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Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews pasta osso bucco panna cotta halibut robson street great italian food an italian restaurant large portions downtown vancouver specials
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Reviewed October 14, 2023

Another FABULOUS date night @ Zefferelli’s….superb food, generous portions, lively vibe, welcoming & fun conversation with Albert/ owner, great table service….can’t say enough….a truly enjoyable Friday the 13th evening….an absolute WINNER!!! Thank You! Kevin& Roberta

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed October 10, 2023 via mobile

The dinner was just ok. I was a bit disappointed as well as my friend. We were visiting as tourists. The pasta was over cooked and the side vegetables I ordered were undercooked

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed September 19, 2023 via mobile

Great Italian food in a popular local restaurant. Nice Italian wine list and good service. A really authentic feel - highly recommended. Best to book. Big portions!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed September 11, 2023

We were walking distance to this restaurant from our hotel. We looked at the reviews. We read the sign out front. But when going there, we though its location odd, up the stairs from the street so we were hoping,....!! This ended up being one...of the better places we had eaten in Vancouver. A surprise in every way. We had big bottles of wine that were really low priced as they may have almost been home made Italian!! Not sure but it felt comfortable and easy to drink. We all ordered something different and we all loved everything we ate. The price was a extremely good too which was a shocker as we feklt we ate a lot between us all. The waitress was really good. No one felt rushed to leave. Had a really good meal and time there. You must make reservations.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed September 5, 2023 via mobile

The restaurant is on the second floor, the view is on the bustling Robson Street, the restaurant is very spacious Delicious, pleasant, fresh vegetables and excellent service. Really big portions

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed August 21, 2023 via mobile

Dined here on a recent cruise stay over in Vancouver. We showed up with no reservation on a Monday night and found the place packed. We waited for a table at the cozy bar. Great salads to start, particularly the warm spinach salad with bacon....We sampled four different pasta dishes and all were top notch!! The penne with chicken, peas and cream sauce was voted the best. Table bread is also excellent. Service was flawless. Definitely thumbs up from our group.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 2, 2023

Great place for that home cooked taste we were looking for. There was a slight issue with one dish but things were corrected promptly. The place is lively, so perhaps not the location for that quiet romantic meal. A busy restaurant is a good sign...and an empty plate an even better one. Reservations are a good idea. We will definitely be back. Thanks for looking after us so well twice!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed July 5, 2023 via mobile

This is a real Italian experience! Food is amazing and I was very happy with my choice. The restaurant feels pretty Italian and reminded me some restaurants in Sardinia with real Italian food. 100% recomendable For Kids only ask for half Pasta portions and they...will be happy to accommodate.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed June 25, 2023

Generous servings of classic Italian food. City centre. Good value. Highly recommend. Gets busy so worth booking.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed June 24, 2023 via mobile

An all time favorite restaurant of mine for over 20 years. Delicious food, great staff, lively atmosphere. Our highlight tonight, bringing our kids back to my old pasta "spot" and they proactively saying "best place for spaghetti in the whole wide world" - (6 yrs...old) and "best place for spaghetti) - (8 yrs old). Our last visit was 2019 prior to moving away. Zefferelli's you guys will always be our go to Vancouver spot and we thank you for consistently being amazing each and every time. You always produce great food. Kudos to Sabrina, Pam and kitchen team.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed May 28, 2023 via mobile

We were looking for a place to have a good pasta dinner and ended up to Zefferelli's spaghetti joint. It's located in the first floor and not easy to spot from the street level. A narrow staircase leads to the restaurant, which is most charming...looking place with open windows to the street. We were met by a friendly and helpful waiter who arranged the last table without a reservation. The menu contains a good selection of pasta dishes as well as other entrees and appetizers. We ordered linguine vongole and penne Michelangelo and they were perfectly delicious. Pannacotta and espresso were the dot on the I to complete a perfect meal. Warm recommendation for Zaffarelli's.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed March 27, 2023 via mobile

We were looking for a place to have a diner at an Italian restaurant in the neighborood…fill with a lot of Asian restaurant… Our hotel direct us to this restaurant. I had tortellini in a creamy sauce with blue cheese. Tasty but salty. My wife...had a carbonara. A lot of pasta and no almost no sauce. Service is very good. We had a glass of wine that was very good. If you look for a romantic or a sweet place to relaxe…. Not the good choice. Very noisy Would not go backMore

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed March 14, 2023 via mobile

Me and my partner's first restaurant date was here 4 years ago and we go for dinner here to celebrate every year. Wine selection awesome, ravioli specials, but most importantly the Osso bucco. I look forward to many more years

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed March 6, 2023 via mobile

Honestly an “ Italian Restaurant” just a joke. My friend took a pasta plate with mushrooms/tomato/truffle/bacon 33$ a JOKE nothing fresh, big portion for no taste. I know Vancouver is expensive but I expected for this price something better than just that but it’s not...the worst part I was not really hungry, I ordered a dessert. A chocolate cake for 10.50$ And I received a tiny piece of chocolate cake ( None Home made ) just warm up, with a little bit of whipped cream, and a line of berry syrup. It’s totally overprice, and the food was not crazy. I don’t like the restaurant that laughing at me.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed September 15, 2022

We were recently strolling Robson St in downtown Vancouver looking for someplace to have dinner. My friend spotted this sign as she was curious as to many restaurants were located on upper level and commercial stores on street level. Don't let the name "spaghetti joint"...dissuade you as it initially did to me. The interior is classic Italian and instantly reminded me of the North End Italian section of Boston at home. It was busy and there is a limited number of tables but the owner, Alberto Lemmo, was working in addition to the hostess and seating patrons and welcoming us. This made us feel very much at home. He certainly led by example by helping out staff during busy dinner hour. The service was prompt, food excellent, and prices reasonable. Please give it a try if in the downtown Vancouver area. We were so thrilled we were gazing upwards and saw the sign.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Matt T
June 30, 2018|
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Response from alzeffs | Property representative |
Hi Matt, as stated by one of our TripAdvisor followers, we have a gluten free potato gnocchi that we can substitute for any of our pasta dishes ( there is a surcharge ) as well as entrees that can accommodate a gluten free... More
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Thanks for your question hopefully it worked with your table and you enjoyed it- sorry for not being able to help in this matter
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They do take reservations but you would need to contact them directly.
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ZEFFERELLI'S, Vancouver - Central - Restaurant Reviews, Photos & Phone Number - Tripadvisor

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Yes, Zefferelli's offers takeout services.

Zefferelli's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5