Cioppino's Mediterranean Grill
Our dinner was spectacular - the food, service and ambiance! Chef Pino is incredibly creative but even basics- if you call them that- are delicious as the ingredients are top quality. One of the best dining experiences we’ve had in a long time!
We had a great experience dining here. We were celebrating two special 13 year olds birthdays and they were invited into the kitchen to prepare their birthday desserts. It was a very special night. Thank you.
Celebrating a special occasion with a Sicilian wife and getting served by a waiter from Naples made the dinner particularly memorable. The food was excellent and the dessert was right on at the suggestion of the waiter. The delivery of a special birthday greeting pro bono by the restaurant added to the festiveness to the event. Well done on all accounts!
Best Italian meal we have ever had. The service was so on point and the food was absolutely delicious. I would highly recommend
A wonderful experience everything was first rate. It would be my Number One Italian /Med restaurant in Vancouver and rated very highly in all Canada. The food was exceptional Carpaccio truly amazing and I thoroughly enjoyed the Pappardelle. The service was attentive but thankfully not too overpowering polite and friendly. I have been here in the past and delighted to stay the same high standards are consistent. Our thanks to Pino and the entire staff.
Family trip to Vancouver.
Our server was incredibly charming and the chef comped us a piece of birthday cake that was an artistic masterpiece. Food was great too.
Always a great meal
7:15 arrival, entrees at 9:05. Management did not apologize but explained how busy they were. We will ease that problem in the future. Food was very good.
We came here for our anniversary and it was amazing! The food was delicious and you get a decent amount of food for the price. The waiters were very attentive and the food was spaced out well enough so we didn’t feel like we were being rushed.
We would definitely come back!!
Fabulous dinner, one of the best in years. The level of service was extraordinary. After being moved away from a group of men swearing & talking really loudly, we had a quiet table. Ahhh. On to the DOCG Prosecco, a splurge but a fantastic wine. Paired with prosciutto and white asparagus. Then veal rib chop-so yummy. My wife had beef ribs in Barolo, also great. We enjoyed a second bottle of sparkling, as we were taking a cab home. Tiramisu for desert was excellent.
The owner helped make this a memorable evening with his gracious attitude. Grazie!
High end dining at its finest. Every course was exquisite. Dinner service was flawless. My expectations were very high. Cioppino's reputation is well deserved and exceeded my expectations.
Food is absolutely phenomenal. Service attentive and executed with precision. My family of four was impressed with all the appetizers, main dishes and desserts that we ordered. We will be back soon.
The food was outstanding with a terrific job done by the chefs, especially with the seafood (lobster, prawns and sable fish), and the gnocchi with the tasty sauce. The waiter was very efficient but rather condescending and not very good at reciting and repeating the hugely long specials list. My biggest criticism is the prices. $125 tip for the waiter, which was not really earned and $20 for parma ham on a plate with nothing else and $19 for a Caprese salad. The dinner for the four of us was $900!! We did have cocktails and two bottles of wine ($100 each for the wine). Not an expense we will repeat any time soon because of the cost. I also did not like the decor for that price-sitting on hard wooden chairs at ordinary tables without even a comfortable banquette or intimate booths. The decor should more accurately reflect that cost of the dining experience and be more luxurious and stylish.
Starting from our server Marion to the chef who wrote "Happy Birthday" on the complimentary dessert to the owner Pino and his brother, they are all friendly, approachable and treats their customers/patrons like family. This is not easy to achieve; well done!!
Our reservation was for 5pm and we ended up being the only guests in the restaurant for the first 45 minutes. It was amazing! The service was great and the food delicious. Such an amazing experience. We felt like the restaurant was ours for that short while. I highly recommend the foie gras appetizer, pappardelle with veal cheek and the lobster heaven. And please do yourself the favor of saving room for the lava cake at the end. The chef makes his own chocolate. What?! Worth it. We will definitely be back!
As usual we had a great time. The service was outstanding and they remembered us from the last time we came & also our preferences and needs. We loved the food and the wine.
We were here from Washington, DC for a work meeting. This was a recommendation from someone who lives in Vancouver. The dishes were delicious!
i dine out often and must say that Cioppino's is overall in top 3 restaurants in Vancouver.
Most certainly the best service in the city.
The food was absolutely wonderful! The only complaint that I would have is that our server could not recommend us any wines to go with our meal which I found disappointing since this restaurant values wine so highly.
Went here for my girlfriend’s 25th Birthday and it was amazing. The service was outstanding and the food was so good. Our waiter did not let our glasses of water go empty the entire night we were there, same with the bread. I will definitely come back again and gladly recommend this place to family and friends!
They also offered an extensive specials menu which we had pork that the chef spent 2.5 days making. It was the most delicious piece of pork I have ever had! I don’t normally take photos of my food but I took a picture of the pork :) The pasta dishes were all delicious and the staff were very knowledgeable with their menu. The chef also came out and spoke to the customers which was really nice. I would definitely go back and recommend the restaurant to my friends and family.
I’ve been wanting to check out Cioppino’s forever and finally got the chance last night. We sat on the Enoteca side, which I actually found to be cozier and quieter so really enjoyed it. It was hard to choose from the menu because everything sounded delicious! Eventually I tried the smoked salmon appetizer (a special) and the spaghetti alla vongole. The salmon was cold smoked wonderfully and came with a variety of delicious sauces. The spaghetti was al dente—by the last few bites it felt a bit rich but the flavour was exactly what I’d expected. Two others at my table had the fettuccine bolognese and it was absolutely perfect. For dessert, we shared the milk chocolate panna cotta and the lemon tart—almost licked the plate clean on both! The only place I’ve had a lemon tart even close to as good has been at Lupo where they do a bit a of a brûlée on top. Our server was also great: knowledgeable about all the food, gave us recommendations and joked with us all night. Overall, would definitely recommend Cioppino’s and can’t wait to go back for more!
A truly world-class restaurant. It would be a gem in any of the great cities in Europe.
As always, impeccably fresh ingredients and preparation. Every time we visit is an event for us.
Our server Jesse was terrific and the meal was delicious , definitely will be back to try other dishes.
Cioppino’s is one of my favourite restaurants in Vancouver. The excellent food, service and ambience all come together beautifully and make for a memorable night out!
Awesome experience, terrific and thoughtful classics
Everything was delicious, everyone was friendly, food and service was excellent all round
Worst table in the place. Right at the back next to the bathrooms. This was our business team Christmas dinner. I had noted this on the reservation. Really frustrating part was that half the tables in the restaurant sat empty the entire time we were there. Too expensive of an evening to be beside the toilets.
Dinner was great, service from Paulo amazing and made our night even more enjoyable.
For table for two try and get a location off the main corridor.
We had an amazing experience!!!!! Food was perfect, service just outstanding! Defenely coming back and very recommend.
This is my 3rd time visiting Cioppino's and once again was not disappointed. I had recommended to friends that we visit while in Vancouver, and they were impressed with the food, service and atmosphere.
My wife had duck it was superb, I had a very rich osso buco with risotto, I commented that I thought the risotto was not as rich and creamy as expected, rather then ignore my comment the chef explained he did that on purpose because it would conflict with the rich sauce on the osso buco, he then made both my wife and I a creamy risotto! Very impressive, someone who really cares about his food!
The food was delicious! The service was outstanding! We absolutely loved our experience
Wonderful service, amazing wine list, can't miss. Recommended
For a restaurant that was rated 33 in the top 50 in Canada, we were disappointed. There were some highlights, a lovely porcini and chestnut soup and a very good veal chop special. While the pasta in the lobster ravioli special was very tender, it was hard to recognize the flavour as lobster (more fishy than anything). The duck two ways was over-cooked to our liking. Nice ambiance and an extensive wine list. Service was attentive but not intrusive. Too bad for a much anticipated birthday dinner out.
I love coming to Cioppino's because of the family atmosphere. Its a place where you can enjoy the company of your friends and family and enjoy some amazing food. You're not limited to whispering or speaking softly as every table is enjoying and laughing loudly. The food itself is amazing. I highly recommend any of their tomato based sauces - they taste fresh and have lots of vibrant flavours. Their lobster bisque is also a favourite of mine.