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Italian Kitchen

1037 Alberni St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 1A1, Canada
+1 604-687-2858
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“meatballs” (157 reviews)
“zeppole” (19 reviews)
“party platter” (53 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:00All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1037 Alberni St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 1A1, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We enjoyed very much this restaurant. The food and service was great. I was a little surprised by them, because they don't have the wine on the right temperature. Actually the wine was hot. They offer to put the wine on ice....... Desserts were delicious....More

Thank Juan Carlos V
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I ate here twice on a family trip to Vancouver. The food was good, the service was prompt and friendly. On our first visit, I had a mixed green salad and the spaghetti bolognese. My husband ordered pasta with lamb sausage. My kids ordered a...More

Thank maddog4221
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a great experience here. The food was amazing, as well as the service. We were a party of 8 and very well attended to by our server. She made many wonderful suggestions and all were delicious. The only slight downside was the noise...More

Thank Allison E
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The food was really good but the waiters were so rude with us that we won't go again. They were rude because we were from Mexico City 🙁

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went to Italian Kitchen with another couple for dinner on Saturday night. The food is solid. Love the carbonara as well as the meatballs and truffled pasta. Stuffed my self silly. This was our second time there as we had gone several years ago...More

1  Thank slefleur
Reviewed 6 days ago

We came here for a 5.30pm dinner and found the restaurant already quite crowded. The décor was a relatively plain black and white compared to other Vancouver restaurants. There was an extensive menu and wine list. We started with an unusual garlic bread which was...More

Thank TassieTravellers99
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here tonight. We had been seated 20 minutes and no one had come to take our order or even say hello apart from a guy who poured us some water. I had to ask someone to take our order. Wait staff were very nice...More

Thank Nursie11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were sent here by the concierge from the Shangri la and he wasn't wrong! Really buzzing, happy restaurant with great staff. It's fancy enough to feel like a treat but still casual with a good mix of clientele. We enjoyed terrific simple pasta dishes...More

Thank maida22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We can't say enough positive comments on this gem. The food is excellent and we have been there many times and always fabulous food. The staff goes and beyond hailing us down a cab while we were paying our bill so we would not be...More

Thank Lynne E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a weekend evening. The service was indifferent and the pace of course provision quite slow. (And we don't mind taking our time enjoying a meal.) Fifteen minutes or more between courses is too much. The food was ok. Tables were quite close and...More

Thank 5W-slopetravelers
Hailey M, Guest Relations Manager at Italian Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, We are sorry to hear that your time between meals wasn’t timed appropriately and that seating was snug. We will for sure bring this back to management and truly appreciate your feedback. Thank you and we hope you have a wonderful day, Hailey

Vancouver's business district, the Downtown area is
bustling with smartly-dressed folks balancing their
lattes and briefcases to and from work. The area's
plethora of contemporary commercial, residential, and
corporate spaces has bred a landscape of nouveau
restaurants, chain cafes, and upmarket shopping
options. However, located right on the waterfront of
Vancouver's energetic Harbour, Downtown is a also
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Gail R
What is the dress code
11 April 2017|
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Response from Ana S | Reviewed this property |
no dress code, but no tank tops either :) it's kind of casual dressy
Is the restaurant noisy?
9 March 2017|
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Response from Anthony M | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is. Upstairs is better than downstairs noise wise.
hi, how far are you away from the shangrila and is there a dress code? thanks!
25 November 2016|
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Response from Nancy T | Reviewed this property |
The Shangri La is on West Georgia and Thurlow. Go south on Thurlow til you get to Alberni. Turn east along Alberni and the Italian Kitchen will be on the north side of Alberni. There's no dress code. Hope this helps.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1037 Alberni St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 1A1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-687-2858
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This crisp and stylish room is perfect for after work, or a smart business lunch, and offers the ultimate in fresh Italian fare in the heart of the downtown core. Family platters, inventive pizzas and regional Italian specialties combine with vintage wines and handcrafted cocktails to bring you a true taste of La Dolce Vita. Buon Appetito.
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