Robba da Matti (Yaletown)

4.5
631 reviews
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Cozy
Serving you fresh pasta, fine wine & a good time since 2011
We are a family run authentic Italian restaurant

Winner of Vancouver Foodster's
People's Choice award for
Best Pasta in Vancouver in 2018

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Sun - Thu 6:00PM - 8:00PM

What 631 People Are Saying
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M
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic place.
Definitely recommend!

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J
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

The restaurant is very small, we were sitting right in front of the door. Servers were very friendly. Food flavor was great. The pastas were a bit too al dente for us. The tiramisu was probably premade, the bottom was very watery. Overall, not worth the price.

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CF
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had reservations at another restaurant nearby in Yaletown. But when we arrived the music was so loud we couldn't have a conversation so we decided to look for somewhere else. We found Robba da Matti and were absolutely delighted with the ambiance; the food was delicious; and the servers, cooks - everyone, in fact, were wonderful and you cold tell they were a great team. We definitely will go back.

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PZ
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great meal and fantastic service. Love coming to this place!

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L
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had relatives from out of town visit & I wanted to bring them somewhere unique. The best burrata & everything on the meal menu is authentic. The wine list is impressively Italian, reasonably priced, & works so well with the meal. Highly recommended.

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RL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous place to have a date night. Food and service are top notch.

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m
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I've been to Robba da Matti quite a few times and they always come through with a wonderful experience. Our server was especially great, very genuine and funny, and my Carbonara was excellent as always.
Looking forward to try their new sister spot in the West End.

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

the papardelle noodles were a bit undercooked. still hard but the flavours of the dish were excellent as usual.

Robba da Matti (Yaletown)
Responded on April 4, 2019

Hi there, we apologize the noodles were undercooked. Please let us know next time and we'll be happy to sort you out :)

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DS
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Flavours in the apply and main were truly unique and amazing. Highly recommend the pasta dishes - especially the Papperdelle!

Robba da Matti (Yaletown)
Responded on April 4, 2019

Grazie Dan! Thank you for putting this awesome review together!

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JM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the most amazing authentic Italian places I've managed to find in the lower mainland. Honestly it's so good it reminds me of some of the food I've had abroad in Italy.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 3

Food was salty and pasta undercooked this time around.

Robba da Matti (Yaletown)
Responded on April 4, 2019

Hi there, thank you for the review. We apologize for the subpar food. Please let us know next time and we'll have our cook whip you up something that better fits your palette!

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FS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I VERY MUCH ENJOYED MY LUNCH AT ROBBA DA MATTI. THERE WAS ONLY ONE WAITRESS BUT SHE DID A GREAT JOB AND THE FOOD CAME OUT QUICKLY. I HAD REQUESTED SOMETHING SPECIAL ON MY RESERVATION WHICH UNFORTUNATELY DID NOT HAPPEN BUT THAT'S OKAY. I WOULD 100% RECOMMEND THIS RESTAURANT TO PEOPLE. THE RISOTTO FUNGHI AND PESTO LINGUINE WERE DELICIOUS!

Robba da Matti (Yaletown)
Responded on April 4, 2019

Grazie, Felicia! We're so excited for your next visit!

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L
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The papardelle was fantastic! Beautiful toothsome texture, flavourful sauce. Absolutely amazing. The spaghetti vongole was good, however, I found myself wishing I could sneak more bites from my companion's papardelle!

Robba da Matti (Yaletown)
Responded on April 4, 2019

Hi Lilo, thank you for the review and for visiting on your birthday. We apologize there was no acknowledgment of your birthday. Next time, we'll be sure to provide you with something extra special :)

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious pasta. Best I’ve had in a while. Great attentive service. Very authentic Italian.

Robba da Matti (Yaletown)
Responded on April 4, 2019

Grazie, kind stranger! :)

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A
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Yes, it’s a lovely spot in Yaletown. Lots of people and very good staff eager to please.

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S
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great little restaurant!! Food was excellent and the service was friendly and efficient. Felt like I was back in Italy!

Robba da Matti (Yaletown)
Responded on April 4, 2019

Hi Shirley, we're ecstatic to hear it made you feel like you were back in Italy. Our mission appears to be accomplished :)

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I felt like I was in Italy. Matteo was our sever and he made our special occasion even more special! The service was impeccable.The food was so amazing and the prices are hard to believe (so decently priced) for the quality of food you get. They have a special for two with a 3 course meal and a bottle of wine for $120 or around that. You can’t get this deal anywhere else. Don’t even think twice. You have to try this place!

Robba da Matti (Yaletown)
Responded on April 4, 2019

Thank you for the fantastic review, kind stranger :)

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KC
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food here is so good. The service is excellent. It's a tiny little place with most of the tables outside in a covered, heated (if necessary) area. I had the lobster/crab ravioli and it is sublime.

Robba da Matti (Yaletown)
Responded on April 4, 2019

Karen, thank you for the glowing review. Looking forward to having you again!

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B
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was my first time at Robba da Matti, and not only was I impressed with the excellent food, but the outstanding service as well!

I can't wait to come back!

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KK
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The only reason service didn’t get 5 stars out of 5 is that when we arrived it literally took almost 5 minutes before someone acknowledged us in the waiting area at entrance. This is our second visit and we love this place - we will be back soon!

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Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 2

Service was amazing ! I ordered Lobster ravioli and it was delicious . My husband ordered Saffron risotto and it was not good at all. Watery and bland and we returned it and still paid $15 for it. We got a free tiramisu upon checking in on yelp and it was delicious as well. I will definitely go back but not my husband lol

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AN
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

If you love fresh pasta you will love this place! Excellent wine list as well. Can't wait for the good weather to arrive so we can eat on the patio.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Romantic little spot with at home feel. Great food and great hospitality. See you again soon!

Robba da Matti (Yaletown)
Responded on March 12, 2019

Grazie, grazie, grazie! Thank you, kind stranger!

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SJ
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food and service, with classic Italian heritage

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F
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

this was our third time at Robba da Matti and as usual the food was fabulous, the service attentive, and the patio cozy and warm. Look forward to next time

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Z
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Hands down the best Italian food in Vancouver! The authenticity of the ingredients, the quality and most importantly the Chef's skill and execution of the dishes were so spot on. All the dishes we had were on point. The Seafood Risotto is a must. The tiramisu is as good as it'll get here in Vancouver, so good!!!
Even as simple as receiving olives the moment we sat. And the bread being warm, the side of "very good" olive oil with balsamic. All the little details sums up as a truly wonderful experience.
Thank you so much!
It was my first time and will be back for sure. :)

Robba da Matti (Yaletown)
Responded on March 12, 2019

Zarah, you rock! Thank you for this detailed review. The tiramisu is one of my personal favourites - I'm so glad you enjoyed it as much as I did. We'll see you again soon! Grazie :D

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D
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place was just lovely - like a proper Italian bistro with a small menu, homemade pasta, and wonderful warm staff. They were lovely to my two boys and we ate a feast for a reasonable price. Highly recommend this place - more authentic than most so-called 'Italian' restaurants out there. A jewel in Yaletown.

Robba da Matti (Yaletown)
Responded on March 12, 2019

Hi Docbells, thank you for taking the time to write this glowing review. We pride ourselves on the commitment we make to both service and food. It appears you and your sons got the best of both! We'll see you again soon. Ciao!

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P
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Need to order more next time too good.

Robba da Matti (Yaletown)
Responded on March 12, 2019

Hi Paul, luckily for you, there's no shortage of food here! Please stop by whenever you're in the neighbourhood again. Grazie!

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j
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

Cozy little restaurant, patio seating was nice. Our server was very friendly. We ordered 3 pasta dishes and they were all overly salty.

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LW
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had a great time at Robba Da Matti. A cozy little gem in Yaletown. I would recommend this place for a quiet casual date night. The food and service was amazing. I would love to come back and try more dishes

Robba da Matti (Yaletown)
Responded on March 12, 2019

Lindsay, thank you for taking the time to scribe this wonderful review. We aim to be 'a cozy little gem' for all Vancouverites! Please don't hesitate to return anytime. Our kitchen opens at 5pm 7 days a week for dinner. Grazie!

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DF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Went for dinner for our Anniversary and was not disappointed. The food, service and friendliness
of the staff was great. The dishes are all wonderfully presented, when plated the meals were hot when
they arrived to the table, and the flavorers are delicious. Very fresh and authentic presentation of meals. Thumbs up to this gem of a restaurant!

Robba da Matti (Yaletown)
Responded on March 12, 2019

Yes! Thank you for this wonderful review, Debra. Hopefully we can be your annual anniversary spot. Please don't hesitate to stop by anytime. Grazie and Ciao!

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Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

This was our first time here, and we decided to try the restaurant here based on the reviews online. My husband and I had our date night here and we both loved the food and the experience here! My husband is a picky person when it comes to food and he even said he’d come back here again! We did the “date night menu” it was perfect for the two of us! -perfect price too. We love our server too, she was so on top of if! (I’m sorry I didn’t get your name) Thank you so much we will definitely come back again!

Robba da Matti (Yaletown)
Responded on February 25, 2019

Yes! Reviews like these are why we got into this business! Thank you for sharing this, kind stranger. We hope you and your husband stop by again soon. We open for dinner at 5pm 7 days a week. Grazie, grazie, grazie!

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KS
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Robba Da Matti May be the closest you can get to a taste of Italy in Vancouver. Highly recommend

Robba da Matti (Yaletown)
Responded on February 25, 2019

Yes! You've described exactly what we're going for. Our initial objective was providing Vancouverites the illusion of finding a hole-in-the-wall Italian eatery that only the locals know about. It appears we've achieved this! Grazie!

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I took my son here for his 22nd birthday and what a beautiful delicious meal. We shared the bruschetta. Wonderful salty ham slices with fig jam and Gorgonzola cheese.
We both had the seafood risotto. Incredible taste in every bite and dessert was panacotta and tiramisu. Both excellent. The ambiance was awesome, the food was incredible. The only negative thing about it was that my night had to come to an end.
Thank you to the chefs and the servers for making my night one to remember. I will be back !!

Robba da Matti (Yaletown)
Responded on February 25, 2019

We're so happy your son enjoyed his 22nd at Robba da Matti! We provide ourselves on offering a birthday experience that can't be replicated throughout Vancouver! We agree that the panacotta and tiramisu are to die for! Grazie - we hope to see you again soon, kind stranger! :D

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j
Manchester
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent food, great flavours. Lovely ambiance but a little cold in the winter in the outdoor area (drafty). Service was good. Wine is overly expensive. Definitely worth a visit for the food.

Robba da Matti (Yaletown)
Responded on February 25, 2019

Hi Johnk, thank you for the great review. We're really excited to see you again soon. Ciao!

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DH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is our favorite Italan restaurant in Vancouver. A real family run pasta place. My only knock is I dont like their wine choices. But for $10 corkage, I bring my own.

Robba da Matti (Yaletown)
Responded on February 25, 2019

David, thank you so much for taking time out of your day to write this review. Our goal is to provide Vancouverites with exactly what you've described - an authentic, family-run Italian dining experience. It appears we're doing a good job of it. Grazie!

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TT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The service and the pasta at Robba Da Matti is the best. I love it there ... its my favorite restaurant!

Robba da Matti (Yaletown)
Responded on February 25, 2019

Tracy, thank you for providing this wonderful review! Stop by anytime after 5pm for more wonderful evening dining!

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F
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had a fantastic experience. The food was amazing as it has been consistently every time we go in.
Keep the service great.
Highly recommend this restaurant.
Keep up the magnificent work!

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DN
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Cozy, very attentive service and great food! Nonna would be proud! Location is convenient but it’s small.

The patio is great when the weather permits, would love to see this little restaurant grow!

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