Autostrada Downtown

4.7
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650 Reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
Autostrada is a place with a simple philosophy. Inspired by the casual osterie of Italy, the focus is on a simple menu where quality ingredients shine, regional wines that represent a place, and a room filled with warmth and bustle.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Contemporary European, Northwest
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(604) 428-9694
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Lucais Syme and Gill Book
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Catering
We are willing to do off site catering for guests that may require this.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Homer St.
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Parking details
There are two parking garages within a block of our restaurant, one located on the corner of Pender and Richards and one located on the corner of Pender and Cambie.
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Public transit
Bus stop one block away
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Entertainment
None
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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KK
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

This was our seventh or eighth visit since last December. Our server suggested the steak dinner. We asked if it would be too much for the two of us as several visits ago another server informed us the steak is meant for four people. We ordered it, and while it was delicious, it was indeed enough meat for four people - far too much for the two of us.

AM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service, and atmosphere at Autostrada Downtown, is amazing. I had the Bucatini Cacio e pepe and it was to die for. As was the anchovy foccacia and caesar salad. The burrata is also delicious, but fairly pricey for what you get, but that is typical of burrata anywhere. Our waiter was super friendly and on point with his service. I cannot wait to go back!

BM
Naples
14 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot! Had a nice local neighbourhood vibe. Comfortable, attentive service and yummy authentic Italian food. Would definitely come back next time we’re in Vancouver.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service. Great food. Smaller portions but well worth it. Highly recommend.

S
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner on Saturday evening.......Wonderful meal and great service from Gavin as well. The staff seemed to be happy and worked together seamlessly. The best nouveau Italian food we have eaten
in ages. Tuna tartare was perfect and the duck pate a delight to the taste buds. Homemade
pastas are perfectly cooked. Look forward to making Autostrada Downtown our neighborhood go to dinner spot. Thanks for a great experience.

AT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down my favorite restaurant in Vancouver. The food, the staff and the ambiance all all 11/10. I could eat here multiple times a week

l
Vancouver
402 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This team does it everything right everytime!!
Shout out to Dustin and Scott

M
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice for a date or casual fine dining experience with friends. The atmosphere is very nice but not pretentious. The house Red was so good I looked into buying a case after. The food was so good I'd struggle not ordering the same thing next time but I want to try more.

OT
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time to eat diner here. Food and ambience is excellent!

J
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfection at every turn. Food is insanely good, service was warm, fun and exceeds all expectations. Highly, highly recommend and can’t wait to go back.

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot - will definitely be back!

KK
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply the best spot to eat out in the city! Visited Autostrada for the fifth or sixth time since last fall and I'm wondering why I bother eating anywhere else! Amazing food and the team and the venue are so warm and welcoming! We've already booked in for next month.

H
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've made the Main Street Autostrada a regular stop and were thrilled to find that the quality -- in all respects -- has been shared with the W.Pender Street address. They're the same, and yet different. Menu is familiar enough; atmosphere is a little more olde worlde, a lot less moderne. Liked it a lot.

AH
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic! Unpretentious rustic homemade Italian. Great service. Would go again when craving Italian food!

AL
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

New favourite Italian restaurant in the city! Service was outstanding and the food was amazing!

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Autostrada for its fabulous service, beautiful interiors - and especially the food. Fresh, innovative, and delicious.

TD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

This is an excellent restaurant. The food and the service are fantastic. But the room is not air conditioned and it got very warm.

p
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

Sarah the server tries to secretly add fees to the bill! Without asking, when she tell you she will bring a bread for you when you order a burrata, she adds $8-10 to your bill!! For a bread?! Seriously? Also she mistakenly adds much more expensive glass of wine on to your bill. Be careful. Everything else is good except the sketchy service

l
Vancouver
402 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!!

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AN
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was amazing and the service was incredible! A little too warm inside was the only set back, but overall a great experience.

CS
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu has some simple classics that they do very well, such as the burrata and foccacia (recommend both of those together), and some that are more modern spins on italian/meditteranean food.
The wine list is large and features a good variety, with the wait staff being very helpful with the choosing to make sure that you enjoy what you're getting.
Fun atmosphere and a more intimate set up, but the restaurant is always a little warmer than would be most comfortable, both during the winter and the summer.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Could only have been a better dining experience if I possessed enough extra stomachs to have eaten everything on the menu and fresh sheet. Food, service, ambiance - tens across the board.

JN
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Autostrada experience far exceeded my expectations.
The efficient seating service by the Duty Manager Scott was very welcoming.
Table service was exemplary.
As for the 3 courses I chose, each one was a taste bud explosion served with impeccable presentation.
Great wine list.

I cannot recommend Autostrada highly enough.

Congratulations to the Management and all the staff.

JM
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dishes were perfectly executed. Service was exceptional and friendly. The team is top notch.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place in Vancouver!

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l
Vancouver
402 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What can you say when everything was more than amazing!!
Wonderful server!!
Super wine selection!!!
The chefs out did themselves!!
We can’t wait to return

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. The Prime Rib has to be the best in the city!

CR
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

Hi there, we were a group of 4 people who were seated at a table/booth for minimum 6 which wasn't the best set-up & being able to hear each other. It was way too big of a space for 4 people. Thanks

LL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great professional service and it's nice to be in a restaurant where the serving staff is very confident in their food and wine offerings and attentive to clients needs
great evening all 5 guests felt it was a good to great dining experience.

AZ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Friendly, helpful staff, interesting menu. Nice wine-list... what's not to like?

OT
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent pasta and service in a very noisy room.

p
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great work by Scott the manager and very polished server !

S
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Birthday celebration.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Food v salty!

S
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome. Authentic. Amazing staff. Food is some of best Italian in the City.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Only thing I have to say is, those wooden chairs are super uncomfortable. With no air conditioning it’s even worse. But realistically I would just ask for the other chairs because the food is that good to go back over and over

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Service was excellent. Food & drinks good. Only issue was no air conditioning on one of the hottest days of the year.

OT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The host had to nudge the previous guests off our table, but we got seated just a few minutes late. Service is quick and friendly. Ambiance is lively. We shared a Caesar salad to start and it was bright and lemony with lovely pieces of anchovy. Both our pastas were delicious and my lemon dessert is still making my mouth water. Highly recommend for a casual dinner or a celebratory date. Ticks all the boxes.

b
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, enjoyed our drinks & meal, will be back!

j
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was fantastic and great service!

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