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October 13, 2017

We three enjoyed our "birthday" lunch a lot! Excellent waitress! Will come again... Thanks! Ellen

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 6, 2017

excellent service and delicious food! It was our first time and we will be back!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 2, 2017

Their website has a wrong information they said all past every day at lunch with 50%off, but when you get there there's a different information and price, 11.95 all the pasta, which got me disappointed, they should correct the website.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

September 4, 2017

Great place, except we were seated next to a loud party of 8 that were having "way" too much fun!!! We should have moved, but understand that our group of friends have been that loud group.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

August 17, 2017

always a great meal in an unbeatable atmosphere!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

August 16, 2017

an absolute gem of a restaurant.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 4, 2017

we have eaten here a few times. It has been always been excellent service and food. This time, the service was pretty bad and the food was just ok. The waiter did not take our order for a long time and eventually we had to hunt him down. He said he would bring bread and then forgot so we had to get someone else to do kit and then she forgot the butter so we had to send her back for that. No one asked if we wanted pepper and we had to hunt someone down for that. I ordered penne with salmon. There was WAY too much sauce in the dish--sauce should highlight the food, not drown it. On the positive side, you were kind enough to take our Entertainment Book coupon although it was a holiday, although that was not really a favour as nothing on the coupon said that it was not acceptable on a holiday. All in all, not the most enjoyable meal we have had there. Hope you can do better.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 3/5

July 2, 2017

It was very busy but the staff did a great job! We'll definitely return!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 11, 2017

Food was delish, service was friendly but not overbearing and we enjoyed the piano player very much! Highly recommend Ciao Bella! LH, Vancouver

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 6, 2017

We were greeted and seated by Mario, the owner. Service was great and good was wonderful.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 3, 2017

We particularly enjoyed the music that was being played. We are old enough to know the words to most of the music that was played. A great place to relax,enjoy the music and the wine.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 3, 2017

Wonderful evening. Excellent food, as always and good service too. We enjoyed a very tasty Caesar salad, which was generous, and each had a pasta dish, also delicious. The food and service here are consistently top notch and we keep going back. Also, considering the price in comparison with other restaurants, it is good value.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 23, 2017

I dont know if the waiter was trying to be funny or not but he made us feel uncomfortable. When we entered he told us to "sit in a corner," although we had reserved a spot, so my friend asked "this corner?" and he said "yeah that is a corner." Seemed like they havent reserved any spots for us and was just telling us to get out of the way. Then when ordering, my friend pointed at the menu, with an Italian name and asked for that dish, but the waiter said, "you gotta say it to have it or else I wont know" How much more clear can you get?! Also when bringing the food out, he said, "now say the name again." Other than the odd waiter, everything was fine. Food was okay, the portion is small though.

Ambiance: 2/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 1/5

May 11, 2017

Our experience with Ciao Bella was absolutely fantastic!! Food, service, piano player/singer were all amazing and was a fun, classy and delicious experience. I highly recommend Ciao Bella!!! We will be back next time we visit Van!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 24, 2017

Everything is great! We were in Ciao Bella several times and always were satisfied. Great pasta, I think it's the best place in Vancouver to eat pasta :)

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 18, 2017

Our Easter Sunday dinner was extra special , great food, excellent service and fun piano made for a wonderful evening Thanks to Bill,Mario and Doug for a great time Cheers Terry

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 26, 2017

This was a first -class meal in every sense. We have been to Ciao Bella before and after a hard drive from Kelowna in snow and fog, we were really looking forward to a relaxing meal, well prepared, beautifully served and in a warm, friendly atmosphere. Ciao Bella more than met our expectations in every category. One of the best dinners I have had in a long time. I was particularly pleased to be welcomed by the owner who recognised us not a just good customers but good friends from our first visit. The meal was beautifully presented every step of the way, delicious, and very reasonably priced indeed. It is no wonder we were surrounded by other diners who obviously live nearby and enjoy frequent visits to this great restaurant. By the time we left, I almost wanted to move to Vancouver just so we could go to Ciao Bella more often. This is one of my top favourite restaurants and I know my wife and I will always be treated a valued friends there.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 17, 2017

We did enjoy having our anniversary dinner all went well. The service went well at the beginning of our dinner. My husband Harry and my son Aaron and I were disappointed by the service of your staff that was our server. She had a coolness about her of the treatment of service. Dishes were left on our table an were not picked up, also we order coffee and she took her time serving the coffee. Our suggested is the service being more friendly and caring to new customers. If we do not share the situation with you, for the service to be improved. We do want to try your restaurant again. Thank-you. Patricia

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 2/5

March 13, 2017

This restaurant always provides the highest level of quality when it comes to cuisine, service and ambiance. Makes for a remarkably memorable experience.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 5, 2017

Food and service were both 5 star. We both had the 3 course dinner which I thought was exceptional value. We will be back and will pass on our review to friends.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 1, 2017

Best pasta in Vancouver!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 15, 2017

Never a bad experience, Bill,Mario and all the staff make dining at Ciao Bella awesome!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 22, 2017

We ordered the lobster and prawn as our main course, but the lobster and prawn were totally over cooked. They were too dry and hard to chew on. The veggies were un cooked...food was bad

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 5/5

January 6, 2017

Great food, very good service

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 1, 2017

The service was prompt and welcoming. The food was delicious and the cost very reasonable. The atmosphere was very warm.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 26, 2016

Although I found myself alone on Christmas Eve, no one in the restaurant made me feel awkward. Everyone was welcoming and kind, and as busy as everyone was, every single staff person came up to me to wish me a Merry Christmas. The busperson even came up to me at the end to ask if I'd enjoyed myself! The food was classic, traditional Italian, and comforting in a home-cooked kind of way. I had the house specialties: the butterflied jumbo tiger prawns, which were grilled to perfection and to die for! You simply can't go wrong with butter, wine, garlic, and lemon. Simple ingredients that go a long way! And the osso bucco with pasta, also cooked to perfection in a delicious, flavourful tomato sauce. The ambience was super lovely. The restaurant was very cozy and illuminated by candlelight and Christmas lights. But what made it extra special was the live piano. The pianist played some Christmas carols but also played other classic favourites. There's nothing like soft live music to enhance an atmosphere! Another point I want to mention is that my server, besides being super competent, also had excellent photography skills--a plus in the hospitality industry! Overall, I would highly recommend this restaurant. They have lots of weekly specials, an extended and varied food and beverage menu, and live piano most days of the week. The food is delicious, the service is excellent, and the ambience is convivial and unpretentious. I will definitely be back. Thank you Ciao Bella for making my Christmas Eve special and memorable!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 5, 2016

Caprese Salad and Lobster/Prawn special were especially good. Excellent service. And the piano player created a perfect atmosphere.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 28, 2016

Really friendly staff and cozy atmosphere. Not to mention the food was definitely one of the best Italians I've ever had.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

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Ciao Bella's authentic Italian atmosphere is perfect for romantic dinners or private functions. All dishes are made daily, fresh on the premises. Choose from dozens of different pasta types, more than 20 sauce varieties, as well as seafood, veal and chicken dishes.

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