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Italian Restaurant in Vancouver

Authentic and affordable fine dining on the East Side...
Enjoy a relaxed evening of great food in a tranquil environment and let our chefs work wonders with fresh and sustainable ingredients in simple and flavourful combinations. Check out our delicious menu of inspired creations by Chef Moschopoulos and his crew. The Poor Italian is a proud participant of the Vancouver Aquarium’s Oceanwise Programme. We’re also honoured to have the Italian 'Qualita' Certification Seal.
Find us centrally located at First Avenue and Rupert (Hastings-Sunrise) Vancouver. We've got lots of free parking and room for up to one hundred guests. Whether it's a romantic dinner or a corporate engagement, we can accommodate you!
Reservations are recommended. Though, we do tend to leave a number of tables available for walk-in guests!


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Menu


We pride ourselves on serving fresh products from local suppliers. Scroll down to visit our menu and take a look at 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.


 

Specials

  • Sunday :
    This week’s specials

    Filet Mignon - 35
    Grilled to your preference - featuring black peppercorn sauce, served with
    roasted seasonal veggies and black truffle mashed potatoes

    Lobster Pappardelle - 28
    Hand-Cut Pappardelle pasta with ½ fresh Atlantic lobster, light rosé tomato sauce
    with extra virgin olive oil and herbs - ** Add another ½ lobster – 10 **

    Linguine con Gamberoni - 22
    Fresh linguini pasta with white wine sauce using the finest extra virgin olive oil,
    topped with fresh Pacific Prawns

    Bar Specials for February:

    Limoncello Spritzer Martini - Limoncello, Prosecco, Vodka, fresh Lemon - $8

    Menabrea - Italy's Number 1 Beer - $6
  • Monday :
    We Are Closed Mondays
  • Tuesday :
    Hand-Cut Pasta Specials - $12.95

    Pasta Specials - Tuesday and Wednesday Evenings
    And During Appy Hours - Tuesdays thru Fridays from 4 - 6 pm!

    This weeks' Menu:

    Spaghetti con Pancetta
    Hand-cut pasta paired with smoked pancetta -
    served in a light San Marzano tomato sauce


    Maccheroni con Salsiccia
    Freshly made maccheroni pasta paired with a rich San Marzano
    tomato sauce, featuring a lightly spiced Italian sausage


    Tagliatelle Vongole
    A traditional dish featuring hand-made tagliatelle noodles
    with fresh Pacific clams, served in a hearty marinara sauce


    Join us for delicious, house made fresh pasta specials every
    Tuesday and Wednesday Evening, and during Appy Hours
    - Tuesday to Friday from 4 to 6 pm

    Bar Specials and 15% off all Appies and Salads too!
  • Wednesday :
    Hand-Cut Pasta Specials - $12.95

    Pasta Specials - Tuesday and Wednesday Evenings
    And During Appy Hours - Tuesdays thru Fridays from 4 - 6 pm!

    This weeks' Menu:

    Spaghetti con Pancetta
    Hand-cut pasta paired with smoked pancetta -
    served in a light San Marzano tomato sauce


    Maccheroni con Salsiccia
    Freshly made maccheroni pasta paired with a rich San Marzano
    tomato sauce, featuring a lightly spiced Italian sausage


    Tagliatelle Vongole
    A traditional dish featuring hand-made tagliatelle noodles
    with fresh Pacific clams, served in a hearty marinara sauce


    Join us for delicious, house made fresh pasta specials every
    Tuesday and Wednesday Evening, and during Appy Hours
    - Tuesday to Friday from 4 to 6 pm

    Bar Specials and 15% off all Appies and Salads too!

    Bar Specials for February:

    Limoncello Spritzer Martini - Limoncello, Prosecco, Vodka, fresh Lemon - $8

    Menabrea - Italy's Number 1 Beer - $6
  • Thursday :
    Bar Specials for February:

    Limoncello Spritzer Martini - Limoncello, Prosecco, Vodka, fresh Lemon - $8

    Menabrea - Italy's Number 1 Beer - $6
  • Friday :
    Bar Specials for February:

    Limoncello Spritzer Martini - Limoncello, Prosecco, Vodka, fresh Lemon - $8

    Menabrea - Italy's Number 1 Beer - $6
  • Saturday :
    Bar Specials for February:

    Limoncello Spritzer Martini - Limoncello, Prosecco, Vodka, fresh Lemon - $8

    Menabrea - Italy's Number 1 Beer - $6

Poor Italian Ristorante

The Poor Italian Restaurant's name was inspired by the old-world traditions of Italian cooking; an evolution of culture, cuisine, service and ambience that celebrates the origins and 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 Lots of Free Parking!


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 ethically sourced local, fresh and sustainable seafood.


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 authenticity, creativity and use of traditional ingredients in Italian cuisine.

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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

RESERVATIONS & Operating Hours

Please be advised that we assign two hour bookings per reservation so that our guests can relax, take their time and enjoy their dining experience. Please contact us if you will be more than 15 minutes late for your reservation. We also have a policy for large parties of 6 or more to call the restaurant directly at 604-251-1122. Credit card info is required to hold reservations for parties of 6 people or more.  Large parties who fail to show for their reservation, or cancel within 1 hour will be charged $20 per person. Hours may change during holidays or special occasions, please contact us for specific information.

Mon: CLOSED
Tue - Thu: 4:00pm - 9:00pm or until closing
Fri: 11:30am - 10:00pm or until closing
Sat: 5:00pm - 10:00pm or until closing
Sun: 5:00pm - 9:00pm or until closing

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CAREERS - JOIN THE TEAM!

Our success depends on serving great food & creating an excellent 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!!