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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.
Vancouver, BC V6G 2L6
Italian, Tapas / Small Plates
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
CAN$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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.
ciao bella fully equipped to do the catering from minimum20 people to 200 people catering contact Mario at 604 230 9996
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.
No 5 Robson street bus stops at Robson and Denman . Another close public transport stop is on Georgia and Denman.
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
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Came for dineout, our first time to Ciao Bella. We were packed like sardines, two person tables spread apart by about 6 inches - heard everyone's conversations. For the $40 dineout choices we had, we will not go again.
The French Martini my wife ordered was so watered down, you couldn't taste any alcohol. The lobster bisque she had was alright, my prawns were not that tasty. She had the lobster with tiger prawns and pasta while I had the rack of lamb. The lady beside us sent her lobster back twice for being undercooked, which made my wife nervous, but she said hers was fine. We both had pasta, which seemed so simple and cheap, I wish I chose the potatoes and vegetables instead. My rack of lamb was OK, it was small and covered in oil, and the meat was a bit tough. My profiteroles were underwhelming, five profiteroles with whipped cream in the middle and chocolate sauce. My wife's tiramisu was soggy, and was short on the mascarpone.
I had a reservation but when we arrived the host/waiter sat us right next to the piano player, even though the rest of the restaurant was quite empty and there were plenty of two seat tables free for the entire duration of our meal.
My chicken and mushroom sauce dish came with a side of pasta that was in tomato sauce instead of the same sauce as the chicken...I found that strange. Food wasn't that bad, we have enjoyed Ciao Bella before but it seems a bit dated and lazy now. I don't think we will return.
New Year's Day dinner was lacklustre. It felt like the server was just rushing us through. She didn't tell us the specials we overheard another server tell the table behind us. She delivered plates without a word and that made me uncomfortable. Also, last year's lovely piano accompaniment has been replaced by someone with a much heavier hand on the keys. We won't go back. Lots of other restaurants in the area to try.
We were very disappointed with the meal and service. This was at least our 10th time at Ciao Bella and this was our worst experience there. We came for the dinner special during Lobster fest and the bisque was nowhere near the quality of previous meals. The canneloni was OK but extremely hot and less tasty than previously. The tiramisu was Ok and the pastry was better but did not bring the overall meal to meet the quality we had experienced before. The best part was the piano playing.
I went to celebrate a friend's birthday with her, on a Saturday night. I was pleasantly surprised that this restaurant is not noisy, and we were able to have a conversation without having to raise our voices. This is such a nice change, as so many restaurants now have a deafening noise level! Our table was very cozy, with a view of the entire room. The piano player was a very nice touch, and the music was not intrusive and really added to the ambiance. Last but not least, I had the very best pasta that I have ever tasted, and excellent wine. The price points are moderate for such a nice experience. The service was very friendly and efficient, and the staff seem happy to work there. We will definitely go back, and I have already mentioned it to several friends.
Where to begin. Food was mediocre, under seasoned and just not good. The best part of the escargot was the cheese - the beef carpaccio was fine and the calamari - dismal. The best part of the evening was the wine.
The staff tried to take away our food before we were done - and after expressing our displeasure with the calamari, we were told that "nobody else had an issue with it and this is Italian calamari, not like the Greeks do."
Will not be back.
We met here for an early dinner on a Saturday afternoon before Theatre Under the Stars. We were surprised it was relatively quiet for Denman Street, but experienced excellent service and a great fixed menu for a decent price. We would repeat the experience, especially given the proximity to Malkin Bowl, which is a 10 minute walk.
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