in early-open bakeries, and eco-activism posters pinned up in the many multi-ethnic markets in the area. Commercial Drive is where you go to feel like a local, and if you have them, bring the kids – The Drive has a number of bookshops, toy stores, and attractions to get them involved too.