Robba da Matti (Yaletown)

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
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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4.2
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FrankP
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience2

This is a tiny restaurant with less tables inside than fingers on one hand.
Although staff was friendly, it was impossible to feel as if you had any space to yourself. We sat next to three men loudly discussing the most disgusting American President in history while we as Americans visited Canada to get away from it for a few days.
The food was OK, but nothing that could not be made better at home.
The bread was rather dry, and wine was expensive.
All in all - rather disappointing evening.
The highlight was the chocolate mousse.
It was light and creamy.

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AlexanderT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Good food, nice place, happy servers, good price!

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faraha
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great service as usual. Yousef and Chris are the best!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Short staffed so service was definitely spotty — regularly having to search for our waiter. Annoying.

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AndrewM
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an amazing night, we received exceptional service from our waiter. The best in a long time.

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food4fun
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Can't say enough about this place. A small, somewhat underrated restaurant nestled on Mainland Street that serves what we think is close to authentic Italian cuisine.

Have you ever lived the "Ratatouille" experience where Remy's dish takes Anton Ego back to his childhood in one bite? That's what happened with the experience here, but it took us back to when we visited Italy. In one word, authentic or pretty damn close to.

Without going into specifics, one highlight is their burrata from Puglia is used in a few of their appetizers and you can taste that it has that creamy aftertaste that lingers in the back of your mouth that dairy here locally can't match - a signature of any European dairy product it seems. Perfectly matched with prosecco.

The pasta we had was their signature pappardelle with Italian sausage, short ribs and free range chicken. With those ingredients, pasta cooked perfectly and ragu with amarone wine reminded us of our time in Italy. Anton Ego moment.

We also had the osso buco with risotto. Of course in this city (Vancouver), its all about being superficial and some may be unhappy at the look of this dish but let's be clear here, this is the way it should be done. Absolutely tasty and the risotto is cooked perfectly.

Dessert consisted of the classic tiramisu and panna cotta which again is very close to the real thing.

The atmosphere with the open kitchen really gets you close to the action and as a result, some of the smells of the food made you want to change your order (in a good way of course). The staff are knowledgeable and engaging which goes a long way too. This is the place to go for what we think is one of places you can call "authentic." Definitely will be back.

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LouM
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

The food was wonderful; the best proscuitto I think I've ever had and I've been to Italy lots of times. also the burrata was superb. It is a very tiny restaurant but they made room for our table of five. i would not want to try to crowd any more than that in, unless it was summer and the patio was desirable. Overall the food experience was notable !

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

WE LOVE VINCENZO

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MichaelM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Small and quaint. Some of the tables for 2 are in awkward spots But worth the good food. Not much for protein, great pasta.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing like always.

JD
JullieD
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our third visit to Robba Da Matti and like every other visit they did not disappoint. We live this restaurant and would take anyone there whether it’s family, friends or business clients. Food is delicious, hot, fresh, authentic. Service was excellent.

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CLAUDIAG
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

the best Italian restaurant in Vancouver. Food quality and staff are great

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the love love the company always come by when we crave for Italian food

JD
JullieD
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Always good! Not fancy but delicious food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Pasta was okay, but nothing special. Spaghetti feels under-cooked since it's still quite firm and too chewy for liking. Open kitchen with electric burners, so it lacks that ‘breath of the wok’ flavour from gas burners in my opinion. Much of the food was pre-made in containers from fridge. Seafood tasted fresh though.

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vipMaxlunchroom
Vancouver
30 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The best service we’ve had in recent memory. Our server absolutely tried to go above and beyond.
Would give it top marks across the board but the food was tasty, not perfect. Bruschetta was bland and carbonara too salty. They won’t win any awards for bar tending so stick with a wine you enjoy. Overall though a very solid choice. Great atmosphere and service, solid food at reasonable prices.

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ManB
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, nice place, friendly service- that's what dinning is all about.

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lovetoeat
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very much enjoyed the place. Friendly staff and good simple Italian cuisine. Reasonable prices and noise level tolerable. Will definitely return

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nickb
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Enjoyed the meal but very limited options for non-dairy eaters. Osso buco was good but not fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food. Great recommendations. Cozy atmosphere

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MaxG
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food! Yousef was amazing.
Will definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2Food5Service2Ambience3

When we arrived for our reservation, the bartender asked us to wait outside. After waiting ten minutes in the cold, I went back in and said we would like to be seated since we have a reservation. We were seated outside near the entrance to the patio, again in the cold. We requested to be moved inside or to another open table outside which was more in the middle and under the heater but we were told we could not be moved.

The food was awesome and our waiter was really nice but between the extra wait in the cold at the beginning and then dining in the cold, the experience was pretty much tarnished.

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Riri
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience3

We tried seafood risotto, pasta, and tiramisu and everything was delicious.

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vipallysweets
Vancouver
24 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s always amazing here. There food is fantastic and so authentic and the service is friendly and personable. One of our favourite places. Thankyou for always being consistent ❤️

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vipHIDEYUKIU
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good food and Nice service. I'll be back with my wife soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best beef carpaccio in Vancouver

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JohnK
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the selection and high quality of food, especially the gluten free options. I am celiac and I had a totally positive experience. The staff were welcoming, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and kind. I was craving a seafood risotto and this more than hit the mark for me.

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lyndah
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

we were there for dine out vancouver
our waiter was awesome and so was the food
we're already planning our next visit!l
the only downfall was that their burrata had not come in that day

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Sally8
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was excellent! We had heard about this restaurant several times. It did not disappoint!

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Fran
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Kristian was great and was very hospitable. Will return

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Sukhman
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Food was great, service was amazing. Patio was a bit chilly even with the heaters. Would definitely go again!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Pasta was so so. I had the lobster ravioli and it didn’t taste fresh.

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Swts
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience3

Good food terrible service. Waiter was not friendly or attentive and did not come back to check up on our table after we ordered

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Twiggy4ever
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service was fabulous. A bit cramped and noisy but worth going.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time here for dine out. Excellent food and service. Small and cozy. Will come back

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DanaC
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

The pasta we had was delicious, but unfortunately the portion size was so small we were both starving when we left. The linguine con Vongole had just 3 small clams. I did not feel it was worth the $20 price. Otherwise, excellent taste.

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Ashlie
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service never been disappointed!!

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TarynS
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

First time I have been, and I will be back for sure. I’m happy my friend wanted to split each course because the ‘dine out’ salad, carpaccio and parpadele (dp?) were amazing. The lobster/shrimp ravioli was ok.

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BelleA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Yes, yes, yesssss... Robba de matii, I don’t eat past if I don’t make it my self being part Italian but I would drive far to come eat your food, that says a lot. The only reason I gave it a 4 Over all is bc we had reservation and we still waited about 40 min for our table :( hopefully that is not the case next time 🙏🏽

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UrsulaW
1 review