Classic ambience and authentic Ital
We (my friend and I) enjoyed the dinner--both were similar. The taste of food is of prime importance to us. Ambience was fine (Italian has many different versions). Four waiters (bring them on, yes, but service was very good) constant attending with water, drinks. Did not feel rushed. Had champagne, bean soup, Artic cod which was delicious, and tiramisu, and also coffee. A good restaurant for authentic Italian food.
If others choose a modern ambience as their prime importance, maybe they would go to a different restaurant, but if they like classic Italian and authenic Italian food, Dario's is a taste treat.
3/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
My friend from Montreal loved
My friend from Montreal loved the ambiance, the food, the service-- everything, as did I, as always. From there we went directly to the exhibition opening, which was a special bonus.
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
The "old" Italian ambience
The "old" Italian ambience and excellent food makes this a wonderful destination for a dinner for 2 or a family event.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Love this place. They consistently
Love this place. They consistently have great food great service.
4/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
My favourite place to eat
My favourite place to eat and feel at home away from home.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was great and service was superb. I will definitely return
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Chosen for a memorable occasion.
Chosen for a memorable occasion.
'Twas very pleasant. Excellent event.
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious authentic Italian food.
Consistent quality and delicious choices available. Always a warm and friendly atmosphere. Great for family gatherings.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful place & great food
Very nice place great service and an extensive wine list. Went there on Mother's Day and we were treated beautifully.
Great food excellent for sharing. Looking forward to return.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have eaten at Darios many times - I usually find it loud and sometimes too much music. If they get very busy I have had to wait too long for my food but it is a great place to eat but I wish they would get rid of the TVs. However it is Italian and they live for soccer but not everyone does.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Rack of Lamb and the Fish of the Day (Halibut) were big hits with our guests - the venison I had was prepared and cooked to perfection. Claudio and staff have never failed to provide exceptional quality food and service. This visit we invited several people who had never been to Dario's and they all commented what a wonderful meal and unparalleled service we received and that they are anxious to go back.
6/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good service, even better food
The dining experience was much better than imagined or anticipated. Our Italian guest commented no less than 3 times how good the meal was. Service was very friendly. Would have given full stars for service but I just remembered that 2 members of our party didn't get their meals at the same time as the rest of us, but was sent out about 5 mins later. We weren't told they would be on the way. We were beginning to wonder if maybe the order didn't go through when it did come out. Everything tasted great, from appetizers to desserts. My father told me this restaurant was a very good choice. Twice.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
The service was great and
The service was great and timely. Servers were friendly. Host even offered to take pictures when she noticed we were using our camera. The atmosphere was great. One of our dishes, the beef tenderloin, was great. The other one, the duck breast, however, was less than expected. We would have preferred more tender meat. That was a bit disappointing given the price range. The overall experience was great.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really enjoyed dinner. Great food, nice and quiet. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant is a gem - always a great experience. We more than overstayed our welcome and not a whisper was spoken.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
A very nice visit to La Piazza
A very nice visit to La Piazza Dario. The biggest concern we have always had with this restaurant is that it often hosts large gatherings like weddings. Tonight there was an outdoor gathering with singing and so inside the restaurant there was a low but incessant beating from the music. However we knew this was a common occurrence with the restaurant and so it was not a problem. Service was excellent, food was more affordable than the pricier downtown Italian restaurants. Yes we would repeat..
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
We chose Daria for our 10th Anniversary as we've never been there together - only for work events. It was spectacular. Booked for 6pm dinner and it was very quiet until 7 when people really started filing in. Excellent recommendations from our server, lovely wine list and delicious dinner. This will be our new special occasion place!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
it's about time
Expect to wait. The servers respect your privacy and take awhile to make it to your table. The drinks are reasonably priced and fairly enjoyable. The food was good though the white sauce was bland. As like any Italian restaurant the owner/manager will visit the table for a chat and QC. The whole experience in the end took a little over two hours which was a bit much though I can clearly say that I will return w
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
A virtual Private Dining Experience
We chose a table on the patio and for much of our delightful lunch had the space to ourselves -- so even with physical and hearing challenges a couple of our group faces, we could communicate and enjoy the delicious food and buttery wine!
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have come here many times in the past. This is the first time where I felt our table was forgotten about. Had to wave a server down a couple of times. It wasn't even that busy. The food was good as always but my lamb chops were medium well instead of medium rare. Like I said ..... off day.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friday birthday lunch
my sister commented it was a terrific birthday lunch. antipasto was excellent, pasta was good, and the deserts were wonderful.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice pasta...pretty restaurant!
First time here. Attached to the Italian Cultural centre.... Wedding in progress but there is dedicated Dario's parking...thank goodness. Pretty restaurant. Husband had calamari ... Very good, gnocchi ... Excellent and side of meatballs... Very good. I had Caesar salad .... Good. I had their special lasagna vegetariano. It was the weakest of the night. The lasagna noodles were fresh and tasty. However, there were no veggies in the lasagna ... Just sauce, noodles and cheese. Weird. Dessert was the st. Honore cake...average. The other area of improvement should be service. While everyone was friendly...we had at least 5 different servers. Strange. Someone took our drink order. Someone else for mains, someone else for desserts. Strange.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Long time Vancouver charnig restaur
Wonderful food- great people. I enjoy it immensely very time
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
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.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
From the greeting at the door, to the decaf cappuccino with dessert, dinner was a great experience; delicious food and service.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good People Good Food!
Very good service, very good food, reasonably priced, great company, made it a perfect evening!
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
This might be Vancouver's best Italian restaurant. Delicious food and wonderful service.
12/7/2013 4:00:00 PM