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About Robba da Matti (Yaletown)

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.

1127 Mainland Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 5P2
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

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

Cross Street:
Between Helmecken and Davie

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(604) 558-1174

Website:
http://www.yaletownlantipasto.com/

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.

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Robba da Matti (Yaletown) Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (20)
Good for a Date (19)
Great for Outdoor Dining (16)
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Fit for Foodies (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
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Cozy (12)
Special Occasion (12)
Romantic (11)
Casual (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Fun (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Late-night Find (3)
People Watching (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Business Meals (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great Beer (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 4 days ago

Food is authentic Italian. Found my dish to be a little salty, however, the appetizers and drinks were great. I'd go again.

Tags: Great Beer, Authentic, People Watching
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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

Great Italian food, on the light side. Fun place in that main dining area and kitchen are in same large room, and cooking is visible from most tables. (Also a patio outside.) Good wine list. Very attentive and informed staff. In middle of Yaletown, so parking isn't easy. Moderate prices, so very good value.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Kid-friendly
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 7 days ago

I loved this place, authentic Italian, great food and friendly service. I plan to go again many times!

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·Dined 7 days ago

Lovely for date night. It was very nice to see the kitchen - very impressed by how small it is!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, People Watching
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·Dined on January 10, 2018

Food was amazing!! Couldn't pass up the option to try dessert. Great for a little group or dinner for 2. Small place could use a bit more room for the patio it can get a little too cozy. But overall hands down go again :)

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 7, 2018

always delicious and always friendly service!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food has been disappointing. I absolutely love Italian food and this place has about the worst. First time here, two friends in our group found the pasta too al dente (it was quite crunchy), second time was just okay. Unfortunately, gave it another try here and food was very bland. Also, we were seated almost underneath one gas heater and beside another. Ended up having heat blasted on our faces and sweating throughout dinner. Horrible dining experience.
The restaurant didn't realize the outside temperature was much warmer than previous days and would not adjust the heaters. We all will never, ever again come to this restaurant. There are so many other better Italian restaurants in Yaletown.

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 (London)·Dined on January 3, 2018

I was told the food was great so I went and didn’t disappoint. Servers mom was cooking so I told her to bring me whatever she thought was great. Ravioli, tomatoes, Boccaccini cheese salad, wine. Grappa. Satisfying and delicious. Sit outside with the fire torches. It’s wonderful.

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great location and small restaurant. The pasta was perfect.

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Went there on new years eve, the staff are amazing, food was wonderful! Looking forward to going again, I felt like I was eating in a little authentic restaurant in Europe! Thank you for a wonderful new years eve!!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Late-night Find, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 31, 2017

That one hour of dining made me I feel like I was in Rome

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

I grew up in Italy eating authentic, beautiful ingredients, and have tried many, many Italian restaurants in Vancouver. This is by far the best, most authentic Italian food you can find! Home made pasta with the perfect al dente texture, and melt-in-your-mouth burrata fresh mozzarella flown in from Italy were absolute hightlights. Thank you to Christina, the Chef, for a memorable evening of eating some of the best food I've had in years!

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

What a surprise this trestsurant was! Although i live just afew blicks away i made reservations here on the recomendatiion of a friend. Excellent food ambience and servvice Dont miss it

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 24, 2017

I went to this restaurant with my friend once. This time, I brought my girlfriend, she really enjoyed the spaghetti à la Scoglio as the way I do!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 22, 2017

When the first bite brings back the authentic flavours of Italy you know you will go back. I enjoyed the very friendly but professional service. Chef Cristina is a pro! Highly recommended from an Italian foodie.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Authentic, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Alberto was amazing.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Such a tiny restaurant! The food was a bit salty for my taste, but other than that, it was great. Will definitely go again.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 11, 2017

My boyfriend and I got the “Date night menu”, good deal. Also because there’s a bottle of wine included (red or white). The food was truly amazing, like being in Italy. Super friendly staff. Highly recommended!

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Wonderfully crafted and delicious authentic food in a small neighborhood restaurant.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Outstanding Caprese.
Will definitely return for Porcini.

Tags: Quick Bite, Authentic, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

40 birthday

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Was there for dinner after some serious pasta cravings. Unfortunately only the bruschetta was edible. The pasta dishes were under cooked, hard to chew, and sauce was too salty for all three entrees we ordered. Ended up eating on only the mussels from spaghetti allo scoglio. Quite disappointed as the reviews appear to be good, and they even had a full house when we walked in. The server was friendly (except he didnt bring us any bread.. given on a busy night?), and ambiance on the patio was great. Too bad the food didnt live up our expectations.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great food, a little chilly sitting on the patio but the blankets and heaters were a plus

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Very limited seating. Shared bathroom within a building which was not clean. Waitress was nice but stopped to have a cigarette by the railing just near where we were eating. For the food, menu and location of the service and feel didn’t seem to fit.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 15, 2017

It was the oddest service we have ever have. To the gal's credit, I think she was very new to Canada and her English was sketchy at best. We asked for coffee. Just simple plan coffee. She brought us the drinks menu. We said, "No, just coffee." She said "oh, okay, coffee." Then promptly forgot about it. When our meals arrived, we inquired about the coffee. "Oh, you want coffee." and she walked away. Then she came back with the drinks menu. "Which coffee?" I gave up and said "Americano". So away she went, came back with the Americano. We asked for milk, because really...we wanted just coffee, but Americano was more easily understood apparently. We were told we couldn't have milk because we ordered an Americano. "No milk, it's Americano". I'm thinking if a guest wants to add milk to their Americano, then it should be their prerogative to do so. There were other minor issues (water not refilled and glasses simply removed, dessert menus not offered; we had to ask for them) We asked for the bill. She said "okay, the bill". Then promptly sat down at a table to eat her staff meal. It was actually becoming quite comical; like a skit from a sitcom show. We asked again for the bill and were very relieved that someone else took our payment. The food was good, we've been several times before and will likely go again. It was just the oddest service (though I understand she was trying, just not quite getting the grasp of it).

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 15, 2017

I did not get my points for dinning here. Was not great. Probably never go back. Not sure why they are a part of Open Table as they are more of a back door place. Not impressed.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Amazing food and friendly, helpful staff, fun and talented chef.
Definitely going next time I visit Vancouver.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Casual, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We went for the $99 date night special and it was great! The lobster ravioli was especially delicious, and portions were generous. We had tiramisu (recommended by the server) and it was great as well! The vibe and food felt similar to eating in a piazza in Italy. We will be back for sure :)

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 1, 2017

The outdoor seating was perfect! The bruschetta with fig jam was a fantastic appetizer! Carbonara was quite tasty. Great wait staff. Highly recommend

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 31, 2017

小さなお店ですが料理は本格的。沢山の種類はありませんがリーズナブルにワインとイタリアンの普段の晩御飯をという時、気の知れた友達とちょっとイタリアンという時に最適。アットホームなビストロです。ドラフトビールはありませんよ。

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great place! Really good food and great service! Will be back!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Date night meal plus after-dinner drinks and coffee were excellent. Our 5th or so visit. Will come again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Very warm and welcoming service. The kitchen hums along making fresh pasta dishes and the aromas are outstanding. I will definitely return!

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on October 24, 2017

It was so good we made reservations for then next night. Dont skip this place.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Had reservations for 915PM but still didn't receive a table until 10PM.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food was delicious! Service great! love the location! Overall, awesome!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

This was perfect for a special date night, we went with the $99 date menu for a week night, and it was very special. As it is a small and cozy restaurant, the only downside was that it was noisy when full. The food was delicious, solid and authentic homemade food and the service warm and friendly. We will definitely visit again!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Seriously delicious appetizers, main course and Pana Cotta. Great service and the food is well executed. I can see why it is completely packed on a rainy Monday night. Definitely recommend if you love all Kinds of pasta and cheese!

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Casual
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great ambiance, perfect service, the food was so-so. Maybe I expected to much. I will go there again to try other items on the menu

Tags: Casual
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 6, 2017

One of our pasta dishes was so undercooked, you couldn’t eat it, it tasted hard and raw still, and the “chef” said it was al dente - they argued with me and my gf (The other pasta dish we ordered was cooked well). The chef and sever maintained they were right, and we were wrong.

They asked us if we wanted to order something else, we said yes, only to be told that the kitchen was closed. When we left 5 mins later, all the staff were sitting down eating freshly cooked food.

Worst experience ever in Yaletown. We will never ever go back.

Staff and chef first, customers second at this place.

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