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About Trattoria Italian Kitchen
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.
Vancouver, BC V6J 1M3
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - mightnight
Saturday & Sunday: 10:30am - midnight
CAN$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
Public Transit is available less than half a block from our front door. The 4 or 7 busses have a stop right at Burrard and 4th.
Private Party Facilities:
We are happy to book your private party and develop a menu and program to suit your needs.
Private Party Contact:
Brent O'Connor: (604) 685-4569 ext. 1
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Trattoria Italian Kitchen Ratings and Reviews
The food was very good, and our waiter was excellent. The menu selection was nice and large. However, the overall experience was diminished by the noise level. Sitting across from my guest, we were unable to carry on a normal conversation through the meal. This fact really detracted from the overall experience for us.
It is a good place to eat comfort food (rich and heavy pasta dish) as a family if you don't mind the price. Kid friendly and large volume. Not great for a romantic evening out as ambience is suited for family with young children. I think it's priced as if a nicer restaurant but it's more of a family restaurant. Quality of food is good, but it's vegan/vegetarian unfriendly. I picked it because someone said it was, but there is nothing vegan, and barely anything vegetarian. The waiter was rude and lectured me on the importance of cheese. My teenager enjoyed the food, but I wouldn't go back for me.
The food was good but was heavily outweighed by the lack of ambience. We were a party of 5 seated at a table for 4 with a chair added at the end. We had made the reservation well in advance so was surprised our party size was treated as an afterthought. I asked if we could move but was told no in spite of the fact half the tables were empty. We were told in advance that we would have two hours for dinner but they brought the food so quickly and cleared just as quickly I didn’t feel we could enjoy the experience. They made sure we knew the timer was running. We weren’t slow or dawdling but they still kept rushing us along. Will not ever return. Not a great experience
I received a notice of a “Know Show” however we did indeed show promptly at 6 pm as scheduled. We dine here often and always makes reservation as it is a busy place. We liked everything except Table 22. It’s the proverbial “fish bowl” and in the middle of the room—just a place to seat a party of two without a “reservation!”
I was 20 mins early for my reservation for 630. It was my birthday that day. I did call prior just to let them know I might be late. I was informed if im late 15mins after the initial booking. I will be moved to the bottom of the list. This perhaps is a standard policy but im not happy with the way it was convyed. Overall my experience was good.
Initially I had open table open about to complete my reservation, but thought I'd opt to call in to make a reservation. Whoever answered the phone said there was no availability, which was odd because I was able to complete the reservation. Not sure how open table works though ... happy we were able to squeeze in though.
Once we got there, we ordered my favorite appetizer that I had eaten there quite a few times when I lived in Vancouver; Prosciutto and Burrata. The Burrata and pesto were lovely, but the prosciutto was cut too thick, or was just a really tough piece (I know odd - prosciutto usually melts in your mouth!!).
Even though that could have left a bad experience, the manager and server were both very apologetic and the manager said it will be fixed for the next night. They removed the whole appetizer and gave us a small portion of meatballs compliments of the house! So unexpected and above and beyond! Very much appreciated!
You can tell that this restaurants stands behind their food. and thrives on local clientele.
The truffle cream pasta with meatballs is amazing!
Trattoria Italian Kitchen sits just across the road from our favorite Italian restaurant in Kits. We selected Trattoria Italian Kitchen restaurant because it was open late, and we were able to make a 10:30pm reservation for our group, not to mention the good recommendation. We arrived 30 minutes late, but we were seated in time before last call.
Our sever was friendly, very courteous and knowledgeable. He was able to explain the menu and also recommend the vegan and gluten free options that some the members of our group were interested.
Our pleasant surprise was the food. It was tasty, fresh and of good quality. The preparation was impeccable. These people know their stuff and kudos to the kitchen staff.
We are glad to say that our first experience in this restaurant was a pleasant surprise. Needless to say, we will be coming back for more!
Maybe I just ordered wrong things. I don't know why here is rated a high score.(4 stars is high in my eye) I ordered a pasta with shrimps, which were too salty. The pasta itself was also not surprising. The only thing we found good could be the chicken breast; however, why should I come to an italian restaurant for chicken?
Good happy hour specials. Reasonably priced wine list. Had the pasta platter but should have gone with the truffled spaghetti with meatballs as that was the best thing on the plate. Pleased with service. Got there early before Bard on the Beach and noticed lots of families so must be good for kids.
Had yet another exceptional meal at Trattoria in Kits. The antipasti platter for two was fabulous, as was the caprese salad with burrata. So flavourful and fresh. Our pasta dishes (meatballs, shortribs and mushroom/pancetta) were all ten out of ten. Our server, Nicholas, was an absolute pro and provided impeccable service. We were not rushed despite the fact it was a busy Saturday night. On the contrary, we felt very well looked after. I look forward to returning soon for Trattoria's consistently excellent Italian cuisine and first-class service.
Food was excellent, the service was good. The was beautiful...we had great service. The waiter was professional and got our order right. It was strange that the person delivering our food stated our food was coming out as soon as it was made..? Other than that it was excellent. The Brussel sprouts are not to be missed!
The service was great. Waiter was attentive , kind and very flexible despite my 3 children. The kids menu was good. The adult food was bland. I was expecting much more flavor for an Italian restaurant. My meatballs had a lot of bread filling and barely any flavor. My husbands Eggplant Parmesan was just okay. On the other hand my relative's blue cheese risotto with lamb was very good.
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