A very extensive menu and everything I’ve ever had here is very tasty, beautifully spiced. Sauces and breads all made on the premises. An extensive wine list as well.
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Seven us got together for lunch at this Commercial Drive Italian restaurant. It was the Friday before the Holidays and we were looking for some great Italian food along with a few glasses of wine. We were very happy with our food choices and our...More
Service very good, atmosphere nice. Turned off when the mgr asked why we bought our own bottle of wine and then denigrated our selection. We had checked to find out if they had a corkage program, and even though it was extremely high $25 we...More
I love Italian food. It is my favorite cuisine. I was really looking forward to eating at Arriva and was frankly disappointed. I had Lasagna. It was good but not great. My wife had the Tortellini alla Panna. It was OK. Traditional menu, nice atmosphere....More
If you like Italian food then this is the place for you. From the cozy atmosphere to the incredible service and absolutely the best food I have ever tasted. If you haven't eaten at Arriva then you are seriously missing out.
When it comes to Italian restaurants in North America I feel blessed if I can find at least 5-6 original/ authentic recipes in a menu and that's because Italian dishes are quite difficult to reproduce with no filter. Here you can get at least 15...More
A Thursday evening meal and it was very quiet. Great atmosphere with the music at just the right volume so you did not feel like you need to shout and friendly host who was very helpful and accommodating to our allergy concens. They had an...More
Love this old school Commercial Drive venue. It's been around since 1984, for reasons that are obvious once you've eaten here. Great insalata and pasta, and forget about the character and great wine lists. Loads of ambience and great for people watching. Will revisit.
We did not have reservations (a good suggestion for a weekend) but on a Saturday night they made a special accommodation for our party of four....at 5:30 the room was empty, but by 6 it was totally full. We agreed with the captain waiter to...More