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Curious Cafe & Bar Norcino

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108 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Pizza Bar

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Great Beer
The Curious Café opened in November 2014 and is located in the heart of Kelowna's cultural district. Since then, The Curious has been serving both quality interpretations of classic dishes and daring new ventures into the uncharted territories of food.
The Curious interior, designed by proprietor Luigi Coccaro and designer Rhonda Lebedoff, reflects the hip sensibilities urban area's while also paying tribute to Kelowna's storied past. Adding to the mystique of the setting is the location's history, as it used to be a run-down tobacco shop, now transformed into a warm hang out.
The multi-room restaurant offers the choice to eat comfortably on the café side where one may watch the art of cooking as it occurs in the open-kitchen room or sit on the community table side where 16 beers flow from our rotating taps.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 108 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.4
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food! Great service!

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Cait
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely loved sitting out on the patio! Great brunch - really enjoyed everything we had.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was perfect!! Food was delicious , beers were good. Our server was really sweet and did a great job.

I will be back!

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KrystalC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food, super friendly staff. Highly recommend

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vipBritBoy
Miami
61 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super place and amazing pizzas - they haven’t stopped trying just because of Covid / patio is really cozy - bravo!!

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BarrWalk
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very good food. Our server, Jordyn was excellent. She went out of her way to find something on the menu that I could eat because of my garlic allergy.
The restaurant took appropriate steps keep customers safe from COVID-19.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food, great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Both ordered pizza and wine it was unreal and the bill was reasonable . Can’t wait to come back ! The patio is also a nice little touch.

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vipMichelleL
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing! The service was good. The atmosphere is great for both couples and families.

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vipMariefellinloveX4orsooooo
Vancouver
28 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved the patio! Awesome service and really delicious food!

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vipIvehadbetter
Hawaii
27 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, food was beyond expectations. Great local beers. Overall great experience. Would dine again for sure.

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ScottE
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The restaurant was so good, I highly recommend their pizza’s and Caesar Salad!!! The service was great as well!!!

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FoodieCV
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We had a table of 6 on the patio. Weather was perfect. Service was excellent and the food was very good. Some gluten free options but relatively limited for our celiac friend. Pizzas were great and the mac a cheese was amazing. Super rich. Highly recommend the lemon cheesecake. Light and lemony. Yum.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We chose to eat out back on their private patio. The food was great. We were able to relax and enjoy spending time with friends I hadn’t connected with in over 40 years 😲 - The service was great and we could hear each other talk which was so important.

We will return :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it super nice

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LindsayP
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the puppy friendly patio and friendly staff. Will definitely come back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
29 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great place with really fun menu. Patio out back was a gem to find.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Wasn’t what we were expecting. Little pricey for what we got.

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Sarahf
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Place for young people, not a family restaurant. Very limited menu. staff almost seemed knew, nothing above and beyond by the staff. Mac n cheese was good, fries were good but over priced. Pizza was good almost wished it had something more, felt like something. Was missing. We will not be back.

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Ainsley
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience5

The food was amazing.
The service was not very good. Took 40 mins to get our first glass of water.
Now, that being said. Our waitress was on her first day. But during a dinner “rush” being the only server, this in my opinion is managements fault on poor planning. The cooks had to start serving food to help her out while the bar tender didn’t do much to help and was a little dismissive when we asked about our waters or menus etc.
if they can fix the service glitch there food is TOTALLY worth it

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic place, all our food order was excellent quality, taste and presentation. Very friendly and efficient service. Highly recommend! We will be back :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome experience!

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Brittneymccormick
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Curious cafe has always been one of my favourite restaurants for breakfast lunch and dinner. I was happily surprised by the selection of non alcoholic drinks as I’m pregnant and was celebrating my 30th! Gin and tonics, Prosecco, pale ales and more all non alcocholic! Blew me away. So great guys! I will be coming back lots in my pregnancy and afterwards.

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DarrenP
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So happy to be able to eat out again. Our server was wonderful, very professional, joyful, and calm. Hand sanitizer readily available. Food was amazing. DJ was a terrific, energetic added touch; loved it!! Thanks so much. We will see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was busy and loud (ish) (not too loud) a great ambience for dining. (That how I know a place is good, if it's busy and lively)

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Saturday night before a Rockets game and they had a short beer list. Some of the beers noted on the list were out.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

First time to Curious Cafe. Very impressed with food, beer and ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Valentine day dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful pizza and wine.y allergies were completely accommodated.

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KevinS
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The restaurant was very inviting atmosphere with friendly greetings by the staff. The food was excellent and well presented. Recommend and will return.

JK
JenK
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

The feel of the place is nice but it was very loud And hard go hear with being at a community table.
I ordered the meat locker. It had a good selection of meat but from the description I was expecting other things. There were three tiny pieces of Brie and no pickles or anything else.

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vipLoriP
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Very nice wholesome and tasty food had a very noisy table beside us which was distracting, very terrific server. Would like to see some new items on the menu however just as a variety as I like to eat at this place

Curious Cafe & Bar Norcino
Responded on December 3, 2019

Hi Lori, We will be releasing a new menu in the new year with some changes, we will be keeping all the favourites however! Cheers, Luigi

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
25 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great pizza. I mean like really great pizza!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Made a last minute reservation for my husband, 3 yr old son, mother in law and I. We rolled in, were greeted with a smile and brought to our table which was set (less than 15 minutes since I had sent the reso request). Food came out fast and hot! It was great being able to see the pizzas being made (excellent distraction for the 3 yr old). We were in and out of there in 1 hr tops. Enjoyed appetizers, beer, wine, a mocktail, pizza and salads. Already looking forward to our next meal.

My one complaint is that the Caesar salad was semi deconstructed. And honestly. I’m just so over it. Just cut the lettuce and toss the salad please !! Dressing was excellent though.

Curious Cafe & Bar Norcino
Responded on November 10, 2019

Thank you for such kind words. We are thrilled you enjoyed everything. Next time you are in just let your server know and they will definitely cut and toss your caeser salad! Enjoy the rest of your long weekend.

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vipVern
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as always !! James was our server - always a pleasure - food was perfect

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BethC
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We loved the think crust pizza with walnut pesto! Great little restaurant. I would recommend and plan to go again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great pizza, great local beer and nice atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Food was ok. Took a bit of time to get and the waitresses were often hard to flag down. Ordered three eggs Benny and on all of them we ordered medium eggs and got one soft and one extra hard (as in hard boiled egg). And the portions were a little small (I usually get larger portions in hipster restaurants in Vancouver). Also: why does the basic Benny have no protein in it?? (Tomato relish, poached egg and hollandaise sauce only).

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Socialfoodie
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Wonderful place, service was great, very friendly and the food was tasty!

SM
vipStevenM
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good pizza, decent place with a good selection of beer

FAQs

Curious Cafe & Bar Norcino offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (778) 484-0490.

Curious Cafe & Bar Norcino is rated 4.5 stars by 108 OpenTable diners.

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