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Cuisine type

  • Italian,

Atmosphere

  • Upscale,

Cuisine

  • Italian,

Rates

  • $26 To $60,

Languages Spoken

  • English,
Location
3296 1st Avenue E, Vancouver, BC V5M 1B8
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  • $26 To $60,

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Ratings & Reviews - Poor Italian Ristorante

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Matt3847
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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
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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 12, 2019

Fantastic all around

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

October 6, 2019

We really enjoyed dinner at the Poor Italian. The service and food was terrific. We hope to go again soon.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 5, 2019

Great food, great service/drinks/wine.....Angelo is a gem and really knows his stuff. Thank you for treating so nice on our first visit. kudos to Mr Parsonage for this great escape!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 2, 2019

The food was amazing. Autumn specials were to die for! Loved the service as they catered to our every need. Thank you! We’ll be coming back soon!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 29, 2019

As usual, exceptional quality authentic Italian food and great service from the Poor Italian. We’re looking forward to our next visit with friends or for business.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 28, 2019

Lovely restaurant with good service and delicious food. We liked that the restaurant was not nosy, the tables weren't too close together and the tiramisus with a candles was a nice touch. Thank you so much... we had a wonderful evening.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 22, 2019

As always, we enjoyed every aspect of our dining experience. We all had a wonderful time and will be back again soon.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 21, 2019

We enjoyed the meal and atmosphere

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

September 17, 2019

Very attentive - great menu - excellent food Risotto was superb!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 16, 2019

I'm not the greatest connoisseur of Italian food, most of it that I've had over the years was just sort of okay, but this was the best Italian meal I've had in this country. It also impressed my friend who tends to be much more critical of food than I am. I ordered a seafood Cioppino, and they didn't charge me too much more than their other entrées, but there were so many muscles and oysters I ran out of room on my plate to put the shells. None of them were undersized, or over or undercooked. The broth was sweet and spicy in perfect balance. I could have done with a few more vegetables, but I could have chosen the garden Risotto instead and had plenty. Service was prompt and efficient. Our Server wasn't trying too hard, and once she had delivered our order and checked back once or twice, she left us alone to enjoy our meal. I could have done with a few more coffee refills, but hey swings and roundabouts. I nearly left my suit jacket there, but they got my name from the reservation and let me know it was there before I got too far away. The room was open feeling, perhaps owing to the absence of booths. They played some nice atmospheric instrumental music at low volume, which I always appreciate. Despite the somewhat pricy menu, the atmosphere wasn't stuffy. Lighting level was low enough to be romantic, but high enough to be functional. It's a little difficult to access, and you need a reservation. It's pricy but not excessively so, and the money is well worth it. I'd have paid as much at Boston Pizza or Earls, but received terrible food in a dark sports-bar atmosphere. This is the kind of experience you should expect at this price point.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

September 15, 2019

Bit pricy for what you get

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 3/5

September 13, 2019

Always consistent food and friendly, attentive service. Poor Italian is one of go to restaraunts .

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

September 12, 2019

Service & food were excellent!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 6, 2019

We were extremely well cared for from reception to our departure. Our waiter was friendly, personable and knowledgable. The meals were excellent all 5 of us felt they were delicious. What is special here is that the tables are well spaced so we could hear our friends discussion. Thank You, Don MacFarlane

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

September 6, 2019

Food tasted great!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 4, 2019

Thank you Angelo for a fabulous evening! Food and service were terrific Restaurant Felt very homey.... Just a tad dated! Would definitely recommend it

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

September 1, 2019

We have been there a few times. Cozy place with great service and food ~ Megan was so kind, her smile made our dining experience better than ever.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 31, 2019

The food was delicious and the service is very attentive but discrete. Great evening. We will recommend this restaurant to our friends and family

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 30, 2019

Really delicious food, it tastes as good as it looks, and it looks amazing. Cheerful positive service. There are so many fine looking dishes on the menu, I will have to go back and try some more.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 30, 2019

Everything you would expect from a fine Italian restaurant.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 26, 2019

Absolutely fantastic date night spot ... food was amazing

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 26, 2019

Our waitress was Megan who provided one of the best experiences I’ve ever had at a restaurant. Food was so delicious and came out so fast. 5/5 for everything. Can’t wait to go back and try more from the menu.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 25, 2019

We went during their Seafood Festival menu. I had the lobster and crab ravioli which were amazing.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 14, 2019

Excellent as always!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 13, 2019

Consistently satisfying, a favourite go-to place for adult family and friends.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 8, 2019

Excellent old fashion Italian fare!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 8, 2019

As usual, predictably good on all counts.....food, service, ambiance!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 5, 2019

the restaurant kindly prepared a special dessert for our anniversary dinner. All plates are delicious and service is great, we had a great night. We will try to come back again before Seafood Festival finish.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 4, 2019

Angelo and staff are always friendly and the food is amazing.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 2, 2019

The Poor Italian is fast becoming my favorite place to go for great food and service.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

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