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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:30
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Victoria, Canada
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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Thank Berniebennett
Seattle, Washington
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32 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank Tammi M
Seattle, Washington
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175 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank Mark W
Bellevue, WA
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126 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 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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Thank c7999
Vancouver
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69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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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Thank DKTravler
Kelowna, Canada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Three of us had dinner here recently. It was a miserable rainy evening, but inside the restaurant was warm and inviting. The service was friendly and efficient and the food was delicious. Great value for a great dinner.

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Thank Welltravelledworld
Tampa, Florida
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

It is a small one room venue with a narrow outside patio for fair weather dining. The Italian owner offers authentic Italian cuisine and actually serves tables himself. The menu has 7 appetizers some hot some cold, 3 soups, 4 salads, 3 vegetarian dishes(although some of the other dishes may do for vegetarians too), 5 baked and stuffed pastas, a... More 

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Washington, DC
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We got a recommendation to come here by some locals. Food was wonderful, the service was awesome, and the ambiance was perfect for a quiet dinner. We sat by the piano, and the guy played great music that was not overwhelming or too loud. Our server called a cab for us, but it was not coming, so he went outside... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Found this place by letting the availability of parking make the decision. My friend and I were the only customers, so the service was excellent, quick and friendly. We each had the 1/2 price pasta specials, which were enormous and tasty. The ambiance is upmarket and comfortable, and I could easily see coming back for an evening meal. Menu prices... 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
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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