The Italian Osteria & Cheese Bar

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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
The Joseph Richard Group is excited to bring our newest concept to your community. You will enjoy the finest cheeses and an Italian menu like no other in your own backyard. The Joseph Richard Group is constantly working to create and refine new offerings and experiences for our guests and we couldn’t be happier to get the chance to open it in our neighbourhood – a community that has long been an integral part of JRG. From the moment you walk in, you are famiglia.

Benvenuto & Buon Appetito!
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KathyB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

It was pricey for pasta and all 5 meals were on the bland side. Loved the look of the restaurant, service was good. Not sure we will go again

The Italian Osteria & Cheese Bar
Responded on March 16, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your ratings and feedback. It definitely does not sound like you received the dining experience we expect for our guests. Please email us at theitalian@jrg.ca with your comments from your review and about your meals so we can take the conversation from there and follow up accordingly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Tried out for the first time for mine and my wife’s 12 year anniversary. Unfortunately we were seated in between 2 tables celebrating birthday parties and were both quite loud to the point where it was difficult to have a conversation with my wife, however I suppose that could happen anywhere. I ordered the wild boar Ragu and my wife ordered the ricotta gnocchi pomadaro. My wife’s was absolutely delicious. Mine at $25 tasted like my 10 year daughter made it. Absolutely no flavour, and no sauce. Sent it back and ordered what my wife had. I was impressed at how fast they brought out my replacement meal. Had their tiramisu sphere which was amazing! Our waitress was really good as well. Maybe if it was on a different night and not celebrating a anniversary but instead having dinner with another couple it would have been a better experience.

The Italian Osteria & Cheese Bar
Responded on March 16, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to offer your ratings and feedback about your Anniversary visit to The Italian. Im so sorry to hear that while you did not enjoy the Boar Ragu, we were able to bring out a new dish for you. We are also happy to hear that you enjoyed the dessert sphere! Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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ShahK
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The server was helpful. Food was nice and the ambience is very nice. I would recommend this place for sure.

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MylesaS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We found it overpriced ie. $19 scallop appetizer - we got 3 small scallops and 6 small potato bites - not even enough scallops for 2 people to share equally! The 1 salad for the table to share was enough for 1 person. The pasta was a good portion, but the mushroom pasta dish I had didn't have much flavour. It was very loud inside. I doubt we will go there again.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Only drawback, if it is one for you, is the noise level for a semi-romantic Italian restaurant is VERY loud! The food and service is absolutely amazing though.

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neelamb
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was amazing! We ordered the charcuterie board for two and ate everything! Ordered pesto prawn pasta which was delicious and the tiramisu for desert which was out of this world! Had a bottle of red wine with dinner and really enjoyed the restaurant for a date with a friend! The service was 5 star! Will return soon!

The Italian Osteria & Cheese Bar
Responded on March 3, 2020

Thanks so much for taking the time to offer your ratings and very kind comments about your meals and 5 star service! We look forward to seeing you back again soon!

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tedc
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, good service and LOVE the cheese Bar! We love the ambience and the service is always good.

The Italian Osteria & Cheese Bar
Responded on March 3, 2020

Thanks so much for taking the time to offer your ratings and very kind comments! We look forward to seeing you back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Authentic Italian cuisine! Delizioso!

The Italian Osteria & Cheese Bar
Responded on March 3, 2020

Thanks so much for taking the time to offer your ratings and compliments about your visit! We look forward to seeing you back again soon!

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howaboutme
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

first time here, noise level too high.
eggplant was delicious
not enough dressing on the house salad

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Anniversary

The Italian Osteria & Cheese Bar
Responded on March 3, 2020

Thanks so much for taking the time to offer your 5 star ratings! Please feel free to email us at theitalian@jrg.ca with any feedback about your 3 star rating on your service experience so that we can follow up accordingly. We look forward to seeing you back again soon!

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Bondo
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints, great food, always a quality experience.

The Italian Osteria & Cheese Bar
Responded on March 3, 2020

Thanks so much for taking the time to offer your 5 star ratings! We look forward to seeing you back again soon!

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Vivian
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food and service was exemplary with one exception. We were there to celebrate our friend's 60th birthday and I was told they would acknowledge this celebration with a desert but nothing was provided. It was a bit disappointing as when we walked in the hostess wished her happy birthday but then nothing else was provided. It was a bit of a let down.

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Robbie
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The restaurant is nice and open, we had a reservation but it was not required as they were not busy yet during the dinner rush. The menu is pretty specific so maybe check it out before you go, other than a few good pasta dishes you won't get the traditional stuff from other common restaurants. Food quality was excellent though.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience4

Food was a huge disappointment! My husband ordered fettuccine alfredo and paid an extra $5 to add chicken which was about 2 small chunks that looked like they were boiled. For the amount of money you pay for a bowl of pasta without protein and the fact that it's an italian restaurant we thought the pasta and sauce would be fresh and flavorful, it was definitely the opposite!

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BobbieT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fave go to restaurant in Langley. Always good service and food. Prices went up recently but its not an everyday place.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were invited to spend our dinner at “The Chef’s Table” which was a neat and cute experience. However I do enjoy the ambiance in the regular restaurant. As always the service and food was great!

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Eric
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Was expecting better. Waitress had to ask what our desert choice was 2 minutes after we ordered. Steak and vegetables - overkill salted. I rarely complain, but for a $200 dinner date with my wife I expect better. We did pick a great Italian MASI wine. Not on our favorite restaurant list.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good ambiance. Love the Wagu beff

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vipBudL
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great and the fantastic service, made the whole experience even better. Its amazing what great service, can do to the taste of the food.

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alannabanana
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server, Cash, was awesome - very attentive without being intrusive, super personable and very efficient.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Awesome food but sometimes service is slow takes server awhile before comes to your table

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Fredandrea
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had the Carbonara Pasta which was delicious. People I was with had pizza and Lasagna and they said theirs was also very good. Prices seem quite reasonable too.

The Italian Osteria & Cheese Bar
Responded on February 11, 2020

Thank you so much for your ratings and compliments about your visit to The Italian! We look forward to having you back again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food was great and the server very personable. Definitely would go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Our server Cash was amazing!!! I’m a repeat customer and will continue to be :)

The Italian Osteria & Cheese Bar
Responded on February 11, 2020

Thank you so much for your ratings and compliments about your visit! We look forward to seeing you back again soon!

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MarkI
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tight menu like that doesn’t make your choices take forever good selection in all catagories great understanding of menu items and tastes reasonably prices for comparable restaurants will return and try different items this was first trip to this location

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ShanaK
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Our server was lovely and offered great service.

My only critique of the restaurant is that the music is too loud. Its the type of place where friends gather to talk over a fabulous dinner and great bottle of wine. If the music was turned down just a little, it would make talking (and hearing) easier.

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TomG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have enjoyed the Italian Osteria and Cheese Bar on numerous occasions. Our latest visit was for happy hour which was great. The pizzas are thin crust and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place good staff

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ChrisF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Italian

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MaleeG
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, wonderful setting, friendly staff.
Only downside was thats we contacted their pick up/ drop off service but 3 voicemails later well in advance and no call back so we had to walk there.

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lorin
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Under whelmed

The Italian Osteria & Cheese Bar
Responded on February 11, 2020

Thank you so much for your ratings and comments about your visit. We would love if you could email us at theitalian@jrg.ca with the feedback from you review as we would like to follow up. Thank you!

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Fredandrea
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We made an early reservation for dinner as we were going to a hockey game afterwards and so were in time for Happy Hour. $11.00 pizzas, $5.00 beers and $4.00 wines - can’t beat that! And all very good too! Our friends were amazed.

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TracyS
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. excellent service. Very loud Hard to talk. Wish they had a patio for summer dining.

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vipDebbieM
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time. We started with the carpaccio which had great flavor and melted in your mouth. Than I had the scallops which were cooked perfectly and we accompanied with gnocchi that had been lightly fried. Great combination. My husband had the lasagna which was one of the best we had ever tasted. Fork slid thru the pasta noodles - cheese was not overdone it was just perfect. The service was great from the minute we arrived until we left. We will defiantly be back.

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LeahM
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Very disappointed that we my kids ordered scallops with their risotto they were each no bigger than my index finger and were $4/piece. Food, especially spaghetti was very salty. Not sure we'll be coming to your establishment again.

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Jaime
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nothing notable happened good or bad. The menu has been reduced from what I remember. I used to love the Butternut Squash Ravioli but it’s no longer offered. I tried the Rustic Ravioli and it was very bland and definitely not close to the $24 charge. No acknowledgment of special occasion (birthday), no offer of bread, no mention of cheese bar offerings. I forgot about those. The menu doesn’t mention which entrees include salad so my husband ordered a separate Caesar ($12) but waiter brought the included mini salad for a slight upcharge. He would have preferred a large size. Limited offering other than pasta and pizza (no steak or short ribs). It was “ok”. I’d return with a more limited expectation - pizza night.

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Jaime
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal as always!!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

New Years Eve is never easy. Busiest night of the year. The service was excellent but a couple of our meals didn’t show up on time so some of us finished before the late meals showed up. Unfortunate, but we got apologies from at least three different staff members, including the manger. They owned it, fixed it as soon as they could, and made it right by comping the two meals. We were very happy with how it was handled. The food was excellent and we will definitely be going back.

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SuzanneS
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

New Years dinner. Our server was attentive and accurate especially for a very busy restaurant. The food was outstanding and better than expected. We will be back for sure. The only downside was the ladies at the door seemed overwhelmed and disorganized but they pulled it off.

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BlackPrius
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome pizza. Boar “ragu” was fine.

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The Italian Osteria & Cheese Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The Italian Osteria & Cheese Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 371-4708.

The Italian Osteria & Cheese Bar is rated 4.2 stars by 187 OpenTable diners.

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