Curious Cafe & Bar Norcino
The Curious interior, designed by proprietor Luigi Coccaro and designer Rhonda Lebedoff, reflects the hip sensibilities urban area's while also paying tribute to Kelowna's storied past. Adding to the mystique of the setting is the location's history, as it used to be a run-down tobacco shop, now transformed into a warm hang out.
The multi-room restaurant offers the choice to eat comfortably on the café side where one may watch the art of cooking as it occurs in the open-kitchen room or sit on the community table side where 16 beers flow from our rotating taps.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
Great food. Service was really good. A little loud but a great ambience otherwise for casual dining.
Nice quiet time of the day and awesome service/food as always
Service was good but none of the cooks had their masks on properly which is extremely concerning and disappointing.
Hi Shandi, We appreciate your feedback and that night I discussed it with the team on the importance of wearing their masks properly. I am sorry they slipped that evening.
As always, we thoroughly enjoyed our evening! The food never disappoints- we order the same dishes every time because they are so delicious! The entertainment (Ari Neufeld), which was our main reason for going, was outstanding. Love the vibe in the speakeasy.
Went to listen to Ari Neufeld. Did not disappoint.
Relaxed atmosphere, good service. Food was good, I had the Mac ‘n’ cheese, friends had mushrooms on sourdough, veggie burger, bruschetta and hummus, all said it was great food, although there was a little too much salt in the Mac ‘n’ cheese for my liking. Will be going back to try both the brunch menu and the pizza menu!
Always an excellent menu and enjoyable time. One of the best restaurants in town.
Birthday for a friend! Was wonderful!!
Delicious food, the starters were great. Large portions, good value. Best margarita I've had in years. Would recommend.
Our server was extremely knowledgeable about our allergies: dairy and celiac. Drinks came quick. Drinks were delicious. Food was delicious. Come here you won’t be disappointed.
Best pizza in town! The gluten free crust is the best I’ve ever had, it’s so good I’ve mistaken it for normal crust both times I’ve had it. The food is a good value for the quality.
The only thing I’m not a fan of in the restaurant are the videos playing on the TVs. I find them distracting when I’m trying to have a conversation. Besides that I love curious cafe and visit regularly
Pizza is a must have, but we quite enjoyed the various starters we shared.
Fabulous evening with live music, delicious food and drinks. Would highly recommend for a date night or special occasion.
We were there right at opening time so it was quiet but the service was still excellent and welcoming. Brunch was very good and different from the mundane. Would definitely like to see the liveliness of this place at night as other reviews have mentioned!
The music with Joshua was fantastic. Our waitress started out amazing but as we received our food she became busy in another section and we did not see her for a very long time...had to chase someone for the items we needed after waiting 45 min plus....felt abandoned. It was an unfortunate stain on the evening however others I'm sure will enjoy the food and ambiance!
My husband and I both ordered pizzas, they were outstanding. Best wood fired pizza we have ever had and my husband is particularly fussy about his pizza. The flavors were excellent.
We had wings to start, those were great too!
Highly recommend this cute place, we will be back for sure!
We went here on a whim for a dinner out. Was one of our best experiences in Kelowna ever. Amazing food. Great service. The live music (Joshua Smith) was phenomenal. We will definitely be back and highly recommend to anyone considering visiting.
Food was really good. Live music was exceptional and the complementary bubbles really kicked the night off!
Our server was lovely but the food was very disappointing
fantastic live music, loved Aidan Mayes! Great food ( arctic char) - fabulous service ( Allie), just wish there was one drink option that was light and refreshing, not too strong tasting:)
The food, atmosphere and the staff consistent and fabulous as usual!
We have always loved Curious. Was great to see live Music. Fantastic night!
The food was tasty and the live music was unreal. The service wasn't as attentive as I would of liked but overall I really enjoyed my evening.
Fun lovely patio, love music was a ton of fun but a little too loud to be able to converse with our friends at our table of four.
Impressed with the vegan and gluten free options available. I had gluten free pizza which was amazing. My friend had a vegan pizza and with a local made vegan mozzarella and she loved it too.
Great food and drinks. Thanks for the wonderful service as well!
My beef skewers were delicious. The live music by Mark Irving was excellent. We'll definitely be back!
The food was excellent and the service attentive. If you go, make sure you ask fir the wine list….Luigi has some great wines on that list.
A bit too loud for us, especially during a pandemic. Not a good idea to encourage yelling.
Otherwise the food was amazing and our server was enthusiastic, attentive and knowledgeable about both the bar and food menus.
Awesome place to see live music. So fun…very lively and great staff!
Server spilled drinks on us, and then she was rude.
Food was great.
We sat in the back garden, very nice spot and quiet enough to talk. Pizzas were excellent, service was friendly and perfectly timed. We did not feel rushed and we’re not waiting excessively.
I know it’s easy to just say everything was great, but everything, from service, to food, to ambiance was perfect:) Our server Katie was incredibly efficient and upbeat. She took care of all my dietary restrictions without a second thought! So rare:) She went above and beyond and truly made our date night out special! I highly recommend Curious cafe :) I know We’ll be back soon!!
Was really good food, good service, nice ambience
My wife and I enjoyed our meal and the music at the Curious. It was supposed to be Joshua Smith and Friends, but turned out it was only "friends". However, Ari Neufeld was terrific as well. I wish there was more vegan options.
Didn’t know what to expect, and we ordered two pizzas. Both the fungi and okanagan sunshine were DELICIOUS. Our server was attentive and friendly. The sound was only moderate because there was a live musician, which we knew and wanted as part of the vibe. Fun, vibrant space with yummy food and friendly team. Great first bite of Kelowna
Some people enjoyed their food, others did not. We sat on the patio with the music which was nice but definitely not the nicest patio in Kelowna. Overall fun evening and ambience and would go again.
Very nice evening - excellent live entertainment, great food, (we had Dave’s chicken - ample portion & very good & Prawn Salad - again, very delicious) extremely attentive wait staff (Hanna was amazing) and prices were very reasonable - highly recommend!
The music was excellent, the service fantastic, the beer great, and the food was fine.
We had another AMAZING meal and time out back on the patio. The service (Christian) was super; he was very attentive and knowledgeable. The entertainment was outstanding - we thought we were going to see Josh Smith whom we love but this time was Ari Neufeld….just WOW!!! We sat way at the back and found the sound level to be perfect to listen and still talk to one another. Easily becoming one of my favourite restaurants. Love the fact that the back patio is also dog friendly - just adds extra charm.
Curious Cafe & Bar Norcino does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Curious Cafe & Bar Norcino also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (778) 484-0490.
Curious Cafe & Bar Norcino is rated 4.5 stars by 181 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.