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Yaletown L'Antipasto
Yaletown L'Antipasto

Yaletown L'Antipasto Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.yaletownlantipasto.com/
  • Email: goodtimes@yaletownlantipasto.com
  • Phone: (604) 558-1174
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday:5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We can provide your next office meeting, social gathering or public event with some Italian flare. Depending on the time of day and the occasion we can serve up organic Coffee & Pastries, our Soup & Panini combination or sophisticated canapés.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Helmecken and Davie
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Yaletown L'Antipasto
Yaletown L'Antipasto is a family run Italian Restaurant that focuses on giving you a truly Intimate Italian dining experience.
Specialized in classic and unique regional pasta dishes & fine Mediterranean Tapas.
You will only find the finest ingredients from Italy combined with seasonal produce on our plates.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "Fantastic little restaurant, great food , atmosphere and the staff where really cool and nice. A must visit in Yaletown!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Had the sauteed seafood appy and then the spaghetti carbonara; both were excellent. Only only weird thing was the initial greeting. We arrived for lunch 15 min after their opening, and they didn't seem like they were ready (even though we made reservations) for customers."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Squeezed between much larger trendy restaurants L'Antipasto is tiny. 9 tables inside, a few more outside. Open kitchen occupies nearly half of the space! We(2) were there for a late lunch and it was very quiet. Four staff (3 family?) Limited but expressive menu and oh so good. Best we have ever experienced including in Italy! Salt Spring Is. mussels, crab and lobster ravioli, calamari, shrimp, clam and crab risotto - you get the picture. Incredible flavours of springtime Italy. Top it off with a bottle of wine and you can't go wrong here. But it is tiny and could get crowded easily so make reservations and when full it might be a bit "energetic". A true family run, quality Italian cooking. English spoken but Italian preferred!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Great quaint place, great food, and friendly vibe."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Reminiscent of a great meal we had in a family run restaurant in Florence: Italian cuisine, light on cheese, heavy on flavor. The owner served us and shared with us that her menu covers a cross-section of regional Italian cuisine. I had the ravioli dish which the owner advised us was her mother's recipe. It was delicious! My partner had the pasta vongole dish. She requested gluten-free pasta and found it to be the best gluten-free pasta offering she had ever eaten. All around, a great evening!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "It is a small restaurant, 20 person max capacity I'd guess. The food was outstanding, made by a talented italian chef who cooked all the food right behind the counter. They have a great selection of italian wines, the cocktails are not bad but I've had better at lower cost. The waitress and bartender were were awesome, definitely made dinner that much more fun. The service was pretty much instant, since, as I said, the restaurant is relatively quite small."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "The food quality, staff friendliness and ambience reminded us of the good tratorias and restaurants in Italy. Much like those around Piazza de Navola in Rome. The style and taste are that of true good Italian cooking. Definitely recommend. If you like Italian food you will like this."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Great place for antipasto. Not so much for desert."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "The service was very good, small place, so very cosy and the food was delicous. Nice option to have gluten free. We shared a few dishes so we were able to enjoy a few different pastas."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "A friend introduced me to this neighborhood gem. I was very impressed so I took another friend there for dinner last Sunday. The pasta was perfect."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "We really loved this intimate little restaurant and our food was delicious."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Can't stop going back - they make you feel like part of the family. The outdoor heated patio is just one way to experience the evening and if the burrata is available be sure to take advantage! The pappardelle rosso has quickly become a favourite and a go-to dish that I highly recommend trying."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "All staff were outstanding. Server made a great suggestion of sharing/sampling each other's dishes and it was a delightful dining experience. Would certainly recommend to others and will go back. Food was delicious with a great presentation."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "I came for dine out with my friends on February 2nd, and it was my second time here. The first time that I came here, I thought that the pasta was delicious and the service was excellent. The second time, the food was just as good, and the desserts were exceptional, especially the lavender creme brule. I'm not sure if the heat was on though, because my friends and I sat out at the patio (there was no more space inside), and we were freezing even though we were using the blankets. The service could have been faster this time around, we didn't get checked up on as often, but when our waitress did come, she was very friendly and helpful. I would definitely come back, and would recommend this place to more of my friends!"
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "Such a nice restaurant, the food is delicious, kinda of soul food. the atmosphere is quite cozy here. the waiter is humerous and funny."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "I went to L'Antipasto for my birthday with 8 others. The place was small, but there was a table set aside for us. It's a cute place with an open kitchen. However, it took us 2 hours for us to get from sitting down to having our main courses. Though we did order late into the evening (we sat at 7:50 and ordered at 8:30), our main course didn't arrive until 9:30. The food was decent but for the price and quantity, probably not so much. We had dine out menus as they didn't have their regular. I had good company, so waiting for food wasn't too bad, though. I'd say that this restaurant is good for those looking for a smaller and intimate dinner, because you'd be waiting so long. Also, I can't tell if the servers are happy or upset to be there."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "I love dining at family-run restaurants such as this one. It was surprising to find it tucked among all the ubber loud & trendy Yaletown restaurants! Food tasted authentic (although I'm not Italian!) & fresh. I especially enjoyed their Farfalle with a delicious sauce that included beef short rib--I didn't actually find any pieces on my plate but could definitely taste it in the sauce. The other dishes were very good but not quite "wow". My only complaint would be the super tiny dining room! Great for couples, even bit cramped for groups of 4. Their outdoor dining area looks like it might be okay for larger groups; will have to check it out in the summer :)"
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "Beef carpaccio was oily, luckily the bread served with it soaked up the oil. Pappardelle was also oily, luckily it settled on the bottom of the plate so if you picked the food off the top, you're fine. Panna cotta was perfect. Would be nice if we weren't freezing in the cold and the server didn't throw the bill at us."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "L'Antipasto has very mediocre food. I went there during a dineout period and had a: Beef carpaccio to start witch so was soso, The risotto as a entree was over salted and too watery. And the panna cotta was packaged dessert. Overall it was a very disappointing dinner."
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "came with my girl friends for DineOut. were very impressed with the food! able to prepare and create such delicious and delicate meals with such a small space and limited staff (2 waiter/host, 2-3 kitchen staff). seats limited staff but the great ambiance and quality of food makes up for it."
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "We were seated by the door, we asked to be moved as it was cold. We kept our coats on for most of our dinner. I felt sorry for the people that were eating on the so called (heated )patio. would go back in the summer as the food was good."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Took almost an hour to get food, should hire more staff for events like dine out."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Good to try! It's very fun to watch the Men who cook in the Kitchen & a very friendly server running around the dinning room & the patio."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "Picked this restaurant based on menu & it was ok. Not a place I would chose to go back. PROS- The food was good, not amazing, nothing that stood out, but a 7 out of 10. CONS- This place is tiny.... majority of the restaurant is actually their patio. We were not told this when we booked so we were seating outside. The waiter tried his best to keep us all warm and there were many heaters but at the end our legs from the draft were frozen. CONS- minimal staff. This can be expected because of dine out. We were there for 2 hours. Very slow and disorganize. When we were finishing our pasta we realize other tables got bread to start and we had to ask for ours CONS- wear a rain coat..... 2 out of 4 of our party got a drink dumped on us."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "Went with a group of freinds for dinner during Dine out Vancouver. This restaurant is quite small, with a heated patio out front, enclosed for winter. Our table was located inside, and we could talk to the chefs while they cooked, which was kind of cool. My freinds and I enjoyed the food,my gnocchi was delicious and the panna cotta was excellent. The wine list list though small had some very good selections on it. The staff were very freindly and made our evening more fun. Would definately go back. I would like to try their regular menu."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Had the Dine Out dinner menu. As there were 3 of us, we decided to try one of everything: the appetizers and mains were delicious, but the desserts were underwhelming. While the food experience overall was quite good, our dining experience overall was diminished as we were uncomfortably cramped - for our group of three, we were sat at a table for two on the patio. With dishes and glasses taking up all the table room, it was really difficult to eat with no extra space on the table. We asked to be moved to a bigger more reasonably sized table for our group size, but the restaurant was unable to accomodate us. The two who served us were friendly and as attentive as they could be given how busy it was."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "service was great - felt very comfortable and not stuffy. the best tiramisu I have ever tasted in my life. the tuna carpaccio was to die for. we all got the meat ragu which was decadent. the experience would have been much more enjoyable if it was warmer inside. we all had to keep our coats on and still were very cold."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Went here for the first time. We decided to try it out since it was Dine Out Vancouver. Everything was better than expected! Food was fantastic, service was great! Will definitely be coming back as my new favourite spot for Italian food! Might even try to make it back before Dine Out ends! Yums!"
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "My beef carpaccio appie was mediocre at best, as it did not have any flavor. The seafood risotto, was extremely salty to the point where the salt burn my throat. Upon telling the waitress about the excessive saltiness of our food, we were told that they had had similar comments before, but the chef did not add any salt to the dish and that she does not know how to "wash the salt from the seafood." No apology was offered and it seemed they just did not care since obviously someone else had complained about this before. Finally, for dessert, the tiramisu had the texture of syrup, the pannacotta was overly sweet and the creme brule was over cooked and tasted like chunky custard."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "The mussels were plump, delicious and perfectly seasoned. My husband loved the risotto with seafood. The pappardelle with a tomato sauce was very flavorful. The portions were perfect. Looking forward to our next time there. Loved sitting by the kitchen and watching the chef put our dinner together."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "This little find is a gem. We have been to Yaletown L'Antipasto a few times, and each time we go, we thoroughly enjoy the food and service. Having lived and worked in the 'little Italy' of Vancouver, and have vacationed in Italy, this is as authentic as you can get. Food is made from only the freshest ingredients, and reasonably priced too boot (bonus!) - the Pappardelle rosse is our favourite! The restaurant is *really* small, but quaint, so be sure to make reso's."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "I have had dinner her twice now and it keeps getting better. I went with a large group 13 people. The waitress suggested we eat family style. Big platters of delicious pasta. The antipasto is fantastic. Everything is fresh and fantastic"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "This restaurant can be so great, but unfortunately, the service is very bad. For such a small restaurant, they had about 5 or 6 staff but really only 2 works hard, the chef and one waitress. The other 3 or 4 were just standing around, chatting. They must be the "owners", otherwise, why wouldn't you help serve the customers? If I come back, it would be for the food only and if I had a lot of time to waste as "service is slow" but that's because only 1 person works hard. Disappointed indeed."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "This was one of the better more authentic Italian nights out I have ever had. We did the date night special which gave us both plenty of food and provided a very intimate and romantic experience. The service was excellent and the pasta dishes with home made sauce were delicious. The owner/manager took the time to check in with and chat for a bit which made the experience so much more genuine. Would definitely go again, thank you for the great food and dining experience"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Chose this restaurant randomly. My boyfriend and I went on a random weekday night and it was not busy. 2-3 tables. An extremely small restaurant with an open kitchen. The cooks and waitress were extremely friendly and helpful when it came to choosing items on the menu. The food was surprisingly delicious and prepared with a lot of attention. I asked the waitress about their types of cheese on our appetizer and one of the cooks spent a good amount of time writing down their names, taste, texture...and where his favourite cheese store wws. overall, extremely friendly and personal environment. Food is a must try."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "This place is tiny! But very cute The service was great. The food was good but the portions were rather small for the price! Overall is was good!"
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "I had a client luncheon scheduled for this restaurant and reserved a table for 10 people. The table was located near the front door and was extremely cold, due to the cold weather. We could literally see our breath while we were sitting at the table! I thought about leaving, but had a few people running late, so didn't want to confuse them. The meal itself was okay. The lentil soup was good, a bit on the salty side however. My seafood risotto was adequate, but nothing to write home about. WHen the bill came, I was told that the restaurant's credit/debit machine was not working and would have to pay cash! I had to leave my guests and walk to an ATM on the other side of the building. Quite a fiasco. I will not be back."
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "Nice little place. Great service and ambiance. Delicious and rich food."
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "Food was served on a coldish/warm plate. My pasta was warm (not hot) and as I eat up towards the middle of it, it was cold and it was quite salty."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "Horrible experience. I went for the Taste of Yaletown, 3 course for 35, really good deal, however, that was the worst nightmare. I ordered beef carpaccio for appetizer, both raw sliced beef and truffle oil are my favourite, but it only tasted like beef soaked in oil, a really gross combination. Main course was ok, the chicken breast was a bit too dry though. Dessert - lavender creme brûlée was a huge disappointment, it simply tasted like Crabtree and Evelyn lavender hand cream. Worst of all, the debit machine was broken, so we had to pay 150 in cash. There's also not much service to say about."
    Dined on 10/24/2013