The Italian Osteria & Cheese Bar
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Contact tracing information collected
Mozzarella, San Marzano tomato sauce
Romaine hearts, parmesan yoghurt dressing, honey and herb croutons, Grana Padano, dehydrated olives
Truffle Forest Mushroom
Cavatelli pasta, mushrooms, roasted portabella cap, truffle cream, Grana Padano
The food was really good. Been there twice and both times great.
Food was cold
Service was slow
Server was very pleasant
Had the gnocchi and it was doughy and kinda gross
Food and service was really good and it wasn’t over priced! Was a relief having good place to eat since I have had terrible experiences since coming to Vancouver with awful food places.
Food was so good and our server Asia was fantastic.
Interesting food. Service was good. The room was a bit noisy
We had great service. The waitress went above and beyond!
Disappointed that there wasn't a beef entre on the menu but the Tomahawk was very good. The waitress was very eager to accommodate alterations to the meal as they only offered bean with the pork??? Otherwise very tasty and very good service. Not sure the price reflected the flavors but still very good
I went for my birthday dinner with a group of people. Service was amazing and I’d highly recommend for group dinners.
great place ...Service excellent and food is always good
From the moment we arrived we were treated very well. We had plenty of space and privacy at our booth for conversation. The pasta was very good and presented very well. I would suggest cloth napkins but that must be a COVID thing. Very very happy. I would definitely go back and recommend to others.
Very noisy, younger crowd. Had clams, over half not open, ordered two
garlic bread, both middles not heated thru. Sat us at a table which had two waters already sitting on table. Not very covid careful. Service was okay, waiter was friendly but very busy.
The cheese is simply amazing! I’ve been twice and planning to come back many more times! The food itself has its own flavour, it’s nothing like a basic Alfredo for sure:) my waitress this time was just the best!
Went back to this place as we had an amazing first experience, the food was great and the service was too BUT this time was a huge let down to say the least.
Food looked like it was cooked by a grade 8 home ec class. Dried up pasta that looked like it had been sitting out under a hot lamp for hours, garlic bread that had nothing but cheese. Manager claimed that the garlic taste can get lost in the cheese…then why call it garlic bread? Mushroom pizza with less mushrooms than the number of fingers on my hands, beef carpaccio that looks like a 7 year old dabbed some sauce. The carpaccio was laughable really and the antipasti that was drenched in oil mostly. As bad as the food was, the server and manager were decent. However, the service just can’t overcome how laughably horrible the food was. The manager did the right thing by inviting us back and gave us gift certificates but I don’t think we’ll be taking them up on that offer.
A favourite spot & my go to for Sunday night dinner. The menu is just extensive enough to have a bit of everything for everyone and they change it up occasionally for a bit of variety. The wine list gives a good pair with anything ordered.
Service is always exemplary & try the cannoli, it’s a perfect end to your meal !
Pizza always consistently very good, and the service provided
by Emily was efficient, attentive, and friendly.
Excellent Food and Service.. I would recommend this place to all Italian Food lovers.
We ordered the meatballs as an appetizer and the lasagne as an entree. Everything came together. The meatballs were only luke warm and the sauce was tasteless and scarce. The lasagne was barely warm and dry. Probably the worst I’ve ever had.
The service wasn’t very attentive and the waitress didn’t come back to ask us how we were enjoying the meal, she only came once we were done. We ate most of the meal because we were hungry but won’t be back.
Too bad, it’s a nice ambiance and close to home.
First time at this restaurant. Lots of people i work with have mentioned the food and i should go. Well it didn't disappoint. Food service 100%
Glad to have found this resto on open table. First time and was very happy and satisfied
I had such a great time last evening here for a birthday dinner celebration!
Our waitress Narissa was absolutely wonderful and attentive. The manager, Dan T, was such a welcoming host!
Drinks and food were delicious! Ambiance was great! I have no computer and will definitely be back. Our beautiful server even sang Happy Birthday with us! Such fun!
Table of two sat right beside another couple no distancing and no masks felt uncomfortable. No privacy
We had a family group of 10 and they accommodated us perfectly. Everything was amazing and nothing could have been done differently to make it any better.
We really enjoyed this restaurant. The food was amazing and the service was above and beyond my expectations. Our server was super knowledgeable,attentive and polite. The place was spotless clean. I had ordered the brick chicken and was warned it was really big by our server and she did not tell a lie. So big I had to take most of it home. The place was really loud and busy but that is expected at 8pm on a Saturday. We will definitely be going back again real soon.
Arancini are delicious, carbonara is good (huge portion) and lasagna was just ok ( needed more sauce and deep meaty flavour). Garlic bread was cheesy but not enough buttery garlicky goodness for my taste!
Overall a good dinner.
Excellent experience. Amazing food, great service! Looking forward to returning.
Sat right near the entrance 2nd time we got this table not best
There were other tables open we should have asked to move
A great little spot to eat, and for us it's bubbling with ambience. Cozy, friendly and inviting with a very good menu, good wine, beer, spirit choices - and friendly staff.
I’ve been going here since they opened and have always had a wonderful experience. The wine list and drink selection is amazing. Love the pizza! Service is always super friendly.
We really enjoy going to the Italian Osteria & Cheese Bar. We choose it for special occasions, often. The service is amazing, the food fantastic, and the atmosphere is fun and relaxed. It can get noisy on a very busy night, but that's just people talking and having fun. (I think the tiles in the decor may be a part of that). When we went, they were just beginning to check vaccine passports, and they were friendly and efficient. Please be nice to the young ladies at the front, doing the best job they can.
Our dinner at The Italian was fantastic. The food was incredible! We loved our cocktails and the atmosphere. We will be back for sure!
Thank you so much for your review and compliments! We can't wait to see you again soon!
Would have been a five star all the way but the music was way too loud . I felt I had to yell to speak to my family .
Will I be back yes - but hope the music level is figured by then .
Thank you so much for your review and letting us know that the music levels were too loud. This is something we can address right away. Thank you again and we can't wait to see you at The Italian again soon!
The drinks, appetizers and dinner were great. All three dessert options were poor, didn’t taste good, I wouldn’t order any of the desserts again.
We celebrated three Anniversaries and a birthday last night. We had a wonderful time and the food was very good and the service was wonderful. We will all definitely be back.
Everything was great food and service exceeded expectations
Thank you so much for your 5 star! We can't wait to see you at The Italian again soon!
Very good service
Thank you so much for your review! We can't wait to see you at The Italian again soon!
We absolutely love the cheese bar!! Our server was very knowledgeable and helpful when making our selections. One of our favourite places to go especially for Happy Hour. Even the house wine is great.
Thank you so much for your 5 star review and such kind words! We can't wait to see you at The Italian again soon!
Was our anniversary and as always this restaurant did not disappoint. Great food at amazing vue
Thank you so much for your compliments and we are thrilled you joined us for your celebration! We can't wait to see you at The Italian again soon!
Kind of found the place by accident two years ago, Now it just seems to be the place that the family goes for birthdays or just having a pasta craving! I’ve never once had bad service and the meals are always top-notch with spot on service! Prices are very reasonable for the quality of product they put out!
Thank you so much for your compliments! We can't wait to see you at The Italian again soon!
Noisy due to a very large table behind us. Other than that it was very good
Portions are great .My clam and pasta dish was just average . Six small clams in a watery sauce . Taste was good but could cut down the amount of pasta and triple the clams . Add some cut up tomatoes and learn how to make a proper cream sauce.
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 4.5 stars by 579 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.