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    meh

    The service was great! I was not impressed w/ the food. It's average and over priced. Next time I would keep driving into Vancouver and enjoy a restaurant w/ better food and view.

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    Lina H
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    A great Italian meal.

    My family and I have driven by this restaurant daily since it opened. The parking lot is full everytime we drive by and now we know why. The ambience is great and the food is even better. We had an antipasto platter for two (there were four of us) and the Caprese salad...the bocconcini were perfect. My daughters had the pasta with cream sauce, I had the rigatoni with sausage, eggplant in red sauce and my husband had the lamb. The food was fresh and well presented. Now the dessert...millefolgie with lemon and caramel drizzle. It was delicious. The service was great. Just enough attention to get what you need and to feel taken care of and enough quiet time to enjoy a family dinner. I would totally recommend this restaurant if you want a great Italian meal.

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    March 13, 2017

    what can you say, our favorite restaurant !!!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    February 25, 2017

    everything was excellent! our seat was by the window and we had a cold front hit that evening. by the time we asked if there was another seat, the bar manager had turned the heat on and it warmed up so we were comfortable. the food was amazing as I expected. I had short ribs with risotto and my date had a chicken dish. so tasty and portions are generous which I appreciate after a long week working. we finished off with tiramisu and courvosier cognac. the staff were so friendly and service was at the level that everything seemed to happen effortlessly we noticed they have a pasta night for reasonable prices so we may visit to try that but, we will definitely be going for the full dining experience again. great place to kick off a night on the town or any event!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    February 16, 2017

    Fabulous service and food as always

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 4/5

    February 15, 2017

    Food was a bit slow but we relaxed and enjoyed the experience so we were happy regardless. Server was great. Food was perfect. Pasta was cooked perfectly el dente. We will be back!

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    February 15, 2017

    Kids menu items could be larger portions for the price or provide alternate (regular) menu.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    February 7, 2017

    Nice place for any setting. Children were running around, but were not loud, so it did not bother our meal. Friendly staff.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    February 6, 2017

    Great dining atmosphere and the appetiser, entree, &dessert were exactly just right. WE WILL BE BACK M VARGA

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    February 6, 2017

    We took advantage of DineOut Vancouver to try this restaurant. Great service. The food came very quickly after we ordered.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    February 5, 2017

    Our waiter was perfect. Great reviews on the food and wine. We had a wonderful meal.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    February 4, 2017

    Great spot. Large portions. Authentic.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    February 4, 2017

    Excellent service from beginning to end. Meal was excellent, maybe a little shy on the portions, but had an appetizer prior to the meal so all good. Desert was very good. Atmosphere was a little on the busy side with tables very close so conversations could be easily heard specially with loud talkers. Price wise decent. I give it two thumbs up and will definitely return.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    February 3, 2017

    Awesome

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    February 1, 2017

    Food was excellent. However when we made reservation through internet, we wanted to reserve 6:30 pm, the site only allowed us to reserve 6:15 or 6:45. We had to take 6:15 pm which was a little rush after work. When we were in the restaurant, there were empty tables up to 8:30 pm. Why forced us to rush? This is the reason I give and four stars for service.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 4/5

    January 28, 2017

    We always enjoy our dinning experience at The Poor Italian

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    January 25, 2017

    My team and I really enjoyed dinner there, the service was excellent as well as the food. I also liked the music and the decoration. Definitively I will come back again!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    January 22, 2017

    Great food and excellent service

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    January 22, 2017

    Excellent, and our server was very experienced and did a great job.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    January 22, 2017

    Had a great experience with great service and really good food!

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    January 14, 2017

    Awesome food, lamb chops were a hit with Linguine ala Vongole, my friend had the veal Marsala. Exquisite! Thank you very much

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    January 5, 2017

    Enjoyed the dinner as usual. Always consistent with service and quality.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    January 1, 2017

    great meal but the people make it

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 23, 2016

    1st class service and food was delicious ! We willl do it again soon !

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 22, 2016

    We will be back very soon!

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 17, 2016

    Food and service was great as always!!

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 15, 2016

    We had a Christmas administrative staff appreciation dinner here. Personally, the portions were a little small for my liking, but otherwise our waiter was attentive when he was around, the music was good, and the food was quite tasty.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    December 15, 2016

    I have always had outstanding service at this establishment. The pasta was cooked to perfection.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 14, 2016

    We had a great time. Thank you for having us

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 10, 2016

    Had a wonderful luncheon at Poor Italian with ten friends. Was amazed that all ten entrees came out hot and ready during a busy Holiday lunch. Food was fantastic. One of the best meals I've had at the PI and I think we had two servers and a bus person working our table. Very attentive. We all had a great time.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 23, 2016

    Friendly helpful staff. Delicious appetizers and tasty entrees. Lovely rustic atmosphere - warm inviting decor.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 13, 2016

    Ambiance: 3/5

    Cuisine: 3/5

    Service: 3/5

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    he Poor Italian Ristorante is an under-the-radar gathering spot with a relaxed atmosphere and warm and personalized dining. Enjoy an evening of fine food in a tranquil environment and let our chefs work wonders with local, fresh and sustainable ingredients in simple and flavourful combinations. Gnocchi, lasagna and ravioli are created here daily.

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