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Italian Restaurant
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Authentic and affordable fine dining on the East Side featuring locally sourced fresh ingredients. Hand-cut pastas are made to order. Enjoy an inspired menu of traditional Italian dishes presented with modern day flare. The Poor Italian is centrally located with ample free parking and room to cater up to 100 guests. Whatever the occasion, we can accommodate you! Reservations recommended, though we do tend to leave a number of tables available for walk-in guests!!


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Menu


We pride ourselves for serving fresh products from local suppliers. Feel free to visit our menu to see what’s new and in season!






About Poor Italian


The Poor Italian blends classic Italian cuisine with modern day flare delivering elegant and refined Italian meals.



Wine List


Our extensive wine collection can be paired with each of our dishes. Take a look at our wine menu to see over  100 fine vintages.



Menu


We pride ourselves for serving fresh product, from local suppliers. Feel free to visit our menu to see what’s new and in season!






About Poor Italian


The Poor Italian blends classic Italian cuisine with modern day flare delivering elegant and refined Italian meals.



Wine List


Our extensive wine collection can be paired with each of our dishes. Take a look at our wine menu to see over 60 different wine varieties.


Local, Fresh & Sustainable

Our produce is sourced from local suppliers whenever possible. They provide us with the finest ingredients for our freshly made epicurean creations.
The Poor Italian is also a proud member of the Vancouver Aquarium’s Oceanwise Program. Serving local, fresh and sustainable fish that is ethically sourced.



Specials

  • Friday :
    December Drink Specials:

    Italian Riviera Martini - Alize Bleu Passion, Stoli Blueberi, Cranberry Juice, Grenadine - 7
    &
    Menabrea Beer - Premium Italian Beer (Imported) - 6

    Seasonal Specials

    Short Rib Raviolini - 23
    Hand-made pasta stuffed with tender short rib, served with
    Marsala wine reduction and wild mushrooms

    Zucchini and Prawn Risotto - 22
    Arborio rice, white wine, extra virgin olive oil with fresh autumn zucchini
    - topped with three jumbo West Coast prawns

    Cioppino Stew – 25
    Authentic Italian Fish Stew
    Prawns, Mussels, clams and fresh fish medley Sablefish,
    (Sablefish and Wild Pacific Ling Cod) in a hearty tomato - veggie broth
  • Saturday :
    December Drink Specials:

    Italian Riviera Martini - Alize Bleu Passion, Stoli Blueberi, Cranberry Juice, Grenadine - 7
    &
    Menabrea Beer - Premium Italian Beer (Imported) - 6

    Seasonal Specials

    Short Rib Raviolini - 23
    Hand-made pasta stuffed with tender short rib, served with
    Marsala wine reduction and wild mushrooms

    Zucchini and Prawn Risotto - 22
    Arborio rice, white wine, extra virgin olive oil with fresh autumn zucchini
    - topped with three jumbo West Coast prawns

    Cioppino Stew – 25
    Authentic Italian Fish Stew
    Prawns, Mussels, clams and fresh fish medley Sablefish,
    (Sablefish and Wild Pacific Ling Cod) in a hearty tomato - veggie broth
  • Sunday :
    December Drink Specials:

    Italian Riviera Martini - Alize Bleu Passion, Stoli Blueberi, Cranberry Juice, Grenadine - 7
    &
    Menabrea Beer - Premium Italian Beer (Imported) - 6

    Seasonal Specials

    Short Rib Raviolini - 23
    Hand-made pasta stuffed with tender short rib, served with
    Marsala wine reduction and wild mushrooms

    Zucchini and Prawn Risotto - 22
    Arborio rice, white wine, extra virgin olive oil with fresh autumn zucchini
    - topped with three jumbo West Coast prawns

    Cioppino Stew – 25
    Authentic Italian Fish Stew
    Prawns, Mussels, clams and fresh fish medley Sablefish,
    (Sablefish and Wild Pacific Ling Cod) in a hearty tomato - veggie broth
  • Tuesday :
    Hand Cut Pasta Specials - Lunch and Dinner - 12.95 -

    This Weeks' Menu:

    Spaghetti all’ Amatriciana
    House-made spaghetti in an classic, mildly spiced San Marzano tomato sauce with smoked wild boar jowl - topped with shaved Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
    or
    Linguini Carbonara
    Fresh linguini in an authentic carbonara sauce with fresh egg yolk, smoked pancetta and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
    or
    Maccheroni Broccoletti e Piselli
    Hand-cut Maccheroni in a light tomato sauce with broccolini and green peas - finished with smoked Cacciocavalo cheese

Poor Italian Ristorante

The Poor Italian Ristorante was founded in 2009.
The restaurant's name was inspired by the old-world traditions of Italian cooking; an evolution of cuisines, menus, service and ambience that characterizes the history of the Italian dining experience.

Enjoy a relaxed evening of fine food in a tranquil environment and let our chefs work wonders with local, fresh and sustainable ingredients in simple and flavourful combinations. Gnocchi, lasagna and ravioli are created here daily. We also have the most wonderful house-baked breads and desserts.

The Poor Italian dining room is the perfect spot for a romantic date, corporate lunches or dinners, and for groups who are celebrating a special occasion. We enjoy catering to foodies and oenophiles alike.
Sample our award-winning wine list, featuring over 100 different vintages from around the world. 


Centrally located at Rupert and East First Avenue with Free Parking!


Ospitalità Italiana Seal

In 2012, The Poor Italian received the coveted Italian 'Quality Seal' Certification. This is a substantial recognition presented to restaurants globally for excellence in service, authenticity, creativity and use of traditional ingredients in Italian cuisine.





About The Chef

Executive Chef, Gerassimos Moschopoulos

Chef Gerry is a dedicated purveyor of some of the finest eats in the city. Armed with a degree in philosophy and a steadfast dedication to his craft, he has brought a wealth of knowledge and creativity to our cozy little East Side corner at Rupert and 1st Avenue.

Formative experiences with his family’s restaurant business in Greece allowed Gerry to hone his skills in the art of fine dining as a young boy…a practice that fully immersed him in the discipline of utilizing fresh, organic food that is sourced locally.

Chef Gerry has since forged a culinary roadmap – working and studying around the world while holding restaurant tenures in France, Italy, England and New York City.  Gerry is a now proud Vancouverite and he's claimed the Poor Italian kitchen as his own.

Salute!

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Join The Team

We pride ourselves on serving great food & creating a world-class dining experience for our guests. But we can’t do it without you! If you'd like to be part of our growing family, enjoy entertaining and developing connections with colleagues and customers, we want to hear from you! Opportunities for responsible employees with integrity, who work well with colleagues and are reliable and punctual, come along periodically. Please send your CV/Resume to info@pooritalian.com - Thank you!!

Contact

 

Details & Features

Type: Italian, Mediterranean
Features: Internet Access, Award Winning, Daily Specials, Chef's Table, Casual Dining, Delivery, Events, Extensive Wine List, Full Dinner Menu, Patio, Wheelchair Accessible, WiFi
Payment: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Interac
Price Range: $$$$ » Premium (Between $20 to $35)
Atmosphere: Casual
Attire: Casual

Operating Hours

Hours may change during holidays or special occasions. Please contact the establishment for specific information.

Mon: CLOSED
Tue - Fri: 11:30am - 2:30pm; 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Sat: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sun: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

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