The Italian Osteria & Cheese Bar
Dine Out Vancouver FestivalCA$49.00 per person
Jan 14 - Jan 31, 2022Foodies rejoice! Dine Out Vancouver Festival is back again for its 20th incredible year from January 14 to 31, 2022. We are proud to be a part of Canada’s largest food and drink celebration. We can’t wait to once again showcase the fantastic talent of our culinary team during #DOVF! Enjoy the exclusive 3-course menu curated by our world-class culinary team. Offering VEG and GF options, as well as wine pairings, join us for an elevated dining experience created to satisfy all food lovers.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Contact tracing information collected
Mozzarella, San Marzano tomato sauce
Romaine hearts, parmesan yoghurt dressing, honey and herb croutons, Grana Padano, dehydrated olives
Truffle Forest Mushroom
Cavatelli pasta, mushrooms, roasted portabella cap, truffle cream, Grana Padano
Great food great service. Overall a great night out. I will go back. I highly recommend this place.
Akash was so great. He was engaging, provided great customer service.
The best place to be for pasta, cheese boards and pizzas. Love the ambience and the food. Very attentive and energetic staff!
Thank you so much for posting your review and compliments! We can't wait to serve you at The Italian again soon!
I really wish they didn’t change the cheese board’
Thank you so much for posting your review and feedback about our new Cheese board. Definitely something that we can pass along to the Chef for reference and consideration. We can't wait to serve you at The Italian again soon!
Food was excellent, service was great and it had a good date night ambiance.
The pizza was good but that was the best thing. Is the seafood pasta lacked flavor and we were not offered parmesan pepper pepper or anything.
The salad was soggy...not crisp and fresh.
We had the Tirmasu dessert which was creative and cool... It's too bad this Italian restaurant doesn't serve expresso coffee coffee so you can enjoy that with your dessert. I felt for Italian it was a "want to be" not the real thing.
Our server and the other wait staff were excellent. As seniors we found the noise level a bit high for our taste. The food was good and what we expected, as this is a local restaurant we go to often.
Perfect gem of an Italian restaurant located in the heart of Walnut Grove
Food was good! Service was not. Didn’t have an actual server until an hour into sitting at the table. Think a manager came over to start us off she was nice. No one checked in on us, no one offered anything for our anniversary when I specifically stated in the reservation that we were celebrating. They were definitely short staffed, which i understand because i work at a restaurant and it is covid but if they are short staffed they should not be taking as many tables as it ruined the experience for us and we will not be returning
Went for the first time, the server we had was outstanding. The value is average in terms of what you are getting. I would likely go again.
Great meal, lasagna was a huge portion and very delicious
Very great delicious food. Service was great. We will be back to eat again soon.
Chicken with Alfredo and chicken was overcooked and very dry. Rest of meals were mediocre at best. Calamari was the smallest I have ever seen
VERY poor customer service. I DO NOT recommend this place to anyone. I made a reservation for 5pm on a Saturday. I was seated at my table upon arriving. 45 minutes later and not one staff member came over to offer any beverage, food, or a give a simple greeting. Staff members kept walking past the table serving other guests with their food, or bill and not making any eye contact at my table. Ended up walking out of the restaurant empty handed due to disappointment. While leaving the restaurant, I was greeted by the host to have a nice day. Many staff members were standing around and completely ignoring my table to avoid any communication. Very disappointing experience considering there are good reviews of this place.
I’m hoping we saw a rarity for this restaurant. We had an early dinner and while I have no complaints about the food our service was so bad it effected our ability to enjoy our meal. Server was missing to the point of having to hunt for her to get cutlery which took so long our food was getting cold (over 8 minutes) drinks left empty (I never did get a water refil) and other drinks forgotten. I feel like maybe it was her first night ever serving.
The food however was above average and presented nicely. I would try again in the hopes our issue was just a bad night for our server. The restaurant is lively, nice ambiance and comfortable.
My partner and I went for a celebration during dine out. The food was fantastic, the wine pairings were perfectly matched with the dine out dishes. The cocktails were fantastic! Took a little while for servers to notice a few tables in our section, but that could’ve been a simple short staffing or miscommunication. Very good!
Our waitress was great but the wait time not so much. Not her fault but we were giving wine glasses but our bottle of wine took a very long time to get to our table even though it was sitting on the bar waiting. Same time frame when we asked for extra parmesan, took way to long. Hopefully as things get back to normal
the level of service will improve.
Poor service. Food was inconsistent, some items we good others were not
Always great food for good value. I have always enjoyed great service here as well.
The family style meals for 4 or 6 people are the way to go.
Great drink list and good selection of wines.
Service was not good and our foot took a long time, also we needed to remind our waiter if we where going to get some of our dinner plates
Wonderful food and service. It was a special birthday celebration and we all had a great time. We will definitely be back, hopefully very soon. Great job everyone!!
Food is excellent. I really like the atmosphere. It is an overall great vibe
typical chain restaurant
food was good
Enjoyable evening- great food and service
Was a pleasant visit. Vibe is nice. It was a little dark in there but food and drinks were great.
It was really good, service was fast. Everything was on time. Apps were kinda pricey so we got a beehive pizza for a app and it was sweet and spicy. Great combo. Girly got the risotto and it was delis. I got a lumache alla vodka it was great but I prefer my chicken on top and not cooked in since it’ll make it a bit dry but other than that I would totally come back. We were so full we couldn’t get a dessert but we wanted to try the tiramisu sphere. Will be back for-sure to get that.
I’d give you guys a 4.8
Excellent service. The food is always good here.
Overall the experience was wonderful! The food and service was amazing. I would highly recommend. The only reason why I am not giving a full 5 stars is because the bar service was extremely slow. Acknowledge there were only two bartenders on NYE. We had Cash as our server and he was very pleasant and energetic
The waitress was lovely and the food was amazing!!!
Great service and food!
Our first time at this restaurant. Was a wonderful evening. Atmosphere, food and service were excellent. Would definitely visit again!
The food and service was amazing. We also felt really safe with the tables distanced and the restaurant wasn't super full. It was an excellent night.
Food and service was great. Noise level a bit louder than I prefer
The experience was great! One thing was the music was too loud!
We have a great time - our server Tiffany was amazing and made our experience just awesome. Great food, tasty drinks and awesome service even though it was obviously quite busy. Will be back for sure.
Tasty food but a little pricy for the ingredients. Was noisy with xmas parties but always enjoy the food there.
Our server was fantastic, explained the experience /food questions we had.
Great value. We decided to try there happy hour menu. We tried a couple of pizzas. They were great. Plus a good deal on the happy hour beverages. Emily our server was excellent.
Unfortunately it looked like they were short staffed so service was really slow. Otherwise food was back.
You can order delivery directly from The Italian Osteria & Cheese Bar using the Order Online button. The Italian Osteria & Cheese Bar also offers delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and 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 4.5 stars by 681 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.