Robba da Matti (Yaletown)

4.4
517 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Robba da Matti (Yaletown) is a family run Italian Restaurant that focuses on giving you a truly Intimate Italian dining experience.
Specialized in classic and unique regional pasta dishes & fine Mediterranean Tapas.
You will only find the finest ingredients from Italy combined with seasonal produce on our plates.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday:5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(604) 558-1174
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Catering
We can provide your next office meeting, social gathering or public event with some Italian flare. Depending on the time of day and the occasion we can serve up organic Coffee & Pastries, our Soup & Panini combination or sophisticated canapés.
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Cross Street
Between Helmecken and Davie
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

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

What 517 People Are Saying
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Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best pasta in Town 😍,Highly recommended! 👌👌👌

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S
Jackson Hole
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent and authentic home cooked Italian dishes. Very friendly and attentive servers. The pastas are cooked to perfection and the ingredients fresh and delicious. Great value. Will be going back.

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f
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

First time there. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Had bruscetta and carpaccio for starters and seafood risotto and osso buco with risotto. Very tasty! Definitely going back. And.....tirimisu for dessert - yummy.

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S
Vancouver
30 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was really fresh and authentic Italian. Generous amount of main ingredients. Had a risotto, slightly salty and could have put in more rice in the dish or getting an appetizer is recommended in my opinion.

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KK
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

BEST Italian food in Vancouver- truly authentic. The atmosphere is romantic and cozy-yet fun. The patio is charming. A perfect date spot or to catch up with a friend.

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S
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Excellent authentic Italian meal. Wonderful service as well. Best Italian I’ve had in a very long time

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CS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were only in Vancouver 5 days this week and went twice! Was SO good!!

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SL
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We picked Robba di Matti out of Yelp on our first night visiting in Vancouver. What a find!!! I had the lobster/crab ravioli, and the flavor sang in my mouth from the first bite till I hit the sack. Taste that makes you sit up, take notice, and be grateful that you have taste buds! My wife calls her osso di buca "Superb". The staff is partly Italian and enjoys the parlay with folks who make an effort to speak the language. I don't know when we'll visit Vancouver again, but we will absolutely have another dinner at Robba di Matti.

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f
New England
27 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such a great family restaurant. It never disappoints

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RH
Vancouver
21 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

We visited this restaurant on a Sunday night and it was very busy. It's quite small with a very small open kitchen so things are a little "cozy". The Italian food was fantastic and tasted very authentic. My wife and I both had pasta dishes and they were exceptional. The service was good, average I would say. A little slow and inattentive but very friendly and helpful when they did come around.

The negative was that it was a chilly night and we were seated right next to a door to the outside which remained open the entire time. So we were quite uncomfortable and had to wear our jackets for the entire meal. If you're looking for wine to accompany your meal the list is extremely limited but is appropriately focused on Italian wines which were adequate.

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DM
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The food was authentic and very tasty, however the ambience wasn't that great. If you're looking to have some great authentic Italian food then Robba da Matti is the place.

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BM
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

Food was outstanding, but i was on a date and it felt the staff were rushing us every 10-15 mins to order more. We were there about 2.5 hours and still spent around $140. Not sure if they were in a rush to flip the table or what. But it was a little awkward being rushed so often in the middle of conversation.

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F
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service. Great food

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RR
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such a cosy and lovely environment with friendly staff and beyond delicious cuisine. I will be back!

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FC
Vancouver
119 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

Just a regular date night and we saw the reviews - while our server and staff were great, the food was a little undercooked (pasta had more bite than I would have liked and my partner's oxtail was chewy). There seemed to be a chaos that perhaps lent to an off-evening.

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GM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very well prepared and authentic Italian cuisine. Good value for the quality of offerings. Friendly, attentive but not too attentive service.

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CW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Most authentic Italian food I've had. Pasta is cooked to Al dente. The restaurant has an indoor and outdoor seating and is rather cramped but gives a cozy feel. The service is good; servers are knowledgeable. I would come again.

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j
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good food and decent portion of pasta. Smaller restaurant so reservation in advance would be a good idea. Would definitely be going back

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E
Vancouver
52 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

All our food was good, but nothing outstanding or really remarkable. They have some interesting choices in the menu. The lobster and crab ravioli were either a bit undercooked or the dough was too thick. The ossobuco had a bit too strong lemon flavour. The tiramisu was a bit bland. In summary, it was not bad and I would probably go again to try the rest of the menu.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food, wonderful service, will be sure to return

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JC
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

delicious fresh pasta, delightful staff, and a lovely cosy patio

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D
New England
20 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Fun place eat outside all food was fantastic
For people who are lost and néed you can’t beat this place

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The outside has a nice covered patio and nice ambiance. The inside is very close right, relatively warm space.

We got two entrees, the carbonara that was too peppery and not as creamy as I wished it would be :( and the pappardelle Rosche Rosche was excellent!

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TB
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife and I loved our dinner. Waiter was great and the pasta was like eating in Rome. Burrata app was fantastic. Sangria was tasty. Would love to return next time we are in Vancouver.

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R
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good and authentic Italian food. As if you get it served in Italy.

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M
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I tried this place once and was very excited to go again. I think the only thing is that if there's 4 people in the table, give 4 complementary chocolates with the bill, not 2! It was a bit strange when that happened. Anyways, it was great food.

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W
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

authentic Italian cuisine and delicious food
small but quaint

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IB
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

The service was awesome, the amibiance was good and you could tell that it was very authentic. My only con is that while my boyfriend was very happy with his food my pasta was on the chewy side and seemed undercooked, the flavours were amazing though.

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a fantastic time. Great food and very nice staff. Loved that we could actually talk without loud music.

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E
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

Everything is good except for the hostess...She has a terrible attitude and doesn’t know how to talk to customers. We have been there twice now and we have never been greeted with a smile by the hostess, even though that’s a big part of her job. She does it with every customer and I can see that they aren’t impressed either. Everyone else was nice and friendly.

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SY
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

The spaghetti dishes are rich in flavour, and also of good value. Very appreciate it.

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OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great food and love the family run feel

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T
Vancouver
30 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 2

Great food, really enjoyed it. The pastas were amazing. The only reason I can't give it a 5 is that when you sit outside, you are treated to the stench of cigarette smoke. We booked it right out of there when we paid, so we could enjoy our wine at the end because we had to finish quickly.

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FM
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food..great service..great occasion
An excellent choice for a good night..will definitely be back there again!!!

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JB
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Some of the best pasta I've ever had. Also amazing value.

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RO
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Our dinners ranged from good to ok. Service was great.

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RC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and service! Would definitely go back! Reminded me of Italy and all the great food there!

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V
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

We dined on the patio the ambiance was excellent. Enjoyed the food the service was excellent.

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AO
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

The food and wine is great value. My only complaint is that while we reserved an outdoor table, when we arrived we were told only inside seating was available. It was a bit warm and crowded inside.

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TG
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Italian food at it’s best. Great friendly service, delicious and healthy fresh food. We both loved it.

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