Sopra Sotto Commercial Dr

4.5
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154 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
So, you can’t cook like Nonna? We’ve got you covered. Like his ancestors, Chef Enrico feels that food should be simple and made “farmer style,” with fresh, seasonal ingredients. All of our menu items are prepared with care in the traditional Italian fashion. Sauces are simmered for hours allowing for a true emersion of flavours. Similarly, our pizza dough is prepared in advance and allowed two days to rise — this grants that the yeast will complete its full growth cycle, creating a lighter meal. As Italian cuisine is so diverse, seasonal changes will be made to our menu; be sure to keep an eye out for new items, as well as old favourites.

As is at home, our food is best enjoyed when shared family style, like the typical Italian dinner table.
What 154 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
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4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Some of the best pizza I've ever had! Service was friendly and very fast. The chili oil, kindly reccomended by the waitress, went great with the pizza. Glasses were kept full and the pizza scissors were sharp!

LG
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a great time there and we will be back in the future. Food was excellent.

OT
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal and our server was lovely.

r
Vancouver
49 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent. Pizza and pastas are sooooo good. Great to share a few plates with friends.

TE
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience2

Service was a tad perfunctory. We just felt like our server showed up because it was in her job description not because she really cared.
Wine list is good. Pasta was outstanding. Pizza crust was very soggy in the centre and the toppings which were listed as 'spicy' were a bit bland. The antipasti platter of meat and cheese was ample and tasty as was the garlicky bread served with it.
The desserts were excellent.
Unfortunately we would have liked another glass of wine but by then the noise level in the tile and glass room had reached 'threshold of pain'

GK
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

I would very much recommend this place, food and service was great. Prices on the higher side, but it is fine dining. Personally, I found it extremely loud and could barely hear my friend. It was also claustrophobic for me. We sat like sardines and the neighbours were just a bit too close.

It was not a quiet intimate dining experience. If would be much better if you were in a group of 4 or more. But I found that for just the two of us, it was simply not a relaxed atmosphere where we could loose ourselves in private conversation.

If I were to go back again, it would be in the off hours, after dinner or early dinner, but definitely not 7pm to 8pm.

D
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We have been wanting to check out Sopra Sotto since the Summer and we were so glad we finally made it in because the food was absolutely Delicious! The Capricciosa Pizza was the best pizza I’ve had since my month in Italy! The Prosciutto & Ruculo Pizza was delicious too and for pastas we ordered the Sunday Sugo Tagliatelle and it was so good we ordered a second. The Tartufo pasta was really good and the two desserts we tried Pannacotta and Tiramisu were perfect too. So no complaints at all and our server was excellent too! I’m happy to say that everyone was beyond satisfied and we are all ready planning another visit!
The 9pm happy hour was really great too!

LW
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

everyone in our party was very pleased with the service and the food
everything tasted great and fresh served with a smile
the place was very open and quite at the time were were there I strongly recommend it and will bring friends again

CT
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Small menu. Food was just OK. Lemon dessert was tasteless.

G
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience2

Great food, awful service.

If your party is bigger gratuity is included so staff doesn't try to give you any sort of service.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is always amazing and the service is always sweet and wonderful. Favourite pasta and pizza joint always!

m
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great service, great food and space for groups small and large

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience1

Quick and friendly service, frequently checked in to see if we needed anything. Food was okay, we ordered two pizzas and an appetizer. We noticed the appetizer board is better in the summer as it comes with figs which really ties it all together. It was lacking due to seasonal so it felt a little empty and plain. Our bill was hefty for what we ordered. Wasn’t too noisy as we went at 4:30 on a Sunday, but there was a good amount of people so a slight buzz which didn’t bother us any. We were sitting close to the window which was chilly.. The door was broken and wouldn’t automatically shut whenever someone would walk in/out. The staff or a customer would often have to get up and close the door as it would bring a chilling breeze into the restaurant. We’ll return again for date night but are more aware of the menu change and our choice of seating.

DW
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great staff and service. Food was fresh, quick and hot. No complaints!

P
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All the dishes we had were delicious all 6 of our party were impressed 😋

L
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

We really enjoyed our first visit to Sopra Sotto. The pizza has a very thin crust which we love and the crushed San Marzano tomatoes used as a base on the pizza we chose were perfect. My husband and I were so impressed with the Caserecce e Tartufo pasta, it was so good and and reminded us of pasta you eat in Italy, it just had that special something that makes it over the top delicious. Make sure to add the smoked pancetta option, it's so good OMG!

A
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Very good atmosphere, food came out timely and tasted delicious. One of my favourite spots on Commercial Drive. Would recommend this restaurant

JM
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience1

I liked the food and service but the noise level was intolerable and I won't eat here again unless for lunch. I felt assaulted by the noise level and could not wait to leave. FIX THIS!!!!

JL
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Very nice modern Italian resto. Others in my group loved their pizza however I was disappointed with my pasta. I had the one with anchovy. Their pastas are in keeping with the decor. Not so much traditional pasta dishes but more of a modern take on Italian pasta. I'm open to giving it another try

OT
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience4

My request on open table wasn't completed

SC
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant never disappoints! Delicious food and always great service.

SC
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best food. It was amazing. Truffle pasta is to die for.

P
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

This is a my second time and brought a new group to the restaurant. All of them loved the menu selection esp. with one who is vegetarian. She already said that she will be back to sample more vegetarian dishes! Personally it was another visit of great food and wine and fantastic services. We had the same server from my previous visit and he knows his menu and offered great food and wine suggestions. Can't wait to visit again!!

RE
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing spot, great service and even better food. The staff even did something special for my wife's bday

RW
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

I treated my cousin who is celiac and a vegetarian 🌱 Her and I had a great time and enjoyed the food throughly ♥️💯🙏

F
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious! Nice experience overall.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very tasty pizza, made the wait worthwhile!

P
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed our meal here. Was seated quickly, service was good and food came out fairly quickly. Loved the porchetta share plate and the pastas. We look forward to returning.

L
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food here is exceptional, the decor is really well done. This was my second time here and it was even better, would not hesitate to recommend it.

NC
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Service was good once we got the attention of our server. It was pretty empty at the time and many staff members had passed us without making any eye contact (even a brief hello/or some kind of acknowledgement would have been nice). Food was pretty good and overall value was fair. Overall we had a great visit. Thank you!

A
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Was a very good first time experience heard so many people talking about it and we finally had the chance to go it was awesome.

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Came here to celebrate my sister and brother in law’s birthday. Food and service were excellent. Would definitely come here again.

P
Vancouver
42 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The meal and service were good, but the hostess was hopeless.
We had a reservation, and even though there were several empty tables available, she kept us waiting for at least 15 minutes trying to decide where to put us. She eventually settled on a table that was empty from the very first minute we walked in. She offered no explanation or apology.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was so delicious!! And service was absolutely fantastic and friendly and perfect!!

This was a wedding lunch and I’m so happy we went with Sopra Sotto for our party’s lunch and it was an amazing part of our special day. Thank you all so much!!!!

SC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Pizza was amazing but was a bit disappointed about the pasta dishes. Although I really enjoyed the truffle pasta!

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible food and ambience; possibly our new favourite Italian resto in the city

W
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The pasta was first rate, as was the service. Was a bit too loud for my liking. Would be happy to return, and would recommend to friends

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience2

With such a limited menu, one would think that every dish would be made to perfection but this was not the case. The burrata board was subpar. Pizza was ok, not great. The pasta was undercooked and the bolognese sauce was greasy, which is why we didn’t eat it. I expressed this to the waiter and they charged me half price for that particular dish. Any other quality dining establishment would have taken it off the bill. I regret not going to Pepinos or even Marcello’s.

AO
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

Good food and service and nice room but the noise level all but muted our table. Impossible to hear the waitress and impossible to converse. We couldn't wait to get out of there.....sadly.

EB
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My experience at Sopra Sotto for my birthday was absolutely outstanding. The service was impeccable and the food was some of the best Italian I have had yet in Vancouver. They accommodated my group of 20 very well and there were no issues. Thank you to the staff for the hard work, it was one to remember!