Minerva's

4.5
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27 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Mediterranean
Minerva’s restaurant has been a landmark in the Kerrisdale community since 1975. We continue to be a family owned and operated restaurant known for our hand pressed pizzas, charbroiled steaks, hearty pastas, and traditional Greek dishes. Join us to experience our commitment to quality home-made food in our cozy dining room, or place an order for pickup or free delivery.
What 27 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.5
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipArnieC
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, excellent service and good value! We will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
25 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Great location, nice ambiance. Food was ok. Greek salad was not "fresh" super mushy tomatoes. Souvlaki was good, but came with one small slice of potatoe. Nice vibe though, and may come back again as its in the neighborhood.

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vipDCDiner
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Good neighbourhood restaurant. Very busy and doing a great business with takeout orders. But I was seated within 5 minutes of arriving for my reserved time. The wait staff were busy but did came by within a reasonable time. The food arrived quickly and was tasty. Nothing fancy but good comfort food. The portions were generous.

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JW87
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

From the get-go this was not the best experience. We arrived 10 minutes early for our reservation, which we booked through open-table. At first, they could not find our reservation, but once they did, we were told our table would be ready in « a moment . » I understood that to mean that we would be seated shortly. I witnessed 3 empty tables, all in separate locations, which were fully set. Those tables remained unoccupied for about 40 minutes. When I asked why we had not been seated yet, I received a snappy response, that it was a busy day and that everyone was waiting an additional 30-40 minutes. Interestingly, guests without reservations were being told that the wait was « around 20 minutes. »

After my query, I was quickly seated. A couple who had arrived about 5 minutes after us, with no reservation, were seated at the same time. By the way, those 3 tables, were still unoccupied as we walked passed them.

We were seated at a table that was not yet set. There were napkins and knives, but no glasses, no forks, spoons, menus...

We ordered Calamari, chicken souvlaki, and beef souvlaki.

The Calamari was brought to our table Shockley fast. It was not particularly tasty on its own, but it was served with a very flavorful tzatziki sauce. The sauce was overwhelmingly garlic-y.

Next came out main platters, which were rice, Greek salad, and a seasoned potato, with our choice of meat.

Rice was good, perfectly flavored, perfectly cooked.

Salad was good, tasty, and fresh, although the red onion could have been toned down a bit.

Chicken was AWFUL. I actually had to wait until our server came by, so that I could get some water to swallow the chicken. It tasted flavorless and had no moistness to it. I definitely would not order the chicken again.

The beef, was a little more tender? But ultimately lacked any flavor.

For dessert we tried their Tiramisu, which was good. In fact, it was the best part of the meal.

Final bill: $130, for that price I expect much better :(

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MarshaS
London
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Very good meal.. a little pricey for what it id

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KarenV
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

The overall feel of the restaurant is friendly and relaxed. The sablefish was amazing - dessert too. I would definitely go back

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PhilR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Our souvlakis were delicious and theurroundings were pleasant.
We always enjoy this restaurant

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Pedro
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience2

Reserved on this site a table for 2 away from Foot traffic, bar and restrooms. Guess where they put us? Right where we asked not to be!!! So much for reserving! We ordered double order of prawns and extra Greek salad souvlaki with spaghetti and meatballs. The salad came warmer than the other food! Then 2/3 thru this below palatable meal, the owner asked us if everything was ok only to park His Butt in my wife’s space so he could chat with friends on the other side if the pony wall! Disgusting flatulence and a poor meal do not warrant a favourable review in this run down poor excuse for a restaurant. Way overpriced for sub-mediocre food and service. Won’t be going there again!!!

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LaurelS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great family restaurant with exceptional food, generous portions and a warm reception. One of our favorite places to go when we’re in Vancouver. It’s tucked into a neighbourhood, away from the big city entertainment areas, has an original feel and is obviously popular with the local people. A great place to unwind with friendly staff. I always leave feeling like it was time (and money) well spent!

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KenR
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a favourite neighbourhood dining experience. Great food. Wonderful staff.

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MarkG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great food in a long time Vancouver restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Wanted quick meal with good food and service. Accomplished

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Nexalist
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Our guests and us had a mixed dinner experience. We were early diners, service was very good, noise at the start with light to moderate. The restaurant was packed with diners waiting at the front door, and noisier by the time we left. The food was also mixed - the greek salads were very good, the greens salad with so-so but the blue cheese dressing was right out of the kraft bottle and poor. We also had the wild mushroom appetizer and would not recommend them to anyone - bit of an off taste and way to much garlic, I was tasting them for hours afterward. Entrees were all very good (lamb shank, lamb chops, fish pasta and baby back ribs).

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Anthony
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food with all the sauces and dressings made from scratch ... Great place and it was a nice evening

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TinaS
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Had a great time, welcoming service and very good food. Their bar next door is to recommend as well for happy hour:)

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SylviaC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The meal was excellent and so was the service. However, even though I confirmed the reservation I made with you online, the restaurant did not have it. This was an inconvenience for both my party and the restaurant. I will not use your reservation service again.

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Caterina
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We all had the chicken souvlaki, very generous portions, and the food arrived hot and fresh!
So full, no room for dessert!
Our waiter was very warm and friendly, gave us lots of time to make our choices.
One person had a mustard allergy, and it was not a problem to accommodate.
Five stars

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RickB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great overall. Service, food and ambiance was very good. Will be back.

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SandyM
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly and attentive staff and owner. A great family-run restaurant with plenty of excellent dishes to choose from. We had their customary yummy Thanksgiving turkey dinner with all the fixings, and will return next year for the same. I have been going to Minerva's for a good many years, and it is my all-time favourite restaurant!

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JackieA
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was outstanding, delicious I would highly recommend this place to everyone.

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CarolF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A great meal with very, very good service. From the moment we walked in we were treated fabulously.

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SueM
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful evening -- many thanks to all! As usual, the food and service were first class.

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Spoey
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great family vibe and excellent pizza!! A neighbourhood gem

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ReesaD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Noise level very high. Food good but not wonderful. Good size portions. Service good.

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BenjaminW
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food, great service. Really nice evening with my wife.

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abkbb
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Minerva's has been in Kerrisdale for many years and always provides a great casual dining experience with a good menu and service. The "neighbourhood" atmosphere was really nice. The quality of the food was outstanding, although what was offered as sockeye salmon was actually pink salmon. Despite that, the caper sauce and pasta were very tasty. The wine list was varied and it was nice to have Barre 41 next door for a pre-dinner drink or light meal. I have been there many times and will keep going back!

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EarlL
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were welcomed like we were family and the service was extraordinary

FAQs

Minerva's does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Minerva's also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 263-1774.

Minerva's is rated 4.5 stars by 27 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.