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Italian Kitchen - Vancouver
Italian Kitchen - Vancouver

Italian Kitchen - Vancouver Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.theitaliankitchen.ca
  • Phone: (604) 687-2858
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 1:00am Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 1:00am Sunday 11:30am - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Shaughn Halls
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: The Glowbal Catering Group is here to help you with your function large or small. E-mail Area Operations Manager Jan-Erik Wichmann at janerik@glowbalgroup.com for details and any inquiries.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Burrard
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Monday - Friday from 11:30pm - close Saturday from 5:00pm - close
A word from Italian Kitchen - Vancouver
A spectacular newcomer to Vancouver’s prolific restaurant scene, Italian Kitchen arrives in the vibrant downtown neighborhood. Italian Kitchen features a multi-regional modern Italian menu dished up in ultra-sleek surroundings. Guests will delight with warm wheels of handcrafted pizza, peerless antipasto platters, creative pastas and dry-aged steaks. The 60-foot white marble ‘DOC’ bar serves classic cocktails with a new-age kick and a glass-walled wine cellar is stocked with predictably excellent Italian vintages with New and Old World offerings. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I went there for a business lunch and at 12:30pm on a Tuesday the restaurant was out of their signature lasagna dish. I ordered the penne and enjoyed the food the service and the ambience. The appetizer was excellent and so was my cappuccino. However not having a lasagna left at 12:30pm left a bitter taste in my mouth."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Chose their risotto feature, after asking the server what she would choose, between that & the ravioli feature. And she didn't steer us wrong. The risotto had lobster & pancetta, & was cooked perfectly. She, & other wait staff, came by to refill our waters frequently, & check on how we were doing. All-in-all, another successful trip to IK. I will be back!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We arrived early for our reservation and were lucky to grab a seat at the bar where we ended up choosing to stay for dinner. The action in the open kitchen was fun to watch and the food and service was fantastic! This was our third time dining here and we will absolutely be back next time we are in Vancouver. The spaghetti and meatball is beyond worth it!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We got two appetizers and got our 2nd entree for free. Plus up until 6pm happy hour drinks were $5.00. The food was delicious and the service was great."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Food was okay but nothing special. Food order was messed up and not worth the price."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "The first floor featured pounding loud music, we were escorted upstairs to an extremely loud (concert-like) scene, where people are packed like sardines into a small room with no AC. We were given a 2x2 table and 2x1 hardcover menus. Due to lack a space the guy next to us accidentally set his menu on fire with the little candle on the table. There were also 2 bachelorette parties in the room... Oh the screeching! It was too late to get reservations elsewhere, so we quickly ate a main course and left. The food was great and the staff was fantastic! I wouldn't recommend this for dinner. But it's perfect for a bachelorette party :). Maybe try it at 5pm on a Tuesday night :)"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I had been to Black and Blue, Coast, and Glowbal restaurants a few times with good experiences. Since Italian Kitchen is part of the Glowbal collection, I would expect similar experience but I was so wrong. When my wife and I walk in front of the reception desk waiting first in line (nobody was there and no one was waiting), by the time receptionist came, there's another guy waiting behind us. Not only the receptionist treated us like invisible beings, she greeted the guy and took him to a table. Then we waited and she didn't come back. Another receptionist came and when we expressed our incident, she apologized but that's it. It's at 12:30 pm on July 12th. She is a big Caucasian lady with long black dye hair."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "A beautiful VANCOUVER evening on the patio with good food! We were craving cacio pepe which thankfully the chef was able to make. It was delicious and noteworthy. It was delightful to see Claire back on Alberni after her various stints elsewhere post Coast. Guests will be assured an excellent dining experience with her at the helm. The wine list could use some tweaking but overall it's a good list."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The calamari was quite good, but the main courses were unfortunately not very good. Pasta too rich and difficult to digest, a veal scaloppini was tough and too thick. We would like to be more positive since they were more than accommodating in bringing new dishes to try and satisfy us, but they just did not do the job. Great attitude, atmosphere but poor food!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Appies and Pasta are usually very consistent. The appies special in the sampling size was excellent. Unfortunately one of the pasta and a pizza we ordered were extremely salty. We didn't want to be rude, so we just ate half of them and did not send it back. I would recommend this place, hopefully it won't be as salty next time"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Ambience was good for the type of Italian Cuisine however arugula & beets salad was not as fresh as I expected as I can find yellow leaves & already cut beets from couple days ago. Meatball spaghetti was OK, is just the sauce was a bit salty. I'm not a picky eater however for the price they're charging I expected a higher quality product."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "As with all the Glowbal restaurants, you can always count on great food and great service."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The food was fantastic! We were a party of four. Two of us had the special (smoked bacon ravioli with salmon and lemon cream sauce). And two of us had the pasta sample platter. We were also debating about ordering a side of meatballs to start and decided to skip it and order calamari instead. Our waitress brought out a plate, on her, so we could try them. I can't remember her name, but she was very helpful and friendly, and helped make it a great experience. We'll definitely be going back!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "First time we were in the Italian Kitchen and my only comment would be we found it a bit noisy - other than that it was a great meal."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Daniel (our waiter) was professional & efficient...⭐️"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Needed a place for a late night dinner with the family since we were staying downtown. The food was very good but what made this an excellent dining experience was the service. We were very well taken care of and even the little ones were entertained by the excellent staff. They also made sure that the little ones received the drinks that they wanted."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "I have been to The Italian Kitchen many times, this trip was by far the worst... I took a friend for a birthday dinner, it was early in the even so not so busy. I was expecting a special dinner as I had enjoyed here in the past. My friend had not been to the Italian Kitchen so it seemed like a good choice. The server was a bit bossy but tried... seemed to be having issues, took forever to get a glass of wine, spilled coffee on the table, etc. So service was not good and it just seemed off. The dinner was good but late, my entree was a bit cold so had been sitting waiting to be served. The Creme Brulee was burnt and lumpy and not made properly. For the price, they need to be better."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We came for a Saturday brunch and were seated immediately. We liked the variety on the menu and the service was attentive. The pasta, pizza and egg tangine was delicious and hot. The restaurant was busy and some what noisy and the tables seemed too close but the food and libations were very good."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The location is in the heart of downtown Vancouver. The waiters are attentive and the food is good. Portion is larger than average. Will come back again for more."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Met with clients when I was in town and the over ambiance was good, food was good, the service was good but the noise level made it a bit difficult to hear each other. I would definitely come back for lunch and dinner but not for a business meeting."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "This is a nice place. The spaghetti and meatballs were very good, not outstanding . My husband had pork chops which he enjoyed. The ambience was cozy and not too noisy. Wait staff was excellent."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Terrible service. The waiter even forgot to bring our wine to our table.. The "sandwich" meats were old and stale-ish. The noise level was horrible, we had to almost yell at each other.. Plus, our table was wobbly.. When this place first opened, I LOVED IT, now I shall never return..."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Appetizer of clams and mussels were great, nice sauce, but had to ask for some bread for dipping. The pasta entrees were very large and could have been shared between two large eaters. The scallops were great, but only 5 of them for $32.00, not a great deal. Wine list is good with options on lower priced or higher wines. Overall most food prices were overpriced but the atmosphere was lively."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I were both craving Italian food, and immediately the Italian Kitchen came to mind. I especially was craving their Paparadelle dish with lamb. Upon arrival, we were smart enough to make a reservation before hand so there was no waiting on our part. We were seated immediately on the upper level, in a quiet corner. Unfortunately due to the fact that they had a large party so we were moved to a better spot, which was closer to the window. Because of the move, the restaurant manager told us that the desserts would be on the house because of the possible inconvenience to move may have had on us. Long story short, the food was absolutely amazing, the service was just fantastic, the ambiance, again, fantastic. Overall, amazing!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We have been to Italian Kitchen many times before. We have never been disappointed. The pasta platter for 2 is a great option. The kids menu has some great gourmet but kid friendly items. Our youngest son (12) always gets the steak. The service is always excellent. This is our number one choice for family celebrations."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "This is a safe bet. Good food and a fun atmosphere."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Bad start to the experience from the get go. Arrived and stood in the entrance for at least a minute, maybe 2-3, without being acknowledged at all--a staff member was doing something off to the side with her back to us, and another (who turned out to be our waitress) showed up maybe 30 seconds later to discuss something with her. Work related it seemed, but she saw and glanced over multiple times at us 5 feet away without so much as a hello or that'd she'd be with us in a moment, leaving us to stand there awkwardly. It was not busy at the restaurant either as we arrived a bit before 11:45 for lunch. The veal dish recommended to me was a bit sour for my liking. Complete contrast to excellent service received at Black & Blue 2 days prior. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Found this restaurant through the open table app reviews and so glad I did! We had made a reservation as we had a short window for lunch. We were seated right away, our waiter was pleasant, smiling and helpful with recommendations. We opted for the special risotto of the day and the carpaccio pizza- all 3 of us agreed the meals were delicious and piping hot! Our waiter recognized we were in a bit of a hurry and put a little rush on our meals. Great service, price was reasonable nice setting!"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Had a group of 7 for a celebratory dinner. I had to make some last minute changes to the reservation, which were handled expertly by the hostess. The food was great and so was the service. It was somewhat noisy, but it didn't really bother me. I highly recommend. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Had never been to Italian Kitchen but was pleasantly surprised. From the outside one might think it a pretentious place, but it's actually quite warm and vibrant with fast, friendly service. The food was delicious, the cocktails were made with quality ingredients, and the desserts were brought in from somewhere that obviously specializes in the craft. All this for a reasonable rate. Would definitely recommend to friends. And while there is seating available for kids... probably best to leave them at home!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The food was excellent! And the watermelon lemonade is a must-have! Very refreshing!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We ate upstairs. Excellent Food and Service ... Very Noisy at lunch, but quieted down by 2pm. Will try another time."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "He had John Love as our server and he was fantastic, was able to recommend some great wine and wonderful meals. Would highly recommend and please ask for him"
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "We enjoyed a birthday brunch recently. The service was attentive and our brunch choices delicious. We had the traditional eggs benny, the big breakfast and the polenta - all served piping hot and with just the right sauces. The blood orange, Cointreau and persecco mimosas were the best ever!!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I used to love going to the Italian Kitchen for their truffle cream spaghetti and kobe beef meatballs, which is what I had the other night. The food, unfortunately, just isn't the same anymore. The meatballs are just regular beef, are much smaller, and the cream sauce has no truffle in it, just a few minor shavings on top. A classic case of a restaurant cutting corners on a great dish, just to save some money. Needless to say, I won't be going back specifically for this dish anymore. Other than that, service was good, and the noise level high as always, but that doesn't bother me."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Darn good Italian in Vancouver. The meatballs are worth it for sure!"
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "I had made a reservation here about a month in advance since we were in town for the marathon. The hostess reminded me as she was taking us to our table that the table was to be seated again in 2 hrs. Yeah - ok, fine. So we were seated and then proceeded to wait about 15min before our server came to get our drink orders. By that time, we placed our entire order. The food arrived and was fine - just the noise level was very loud. Difficult for the 3 of us to converse without yelling. Decent restaurant but I wouldn't say 'outstanding' by any means. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I met friends for lunch. The restaurant has a lovely feel to it, and the wine menu is unbelievably good. The service was friendly and quick. However, I found the risotto was too salty and and bit undercooked. Also, we asked for the music to be turned down because it was difficult to converse... but it remained loud. I will give it a second try."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Good food and service always make this a happy experience."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Italian Kitchen - the food was fantastic and our server was engaging and efficient! "
    Dined on 5/1/2014