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Don Francesco

#121 of 2,852 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Granville Street
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850 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Smithe)
604-685-7770
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11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:15 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:15 pm
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Camberley, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you want that extra special meal this is the place in Vancouver we ate here on 15th Sept the service was excellent food was superb and wine list extensive - not cheap but well worth the money we all enjoyed it.

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Langley City, Canada
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110 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

These were our exact words as we walked out - Why has it been a whole year since we have been back to Don Francesco's? Things haven't changed, in so far as what matters to us. The room is subdued, with rich tones and nice ambience, and each time we have walked in we have breathed a sigh of relief... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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278 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice well regarded restaurant. Nicely decorated with very informative, attentive and friendly staff. I wouldn't say the menu was that extensive but I am sure most people would find something they liked on the menu. With a good wine selection as well this restaurant is well worth a visit when you are in town.

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Chesterfield, Missouri
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71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us were back from a day on a boat and stumbled upon this restaurant and decided to give it a try. Glad we did! The food was very good, the staff was attentive and pleasant, and the place was quite nice. Recommended: seafood linguine, lasagna, spaghetti and meatballs, and squash-stuffed pasta (although it was too heavy on the... More 

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North Vancouver, Canada
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful evening dinner. We were greeted and seated by the manager who was very friendly. The meal was outstanding, as was the service provided by our waiter Carlos. From our appetizers to our entrees and our desserts, everything was super memorable and delicious. Kudos to Francescos!!!!!

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Thank Scott M
Bonita Springs, Florida
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142 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was nice, but nothing special. We have a chef friend who says veal should be cut with a fork, not a knife; my husband needed the knife. My lasagna was good. It's in a good location, but I wouldn't put it on my must-do list.

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Arlon
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206 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We passed it many times and decided to try it. The menu has just the right amount of variety and all seems mouthwatering good. The food did not disappoint , the service was just ok, nothing special but the atmosphere of the place is appealing. It has a nice bar and the cold starters and desserts are made in an... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

Last night of our holiday so we thought that we would treat ourselves. However the hype did not match the reality. Eating out is meant to be a social occasion, but when you arrive at 8pm and by 8.25 have been presented with your drinks and then 2 courses ,in which part of the starters were missed out,it just feels... More 

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Thank Phil C
North Vancouver, Canada
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

The food was excellent! True Italian meal! The portions are huge but worth every bite! If you are looking for a good true Italian meal with a beautiful setting, this is the place to go! Will be back!

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New South Wales, Australia
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69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Beautiful restaurant, staff friendly and helpful. Food and wine really good, service great. Went back the next night we liked it so much. Would recommend to everyone. Thank you!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$51 - $51
Cuisine
Italian, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 850 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    (Smithe)
  • 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>  > Granville Street
  • Neighborhood: Granville Street
  • Phone Number: 604-685-7770
Description
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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Staying in Granville Street

Neighborhood Profile
Granville Street
Granville Street spans many, multiple city blocks and has become so fastidiously known for its nightclubs and watering holes that it's fondly nicknamed the city's 'Entertainment District.' Friday and Saturday nights are the most popular and lively, with young revelers taking to the streets in droves and keeping the party going until late. Granville Street, being mostly open to pedestrian-only traffic, has a healthy social life along its main thoroughfares, even outside of its cafes and pubs, spilling onto the sidewalks. The locals are chatty, the shops at its expansive Pacific Centre Mall are trendy, and the whole area seems to be on a sugar rush: in a good way. Exuberance and camaraderie classify this neighbourhood.