Robba da Matti (Yaletown)

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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.

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

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place and delicious food! Feels just like you’re in Italy. Very intimate and welcoming family restaurant ! Will be coming back 😊

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E
Vancouver
31 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Although we elected to eat inside. We were both cold partially due to the door to the patio open.
Blankets should be offered to inside guests, especially on those really chilly nights.

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GA
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Lots of pasta selections. Great burrata! Had the date night special.

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EG
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly authentic and amazing Italian food, it tastes like it would in Italy.

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T
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The server was very attentive and super nice. Pleasant experience, great food. Would come again.

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OT
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The server Sara was lovely and the food was delicious. We had a large group and everything was wonderful.

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a
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

The chef on sundays and tuesdays will not make any modifications. I am gluten free and asked for one of their pasta to be substituted for the gluten free pasta noodles. She refused. I was not impressed at all.
The chef on the other days is wonderful though. Just not the one that cooks on Tuesday’s and sundays

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BC
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was great and distinctly home made. The gluten free options were really appreciated by 2 members of our party. We sat on the patio and it was cold, especially those seats closest to the sidewalk. Overhead heaters work to a degree and the blankets helped but feet remained cold. Good, friendly service. I'd like to go back and sit inside!

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v
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is always excellent and arguably better than the top top expensive italian restaurants in town — and at a reasonable price for great food. Friendly service every time - no snooty attitude from the service staff. One of our go-to favorite restaurant in the Vancouver core.

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K
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Small, cold, and crowded is how I would describe this restuarant. My table for 2 sat by the cashier and side-entrance to the patio area, which was left open so it was very cold. We felt crowded as the servers would constantly bump into us when coming in and out of the patio area. Our server was unenthusaistic and had no recommendations, suggestions, or opinion on anything. Bland, much like the food.

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RC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Another fantastic time. But we had a table outside and despite the heater and blankets, it was still cold so it made the experience a little less comfortable. Wished we could have sat inside but other than that, still had a great time with good food.

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HW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 2ambience 2

I would recommend this place on a warm summer night. Unfortunately I was there on a cold December evening and the blanket and outdoor heater were severely inadequate. The food itself was good. Service staff appeared overworked for the number of patrons and the place was too cramped.

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CP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in every single way. From the quality of the ingredients to the service. One of my favorite restaurants in Vancouver. Period.

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TC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Robba da Matti is the best Italian restaurant in Vancouver. I have sent so many out of Towners there for
Dinner 🥘 and they loved it.Will always go there.thank you.

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DP
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Spot on! The food was fabulous and the wine pairing perfect. Friends from out of town wanted Italian and I found this gem by accident. We were able to secure early seating on New Years Eve and it was delightful. Our waiter was fantastic and very attentive. I will definitely return soon.

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MG
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent Food. Ambiance is simple and pure. Best on the deck in warmer weather. Service is very attentive.

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k
Vancouver
77 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Today’s service was under what I expected. Maybe because it’s close to the holidays and everyone’s itching to leave work, but the service was a little rushed today and the food was not warm when it came out. The pasta options were less than last time’s and this wasn’t particularly their fault, but their torch to make crème brûlée was broken so we couldn’t get the lavender crème brûlée. But overall, food was still good, and restaurant was quaint and quiet; it was a good spot to catchup with my close friend.

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F
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for our anniversary celebration dinner. We had a fantastic experience, the food was amazing , the service fabulous. We we honoured to be offered complimentary prosecco upon our arrival.
I highly recommend this restaurant. Very cozy Italian trattoria with delicious food from appetizer to dessert.
We will keep going back.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious food and warm service. This restaurant is just like being in Italy. It's a small restaurant with a small kitchen so the food can be a little delayed coming out if it's busy. Be prepared to take your time and enjoy the meal and you'll be fine.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Fresh ingredients and great authentic flavors.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great handmade pasta. Good service.

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s
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great service and food. They have a great date night deal for two. Very much worth it and delicious fresh pasta!

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic Italian food at reasonable prices! Very good!

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BC
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Beef carpaccio was amazing. Pappardelle (a tad too salty) and risotto was very good. Creme brûlée was yummy but they torched the top so the top was warm while the bottom was cold.
Service, non-existent. Didn’t seem to care. We were seated by the patio door and they kept opening claiming that the cooks are too hot inside. Well, 2 tables of customers by the door were cold!!!

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f
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Second time there and not disappointed.. Great service and good food..

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B
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

second time eating at this restaurant. flavor in the food was excellent. service was really good. the only thing that is preventing me from from giving 5 stars is that the noodles in the pasta was undercooked. even the table beside us were saying the same thing. we asked our server (at the time of ordering our entree) to ask the chef to cook the noodles a bit longer, however it was the same as the first time we ate at this restaurant. i’ve had pasta before but the noodles look like hard wires instead of the nice curvy appearance. the flavor of the sauce and ingredients tastes so great but the noodles is a 2 out of 5.

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DH
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic Italian experience! Like eating at any good restuarant in Italy

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MF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Our 3rd visit there - and again very enjoyable and great food!

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PF
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is a tiny little spot, with only a 'half-wall', at counter height separating the dining room from the kitchen. However, that made the dining experience really lovely - as we could sit and listen to the owner family prepare food and work together, speaking in their native Italian. The cocktail was well-made, the wine great, and the food exceptional - all at a very good value. We noticed their 'date night', set price meal for two - did not partake, but that, too, is a very good value.

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L
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Love the food! Real unadulterated fine Italian food. It’s like going to an Italian family’s home for dinner -

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CK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic and all staffs were very friendly! Definitely come visit again!!

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AB
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You're gonna be surprised when you see this place! It's small! When you're walking/driving along Mainland, you can miss it, thinking it is part of one of the surrounding restaurants. Make a reservation. They are busy. And here's why: The food is amazing! It reminded us of our trip to Italy a couple of years ago. We got the "Date Night Special", which includes two appetizers, two mains, two desserts, and a bottle of wine, all for $122. The timing of the courses was spot-on, neither too rushed nor draggy. The food was cooked perfectly, and the bottle of wine was de-licious.

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AG
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! We had a group of 8 and everyone enjoyed their dinner.

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H
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Outstanding service. Amazing food. Great atmosphere with open kitchen for entertainment. The restaurant is very small (28 seats inside and a patio about the same size) and they had an open kitchen so we were able to watch the chefs cook up our delicious meal. I had the Pappardelle “Rosche Rosche” and Spaghetti Alla Carbonara and it was amazing (wish they had a bigger portion so I could enjoy it more but I also eat a lot so 🙈). Our servers were so great- attentive but not too intrusive, and they were all so hospitable. The menu is small with some variety and fair prices. I would definitely come back for the food and service. 100% recommend ☺️

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JW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a jewel. It took me back to my favorite restaurant experiences in Italy -- a small interior (they might seat 20 inside); attentive servers; a short, selective wine list and menu; freshly made pasta, and, as you will see if you sit near the open kitchen, every dish is carefully made to order. Both times I ate here, the waiter or waitress brought me a clean knife and fork after the salad course -- why is this so rare? I recommend the Salad Celeste and the ragu.

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RV
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The space was a little small but it gave it a cozy feel. The staff were great and the food was Devine.

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B
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the date night special ($122) which included 2 appies, 2 mains, 2 desserts and a bottle of wine. Everything was top notch quality, it was DELICIOUS, with authentic Italian servers. The vibe was so warm, personal and ambient. It was perfect for our anniversary and we will 100% be back.

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CR
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
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.

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RV
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
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.

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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.

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