Italian Restaurant in Vancouver

Casual Fine Dining on The East Side...

Welcome To The Poor Italian - A Qualita Award Winning, Independent Vancouver Restaurant. We Offer An Ever-Evolving Seasonal Range Of Dishes That Celebrate The Diverse Culinary Regions Of Italy. Find Us At First Avenue And Rupert Street (Hastings-Sunrise). There's Lots Of Free Parking And Room For Up To One Hundred Guests. Should You Require Assistance With Your Online Reservation, Please Call Us Directly - 604-251-1122. Reservations Are Recommended, Though, We Do Tend To Leave A Number Of Tables Available For Walk-In Guests!


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About Poor Italian

Blending classic Italian cuisine with modern day flare, the Poor Italian focuses on rustic Italian epicurean creations. Everything starts with the finest quality ingredients.

Wine List

Offering excellent wines with an emphasis on the glorious Italians: Amarone's, Brunello's and Barolo's along with fine wines from France, the Napa Valley and beyond. Be sure to sample our after-dinner spirits which include premium selections of Grappa, Port, Canadian Ice Wines and Italian Amari.