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Arriva Ristorante

1537 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 3Y1, Canada
+1 604-251-1177
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (19 reviews)
“tiramisu” (6 reviews)
“antipasti” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 3:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1537 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 3Y1, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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.

Thank petermU3975PT
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Aug3
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

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

1  Thank michaelbkolsky
Reviewed 30 August 2017

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

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Love the authentic comfortable atmosphere, love the wine list and love the pasta! Arriva is a top notch choice in Little Italy, you will not be disappointed. Bellisimo! We will be back!

Thank SharonAbrums
Reviewed 22 August 2017

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.

Thank Janice W
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Antonio G
Reviewed 5 May 2017

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

Thank Marc L
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

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.

Thank Oliver1962
Reviewed 14 February 2017

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

1  Thank ed3339
Commercial Drive
Commercial Drive, also called "The Drive," comprises
of twelve sauntering blocks of modest and unfussy
counter-culture. Straddling the line between
sophisticated and unadorned, it is favoured by
students, artists, writers, designers, and start-ups,
and suffused throughout with a healthy off-beat
counter-culture. The kind of neighbourhood which
well-springs thought-revolutions and has the odd bit
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14 July 2015|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from PamelaVio | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is recomended. Not so much mid week but definately for weekends. It is very busy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1537 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 3Y1, Canada
  • Public Transportation: Multiple Bus stops along commercial. Closest is near Graveley.
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Commercial Drive
  • Neighbourhood: Commercial Drive
  • Phone Number: +1 604-251-1177
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