Poor Italian Ristorante
The Poor Italian Ristorante was founded in 2009. The name was derived by the old world way 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 P.I. dining room is the perfect spot for a romantic date or for groups who are celebrating a special occasion. Try all of your favourite Italian dishes or maybe find a new one. We enjoy catering to foodies and oenophiles alike. Sample our award-winning wine list, featuring over 250 different vintages from around the world.
“You Made What You Could With What You Had.“
An evolution of cuisines, menus, service and ambience that characterizes the history of the Italian dining experience.
Ospitalità Italiana Seal
The Poor Italian is very proud to have received the prestigious Italian Quality Seal Certification. This is a substantial recognition that is presented to restaurants globally for their excellence in authenticity, creativity and use of traditional ingredients in Italian cuisine.
About The Chef
Our Chef, Gerry Moschopoulos
Armed with a degree in philosophy, Chef Gerry has brought a wealth of knowledge and know-how to the PI.
He is a dedicated purveyor of some of the finest Italian eats in the city.
Chef was raised along the shores of the warm and vibrant Mediterranean, where he honed his craft in the art of fine dining…a practice that fully immersed him in the culture of fresh, organic food that is sourced locally.
Passionate about his art and his family, Chef Gerry has studied and worked all over the world, holding restaurant tenures in France, Italy, London and New York City. He has now settled in Vancouver and has made the PI kitchen his own.