My son took me for a early
My son took me for a early dinner on Mother's Day and we sat outside. The service is amazing! Anna was our server and
she did an excellant job. Everything was delicious and well presented. We often go to Ciao Bella for special family occassions or to meet up with friends.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Italian Food in Vancouver
Our first time at this restaurant. We were greated by one of the owners upon our arrival, who was very welcoming and made us feel like we were guests in his home. We ordered Penne Pasta Bolognese with Meatballs, which was a huge portion and exceptionally tasty! Sauce is authentic Italian! My mom ordered the Spinach Manicotti, which were so stuffed with ricotta and spinach, and goozing with cheese....delicious...our appetizer was the Calamari...they are cooked in a tomatoe base, which was so tasty, then dip the Italian bread into the sauce....plenty of wine choices....this was one of the best meals I had in Vancouver....will recommend and will be back!
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Music was great. Our server
Music was great. Our server was great. Nothing negative to say.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
I don't go to downtown for restaurant dining experience that much mainly because of parking and CIAO BELLA has a few spots at the back of the restaurant and I really liked it. My partner and I celebrated our anniversary at the place and we were delighted by how the pianist playing at the background while we were having our dinner. it was both our first time in the restaurant and we enjoyed it! Thank you and we will visit again.We loved how the waiter came to our table and asked how our dinner went then casually pulled out something from his pocket and started collecting bread crumbs from the table and leisurely said: "you wouldn't like that on your elbows now !" its an awesome service!!! never seen that in anywhere
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place!
As usual, Ciao Bella does not disappoint! The pastas here are delicious, I had the gnocchi gorgonzola and the sauce was so creamy and rich, boyfriend had the specialty of the house, gamberoni e cape sante, tiger prawns and jumbo scallops, these menus dont lie, they were proper large jumbo prawns and scallops cooked to perfection. This is my favorite restaurant to come to for a nice night out. Parking in the back is always an added bonus as well in downtown!
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a great seat beside the piano. Very romantic, not too loud. The waitress was knowledgable re: wine. Food delicious, very classic Italian but with a chef's twist!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a pleasure!
We enjoy heading to Ciao Bella where we know we're going to get good food served by folks who are beginning to feel like family. :) There is no pretense here; just good old-fashioned Italian fare - and plenty of it!
My boyfriend ordered penne carbonara and added chicken - which he enjoyed thoroughly - creamy, yummy and plentiful. I had linguine di mare - ditto. In fact, took half home which is not an unusual occurrence when dining at CB - the servings are generous and fairly priced.
Add the entertaining touch of a very talented piano player/singer and the night is just right. Warning - depending on the night and the hour, the live music can be a tad loud but only if you're sitting right next to it. Still, it's always really great!
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service with a smile
It really is the little things that add up.
Ciao Bella consistently deliver great service from their senior staff. Friendly, warm, professional staff who take note of the little things and deliver time and time again. Our group was big and we got a little more rowdy than your usual Sunday night couple tables, but they smiled and served us everything we wanted (and then some!!) and joined in on our fun. The piano player is fantastic and she was playing into our group mood.
Thank you Ciao Bella. It was my farewell party and you made it even more special with the little touches.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
This has become one of our favourite restaurants in Vancouver for a dinner that will meet every expectation for food and service. The staff and kitchen have not disappointed us or our guests from out of town in over four years now - excellent food and even better service with recommendations for all those "difficult" food requests. Great place to be on any night.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The piano player was truly
The piano player was truly the whole to the experience. Lovely service and a personal touch. A small city gem in a big city.
10/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had fantastic experience at Ciao Bella. First time there for my birthday and it was the best choice of a restaurant I have ever made. The food was excellent, lots of choices. The piano only made the experience more delightful. Romantic atmosphere. Really recommend it!
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM