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About La Piazza Dario Ristorante

Open for both lunch and dinner, La Piazza Dario Ristorante specializes in Italian cuisine. Its authentic menu includes traditional recipes from Italy. For lunch, you can enjoy an entrée that includes pasta and meat such as veal, grilled salmon or lasagna along with a side dish. And during the dinner hour, more selections are offered with larger portions. An extensive wine list from around the world is also offered at La Piazza Dario Ristorante. Consider completing your meal with a tasty dessert such as tiramisu.

Offering a fine-dining experience of Italian fare, La Piazza Dario Ristorante provides a stylish dining space with dark wood furnishings and soft, ultra-chic lighting. Large parties and celebrations for birthdays, anniversaries or other special occasions are also welcome here.

3075 Slocan Street
Vancouver, BC V5M 3E4
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm CLOSED SUNDAYS JULY AND AUGUST

Cross Street:
Grandview Highway

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(604) 430-2195

Website:
http://www.lapiazzadario.com/

Parking Details:
Plenty of free parking, across the street from the Renfrew skytrain station.

Public Transit:
Bus stop nearby, skytrain station (Renfrew).

Executive Chef:
Claudio Ranallo

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

La Piazza Dario Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

3.9

ambience

4.0

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (542)
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Notable Wine List (273)
Kid-friendly (96)
Great for Outdoor Dining (78)
Great for Brunch (34)
Late-night Find (23)
Hot Spot (21)
Scenic View (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 26, 2015

Excellent service as always. Good food. Attentive wait staff. Quiet enough for conversation.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 23, 2015

This was my third visit to Dario's and it was just as excellent as the first two visits. I will be back.....

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 22, 2015

An enjoyable dining experience - almost. The service was prompt and friendly and the food was nicely prepared although on the small portion size. The only thing that prevents this restaurant from being great is the fact that dinners arrived warm rather than hot. It was as if the plates sat after being readied until someone remembered to pick them up. It was a very busy night, but that doesn't excuse the lack of care to bring the plates out hot. This warm rather than hot disappointment even continued to the coffee after dinner. At $3 for a coffee, hot is the least it should be.

Worth a try, but not the great experience one hopes for.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 19, 2015

Nice and attentive staff - very good food - will return for sure. Thank you Darios !!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 11, 2015

We have been going to La Piazza Dario for years. The food is unfailingly delicious and freshly cooked, the menu is extensive, the service is mature and gracious, and the ambiance is distinctive , looking out on a park-like setting. I have never had a bad experience there, and recommend it to friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 29, 2015

We love this place. The food is fabulous. Patrons are treated well by knowlegeable waiters. (They can interpret /advise on choices from the impressive wine list,. The owners are hands-on and available. You won't want to miss the great Italian ambiance that goes along with all the other fine features of this restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 22, 2015

Delicious traditional Italian food. Don't forget to read the separate dessert menu before ordering off of the main Menu

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 22, 2015

delicious choices for starters, pasta, main courses, and desserts!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 15, 2015

It was a great spot to catch up with old friends over some great pasta where we could talk and hear each other. The wait staff was attentive.

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 2, 2015

The food was fantastic and beautifully prepared!

We went on a Saturday night and the place was packed. Considering that the restaurant which is a big place was full, the service was fast and very friendly.

I would not say it is a "romantic" place as one is aware of all the people around, so no quiet corners. Nevertheless, it was not loud.

Overall I had one of the best Italian dinners in Vancouver.

Highly recommended!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on April 26, 2015

It was noisy, poor service, crowded, food was barely ok, ordered rack of lamb got lamb chops

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on April 26, 2015

We have known the restaurant for many years and are always happy to go there, the selections of food and wine and service are outstanding.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on April 24, 2015

It was, as usual, a reliably wonderful venue to bring out of town guests to. The food was delicious, well prepared and carefully presented. The servers are polite and just familiar enough to enjoy a joke with. They are also suitably present without being overbearing. I always enjoy a pleasant evening at Darios, and have done so for the last 25 years.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on April 15, 2015

Service always excellent. Menu doesn't change with the seasons although the food is prepared to a high standard. The chef's daily 'fresh sheet', although it's not written, never fails as my choice. Had Alaska Black Cod au Provencal & it was delicious. An excellent Pinot Grigio was recommended by our waiter - too bad it is not available to purchase at retail. Love the variety of choice for after dinner grappa, and of course their natural skill at making espresso!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on April 7, 2015

I've been to La Piazza Dario a few times over the years and always find the food to be of high quality. On our most recent dinner we started the meal with avocado e gamberetti, which I highly recommend. My husband and I shared it and there was plenty for two. Our main courses were pastas. The noodles were cooked perfectly and the flavours were very good.

I like the décor and ambience of the room as well. It's an elegant place with tasteful decor. For warm weather dining there is a small patio off the main room which is quite charming.

The service has always been very good as well. Servers are pleasant and engaging, and I've enjoyed interacting with them. Overall, I recommend this restaurant as a neighbourhood gem.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on March 30, 2015

The first server told us about the specials, took our drink order and was very pleasant and friendly. From the onset, our actual waiter was unfriendly, seemed irritated with my mother and I and was not pleasant in any way. I would rather have walked to the kitchen and placed my own order. I won't go back there because of the service. The waiter should not be in a customer service position. I hope he doesn't represent the restaurant.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on March 15, 2015

This time I found the portion sizes significantly smaller than in previous times. For instance, the "roasted potatoes" that were to come with several of our meals turned out toe be ONE HALF boiled potato per serving. Also there was a significant lag time between the dishes of our party of 6 - half the people were served while the rest had to wait about 5 minutes to get their food albeit it was not very busy in the restaurant that night.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on March 13, 2015

For an appetizer we had smoked salmon pate, which was delicious (but I wish they gave us more bread). For the entree we had rack of lamb and pasta. The rack of lamb was delicious, the pasta was disappointing and bland. We ordered the house wine, but it had a horrible plastic aftertaste.

The atmosphere was quite cozy and nice, but the service was mediocre. It took a very long time to get the bill, and only after we asked two separate servers did we eventually get it.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on March 9, 2015

I have been to this restaurant on a few occasions and have always appreciated the food. This restaurant must cater to its regulars because it seems indifferent to infrequent visitors. Our order was "lost" and other than a tepid apology, no effort was made to make amends.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on March 7, 2015

Good experience overall, upon entering the restaurant, got seated right away. Server sold me on the special. Drinks and food came out right away. Nice to have a upscale Italian restuarant in the neighbourhood.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 26, 2015

Brought some out of town friends for dinner, and I'm never disappointed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 14, 2015

went for v-day, was very good.. had 4 course meal and all were different and very good.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 6, 2015

On Friday, February 6th we had dinner @ Darios. The food was good but unfortunately service was terrible. We were left on our own for the entire evening. We had to ask for more water, a dessert menu and eventually our bill. None of the servers came to ask how our meal was. Our tip reflected the lack of service / attention we received that evening. We will not be going back to the restaurant.

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 31, 2015

Enjoyable evening meal. Next to a large table celebrating a 50th anniversary that made us feel like we were dining in a true Italian family's house. Very good ambiance! Will be going back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 15, 2015

Food was fantastic and the service was top notch. We had the pasta and some wine. Both were very flavourful.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 10, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed all the food we ordered. From the appetizers to the entrees , every dish was delicious. They also accommodated us with salads that were on the lunch menu but not on the dinner menu. No problem doing them up for us for our dinner. They aim to please.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 31, 2014

Well prepared, beautifully set up for our small group, allowing for us to spend time with friends over a well prepared and well presented meal while still feeling like we were part of a general celebration for the coming year. Hospitable hosts and staff. Thank you!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 28, 2014

This place serves very good pasta, but I find it a bit on the salty side. I ordered the mussels for appetizer and they are the best! The mussels were fresh, cooked to perfection with tomatoes and white wine. My mother ordered the halibut which was not bad. Just wished the portion was a bit more. I ordered the clam pasta. Again I find it a bit too salty, but overall not too bad. Service was prompt and excellent!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 20, 2014

This restaurant never disappoints! Everytime we have gone, the food has been fabulous. The ambiance is great and so is the service! Love it, love it, love it! The only thing I really don't like is how quickly they take away the plates when we are still eating dinner or they think we are done. It is embarrassing for us to have to tell them we aren't done yet when they have already started to pick up the plate. My nephew stepped away from the table and when he came back his food was gone.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 10, 2014

Dario's consistent elegance and delicious authentic food is always worth it! Perfect for a special office lunch and must have the coffee!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 4, 2014

Fabulous REAL Italian food. Brought a friend here from Naples and he loved it. The wine list is great and the waiters are very helpful. Won't break your bank and is absolutely exceptional food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 27, 2014

Menu is great and the kitchen is always willing to accommodate special needs and requests. We always enjoy the antipasto platter and the Bortolussi lamb is a hit with all. Although out of the way it is by far the best value for authentic Italian food in Vancouver. The staff are very professional and the service is great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 22, 2014

Dario's has great staff an management. They go out of their way to make all guests feel comfortable and at home whether you are 1st time diners or regulars. The food is excellent. Lidia has organized an excellent staff. this should be a regular stop for all special occasions.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 21, 2014

Wish they would serve small side salad with pasta or even one vegetable. Next time I will ask for side plate. Pasta dish I had was excellent.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 16, 2014

We ordered the elk and it had grissel right through it making it hard to CUT and EAT. They would cook us another piece but my wife had her dinner and we like to eat dinner together for her birthday. Maybe some coffee at the end would have smoothed over our disappointment? We did enjoy the rest of the evening and we will come back but not order the elk.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 18, 2014

La Piazza Dario is a reliable venue for real, honest Italian food, and it is seldom empty. A favourite for anyone who has eaten there.. Down to earth, genuine and good value. I've been there many times and will continue to patronize it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 28, 2014

After hearing the radio commercials for years and having the jingle in my ears all along, there was finally a 'groupon' type deal that prompted me to go. The atmosphere and service and food were very good. It is a tad pricey for the amount of food but that was expected. Overall a good experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 18, 2014

If you're looking for an authentic Italian cuisine, this is it. The pasta was done to perfection, al dente! Great variety on the menu. Service was exceptional, very attentive, poured our wine, cleared the plates, and food came in good time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 13, 2014

I haven't been for a couple of years. I had forgotten how good the food was.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 2, 2014

We enjoyed Claudio's pasta and meat. Beautiful !!
Thank you.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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