Trattoria Italian Kitchen - Burnaby

3.9
127 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
  • Casual
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean
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Hours of Operation
Monday – Thursday: 11am -11pm
Friday: 11am – midnight
Saturday: 10am – midnight
Sunday: 10am – 11pm
Happy Hour 2pm – 5pm
Weekend Brunch 10am – 2pm
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Phone number
(604) 424-8779
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Frank Lu
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Neighbourhood
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 127 People Are Saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
3.9
Food
3.8
Service
3.7
Ambience
3.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
70% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Restaurant was only one third full yet we could not have the table of our choice. We were told it was reserved yet no one ever came. Food was disappointing. Seems to have gone downhill since my last visit. Not the server’s fault. She was friendly and attentive.

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4.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Food, patio and service was great. Thanks. Will be back

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4.0Dined on August 6, 2018

The food was very good, albeit small portions. Our biggest complaint was that we could only get reservations through Open Table at 5pm but the place was completely empty. Next time, we'd just do a walk in.

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3.0Dined on July 28, 2018

We were seated inside in hopes of escaping the heat, however, the air-conditioning was turned off and the front door left wide open. The thermostat on the wall indicated it was 27c inside. Most of the staff were visibly sweating. Not sure if the a/c was out of service, but enjoyment of the meal suffered as result.

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

I had booked because of an anniversary but no one came by to wish us.

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

We frequent Trattoria... and I think this was our best experience by far!! It was pasta Tuesdays, so all pastas were $13...We went for lunch this time... a little bit less busy... so our food came out nice and hot, (not like the previous Tuesday evening rush, where the pasta was a bit on the warm and not hot side. Taste of the food doesn't disappoint either visit! My favorite is Truffled Spagetti with meatballs!

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4.0Dined on July 17, 2018

We were seated and the waitress didn’t read the notes on the reservation. Also only took my husbands order. She quickly realized she had forgot and came back to correct. Service was wonderful after that.

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Glowbal chain provides consistent top level service and dining experience

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4.0Dined on June 25, 2018

We enjoyed our food and service but the traffic noise was fairly loud.

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3.0Dined on June 19, 2018

The shared appetizer dish cost $19.95/head. This is was ridiculously expensive for what was given. We ordered 3 portions for the 4 of us. This contained 3 slices of very thick Parma ham (too thickly sliced for it to taste good). 3 overcooked arancini balls. Three good meatballs, a good amount of calamari and a small splodge of burrata (for this price we should have received a whole one) and some dried up pieces of pita bread. At $60 this was very overpriced. At $20 it may have been good value. On top of this is was lukewarm - a really strange temperature. It seemed that this just hangs out in warm lights until someone is unlucky enough to order it. This is a shame as the main courses and desserts were good. Please avoid the group appetizer plate and you will have a good meal. It was a birthday party and it seemed churlish to complain and ruin it.

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1.0Dined on June 18, 2018

I forgot this Glowbal restaurant is the worst of the bunch. The food did not taste very good. My stuffed eggplant was too salty. The tomato sauce tasted funny. Food aside, our server got off work at 530 and we were left waiting for our entry for over an hour until we approached the manager who then realized no one was actually looking after us. The food basically came out luke warm. It was a big disappointment all in all. The restaurant was not that busy even on father’s day, which I guess is a sign.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

We had a great server, Juliana, and she helped us with decisions. She was helpful, personable and friendly! Thoroughly enjoyed our evening!

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4.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Great tasty food.

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

The food was good. Appetizer (calamari) was excellent. The pasta was ok. My husband had the linguine carbonara and thought it was excellent. The cheese bread was ok. The Brussels sprouts were perfection. The lemon tart was ok but the raspberry sorbet that came with it was to die for. All in all a good meal with some real high points and yet some things were unspectacular. The service was wonderful. The table selection for groups of 2 was rather odd in that we were all kind of shoved into the same corner.

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4.0Dined on May 23, 2018

We ordered pizza since the Italian pizza chef was at the restaurant that day - but - the they forgot the artichokes and the pizza was not cooked enough. I guess my expectations were high seeing who was cooking it!!

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3.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Despite good service and good food (small portion), it is noisy and hard to keep a conversation (tables too close from each other, noise from the kitchen..)

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2.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Our server Ian was too busy with another table and did not even bother to greet us or offer us water for the longest time. Eventually I had to flag down a girl asking who our server was. She said it was Ian and she ended up serving us. I had an infant child with me and no one even offer me the children menu. I had to ask for it. I would not recommend this restaurant or will I come back again.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

The pasta and excellent wine list make Trattoria in Burnaby a safe bet for a good lunch. Couple that with half price wine by the bottle on Wednesday’s and it’s something to plan well in advance. Service is attentive but never intrusive. Wednesday lunch at Trattoria in Burnaby will be a regular occurrence.

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4.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Food was delicious. The atmosphere was perfect. Thank you.

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1.0Dined on April 21, 2018

So I gave the food a 1. Not because it tasted bad but because my friend was given 4 ravioli. And that was supposed to be a meal?!? I was given a normal amour of food. So I spent 10 min after my friend finished eating. We went to MacDonalds for fries after. Never going back.

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4.0Dined on April 17, 2018

The Patio was perfect. The experience was memorable. Food was tasty. Thank you.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

It was delicious. Everything was so well seasoned, Daryl was very attentive without being over the top. Would love to return. Love the mock-tails.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Excellent service from start to finish. Steve, our server, was a legend!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Consistent quality food and friendly fabulous service.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I usually go to the Kitsilano location and it's amazing!! The food is great a and we have taken family there who also loves it.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed our evening meal. All the staff could not have been more friendly and welcoming. Attractive menu and choices. Food was cooked to order and tasted delicious - ample quantity. Good value and would definitely go back.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Great service and excellent food. Table was a little close to other parties, but overall a great meal.

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Food was great as always! Service from,who appeared to be the manager who helped seat us, and another server who remembered us and said hello was very good, however our actual server was not overly attentive.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Great food! Chicken Parmesan was on point, and great house Chardonnay.

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3.0Dined on March 15, 2018

It was the first time my family and I visited Trattoria. Our waiter was very helpful and nice. The food was good, not over the top, but good( I personally didn't like the taste of the beef lasagna with the greens that the put on top. The pasta was kind.of burned on the edges. The dish is missing something ). I will try again a different dish. My family did like what they ordered.

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2.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Didn’t mark down my open table reso, so I got an email from open table scolding me for their incompetence. Not cool. EVERYtime I go to this location, something goes wrong. I only go here out of convenience.. they need to up their game.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Good food. Would definitely come back

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3.0Dined on February 27, 2018

The place is too loud. You would have to talk very loud to each other. Bad acoustics.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Loved it all, fantastic food and service!

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

There ended up to be only 3 of us, but enjoyed both the food, company and service..very enjoyable experience.

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

Great tasting food with reasonable pricing! Great ambient and perfect for hanging around with your friends! Me and my girl were chatting away for a long time but server was so nice and come to the table when you need him. Great service!

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Loved the food. Addicted. Thank you. Huggies.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Totally satisfied with the 3 courses of 2018 dine out Vancouver at this restaurant. Sicilian mussles and clams , fennel sausage all were perfectly seasoned with herbs and white wine. 2nd dish, lingcod Picatta with roasted veggie also yummy, veggie was nicely done. Finishing with tiramisu, I personally like it because it wasn't not too sweet.
The server provided a very good service. Will definitely visit this place again.

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5.0Dined on January 8, 2018

Service is quite good here and it's nice that they serve complimentary appetizers! Everyone is very friendly and pleasant. They check back a few times to make you're satisfied with the food.

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4.0Dined on January 8, 2018

First visit and will return again soon. Upbeat but not too loud. Our server Ian was great, as was the menu options. Our party of 5 enjoyed the happy hour and a lovely dinner.

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