The Italian Osteria & Cheese Bar

4.5
681 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Italian
You will enjoy the finest cheeses and an authentic Italian dishes in a community that has long been an integral part of the Joseph Richard Group. From the moment you walk in, you are famiglia.

Experiences

  • Dine Out Vancouver Festival

    CA$49.00 per person

    Jan 14 - Jan 31, 2022

    Foodies 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 681 people are saying
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WayneJ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service. Overall a great night out. I will go back. I highly recommend this place.

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SamS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Akash was so great. He was engaging, provided great customer service.

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JulieV
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best place to be for pasta, cheese boards and pizzas. Love the ambience and the food. Very attentive and energetic staff!

The Italian Osteria & Cheese Bar
Responded 13 hours ago

Thank you so much for posting your review and compliments! We can't wait to serve you at The Italian again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I really wish they didn’t change the cheese board’

The Italian Osteria & Cheese Bar
Responded 13 hours ago

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!

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Michael
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent, service was great and it had a good date night ambiance.

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Andrew
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

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.

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Kitty
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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.

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christinag
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect gem of an Italian restaurant located in the heart of Walnut Grove

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall2food4service1ambience2

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

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ArvyC
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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Crow425
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, lasagna was a huge portion and very delicious

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CandiceK
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very great delicious food. Service was great. We will be back to eat again soon.

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RobertI
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall1food1service3ambience1

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

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Syndy
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall3food4service1ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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!

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Maya
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food5service3ambience3

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.

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Gurn
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Poor service. Food was inconsistent, some items we good others were not

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great food for good value. I have always enjoyed great service here as well.

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JasonP
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The family style meals for 4 or 6 people are the way to go.

Great drink list and good selection of wines.

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Nickolaos
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food4service1ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

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shannon
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is excellent. I really like the atmosphere. It is an overall great vibe

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AlanF
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall3food4service3ambience2

good value
nothing fancy
typical chain restaurant
food was good

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KNTN
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyable evening- great food and service

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SamS
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was a pleasant visit. Vibe is nice. It was a little dark in there but food and drinks were great.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Excellent service. The food is always good here.

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Jenn
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was lovely and the food was amazing!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!

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RhondaT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at this restaurant. Was a wonderful evening. Atmosphere, food and service were excellent. Would definitely visit again!

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AmyW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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MicheleM
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was great. Noise level a bit louder than I prefer

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AlayneB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was great! One thing was the music was too loud!

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HeatherS
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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Margaretd
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Tasty food but a little pricy for the ingredients. Was noisy with xmas parties but always enjoy the food there.

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chrissy
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was fantastic, explained the experience /food questions we had.

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AmberM
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Unfortunately it looked like they were short staffed so service was really slow. Otherwise food was back.

FAQs

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.