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Ciao Bella Restaurant

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703 Denman St, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Alberni)
+1 604-688-5771
Today
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:30
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Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there for a romantic Dine-Out 3-course menu. We had the impression from the get-go that they wanted to hurry us up to free up the table for other diners. The appetizers were bland, with mushy tomatoes under the Bocconcini in the salad, and soggy vegetables and overcooked rack of lamb for the main courses, although the deserts were... More 

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Thank Mark A
Pretoria, South Africa
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The atmosphere at this restaurant is FANTASTIC. The food is excellent quality and great value for money. The owners and managers are super-friendly, always remembering people when they go back! I love taking friends and family to this restaurant.

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Mexico
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So bad experience... They couldn't find my confirmed reservation, they "got me a table", once we ordered our food and even open a bottle of wine, they told me that we have 45 minutes to leave because there was another reservation... If you gonna limit your seating time you should advice when arriving... I told the waitress I had a... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is always delicious and the atmosphere is like stepping into the past. Cozy, slightly crowded feel of an old style "Little Italy" eatery, live piano music and attentive waiters all serve to make you feel at home and comfortable. The kitchen happily accommodates any dietary needs, a wide range of menu choices and a decent wine list at... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

My 2 daughters and I were spending the night in Vancouver and looking for a place to have dinner that was walking distance from our hotel. We found this place on Google Maps and so glad we did. We happened to go on a night that had half price pasta...Bonus. The food was amazing and the atmosphere was very quaint... More 

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Thank Linda3430
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Wanted to pay with a pre paid visa gift card but we're told they were not accepted. What's up with that. Was not happy with that. Change your policy please.

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Seattle, Washington
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

I wanted to like this place more. The initial vibe was right, but after I was seated the service was just 'meh' and then when my entree arrived and I was offered Parmesan for my pasta, it was in a jar. I would expect that from a take out pizza place, really disappointed.

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Seattle, Washington
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175 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Eating a meal at Ciao Bella has become a tradition for us when visiting Vancouver!! We love the ambiance. The staff are super friendly and provide great service. Live music most nights and we have never been disappointed with the musician. Ah...and, the food never disappoints!

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Bellevue, WA
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130 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Walking by on a rainy night, and noticed it was half price pasta night and decided to take a chance. It turned out to be a fun evening, with good food, great service, and great value. And a nice wine list too. A friend who used to live in the neighborhood later told us it was one of her favorites,... More 

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Vancouver
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69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

We have dined here several times. This is a comfortable and casual Italian Restaurant that has been in the West End forever. We are always greeted with a friendly and accommodating spirit. The pasta dishes are always enjoyable and the prices are fair. I particularly like going there, enjoying a Caprese salad, pasta, red wine and listening to the piano... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:30
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:30
Saturday
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 703 Denman St, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    (Alberni)
  • Public Transportation: No 5 Robson street bus stops at Robson and Denman . Another close public transport stop is on Georgia and Denman.
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-688-5771

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