L'Antipasto
L'Antipasto

L'Antipasto

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.yaletownlantipasto.com/
  • Phone: 6045581174x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday:5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We can provide your next office meeting, social gathering or public event with some Italian flare. Depending on the time of day and the occasion we can serve up organic Coffee & Pastries, our Soup & Panini combination or sophisticated canapés.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Helmecken and Davie
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from L'Antipasto
L'Antipasto is a family run Italian Restaurant that focuses on giving you a truly Intimate Italian dining experience.
Specialized in classic and unique regional pasta dishes & fine Mediterranean Tapas.
You will only find the finest ingredients from Italy combined with seasonal produce on our plates.
Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
L'Antipasto reviews from OpenTable diners
44 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (34)neighborhood gem (29)fit for foodies (25)romantic (12)special occasion (8)late-night find (7)great for lunch (5)notable wine list (5)hot spot (3)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (3)good for groups (3)vibrant bar scene (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Sat night in yaletown
    HKC61
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great find on open table simple menu not to many choices which we like , authentic tastes if you have ever been to Italy you will know , really great service from all , very authentic pasta dishes not to large so you have room for dessert , prices very reasonable too , we will be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Morgan
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Our server was delightful. She was super energetic, very attentive, and pleasantly bubbly. My girlfriend and I have both worked in the restaurant industry for years and we were very impressed by the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • L'Antipasto
    dininout59
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    it was a very wonderful experience. Got to sit outside, in the nice evening air. the staff were very attentive and very helpful. The explanation of the menu sharing and pairing for two was a bit confusing, the food however was very delectable and tasteful. The portions were quite adequate, and we both enjoyed the experience. would recommend that restaurant again to anybody.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Italian pasta
    FamilyfoodiesVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We eat at L'Antipasto as often as possible! My son loves having the gigli and my husband and I enjoy testing all the different pasta dishes offered. We return again and again for the wonderful food, quaint atmosphere and attentive staff.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great gnocchi
    YTdinerVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I had the gnocchi and it was very good, if a little heavy on the pesto. My partner enjoyed the crab ravioli and was equally impressed. They made a minor mistake with the order so we had a very slightly longer wait for the food than we should have. However the manager comp'd us some bruschetta so that more than made up for it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I'll definitely go back here!
    Foodie
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    First time dining at this smaller, independent Yaletown restaurant. I've walked past it for years but never gone in until I read their online reviews. Our experience was great. Friendly & helpful wait staff, delicious authentic Italian food & fast service. Check, check & check!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • L'Antipasto Always Pleases
    mmichiela
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Charming and friendly service from this family run eatery, and always simple but delicious food make it a Yaletown stand out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • House made pasta was good!
    Denise
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I think the appies were a 3-star but the seafood pasta was great, worth 4-star! We just came back from Italy so our expectations might have been a little high. The restaurant is worth a try!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service
    DHMsopinionVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    First time trying this place and was suitably impressed. Very nice outdoor covered patio area on a trendy restaurant strip. The food was very tasty and nicely proportioned and priced. Unique cocktails and good wines on offer. Good spot for those that like trendy fun venues. Our waiter did an excellent job ensuring we had a great experience. I will definitely return in the future and recommend it to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    JohnM
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    We have walked by the restaurant many times over the past couple years, not noticing it due to the small patio and the sign is not easy too see (don't change it). But our daughter found it, and recommended we go, and glad she did. The food is fantastic, we have been twice in the last 5 weeks. Authentic, great service I kind of didn't want write a review so that it would not become to popular, but had to share. Everything on the menu is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice little find
    schau
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    L'antipasto is a very unique restaurant that you can easily overlook if you don't pay attention. The inside only has limited number of seats but the ambiance and the friendliness of the staff more than makes up for the size.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A delight!
    TroyM
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Each time is better than the last. It is like a dinner with your extended family. Food is consistent and delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • putch
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    You know a restaurant is good when, on the way home, you can't stop talking about how good it was. The Burrata caprese as an appy almost melts in your mouth. We shared the Carbonara, Ravioli and Funghi pastas (sorry exact names escape me) and all of them were incredibly flavourful. The Tiramisu is the best I've had .. ever .. and I look long and hard for good Tiramisu everywhere I go. So great food .. combined with friendly staff (our waiter was the owner) who seemed to genuinely have an interest in your meal, means that we'll definitely be going back again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • busy Saturday; service uneven
    yummVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Food was not as good this time as with our previous visits. My pasta was lukewarm, bordering on cold. Service was a bit sloppy due to it being a busy Saturday night in Yaletown.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A little piece of Italy
    Skylark
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    This was our second dinner visit (we're from the Okanagan). We'll be back. Great food and great service. Two thumbs up!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb food, wonderfully prepared.
    level42man
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    My wife and I have eaten a lot of restaurant meals over the years, including many in Italy proper- - but I'm hard pressed to recall a finer Italian meal. The service was excellent- - friendly, knowledgable, gracious. When I attempted to order the clams appetizer, the owner gently suggested that, since it was served in a white wine sauce, it would be better to go with the mussels, as we had ordered a bottle of chianti. He was right on. When I turned up my nose at the tiramisu (as I've never once had any I thought was worth a rip), he swore I'd change my mind. Again, he was right. It was excellent. This is a small, simple place, but don't let that fool you. It's a real find.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as expected
    JFoVan
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    I saw lots of great reviews for this restaurant online so my expectations were pretty high going in. I made reservations for my birthday dinner and I have to say I was not impressed. The food was mediocre. I ordered the tomato bruschetta which was very plain and not very tasty. I also ordered the lobster ravioli which was presented nicely but again lacked flavour. My partner ordered the cheesy gnocchi which he enjoyed but the portion was so tiny that he was still hungry! The service was a little slow and definitely not friendly (as expected again from the reviews of others). I'm not sure if we came in on an "off" night but I left feeling disappointed. The quality of food was nothing special for the price we paid. Good ambience though!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • gabi
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Food was very good. Prices reasonable. Friendly atmosphere. Good service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great italian food
    Hayywire
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    We had very good appies and the pasta was great, too. The only little issue: it took a while for the server to take the order and give us the bill.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing!
    TroyM
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    The food is amazing, the service is friendly, efficient and fun. You can tell there is a lot of passion for food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charming
    luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Service was excellent! The waiter made you feel special and took time to explain the menu.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Great Service
    JeffBeaulieu3
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Had mussels and caprese salad for appetizers. Main course was the Parpradelle with short rims and the seafood spaghetti. Everything was executed perfectly and was extremely tasty. Will be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 22 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 74 reviews are from the L'Antipasto reviews archive.
  • Delicious!
    Taylor
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    I really enjoyed our meal at l'Antipasto. Our waitress was extremely knowledge about the menu -- taking the time to explain each meal was I considering and didn't recommend the most expensive option (which means to me she was more concerned with me having a great meal than the price). The food was absolutely delicious. The pesto sauce is wonderful - worth getting bread to finish off the extra. It was a little pricy, but worth it for a good night out!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food!
    Edwina
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    Our group of 5 girls started off by sharing a salad and clams (came with bread), and they were both incredibly fresh and delicious. We were also all more than very satisfied with our pasta mains. Dessert was also amazing. We shared the tiramisu, vanilla panacotta, and lavender creme brulee. They were creamy and had the perfect balance of flavours, so that none over powered the other. Absolutely amazing food and service. We all had a wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brilliant Italian Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Fantastic little restaurant, great food , atmosphere and the staff where really cool and nice. A must visit in Yaletown!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food
    Frequentdiner
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Had the sauteed seafood appy and then the spaghetti carbonara; both were excellent. Only only weird thing was the initial greeting. We arrived for lunch 15 min after their opening, and they didn't seem like they were ready (even though we made reservations) for customers.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian find
    Jack
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Squeezed between much larger trendy restaurants L'Antipasto is tiny. 9 tables inside, a few more outside. Open kitchen occupies nearly half of the space! We(2) were there for a late lunch and it was very quiet. Four staff (3 family?) Limited but expressive menu and oh so good. Best we have ever experienced including in Italy! Salt Spring Is. mussels, crab and lobster ravioli, calamari, shrimp, clam and crab risotto - you get the picture. Incredible flavours of springtime Italy. Top it off with a bottle of wine and you can't go wrong here. But it is tiny and could get crowded easily so make reservations and when full it might be a bit "energetic". A true family run, quality Italian cooking. English spoken but Italian preferred!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great quaint place, great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Great quaint place, great food, and friendly vibe.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All around a great experience
    heyealex
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    It is a small restaurant, 20 person max capacity I'd guess. The food was outstanding, made by a talented italian chef who cooked all the food right behind the counter. They have a great selection of italian wines, the cocktails are not bad but I've had better at lower cost. The waitress and bartender were were awesome, definitely made dinner that much more fun. The service was pretty much instant, since, as I said, the restaurant is relatively quite small.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic Italian Cuisine
    Darlene
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Reminiscent of a great meal we had in a family run restaurant in Florence: Italian cuisine, light on cheese, heavy on flavor. The owner served us and shared with us that her menu covers a cross-section of regional Italian cuisine. I had the ravioli dish which the owner advised us was her mother's recipe. It was delicious! My partner had the pasta vongole dish. She requested gluten-free pasta and found it to be the best gluten-free pasta offering she had ever eaten. All around, a great evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tastes like Italy
    DCandCV
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    The food quality, staff friendliness and ambience reminded us of the good tratorias and restaurants in Italy. Much like those around Piazza de Navola in Rome. The style and taste are that of true good Italian cooking. Definitely recommend. If you like Italian food you will like this.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for antipasto.
    DateNight
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Great place for antipasto. Not so much for desert.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    The service was very good, small place, so very cosy and the food was delicous. Nice option to have gluten free. We shared a few dishes so we were able to enjoy a few different pastas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Second visit in a week
    NiMoVIP
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    A friend introduced me to this neighborhood gem. I was very impressed so I took another friend there for dinner last Sunday. The pasta was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighbourhood Gem
    luv2bsocial
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    We really loved this intimate little restaurant and our food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprise and Delight!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    Can't stop going back - they make you feel like part of the family. The outdoor heated patio is just one way to experience the evening and if the burrata is available be sure to take advantage! The pappardelle rosso has quickly become a favourite and a go-to dish that I highly recommend trying.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    ebahbebah
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    I came for dine out with my friends on February 2nd, and it was my second time here. The first time that I came here, I thought that the pasta was delicious and the service was excellent. The second time, the food was just as good, and the desserts were exceptional, especially the lavender creme brule. I'm not sure if the heat was on though, because my friends and I sat out at the patio (there was no more space inside), and we were freezing even though we were using the blankets. The service could have been faster this time around, we didn't get checked up on as often, but when our waitress did come, she was very friendly and helpful. I would definitely come back, and would recommend this place to more of my friends!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not so good for group gatherings
    Candy
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    I went to L'Antipasto for my birthday with 8 others. The place was small, but there was a table set aside for us. It's a cute place with an open kitchen. However, it took us 2 hours for us to get from sitting down to having our main courses. Though we did order late into the evening (we sat at 7:50 and ordered at 8:30), our main course didn't arrive until 9:30. The food was decent but for the price and quantity, probably not so much. We had dine out menus as they didn't have their regular. I had good company, so waiting for food wasn't too bad, though. I'd say that this restaurant is good for those looking for a smaller and intimate dinner, because you'd be waiting so long. Also, I can't tell if the servers are happy or upset to be there.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    IDMITC
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    All staff were outstanding. Server made a great suggestion of sharing/sampling each other's dishes and it was a delightful dining experience. Would certainly recommend to others and will go back. Food was delicious with a great presentation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Such a nice restaurant, the
    Jostayreal
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    Such a nice restaurant, the food is delicious, kinda of soul food. the atmosphere is quite cozy here. the waiter is humerous and funny.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate