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About Piva Modern Italian Restaurant

In 1917, one of our forefathers, Giuseppe (Joe) Piva emigrated from northern Italy to interior BC. He spent the next five decades farming cattle, sheep, poultry, fruits and vegetables. Although he did not make his own wine, he grew grapes & provided them to close friends for their own bacchanalian pursuits. Piva Modern Italian Restaurant honors Joe’s passion for farm fresh ingredients, traditional Italian cooking and exceptionally prepared food and drink with a modern approach.

Our chef works hard, right before your eyes, using consciously sourced ingredients from local farms and artisans balanced by premium product imported from Italy and around the globe. Our wine list features many wines by the glass and carefully selected labels featuring the best of BC and Italy.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Monday Closed
Tuesday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm


Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options:
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(604) 522-0221

Website:
http://www.pivarestaurant.ca/

Executive Chef:
Subraaz Abdullah

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View

Piva Modern Italian Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.3

Service

4.3

Ambience

4.3

Value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (39)
Special Occasion (38)
Creative Cuisine (29)
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Neighbourhood Gem (28)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Good for Anniversaries (27)
Romance (25)
Notable Wine List (24)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Pre/post-theatre (21)
Authentic (19)
Business Meals (17)
Hot Spot (16)
People Watching (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Group Bookings (13)
Lunch (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Fun (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Casual (9)
Cozy (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Vegan (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Child-Friendly (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Healthy (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Gluten-Free Options (4)
Great Beer (4)
Late-Night Find (4)
Scenic View (4)
Tapas (4)
Organic (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Paleo-Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Brunch (1)
Outdoor Eating (1)
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Food4
Ambience5
Service2
Value3

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined 2 days ago

Great server Simona, great owners. Very very rude and unprofessional management. Mark rolled his eyes at me when I told him my reservation had been changed when I called in and basically told me I was wrong. Didn’t even bother to listen.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined 2 days ago

I had a wonderful birthday celebration at Piva - the food was simply fantastic and the service perfect. It is definitely becoming my favorite restaurant, not only in New Westminster but in the Lower Mainland.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined 2 days ago

We tried Piva for the first time and had a great night out with another couple on a date night. The manager, Mark came by our table and was extremely welcoming and made our visit very personal . Our server Alex was exceptional.

The food was very good. We had the boar meatballs, the arancini, as appetizers. They were delicious! I would pass on the Prosciutto pizza, as it was fairly flavourless, perhaps the pizzas may be better for a luncheon. For the main we had the lamb dinner and it was fabulous. Our friends had the Beet & Kale salad which they enjoyed, the eggplant appetizer which they were not so terribly fond of could be personal taste....and the fettucini which they said was very good. We were too full to look at the dessert menu, but will next time.

The mgr. and the waiter were very helpful with our wine selection. We were able to sample a couple of wines before we made our decision, which was a good choice with our dinner a recommended Italian red. We understand they are still working on their wine menu which is a combination of Italian and BC wines. All in all, we had a thoroughly enjoyable evening and wouldn't hesitate to recommend this restaurant and to return again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
Food4
Ambience3
Service4
Value3

 
 (Las Vegas)·Dined 3 days ago

This review is from Sheila Clowes. I had dinner with my two granddaughters. We were pleased with everything and had a nice evening, Good food and good service. However I have Celiac disease so must eat gluten free. Please have some gluten free crackers available for the cheese and meat board and the pate tapanaude, and bruschetta board. That is not hard to do. Also gluten free pizza crust would be nice. I am coming back to Piva on Jan. 25 with lady friends for dinner and I'm sure they will all enjoy it.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined 3 days ago

Very good DT Vancouver vibe nice to see in New West. Good value. Good food. Owner was working the floor to insure everyone was happy.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Casual, Bar Seating, Paleo Friendly, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Gluten Free Options
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined 4 days ago

Had a lovely birthday dinner for five. Meal was very satisfying and server was very attentive. Drinks came out a little slowly at the beginning. An extra free dessert for the table in honour of the birthday presumably was a nice touch and appreciated. I had heard that the portions were very small but that was not our experience - all were generous and appropriate for the price point. A very good experience overall and will definitely pay a return visit.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Romantic, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined 5 days ago

All was great,the food,the service, management.
To noisy ,need better accoustic.

Tags: Healthy, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
Food3
Ambience4
Service3
Value2

 
·Dined on January 15, 2018

First impression is that the service was incredibly slow. The food was okay, nothing to write home about. The portion was a bit smaller than expected. Everything including the drinks were way too sweet. We reserved a table for 4 but was seated at a table for 6, which was a minor but an annoyance regardless. For the price vs value, I don't think we'll be coming back any time soon.

Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Excellent Italian food in New Westminster. Really enjoyed the evening out with friends eating yummy food and drinking wine. There are quite affordable options in the pizza and pasta menu which our group ordered. The wine menu had a big selection of BC wines which one won't find in the BC liquor store. So great not to have to travel into Vancouver for a good Italian meal. Great art work adds to the ambiance.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
Food4
Ambience1
Service1
Value2

 
·Dined on January 14, 2018

Food was good but Our server was horrible. We went over 20 min with empty drinks twice - the second even after our dinner had arrived. I asked about gluten free and she then put in our order without that noted. My entree came with regular pasta. It then took forever to get her attention and we had eaten everything else by then. She offered to have another side made - I did not want to eat my side 30 min later. I ordered dessert and she didn’t offer any compensation for the mistake, it was suggested and she ignored it. All done and sitting there drinking water forever. Finally just had to ask for the bill. Still hungry. The pasta side was 85% of the sable fish dish

Food4
Ambience3
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on January 13, 2018

Got to the restaurant and was seated immediately. Server was by within minutes and got the drink order in. she was friendly and knew the menu well. Dinner and appies were great. I will definitely be back

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
Food4
Ambience2
Service5
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Loved everything but the volume and the "tightness" of the seating. I found it just too loud for decent dinner conversation and a little hard for the "wait people" to get around. The risotto balls were to die for, the carbonara was "different", good but not at all traditional. The wild boar meatballs with spaghetti were delicious. The waitress was so lovely, the wine guy was a blast and the host at the door could not have been more courteous. Can't wait to go back again and try something new.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on January 13, 2018

Absolutely amazing from beginning to end!!! The food was stellar and only outshined by the fabulous service we received from Tanner, Paul and Arif. We will definitely be enjoying a night out here again. We feel really lucky to have a gem like this in our area!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on January 10, 2018

Best food I have had in a restaurant for a long time , amazing ! Wonderful server! Good pricing ! Great addition to N West!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Organic, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on January 9, 2018

Impeccable wine list, innovative takes on traditional Italian, gorgeous atmosphere and friendly professional service. We’ll be back for lunches, dinners and group events.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good Vegetarian Options, Scenic View, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating
Food2
Ambience5
Service3
Value3

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 8, 2018

This is a great new restaurant for the neighborhood. The decor and ambiance was beautiful- much like a midrange trendy restaurant you’ll find in downtown Vancouver. Staff was friendly... but sadly lacked knowledge of their menu; they were excited to recommend their favorite menu items but when asked about the specials of the day or other ingredients in dishes they had a hard time listing them. Our server even came out showing us the special menu with painters tape attached to it; amusing but c’mon learn your menu! The overall dinner menu is pretty straight forward; something we’d expect they’d know by heart. We had the arancini which was perfectly fried and flavorful, the grilled calamari lacked “grilling” but the arugula salad it came with was pretty tasty. The spaghetti was mediocre and the linguini which was a fave among the servers but in my opinion too salty; the pancetta (overcooked and hard) and pasta ratio was way off. As for dessert... the chocolate cake was alright but the budino was salty and really off. We really wanted to like this restaurant and have been waIting to try it since it opened, but unfortunately we left feeling really confused. Maybe the kitchen staff had an off day, but the servers most definitely needed to brush up on their knowledge of their menu.

Food4
Ambience4
Service3
Value3

 
·Dined on January 7, 2018

Would have been 5 stars all the way but our reservation was for 7:45 and we didn't get seated until after 9 pm. They need to work that out before I go again or recommend!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on January 7, 2018

Food, service, ambience...everything was excellent. The prices for their dishes are very reasonable. Everything we tried (from appies to dessert) tasted great. Despite a reservation our seating was delayed, but everybody went way above and beyond to make us feel special and to make up for the wait. We'll definitely be back.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
Food4
Ambience3
Service5
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Our reaction was mixed. The young people in our group loved the atmosphere. The older ones found it extremely noisy and hard to have a conversation. We were somewhat isolated in a booth which helped. The food was good. My seafood pasta was quite spicy, drowning the delicate flavour of the seafood (which was beautifully cooked). The other pasta dishes were good. The lamb was excellent. Service was friendly and attentive. We would go again but try to find a quieter night.

Tags: Special Occasion
Food4
Ambience5
Service5

 
·Dined on January 7, 2018

Very nice staff. The restaurant owner is very hospitable and interacts with his customers throughout the evening. Highly recommend the dessert Moscato! (compliments of the owner for my girlfriend's birthday)

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Excellent food, service and ambience. They were able to accommodate our seating preferences.

Tags: Healthy, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great food. Enjoyed every dish. Service was awesome. Manager took time to come by to ask how things were going. Would go back. Its a tad pricey but nothing that would prevent me from going again for some fine dinning.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on January 4, 2018

Everything about the restaurant was lovely, especially the interesting food items. The only negative would be on a busy night it might be quite noisy because of the high ceiling.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Very nice...they also have an alternate vegan/vegetarian menu (which I didn't try). Food was delicious. After an initial slow start, service was very attentive.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Vegan
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on January 1, 2018

Simona was awesome. Food was awesome.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We went to Piva for New Year’s Eve and were extremely impressed. They had a few special menu items which made it tough to decide. The service was wonderful and the food was fantastic. We will definitely go back. So great to have another wonderful restaurant in the neighbourhood.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Authentic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Just a lovely restaurant and a great addition to the suburbs. The restaurant has a great vibe, excellent food, a well thought out wine list and friendly staff. We love the option of a local restaurant that feels like it belongs downtown and saves us the 30 minute drive each way. This was our second time at the restaurant and would recommend it for a casual dinner or drink and, for a nice evening out. The owner is so welcoming and he made sure our experience was memorable. We will definitely be back soon and plan to bring our friends from downtown!

Tags: Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients
Food4
Ambience5
Service3
Value3

 
·Dined on December 31, 2017

I love the ambience and decor in the restaurant! The location is also very convenient. The menu doesn't have lots selection for vegetarian but food was good. However, i feel rhe service there is average compared to the price they charge.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Long time residents of New West who eagerly awaited the opening of this restaurant. We were not disappointed! The staff were incredibly attentive, the food was delicious, and the evening was exactly as we’d hoped. We will be back soon, and often.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Elegant ambience, and wonderful service. The menu takes a creative and inventive approach to traditional Italian dishes. Wine list provides both domestic and imported choices that pair delightfully with the dishes on offer.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on December 30, 2017

First time at Piva so tried a selection
The grilled calamari was perfectly done and nice and tender
The meatballs were fine but seemed a little under seasoned
Main course linguini carbonara with poached egg was flavourful and well presented
Pizza had nicely prepared crust and would make a nice shared appy

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great restaurant and excellent food and service. Will be going again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 28, 2017

A great discovery!

Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value5

 
·Dined on December 28, 2017

We really enjoyed our evening! Our server was so attentive and kindly. Food was great! Amur, one of the owner/ managers, came by and checked on us a couple of times. What an engaging, friendly gentleman! It was our Anniversary and they gifted us the most delicious dessert! Mmm...thank you!! Definitely recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date
Food2
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The ambiance was nice. Made a reservation in advance, but two tables were pushed together for our party of four upon our arrival. The tables were next to a noisy party and the restaurant was not busy, so I asked to be moved to a quiet booth; this request was accommodated. Service was mostly good, although we were not offered a refill on our coffee. For an Italian restaurant, pasta options were limited and nothing spectacular, especially for the price. The wine list has a pretty good selection of B.C. wines by the bottle, but the waitress was completely unaware of how these wines would pair best with the items on their menu. For me the best items on the menu were the risotto balls and the Ex Nihilo Merlot.

Food4
Ambience4
Service2
Value3

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Good food but for the second time, service needs help.

Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on December 23, 2017

With the exception of the manager the experience and food was exceptional.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Our service was impeccable and the dishes we ordered were absolutely delicious. Hayley was an amazing server and very attentive. Kudos to Piva and their lovely staff!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Have to say, we are very excited to have a nice Italian restaurant in New West. We have been 3 times since it opened, and really enjoy the food and drink selection. The management team is exceptional, and we fully recommend this place to anyone looking for a nice change to the usual places. Highly suggest the meatballs, incredible sauce.....

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on December 22, 2017

Great restaurant, great location, tasty real italian food, contemporary interior design. Would recommend this restaurant for a special occasion or weekend lunch.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays

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