Curious Cafe & Bar Norcino

4.5
115 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Pizza Bar

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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
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 115 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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LindsayC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

Horrible vegan taco’s.

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TESS
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a Pleasure to enjoy some Live Music Once Again!
It was Joshua Songs that brought us in today!!
Thank You.

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KenS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great there. Food was tasty. Good value. Great Covid protocol. Enjoyable meal.

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vipGibber
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food, good service, good menu, good beer. Will be back

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CathyR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

Wasn’t impressed.

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vipLance
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The curious is a great spot that I regularly visit. In this visit, I had 5 business associates visit from out of town, and wanted to have a great meal with great ambiance. Curious never lets me down!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food! Great service!

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KyleB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience5

Second time coming, great atmosphere. Foods pretty good too and the draft selection. Entertained my Sales Team here, all was very good. However when asking server her background and what brought her to Kelowna as a friendly interaction, the server unfortunately told us she had Covid previously and had to recover before coming to Kelowna and she's been in town for 3 weeks. Good intentions, but probably not the best conversation piece, especially while handing over the credit card terminal.

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Cait
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
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
31 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.

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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
28 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great pizza. I mean like really great pizza!

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 115 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.