Tivoli's Restaurant - Executive Hotel Burnaby
Tivoli's Restaurant - Executive Hotel Burnaby

Tivoli's Restaurant - Executive Hotel Burnaby

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tivolisrestaurants.ca/
  • Phone: (604) 297-2118
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 10:30am - 2:00pm; Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am, Saturday - Sunday: 7:00am - 11:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Boban Kovachevich
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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  • Parking: Hotel Parking
A word from Tivoli's Restaurant - Executive Hotel Burnaby
Tantalize your senses and tempt your taste buds at Tivoli’s restaurant at the Executive Hotel Burnaby. Our menus pay tribute to Italian cuisine and feature many locally sourced ingredients.
We feature Sunday Brunch, Prime Rib specials on Fridays and Saturdays, 3 course dinners from our tasting menu. All our menus are created and designed by Boban Kovachevich, BC Chef of the year award winning chef. Join us and enjoy Tivoli's new tastes, friendly atmosphere, great service, and generous portions.
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Tivoli's Restaurant - Executive Hotel Burnaby reviews from OpenTable diners
3 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.3
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (3)good for groups (2)great for brunch (2)special occasion (2)neighborhood gem (1)Show More
  • Didn't need a reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We stayed at the hotel on a Saturday night. Expected to need a reservation. At 6 PM we were the only ones in the restaurant. Don't know why. Good food, great service, nice wines. We'll recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 2 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food3
    • Ambiance3.5
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 46 reviews are from the Tivoli's Restaurant - Executive Hotel Burnaby reviews archive.
  • Service
    hockey
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    This restaurant needs attention to customers who are arriving. The restaurant was empty except for one group in the lounge. The server asks if we had reservations and walks away. Another server finally comes from the rear and shows us to our table after 10 min. It has never been good at greeting customers. Food is good but service is lacking big time and it seems it is worse when the restaurant is pretty well empty.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food
    hockey
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Excellent selection of food. By 11:30 am the food heaters on some food was not keeping he dishes very hot. Dim Sum was dried and crispy. Someone should be watching the dishes to ensure the quality of the food is not overheated and dried out. Very disappointed with the restaurant this time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    Dyingtodine
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    The service was the best part of our Easter Brunch, our waiter was professional and attentive. The buffet had a wide variety of brunch items and most of it was pretty nice---the only flaw I noticed was that the omelette station was overcooking the eggs. Not a big deal for me though because I was having scrambled which was creamy and nicely cooked.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Accepted and overbooking no table
    Tash
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Don't think of customer no table available for booked brunch very expensive not good food & service for a $35.95 plus 15% service charge per person. You have to walk over 50 feet before you can have another plate (buffet brunch). Even you ask why they overbooked with no table the manager gets upset when you ask.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It seemed too quiet for a Friday
    COTrav
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    The food was excellent. We started with sharing of three appetizers, each was very nicely presented and the flavors were great. Five of us each had different entrees and we were all very pleased with the size, presentation and quality of each meal. The wine list was adequate and had enough to chose from but was not as broad a selection that might be expected to go along with the menu. We were headed to another venue specifically for desert so did not have a chance to sample that part of the menu.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, special occasion, Late-Night Find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Close to home and delish food
    Jackbenimble
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    We have been to your restaurant a few times and have enjoyed excellent meals every time! We only have to drive about 8 minutes from our home so the location is great for us.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent restaurant
    hockey
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    Tivoli's provides excellent brunch buffet on Sundays with great service, staff, and delicious items in their menu. They provide a good variety in their selections. The staff provided great service for our large group of 45 people. They made our special occasion a memorable one.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sad4me
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    Went there for dineout 2013 for 3 course meal. The appetizers were okay. The lamb shank was overdone. Meat didn't fall off the bone. Our server was attentive but not intrusive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food effort
    steveportmoodyVIP
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    Went for 3 course $28 Dine Out, because menu looked interesting. On the good side the food was well plated and only the over-cooked halibut detracted from a competent job. However, the rest of the experience was a bit of a disaster. The room has no atmosphere - from a portable coat hanger by the front entrance, to plastic table tops, cheap cutlery, horrible music. Minimal wine list with nothing very interesting. Pleasant waitress who had no idea how to serve in a fine dining manner - couldn't explain the menu, wanted to take plates before we were finished, tried to make us re-use our cutlery for appetizer and main course. Why a chef who has some quality would want to work here is a bit of a mystery!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The neighborhood hide away.
    Redd
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    When you don't want cactus club, earles or brownes type of evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great dine out Vancouver menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    great dine out Vancouver menu and very fast service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just went Downhill
    Gloria
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    The food started out pretty good. My partner had the chicken jeera hash cake and I had the coconut prawns. They were both flavorful, has great texture, and well presented. As main course, we had the braised lamb shank and the roast pork porchetta. The lamb shank was really tender, but the taste wasn't the best. I thought it was too gamey, and my partner was just not impressed with the taste. The skin on the pork was so tough I couldn't cut through it with a steak knife. When my mother makes roast pork, the skin is crispy you can just bite through it. The taste was good though. Dessert was a travesty. Too bad because service and setting were both good.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Quiet Atmosphere
    AlyG
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    It was a quiet night at the restaurant. We had a group of 8 on a Sunday early evening, we were the only ones there. It was great to be able to have a conversation and not have to shout. Delicious food and wonderful desserts!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal
    Ross
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    We walked on a Friday night and the crowd was small. The food (prime rib ) was excellent, tasty and perfectly done! Don't let the location fool you, the food is great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Romantic evening
    Jawp
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    Tivolis is a hidden gem with an excellent chef. The prime rib with an wine reduction gravy was truly the best I have had in the lower mainland. On Friday and Saturday it includes soup or salad, beautifully done roasted veggies and Yorkshire pudding. The waiter was helpful, friendly but left us alone to enjoy our meal and each other.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great value
    hockey
    Dined on 10/6/2013
    Tivoli's Sunday brunch buffet delivers excellent food and service with excellent value. The selection of food is wonderful there's something for everyone. Service is great as always.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tivoli’s Dinner Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/12/2013
    We would highly recommend the following menu items which we enjoyed recently at Tivoli’s: leak and potato soup (smooth and creamy), whiskey and maple soaked salmon (moist and delicately sweet), and seafood linguine (fresh and secculent). And let’s not forget the colourful and light-and-airy macaroons served on an elongated white plate with a touch of fruit preserve for extra colour and texture. The food, as well as service were just fantastic and we highly recommend. Definitely deserving 5 stars.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sunday Brunch
    weggy
    Dined on 7/7/2013
    We took mom out for Sunday brunch at Tivoli's Restaurant, Executive Hotel, Burnaby this past weekend. The food was delicious, nicely displayed and lots of variety. We were pleasantly surprised at the variety of food and the selections, not too much and not too little. Definitely worth a try. Please note: they are really short on wait staff the day we were there and if you ordered a la carte from the menu, the wait was really long. This didn't affect us as we were there for the brunch and we were in no great rush.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    Bobbikoz
    Dined on 6/2/2013
    We enjoyed the food and the atmosphere, the staff is very friendly. The buffet had breakfast and lunch, best eggs Benedict I had in a long time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good value
    Bobbikoz
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    Our 2nd time at tivoli's, the food was really good, only disappointment is that the desert tasted like it was micowaved. It's a cozy friendly restaurant and we enjoy going there. Our next visit to tivoli's will be for their Sunday brunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre at best. No to prime rib.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    Went for 2 dinners since relatives were staying at the hotel. Prime Rib dinner on Sat night was horrid. The prime rib had grill marks on them and were way overdone. Obviously they were re-heating already cooked roast beef. The other dinner was just mediocre. Food was on par with most chain restaurants.Had the same server on both occasions & she was really lovely & tried her best to accommodate us (we had a toddler) and the situation.
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  • The Easter brunch had a good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    The Easter brunch had a good selection of hot and cold foods and the display was pleasing. Food was appropriately hot and cold. The one comment I could make is that the cold veggie platter had cauliflower which had a beige color to the tops which I would normally cut off at home. I was suprised to see the cauliflower displayed as such. The decorations were simple but elegant and eyecatching. I appreciated the staff enthusiasm and the extra length they went to hide easter eggs for visitors.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic food, bland venue
    TristanAEVIP
    Dined on 2/18/2013
    The most amazingly delicious food can be found in this otherwise unremarkable hotel restaurant. The dining room decor and atmosphere is convention centre-hotel dining room in all it's bland, generic glory. And then food arrives at your table. It is quite simply some of the best tasting food in the Greater Vancouver area. If this chef was to relocate to another restaurant we would be dining there regularly but sadly, as wonderful as the food is at Tivoli's, the atmosphere and presentation of the venue is a big turn off.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great service. Food is ok.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Great service. Food is ok. Not much view for this location.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • good for casual dinning
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    The service is extremely good. The price is reasonable especially for special occasion like Valentine's Day. My husband claims it is even better than the dine out dinner that v paid around $50 each (quality &money wise). V definitely wl go there again n recommend it to friends as well.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We loved the St. Valentine's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    We loved the St. Valentine's Special. It was amazing. Definitely would recommend this restaurant to Italian cuisine lovers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Didn't have the wine advertised
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/4/2013
    Didn't have the wine advertised on their list. For a not so busy evening the waiter was not fully up on the menu items. If a dish has cilantro as a matter of course.this should be mentioned in the menu. One could say that it was not bad for a "hotel" meal but hardly a "dine out" spot.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really disappointed with the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/3/2013
    Really disappointed with the service, only one server was there, and he was not even there all time. Food was kinda below standard, pretty sure they only re-heated the main course. Dessert was so-so. Will never come back.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quiet and good food. Quite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/3/2013
    Quiet and good food. Quite a contrast to many contemporary restaurants that play loud music. Plenty of parking. Great for a quiet evening get together.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • There is no view per say for
    Ghost
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    There is no view per say for this restaurant. The reason why I gave food good because I saw that the table beside me had the same dish, but with two pieces of salmon instead of one in my table. Otherwise the food was prepared very good.
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  • we have been here a few times
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/1/2013
    we have been here a few times and usually for a special occasion. and each time the food is fabulous. will definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything was so-so, but
    Char
    Dined on 2/1/2013
    Everything was so-so, but for $28 , this is about what you expect.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went for birthday dinner during
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/1/2013
    Went for birthday dinner during "dine out" - gotta say we were running late on arrival time called and no problem, service was great from arrival to leaving, food was excellent, couldn't fault any of the dishes we had! Price was reasonable too, would definately go again should the chance arise!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I will like to come again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/29/2013
    The $28 dine-out menue was great value for money. My family of four had different starters and main dishes; they were all very good. The settings of the restaurant were a little casual yet clean and tidy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our group was pleasantly surprised.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    Our group was pleasantly surprised. We all agreed this was the best Dine Out experience to date and we have been doing this for the last 5 years. The food was amazing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was pretty good,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    The food was pretty good, I liked their salmon. Their dessert (molten chocolate cake) was kind of dry. The restaurant is smaller than the other Executive hotel restaurants that I've been to though. The server was really friendly.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dine out Vancouver 2013
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    Service was excellent. Seatings were comfortable. Food was too salty for my taste. Hotel is hard to spot on Lougheed hwy as building is not tall and situated at the back of a huge parking lot.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • You've got to try Tivoli's!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/25/2013
    For the $28 dollar menu I wasn't expecting spectacular, but I got it anyways. I had the shrimp, the salmon and the chocolate lava cake. The food was divine and the staff was attentive without being intrusive. And the food... I can't say enough. We went to Chops for dinner the next night and the food didn't even come close. I give Tivoli's 10 stars!! Yes, it was that good. I’m definitely going back for more!
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    fit for foodies
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  • The layout of the restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/25/2013
    The layout of the restaurant is not the best. Although I made a reservation, the only seats were by the door and close to the pub -- not the best location. We could see all the activity in the lobby of the hotel and had a view of the pub. I understand that because of Dine-Out Vancouver, it may be more busy than usual, but the layout of the restaurant is really not conducive to a 'romantic' or quiet dinner.
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