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Arriva Ristorante

1537 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 3Y1, Canada
+1 604-251-1177
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (21 reviews)
“tiramisu” (6 reviews)
“caprese” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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1537 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 3Y1, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Horrible service, food so so and small portions. Waited 1:40 for our entrees. When we complained to the owner/manager he reduced the waiting time by 40 minutes arguing the order went in 20 minutes later than we gave It and arrived 20 minutes before it...More

Thank Brian L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As an overseas traveller, I gave it a go after reading nice reviews of this restaurant online. Atmosphere was nice, food was nice. However, the service was a bit disappointing. It was a Saturday, and went for dinner with my friend. Staff were busy and...More

Thank Pelo A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to Arriva many times and the food is pretty good but not quite as good as the restaurant thinks it is. In any case our issue this visit ( last Sat night) was the service was really slow and just bad in...More

Thank ventana07
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

A very extensive menu and everything I’ve ever had here is very tasty, beautifully spiced. Sauces and breads all made on the premises. An extensive wine list as well.

Thank petermU3975PT
Reviewed 27 December 2017

Seven us got together for lunch at this Commercial Drive Italian restaurant. It was the Friday before the Holidays and we were looking for some great Italian food along with a few glasses of wine. We were very happy with our food choices and our...More

Thank Aug3
Reviewed 8 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
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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14 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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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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