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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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    October 15, 2017

    Everything about this restaurant is fabulous. The service is fantastic. A real team. Everyone is so respectful and caring. The food is delicious. A very special place.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 2, 2017

    We really like The Poor Italian. The food is great and the prices aren't over the top. The service is reliable and friendly.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 4/5

    October 1, 2017

    Wonderful place for a delicious meal and very friendly service.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 2, 2017

    Nice dinner, friendly service. I think the waiter should point out that the service charge was already included in the bill. I don't mind that it was as we were a group of 6, but almost tipped on top of this without noticing this at first. Would be nice it they bring this to you attention when dropping off the bill.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    September 30, 2017

    Great family run Italian restaurant that is awesome. Very fair prices, great food, awesome decor. Love it!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 29, 2017

    Excellent all around, don't know why I didn't discover it until now. Will definitely go back!!

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 28, 2017

    Very relaxed atomosphere and delicious dinner. Will definitely we returning.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    September 25, 2017

    very friendly staff, amazing food! huge pieces of calamari, crab/lobster ravioli had a great buttery sauce

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 17, 2017

    Fantastico, come sempre!! We will always return....

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 18, 2017

    we dined with make their home in Florida. Although they spend 5 months out of the year in Vancouver, they had never dined at the Poor Italian. They, as well a my husband and my self, enjoyed our evening very much. The service was wonderful and the food was perfect. We will all be back again when they come back to Vancouver next year. An added bonus was that unexpectedly, we found that our son and his family of six and his in-laws were also dining at the Poor Italian as well. What a lovely evening we had.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 16, 2017

    Great food great service

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 15, 2017

    Pleasant evening with good service and good food.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    September 13, 2017

    I was a little disappointed that the pasta noodles were made from dry noodles and not fresh. Overall my pasta with mushrooms had great flavour but it was a little oily. Service was excellent, house wine was excellent and the room itself was cozy and clean.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 3/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 11, 2017

    Very enjoyable. Food was great, friendly service.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 1, 2017

    Enjoyed a lovely meal, friendly service, relaxed atmosphere! Thanks very much!!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 31, 2017

    Not cheap but good.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    August 21, 2017

    love this place. Really reliable..........really nice. Will be back.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    August 19, 2017

    Great authentic fare with friendly and welcoming service

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 20, 2017

    The food was honestly quite bland, we were pretty disappointed. Tasted like using cheap ingredients without much flavour, we wouldn't go back.

    Ambiance: 3/5

    Cuisine: 2/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 10, 2017

    The restaurant has good lighting, is quiet without loud music, has a good menu which changes with seasons, and provides good value.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 6, 2017

    We had a good time.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 3/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 2, 2017

    We three had an excellent meal. Crab stuffed ravioli in a butter sauce for two of us, and prawns and scallops for the other. Appetizer salad was lovely - tiramisu was light and tasty. Service was very very nice. Atmosphere with good. Overall, an excellent experience. We will definitely be back. Thank you.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 31, 2017

    We had a wonderful experience. This is one of our favourite restaurants and it is so close to home.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 30, 2017

    Excellent food. Attentive and pleasant service. It's always delightful to eat at Poor Italian.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 28, 2017

    I think serving size is too small for main course. Service was excellent.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 22, 2017

    The fried calamari was excellent by far one of the best ones I have had around the lower mainland. Spaghetti and meat balls and Tagliatelle el Fungi both where two very good dishes. I would recommend those also. I would not order the Linguine and clams. There was a mixture of FRESH clams in the SHELLs with smaller Un-shelled frozen clams to make the dish look more bulkier. The pasta dish did not taste very clam like at all and lacked the essence of it. When cooking FRESH clams....it's own nectar would season the noodles itself leaving a distinct taste. Tiramisu was great. All in all I would go back again but be aware possible short cuts where made i the kitchen.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 3/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 15, 2017

    The environment is warm, welcoming and comfortable. A fabulous location for a business lunch or dinner with family and friends. The quality of the food and presentation is outstanding! In my opinion, The Poor Italian rivals any upscale downtown restaurant. Definitely a gem in East Van. I had the Tagliatelle con Funghi...absolutely delicious!!! Can't wait to go back for more!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 15, 2017

    Great food, great service, great restaurant!

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 8, 2017

    We love Poor Italian! They cater to our every desire. We will return again and again.....

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    June 26, 2017

    We enjoyed our meal. I would have just preferred to sit not so close to The Washroom Entrance and will request that in the future.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

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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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