Autostrada Downtown

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian

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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.
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4.5based on all time ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.4
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4.3
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful dinner. Just perfect!

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vipLuvtoeat
Vancouver
21 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I was disappointed with the service at this restaurant. The service at the Autostrada on Main was much better. We had ordered the house bread and when it came I asked for some olive oil only to find out when the bill came that they had charged for it. I hadn't been charged at the Main location. I also found the restaurant very noisy. Overall, a very disappointing experience.

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KarlK
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

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.

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AndreaM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipPJohns
Naples
17 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Sherk
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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AdrienneT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipluv2eat
Vancouver
414 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Mazz
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Jfam
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot - will definitely be back!

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KarlK
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Hourman57
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Alex
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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AndreaL
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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TDawg
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

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

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vipparkni
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food4service1ambience4

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

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vipluv2eat
Vancouver
414 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!

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AlexNderC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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

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CorySmunderland
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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JayneNZ
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
vipJojoM
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place in Vancouver!

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vipluv2eat
Vancouver
414 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience5

We were a party of 5 on a Sunday night. We travelled from Alberta and were going around BC for 2 weeks. We had 3 nights in Vancouver and picked Autostrada as one of the places we wanted to spend our already limited time at.
Being in the restaurant industry ourselves and finally getting to be the guests for once, we were really excited to be going to a nice place, drink good wine, eat good food and get good service.
Food: Delicious! The balance of flavours in the pasta dishes were amazing.
Wine: We are huge fans of Blue Mountain so happy to see that on the list of and it did not disappoint.
Service: The reason we couldn’t give out 5 stars. Server was cold, rude, inattentive and just seemed like she didn’t want to be there. We had to fill our own water glasses most of the night as well and when they did come to fill it, they gave us sparkling instead of still. Again, we also work in the industry so can usually be empathetic if the service is poor if there’s lots going on in the restaurant. But it definitely wasn’t too busy when we came in. Maybe it’s because we came in later on a Sunday night and they were trying to get out of there but whatever it was, it’s disappointing when you plan something for months and want to have the best experience but that’s easily ruined by one person giving poor service. It’s a nice reminder that I now tell my own staff at the restaurant I work in to realize that people are going out and spending their money to be served and to have that great experience, and it’s disappointing when that experience is ruined by bad service. Service 100% matters, especially because people have so many options to choose from these days.

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CaitlinR
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience4

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

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LynL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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AlanZ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
26 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent pasta and service in a very noisy room.

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vipphilipc
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great work by Scott the manager and very polished server !

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Smilinggrace
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Birthday celebration.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Food v salty!

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Steakintheground
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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

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