La Piazza Dario Ristorante
La Piazza Dario Ristorante

La Piazza Dario Ristorante

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.lapiazzadario.com/
  • Phone: 6044302195x
  • 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
La Piazza Dario Ristorante reviews from OpenTable diners
43 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (22)neighborhood gem (20)romantic (18)good for groups (17)fit for foodies (15)great for lunch (14)notable wine list (10)kid-friendly (8)great for outdoor dining (6)great for brunch (4)scenic view (2)hot spot (1)Show More
  • this place is really unique.... th
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/1/2010
    this place is really unique.... the food was absolutely fantastic as was the service. I've been here a few times over the last several years and it has always been great.
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  • Delicious as always!! I always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/1/2010
    Delicious as always!! I always write great things but I can't help myself...it just feels one big family there! The pasta special today was UNBELIEVABLE!!! I always go New Year's Eve too...a spectactular evening!! Ciao!
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  • What a fabulous spot!! Set
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/29/2010
    What a fabulous spot!! Set in a quiet location at the Italian Cultural Centre, Darios combines superb food at great prices with great prices in an atmosphere that embodies the dedication, love, passion and food talenst of the Ranello family. Always a treat!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • wonderful meal, warm service
    BPC1
    Dined on 10/9/2010
    wonderful meal, warm service and authentic ambiance. several large parties, but table spacing ensured mostly quiet.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Pasta was horible! I had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/3/2010
    The Pasta was horible! I had the chicken in cream sauce pasta and it tasted like oxo cubes diluted slightly in cream. SOOOOOO salty I couldn't eat it! So disapointing because I had heard such great things about this place from friends. They were doing a charity event so they may have just slipped but wouldn't risk it again that's for sure! Bad pasta at an Italian restaurant, no thanks.
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  • La Piazza Dario is one of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/4/2010
    La Piazza Dario is one of our favourite Vancouver restaurants and by far our favourite Italian one. Whether it's their special made on site pastas (gnocci - wonderful, or canneloni) or their meat/fish entrees, you won't be disappointed. It's both a nice place to go as a couple or with a family to celebrate an event.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall a good experience;
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/31/2010
    Overall a good experience; excellent service, good atmosphere, good food - however, the only exception was the pasta, which was very bad (perhaps old) for all of those who ordered pasta.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We just love it there. They
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/26/2010
    We just love it there. They have the best pastas, a beautiful restaurant and a perfect service. If you want to go somewhere for dinner where you can actually have a conversation without being disturbed by any noise music or other guests, then this is the place to go. The prices are reasonable in my opinion. We were there with a party of three, we all had pastas, two a glass of wine and we shared two desserts which totaled to $100 (including a 15% tip.)
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    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A wonderful, elegant dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/30/2010
    A wonderful, elegant dining out experience in the beautiful Italian Cultural Center. The food is always consistant and the service is elegant and superb. Attention to detail and attention to the customers' needs is shared by all the staff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Overall we were disappointed.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/27/2010
    Overall we were disappointed. Our server wasn't very pleasant and seemed kind of cocky. We had to ask what the specials were. We waited 30 mins for our entrees to come after our starters. My entree came even 5-8 mins later than everyone else and no waiter notified me and I had to ask them to check on it. Service was slow, and no one came to ask how our meal was. We had a 3 year old with us that didn't even order his own meal but was counted as one person so our 7 adult group became 8, so they charged us 15% gratuity. Ok, fine, but to calculate the tip on TOP of the tax??? That is unfair. Especially more so when the service wasn't good. It will be unlikely that any of us will be repeat patrons.
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  • Excellent food. Good service...I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/24/2010
    Excellent food. Good service...I highly recommend.
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    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our food was excellent as
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/22/2010
    Our food was excellent as was the service. Our waiter was very helpful with suggestions (especially for myself a vegan). We were very pleased with the evening and will definitely be back. We have already recommended this restaurant to our friends.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • On a number of special occcasions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/18/2010
    On a number of special occcasions we have dined at Darios and had a great time, sfaff is very pleasant and the food always amazing,we live an hour away so cannot partake in your great wine list unless we have a designated driver but always enjoy a glass or two. Thank you and keep up the good work. One other we love the attention to detail with the checking of glasses and the cleanleness.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The room is attractive and
    Helen
    Dined on 6/13/2010
    The room is attractive and the wait staff in black with red ties looked spiffy. The toom was full with several large tables which may have accounted for the very slow service and inevitable long wait to pay the bill. The kitchen served very good tasting and nice appearing presentations. NOT LIKELY TO VISIT AGAIN.
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  • We've been dining at Dario's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/10/2010
    We've been dining at Dario's for 30 years and it continues to be one of our "reliables". The food is authentic and we find the service as we like it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • The food was excellent! I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/4/2010
    The food was excellent! I was measuring my tasting experience to that of restaurants I have visited in Tuscany. The energy and service were comfortable and very good. I felt so at home and stylin' in this Italian restaurant. I would be proud to bring any guest there, especially my Italian guests.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best authentic Italian food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/22/2010
    Best authentic Italian food to be had in the city - good service - excellent wine list (reasonably priced).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Escargo: Was tasty, exactly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/19/2010
    Escargo: Was tasty, exactly like I would expect from a decent appetizer and presentable. However, portion was a bit small, so can't complain since it's an appetizer!Lamb Rack: Was tasty, tender, and juicy as I bited down. Like flavors were blended nicely and presentation of the dish was well done! However portion was way smaller than expected. Not worth the price. Suggestion: Add 2 more lamb racks.Prawn dinner plate: Was really tasty and presentable. Again, the portion was like 5 shrimps.. I was not close to full. Not worth $16... perhaps if more 4 prawns were added, perhaps I would not hesitate to order this plate next time.Ambience is worth 8/10Food Quality 8.5/10Price 3/10Service 7/10Overall Food Rating: 6/10
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    kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view
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  • What can I say, this is a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/19/2010
    What can I say, this is a greatr place to dine, the food and service are fantastic, a great place to conduct business and have lunch.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch
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  • This was the most wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/16/2010
    This was the most wonderful Italian and gastronomic experience! The food was a wonderful, lucious and hedonistic experience! The wine, as recommended by our server...perfect. Even the water (carbonized) was wonderful. The total ambience was a trip to another, better, world, for a while :) I was not there for a romantic date, but would truly recommend it as romantic. I can not wait to go back, and hopefully for an anniversary or something romantic:) Loved this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • The Scallopine alla Marsala
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/14/2010
    The Scallopine alla Marsala was excellent. I was very impressed.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • The food at this restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/11/2010
    The food at this restaurant is unbelievable! The chef really knows what he is doing. I have been to this restaurant a couple of times now, and every dish I try is better than the one I tried before. I dream of their gnochhi...it is the best in the city! The service is prompt and attentive. They were somewhat busy with the restaurant half-full and that did not affect our service at all. We sat outside on the patio and they turned the heaters on for us right away....it was a very cozy and intimate dining experience. If you haven't tried this restaurant I would strongly suggest that you try it out....you don't even know what you are missing, it is truly a neighbourhood gem!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Excellent service - went with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/10/2010
    Excellent service - went with a client and had a great time. The only issue I had is that the music was too loud for this type of restaurant. The servers were exceptional - polite and attentive without being intrusive. I will be back. Marc
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food and the restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/8/2010
    The food and the restaurant was nice. However, we felt really rushed with the food presentation, in particular when ordering. We had a dinner meal within an hour. We were kinda peeved, as this was supposed to be a Mother's Day dinner. Plus, we didn't appreciate being sitted so close to the door, as there were plenty of seats behind the flower beds (or the other side of the restaurant). It seems to be air of preference for certain customers. I don't think we will be going back anytime soon, as there are many other fine italian restaurants in the city.
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  • Food tasted very good. They
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/3/2010
    Food tasted very good. They have an interesting presentation garnish which seems to be on all their plates. The tapenade is delicous opt for more bread if you can handle the extra filler. Service is polite and courteous not too intrusive. Good place to bring a date or for special occasions.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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  • The wait staff was excellent;
    swong
    Dined on 4/23/2010
    The wait staff was excellent; the food well prepared by my veal was a little salty. The parking is a big plus, and the ambiance is a great place for friends to chat and eat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was excellent but
    shabusen
    Dined on 4/23/2010
    The food was excellent but the service was superb! We were served by at least 5 different people who were very attendant about timing. The Canucks and Kings were on the TV screen at the time when we were totally finished our meals but the staff simply left us alone assuming (as our waiter indicated later) that we wanted to finish watching the game.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I was surprised by this restaurant:
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/19/2010
    I was surprised by this restaurant: the food was truly fantastic. I wish I had a bigger stomach so I could try more of the menu! The desserts are worth all the calories and made in-house. They have that authentic homemade taste with well developed flavours. The ambiance is also nice, with traditional italian decor. I thought the little patio out front looked really cozy. My only complaint is that the server made me uncomfortable. The food arrived quickly and the server accommodated all of our needs, but he was not a very inviting person. I don't mean to be rude, but I'd call him arrogant. Next time I want great food, I'll think of this restaurant immediately, but I'll also struggle with possibly being subjected to a condescending server
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good experience with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/17/2010
    Very good experience with excellent service. One meal of four a bit below par.
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    notable wine list
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  • I recently moved into the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/16/2010
    I recently moved into the neighborhood and heard good things about this place. The starters (gourmet mushrooms, scallops and tomato mozzarella salad) were amazing - I was so impressed by the flavor. Unfortunately, our entrees (chicken penne and veal parmigan) and deserts (chocolate mousse and lava cake) were mediocre at best. Loved the atmosphere and had fantastic service until the end of our entrees when a large party arrived and management allocated all resources to that group - our server disappeared for 30 mins. We ordered desert and our bill from the hostess - and many other tables around us were forced to do the same. I expected much more from the reputation I have heard around the neighborhood - likely won't return.
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    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I absolutely LOVED this restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/10/2010
    I absolutely LOVED this restaurant! It felt completely authentic, and the food was outstanding! Don't miss the canoli for dessert! It was to die for!!! The servers spoke Italian with their frequent patrons, and we were given great tips for our upcoming Italy vacation! Don't miss this gem!!!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • La Piazza Dario is still my
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/9/2010
    La Piazza Dario is still my favorite restaurant. Claudio (the chef and owner) and his wife Lidia know how to serve simple and delicious food at reasonable prices. It feels Italian because it is Italian. Even though this is fine dining, I always feel relaxed as soon as I walk in the door. Why aren't more restaurants as unpretentious as this. I highly recommend the mussels or the mushroom appetizers. As for the main courses, the veal is the best in the city but you can't go wrong with the fish, the grilled meats, or the pastas. They had a turnover in staff awhile ago so sometimes it's a little hit and miss but it's becoming more consistent again. If you haven't been, go. I have never had a bad here and plenty of free parking.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Excellent food served by friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/29/2010
    Excellent food served by friendly and knowledgable staff..
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    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food, great service,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/27/2010
    Good food, great service, good prices. Restaurant was packed, always a good indication. I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic