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Italian Kitchen

1037 Alberni St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 1A1, Canada
+1 604-687-2858
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“meatballs” (170 reviews)
“zeppole” (24 reviews)
“party platter” (57 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:00All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1037 Alberni St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 1A1, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Booked this as it was close to the hotel and we were not disappointed. Our server at the hotel recommended the meat balls and her advice was spot on. They are the specialty of the house and ate fantastic. We also had a risotto which...More

Thank willesley
Reviewed 3 days ago

go between 3 and 6 and eat off the Happy Hour menu for fabulous food at that great price. Giovanni is very charming and a delightful addition to the whole experience.

Thank Molloy
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great restaurant. We dined at the Italian Kitchen recently for our special birthday, anniversary and retirement celebration. Everything was perfect. Friendly, efficient staff, great food and a lovely warm atmosphere. We highly recommend this restaurant to anyone is looking for good food and a great...More

Thank richardwN7203NI
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife and I had the pasta platter- 4 different pastas - and it was very good. Maybe The plate could have been hotter and the plates given us should have been hot but aside from that it was very good. We could not eat...More

Thank Cakebreadt
Reviewed 5 days ago

Friends advised us of the Italian Kitchen downtown in the heart of Vancouver's night life and we were not disappointed. Elegant ambiance and authentic Italian cuisine.

Thank Jonathan M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went there on a Friday evening with a girl friend. Was treated like we were lower class. We had great food and great drinks but the server gave the impression that it was a snobby atmosphere. I would say that was the only bad part...More

Thank stella k
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an attractive, busy two story Italian in the high end shopping district. Dishes were good to great, service was bizarre. First the good: an outstanding special on a Friday night was a whole baked red snapper with an interesting assortment of vegetables. Unique,...More

Thank rokko193
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had just gotten into Vancouver from a Princess cruise and were staying at The Fairmont Vancouver. They recommended the Italian Restaurant just up the street. What a nice place to be on a rainy day! Very inviting restaurant, friendly servers, excellent food. I ordered...More

Thank Alabamatripcreator
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband made the reservation the day before my birthday dinner, due to unforeseen circumstances and we had a lovely table by the window for the 2 of us. We have been here before and had another great dinner. Tim was our server and he...More

Thank Elainedean18
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service was very misleading. The server was open about attempting to upsell on everyone's wine order plus he brought multiple orders when only 1 was requested. As a vegetarian I felt like there wasn't much to eat and the severs attitude was like yup...More

Thank Sara C
JennaleeIK, General Manager at Italian Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Sara C, Thank you for taking that time to write a review for the Italian Kitchen. It is always our goal to provide the best food and service in town, as well as an enjoyable atmosphere. Clearly, we failed to not only meet your...More

Vancouver's business district, the Downtown area is
bustling with smartly-dressed folks balancing their
lattes and briefcases to and from work. The area's
plethora of contemporary commercial, residential, and
corporate spaces has bred a landscape of nouveau
restaurants, chain cafes, and upmarket shopping
options. However, located right on the waterfront of
Vancouver's energetic Harbour, Downtown is a also
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Gail R
10 April 2017|
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Response from Ana S | Reviewed this property |
no dress code, but no tank tops either :) it's kind of casual dressy
8 March 2017|
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Response from Anthony M | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is. Upstairs is better than downstairs noise wise.
25 November 2016|
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Response from Nancy T | Reviewed this property |
The Shangri La is on West Georgia and Thurlow. Go south on Thurlow til you get to Alberni. Turn east along Alberni and the Italian Kitchen will be on the north side of Alberni. There's no dress code. Hope this helps.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1037 Alberni St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 1A1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-687-2858
This crisp and stylish room is perfect for after work, or a smart business lunch, and offers the ultimate in fresh Italian fare in the heart of the downtown core. Family platters, inventive pizzas and regional Italian specialties combine with vintage wines and handcrafted cocktails to bring you a true taste of La Dolce Vita. Buon Appetito.
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