Very nice resturant, great
Very nice resturant, great food and service. The one thing that was a downfall, it was very cool where we were seated by the wine cooler firidges along the wall by the bar. Did ask for some heat and it did seem to warm up after a bit but was very cool at first. Great place, will go back again!
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was our second time there and the restaurant was not busy so the service was good though a little on the slow side. The food is the reason to be there and it was excellent. The menu is not "just" Italian pasta and tons of cheese. It does well on what I presume are some Old World classics!
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was great. The service
The food was great. The service was excellent. We will definitely come back.
We always order two different entres and share them. Our server had it done for us which was great.
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
You've got to eat here!!
Fantastic food, wine and service! Did we mention the fantastic food?!
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
I wouldn't call it a family
I wouldn't call it a family restaurant but lots of families with young kids show up here and the staff is very accommodating to kids. Of course, like any restaurant you shouldn't let them run around.
We come here a often enough, it's turned into my goto place for celebrating something last minute or if I just want homemade pasta rather than my usual Cantelli and Classico sauce :D. Consistent quality, seasonal menus to keep things fresh, it's awesome. Priced very fairly and quantity is good.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service was better this time.
Service was better this time. But the food I find is still now worth the price.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Poor Italian rich in food & service
Excellent - took my grandson (17) and he lloved. Loved the spot prawns. We all did. A harmonious marriage of flavours.
5/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband, friends and I have been coming to the Poor Italian for years and have never been disappointed by the food, service or ambience. The staff is amazing and overall experience is always top notch.....thank you.
5/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious food; excellent, discrete service. The eggplant parmigiano was perfect. Unfortunately too full to try dessert. Biscotti with my cappuccino was a nice touch.
5/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoyed our evening very
We enjoyed our evening very much, we were visiting on a Tuesday so I am sure by our experience a weekend evening would be
6/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, service and ambiance
We went to the Poor Italian for the second time on a special occasion. Both times, we were fortunate that Matt was our server. He was so kind and helpful when it came to our food choices. The service made the meal even better. The food was incredible. My husband is a picky eater and this is the only place he'll go out to eat when it comes to fine dining.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really liked the food and
Really liked the food and we got a great recommendation for a wine that went very well with everyone's meal. Overall a good experience, with two exceptions. The portions of the pasta dishes were very small, especially given the price point. And the deserts were only just average, not on par with the mains. Those points aside, would definatly go again.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Italian Food
My co-worker recommended this restaurant.
We (3) were very impressed with the service, food was excellent and the dessert item was outstanding!.
Recommend this restaurant to everyone.
6/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
My fiance and I went for my birthday dinner on June 15th. There were two big parties there at the time, and our table as a little awkwardly placed but they certainly made the most of our experience. The Buffala Mozzarella salad was FANTASTIC. I love Caprese salad, and will get it everywhere I go, but the Mozzarella on this on this tasted like they had just made it in the back room. It was the highlight for me. My Eggplant Parm was out of this world as well. I usually get pasta, but was very satisfied with my choices. Our waitress was very attentive and nice and brought be a peice of birthday cake on the house at the end of the meal.
All in all - no complaints! I would certainly come back and recommend it to others.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Italian Restaurant in Sunrise
Great little spot in the Sunrise area. Prices are average, value is excellent, wine list has some excellent choices. My halibut was in season but a bit dry, otherwise very tasty. My wife had the dinner special home made ravioli and she enjoyed it. You can tell this is a popular spot because it is filled with locals. I'd recommend reservations on weekends.
Restaurant has a warm cozy feel to it and has a nice view of the mountains. I'd recommend it for a casual date night or go there with another couple.
Service is excellent and friendly.
Desserts can be to die for.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was our first time there.
It was our first time there. We had a very nice dinner and will definitely go back when we are in the neighborhood again.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Two thumbs up for The Poor Italian!
We went to the Poor Italian a couple of days ago and had a wonderful time. All of the employees were very friendlly and polite. We did not have to wait long for our food. When the food arrived, it was very very good. All in all, a very good experience at the PI.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Manager and Wait staff
The Manager and Wait staff are so incredibly personable it's like going to a friend's house for dinner...but with superb food and service. This is my 2nd time there in a couple of months and it was the same the last time there as well. I highly recommend this restaurant and it's so nice to have some place like this in the burbs that you can rely on for consistently good food, service and hospitality.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
As a group of five we all
As a group of five we all couldn't stop talking about the fantastic service and the great menu. We felt like we were the only ones there. The food was great, from the salads we shared, to the delicious desserts we also shared. I had the spaghetti and lobster, my mouth still waters thinking about it. This was one of the best dinners out and I go out quite often.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food excellent, service just okay..
Food was excellent!
Service was great at the beginning then our original server left without any notice. A new server arrived to replace him and the wait time to get out dessert took a while....Not sure what happened but it would have been nice if we were advised that another server is taking over rather than waiting and waiting then finding out a new server helping us.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
THE BEST :)
HIGHLY RECOMMEND TO ALL. BEST FOOD. BEST QUALITY. BEST SERVICE! MUST TRY! :D
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Authentic Italian food
We had a table for 10 people, for my boyfriends birthday. Our waiter was Italian and made the occasion seem like we were in Italy! The food was incredible. So was the wine. Food took a bit long to arrive, but was worth the wait. I recommend an appitizer, if you can't wait, although they do serve an assortment of bread beforehand. This was the second time that we went for my boyfriends birthday, because we enjoyed it so much the year before. I highly recommend it!
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistenly good food!
Once again, Poor Italian did not disappoint. Food was very good, service just right. Portion size also just right - not too small or too big.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
When our adult family that is spread over the Lower Mainland wants to gather for a great dinner, this is our go-to place. Excellent Italian food. Consistently good service. Highly recommend.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome Italian Meal
Date night out with my wife. We both order pasta, which was cooked to perfection. The service was prompt and attentive, restaurant had a 25% off promo coupon online (not the reason we chose the restaurant, but a definite bonus) from their website which we forgot to print off, but the server noticed it on my phone and honor the promo anyway. The atmosphere was good and the restaurant is clean. Definitely will repeat.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
dinner for two
my husband and I went for dinner at 6:30pm and stayed until 9pm. The service was excellent, the food very good and even with a large table seated behind us we were able to converse comfortably. The restaurant was never empty. As soon as a group left another was seated.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
my favorite italian restaurant
Live in south delta and always worth the drive.
Excellent food, service and wine list.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We dine at Poor Italian with friends every year as our Christmas party and at other times for special occasions. Always excellent service and delicious food.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good experience. the
Very good experience. the food is delicious and reasonably priced , given the high quality. Service was excellent-knowlegeable, attentive, good sense of humor. I`ve now eaten at the Poor Italian 3 times, twice with my wife. We definitely will return.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's a keeper!
Nice decor - not too dark, so that we can see the food and each other. Friendly, efficient staff, right from the hostess to the servers. He didn't introduce himself; so I don't know if that is normally done there. The server's pace was good - it was not rushed and allowed time for us to talk (though I think that with other groups, it might have been too slow, though I think that the server would have been attuned to the group's needs). The food was excellent. Two of us had the special ravioli with veal - it was tasty, a good, filling portion, nicely made. It was our first time and we will definitely be coming back!
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
We recently went to the PI with 2 other couples, the restaurant was full with several large tables of Birthday Celebrations happening.
We all ordered appetizers and a lovely bottle of Italian wine. The Poached pear and Goat Cheese salad was wonderful I also ordered the Lamb Shank with Risotto. I have never ordered lamb before and this proved to be an excellent choice. Our server brought a small piece of Tirimisu with a candle to help celebrate my birthday.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fine dining classic Italian style
Made from scratch pastas, incredibly rich and flavourful meat and fish dishes, soups, risottos, salads - you won't find more authentic Italian / Tuscan cuisine, prepared with such love and attention to detail in the Lower Mainland. The fresh sheet, with seasonal specialties, is exquisite; well-balanced and a lovely addition to the regular menu (which has a nice range of options, including some vegetarian dishes).
The service is courteous, friendly, and responsive. Tables covered with crisp linens, sparkling glass and silverware, and simple but elegant china come together for a memorable visual dining experience, that supports and enhances the food experience. And the food experience is extraordinary.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was very good, similar
The food was very good, similar to that in Tuscany, home made and fresh. Cesar Salad was excellent and lots to eat. .
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
wonderful meal, good service, friendly and courteous staff. I have not seen the renovated old strip mall for a long time and was pleasantly surprised at the newer digs.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM