Piva Modern Italian Restaurant

4.5
738 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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In 1917, one of our forefathers, Giuseppe (Joe) Piva emigrated from northern Italy to interior BC. He spent the next five decades farming cattle, sheep, poultry, fruits and vegetables. Although he did not make his own wine, he grew grapes & provided them to close friends for their own bacchanalian pursuits. Piva Modern Italian Restaurant honors Joe’s passion for farm fresh ingredients, traditional Italian cooking and exceptionally prepared food and drink with a modern approach.

Our chef works hard, right before your eyes, using consciously sourced ingredients from local farms and artisans balanced by premium product imported from Italy and around the globe. Our wine list features many wines by the glass and carefully selected labels featuring the best of BC and Italy.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Mon–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm
Brunch
Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(604) 522-0221
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Subraaz Abdullah
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Eighth Avenue
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Parking details
Paid parking available in Anvil Centre underground parkade or across the street from Piva front entrance.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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1 review
Reviewed on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food service ambience

Great restuarant, atmosphere and food. Service was amazing !

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the 4th time we’ve been to Piva and every time we go we love it. Service is superb, food is amazing. This was the second time my parents came as well, they absolutely love it. Keep up the great work!

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ND
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Zack our server was amazing. Food was spot on. Drinks yummy!

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P
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The presto lunch is an excellent idea ! Fine dining for people in a hurry !

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R
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had Antonio Tevares as our server for father's day dinner and he was a delight. We noticed portions seems to be getting smaller though, particularly the pasta dishes; based off of having been here 3+ times. Will always come back for a treat but hopefully the portions don't get any smaller.

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M
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Haley was wonderful, very helpful, and a delight. Food was delicious, loved the outdoor patio.

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EL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Father’s Day

Piva Modern Italian Restaurant
Responded on June 19, 2019

Thank you for the review, Erin! We look forward to hosting you again :)

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H
Vancouver
34 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints. Quality, service and atmosphere delivers each time.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was top quality as always. We brought my parents for Mother’s and Father’s Day celebrations. They were equally as impressed and have been talking about the food since.

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A
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and great food!! Will definitely be back. Thank you! :)

Piva Modern Italian Restaurant
Responded on June 19, 2019

Thank you for this kind review, Alicia! We look forward to hosting you again :)

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RM
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This modern Italian restaurant is a godsend not only to New Westminster, but for the entire Lower Mainland. Service is consistently personable and professional, and the cuisine hand crafted and delicious. We love it!

Piva Modern Italian Restaurant
Responded on June 19, 2019

Thank you for this kind review, Randall! We look forward to hosting you again soon :)

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

delicious butternut squash ravioli

Piva Modern Italian Restaurant
Responded on June 19, 2019

Thank you for this kind review! Happy to hear you enjoyed it!

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CK
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

My friends felt the dinner portion was small.. but tasty. I had the kale/ beet /goat cheese salad, very little goat cheese.. dressing tasted like pure olive oil.. not very tasty..butter lettuce under the salad... not cut up.. I ate it.. but had to chop it? If it was just a garnish.. the salad was a small portion..for the price...

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent service.
In addition the fact that Piva is totally non-discriminatory, their message next to the front door saying that they serve everyone without exception says it all.
And, the toilets are each separate cubicles with their own sink, and are not designated to anyone in particular, as well as being spotless. Just as it should be.

Piva Modern Italian Restaurant
Responded on June 19, 2019

Thank you for this kind review! We want to be welcome to everyone, and appreciate that you also share those values! We look forward to hosting you again :)

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OT
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it all! Especially the Will Clements Trio!! Keep them coming!

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RB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Service was very slow compared to the last time we were there. There appeared to be a lot of wait staff, but none available to serve us. Not sure if they put us in an area managed by the bartender, and he was just too busy. The food was great - we would come back again for another try at it, but if they let the service slide, they will lose customers.

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JS
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again, a wonderful dining experience - excellent service from Ellen, delectable food, outstanding wine suggestion from Chris!

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JM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great experience every time we go!

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J
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and services were great. Will definitely visit again.

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Piva is our favourite neighbourhood restaurant. It is stylish, has excellent service, provocative displayed art, and the food is great too. The menu features Italian classics - pizza and pasta - as well as meat and fish entrees. I rarely have dessert so I can’t vouch for them. Piva is usually busy but we rarely have needed reservations.

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CC
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Honestly Environment and services is good. But food is so so bad that you cant compared to any restaurants in downtown. I mean they really have to improve their food quality. We were so disappointed. Kinda ruined our birthday plan.

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LA
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to celebrate two birthdays. We dined with our 12 & 8 year old, the servers really made them feel very welcome.

Every dish was executed well and tasted amazing!!! If you go, do stay for dessert and order the ‘For Nonna’...absolutely fabulous!!! As soon as I took one bite, I knew why our server said he never shares his...wish I had ordered my own! It was that good.

My only complaint is that they don’t validate parking if you park underground.

The decor is classy & tasteful. And although the restaurant is loud, you could still carry on a normal conversation at the table.

Will definitely be back!

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J
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite place to go! Everything is amazing and I love the people who work there I absolutely recommend Piva.

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NL
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice clean open spacious ambient. Food was very good, but not exceptional. Great place for business lunch.

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JS
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly and helpful staffs. Tasty food. Highly recommended.

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DD
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Piva is one of my favourite places to eat in New West. Being a New West resident, we’re so lucky to have this place in our city. The food is outstanding and the service is first rate. It was my wife’s birthday and the server brought the filo dessert on the house. I look forward to coming here for special events!

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MH
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Too noisy, food was great, service excellent (altho maybe a bit too enthusiastic). Had prawn and scallop pasta and there were actual prawns ( more than one!) and scallops in the dish!

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T
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service - will return for sure!

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LM
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They were fantastic with our larger group! Very welcoming and it was a pleasant experience. Fantastic food and a good amount for the quality and price. Definitely going to return.

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CH
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I are both hospitality professionals and since our kids came along, we NEVER get out alone anymore. We decided to go to Piva for our anniversary and we are both so glad we did. The service was spot on from the greeting at the door to a handshake from the floor manager thanking us from coming when we left. We will definitely not wait for our next anniversary to go back. Thank you for a great night!

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KB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service, food, and atmosphere were ideal for celebrating my Mom’s birthday. Thank you for the complimentary dessert!

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c
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The Lingcod was dry. Disappointed.

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MM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

My son uses a power chair for mobility. It would be very difficult to navigate/find a table that accommodating for the space his chair takes. Nervous at the thought of taking him there...

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AP
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great, not overbearing, very knowledgeable staff who took the time to explain menu items as well as their vast selection of drinks. Food was very tasty, flavourful and was served hot. The lobster risotto was great. The calamari steak was very tender and cooked just right. Great spot, will definitely return.

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HH
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food is always very good at Piva- the menu is terrific. Service was very attentive. I love the new chairs and it is great to see the restaurant super busy!

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R
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience at Piva. Our servers are sure to accommodate all of our needs, and the food always comes out at a fast pace and tastes amazing. Thank you again, Piva!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. Never disappoints

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JK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Wonderful setting
Meals were exceptional
Extensive wine list with lots of B.C. choices
Will be back and so will our friends

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Birthday brunch

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h
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved it, a bit pricey for what it is.... especially the drink menu

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