La Pentola della Quercia
La Pentola della Quercia

La Pentola della Quercia

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lapentola.ca/
  • Phone: 6046420557x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Saturday 7:00am-11:00pm

    Sundays 7:00am-10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, International
  • Executive Chef: Lucais Syme
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Opus Catering expertly blends contemporary food and innovative cocktails with seamless and intuitive service. Stylish and sophisticated, Opus Catering delivers a unique and luxury experience.
  • Private Party Facilities: We can host semi-private groups of 12 to 30, private groups of up to 130 and receptions for as many as 200
  • Private Party Contact: Ricardo Ferreira 604-694-2103x
  • Entertainment: lounge DJ Friday and Saturday nights
  • Special Events: Join us on the last Sunday of each month to dine alla famiglia style at a communal table with your neighbours and friends. A minimum of 10 locally sourced courses. $55/person

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hamilton
  • Public Transit: We are located across the street from Yaletown Roundhouse skytrain station.
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Valet parking may be available.
A word from La Pentola della Quercia
Lucais Syme of Vancouver’s award-winning La Quercia restaurant deliver artfully crafted, Northern Italian cuisine at La Pentola della Quercia, inside OPUS Hotel Vancouver. Complimenting some of the city’s most passionate and experienced servers, each expertly trained on all aspects of the menu, skilfully present the handmade pasta and custom “nose to tail” meat and fish dishes at this Vancouver hot-spot..
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La Pentola della Quercia reviews from OpenTable diners
33 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (15)good for groups (15)special occasion (15)neighborhood gem (14)romantic (11)notable wine list (11)great for lunch (9)great for brunch (7)hot spot (4)kid-friendly (4)vibrant bar scene (2)late-night find (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Alla Famiglia
    cyjhVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Authentic Italian at its best! Gourmet quality of fresh, simple yet refined and perfectly executed cuisine, delightful variety, warm and engaging but unobtrusive service, and AMAZING wine (Amarone). Couldn't have had a better experience! Special thanks to General Manager, Ricardo, and our main server, Peter. They are outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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  • La Famiglia was perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We were seven people, including several foodies. The alla famiglia (chef's selection, eight courses) worked very well. Quick to start, modest portions so no one's appetite flagged, and a very good variety. With no attention paid to ordering, everyone focused on each other. A very pleasant evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a great dinner.
    oodlesVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We were surprised that the sharing menu was available even for two person. It was an excellent deal for $60 per person since we liked every dish that we tried. We will definitely come back with a bigger group and try the 10 course sharing menu for $75. The atmosphere is extremely comfortable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RTseVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food at La Pentola is terrific. The flavours are fine and subtle, making you want to keep eating. One can never tire of the tastes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Celebratory Brunch
    604foodVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We went for brunch in the the middle of a day of bridal dress shopping. Food and service was great!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    A great place that is not crazy loud and the food is good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Italian Gem and More
    Insync
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Noticed the family dining menu while strolling through Yaletown. We let the waitress select our seven course menu, noting we had no food fussiness. 3 delicious appetisers, 2 pastas, an entre and desert. Fabulous. $60 each for 7 courses. Plus wine. Yes I would recommend this, age and again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cyjhVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    We were having a business lunch and had other meetings to go to, but the food took a very, very long time to arrive, and was not as good as usual. I have always loved this restaurant but this particular experience was rather disappointing.
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  • Lost our reservation
    Chloe
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We arrived on time for our reservation, but they had lost it. I had made it and it was confirmed through Open Table and the restaurant had called the day before to confirm, but still we didn't seem to have one. It wasn't a big deal since there was a nice table available for us anyways. Just a minor annoyance. Loved the service though and the pasta dishes were lovely as well as the seared tuna appetizer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey
    alybabaVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The taster menus are interesting if you're adventurous and are willing to be surprised. In fairness, they do accomodate food allergies and dietary restrictions. Quite pricey. Definitely not the place to go if you want to enjoy a quiet conversation with friends, or spend a romantic evening. The place is really LOUD! Good service.
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  • Okay food, great service
    foodlovah
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The server was super bubbly and friendly. The risotto and gnocchi were a bit disappointing with little flavor, however the slow cooked meat dish was good. The mouse dessert was also good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 22 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 230 reviews are from the La Pentola della Quercia reviews archive.
  • Overated
    Mooshi
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The food is mediocre. Do not get the Famiglia series.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ambience unique
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our pre Mother's Day Brunch . Children were given priority seating. Gluten free meals were readily identified by staff. All ages from infant ,toddler, teens ,young adults and seniors enjoyed the ambience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Brunch
    Peckish
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Lovely brunch, 2nd time in two weeks. Service vastly improved. Was friendly last time, but a bit erratic. This time there was much greater attention to the customer & it was a pleasant brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelmed
    NSDiner
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    My partner and I split an order of the lamb angilotti. Tasty, but the presentation was lazy, basically just the pasta dumped in a bowl. For a main, I ordered the smoked duck and my partner ordered a seafood special. The duck portioning was small for the price and while flavourful, the addition of bacon completely overwhelmed the flavor of the duck. There was little else on the plate save a couple small greens and virtually no starch. My partners seafood was fresh and properly cooked, but was completely lacking in flavor. The service was overall lacking, side plates not cleared, etc... This could be an OK place for a late night graze, or drinks and appys, but there are better and less expensive places nearby. I would not return for dinner.
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  • Love the Brunch!
    bmarieVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    The brunch menu is excellent. We've been happy with everything we've ever ordered. The space has a nice ambiance and is comfortable for a group.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Excellent food and service. Very enjoyable. Waitress was very knowledgeable and efficient.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Good Food, Service Could Improve
    Peckish
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We had a delicious, beautifully presented breakfast at the restaurant. The menu is interesting & the quality of the food good. However, the service, while polite & professional, is a bit hit & miss. It seemed that once our meals arrived, we were off their radar. We wanted salt & pepper, but no one stopped by to ask, so we had to borrow it from the table next to us. The wait staff didn't return to see how we were enjoying our meal & we had to flag them to request another coffee. The staff need training with respect to customer service. But, I would return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • La Pentola
    Angela
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    We took a group of 8 for a work dinner to La Pentola della Quercia, and it was great. We had the shared family style meal, and they were able to accommodate the two gluten free folks in our group and ensured any other food issues/preferences/dislikes were taken into account. The food was very good and the portions large, although most of us did not love the octopus course. The staff were attentive and friendly. I will likely come again with my husband for a date night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food great, server outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    So we headed to La Pentola because we could bring our own wine (corkage $35) but it turns out the food and service are pretty great too! I can talk about the food a bit - have the burrata cheese appetizer, the charcuterie, the risotto…all good, very good! Everyone enjoyed the food immensely at our table. That said, our server was Beth and she was AWESOME - she was funny, well versed in the menu, patient, cute and just plain awesome! She made our night even better than it would have been with just food and wine…you know when some one just lights up the room and makes the evening run just a little smoother…Beth did that! That said, we would head back to La Pentola again…loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch menu!
    bmarieVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Wonderful brunch menu, food quality, and service! We'll be back.
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    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome dinner for a spec occasion
    Todd
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Had a great meal for my birthday with my wife. We did the 7 course tasting menu and had a dining experience instead of a simple dinner. Every course was delicious and interesting and somewhat unique from their own homemade goat cheese ricotta to a pork tenderloin that was better cooked than any I have had before! After wine, digestive and coffee it's an expensive evening but worth it for the special occasion. If you don't drink it's a deal. $55 each for 7 quality courses is a steal.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful but not La Quercia
    Jason
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    We had an amazing evening here recently and the food and service were excellent. My only critiques would be: 1) it was a tad noisier than I would have thought... the bar was quite hopping and there were a number of large groups and those were likely contributors but there was certainly a time during the height of dinner where you had to strain to hear the people across from you - full disclosure: we are younger so its not a hearing thing ;-) 2) while the food was excellent, I felt that the 7 and 10 course meals weren't as original as La Quercia and that all they were really doing was making everything on their a la carte menu and it didn't feel as special and unique. I'd go back for sure but I might go to La Quercia first...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hit and miss
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Sometimes very good, sometimes not so good. The greeter seemed generally unhappy and not friendly. Had no time to answer questions about the food. Also didn't bring us bread. The waitress who showed up with the food was nice and did a good job. I've been there at least five times and would give it high marks seventy percent of the time, the rest of the time I don't think it's worth the money. Better, more consistent choices are available in the area for the same or lower cost. This latest experience was disappointing due to inadequate service. I had gnocchi with oxtail ragout, it was good food. Portions tend to be fairly small. My wife had chicken salad sandwich and enjoyed it.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chidren portions!
    fg203VIP
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    The food is fairly good but the pasta portions are VERY small. This my second disappointing meal in a row.
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  • Excellent High-end Italian
    WolfordVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Inspired food, a bit of a splurge but well worth it. The savory soufflé to start us a must!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little disappointed
    Russell
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    Took my family to this restaurant, while it was ok, it is not Umberto's which we miss dearly. Ambiance lacked, and staff though friendly just did not quite make it 3-3.5/5, food was good and the table setting, circular, was a good setting for all of us to chat Just do not think I would return Price was fair
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  • From a random pick to a great find
    MLee7771
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Originally, was looking for a quick dinner with my parents on my dad's birthday. As it turns out, I have found a gem. I didn't have much expectations, but as it turns out, they have blown my expectation to the moon and gave me an amazing dinner and dessert. Great job! Will definitely try to come back with my friends in the future.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • excellent
    Lulu
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    the food was delicious - great menu. wine selection was also very good as was the champagne. service excellent. we'll be back
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    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Treat Yourself to a Special Meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    Utmost attention to food freshness and quality. Proper sized portions. Fresh, perfection pasta, burrata cheese was a treat. Menu was a bit confusing, but our waitress was excellent making sure we knew each dish before ordering. Kitchen will modify dishes on request( ie no anchovies on the burrata salad)
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great famiglia affair
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    love the shared tasting menu that our group of eight ordered. 7 or 10 courses, we chose the 10 courses, portions were small enough that we didn't feel overstuffed. every dish was delightful. wine choices were great too. overall had a fantastic time and closed the place down on a weekday night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely
    SCooper
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    A group of friends and I went there for dinner, the food was great and the servie was exceptional. The dinner menu changes frequently so you always get to try something new. It was a bit pricey but a great fine dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was very nice
    BCR77
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    It was very nice. Food was very good and service was excellent. Nice place
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unrelaxing and lacked communication
    Kath
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    1st ever visit to this restaurant. The food was good, but unfortunately, the whole experience left a sour taste. It was loud, busy, totally unrelaxing. Everything you would expect being seated at a v small table right next to the kitchen in the bar area. I cannot fathom why we were given such a table when we made our resy well in advance when there was plenty of room avail. 7 course tasting menu option only. While a great deal, it was far too much food for us. By the 4th course, we were not enjoying the rest of the meal. Knowing in advance would've allowed us to choose our valentines dinner restaurant accordingly. We had our last 2 courses to go as we were itchin to leave. Couldn't relax. Will not return.
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  • Valentine's outing
    Ella
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    My boyfriend and I dined at La Pentola for Valentine's day and it was one to remember! Service, food and drinks were all amazing. The best sea bass I have ever had. Will come back to try brunch and more for sure.
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    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had long avoided going
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    We had long avoided going to La Pentola when it opened because of some of the previous OPUS restaurant disasters. Very glad that we decided to give it a try. The beef tongue was perfectly sliced and melted in the mouth. The vitello tonnato was nice, a little too much sous vide time for the veal but the creamy sauce was lovely. For pasta, the rabbit and artichoke ravioli in brown butter sauce was excellent. Perfectly cooked pasta and the prep and balance of the artichoke didn't overwhelm the wine we had brought ($35corkage but they offer a good wine list). Would definitely order this again. We finished with the hen and again it was perfectly cooked, succulent. A solid comfort dish. No dessert on this occasion but will return.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for catching up with friends
    REPYVR
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Took out of town visitors there based on other friends' suggestions. We did the "Family Style" dining where it is chef's choice for 7 courses (there is also a 10 course option). I like that idea and would do it again with people who have the same/similar taste in food (for example: I like spicy food; pals can't handle heat). I knew it would take 2-3 hours, and that was great for catching up with visiting friends (The table next to us clearly ran out of things to talk about about before the third course). The parm souffle and the desserts were the best of the 7 courses. I'd go back just to have a glass (or 3) of the house-made Limoncello. Waiter was new to the restaurant but provided great service.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went for DOV on Super Bowl
    Peanuts
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    Went for DOV on Super Bowl Sunday - it was not busy and quiet. Food is excellent, service is friendly and prompt - hot water was topped up often since it was cold out. I will definitely come again and try to get a group of friends to try out the Sunday family dinner - 7 or 10 course tasting dinner of whatever the chef cooks.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful Dining!
    SeafoodLoverVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Quercia's preparations are delicious giving great attention to detail! The game hen was excellent as were the desserts.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little disappointed with
    Hummer
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    A little disappointed with the quantity of the sablefish dine out menu. Not worth $38. Left still hungry! Was also disappointed with chocolate mousse dessert. The flavor of the meringue was definitely unique. Would not order again. We liked the ambiance of the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.