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Arriva Ristorante

1537 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 3Y1, Canada
+1 604-251-1177
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (18 reviews)
“tiramisu” (6 reviews)
“antipasti” (3 reviews)
Opens in 19 min
All hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1537 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 3Y1, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 5 May 2017

A Thursday evening meal and it was very quiet. Great atmosphere with the music at just the right volume so you did not feel like you need to shout and friendly host who was very helpful and accommodating to our allergy concens. They had an...More

Thank Marc L
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Love this old school Commercial Drive venue. It's been around since 1984, for reasons that are obvious once you've eaten here. Great insalata and pasta, and forget about the character and great wine lists. Loads of ambience and great for people watching. Will revisit.

Thank Oliver1962
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We did not have reservations (a good suggestion for a weekend) but on a Saturday night they made a special accommodation for our party of four....at 5:30 the room was empty, but by 6 it was totally full. We agreed with the captain waiter to...More

1  Thank ed3339
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

I am Italian and I was very surprised by the quality of pasta (I highly recommend pasta primavera). The restaurant was very nice and typical Italian style, the waiter very friendly and the prices average. A plate of pasta was $ 15-19.I will go back

Thank aliiiiii2015
Reviewed 10 January 2017

This restaurant has been here for years and is well worth the trip to "The Drive" (Commercial Drive in East Vancouver for travelers...) We decided to celebrate my birthday at Arriva last night and brought another couple to join us. We have been here numerous...More

Thank _anortman
Reviewed 2 December 2016

We've been coming here for many years, and it is as consistent as the first time we went, probably 25 years ago. Good caesar salads, great pastas, great veal Milanese, nice fish, and a very good wine list (not crazy expensive, just good choices). The...More

Thank robuc1
Reviewed 27 November 2016

great staff, and the food was perfect we had bruschetta and both had special of the day .. crab stuffed cannelloni Excellent food. topped off with Tiramisu, and decaf espresso, just right! Next time the fresh buffalo mozz.

Thank Gordon M
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Visited this restaurant on the referral of a business located on the same street. We were greeted by the owner & shown the type of personal service rarely seen in restaurants today. From the moment we sat down to the moment we left, the experience...More

1  Thank jetsetter1514
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Very good meal, nice atmosphere, attentive service, reasonable prices. The service was perhaps too attentive. A minor thing, but it would be good if they timed interruptions when appropriate, especially during business meetings.

Thank CriticalBruce
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
USD 31 - USD 50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
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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