The Italian Osteria & Cheese Bar

4.6
411 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.

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 411 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Jessie was awesome!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food
Great service
Wish there was a soup option.

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KyleR
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great place to go with friends or SO. Will be coming again soon.

The Italian Osteria & Cheese Bar
Responded on March 25, 2021

Thank you so much for your review and we are thrilled that you were able to join us at The Italian! We look forward to having you back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Celebration. AMAZING SERVICE ! literally one of the best experiences ever. Staff was amazing, service was great. Food .. UNBELIEVABLE ! Very clean place. I already want to go back!!

The Italian Osteria & Cheese Bar
Responded on March 25, 2021

Thank you so much for your review and Happy Birthday! We are thrilled that you were able to join us at The Italian and thank you for your kind words and compliments. We look forward to having you back again soon!

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Bianca
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent! Shout-out to Kash for doing great service. Beehive pizza was so good and the wagyu beef carpaccio is to die for.

The Italian Osteria & Cheese Bar
Responded on March 25, 2021

Thank you so much for your review and compliments about your service! We are thrilled that you were able to join us at The Italian! We look forward to having you back again soon!

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Jaime
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was so knowledgeable, made our experience perfect! He even opened the door for us on our way out! We will request to be in his section anytime we come back.

The Italian Osteria & Cheese Bar
Responded on March 25, 2021

Thank you so much for your compliments of your server and your experience! We are thrilled that you were able to join us at The Italian and we look forward to having you back again soon!

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AMK4
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The pizzas are always very tasty and the happy hour price is great! We have always been very pleased with the service too. We have been many times and will continue to go and recommend it to our friends.

The Italian Osteria & Cheese Bar
Responded on March 25, 2021

Thank you so much for your review and compliments. We are thrilled that you were able to join us at The Italian and look forward to having you back again soon!

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DonnaM
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eggplant Parmesan!!!! Delicious I!!!!

The Italian Osteria & Cheese Bar
Responded on March 25, 2021

Thank you so much for your compliments! We are thrilled that you were able to join us at The Italian and we look forward to having you back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious meal

The Italian Osteria & Cheese Bar
Responded on March 25, 2021

Thank you so much for your review! We are thrilled that you were able to join us at The Italian and we look forward to having you back again soon!

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Gavs
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As someone with celiac, finding good gluten-free options is always difficult. The Italian Osteria & Cheese Bar had some great options. We tried the gluten free pizza, and it was one of the best we've had to date.

The Italian Osteria & Cheese Bar
Responded on March 25, 2021

Thank you so much for your review and compliments to Brielle! I will definitely make sure to pass these kind words along to her! Thank you again an we are thrilled that you were able to join us at The Italian. We look forward to having you back again soon! Morgan M - Guest Relations

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KimO
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

My pasta was a little cold and a bit on the dry side . I have dined there 6 or 7 times and this was the first time this has happened .

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SYLVIAN
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Good food and great service by Sydney! Would definitely visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service never disappoints and the Wagyu Beef Carpaccio is to die for.

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VickyT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

The food quality is not good for the cost. It is way too noisy in the restaurant.

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vipBrentC
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good afternoon stop for a drink and some cheeses I don't often get to try/

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Rob8Laura
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were very impressed with the food, the ambiance, the safety regulations and the service!!! Will definitely come
Back!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints.
Andrea is a manager/server and we are delighted to see her every time we go.
Arancini and Cesare salad were awesome. And the variety of pizzas are great and they’re always willing to let you change up the topping.

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ParmjotHundal
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Restaurant had a good vibe. Food was mediocre according to my expectations.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first experience, will definitely be back. Food and service was excellent.

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DarcyM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy coming here ! One of our favourite places -great food great service !

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Kgrandia
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent place. Been here a few times and the food and service are always excellent.

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HilaryB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and the Italian margaritas made tableside.

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Airam
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Felt stuffy like there wasn’t enough air circulation. The restaurant was busy on the Friday night and felt like it wasn’t very fresh air (overwhelmed by the smells of all the meals of the people in the booths around us.)

Was a little disappointed by the portion size for the price.

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DonnaL
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Noisy atmosphere. Food was generally good. Our waitress was very helpful. One of our entrees was delayed coming from the kitchen so we were given a credit for that complete meal without asking.

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Meltemi
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall1food2service5ambience5

Where do I begin? 4 of us went there on Wednesday night after choosing this restaurant over S & L in Langley, where I've been to several times and love it. Two of us ordered Spaghetti Carbonara and were so disappointed. My friend is Italian and she said it was the worst she'd ever eaten. It came warmish, so much so, that after ordering some parmesan cheese (I had to ask 3 separate times), it wouldn't even melt. It came with an egg yolk on the top (as well as one inside), and I gather, if the spaghetti was hot enough, it would have "cooked". There was an overall egg taste to the dish which was rather unpleasant. We decided not to ask for another one as we had waited quite a while for our food and didn't want to hold the evening up. My husband's lamb shank was quite small but he said it was great. To top everything off, a mouse ran under our table!!! We called the manager over and he very kindly, gave each couple a gift certificate. I wrote the company, (Joseph Richard Group), yesterday and haven't heard back since.

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Roxy
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We’ve dined at the Italian a few times and always enjoyed it. Food and service has always been great. Will definitely be back.

The Italian Osteria & Cheese Bar
Responded on March 25, 2021

Thank you so much for your review and kind words! We are thrilled that you were able to join us at The Italian and we look forward to having you back again soon!

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maxL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service where great. Was able to get a seat in a quieter area. The hostess was very nice and our servers where attentive.

Thanks!

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WolfmanMac
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another evening if excellent service by our wait staffer. Made the choices of pizza informative and fun for our group. Will keep returning to this establishment for the great food as well.

The Italian Osteria & Cheese Bar
Responded on March 2, 2021

Thank you so much for your compliments and kind words! We are excited to have you back to The Italian again soon!

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Judy
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server provided excellent service. Emily was outstanding and made our visit very enjoyable.

The Italian Osteria & Cheese Bar
Responded on March 2, 2021

Thank you so much for your 5 star review and such wonderful compliments about your service! We are excited to have you back to The Italian again soon!

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LeanneG
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so good and our server, Kash, was awesome!

The Italian Osteria & Cheese Bar
Responded on March 2, 2021

Thank you so much for your review and compliments to your server! We are excited to have you back to The Italian again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were warned the food would take longer we had no problem with that as we had no where else to be. They took off the entrees and gave us a gift card we have visited when we went on a date and other times with our children. Great food, great space and the service was nice. Try the honey pizza it’s uhhhhgmazing we would recommend this place for sure

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JoelS
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd time being back, love everything from the food, music, service, ambiance. Definitely is my #1 restaurant to go too.

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Lang70
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food. Red wine should be cellar temp for the price. It was on the warm side and not enjoyable.

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vipLesL
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We usually stick to our favourite pizzas but decided on seafood appetizer, and prawn pesto and beef tagliatella - everything was excellent. Portions very generous for sure! Pasta al dente and flavourful. Our server Atash is personable and efficient - and reflective of the style of the restaurant. Had a great time, can hardly wait to return, hopefully with friends!

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Sally
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Most of the food was good, however the chicken parmesan and the pasta that came with it was quite bland, and I find it ridiculous that there is a charge for some extra parmesan cheese. Most places, especially Italian restaurants, are usually very generous with parmesan.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Agnolotti of Butternut Squash & Truffle Forest Mushroom pastas... both were delicious!!

The Italian Osteria & Cheese Bar
Responded on February 17, 2021

Thank you so much for your 5 star review! We look forward to having you back to The Italian again soon!

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Awful
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The food was not good. We ordered a Caesar salad and couldn’t eat it. It had a strange, unpleasant taste.
My pesto prawn pasta came with 3 prawns and 2 cherry tomatoes and nothing else. Pathetic. The pasta was super heavy and greasy but the flavour was ok. My husband’s carbonara was awful. It had little flavour - smoky water. That’s what it tasted like.
Friendly service and the carbonara was taken off our bill. Still, I’d never go there again and I would not recommend.

The Italian Osteria & Cheese Bar
Responded on February 23, 2021

We would love to be able to follow up with your experience. Please reach out to us at theitalian@jrg.ca with the comments from your review and so that we can continue the conversation to help make this right. Thank you again, Morgan M - Guest Relations

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Robyn
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

My husband and I came here for Valentine's Day dinner and the service and quality of food was subpar. It wasn't too busy; as you would assume with COVID protocols, but the service was lacking. Although there was a good amount of staff, it seemed like a task to try to find our server to get simple things like a spoon for our spaghetti, or some fresh parmesan. My husband ordered a double scotch, which when it arrived looked like a watered down shot, I don't think the bartender is familiar with how to pour a scotch neat. For mains, I ordered the prawn pesto and my husband the papardelle short rib. Our pastas were good, but nothing special. I have eaten here before and the service was lacking at that time as well, not much has since changed.

The Italian Osteria & Cheese Bar
Responded on February 17, 2021

Thank you so much for your review and I am so sorry to hear that this was not the ITALIAN or JRG experience that you were expecting. We would love to continue the conversation, please email us at theitalian@jrg.ca with the comments from your experience so that we can follow up properly. Thank you again Morgan M - Guest Relations.

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MarilynP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines

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jjww
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All good! Great service and atmosphere. Corner booth was private!

The Italian Osteria & Cheese Bar
Responded on February 17, 2021

Thank you so much for your review and compliments! We look forward to having you back again soon!

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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 4.6 stars by 411 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.