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Arriva Ristorante, Vancouver, BC
Arriva Ristorante, Vancouver, BC
Arriva Ristorante, Vancouver, BC
Arriva Ristorante, Vancouver, BC
Arriva Ristorante, Vancouver, BC

Arriva Ristorante

4.7
4.7
392 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Italian
“The Drive” has evolved into an eclectic mix of new and old lifestyles while retaining its flavor as the “Little Italy” district of Greater Vancouver. After 34 years in business Arriva has become a Landmark on Commercial Drive and continues to satisfy palates from all over the world. Owner Paolo Frau provides a relaxed, homey atmosphere, where customers can enjoy sumptuous, authentic Italian cuisine. Using the freshest ingredients and traddtional Italian cooking all dishes are prepared fresh daily on the premises including the Gnocchi, sausages, pancetta, sauces, bread and desserts. Arriva goes that extra mile for those customers with special dietary needs and offers whole wheat pasta, a wide selection of vegetarian pasta dishes and gluten free choices. Arriva offers a extensive selection of Italian and International wines to complement every meal making Arriva the restaurant of choice for those seeking a traditional Italian environment with great food and outstanding service!

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (604) 251-1177
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Private party facilities
    Let the Arriva staff professionally manage your special event whether it be a birthday, anniversary, retirement party, reunion or corporate function. Arriva has a private function room that will accommodate groups of up to 25 persons. The restaurant is configured in such a way that large open areas can also be reserved for groups exceeding 25 persons. Please contact us for details.
  • Private party contact
    Paolo Frau: (604) 251-1177
  • Neighbourhood
    Commercial Drive
  • Cross Street
    Graveley
  • Parking Details
    We have limited parking available on the property. Contact the restaurant for parking directions. Street pay parking also available. Underground paid parking also available within 1/2 a block at Mercato Mall.
  • Public Transit
    Multiple Bus stops along commercial. Closest is near Graveley.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 392 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Best Value

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Good for groups

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Healthy

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Great for fine wines

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Romantic

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Good for special occasions

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Vancouver

    Best Value

  • Vancouver

    Good for groups

  • Vancouver

    Healthy

  • Vancouver

    Great for fine wines

  • Vancouver

    Romantic

  • Vancouver

    Good for special occasions

  • Vancouver

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Vancouver

    Italian

392 Reviews
  1. BrianK

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went there on a quiet Sunday night. It was St Patrick’s Day. Food was decent, service was very friendly. Prices reasonable relative to other local restaurants. Carbonara could use guanciale instead of bacon. Otherwise no complaints.

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  2. Susanne

    Vancouver

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food , my 8 year old had a half portion Excellent Service

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  3. Cailieghm

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great service and the pasta you can tell is homemade with lots of love! Our go to for any corporate lunch on commercial! Thanks again !

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  4. rdl1984

    Vancouver

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time here tonight. Food is traditional Italian but flavorful, fresh, and cooked well. Service was great.

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  5. angelo

    Vancouver

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Great restaurant and highly recommend.

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  6. Beary

    Vancouver

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff were so nice and funny. It was for a birthday and they made it special. Food was very good. Large portions.

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  7. LoriB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We waited over an hour for our meal, were not told at the beginning that certain items were not available, and the gnocchi my mother in law ordered was actually pasta. Unfortunately disappointing.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely dinner on Dec 23. The staff were gracious and attentive and more than willing to snap some family Christmas photos.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Although we stood inside the door way awhile, waiting for anyone to acknowledge us, our servers were tops and the meals were very nicely prepared. And although the lasagna dish was delicious, it caused some gastro-distress a few hours later. Hoping the next service of lasagna will be better.

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  10. WendyK

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great traditional Italian food - excellent service and good timing on delivery to the table. Our party of 6 all enjoyed our meals and drinks.

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FAQs

Arriva Ristorante is rated 4.7 stars by 392 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Google Map for Arriva Ristorante

1537 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC V5L3Y1

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Graveley
  • Neighbourhood
    Commercial Drive
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    We have limited parking available on the property. Contact the restaurant for parking directions. Street pay parking also available. Underground paid parking also available within 1/2 a block at Mercato Mall.
  • Public Transit
    Multiple Bus stops along commercial. Closest is near Graveley.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (604) 251-1177
  • Private party facilities
    Let the Arriva staff professionally manage your special event whether it be a birthday, anniversary, retirement party, reunion or corporate function. Arriva has a private function room that will accommodate groups of up to 25 persons. The restaurant is configured in such a way that large open areas can also be reserved for groups exceeding 25 persons. Please contact us for details.
  • Private party contact
    Paolo Frau: (604) 251-1177
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