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Italian Kitchen

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$$ - $$$
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1037 Alberni St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 1A1, Canada (Burrard)
+1 604-687-2858
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11:30 - 02:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

When we arrived, Chef Giovanni greeted us at the table and made some great suggestions from the menu. He was very friendly and welcoming. The pasta was some of the best I've ever had. I lived in Italy for over 5 years and the the linguine gamberi and penne pomodoro reminded me of the great tastes so familiar to many... More 

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Paris, France
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Two friends & I made a reservation for dinner at the Italian Kitchen, in an effort to 'carb load' prior to the BMO 1/2 Marathon. We were so pleased with our choice! From our initial greeting by staff, amazing attention to detail, fabulous food & wine and the amazing Giovanni. We were treated like queens and thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere,... More 

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Rouyn-Noranda, Canada
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4 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were in Vancouver for a week and we've been to Italian Kitchen 2 times during our stay. The atmosphere is great, the meals were WOW! Service is exceptional! GREAT RESTAURANT!

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My fiancé and I originally planned on going to another restaurant, but passed by the Italian Kitchen on the way. We walked in and the hostess and Mr. Giovanni Trigona (the head chef) met us at the door. The restaurant was packed but we were lucky enough to get a table in the upstairs section of the restaurant. The entire... More 

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Sacramento
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Buratta and prosciutto appetizer was a great start. We enjoyed the dinner on a lovely evening by the upstairs window..... great people watching on the street below. We'll definitely go back on our next Vancouver visit.

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Mount Hope
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

You must try the gnocchi with duck confi. Prices are reasonable. Service excellent! House wine choice was also very good. Easy to find beside Tiffanys down town. It was recommended to me by a friend. Glad we tried it.

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quality and quantity of good were great. Service was exceptional. I found the restaurant a little loud and warm, though.

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Carnoustie, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here on the recommendation of the concierge at the Metropol Hotel. The menu was very extensive and although there weren't many obvious vegetarian choices the waiter pointed out that any pasta dish could be modified for vegetarians. The food was excellent and the white wine we had was excellent and not too pricy. Highly recommend this restaurant. We... More 

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Tracy, CA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided on Italian and this was rated well. The place was busy and looked very modern. The food option were great and we loved the food. Our only complaint is that the food came out before the drinks. Not sure why the bar took longer than the kitchen, but all tasted great.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Into Vancouver on my first night after 36 hours of travel from Aus - needed a light but exciting feed to lift my spirits and set me up for a good sleep and jet lag recovery. The Italian Kitchen was perfect, a taster of meatballs, finished with the arrabbiata at the bar while watching the kitchen work their magic doing... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Cuisine
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 01:00
Monday
11:30 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 01:00
Thursday
11:30 - 01:00
Friday
11:30 - 02:00
Saturday
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1037 Alberni St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 1A1, Canada
    (Burrard)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-687-2858
Description
This crisp and stylish room is perfect for after work, or a smart business lunch, and offers the ultimate in fresh Italian fare in the heart of the downtown core. Family platters, inventive pizzas and regional Italian specialties combine with vintage wines and handcrafted cocktails to bring you a true taste of La Dolce Vita. Buon Appetito.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Downtown
Vancouver's business district, the Downtown area is bustling with smartly-dressed folks balancing their lattes and briefcases to and from work. The area's plethora of contemporary commercial, residential, and corporate spaces has bred a landscape of nouveau restaurants, chain cafes, and upmarket shopping options. However, located right on the waterfront of Vancouver's energetic Harbour, Downtown is a also popular public meeting spot, with a massive public library and convention center attracting a bevy of visitors both local and not, as well as a hotspot for the arts, being home to some of Vancouver's most cutting-edge galleries. With behemoth architecture and a professional air, Downtown means business.
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