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Pepino's Spaghetti House & La Tana

4.7
4.7
1486 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Italian

Pepino’s Spaghetti House, "The House that Spaghetti Built" is an homage to both the cuisine that developed in the Italian immigrant communities during the early part of the 20th century, and to the locale’s celebrated influence in Vancouver’s Little Italy. Serving classic 'Red Sauce' dishes from 5pm- 10pm daily. You can contact Pepino's at 602-254-5633 or info@pepinos.ca

Connected to Pepino’s is our sister restaurant, La Tana. An intimate affair, with a menu of pasta and small plates to share, an all-Italian wine list of much-loved and lesser-known varieties, and an essential collection of cocktails, grappa and amari to start, finish and make the most of the afternoon & evening. Reservations for lunch from 11 - 3 pm on weekdays, and 10-3pm on weekends. Dinner served daily from 5pm -10pm. Contact La Tana at 604-428-5462 or info@caffelatana.ca.

Please let me know if you are celebrating with us! We look forward to breaking bread with you! Saluti!






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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 58 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Wine Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–5:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (604) 254-5633

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Phil Scarfone

Experiences

  • La Tana Wine Bar Dinner Reservations

    Multiple dates available
    Dine In at La Tana Wine Bar. An intimate affair, with a menu of pasta and small plates to share, an all-Italian wine list of much-loved and lesser-known varieties, and an essential collection of cocktails, grappa and amari to start, finish and make the most of the evening.
  • La Tana Lunch Reservations

    Multiple dates available
    Dine In at La Tana Wine Bar. An intimate affair, with a menu of pasta and small plates to share, an all-Italian wine list of much-loved and lesser-known varieties, and an essential collection of cocktails, grappa and amari to start, finish and make the most of the afternoon.

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. ML

    MoniqueL

    Vancouver

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and the service is always outstanding. Good for sharing and portions were great
  2. DH

    DeborahH

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible, fun restaurant, classic Vancouver room with wood panelling and kitschy art, great service, pasta is delish.
  3. BD

    BbyDiner

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    We chose the DINE OUT VANCOUVER menu - but still paid quite a hefty amount for our dinner. Caesar salad was 'different' - large serving but ....; my husband had the mozzarella/marinara sauce - the cheese was very dry, sauce was tasty but neither were overly warm. I had the chicken piccata w/roasted brussel sprouts. The chicken piece was large and tender but 'brown butter' a bit too much; the sprouts - most of them - were way over-roasted - to the point of being burnt. The ones that weren't, were very tasty. The dessert, tiramisu, was good my husband said. I don't eat it. The bill was $80 for the dinners....wine & taxes & tip were extra. Ordering off the regular menu would be $117 - just food. Staff are very pleasant and eager to please. It is a very busy spot! Noise level is HIGH. I noticed the table cleaning process and wasn't overly impressed - a cloth kept at a counter near the back, along with a bottle of liquid used to wet down the table is used. The cleaner sprays the table, wipes with the cloth, brings the cloth back to the counter where they shake it over a waste basket with the crumbs, etc then place it back for the next use. I watched this happen 3 times during my time there. The cloth was never washed once. MAYBE the liquid in the spray bottle has some kind of wonder cleaner in it that doesn't warrant cleaning the cloth??? We will not return to this restaurant.....but without trying it, how would we know what it was like?
  4. j

    jennifferh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time for my husband's birthday. Great service and good food. I will be back
  5. NH

    NatiH

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family visiting from out of town
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We really enjoyed the dinner but was slightly disappointed because I thought I had booked at Pepinos. I missed the small print that we had booked at La Tana. This meant that the Dine Out menu wasn’t available. But what we ate was fabulous , from La Tana and Pepinos. I recommend the rigatoni alla vodka from Pepinos. I was able to order it from the a la carte menu.
  7. C

    Chauncy

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Food was good, a little pricey for what it actually is. Service was excellent!
  8. BG

    BrianG

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and vibe!! Thank u!!!
  9. F

    Foodnerd

    Vancouver

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious food and great service. Always a yummy dining experience. We had the Dine Out Vancouver special which highlighted the popular items on their regular menu.
  10. MD

    MichelleD

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visit to Pepinos and certainly not our last. Can’t wait to go back and try the pizza. The service and food were both 10/10.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was awesome. Our server was a polite lady with sense of humor.
  12. A

    Ashi

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall3food5service5ambience2
    The service, food were good but the space is a little too small and people are verrrrryyyyy louddddd.
  13. DP

    DonPineapple

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, generous portions, casual setting with a great classic flair. I’ll be back.
  14. CC

    CouplefromCanada

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was just a fabulous evening all around for our table of six!
  15. F

    Foodie

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Except food. Will be back.
  16. AP

    AngalinaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service! Delicious meal Thank you Can’t wait to come back.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    We had a very disappointing lunch. The menu is very limited. Our kale salad was awful and inedible. It left a terrible aftertaste like it was old and the dressing was off, like old rancid oil. Also my meatballs were cold. Even though my husband’s pasta was good, overall our first experience was very poor. There are so many other amazing restaurants in Vancouver that are outstanding, we won’t be going back. It’s a shame as the room is very cute and it’s in our hood.
  18. M

    Maddy

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and so was the service! I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves a good time and eating delicious, fresh food.
  19. C

    Chiwing

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Great service. Tiramisu was amazing. Had to return the Kale Caesar back and they obliged with no questions. Birthday Canoli was very tasty. The only set back the menu was a bit limited.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our fourth annual birthday tradition once again did not disappoint. Delicious food (with enough for three meals!) and wine with EXCEPTIONAL service). I think every staff member must have wished the birthday girl a happy birthday and the free birthday cannoli was very much appreciated! Despite being full from dinner we still managed to polish it off with a shared tiramisu ;).
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Excellent server, very courteous, passionate about the food served, engaging and loving person, open hearted. After our initial two appetizers, it unfortunately took the kitchen rather long to get our food ready. The ambiance is totally amazing, and this was surely a one of a kind experience. We’ll very gladly return again!
  22. RD

    RobinD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    For this place, there's no way you can get a table during dinner w/o reservation. The service is really nice even tho I don't understand the hype of this restaurant. We get the Sausage and Olive as appetizer, it was a bit hard to chew but the flavor is ok. The pasta is a bit bland, I prefer the smell and taste to be stronger. The pizza is a bit disappointed because of the thick dough, I think it's more like bread and absorb all the oil so it's a no for me. The tiramisu here is a must, it's not as sweet but more like salty cream cheese which makes it outstanding from others. We spend around $140/2 ppl (drink included), i think it's a fair price but the food needs to be improved
  23. R

    Roion

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    The waitress simply didn't go to our table and it wasn't that busy Feels like she gave us bad service on purpose to the point where the manager how to come give us the bill and take away our food. Moreover, the waitress offered us extra sauce but didn't make it clear we'd be charged and got hit with a nasty 3 dollar upcharge on a small amount of extra marinara sauce. It's like a self fulfilling prophecy if you give us bad service cause you think we're gonna tip bad then we 're gonna tip bad cause bad service
  24. JL

    JulieL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down one of the best meals I have ever had!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We are regulars at this spot, last night was extremely disappointing. We waited 15 minutes to get seated and after getting seated they told us we can’t order pizza and they were out of many other dishes. The waiter also rudely asked us to order within the next 10 minutes since the kitchen was closing. But they had no consideration that they were the ones who asked us to wait for 15 minutes. Such a disappointing visit.
  26. NR

    NoreenR

    Vancouver

    23 reviews

    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Loved the ambiance, a true spaghetti joint! Food was mediocre and the service was just okay. Fun and cozy place to be, will go back and try other things on the menu.
  27. c

    christinal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Overall, had a good experience. our waiter was excellent. The location for our table was in such an awkward spot. Wish we sat somewhere in the middle for my husband birthday. I thought since I notified ahead of time that we were celebrating a birthday, we would have a better table. We had the lobster spaghetti special. The pasta was delicious however the lobster was a little undercooked for my liking. The portion was enough for two people.
  28. DK

    DarrenK

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is spectacular, ambiance outstanding, and service remarkable.
  29. S

    Samantha

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Service and food were great. Small and crowded restaurant. We had a great server. My boyfriend and I came for our anniversary dinner. They gifted us a glass of Prosecco to celebrate.
  30. H

    Honest

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I Always order your kale salad but the last couple of months, it doesn’t taste as good as it used to. I understand that the tables are close together to accommodate more guests, but they’re so close that I can always hear exactly what the conversation next to me is about. It’s so distracting and loud that I can’t concentrate on my own conversation. Besides, I don’t want someone to hear everything I’m saying to my guest as well. Thanks
  31. D

    Deedee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    When we first walked in we were greeted by Daniel (amazing and super accommodating when we had to move our reservation time) He let us know that our table was not available so we waited by the this table top and he gave us complimentary Prosseco which was very kind of them. We also went here for my boyfriend’s birthday and because I added that to my reservation details they gave us a little birthday card! Once we were seated we were greeted by our server and I just want to say that hands down one of the best service that I experienced. Our server never let our water glasses empty. And when we got a half bottle of wine she always made sure to add more wine into our glass if it is looking a little low. And my favourite part is when they give us different utensils for each course. And I do like that they do not play music in the restaurant. I was able to have a conversation without having to yell. Such little details make the experience so much more enjoyable. Now for the food - for appetizers we had the shrimp scampi. It was lacking in flavour for me, I thought it needed a little bit more salt. But for the pastas I really like the rigatoni vodka - it was spicy and full of flavour. I would say the portion size is really good (for the price) I would recommend sharing a pasta dish if you are not a big eater or else you will have left overs. Overall I would say Pepinos is a must try. I would definitely go back and try other dishes in their menu.
  32. BA

    BenjaminA

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time! Place was great, intimate as well as the food was amazing!!
  33. TQ

    TheraQinMovementClinic

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was amazing and always delightful. Service all around was great.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the Grappa & Vermouth flights!
  35. JJ

    JonJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    first time at pepinos and it definitely lived up to my expectations! Hostess + both my waiters + waitress were super patient plus educated me on their special for the day and checked up on me daily. Didn't grab any names but thank you for making my first visit pleasant ! only thing is that it gets HOT inside HAHA but thats okay !!
  36. T

    Tara

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great for families though very noisy. Huge pizza!!!
  37. LH

    LaurenH

    Calgary

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely friend lunch at this charming and cosy cafe. Definitely worth the visit for wine, coffee and all the amazing food. Great features and great service. Highly recommend a visit or adding this to your rotation of spots to enjoy.
  38. K

    Kiran

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Having been at Caffe La Tana for dinner, brunch was a new and different experience. The staff was welcoming, gracious and friendly. Food and service was great. They were good with accommodations due to allergies (I'm allergic to fish, and the special had caviar on top, but they didn't add that, and rhey took the price for that off the bill). Our server was friendly and made an effort to have actual conversation and made great suggestions.
  39. ES

    EmmaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We LOVED the food and experience at Pepinos. The service was lovely and they made sure to take extra care for us as it was our anniversary
  40. v

    vteccc

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing, the riggatoni, mushroom risotto balls, eggplant and riggatoni were the highlights!

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Pepino's Spaghetti House & La Tana is rated 4.7 stars by 1486 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 58 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Pepino's Spaghetti House & La Tana

631 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC V5L 3W3

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood

    Commercial Drive

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–5:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Executive Chef

    Phil Scarfone

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