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About Ciao Bella Ristorante & Piano Bar

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.

703 Denman Street
Vancouver, BC V6G 2L6
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Spring/Summer
Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 2:45pm - 10:30pm

Fall/Winter
Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Alberni

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(604) 688-5771

Website:
http://www.ciaobellavancouver.ca/

Entertainment:
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.

Catering:
ciao bella fully equipped to do the catering from minimum20 people to 200 people catering contact Mario at 604 230 9996

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.

Public Transit:
No 5 Robson street bus stops at Robson and Denman . Another close public transport stop is on Georgia and Denman.

Executive Chef:
K SUMRA

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.

Private Party Contact:
Aftab (Mario) Ali Khan: (604) 688-5771

Additional:
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

Special Events & Promotions:
ciao bella offers great set dinners and live entertainment on all special days valentines mothers day new years and so

Ciao Bella Ristorante & Piano Bar Ratings and Reviews

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3.8

service

4.1

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4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

74% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Birthdays (4)
Casual (4)
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Romantic (4)
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Quiet Conversation (4)
Notable Wine List (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Authentic (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Live Music, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

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 (Vancouver)·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...

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 (Vancouver)·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.

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 (Calgary)·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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Live Music, Romantic
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 (Vancouver)·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.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 26, 2018

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

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 (Vancouver)·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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Live Music
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 (Vancouver)·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.

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 (Vancouver)·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.

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 (Vancouver)·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.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Seattle)·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.

Tags: Live Music
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vip
 (Vancouver)·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.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Office Christmas dinner

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 (Vancouver)·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

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Vancouver)·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.

Tags: Live Music, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Vancouver)·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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Vancouver)·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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·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!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Live Music, Authentic
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 4, 2017

The food, service and wine was amazing! The prices are very reasonable and the pianist that was playing throughout dinner was awesome! He played show tunes and was very personable! We were seated immediately and the staff was very helpful! Will definitely be back!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Ciao Bella fit our needs perfectly, a multi-generational family who loves all things Italian, especially the food. Great find for us, walking distance from the Westin Bayshore. Lots of choices and very good food :)

Tags: Healthy, Casual, Fun, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 1, 2017

The restaurant was not the issue but the ability to reserve through Open Table while in line waiting for a table is an issue.
We had made our reservation through Open Table early in the day, as had other people. It was Canada Day and there was a long line. A lady in line then made her reservation while in the line up and insisted she had a reservation and got in ahead of us.
There should be a cut-off so that this cannot happen. We had to wait for an hour past our reservations time which is unacceptable.

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Mario is a wonderful host. Great place and one we will absolutely frequent

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Our server was amazing -- who wouldn't want to be called "Bella" at every table visit? We loved the piano and knew every song but one. A charming place with delicious pasta offerings.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Stopped here in Vancouver after a cruise. Had been to this restaurant a few years ago and enjoyed it then so decided to return. A great traditional Italian menu good specialty drink and wine selection. Once again we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves dining with the piano playing in the backround , a marvelous meal and efficient unhurried service. Try it you'll love it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Live Music
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Nice place just really busy so the service isn't great. Also, the food was rather bland. There is a piano there so it's a nice setting.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on March 9, 2017

Great food, as usual! I had the lasagna. Live music was a nice bonus. The piano player had a few memorable songs up his sleeves that made the night that much more.

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 23, 2017

Our group of 7 revisited am old favorite, and we weren't disappointed Homemade pasta, generous portions, impeccable service, thanks to Mario for sustaining a great restaurant for so many years

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Outstanding Value, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 5, 2017

Great Food... if the dessert can be better then it's will be gorgeous!!

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 4, 2017

I really enjoyed the dinner here.

Although a bit crowded and tight for space, the general atmosphere was great. The live piano really made it go to the next level, and the service was amazing! Our server was incredibly friendly, humorous and accommodating. The food was pretty good for its value (although, my mother was having a hard time with the lamb ribs since it wasn't properly separated, and her knife couldn't cut through the bone) and very filling.

Would definitely come again.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Casual, Live Music, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Everything was really good. The entrees were amazing. The dessert (caramel flan) was a little lacking, bitter and goopy but the delicious appies and mains made up for it!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Romantic, Live Music, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 2, 2017

The food portion is huge, I usually don't feel very full at Dine Out events but this place offers a larger portion of the food. This is a plus. Live piano performance was nice.

The Dine Out menu online shows vegetarian options but when we arrived the place, they do not have an actual menu for vegetarian options. We have to use smartphone to show them what we want from the vegetarian menu.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 2, 2017

We went for the dine out on Feb 2017, they served the big portion of the food, it was worth to have it.

Tags: Live Music, Romantic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 31, 2017

We came here for Dine out Vancouver. Awesome service, they were very accomodating and we had a great dinning experience here. Will come back again to try out ther regular menu!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 29, 2017

Nothing special , food was ok , service ok, wine pairing did not work at all. Value overall not great

Tags: Casual
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 28, 2017

The piano was a nice touch to the dining experience.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 27, 2017

I took my mom out to Ciao Bella for Dine Out Vancouver. We had a really good time. The service is very friendly and accommodating, the food was delicious and we really enjoyed the live piano music.

Tags: Romantic, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 25, 2017

Westend Keepsake

This is a restaurant that we have thought of going to in the past but on this occasion we were attracted by the Dine Out menu. We had the Insalata Trio Colori and Gamberoni Ciao Bella as appetizers and both were delicious. For the main course we both had the Aragosta E Gamberoni and it was superb. For desserts we had the Tira Mi Su and Creme Caramel, which we enjoyed.

The ambiance of the room evokes memories of fine restaurants in Italy and our server was very pleasant and efficient with 22 years of experience in his background.

If you want a restaurant with an old world ambiance, great food and service , Ciao Bella is it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 23, 2017

I came into this restaurant (for dine out) not know what to expect as the reviews was mixed and unfortunately, it was one of the worst meals I had in dine out history. The bread that was served was warm, but one can tell that it isn't home made. The appetizer I had consisted of over-poached prawns as they had lost their springy texture. I order my lamb medium and unfortunately, it was well-done. Both me and my friend had pasta as a side and unfortunately, we could tell that neither the sauce nor pasta was not homemade. I understand the difficulties of the restaurant business and don't expect everything to be homemade, but coming from an Italian restaurant I hope at least the sauce should be made from scratched and not store bought. We ended with the tiramisu for dessert and not only did it not have any coffee liqueur in it (it had cheap coffee that did not really flavour the cake), but the cream/filling in it is just pure whip cream and did not consist of any marscapone/cream cheese.

I don't usually write reviews as I feel that everyone's taste buds are different, but it was not a good experience. For a $40 dine out, it was not worth the money. The only upside was that the staff was friendly.

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