Add a photo

Ratings & Reviews - Poor Italian Ristorante

How would you rate this business?
  • Atmosphere:
  • Food:
  • Service:
Sort by:
Language:
Matt3847
By

All the good reviews that I have read about this property are true. The friendliness of the staff seems genuine. I have never seen such good customer service.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
Are you the owner? Reply or Contact YP

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.

Are you the owner? Reply or Contact YP
Lina H
By

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.

Are you the owner? Reply or Contact YP
May 18, 2019

We were thrilled to find this gem right in the neighbourhood! This was our second visit and we have plans to come back again on a regular basis. We also recommended the Poor Italian to our family, who are happy to find a great restaurant (and free babysitting with us!) in our area.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 12, 2019

Overall a Great experience from the start to the finish with the food and service, will be going back.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 12, 2019

There was a large group with lots of kids for a birthday dinner and the kids were running around and screaming so that is why I gave 3/5 stars for atmosphere but despite that the food and service were amazing

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 12, 2019

Everything was amazing!! Food was delicious and reminded us of Italy! The service was phenomenal. We brought an ice cream cake and we loved that they were able to accommodate. Only downside was that the remainder of the cake melted and we weren’t able to take him home, but we hope the staff was able to enjoy it! We’ll definitely be back soon!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 3, 2019

Love this place. Never had a bad meal. Waiters have always been top notch. Every last one of them.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 2, 2019

Friendly staff, excellent service. Dinner was delicious!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

May 1, 2019

Service great. Very attentive but not overwhelming. Food delicious .

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 1, 2019

Excellent as usual.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 24, 2019

We thoroughly enjoyed the delicious pastas and calamari! The mussels were so fresh and good sized! Will be back for sure!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 23, 2019

Excellent! Food was to die for. The place is truly a gem!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 21, 2019

Had a lovely evening. Only suggestion, more variety on the dessert menu.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

April 16, 2019

Thank you "Poor Italian Ristorante" for making my wife's 50th birthday celebration a huge success. The atmosphere, exceptional service and yummy authentic Italian food all played a role in its success. Thank you for a fun filled evening. Bravo to the staff for exceeding our expectations. The Ventura's

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 15, 2019

we all enjoyed our meal and the service, as well as the reasonable cost.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 15, 2019

The ambiance was excellent. Our server Megan was awesome. We felt comfortable at all times. My husband and I will definitely be back, this was our first time at the restaurant.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

April 14, 2019

Very prompt and friendly service. Although we were only supposed to stay until 9 PM, we overstayed and we did not feel pressured to leave. Everyone enjoyed their food. My Cioppino was the best I've had so far. Thank yoy fir a great evening.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 11, 2019

Everything was perfect!! It was a little loud as there were a few large parties but the food and service was fantastic.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 8, 2019

We had been to Poor Italian almost six years ago. Booked reservations the other night for my brother's birthday. We were reminded how amazing the food tasted. Service was great! Tables inside are nice and spaced out yet it's still a comfortable atmosphere. We already had our group messaging saying they want to go back for dinner. No complaints at all! Looking forward to going again

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 8, 2019

Service, food and atmosphere all top notch. Casual italian dining, seasonal menu and excellent wine list. Service is friendly and helpful. We ordered three dishes ( for two ppl) b/c we could not decide and wanted it all!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 6, 2019

Went for our anniversary and had a fantastic time. The waiter was wonderful! And the food was terrific

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 1, 2019

Great as always

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 30, 2019

Our waiter Darrel made our night

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 28, 2019

We both had the dinner special , sockeye salmon,cod,roasted potatoes and veggies , the fish was fresh and cooked perfectly, the service was awesome , also had a ceaser salad - delicious, we will be back .

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 25, 2019

Shoutout to busser Gaia and waiter Darryl, I dined alone and they treated me like their best friend !!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

March 24, 2019

Can’t wait to go back!!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 18, 2019

Dinner was great and service was fantastic.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

March 17, 2019

I would give 6 stars if I could. The wait staff was excellent and very knowledgeable. Wine recommendation was spot on. The food was to die for. We had apps dinner and dessert! Very romantic atmosphere! I recommend for any special occasion!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 17, 2019

First visit. We loved it. We will be back for sure!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 17, 2019

Food was tasty and service was good. But servings are small and the place is too expensive. No poor Italian could actually afford to eat here. And if any middle class person were to dine here and order enough food to be full, they would be poor by the end of the night. No one could afford to bring a family to dine here unless they are rich. The name is either a misnomer or very accurate. Take your pick.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

March 11, 2019

Fantastic food served by seasoned professionals in a warm and cozy environment with classy Jazz playing softly on the House speakers. Drinks mixed by trained and experienced bartender. We had a wonderful evening. We will return often. Torben

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 10, 2019

We had an amazing dinner here. We had been wanting to go here for a while and they fully lived up to our high expectations. Food, service, wine, and ambience were all 5/5.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

Get an opinion about this business!

Think your friends might be familiar with this business? Ask your friends on Facebook to see what they think.

Appears in one Smart List

Editor’s Pick
Dine Out Vancouver Festival: $40 Menus

Dine Out Vancouver Festival: $40 Menus

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.

View this Smart List
Contact this business
Close menu