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Ciao Bella Ristorante & Piano Bar

359 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Step into a little Italy. This cozy, romantic restaurant has 65 seats inside and outdoor heated patio, along with a live piano bar. Ciao Bella's authentic Italian atmosphere is perfect for a romantic dinner or private parties at Ciao Bella. Dishes are made daily, fresh and on premise. Ciao Bella offers a large variety of seafood, charcoal grilled chicken, veal and vegetarian as well as a choice of a half a dozen different kinds of pasta and over 20 different sauces which are made fresh as well as baked dishes. All pasta 50% off on Monday, Tuesday and everyday lunch. Every evening three course dinner is is offered $28.95 .Ciao Bella hosts a Salmon festival in July & August Lobster Festival every September & October.Ciao Bella has live piano entertainment every Wednesday to Sunday.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Italian, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 2:45pm - 10:30pm

Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(604) 688-5771
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
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Private party facilities
For 15 years Ciao Bella has had the pleasure of serving fine authentic Italian cuisine to patrons from Vancouver and around the world.
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Private party contact
Aftab (Mario) Ali Khan: (604) 688-5771
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ciao bella fully equipped to do the catering from minimum20 people to 200 people catering contact Mario at 604 230 9996
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Cross street
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Parking details
Ciao Bella offers free parking after 6 pm at the rear of the restaurant . Otherwise, there is street meter parking or there are two close by public pay parking. One is at Alberni and Cardero Street next to the Chevron gas station or a second at the end of north side of Denman as you cross Georgia Street. We are very close to the entrance to Stanley Park.
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Public transit
No 5 Robson street bus stops at Robson and Denman . Another close public transport stop is on Georgia and Denman.
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Ciao Bella offers live piano entertainment Wednesday to sunday evenings Pianist Glen Stevenson, who has performed on numerous cruise ships and International Hotels for the past 25 years. Glen has an extensive repertoire ranging from ragtime to the classics.
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Special events & promotions
ciao bella offers great set dinners and live entertainment on all special days valentines mothers day new years and so
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 359 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJmsfo (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

I'm a regular here when I visit Vancouver and always enjoy it. Very pleased that the piano player continues to be there several nights a week; the music is most enjoyable. Good authentic Italian food.

vipFrancophile (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

It is a reliable neighbourhood restaurant that never disappoints. We enjoy the veal which you don't see a lot of in Vancouver restaurants. The are pretty flexible about switching up menu items for dietary or food preferences.Nice food and service.

David (Vancouver)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Booked this place for Valentine's night. They left a set menu on the table for $60 so we went with it. Mediocre pizza store food with a half carafe of wine.... $160 + tax and tip. I think there are much better options for next time...

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Being generous here. Pasta was a bit salty and there was a strand of hair in the salmon. Otherwise, it was OK.

OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Arrived 1 hour before reservation - they had room & seated us - food came quickly and was excellent
Owner was making rounds along with servers and seemed genuinely interested in ensuring we had a great experience at his restaurant.

Piano was an elegant added touch. I'd go back.

Bsplit (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

We stopped in for the dine out menu since this spot had been on my mom’s list of places to try for a few years. I was hesitant to go but the reviews online looked pretty good so I was optimistic. I enjoy live piano too so the fact they offered this was a bonus.

The food was ok. My starter prawn salad was ok, but difficult to eat in the tiny dish it was served in. I wasn’t sold on the combo of flavors either. The lamb was good - the best part of the meal, but the side penne with marinara sauce was a huge let down. Tasted like box pasta with jarred sauce, I expected more from a place like this. The lamb and pasta didn’t go together and there were no veggies or anything on the side. For $40 we didn’t feel we got enough value. I noticed on their menu board they have a regular 3 course menu for $30.

I was also disappointed the piano didn’t start until about 7pm so we missed all but 2 songs that we caught after dessert.

Perhaps their regular menu is better but we won’t be back to find out.

ayounganthea (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

We had the dine-out menu. The food was fine but overpriced. The service was good.

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

I went there for Dine out Vancouver. The food is pretty good, lamb rack was cooked just on point. And i love there Tiramisu, which is a must try!
The environment there is very cozy. Not like those big morden and fancy restaurants, Ciao Bella is a small but warm and high quality restaurant just like what you can actually find in a small alley in Rome.
Very good experience, worth a try.

Disappointing (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Visited for the first time last night, but will definitely be back. Quaint, neighborhood style restaurant, that transported us back to Italy with both the atmosphere and the food. Seating is tight and intimate (just like in Europe), and our server, Bill, along with the talented pianist, Doug - ensured we had a thoroughly enjoyable evening. Nice size portions, and great food.

Roddy (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Went here for Dine Out so not sure if it changes the quality. Atmosphere and service was nice. For appetizer i got the lobster bisque which was quite good. They gave us these bread sticks that were crunchy which i liked. The entree i got the rack of lamb. The lamp itself was very good , very juicy and cooked to the rare-ness i liked. However, it came with pasta with tomato sauce which didn't compliment the lamb at all. The dessert was Tiramisu which was very average.

Heddy (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

I live in the neighbourhood, and often take visitors to this my favourite haunt. It is quiet, music sets a nice tone but does not impede conversation. Food is very tast and consstent each time.

vipOpenTable Diner (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

I really wanted to like this restaurant. It started off good, got seated right away and the Insalata Especiale with goat cheese was quite good (nothing out of this world, but good). Date had minestrone soup which was good too. Mains is really where it fell short for me. Ordered the chicken parmigiana with high hopes and it fell flat on everything. Chicken just tasted old/not fresh, it was very soggy, nothing crisp about it. Flavor wasn't great. Pasta that came with it was bland shells with red sauce, I've had much better. For dessert we had Tiramisu which I thought was really good, one of the highlights of the night, along with the piano player. Service was good, food was not. Don't think we'll go back.

vipOpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

Always the very best in food, ambiance, and service. This is our go to restaurant when we have friends come visit! Never disappointed.

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

Office Christmas dinner

WestEnders (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on November 17, 2017

Very good local restaurant. Offers good Italian food, great menu & good wine list. Piano player really adds to the evening. Fun place to go with friends or family

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

We went to ciao bella for my girlfriends birthday. The food was excellent, service was exceptional and the atmosphere lovely. Ciao bella really helped me kill it for my girlfriends surprise birthday. Best date spot around.

Heddy (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on October 26, 2017

We enjoyed our dinner very much, although one in the party found the lobster special menu (cannelloni) just OK. I thoroughly enjoyed my pasta vongole, my usual - must branch out the next time. The music is very pleasant, and not so loud that conversation at the table is unstrained. The service was attentive, cheerful and helpful.

tjweib (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on September 24, 2017

Ciao Bella Restaurante & Piano Bar is a west end treasure. Staff, though overworked at the time, were friendly and knowledgeable. The atmosphere was intimate and the live piano added a wonderful background. Good food and a great time was had.

babymaro (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on August 16, 2017

Service was good but the food is just okay. The waitress didn't ask us if we want any peppers when our food arrives. And the spaghetti wasn't al dante. However the price was decent for the environment and the sevice.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on August 6, 2017

What a delightful little restaurant! We were seated immediately and server remained attentive the entire meal. I had the three course salmon special with veggies, house salad and my husband ate the tiramisu after he devoured his lasagna!