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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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.0

ambience

3.9

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (29)
Special Occasion (26)
Comfort Food (21)
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Good for Birthdays (18)
Authentic (16)
Business Meals (15)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Casual (13)
Fun (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
Hot Spot (11)
People Watching (11)
Cozy (10)
Romantic (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Kid-friendly (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Healthy (6)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Tapas (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Seasonal (2)
Spicy (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Scenic View (1)
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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on September 12, 2017

On a short trip to Vancouver - we ate 2 out of 4 meals here. Loved it both times. We will return on out next visit to Vancouver.

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 11, 2017

It was a pretty nice diner. Very happy to choose this restaurant for my son birthday. Good food , nice ambience and excellent service 👌🏻

Tags: Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Disabled Access, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

The service was great. The food was too salty and the sauce was watery. Would have thought better for such a restaurant. We used to love coming here and just recently thought we would try it again. But don't think we would be coming back again. The table next to us had a crying baby for a good part of our lunch. Better when they finally left.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great service and good food in large portions. We went there 3 times in 2 days for dinner, happy hour, and dessert. Will go back again next time we are in Vancouver.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Not only was the food quite poor, our waiter was surly and unfriendly. Simply put, in a city with so much good food why bother with this restaurant?

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Seafood linguine is a must-have every time I visit here.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 4, 2017

I found that the restaurent is dirty the carpet is black from grease and the washroom smell

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on September 4, 2017

The experience was perfectly fine but not at all special or unique. I had the Chicken Piccata and while it tasted OK, it was not lemony and light - like I typically expect that dish to be prepared. We also started with a Caprese salad, which was full of very cold tomatoes so they were not flavorful at all - even thought it's late summer and they should be ripe and flavorful. There was ONE spec of basil on the top. We sat upstairs which felt like a cafeteria to me - too many tables, lined up too close together - which also made for a lot of noise. The bright spot was the service, which was very nice and friendly.

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

It was so hot in the restaurant it was hard to enjoy the fabulous food. I just wanted to get out of there it was so stuffy and the tables were too tight and squishy. The overhead lights were so hot on us we had to move tables. The food was awesome but not enough to come back to the stuffy atmosphere

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 2, 2017

My husband's salmon was tough and not tasty...manager did remove from bill; but, waiter did not even ask about the meal, despite the fact a large piece of the salmon was left on the plate...Dessert...ice cream that did not identify the coffee content on the menu...The service by the manager and another employee who came to check on the quality of the dessert were most professional -- and we greatly appreciate their efforts.

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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Eons of our favourite restaurants when we visit Vancouver. Only disappointment is no pearl onions for my Gibson martini.

Tags: Tapas, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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