From Family Style to Fine Dining: Vancouver's Best Italian Restaurants

When it comes to these Italian restaurants in Vancouver, think local, fresh, seasonal and quality ingredients used by chefs who are so passionate about the food they're creating. With these restaurants, it's hard to choose where to start as they each offer something different so it just depends on what you're in the mood for; you can't go wrong with any of these Italian restaurants.

Kitsilano's La Quercia serves stellar dishes that are best enjoyed family style. This cozy neighborhood eatery has been a favorite amongst locals because of the consistently delicious, yet changing dishes. If you like to try a few different things, try the chef's menu for something fun and unique.

Neopolitan pizza is no stranger to Vancouverites and over the last few years there has been an increasing number of pizza joints popping up throughout the city. While there are so many delicious options, Nicli Antica Pizzeria in Gastown is where you will find Vancouver's first VPN certified Neopolitan style pizza. If you haven't had true Neopolitan pizza before, be warned–your standard pizza delivery just doesn't compare.

Head a little further east to Vancouver's Downtown East Side and you'll find Ask for Luigi, a local gem. The price point is reasonable, the food is delicious, the drinks are plentiful and the atmosphere provides a cozy, neighborhood vibe. It's ideal for a romantic night out or a catch up with friends.  



Neopolitan pizza has found a large following in Vancouver and on any given night there are hungry diners knocking on Nicli's doors to get a piece of the pie, or a whole pie in this case. The pizza's are served piping hot from the wood-fired oven...  Read More



Yaletown L'Antipasto is a quaint and unassuming restaurant in Yaletown that will blow you away. Though it may be bold to say, Yaletown L'Antipasto has some of the best fresh pasta in Vancouver. This family-run joint will make you feel warm and...  Read More



Fresh burrata cheese, house made pastas, beautiful cuts of meat, wonderful service and a cozy atmosphere make this a favorite Italian restaurants in Vancouver. Located in the city's West End, regulars frequent this delicious spot and there's...  Read More



Chef Pino was born in Lago, Italy, but spent much time in Canada visiting family and eventually decided he wanted to move here and make a name for himself in the restaurant industry. Cioppino's opened in 1999 and since then, it has been a...  Read More

Cibo Trattoria
Photo courtesy of Cibo Trattoria - Owner


Cibo Trattoria specializes in rustic Italian cuisine and can be found in the heart of downtown Vancouver. Cibo uses only fresh ingredients with a heavy emphasis on organic ingredients. When it comes to meat and fish, they make sure it's...  Read More



For years, Umberto Menghi's Giardino Restaurant was a local favorite for fine dining Italian cuisine and when the announcement was made that they would be closing the doors, it hit the city hard. Fortunately, the closure was short lived and they...  Read More



If you've ever walked down Robson Street before, you're probably familiar with the alluring scent of Cin Cin Ristorante's wood-fired oven. Follow your nose and make your way up the winding stone stairway to this contemporary Italian restaurant....  Read More



A charming heritage house in Yaletown is home to Lupo, a fine dining Italian restaurant. Chef Perini doesn't take short cuts in the kitchen and only uses the freshest seasonal ingredients, while making everything in-house. On the menu, you will...  Read More

East Side


This cozy and intimate Italian-inspired restaurant welcomes diners to enjoy a comforting meal in the Downtown East Side. Though it's slightly off the beaten path, Ask for Luigi attracts flocks of hungry bellies. The dinner menu is adorned...  Read More

La Quercia


The cozy and intimate room is the perfect start to a wonderfully prepared meal. Stepping into La Quercia feels like coming home. On the menu, there are a handful of dishes offered for each course; what they do, they do well. At La Quercia,...  Read More


Meet Natasha John

Natasha is not born and raised in Vancouver, but is pretty certain it's her spirit hometown. After jumping around Canada, Texas, Arkansas and the UK, she has her feet firmly planted in...  More About Natasha