The Italian Osteria & Cheese Bar

4.6
447 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Italian
You will enjoy the finest cheeses and an authentic Italian dishes in a community that has long been an integral part of the Joseph Richard Group. From the moment you walk in, you are famiglia.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 447 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect service. Excellent food. Have a cheese board. Amazing

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KimW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I thought the food quality was slipping but not after our last visit. The truffle mushroom pizza is my new favourite. Can’t wait to back again 👍

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food. The carbonara is less salty than it used to be but sauce is not quite as thick. Rest of the food was wwesome

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Shakiba
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service exceeded our expectations! Thank you making my birthday experience so wonderful! Will definitely be back soon!

JP
JennP
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server Cash was awesome, the margarita was one of the best, the cheese board was fantastic and our pasta was delicious!

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LouA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food and service were very good. This is our go to restaurant when choosing a dinner out.

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BriannaV
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Miranda was an amazing server! Very friendly and professional ❤️

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BradT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Emily was fantastic as our server , loved the food

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KristinaL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing! Love it! And they are so good about the kids. We got two small ones and the food is so fast to keep up with eating out with kids. Fancy enough for special events but casual enough that you have no problem stopping by when you just can’t cook any more.

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mariaS
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The card that was left out was very sweet of them to put. Very nice :))

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vipDale
Manitoba
6 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Honestly one of our favourite places! Beautiful decor, wonderful food, great service! We had a lovely young woman named Emily serve us - she was professional, friendly, and attentive. The manager, Andrea (also one of our favourite people there!) came out to answer some questions about their grappa selection (which is great!) and we honestly feel like family when we go there. Thanks all!

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Bella
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience4

Been here a few times since its opened but prior to yesterday, its been almost since before the pandemic? Unfortunately the food and service was not the greatest. I think they were training staff im not sure, but everything took so long. Even our bill. The way the food was prepared has been changed and not for the better. Really disappointed in everything, our server was nice but again, everything took very long. Would not come back.

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MarM
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

The food was lovely as always but the service was slower then usual due to them being understaffed. Our waiter was fantastic and more then made up for it!

I highly recommend the beehive pizza!

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vipJacqueline
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything about this restaurant is a 10/10. Definitely coming back and will be one of my favourites. Reminded me of the authenticity of food in Europe.

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CurtisQ
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first experience here was great! From the wait staff to our food, we were very impressed. Will definitely come back.

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gordonb
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It as great to be out again.
We do the family meal - very enjoyable night.

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TiaT
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, food was delicious! The cheese bar was so tasty, and the Carbonara was to die for I’m still thinking about it!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food the ambiance was amazing. Excellent customer service. Definitely going back.

JK
JasdeepKaur
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious variety of food and friendly staff! Highly recommend.

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ForTheLoveOfFood
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved our dinner! The server we had was the best. She was super friendly and informative when we asked her about all the different cheese. All the food we had was delicious, especially the short rib pasta dish. Can't wait to come back and order that again.

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DanielaM
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Loved the truffle pasta and the waitress recommended a Brooklyn Sour drink! My new favourite! Thanks Brielle:)

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MiriamGlitch
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Not the relaxing quality dinner we were looking forward to.

Shortly after we arrived they turned the music up, then a few big tables came in and it got really, really noisy. We were raising our voices to be heard.

The noodles in the lasagna had the texture of no-boil noodles (mushy, grainy and soft), and the sauce tasted burnt. The ricotta was a lump on the side instead of incorporated into the lasagna. The coffee tasted like the grounds were used twice (and it was supposed to be latte). Worst coffee I've ever had in a restaurant. The tiramisu was actually ice-cream on top of lady fingers, all coated in chocolate. They came and poured coffee? over it. Why?

Servers were all very young, and didn't seem to be very well trained.

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RobW
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Really good pasta and drinks, desserts we average

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine here.
Andrea is awesome and pays the utmost attention.
Wish there was a soup on the menu but otherwise. Great!

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HilaryB
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The cheese platters are so good! Love the food and drinks. One of our favorite places to eat.

The Italian Osteria & Cheese Bar
Responded on June 1, 2021

Thank you so much for your 5 star review and compliments! We look forward to seeing you at The Italian again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing and our service was spectacular

OT
OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great experience here. People are awesome as well as the food.

The Italian Osteria & Cheese Bar
Responded on June 1, 2021

Thank you so much for your 5 star review! We look forward to seeing you at The Italian again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely outstanding service and food was amazing as always. Just wish they had those mini donuts back

The Italian Osteria & Cheese Bar
Responded on June 1, 2021

Thank you so much for your 5 star review and such compliments! We look forward to seeing you at The Italian again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife Jean and I frequent the Italian Osteria every week and dearly missed our friends (staff) and the food during this last Covid shutdown.
We missed the friendliness of the entire staff and the fun we had with them prior to the last shutdown.
Yesterday was our first visit since new opening and we thoroughly enjoyed the staff and the food once again.
We’re coming back soon cause the wine and beer are good too!
Larry Boychuk

The Italian Osteria & Cheese Bar
Responded on June 1, 2021

Thank you Larry and Jean! We missed you too! We are so glad to be able to open our doors again and have our guests back and enjoying their favourite dishes! We look forward to seeing you at The Italian again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service and food were exceptional! Can’t wait to come back!

The Italian Osteria & Cheese Bar
Responded on June 1, 2021

Thank you so much for your 5 star review! We look forward to seeing you at The Italian again soon!

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RichelleM
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Dimmed the lights a little too much was hard to see but out than that the food was delicious and service was great!

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Sharleo
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was impressed with the whole dining experience! The food was wonderful!
I really like the cheese board!
One negative was that the Sangria had too much ice in it.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Akash the waiter was amazing!!! My kids have talked me into going every other Friday! So much fun and yummy food :)

The Italian Osteria & Cheese Bar
Responded on June 1, 2021

Thank you so much for your 5 star review and thrilled we will get to see you every Friday...say an extra thanks to the kids ;-) !! We look forward to seeing you at The Italian again soon!

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Stacey
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience. Food was delicious. Staff was friendly and knew their stuff!

The Italian Osteria & Cheese Bar
Responded on June 1, 2021

Thank you so much for your 5 star review and kind words! We look forward to seeing you at The Italian again soon!

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Haley
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was excellent! I am celiac and often it is hard for me to find options. They had several menu items I was able to have. Good wine list and nice cocktail selection. Everyone was very friendly and helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Jessie was awesome!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food
Great service
Wish there was a soup option.

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KyleR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to go with friends or SO. Will be coming again soon.

The Italian Osteria & Cheese Bar
Responded on March 25, 2021

Thank you so much for your review and we are thrilled that you were able to join us at The Italian! We look forward to having you back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday Celebration. AMAZING SERVICE ! literally one of the best experiences ever. Staff was amazing, service was great. Food .. UNBELIEVABLE ! Very clean place. I already want to go back!!

The Italian Osteria & Cheese Bar
Responded on March 25, 2021

Thank you so much for your review and Happy Birthday! We are thrilled that you were able to join us at The Italian and thank you for your kind words and compliments. We look forward to having you back again soon!

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Bianca
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was excellent! Shout-out to Kash for doing great service. Beehive pizza was so good and the wagyu beef carpaccio is to die for.

The Italian Osteria & Cheese Bar
Responded on March 25, 2021

Thank you so much for your review and compliments about your service! We are thrilled that you were able to join us at The Italian! We look forward to having you back again soon!

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You can order delivery directly from The Italian Osteria & Cheese Bar using the Order Online button. The Italian Osteria & Cheese Bar also offers delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. The Italian Osteria & Cheese Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 371-4708.

The Italian Osteria & Cheese Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 447 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.