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Don Francesco

850 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
+1 604-685-7770
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (35 reviews)
“tiramisu” (20 reviews)
“osso bucco” (14 reviews)
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Italian, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
850 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

April 30th was a special day for us as we had just been married and the restaurant was aware of it. When we arrived they placed us in a private corner and treated us very well. The recommendations that our waiter made were fantastic. They...More

Thank Peter G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is reasonable but nothing special . The service was of a similar standard to that which I was used to in China 30 years ago ,which is to say close to none . The waiter took great delight in informing us that our...More

Thank JRP-Bkk
Reviewed April 30, 2017

Food and service is excellent. Menu is pricey so, be aware. If you can afford it, go and you won't be disappointed. If you can find the Groupon, it's a great deal.

Thank Articulous
Reviewed April 26, 2017

Took my wife to a classy place, this one. As always, irrespective of time of day or night, the service is excellent from professional waiters. Food is superb, served a little too quickly at 6:30, but this is because they need a few sittings. Never...More

Thank Northvanbear
Reviewed April 9, 2017 via mobile

Sat down for a meal at the Bar this trip. Have been coming for years and even after the place changed hands. When I walked in the greeter was no where to be found. One young male stood at the host desk with his back...More

Thank Phillip P
Reviewed February 24, 2017

We went for dinner with friends last night. Hadn't been to Don Francesco's since the owner sold. The food was very good as was the service. The location and ambience is great. Many of the same staff have been here for years and years. We...More

Thank boneblast
Reviewed February 23, 2017

Restricted selection with Groupon. Appetizers - the escargots and mussels were very good; the lobster, crab and avocado salad was mediocre as the tastes of the ingredients were not brought together. Entrees - ossobuco was good, so as the spaghetti seafood puttanesca; seafood linguini was...More

Thank Luther N
Reviewed February 13, 2017

We chose this restaurant because it was near where we were staying and we were able to use a Groupon voucher. The food was outstanding, but considering the amount you pay, it should be. What made it such a great evening was great food and...More

1  Thank greenspratley
Reviewed February 13, 2017

maybe the worst italian fine dinning restaurant in vancouver --overcooked noodles ....and meat...bad food...good service ....

Thank misterbix
Reviewed February 5, 2017 via mobile

We haven't been to this place for years, but it was a favorite of ours once upon a time. I can no longer use the word favorite to describe this location. The food was not up to par with our past expectations......in fact the meal...More

West End
A hodgepodge of landscapes, the West End combines
verdant gardens and blocky modern architecture, with
Victorian bits and Edwardian bobs in between. It is a
paradise for takeout food, take-away coffee, and
perhaps incongruously, some of Vancouver's most
languid lines of beachfront. English Bay and Sunset
Beach invite swimmers, strollers, and picnic-lovers to
take in dusk settling over the water, or to jog along
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Vicky B
How much is an average dInner for two here ?
July 22, 2016|
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Response from edwardtheirish | Reviewed this property |
For a dinner for two and no drinks you could be $50 and up, we also have a 4 page menu for you have a lotto choose from. Note this is a five-star restaurant you will not be disappointed.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$51 - $51
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:15 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:15 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:15 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:15 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:15 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:15 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 850 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Public Transportation: Bus stops on Burrard and Smithe Streets; Robson bus stop at Burrard; Skytrain - Burrard Station; Canada Line - City Center
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > West End
  • Neighborhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +1 604-685-7770
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The enduring fine-dining restaurant in the heart of downtown Vancouver - the dining room to the stars - serving traditional Italian cuisine with a French twist and an extensive wild game menu.
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