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La Piazza Dario Ristorante
La Piazza Dario Ristorante

La Piazza Dario Ristorante Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.lapiazzadario.com
  • Email: lapiazzadario@gmail.com
  • Phone: (604) 430-2195
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm CLOSED SUNDAYS JULY AND AUGUST
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Claudio Ranallo
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Grandview Highway
  • Public Transit: Bus stop nearby, skytrain station (Renfrew).
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Plenty of free parking, across the street from the Renfrew skytrain station.
A word from La Piazza Dario Ristorante
Exceptional cuisine is life-enhancing magic. A magic to be enjoyed with family and friends, or as a companion to business proceedings. Come to our table with an open heart. At La Piazza you will encounter a warm relaxed atmosphere where fine cuisine is presented in gracious style. Bright and airy luncheons, or intimate candlelight dinners, dining at La Piazza is a revelation of the Italian gift for making an art out of life. Brilliant cuisine selected from the classic dishes of sunny Italy. Prepared from the finest ingredients by Chef Claudio Ranallo, and served in the continental tradition.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Since moving out of the city (to Ocean Park) I no longer enjoy frequent visits to Dario's but reserve it for special dining with friends. As usual, the martinis - food and service were great but an overloud group celebrating ??? made it difficult to think let alone talk. I'm not sure it is possible but, when booking luncheon for two, either find a way to place us further from the madding crowd, as they say, or warn me of the festivities."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Had a nice dinner. Pace of service was excellent as was the attention and timing of the staff. It was a nice change from the usual chain restaurants. Would definitely return!"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Enjoyed our diner and service very much. Will be back !!! Well priced aswell."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I have been here a few times. I enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. Except the last time, i did not enjoy the food nor the service."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Warm friendly atmosphere and very friendly helpful staff"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I took a top client of mine for lunch here last week. The food was good, however our server was MIA after our food was delivered. My client had ordered a coffee, and we waited, and waited, until she finally said that she had to leave for a meeting. Our coffees finally arrived after 20 minutes and my client had to rush out immediately after having just one sip. Then when it was time to get our bill, once again, our waiter was not to be found. My colleague and I had to go to the till to pay our bill. Totally unacceptable."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "My wife and I go here once or twice a year for special dinner occasions, and each time we have experienced great service and great food. Even though we only go once or twice a year, the servers remember us. The food has been very good to fantastic on each of our visits. It's not the most scenic location but the dining atmosphere is very enjoyable. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "The staff and food at this neighborhood gem are fantastic. I would recommend it to anyone for a special occasion or just a night out for a wonderful dinner"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "I and my girlfriend regard this restaurant as the best Italian restaurant in Vancouver. We love to come here for special occasions. The place is a little pricey but the entire experience is worth it."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Went over for Valentines day dinner and we were pleasantly surprised. The appetizers were lovely and the main course was very good. The service was really good, the waitresses and waiters were really friendly and inviting."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "They serve the sections in teams but the overall result falls short. Rather than great service we had no service. Also had to send one entree back as it wasn't cooked through. Unfortunately we will not be back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My friend and I decided to surprise our husbands for Valentines Day and take them to La Piazza Dario for dinner. We ordered 4 appetizers and other than the ravioli, which was delicious and perfectly cooked, everything else was ok. The lamb osso bucco was very good - tender and tasty. The veal chop was very tasty but quite chewy and tough. We all thought that $38 for that dish was exhorbitant. We all agreed that the tiramisu and zabaglione were fair. Not sure if it the prices were bumped up because it was Valentines Day?"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Have enjoyed this place for decades...the food especially. The wait staff is very helpful and knowledgeable about the food and wines. Prices are reasonable."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Wonderful as usual. Never had a bad meal here and certainly some memorable ones despite the quantities of wine consumed. Service can be "relaxed" but always professional and engaging. My favorite meal has been the veal chop special which much to my regret was not on offer the night of our visit."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Food was well presented although I found my dish a little on the salty side (pollo a la gorgonzola). Other ordered salads and pastas which seemed like the way to go to get a full meal. I was left a little bit hungry at the end and wished I had also ordered an appetizer. Cafe Latte was surprisingly a little weak and not that flavourful. I would have expected an Italian restaurant to nail that down. Menu has variety of options."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "I have eaten at this restaurant many times in past years, and always raved about it. This occurrence was very disappointing. Food was only adequate, and when a complaint was made about one dish, it was replaced, but there was no apology, and no follow up to see if the replacement meal was better."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "With all the hype of Dario's I must admit I was a little disappointed. To start the bread was mediocre and semi hard. The pasta we all ordered was ok but the serving size was way too small! For dessert the Tiramisu was served in a wine glass(strange) that was the smallest dessert I've ever seen."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "I have been going to Piazza Dario for years, and it is a wonderful experience every time. It's the closest I have come to finding the ambience I found when I lived in Italy - the warmth of the people, the classy and unpretentious look of the place, and of course, the food, which is so good you want to slow down and savour it as you enjoy your evening."
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "Excellent food and service. This was our first time there, and we will definitely be going back."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "We were promptly greeted like old friends (or family) and every second of service from that point on was perfect. All the food was fantastic, but the veal chop special was particularly amazing. The server recommended a wine in our price range without a moments hesitation, and it was so good we took a photo to source it for home meals. Dining at La Piazzo Dario fells like you have been transported from rainy Vancouver to the middle of Italy because the food is so authentic (and you are surrounded by Italian Families)"
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "Have been to Dario's before and it's just as good and consistent as it has always been. Great food and awesome pastas. The service is friendly and not overbearing. The servers are really Italian, and have a very local neighbourly sensibility. I like that. Also, if you want to have a conversation, this is the place to go to. It's not noisy and we ended up chatting for 4 hours over dinner!"
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Went here with three others after a matinee performance in Vancouver. Arrived earlier than our reservation but no problem, they were glad we came sooner! Wine list is extensive and good but sommelier experience is seriously lacking (this is common in Vancouver though). There were specials, such as mussels for appetizer, explained to diners near us that were not offered to us, Food was well prepared although the vibrant pink colored potatoes on my partner's plate were unwelcome. Overall we were satisfied with our experience at Dario's and will likely return. Staff could be better trained to remember to impart all specials on offer, and definitely more wine knowledge would be a worthy effort from management."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Excellent food and service in a great atmosphere. We arrived early and it was very quiet and were able to converse easily. The atmosphere is very good and the restaurant is conveniently located and easy to get to."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "The food was amazing, so delicious that everyone cleaned their plates. Service was friendly, restaurant was very busy but it was not noisy so it was easy to carry on a conversation with friends."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "This was our first time here. We brought my Aunt & Uncle since this is a place they like to frequent and we figured their son would know since he recommended it to us. What a fabulous meal and exceptional service. The wine list had great options in varied price points that would appeal to everyone's pocketbook. After enjoying a lovely meal, the chef came out and my Uncle commented how this was better than any meal he'd ever had in Italy. Next thing you know the chef sends out a platter of his new pasta creation "on the house". The best pistachio pesto I've ever had. This is a place we will definitely come back next time we're in Vancouver."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "This might be Vancouver's best Italian restaurant. Delicious food and wonderful service."
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "Very good service, very good food, reasonably priced, great company, made it a perfect evening!"
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "From the greeting at the door, to the decaf cappuccino with dessert, dinner was a great experience; delicious food and service."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Its location is accessible, large spaces, same experienced staff, usually predictable food. My prawns/pasta was delicious! But, my partner's veal was not so good and she felt the veg too al dente. She should have told the waiter sooner but did not want to fuss. When she did, she got a whole new mini lunch with a better piece of veal. Good marks all round for that kind of service."
    Dined on 11/21/2013
  • "The food is good although there was almost no balsamic drizzle on my bocconcini salad and my partners salmon was a bit over cooked. The wine list has something for every price point including tasty house wines. Give it a try."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "Having dined there with friends in August and enjoying it immensely, we returned for my wife's birthday. At first we were seated next to a table of 20 people but when we asked they did move us to a quieter area. The restaurant was quite busy for a Monday yet there were only 2 servers so it took a while to order. Usually the first thing a server asks is for a drink order. That didn't happen so we tried to order drinks but she thought we were ordering salad. Despite the initial confusion our drinks arrived promptly as did our salad but there was a long wait for our mains. While it is always nice to see Veal on a menu and at a reasonable price ($22), my veal limone was bland My wife enjoyed her veal with mushrooms."
    Dined on 11/18/2013
  • "Wonderful food- great people. I enjoy it immensely very time"
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "my sister commented it was a terrific birthday lunch. antipasto was excellent, pasta was good, and the deserts were wonderful."
    Dined on 9/27/2013