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La Pentola

4.0
368 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
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About

La Pentola is an upscale eatery in Vancouver, British Columbia that specializes in serving family-style Italian cuisine. The restaurant is located inside the OPUS Hotel and features a trendy d�cor and causal, comfortable dining.

La Pentola is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and features a weekend brunch service. Breakfast at the restaurant features a continental breakfast, omelets, pancakes and steel cut oats. Lunch and dinner at La Pentola consists of an array of small plates, salads, risotto, house made pasta and meat entr�es. Lunch and dinner selections include grilled octopus, meatballs in tomato sauce, ricotta and kale salad, wild mushroom risotto, ravioli, spaghetti carbonera, braised boneless short rib and rack of lamb.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, International
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Hours of operation

Open 7 days a week *Closed daily 3-5pm

Breakfast: 7am – 11:30am
Lunch: 11:30am – 2pm
Dinner: 5pm - Late
Brunch: Sat & Sun: 10:30am – 3pm
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Phone number
(604) 642-0557
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Travis McCord
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Private party facilities
We can host semi-private groups of 10 to 32, private groups of up to 100 and receptions for as many as 175
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Private party contact
Daniel Burke: (604) 694-2103
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Catering
Opus Catering expertly blends contemporary food and innovative cocktails with seamless and intuitive service. Stylish and sophisticated, Opus Catering delivers a unique and luxury experience.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Hamilton
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Parking details
Valet parking may be available.
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Public transit
We are located across the street from Yaletown Roundhouse skytrain station.
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Entertainment

OPUS bar

Live music Wednesdays
DJ Friday and Saturday nights
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Special events & promotions
Join us on the last Sunday of each month to dine family style at a communal table with your neighbours and friends. A minimum of 10 locally sourced courses. Please note this is not available in November or December $55/person
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.0  based on all time ratings
4.1
food
4.0
service
3.8
ambience
3.8
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vipJoewasthere (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on June 24, 2016

Just returned from Italy, Pentola is an ideal reminder

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vipMikey90 (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on June 21, 2016

it's just okay

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EmilyW (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on June 19, 2016

We went for Father's Day dinner and chose the seven course option with wine pairing. Excellent, excellent meal and the wine pairings were spot on. Thanks to the wait and kitchen staff for all the little extras. Our favourite dishes? The burrata, carpaccio and that special pre-dessert treat. Definitely recommend

The restaurant does have a bit of echo going on but the noise level wasn't overwhelming the conversation.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on June 1, 2016

This restaurant is part of the Opus Hotel and has been around for a few years. Food is excellent. Elegant, well prepared and full of flavor! We tried Asparagus Salad, Cappelletti and Italian style steak. Bravo! Service is just as good as the food and there's live music!

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vipMacdaddy (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on May 27, 2016

The best food in Vancouver.

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dg123 (Edmonton)
5.0  Dined on May 22, 2016

I took a date 8pm on Sunday night.. not very busy. Had the 5 course (surprise menu). Every course was spectacular. The service was equally good.. our server explained each dish brilliantly, including suggestions on where we could purchase a particular cheese in one of the dishes.
At one point my date asked about a song playing in the background and he made a point to find out the artist for her.
I dine out often and appreciate a great restaurant.
Highly recommended.

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vipHotsauceHank (Seattle)
2.0  Dined on May 22, 2016

Despite the positive ratings for this restaurant, we found it to be mostly disappointing on all levels, especially for the price. We went with the 5 course tasting option and the dishes were served at the "chief's whim", without selection or advance knowledge of what the courses would be. This was not a problem, in fact we were looking forward to the meal. However, each course was adequate at best with the main "entree" course being a very basic hangar steak salad and a final dessert plate of poorly executed and not tasty deconstructed s'mores.
Ultimately, we felt the meal (and service) was more about maximizing profit than providing a great meal and exerience that one would expect for this price. Our meal also was disappointing, given the items offered ala carte, which appeared to be creative dishes and items worth the prices charged. Perhaps we should have ordered a la carte?

For savy eaters willing to spend good money in search of great food, I would recommend trying other restaurtants nearby.

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on May 1, 2016

Needs to get back on OpenTable!

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on April 27, 2016

Great bartender, fantastic food. Wine is mostly Italian, we had a delicious bottle of Langhe Favorita 2014.

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Bluey (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on April 24, 2016

We all enjoyed the various eggs benedict and the salad with it. the bottomless mimosa was a good $10.00 value. Service was casual but very pleasant.

I have had lunch and dinner at La Pentola before and enjoy the Italian cuisine.

We will return!

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FreshFineFoodQuest (Edmonton)
5.0  Dined on April 17, 2016

Innovative Italian cuisine, prepared with flair, but still keeping the tradition of authentic fresh ingredients.
The Parmesan Soufflé salad excellent. The Asparagus Salad delicious.

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vipTKroetsch (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on April 11, 2016

It was a quiet night and not too many patrons. However, once the food came no one noticed how quiet the space was. Attentive service, but their pasta is second to none in the city. Would go again.

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LW167 (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on April 2, 2016

we did the 5-course tasting menu. all 4 of us liked the food a lot, and the service was just perfect. but all of us found the place to be on the noisy side with their loud music, and it was difficult to chat without raising our voices. if they had toned down their music, that would have been a perfect evening for us.

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on March 25, 2016

Excellent service and food! Will recommend to friends.

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vipFoodloverz1234 (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on March 25, 2016

We recently visited La Pentola with another couple and tried the five course meal allowing the chef to serve five surprise creations. Each of the courses was exceptional - creative presentation and very flavourful - especially the lamb pasta. We have been to this establishment twice and will definitely visit again.

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physiofoodie (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on March 20, 2016

Second time here,this time just as amazing as the first. Had the family style 5 course dinner,for 4 of us. Each course was memorable and the server was very attentive. Will definitely return!

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vipBazzat (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on March 14, 2016

Server was knowledgeable and efficient. Food was very good. The birthday macarons were appreciated (and delicious !)

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SDBV (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on March 12, 2016

My husband and I have a number of dislikes, allergies, etc. so were a bit wary of entrusting our meal to the chef. Actually I thought the waiter would say our wishes were impossible and we should stick to the a la carte menu! Wrong on both scores. We had an amazing meal. Every course was delicious and catered 100% to the wishes and concerns we had expressed. A seven-course adventure. Not knowing what was on its way made it all the more delicious and exciting. Then each course was explained to us as it arrived, allaying any concerns that something might have slipped in that we couldn't eat. The duck-filled pasta was absolutely the best, and the Parmesan soufflé was 'to die for'. The wines were well-paired (though we'd have preferred more reds) - and the gratis limoncello at the end was a lovely touch. As the evening went on, the atmosphere became increasingly noisy (in a good, happy way) and energetic. Thank you for a terrific, memorable evening.

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vipAnon (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined on February 29, 2016

I've always been a fan of Italian cuisine, but never knew that it could be made with so much salt! Not sure if the chef had just been slightly heavy handed or generous with the salt, but I felt that almost every dish was overly seasoned. We had the 5 course menu, and the highlight would have to be the Parmesan Souffle. Our waitress, who doubles as the bartender on weekends, was absolutely fantastic and helped us send a dish back that my party and I weren't able to eat. Other than that, I might go back to try La Pentola again, but perhaps not the pre-set menus.

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JudytheGrinder (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on February 25, 2016

A friend of mine was visiting from Vancouver Island and I really needed a quiet place to just enjoy his company and a leisurely dinner and a glass of wine. This turned out to be the perfect choice. Service was attentive and never intrusive. I highly recommend it.

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