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About Italian Kitchen - Vancouver

Italian Kitchen features a multi-regional modern Italian menu dished up in ultra-sleek surroundings. Guests will delight peerless antipasto platters, classic Italian entrees, creative pastas and dry-aged steaks. The 8 seat white marble Antipasti bar serves fresh, hand-rolled pastas and classic Italian cocktails. The wine list has an admirable range of new world gems and the most awarded Italian labels; including back vintages, verticals and large formats.

860 Burrard St
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1X9
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Saturday: 11:30am - 11:00pm



Cross Street:
Robson & Smithe

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

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

Phone Number:
(604) 687-2858

Website:
http://www.theitaliankitchen.ca/

Executive Chef:
Ryan Gauthier

Private Party Contact:
Sheila Emack: (604) 687-2858

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Italian Kitchen - Vancouver Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.1

ambience

3.9

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

79% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (26)
Special Occasion (25)
Good for Birthdays (17)
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Comfort Food (16)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Authentic (15)
Business Meals (14)
Great for Lunch (13)
Cozy (11)
Fun (11)
Notable Wine List (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Romantic (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Casual (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Hot Spot (9)
People Watching (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Happy Hour (7)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Tapas (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Quick Bite (3)
Scenic View (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Spicy (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Seasonal (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Everything was great! I liked the seafood linguini.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

I am unimpressed with this place , at least for lunch . This was first time at new location and I hadn’t been to Alberni Street for a while . I found the menu too limited . AND they did not have the sautéed sprouts . The salad I ordered was disappointing . My son ordered carbonara and enjoyed it . No surprise but price was quite high but no longer justified . Service was OK . Noise level was fine . Location is very good .

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 (Vancouver)·Dined 5 days ago

Fabulous dining experience with friends in the new location. Excellent food as always.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 6 days ago

Impressed with the new location and menu. The food was excellent and service very good. A big upgrade on the Albernie location, especially the food. This is the for top food and service of all the Glowbal restaurants. Hopefully the others can learn from who ever is running this place.

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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Jameson was personable and attentive
Love the new location
Great spot

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Authentic, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Took 55 minutes to bring food and when it arrived it was cold. Took 3 tries to get butter for the bread. Not good

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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Was excited to see that Italian Kitchen was back! So many good meals there in the past. Lived up to our memory in every way except found the lighting too bright in the dining room center. Would ask for a window seat next time and in summer look forward to experience the patio. Overall can't wait to return

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Casual, Fun, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 30, 2017

The new location no longer offers the awesome lunch items the old location did like the burrata BLT and lasagna.

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Classy downtown business restaurant with proper professional waiters, white tablecloths, excellent food and wine. A bit noisy if you're seated in the middle, but it's also the best place to feel part of the action. It's going to be one of my go-to places from now on.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Loved the gnocchi

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·Dined on November 27, 2017

The pasta was a bit to firm for our taste, all 4 of us. Wine list was OK needs more USA brands, I know it's Italian, but prices are horrible so the customer should have the choice. Overall good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Authentic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 23, 2017

We went there from time to time. Food is alright and service usually is really attentive. I think it is kinda busy there tonight ( Sunday Oct 22,2017), the waiter keep rushing us to order the main course even we told him 3 times that one of our friend isn't arrived yet. And we do order a bottle of wine and 3 appetites already. Really disappointed

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food was really good but the restaurant is too noisy.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Exceptional food reasonably priced. A good overall experience.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Enjoyed our dinner and a nice bottle of wine. Everything would have been terrific if the waiter had been a little assuming. He presented us with our bill all neatly divided into 3 separate checks with out asking. I can only imagined why he thought that was necessary even though it was clear we were celebrating someone. Very rude assumption I thought.

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·Dined on October 18, 2017

The wine was fantastic, our waiter was adorable and attentive, the salad delicious, but my ravioli was under cooked. It was delicious otherwise... i should have said something.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Delicious Pasta for our one year anniversary dinner.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 17, 2017

The food is fantastic, and you can't beat the value!! I find the tables a little too close together, and the volume gets to be very loud when looking for an intimate evening....hopefully this is improved at the new location. I will definitely be back!

Tags: Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We went recently to celebrate our anniversary, if you want an intimate date night I wouldn't recommend this restaurant. We had to yell across the table to have any sort of conversation it was very loud. Lots of hustle and bustle in a tight space. We ordered the Antipasto Rustico to start and found the cheeses to be very bland. BUT our dinner was amazing and would go back for sure! Great for a fun night out with a group.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Service was very slow - granted it was Saturday evening but one would think this might be typical and the powers that be would plan accordingly.

We were seated upstairs where the noise level ensured that a 60 decibel 'normal' conversation wasn't going to happen. It was closer to that of a leaf blower. Considering that our group can be loud, and we're also very tolerant we found this verging on too much.

Would I go back? Absolutely, because I love the food. Just have to remember to ask to be seated downstairs where the leaf blowers are dialed back substantially.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent cuisine and our waiter Julien was exceptional. I would highly recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Spicy, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

We have enjoyed both our visits, the only down side is the noise... It can be very hard to here the person across from you during the dinner rush... Maybe the new location will be different 😀

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Worth the Drive, Casual, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Service wasn't bad But it wasn't good either! Every other table had bread but we were forgotten I guess unless one must ask specifically for bread in this restaurant. Food required salt! Everything I ate was tasteless and probably the most expensive of their menu. We made a reservation days ago but we were placed in the middle of a busy loud room. If I visited Vancouver again I sure I would spend my money elsewhere!!

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

The food and service was great. We really enjoyed the food. This was our first time.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 2, 2017

Went to the Italian Kitchen for a birthday date. The host and our server was amazing, so nice and friendly. It was a busy Sunday night with a big birthday group on one side of the restaurant so we had to wait about 30 - 40 mins for our appetizer and another 20 mins for our entree.
My significant other's dish was nice and hot while my dish was a bit too al dente and not quite as hot. It was an overall good experience for the both of us but was just a tad bit disappointed.

Tags: Romantic, People Watching, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Very noisy environment.
Good food; great service.

Kitchen too slow though.... we've waited over 45mins for our food.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Tasting Menu
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Food was great, service was OK (but not outstanding), the restaurant was very loud (due to girl's birthday party).
I would return but would be careful about where I was seated.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 30, 2017

One server was rude and unresponsive to our request to address the cold evening breeze from open windows on 2nd floor.

Very loud cavernous space that affected our ability to carry a conversation at our table.

Would not recommend this restaurant as the food service was terribly slow and not exceptional Italian to merit returning.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 27, 2017

After an excellent meal with great service a week earlier we were disappointed with our second visit. The staff on this occasion did not appear to be well trained- too many people coming and going without a great deal of skill in service : - wine glasses taken away when we ordered cocktails; we were informed the fish of the day was not on the menu after we had ordered it; when requested the wine list sat on the table and there was no follow up until the food arrived, water glasses were not replenished during the meal. Given the quality of the food and the excellent venue the service let you down.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 25, 2017

We were a party of six. A big variety was ordered and everyone enjoyed their meal. I shared the pasta platter and it was fabulous. Favourite one was the "truffle" with meatballs. Calamari to start was a good choice. My one criticism is that they make you pay for bread.

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Service was superb. The waiter and hosts attended to every detail, from noting our anniversary to finding a spot on my husband's champagne glass. The staff makes you feel welcome. However, it would be nice if the hostesses at the front said good-bye's and thank you's. This is something that all restaurants don't think of (except for Japanese restaurants). The food was excellent as usual. Ambience was vibrant and elegant . Italian Kitchen is always our favourite for special occasions.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Food was wonderful. Love the happy hour menu. Tiramisu was the best I've ever had. The donuts omg the best.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Good food, but nothing special. Great location. Very cool open kitchen. Excellent presentation. Staff was very friendly and engaging.

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·Dined on September 22, 2017

The food and service was great. However, we came for a business lunch and the restaurant is so noisy that it did not work well. I would not suggest it for a business lunch, but it would work well for a small group of friends (up to 4 people is ideal).

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Happy Hour
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Such excellent speedy service and the pasta was delicious!!!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 21, 2017

I have eaten here 2 years ago and really enjoyed the food and decor so I decided to take clients. The place is now run down and my steak was fiberous/chewy and under seasoned. The service however was very good.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 17, 2017

This was our second visit to this restaurant. In both cases the food was great. We felt rushed in that the server brought our food before we could even wind down. Then we needed to ask for items such as a serving of bread with olive oil. To top it off the cappuccino served after our meal was mildly warm. Overall a little disappointing after all the fanfare.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The manager Scott Melli was excellwnt

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Very good, just what we wanted chick place with great food.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Great service, great food. It was our anniversary and they treated us to a wonderful desert. Much appreciated.

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