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Arriva Ristorante

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1537 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 3Y1, Canada
+1 604-251-1177
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (19 reviews)
“tiramisu” (6 reviews)
“antipasti” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1537 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 3Y1, Canada
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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Service very good, atmosphere nice. Turned off when the mgr asked why we bought our own bottle of wine and then denigrated our selection. We had checked to find out if they had a corkage program, and even though it was extremely high $25 we...More

1  Thank michaelbkolsky
Reviewed 30 August 2017

I love Italian food. It is my favorite cuisine. I was really looking forward to eating at Arriva and was frankly disappointed. I had Lasagna. It was good but not great. My wife had the Tortellini alla Panna. It was OK. Traditional menu, nice atmosphere....More

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Love the authentic comfortable atmosphere, love the wine list and love the pasta! Arriva is a top notch choice in Little Italy, you will not be disappointed. Bellisimo! We will be back!

Thank SharonAbrums
Reviewed 21 August 2017

If you like Italian food then this is the place for you. From the cozy atmosphere to the incredible service and absolutely the best food I have ever tasted. If you haven't eaten at Arriva then you are seriously missing out.

Thank Janice W
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

When it comes to Italian restaurants in North America I feel blessed if I can find at least 5-6 original/ authentic recipes in a menu and that's because Italian dishes are quite difficult to reproduce with no filter. Here you can get at least 15...More

Thank Antonio G
Reviewed 5 May 2017

A Thursday evening meal and it was very quiet. Great atmosphere with the music at just the right volume so you did not feel like you need to shout and friendly host who was very helpful and accommodating to our allergy concens. They had an...More

Thank Marc L
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Love this old school Commercial Drive venue. It's been around since 1984, for reasons that are obvious once you've eaten here. Great insalata and pasta, and forget about the character and great wine lists. Loads of ambience and great for people watching. Will revisit.

Thank Oliver1962
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We did not have reservations (a good suggestion for a weekend) but on a Saturday night they made a special accommodation for our party of four....at 5:30 the room was empty, but by 6 it was totally full. We agreed with the captain waiter to...More

1  Thank ed3339
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

I am Italian and I was very surprised by the quality of pasta (I highly recommend pasta primavera). The restaurant was very nice and typical Italian style, the waiter very friendly and the prices average. A plate of pasta was $ 15-19.I will go back

Thank aliiiiii2015
Reviewed 9 January 2017

This restaurant has been here for years and is well worth the trip to "The Drive" (Commercial Drive in East Vancouver for travelers...) We decided to celebrate my birthday at Arriva last night and brought another couple to join us. We have been here numerous...More

Thank _anortman
Commercial Drive
Commercial Drive, also called "The Drive," comprises
of twelve sauntering blocks of modest and unfussy
counter-culture. Straddling the line between
sophisticated and unadorned, it is favoured by
students, artists, writers, designers, and start-ups,
and suffused throughout with a healthy off-beat
counter-culture. The kind of neighbourhood which
well-springs thought-revolutions and has the odd bit
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13 July 2015|
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Response from PamelaVio | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is recomended. Not so much mid week but definately for weekends. It is very busy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1537 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 3Y1, Canada
  • Public Transportation: Multiple Bus stops along commercial. Closest is near Graveley.
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Commercial Drive
  • Neighbourhood: Commercial Drive
  • Phone Number: +1 604-251-1177
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