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 Italian Restaurant in Vancouver

Welcome to The Poor Italian Ristorante

An Under the Radar East Side Eatery

with a Dedicated Local Following.

We’ve been working hard to make sure

your next visit is safe and comfortable!

BC Government Health Authority

WorkSafeBC Safety Protocols

are continuously 

We are also contact tracing. 

Thanks for your support during 

these unprecedented times! 


Call Us Directly to

Reserve Your Table

or Place Your Pick-Up Order 

-  604-251-1122  -

Open Thursday - Sunday 
from 5 pm 

with Friday lunch 
at 11:30 am.

** Delivery with Skip The Dishes, UberEats and DoorDash **

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Reserve or Place Your Order!

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  • Thursday :
    The Poor Italian Restaurant is Open for Dinner Thursday thru Sunday Evenings Beginning at 5 o'clock. Open for Lunch Fridays at 11:30 am. Thank You for Supporting Small, Independent Businesses in Your Area!
Poor Italian Ristorante

The Poor Italian is an independent East Van neighbourhood restaurant. We're coming up to our 11th year at the corner of First and Rupert.

These unprecedented times have meant we've been forced to re-invent our dining experience. Much of our customer service revolves around pick-up and delivery now.

Whether you are joining us for dinner, ordering pick-up or delivery - we are happy to be back hosting neighbors and friends who seek an exceedingly good meal in a warm and welcoming environment. 

Thanks to our wonderfully supportive Hastings-Sunrise Neighbourhood and to all of our guests who come to see us from all over Metro Vancouver, The Fraser Valley and beyond. 

With strict social distancing practices in place and constant sanitizing of common areas, we would like to make you feel welcome again. 



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The Poor Italian Ristorante Phone : (604) 251-1122 3296 1st Ave E
Vancouver, BC
V5M 1B8

Details & Features

Type: Italian, Mediterranean
Features: Extensive Wine List, Award Winning, Daily Specials, Chef's Table, Casual Dining, Delivery, Events, Fine Dining, 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 10 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 is required to hold reservations for parties of 6 people or more. Hours may change during holidays or special occasions, please contact us for specific information.

Mon - Wed: CLOSED
Thu: 5:00pm - 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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Our success depends on serving great food & creating an excellent dining experience for our guests. 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 both front of house and kitchen employees come along periodically. Please send your CV/Resume to info@pooritalian.com - Thank you!!