Italian Kitchen - Vancouver

4.4
2532 reviews
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Old world charm with a new world vibe. Italian Kitchen is a restaurant that specializes in fresh simple ingredients & daily hand made pasta- creating the ultimate in creative and classic Italian cuisine. The wine list has an admirable range of new world gems and the most awarded Italian labels; including back vintages, verticals and large formats.There is no better way to cement a friendship or conclude a day then by having great food & wine combined with amazing service. Join us for lunch, happy hour, dinner and brunch on weekends.
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RR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Food was marvelous as always, but I never had a poorest service as that time.

CA
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for making our anniversary a special evening! The food and service was fantastic.

L
New England
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Chicken breast overcooked, dry and definitely not worth paying $28 for. Garlic bread drenched in oil. Overpriced for the quality of the food served. Service was rushed and not friendly. At our arrival, with reservation, we were advised that our table was rebooked in 2 hours...very unusual and unnecessary. This place just left me wishing we chose another place for dinner.

OT
Surrey
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Squished into a corner. Staff not overly attentive. Portions quite small and overall bland, except the short rib pasta was delicious.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. We left full and happy.

NS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A good choice for a patio lunch, other than the ambulances screaming by en route from the hospital. They had a good if slightly skimpy lunch special, but the $5 glass of wine and $5 salad rounded things off.

CL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good Italian food and service as well. Price is in line with any restaurant near to.

GD
Memphis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, nicely served but busy and very noisy. friendly ambience,

BK
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was ok only. Service though exceptional👍

m
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food
And great service. Everything on the menu is exquisitely prepared. Id lick the plate if i could.

F
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good overall. The soup wasn't great though. The pasta was ok

d
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Italian Kitchen isn’t what it used to be. First time at the new location and I am not sure if management or head chef have changed but the quality of the food has gone down and the service was definitely not great. There were many staff walking around but in an un organized way. Our appetizer came out before we even got our drinks. We either thought it was something that was made for another table or something pre-made that was sitting around. My favourite dish didn’t taste amazing as it usually does. This was once my favourite and go to restaurant for pasta. It was disappointing and I don’t think I will go back anytime soon.

KS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

There were 4 of us and none was too impressed with the food. The halibut was dry and lost all it's moist, and so were the meatballs. The veel was also a little too hard. Generally the flavours wasn't too exciting. The place is not too expensive but for this price range one expect better.
There's not much vibe going on, just people eating and talking. It was a very warm night and the AC wasn't sufficient so the room became stuff

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great service. Patio is noisy with street traffic (unavoidable as you are in the middle of the city). Food good, but expensive.

AF
Vancouver
28 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We shared the wild mushroom salad to start. It was very flavorful and delicious but a tad overdressed and greens were wet as a result. We both had a pasta from the new Blue Plate luncheon specials. I had the linguine vongole with clams and squid (done spicy to order) and my friend had the squash ravioli. Both were delicious. Waitress brought over extra bread for us to sop up the yummy sauces. Very good value for lunch.

BB
Minneapolis
18 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’m a huge fan of this restaurant group. I was so happy to see that they took over the location of a long time tourist trap. I came in late night looking for a good meal and the manager was so incredibly welcoming. She made us feel like family. I’ve been back to this location twice since. The food, service and ambiance are consistently wonderful. I highly recommend.

C
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first evening in Vancouver and we remembered from our last stay here, that near our hotel was a very good italian restaurant. Again it was a very good choice.

RR
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

There were mainly two issues during our bday dinner for 7 people. 1- The restaurant did not have any beers on hand listed on the menu, other than bud light due to an order or delivery issue. They were unable to get beer from another Glowbal restaurant nearby or liquor store etc for us as my husband mainly drinks Peroni or something other than domestic beer. We had some nice cocktails and wine but it was his birthday and he wanted his beer.
2- Second issue is the waiter perhaps was overly busy/ new, perhaps not his fault. He was very nice though but disorganized and forgetful, long waits. Thats when a veteran server stepped in. Also, he did not ask how we wanted our bills- together or split up. I didn’t get a water refill all night (I’m 38 weeks pregnant).
.... Things that went well- the restaurant treated the table to two tasty caprese salads for not having our drinks of choice from the menu in stock which was appreciated. The appetizers, mains, and desserts were delicious and made right. Everyone enjoyed their food.
We liked our table, nice ambiance and restaurant.
We’ll be back, but not as a large group.

JL
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I went there during my visit to Vancouver over the last week. One for lunch in a group of 5 and one for dinner for two. Both gave me very good experience. For the lunch, they could tailor made their dishes to suit the size of the group (e.g. adding number of meat balls to make sure everyone of us could enjoy one). I tried the Antipasto Platter, Ligurian Seafood Soup, Seafood Linguine and Pasta Platter. I loved them all. Services were friendly and attentive. Will recommend anyone going to Vancouver.

J
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good Italian food and a very authentic ambiance. Good for kids as well.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, perfect ambiance; incredible first date venue

T
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Pasta platter for 2 was excellent, as always.

R
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The restaurant is really sweet and thoughtful, they use chocolate jam write happy birthday on the plate and with a birthday candle on the cake too.It’s been an amazing dining experience.

NH
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and wine pairings.

J
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Was our go-to 5 years ago, service has gone downhill with the new location, food remains decent aside from the cold bread, prices way too high compared to other great Italian places in dt. Won't be going back.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great dinner really enjoyed the spaghetti and meatballs

a
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an awesome meal with a table put on the patio. My friend ordered the calamari and declared it was the best she’d ever had. We all enjoyed our various pastas and a nice bottle of wine. Good summertime vibe!

CF
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good time at Italian Kitchen! It is my partner and I's favourite pasta restaurant in town. Service is always prompt and food is delcious!

h
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Better than I expected. Food was exceptional. Plan to go again soon.

LM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took our family for a celebration birthday dinner. The evening was great. Great food, excellent service, lovely lively atmosphere.

Would recommend it and will return.

TS
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was really good as always! We went for Happy Hour two days in a row and sat outside which is delightful.
The seafood linguine is the best and the antipasto platter is delicious as well.

ST
Berlin
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food overall. My mother didn't like the food so much but I truly enjoyed it. Also enjoyed the white sangria I had.

F
Calgary
56 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The food was just OK but not what you would expect from a restaurant called the Italian Kitchen. Very North American Italian Food - However the Caprese Salad was excellent. Our server was good but the time that it took to get our food from the time we ordered was about 45 minutes - Way too long for Pasta dishes. When the food did arrive it was not hot, just warm. Overall a disappointing visit to the Italian Kitchen

SS
San Antonio
9 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent, attentive and proactive service from host to bar to servers

SJ
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Very nice service I was a bit disappointed with my chicken it was quite dry but I tasted the meatballs and wish I had chosen them instead. But I will go back.

MB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The ambiance was much better than when they were on Alberni. Noise level is also much better.
Service was good but it could be better if the staff is keen in filling up our glasses with more water. I have to ask a few times for more water.
The seafood linguine was good and would be better if mussels or clams were added.
The complimentary tiramisu was delicious.
Staff were friendly and nice.

CS
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very very good restaurant. Everything was excellent : welcome, service, food ... we have lived and will recommend this address.
Carole

RS
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very good restaurant!!!!
Vam anar amb la meva parella i tot era boníssim!! El restaurant molt maco, en un ambient relaxat i amb bon servei el menjar excel·lent, ens va encantar!!
I aprofitant el comentari, dir que Visca Catalunya lliure!!!

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AP
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our choice of restaurant for the last night of our visit to Vancouver. We had eaten at an adjacent restaurant before and wished we had booked the Italian Kitchen instead because it was obviously more our cup of tea. We had booked it a month before our vacation and on arrival were shown a table at the furthest away corner inside. The hostess listened to our suggestion to find a more suitable table for our last nights celebration and our smarter attire and after a short wait we were relocated to a great table in the middle of the main area. Craig was a great waiter and gave us superb recommendations without pushing them. Both the Parmesan crusted chicken and the Veal were amazing after sharing a superb wild mushroom salad. I wish this restaurant was at home.

IU
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food, good service. Excellent place for casual dinner.

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