Trattoria Italian Kitchen

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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
Trattoria Italian Kitchen is a vibrant, restaurant, where contemporary design unites with casual Italian dining and a focus on sharing. Service is relaxed, knowledgeable and welcoming. The menu consists of traditional trattoria style cuisine - hand made pizzas, bruschetta, antipasto, pasta and meat platters, fresh fish and familiar Italian staple items like Forno Roasted Chicken and Veal Scaloppini. A carefully chosen selection of 50 wines make up a list representing the major regions in Italy including Tuscany, Piedmont, Veneto and Sicily. Add in a few boutique California, and British Columbia wineries and you have the perfect combination of a simple, yet comprehensive wine selection.
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.0
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4.1
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3.9
Ambience
3.8
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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Didn’t give me a free cake

GS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience4

We went for Valentine’s Day and the staff was very friendly. The food however was disappointing. For appetizer we had the bruschetta which was quite tasty. I ordered the tomato sauce pasta with olives and shrimp. My pasta tasted like a canned sauce and my partner’s lamb shank was very under seasoned and his risotto tasted burnt.

The ambiance and staff was so friendly so it was a nice date but for the price I would not come back.

S
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Our server was very nice and friendly!

MY
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were four people— we had reservations. Arrived a couple of minutes early and our table was ready within a minute. We ordered appetizers, mains and desserts and everything was delicious. The ambiance was pleasant. The noise level at the beginning felt a big loud but not uncomfortable and seemed better by the time we started eating. Our seating was at 9:30pm so it may have had to do with the fact the restaurant was a bit less busy by then. Overall very good experience as we have come to expect from all our previous times at Trattoria.

g
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our dinner was excellent. We shared a very good Caesar salad. My husband had veal saltimbocca and said it was one of the best. I had cannelloni. It was good but too much noodle around it. It was a lively neighborhood restaurant, a bit noisy but had a fun feel to it.

OT
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service

C
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

The food is always great there. The Dineout menu was $25, the food was so-so but great value for money !!

SK
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Fairly reasonably priced Italian restaurant, don't be expecting top quality with extra frills though

k
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience3

Service was great. The food was so so. There were four of us, the mains were just ok but the desserts were not done well at all.

TM
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Music too loud for venue type. Otherwise wonderful food, great price.

M
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

We've been to this restaurant before and this time tried their 'Dine Out' menu.
Very disappointing. Salty soup and badly overcooked gnocchi.
Service as always was wonderful.

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience2

Delicious and amazing value.

Disappointments:

Waited for a long time and had to flag the server after a long absence to get drink refills...

And the one thing that will probably keep us away though, was the head chef yelling constantly at the top of his lungs announcing whatever dish was ready for pick up or at his kitchen staff. Extremely annoying, so loud we often couldn’t each other’s conversation with each other, and just constant disruption and interference with our experience to the point that we discussed how we should get on yelp about this. Really destroyed the ambiance, and what otherwise could have been a lovely evening.

Trattoria Italian Kitchen
Responded on January 29, 2020

Hi Anonymous, Thank you kindly for your review and our sincere apologies for the less than ideal ambience and service you experienced. I will be following up with our Chef and service team to ensure this is corrected. Thank you once again for taking the time to review Trattoria Kitsilano. Our team always appreciates honest feedback. It motivates us to strive a little higher to provide the great food our brand is known for. Sincerely, Racquel DeVos General Manager

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V
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

I would recommend this restaurant but NOT for or during Dine Out Vancouver. The food is mass produced so it lacks the personal touch that I am used to in this restaurant.
It is very loud and the open style kitchen contributes largely to the sound pollution.
Staff friendly and service good.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience4

Don’t even come for Dine Out here. Portion was so tiny (chicken).

P
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went during dine out Vancouver. The service was quick, good portion sizes and great tasting food!

W
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Good place, but bad night. The Dine Out gnocchi was overcooked to the point of being mush, but the appetizer and dessert were okay. I also got a horribly painful stomachache shortly after eating, preventing me from enjoying the experience. Overall very disappointing, as I have been to Trattoria several times and always loved it. I hope this was just a fluke and not indicative of their future quality.

EP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience4

We attended Trattoria for Dine Out Vancouver, and while the menu was only $25pp, it definitely wasn't worth it.

The service we received was fine -our server was polite and welcoming at the beginning, but rarely checked in on us. However, the food was extremely sub-par. I had the gnocchi and my partner had the veal t-bone. My gnocchi was cooked to mush, with the pasta barely holding its shape (it was more like eating mashed potatoes than pasta). On the other hand, the veal t-bone was chewy and cooked inconsistently. Unfortunately, we were not able to bring these problems to the attention of our server as he did not check in on us until we were ready for the bill.

All in all, I would not recommend Trattoria -for Dine Out at least.

A
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great value Dine Out. Food was delicious and great service.

P
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another excellent experience at this restaurant. Friendly front of house, super chefs and good food make this a place we will continue to come back to.

Trattoria Italian Kitchen
Responded on January 29, 2020

Hi Phil, Thank you for your kind review. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us. I will be sure to let the team know. We will see you again soon :) Grazie!, Racquel DeVos General Manager

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VG
Vancouver
24 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

This was a birthday celebration and we informed the restaurant. No acknowledgement, no greeting the birthday person. Food was mediocre at best.

L
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Birthday lunch with friend

MG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience3

We went for Dineout Vancouver. My partner and I both had the french onion soup, and she had the chicken entree while I had the veal so we could both taste them, and the fruit smash for dessert. The french onion soup was rich, and one of the better ones I've had. We both agreed that the chicken tasted a bit off, with a very poor portion size. There was more breading than there was chicken. The veal t-bone was absolutely amazing! It was tender, flavourful, and a pretty generous portion size. The dessert was very fun, with cream, meringue, and an assortment of fruits and purees to mix and try together. A bit on the noisier side, but our service was always friendly but not overbearing. Overall we were definitely happy with our experience, and will be back. Maybe we'll skip the chicken though.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Tried the dine out menu and everything was fantastic. Pear and prosciutto was a nice combination of textures and flavours. The t-bone was amazing too. And the dessert is light and sweet. Will come back!

Trattoria Italian Kitchen
Responded on January 29, 2020

Hi Anonymous, Thank you for your kind review and I am glad to hear the Dine Out Menu was a hit. I will let the culinary team know what an enjoyable meal you had. Thank you once again for taking the time to review Trattoria Kitsilano and we will see you again soon. Grazie!, Racquel DeVos General Manager

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

We had a 3-course meal but unfortunately our entree came before our appetizer. Waitress was unapologetic and nowhere to be found. Seems like she was trying to avoid our table. Unacceptable for any restaurants!

Trattoria Italian Kitchen
Responded on January 29, 2020

Hi Anonymous, Thank you kindly for your review and our sincere apologies for the less than ideal service you received. I will be following up with our service team to ensure this is corrected. Thank you once again for taking the time to review Trattoria Kitsilano. Our team always appreciates honest feedback. It motivates us to strive a little higher to provide the great service our brand is known for. Sincerely, Racquel DeVos General Manager

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience3

The veal t-bone was tough. The chicken Milanese was bland.

Trattoria Italian Kitchen
Responded on January 29, 2020

Hi Anonymous, Thank you kindly for your review and our sincere apologies for the less than ideal meals you received. I will be following up with our culinary team to ensure this is corrected. Thank you once again for taking the time to review Trattoria Kitsilano. Our team always appreciates honest feedback. It motivates us to strive a little higher to provide the great food our brand is known for. Sincerely, Racquel DeVos General Manager

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c
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Yes - we had rude diners beside us who did intrude on our meal but this was not a reflection on the staff, service or quality of the food

Trattoria Italian Kitchen
Responded on January 29, 2020

Hi Coffeypots, Thank you kindly for your review and our sincere apologies for the loud group beside your table. I am happy to hear we did not disappoint you from our side. Thank you once again for taking the time to review Trattoria Kitsilano and we hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Racquel DeVos General Manager

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r
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

Over all disappointing . Service not great - she seemed uninterested in serving- not much input . Food very average . Been to Tratt over the years and enjoyed it . Think its gone downhill
Probably won’t return

Trattoria Italian Kitchen
Responded on January 29, 2020

Hi Ron 123, Thank you kindly for your review and our sincere apologies for the less than ideal service you received. I will be following up with our service team and Chef to ensure this is corrected. If you would like to continue the conversation further , please feel free to contact me directly at rdevos@trattoria kitchen.ca Thank you once again for taking the time to review Trattoria Kitsilano. Our team always appreciates honest feedback. Sincerely, Racquel DeVos General Manager

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LW
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The Cena di Famaglia dinner was DELICIOUS and the amount of food we had for $49 was amazing. Cheers, Lori & Al

JM
Vancouver
38 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Food was not bad but the quality has been going down a little since a couple years. Service was not bad as well but our server disappeared for a little while. I did really like the carbonara though! My friends weren't a big fan

MV
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

My wife and i decided to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary at Trattoria as we also had Chan centre tickets for that evening and the 15 minute commute was great.
We arrived at 4:30...very quiet...by 6 pm it was obviously busy and much noisier...no big deal... just be sure to get an inside table and not a perimeter table.
The food was very good... the service as well... my only '" downer"... the bartender dropped the ONE bottle of Lemoncello and i didn't get my favourite after dinner night-cap!! Stuff happens !!!
FYI- we didn't choose Trattoria because it was inexpensive... which it is not. But... we definitely got what we paid for. Thank you for a terrific meal.

l
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Really good value as it was Wine Wednesday! 50% off bottles of wine and not a restricted list!
Beet salad was good and the mushroom risotto was amazing...just what I was craving!
Service was great! The restaurant was lively!

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

WAAAAAY TOOOOOO LOUD!!!!!!

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C
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

It was quite noisy , but to be expected coming up to Christmas.

Severs were very helpful and food arrived swiftly.

Only suggestion / more veggie - vegan options would be good
:)

D
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Had a nice meal - was a little loud but otherwise excellent

RG
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

It got very very warm in the restaurant when it was full - that would be my only complaint other than the server had trouble getting our wine orders correct.

Trattoria Italian Kitchen
Responded on December 10, 2019

Hi RebeccaG, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. Yes, it can get warm sometimes with so many people, we are more than happy to adjust the temperature if anyone is uncomfortable. I apologize for the errors from our server with your wine order. This feedback allows us to see the mistakes and provide coaching to our team so they can provide the best service possible. See you again Soon!

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NJ
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Food was ok, pasta was salty and a little dry and the noise level was very high and intrusive on conversation

ET
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food was good. We tried a number of different menu items including the Calamari, Beet Salad, Gnocchi, Spaghetti and meatballs, eggplant parmigiana, and crab and lobster ravioli. I would highly recommend the calamari, beet salad and eggplant. We will be going back next time we are in the area.

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great overall dining experience! My friend and I both have dietary restrictions currently and the staff were extremely helpful and thorough in ensuring that our needs were accommodated.

m
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience2

The food was very salty and very small portions. Seriously overpriced.

J
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience4

We often have a great experience at Trattoria but this time it was awful. My partner and I shared the Pasta Platter and it came out cold/overcooked. I wouldn’t recommend going to this location.

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