Italian Kitchen - Vancouver

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Old world charm with a new world vibe. Italian Kitchen is a restaurant that specializes in fresh simple ingredients & daily hand made pasta- creating the ultimate in creative and classic Italian cuisine. The wine list has an admirable range of new world gems and the most awarded Italian labels; including back vintages, verticals and large formats.There is no better way to cement a friendship or conclude a day then by having great food & wine combined with amazing service. Join us for lunch, happy hour, dinner and brunch on weekends.
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined 6 hours ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

My wife and I love this place! The food was really nice. The staffs were so kind and welcoming. The only downside I could see was that it was a bit noisy since there were a lot of people talking. It was understandable though. We are definitely looking forward to our next visit!

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was great. Truffle meat ball Pasta is a must to try.

DG
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

Was Excited To Eat Here Again, I Believe Our Server Had Better Things To Be Doing That Day And The Food Was No Where Near What I Remember It Bring, Hopefully Better Luck Next Time

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My friend and I had an excellent time. She has been previously and wanted me to experience the restaurant. The food was excellent and serving portion was large. Service was very good and our server checked on us at appropriate times during the meal!

J
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely place for a lunch date with family or friends. The service is excellent as always.

OT
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service and food

AL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Underwhelming, disappointing dining experience.
Service standards poor. Food just ok. Our waitress was stressed & inattentive to us. A special occasion turned horribly wrong which put a damper on our evening.. I wouldn’t recommend and with so many other fabulous restaurants in Vancouver... I doubt I’ll return.

OT
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Casual outing with wifey good food nice restaurant

PM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food & service was excellent. Prices were very reasonable. Overall excellent experience. Both my guests & I enjoyed the experience.

S
Berkshire
52 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Enjoyable and tasty food. A bit expensive but probably in line with Downtown Vancouver prices.

Service is too pushy, give you customers a bit more breathing space and don’t put the bill/check on the table just because they declined a dessert.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

The antipasto platter was amazing! It was greater than the main dish (pasta platter). I was expecting a lot from truffle spaghetti, the meatballs were dry, the seafood spaghetti was not a surprise, and the mushroom gnocchi was the best one within the 3 pastas

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

They were really aggressive in trying to get us out of the restaurant after our meal was done. Essentially brought the bill and also brought the cc processing machine and kept hovering around the table awaiting payment. Never had that type of an experience in any other local restaurants

m
Vancouver
25 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

This was my first time to Italian Kitchen's new location on Burrard Street, it was super busy! Their Fixe Price Menu for $45.00 was very good value, the mozzarella tasting was so delicious. And our server was the best, she was so personable and energetic, she made the night special.

OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I came here with my teenaged son. The plus: I loved the antipasto plate we ordered, and the entrees were good, although not as good as the appetizer. My drinks were also nice. Our server was excellent, and the manager was solicitous. My one critique was that they put us in the back of the restaurant when it was not yet particularly full, with families that had babies and small children; a teenager isn’t in the same category.

JT
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The service was excellent and the food was very good.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Food took too long to come. No Heineken as a choice for a beer. (#1 import beer in the world).

E
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was just perfect. She celebrated national boyfriend day for me lol

a
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great place for foodies who love Italian. A little loud though, not good for intimate conversation

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was terrific and our server was excellent. There was a bit of a delay between our main meal and dessert but it was worth the wait. Thanks!

HL
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Always love the Italian Kitchen! Consistently great food.

Italian Kitchen - Vancouver
Responded on October 5, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your meal with us! We do hope to have you join us again soon!

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DP
Orlando
37 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Had duck. Breast was tough and dry. Vegetables were not el dante there raw. The leg was very moist. Servers were exceptionally nice and friendly. All seemed very trained very well. I saw one man scoop his glass in the ice so I asked who that was. It was one of the owners. If has that low a regard for my safety that I can see what else is he doing? I will not be back.

L
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Had the seafood salad twice before and it was excellent the first time, very good the second time, and at this visit, it was disappointing. The prawns and scallops were not cooked to order. It tasted like they were cooked hours ago and left in a heater til ready to use. For the price paid, would have expected the seafood to be cooked to order.

Italian Kitchen - Vancouver
Responded on October 5, 2019

Luvtoeat- Thank you for your continued patronage and for taking the time to leave us feedback. We are disappointed and apologize that you did not enjoy your seafood salad this time around. We have forwarded your candid comments to our culinary team so that preparations can be reviewed.

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PF
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time at this restaurant recommended by a friend.
Very good restaurant, the service was very good, the food was very good and the dessert was excellent. We wait 20 minutes for dessert but it;s worth it.

JN
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere! Service was excellent.

BC
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Too much red meat in choices, created a very limited menu for myself.

CM
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Calamari,Veal, gnocchi & Seafood pasta outstanding!! Bar service excellent! Value for food was excellent!
The noise level was major problem for caring on conversation!

SM
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and the service is great. Really nice staff, they always seemed to come to us in a break in the conversations and we never felt interrupted. It is busy and has a good atmosphere but you don't need to raise your voice to have a romantic meal.

Italian Kitchen - Vancouver
Responded on October 5, 2019

StephenM - Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are very happy to hear your enjoyed your food and service! We do hope to have you join us again soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Bad service. Server had no manners. Not very helpful. Cleaned a spot off of the plate and with his finger. Parking validation didn’t work!

Italian Kitchen - Vancouver
Responded on October 5, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. At Italian Kitchen we are known for having a great food, service and atmosphere. Clearly we failed to meet your expectations and ours as well and for that we are truly sorry. Please if you have a moment to spare email kramirez@theitaliankitchen.ca a provide more detailed feedback, it would be greatly appreciated.

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PM
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always Italian Kitchen did not fail to exceed expectation. This was my guest's first visit to The Italian Kitchen and she just loved it. Thank you for a great experience.

DC
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent staff and very good food

DM
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Average every thing.....!
I sat at the bar,the bar,it was chaotic.
Given the choice in Vancouver I would put this restaurant fairly low on the must go list....

A
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

I made reservations well in advance, but the front receptionist had me sit at the bar with my date. We had to wait almost 15 minutes for our table. Our waiter was interesting, he seemed a bit overwhelmed and confused with the menu. Was not the best experience

OT
London
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Baby screaming

L
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

Food was ok— service was just adequate. Tiramisu tasted slightly of lemon?! Nah!

RT
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

The food was passable, but then again, I have eaten in a lot of restaurants with less "flair" with better food. I will not return, nor would I recommend The Italian Kitchen. My concern lies elsewhere. I fully understand that each and every table in a restaurant in a similar location commands a high dollar value so it is in the restaurant's "bottom line" interests to cram as many tables into its space as possible. It certainly isn't in the interests of the customer. I took my wife for an intimate dinner but sadly, I had to share that intimacy with the table next to us. When the server has trouble maneuvering between tables because of space, it is then that I realize I should have picked a different restaurant. My partner and I may have lost the ambiance but we would have made up for it in intimacy. Sorry Italian Kitchen, you certainly didn't knock it out of the park of us. We won't be returning, and it is very unlikely I would ever recommend the Italian Kitchen to friends.

CD
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Heard about Italian Kitchen from a friend. The visit, experience, food was all excellent. Would not hesitate recommending Italian Kitchen to friends and family.

Italian Kitchen - Vancouver
Responded on September 29, 2019

CharlieD- Thank you for dining with us at Italian Kitchen. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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M
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Classy place that still places your napkin, provides bread and oil, changes cutlery to match your food, decant your wine and prepares food with sauces.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Good experience overall, waited a fair while for service but was very good once received, food was very good and very quick once ordered

KW
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Meatballs and halibut were really dry. Prosciutto appetizer was delicious and service was great

KH
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service

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