Robba da Matti (Yaletown)

4.4
537 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
CAN$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Italian
Robba da Matti (Yaletown) is a family run Italian Restaurant that focuses on giving you a truly Intimate Italian dining experience.
Specialized in classic and unique regional pasta dishes & fine Mediterranean Tapas.
You will only find the finest ingredients from Italy combined with seasonal produce on our plates.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Italian
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday:5:00pm - 9:00pm
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(604) 558-1174
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Smart Casual
icon/ic_cateringCreated with Sketch.
Catering
We can provide your next office meeting, social gathering or public event with some Italian flare. Depending on the time of day and the occasion we can serve up organic Coffee & Pastries, our Soup & Panini combination or sophisticated canapés.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
Between Helmecken and Davie
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Instantly increase your points with dining rewards

See availability for bonus point tables

Sun - Thu 6:00PM - 8:00PM

What 537 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.3
service
4.1
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
CR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The staff was accommodating and super friendly. We had a reservation and they were kind enough to call and ask if we wanted to come in earlier. However, we then felt super rushed and felt the urgency to leave immediately after paying our bill. We ordered different dishes and agreed that the food was fine but not exceptional if we compare it to other Italian restaurants in the city. I cannot speak to the wine list but we were all very happy with our drinks. Overall, it was a nice experience but we are in no rush to return.

Report
Helpful
RV
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Recommended as an authentic Italian cuisine and it lived up to our expectations actually exceeded it. Staff very knowledgeable advising both on food and wine menu. We were abit hesitant about the outdoor seating but it was the best. A European feel. Loved it.

Report
Helpful
TE
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cozy restaurant with an open-concept kitchen which created a visual presentation of the delicious, hearty food we received. The server was knowledgeable and made a perfect wine recommendation. The risotto was absolutely delicious and the gnocchi very tasty. A wonderful Italian experience for those who enjoy a warm atmosphere and authentic dishes.

Report
Helpful
OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat, super yummy fresh pasta and very friendly staff.

Report
Helpful
OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly a gem in Vancouver. I’m just blown away with how delicious their pastas are and how tiny the kitchen is. We drove up from Seattle just to eat here and will definitely make the same trip again!

Report
Helpful
M
New England
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Great Italian food and good service. The place is small with ample outside seating space. They have a good variety of pastas, with freshly made sauces. I felt the quantity of food was a little less than average.
Sangria wasn't the best, it was very diluted and had a lot of ice - tasted more like a lemonade with wine.

Report
Helpful
DS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great evening of dining on the patio. Inside seating is relatively small so probably wise to make a reservation if you want indoors. For us, the outdoor patio was great and has some covering for protection from the weather elements. We enjoyed all our food - especially the Papperdel pasta dish on the main menu. Service was both efficient and friendly. We like this neighbourhood gem and try to visit 3 - 4 times a year. Highly recommend.

Report
Helpful
p
Vancouver
25 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place
Wonderful pastas

Report
Helpful
RM
Los Angeles
77 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Three summers ago, my wife and I went on a vacation to the Amalfi Coast in Italy. It's the only vacation we've ever been on where we didn't want to come home. Part of the reason was THE PASTA. When we dined at Robba da Matti the other night, we were transported back to Positano for an hour or so. THE PASTA!!!! Christine, the chef/owner, told us that she does not compromise. She wants her guests to have the true Italian experience and she delivers. She makes all the pasta in the restaurant on her magic pasta machine. I enjoyed the Spaghetti al la Griglio and my wife enjoyed the Spaghetti Carbonara. Each bite was a bit of heaven. I'm afraid that if I go in to too much detail, I'll have to drop everything and head over there now without completing my work. Suffice it to say, it's an amazing culinary experience at Robba da Matti and we're definitely going back.

Report
Helpful
z
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Warm, cozy little place, tucked away in Yaletown. Italian comfort food; tried the Bruschetta Leccete, the Pappardelle and the Tiramisu. The appetizer was the highlight for creativity and balance.

Report
Helpful
OT
Chicago
64 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Crowded seating. We were seated at a table in front of the door & it was uncomfortably cold throughout our meal. The table was also in close proximity to the dishwashing station & I had wait staff leaning over my back repeatedly. Then I had to carry a large spoon with a key attached in order to use the bathroom. The wait staff was attentive. Now, onto the food...the menu is limited but the prosciutto & fig bruschetta was a unique &tasty appetizer. The spaghetti alla carbonara was a perfectly dine classic & my husband enjoyed his seafood pasta. The wine menu is not abundant but the available wines were quite good.

Report
Helpful
JD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Authentic home-made pasta. Even gluten-free options.
Friendly servers.

Report
Helpful
AT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is small but busy! Yusef and Mateo were excellent in their quality of service and ability to care for our table despite being very busy. Great food!!

Report
Helpful
MG
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

The food was delicious, the service was friendly, and the wine was great.

However, I am not a fan of the patio. The space is so small that waiters and customers were constantly bumping into our table and chairs. The worst, however, was that we were seated directly under the heater. It was not a cold day- maybe 55 degrees Fahrenheit- but the heater never turned off. I got so uncomfortably hot that I had to go stand outside to cool off. It’s unfortunate that this small thing overshadowed what was otherwise a lovely meal, but it really was quite bothersome. As for the space, perhaps it’s just the tables that are in the middle of the patio. If you go, I recommend you sit inside or at one of the tables on the perimeter of the patio.

Report
Helpful
DF
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

My friends and I went there on a Sunday night for the Taste of Yaletown festival. All three of us had the $45 three course dinner and for us the highlight of the menu was the beef carpaccio, but that was pretty much it. All the entrees were bland, the sauces had nothing special to remember and my risotto was very mushy, too runny for my taste. The panna cotta was delicious but the chocolate mousse didn't have the silky texture it should have.
Service was OK but for the price we paid we were expecting excellent service, bold, rich flavours and overall a great experience considering the other Taste of Yaletown menus available for the same price, for example, La Pentola which was exceptionally good. With so many good options nearby I would not recommend this place nor come back again.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

My food was no good. But my friend had a great order. And her food was amazing.

Report
Helpful
BB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best pasta in Vancouver. Great atmosphere and friendly authentic staff.

Report
Helpful
TQ
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a gem of a restaurant. The service was friendly and staff obliging and knowledgeable. The food was excellent and came piping hot. We ended up eating far more than usual. A definite destination place for us .

Report
Helpful
c
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous, authentic Italian gem in Yaletown. Marvellous heated patio & cozy interior. Extremely friendly & personable service. We have a marvellous time & never felt rushed - given plenty of time to savour & enjoy the scrumptiously prepared food. Top marks!

Report
Helpful
ES
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best pasta in Town 😍,Highly recommended! 👌👌👌

Report
Helpful
S
Jackson Hole
20 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent and authentic home cooked Italian dishes. Very friendly and attentive servers. The pastas are cooked to perfection and the ingredients fresh and delicious. Great value. Will be going back.

Report
Helpful
f
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

First time there. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Had bruscetta and carpaccio for starters and seafood risotto and osso buco with risotto. Very tasty! Definitely going back. And.....tirimisu for dessert - yummy.

Report
Helpful
TM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing authentic restaurant!

Report
Helpful
S
Vancouver
33 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was really fresh and authentic Italian. Generous amount of main ingredients. Had a risotto, slightly salty and could have put in more rice in the dish or getting an appetizer is recommended in my opinion.

Report
Helpful
KK
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BEST Italian food in Vancouver- truly authentic. The atmosphere is romantic and cozy-yet fun. The patio is charming. A perfect date spot or to catch up with a friend.

Report
Helpful
S
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent authentic Italian meal. Wonderful service as well. Best Italian I’ve had in a very long time

Report
Helpful
CS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were only in Vancouver 5 days this week and went twice! Was SO good!!

Report
Helpful
SL
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We picked Robba di Matti out of Yelp on our first night visiting in Vancouver. What a find!!! I had the lobster/crab ravioli, and the flavor sang in my mouth from the first bite till I hit the sack. Taste that makes you sit up, take notice, and be grateful that you have taste buds! My wife calls her osso di buca "Superb". The staff is partly Italian and enjoys the parlay with folks who make an effort to speak the language. I don't know when we'll visit Vancouver again, but we will absolutely have another dinner at Robba di Matti.

Report
Helpful
f
New England
27 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great family restaurant. It never disappoints

Report
Helpful
RH
Vancouver
21 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We visited this restaurant on a Sunday night and it was very busy. It's quite small with a very small open kitchen so things are a little "cozy". The Italian food was fantastic and tasted very authentic. My wife and I both had pasta dishes and they were exceptional. The service was good, average I would say. A little slow and inattentive but very friendly and helpful when they did come around.

The negative was that it was a chilly night and we were seated right next to a door to the outside which remained open the entire time. So we were quite uncomfortable and had to wear our jackets for the entire meal. If you're looking for wine to accompany your meal the list is extremely limited but is appropriately focused on Italian wines which were adequate.

Report
Helpful
DM
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was authentic and very tasty, however the ambience wasn't that great. If you're looking to have some great authentic Italian food then Robba da Matti is the place.

Report
Helpful
BM
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Food was outstanding, but i was on a date and it felt the staff were rushing us every 10-15 mins to order more. We were there about 2.5 hours and still spent around $140. Not sure if they were in a rush to flip the table or what. But it was a little awkward being rushed so often in the middle of conversation.

Report
Helpful
F
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Great food

Report
Helpful
RR
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a cosy and lovely environment with friendly staff and beyond delicious cuisine. I will be back!

Report
Helpful
FC
Vancouver
119 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Just a regular date night and we saw the reviews - while our server and staff were great, the food was a little undercooked (pasta had more bite than I would have liked and my partner's oxtail was chewy). There seemed to be a chaos that perhaps lent to an off-evening.

Report
Helpful
GM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very well prepared and authentic Italian cuisine. Good value for the quality of offerings. Friendly, attentive but not too attentive service.

Report
Helpful
CW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Most authentic Italian food I've had. Pasta is cooked to Al dente. The restaurant has an indoor and outdoor seating and is rather cramped but gives a cozy feel. The service is good; servers are knowledgeable. I would come again.

Report
Helpful
j
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and decent portion of pasta. Smaller restaurant so reservation in advance would be a good idea. Would definitely be going back

Report
Helpful
E
Vancouver
52 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

All our food was good, but nothing outstanding or really remarkable. They have some interesting choices in the menu. The lobster and crab ravioli were either a bit undercooked or the dough was too thick. The ossobuco had a bit too strong lemon flavour. The tiramisu was a bit bland. In summary, it was not bad and I would probably go again to try the rest of the menu.

Report
Helpful
OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, wonderful service, will be sure to return

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
14

Tweets by Robba da Matti (Yaletown)