Trattoria Italian Kitchen

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Trattoria Italian Kitchen is a vibrant, restaurant, where contemporary design unites with casual Italian dining and a focus on sharing. Service is relaxed, knowledgeable and welcoming. The menu consists of traditional trattoria style cuisine - hand made pizzas, bruschetta, antipasto, pasta and meat platters, fresh fish and familiar Italian staple items like Forno Roasted Chicken and Veal Scaloppini. A carefully chosen selection of 50 wines make up a list representing the major regions in Italy including Tuscany, Piedmont, Veneto and Sicily. Add in a few boutique California, and British Columbia wineries and you have the perfect combination of a simple, yet comprehensive wine selection.
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OT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Food very underwhelming. We ate here in the past and had a great experience but this time was not so great. Service felt rushed, food was average and very limited choice for vegetarians. Don’t think we will return.

AB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Service and food very good and would recommend to others. Major drawback was the noise level and our guests could not hear what we were saying and they set up another time to meet to chat as they had difficulty with this due to noise level.

S
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a beautiful restaurant with the loveliest staff members. THE BEST pasta, oh my goodness.

CB
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had a very enjoyable meal with family. Each of our entree selections were well prepared. There was a wide menu selection which accommodated our preferences and intolerances.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great share plates. Love the open kitchen. But it gets way too noisy for conversation.

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and great food as per usual - no disappoints

IE
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was so delicious - I highly recommend the platters as they give you the opportunity to try a nice variety of foods. Quite loud, but we did go on a Friday night so that was to be expected.

KR
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food was sub-par at best.

OT
Vancouver
21 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent staff. Had the special, very good. Love wine Wednesday’s.

BP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Terrible food. Was going to eat dinner and only managed to order one appetizer it was that bad. The server asked while bringing the bill if the food was okay. I said it was okay, he went to manager and came back with “my manager says, pay what is fair”. What is that? Haha I’ve worked in the industry for years and have never heard of a restaurant ran that way. It was odd and made me uncomfortable. I paid the entire bill and left awkward... won’t be going back.

WB
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All our pasta meals were delicious and the beef carpaccio was out if this world delicious

RA
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic. Burrata & prosciutto appetizer followed by linguini carbonara, so good. Service was friendly and attentive. Will be back again

DL
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent.
Tables were close together and we could hear the conversation beside us clearly.

k
Vancouver
31 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was very good. Wild mushroom ravioli with truffle cream sauce & pine nuts was perfectly cooked and utterly delicious. The warm zeppole donuts stuffed with gianduje chocolate was great way to end the meal! Only negative was smoke & smells from the open kitchen lingered in my clothes, coat & hair. Yuck. Other than that, food was very good. Maybe, sit on the other side of the dining room. Highly recommend.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Good overall

BC
Puerto Vallarta
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience! Try the pasta platter for two. So delicious.

SW
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely!!!!....The Caprese Salad and pasta and meatballs were EXCELLENT!

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Didn’t give me a free cake

GS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience4

We went for Valentine’s Day and the staff was very friendly. The food however was disappointing. For appetizer we had the bruschetta which was quite tasty. I ordered the tomato sauce pasta with olives and shrimp. My pasta tasted like a canned sauce and my partner’s lamb shank was very under seasoned and his risotto tasted burnt.

The ambiance and staff was so friendly so it was a nice date but for the price I would not come back.

Trattoria Italian Kitchen
Responded on February 25, 2020

HI GraceS, Thank you kindly for your review, and our sincere apologies for your meal. I will be following up with our culinary team to see where we can make room for improvement. I am pleased to hear the service side of your visit was to your liking. if you would like to continue the conversation further so I can turn this around for you please email me directly at rdevos@trattoriakitchen.ca Again thank you for your honest feedback, it is appreciated. Sincerely, Racquel DeVos general manager

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BS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food2service2ambience3

It was Valentines Day and very busy. Special meal was a platter including lobster tail, veal chop, prawns, pasta. Veal chop was tough, whole platter was Luke warm at best. We have been to Trattoria many time and will go again many times because it is a favourite of our. This was the only poor experience we have there.

Trattoria Italian Kitchen
Responded on February 25, 2020

Hi BobS, Thank you for taking the time to review Trattoria Kitsilano. I am disappointed to hear the food was not what you expected on this occasion. I will be following up with our culinary team to see where we can make room for improvement. If you would like to continue this conversation further you may reach me at rdevos@trattoriakitchen.ca Again, thank you for your valuable feedback we appreciate it. Sincerely, Racquel DeVos general manager

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S
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was very nice and friendly!

MY
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were four people— we had reservations. Arrived a couple of minutes early and our table was ready within a minute. We ordered appetizers, mains and desserts and everything was delicious. The ambiance was pleasant. The noise level at the beginning felt a big loud but not uncomfortable and seemed better by the time we started eating. Our seating was at 9:30pm so it may have had to do with the fact the restaurant was a bit less busy by then. Overall very good experience as we have come to expect from all our previous times at Trattoria.

g
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our dinner was excellent. We shared a very good Caesar salad. My husband had veal saltimbocca and said it was one of the best. I had cannelloni. It was good but too much noodle around it. It was a lively neighborhood restaurant, a bit noisy but had a fun feel to it.

OT
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

C
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food is always great there. The Dineout menu was $25, the food was so-so but great value for money !!

SK
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Fairly reasonably priced Italian restaurant, don't be expecting top quality with extra frills though

k
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Service was great. The food was so so. There were four of us, the mains were just ok but the desserts were not done well at all.

TM
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Music too loud for venue type. Otherwise wonderful food, great price.

M
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We've been to this restaurant before and this time tried their 'Dine Out' menu.
Very disappointing. Salty soup and badly overcooked gnocchi.
Service as always was wonderful.

OT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Delicious and amazing value.

Disappointments:

Waited for a long time and had to flag the server after a long absence to get drink refills...

And the one thing that will probably keep us away though, was the head chef yelling constantly at the top of his lungs announcing whatever dish was ready for pick up or at his kitchen staff. Extremely annoying, so loud we often couldn’t each other’s conversation with each other, and just constant disruption and interference with our experience to the point that we discussed how we should get on yelp about this. Really destroyed the ambiance, and what otherwise could have been a lovely evening.

Trattoria Italian Kitchen
Responded on January 29, 2020

Hi Anonymous, Thank you kindly for your review and our sincere apologies for the less than ideal ambience and service you experienced. I will be following up with our Chef and service team to ensure this is corrected. Thank you once again for taking the time to review Trattoria Kitsilano. Our team always appreciates honest feedback. It motivates us to strive a little higher to provide the great food our brand is known for. Sincerely, Racquel DeVos General Manager

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V
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I would recommend this restaurant but NOT for or during Dine Out Vancouver. The food is mass produced so it lacks the personal touch that I am used to in this restaurant.
It is very loud and the open style kitchen contributes largely to the sound pollution.
Staff friendly and service good.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Don’t even come for Dine Out here. Portion was so tiny (chicken).

P
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went during dine out Vancouver. The service was quick, good portion sizes and great tasting food!

W
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Good place, but bad night. The Dine Out gnocchi was overcooked to the point of being mush, but the appetizer and dessert were okay. I also got a horribly painful stomachache shortly after eating, preventing me from enjoying the experience. Overall very disappointing, as I have been to Trattoria several times and always loved it. I hope this was just a fluke and not indicative of their future quality.

EP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

We attended Trattoria for Dine Out Vancouver, and while the menu was only $25pp, it definitely wasn't worth it.

The service we received was fine -our server was polite and welcoming at the beginning, but rarely checked in on us. However, the food was extremely sub-par. I had the gnocchi and my partner had the veal t-bone. My gnocchi was cooked to mush, with the pasta barely holding its shape (it was more like eating mashed potatoes than pasta). On the other hand, the veal t-bone was chewy and cooked inconsistently. Unfortunately, we were not able to bring these problems to the attention of our server as he did not check in on us until we were ready for the bill.

All in all, I would not recommend Trattoria -for Dine Out at least.

A
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value Dine Out. Food was delicious and great service.

P
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent experience at this restaurant. Friendly front of house, super chefs and good food make this a place we will continue to come back to.

Trattoria Italian Kitchen
Responded on January 29, 2020

Hi Phil, Thank you for your kind review. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us. I will be sure to let the team know. We will see you again soon :) Grazie!, Racquel DeVos General Manager

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VG
Vancouver
24 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This was a birthday celebration and we informed the restaurant. No acknowledgement, no greeting the birthday person. Food was mediocre at best.

L
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday lunch with friend

MG
Vancouver
1 review