Robba da Matti (Yaletown)
We are a family run authentic Italian restaurant
Winner of Vancouver Foodster's
People's Choice award for
Best Pasta in Vancouver in 2018
We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.View Private Dining Details
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Sun - Thu 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Fantastic staff and delicious food. Very accommodating when I needed to make reservation changes. Loved it.
Small place and very busy so they had to wedge us in. Heated deck outside was an option but we chose the inside instead. Bruschetta was delicious, wine from Italy was great and the carbonara was the BEST EVER. We travelled in Italy this summer for three weeks and didn’t have carbonara any where near this good. Staff was fun. All in all a great place!!
The service was good and attentive. Gotta stop calling Canadians “folks” though. Food was generally good but relatively unremarkable. Prices were low but portions were small, particularly for an Italian restaurant where bread is not offered unless antipasti is offered. Would consider other location. Wine list was small but by the glass offerings were too few.
The service was lovely, but this was the worst Italian food I’ve ever eaten. My friend and I had a solid laugh about it. The gnocchi was basically set in a cream soup and the risotto was more like a stir fry. It was laughably bad. Normally I would send it back as I’m not shy, but the servers were so nice we didn’t have the heart. Ambiance is cozy, service top notch - but if you want delicious Italian food search elsewhere. Hopefully just a very very off night for them.
Such a sweet little tucked away Italian restaurant with the best food! So happy we found this gem and will be back 100%!
Great location. Nice street-level patio
The food is great and the staff are lovely... it was somewhat chilly though with the door to the restaurant opening and with the door to the outside seating opened for a bit too long in between closures.
WE WERE IN EARLY, WERE TREATED VERY WELL BY THE FRIENDLY STAFF, THE APPYS AND MAIN WERE AS EXPECTED, VERY TASTY. IT WAS GREAT BEFORE OUR DANCE SHOW AT THE ROUNDHOUSE
The servers were really nice but we had to ask where our entrees were twice. It took over 20 minutes between our appetizers and entrees. The drinks were delicious, but my entree was flavourless. Maybe we had an odd experience as I know many have had way better experiences than ours.
Love sitting outside but we were at a table on the outside corner and FROZE! We asked for a blanket but there were none. Three of us on the exposed corner couldn’t take our coats off, my dinner came hot but after the first forkful it got cold fast and was eating a very cold dinner and pasta looses its appeal when cold! Not cheap so wanted a nice experience. Suggestion.... if you’re going to sit people there ( and the wait staff do know which table this is ) you have to either supply blankets or have a cover to go over the four inch gap on the corner of the plastic wall. Sadly, definitely won’t recommend or be back until the weather warms up
Great food and service but the ambiance at the west of Denman location is better.
We ordered our dinner but after the appetizer we had to leave and asked for our dinner to go. The staff was so kind to make sure that we were pleased with our meal to that point and wanted to make sure they had taken good care of us. It would have been better to eat my dinner fresh but it was still delicious two hours later. I will return again.
Excellent food for a casual meal with friends. Upbeat, convivial staff even when insanely busy!
Delicious food and great atmosphere! The staff is fantastic and hospitable, love that they are speaking Italian to each other, feels very authentic!
Food was very good but service wasn’t good at all.
High points: We arrived 20 minutes early but were seated right away; my seafood pasta tasted wonderful with a hint of sweetness and the right amount of heat. Pasta itself had a great texture without being undercooked. Low points: the three other pasta dishes were just so-so according to my family. The server seemed rushed and not too engaged. We ordered a side of bread during the meal and it never showed up. After mentioning it at checkout by another server, she promptly apologized and offered a tiramisu on the house, which turned out to be the best thing of the night. It was truly the best tiramisu I have ever tasted! Recommend for the seafood pasta and tiramisu.
Our family of five had a delicious meal here on Sunday night. We will definitely be back.
Amazing venue! You could really feel the family vibe of the restaurant. Great quality and value. Would definitely recommend!
Looking for an Italian restaurant in Yaletown - look no further. Looking for an Italian in Vancouver Robba da Matti should definitely be in your top 3 (only because there are sooo many great Italian places in Van city). Authentic Italian food. Great personalized service (reservations recommended). Good ambiance. Would even recommend taking your mother-in-law there, don't think she will have reasons to complain!
We had a slightly uneven experience at Robba da Matti -- the staff were friendly and helpful, the seating was surprisingly comfortable, the appetizer (bruschetta with prosciutto and fig jam) was really tasty, the wine was good, my pasta was delicious if a little small, and somehow my wife's pasta came without one of the signature ingredients. There were absolutely no scallops in the Spagetti allo Scoglio. It tasted great, but it seemed weird that a dish that's described "cherry tomatoes, scallops and chiles mesh with...." would contain no scallops.
We went for taste of Yaletown, the food was good but not my favorite place I’ve been for fresh Italian, the wine was good and the service was excellent.
Some of the worst service I have ever had. The server was rude and not attentive.
We enjoyed the offerings for the 2019 Taste of Yaletown menu thoroughly!! The panna cotta was superb! The meal was filling and delicious and our server was easy on the eyes! Would definitely come back
Went on a Monday during Taste of Yaletown and it was busy. Service was erratic but enthusiastic. We had the "Date Night" dinner and enjoyed it very much. Food was deliciously fresh and authentic. We would go back again to try other dishes. The cheese on the antipasto plate was especially good.
Amazing food, great service. Will be back.
I went to Robba da Matti as part of Taste of Yaletown. The Insalata Romana was small, very bitter, and otherwise flavourless. the Lobster & Crab Ravioli did not taste like lobster and crab, and was a tasty but oily dish. The Pappardelle “Rosche Rosche” was very tasty, but on the small side. The Tiramisu had way too much coca powder on it, but the other flavours were good. The Panna Cotta was pretty good.
Our server was not attentive and asked for my drink order three time after I stated that I only wanted water. We had to keep flagging her down anytime we needed something. I felt she was not well trained and needs to know not to interrupt people in mid conversation to ask “do you need anything?”
The place was clean but we were packed in like sardines. The tables are small and get cluttered fast.
The $45 for each meal was overpriced by $25. I would pay $20 for that. I would not recommend going here.
Absolutely beautiful restaurant, brought my girlfriend for her birthday and was pleasantly surprised at how a smaller restaurant could make me feel like I was at home. Watching the chefs cook fresh food that tasted amazing was the cherry on top of this great dinner
Good food for Italian restaurant :) ....
Nice place and good food but the waiting time for food was too long. I felt sorry for the service staff bec the kitchen was slow
Delicious food! Highly recommend making a reservation
First time there and the waiter explained every menu item with patience. Food was great
Excellent food, attentive friendly service and a quiet, heated patio. The perfect spot for an intimate unpretentious dinner.
This is my second or third time here. I love it everysingle time! My friend and I got the date night menu and we both ordered the same seafood pasta. The only down fall is the waiter accidently put in the wrong pasta dish for one of us, and the waitress brought us side plates for us to share the pasta until the other one is ready. I didn’t like how it was done. The pasta got cold when it was sitting in the middle of the table; I like to eat the pasta when it’s nice and hot and all to myself. Besides that overall experience was great! The date night menu is definetly worth the value.
Authentic Italian pastas! The spaghetti is done al dente and reminds me of our vacation in Rome. The carbonara and spaghetti alle vongole is delicious. For my birthday, they comped me a tiramisu. The food can take a little while to come, but well worth the wait.
After a small wait for service at our table (it was quite busy), everything went wonderfully. And due to that, the restaurant comped our desserts. Food was delicious as always, and 2 friends who had never been before will be back. Good job, Robba da Matti!
Food was great - the restaurant lacked ambiance - large bright globe lights - had to ask them to turn down the lights a bit - I think since it is so small there goal is to get you in and out - we paid the bill and were asked to leave they needed the table - the table could use candles or little vase of flowers - and get rid of those big globe lights...
Very small dining area. Tables are very close to one another. Luckily we were seated next to a couple that loved conversation. Food was good, service was good. Unfortunately, the whole experience was just okay but not great. This is a fantastic area for a restaurant to thrive. I hope they read this so can come back and have a better experience. They have a lot of potential.
Perfect simple food! Yummmmmm! Love this little space of happiness and good food!
Absolutely fantastic food and service our waiter was incredible, we will be coming here again
Terrible is all I have to say ! I will not recommend anyone to this place ! Oh and if you do decide to eat here don’t ask for parmigiana cheese cus the chef will reject your request and won’t serve you anymore food ! They told us the kitchen was closed and won’t be able to make us anything else at 9:20pm when they close at 10pm ! I will never go back to this restaurant ever!