About Cioppino's Mediterranean Grill
Italian/Mediterranean cuisine, in a relaxed , professional environment
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm.
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
High end off-site catering that reflects our menu and as well wine pairing
We do have Valet Parking available through Black Diamond Valet, parking also available in the busy streets of Yaletown.
Sky trains Canada Line
Private Party Facilities:
We do have 6 private dining rooms. Dom Perignon Room suitable for 6 people and available only when ordering a bottle of Dom Perignon. All other private rooms available only with group menus Cioppino's wine room suitable for 26 people with a minimum guarantee of 22 people. Mamma Paola wine room suitable for 12 people , minimum guarantee of 8. Enoteca wine room 22 people , minimum 18, Batasiolo wine room 18 people, minimum 14, Antinori wine room 14, minimum 10. The Enoteca wine room and the Batasiolo wine room can open into one room suitable for 40 people, minimum guarantee of 32 people.
Private Party Contact:
Pino Posteraro: 6046887466
Bar Dining, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Cioppino's Mediterranean Grill Ratings and Reviews
The best words to describe Cioppino are ...
The best words to describe Cioppino are "old fashioned". The food was delicious but these days we are more used to less heavy, lighter tasting food. The stuffed zucchini flowers were tasty but a bit greasy, the fish in the Cioppino was beautifully cooked, the broth was full of flavour but again a bit oily. The plating is somewhat modern but somehow my dining partner and I bought thought the food was a bit stuck in the past. The service was attentive but the waiter addressed my fellow diner (male) the whole time. We didn't feel hurried but we had three courses and were out of the door in eighty minutes. When you're paying just over $200 (with only one glass of wine each) it would be nice to be able to sit and chat a bit. We also had at least six servers over the course of the evening. Would I go back? Yes, but there are other restaurants I would try before returning.
A birthday dinner for 6 was a wonderful ...
A birthday dinner for 6 was a wonderful evening. From a greeting at the door by the owner, to excellent service and outstanding food, to a lovely ambience (we could actually make conversation across the table, something not possible in many places these days) Cioppino's delivered as always. It is not cheap but the quality is delivered to match the price.
Excellent service from our server Richar ...
Excellent service from our server Richard. Food was very good and brought to the table in a timely and organized manner. Overall, a very good experience. Only complaint was the stern-faced lady who greeted us at the desk. A smile and a warmer greeting would be nice for a restaurant of this stature and price.
Food with flavours that are authentic an ...
Food with flavours that are authentic and extraordinary all at once. Just when you think Pino can't do any better, he throws something new on the menu that is so so good.
The service is also top notch. Runs like a well oiled machine with every detail considered. I spilled a bit of red wine in my top and there was soda water and a napkin on our table within seconds. Love it.
Went for our anniversary..first time and ...
Went for our anniversary..first time and definitely will not be the last. Service was personable and not over done. Food was beyond delicious and fresh. The chef even made us a very beautiful dessert (on the house) for our special celebration. Would recommend Cioppinos to anyone looking for a authentic and fabulous Italian dinner. 😊
Excellent fresh Italian/ Mediterranean f ...
Excellent fresh Italian/ Mediterranean fare. The only downers were the overdone octopus (tough) and the terrible espresso (technical problem in my opinion, not the machine or the ban). The second try (cup) was better/ good but not great. Overall an 7 out of 10 experience.
We had been here some years ago for a similar birthday celebration and it had been good. However, this time we didn't like it much. Even though it was during prime time on a Thursday night (and we had annoyingly been reminded far to many times of our 8:00 p.m. reservation, first by you, then by the restaurant again, so that we felt like schoolchildren having to be constantly prompted!) the place was - see bracketed comments - nearly empty by 9:00 p.m. The waiter was rakish (pushing us to order, telling us that some dishes take up to 40 minutes to prepare, and when we ordered, the food was within a few minutes, much earlier than we had wanted it - we didn't appreciate that!) and the food was okay but not special. The appetizer was surprisingly tiny. P.S. The wine steward was very friendly, he was the highlight of the evening. All in all, considering the high price (over $500), we were disappointed and will not come back to this restaurant. Because all other venues in Yaletown were superbusy, we very much got the feeling of the place being 'has been' and out-of-favour and regretted our choice.
Great night out
We have a small business and treated our employees to a night out. I picked Ciopinno's just from the reviews and it didn't disappoint . The service was great and very efficient with out being noticeable which makes the whole evening run smoothly. The food was excellent and the wine list outstanding. The menu has a good variety and everyone enjoyed their meals. The flourless chocolate cake for dessert was amazing. We will absolutely be returning for another notable evening.
Outstanding restaurant in all aspects. The ambiance is lovely, the waiter very professional, knowledgeable and very friendly, every individual meal was outstanding, the wine list long, concise, and has very good and affordable bottles next to the best in the world and very expensive ones.
Best dining experience in Vancouver!
We've been here about 4 times now and this place is consistently amazing! From the food, to the service, to the atmosphere- never fails! Their wine list is exhaustive and regardless of what you order (on menu or chef cooking for you) this place never disappoints. I recommend this place to everyone! Its a must try, after one visit you will be addicted!
Definate a spendy wine list
I sense that this isn't a place for everyone's budget. I couldn't find much selection of wine under $100.00 a bottle. I was on my own and had planned to have a couple of glasses of wine and would have preferred to purchase a bottle and take the left over home. I didn't in the end as the affordable wines were not of my preference, though its a great list.
How fortunate to accidentally happen upon one of the next restaurants in Vancouver on a recent visit. The atmosphere, food and service was amazing. Dinner here is an experience not to miss! Our waiter was the best! I cannot wait to go back on my next visit to Van.
Very good food and a great place to brin ...
Very good food and a great place to bring customers. Our server forgot 2 items, which was not good. Was not impressed with the menu insert of "Chefs Suggestions", that did not have prices- not cool.
If you are treating someone, it is a very uncomfortable situation, especially when the steak on that menu was $125.
Most of the restaurants I've been to in Vancouver have been good, but the quality of Cioppino's food and service are definitely a class above the rest. The entire service staff work as a team, from the manager (owner?) to the bus-boy. They were attentive without being overbearing, friendly without being annoying. The wine list was extensive and constantly changing. Unlike some places I've been to, they ensure the wines they offer are in stock, and I wasn't made to feel cheap for ordering a wine in the $50-60 range rather than the $2,000-2,300 range. The food was very well presented and delicious, with enough variety that I actively had to choose between dishes. Can't wait to go back!
This was one of the best meals I've had ...
This was one of the best meals I've had in Vancouver. The service was dedicated and warm. They really brought out the beauty in the food and made the experience very enjoyable. I would absolutely recommend going here as often as possible. I can't wait to go back and try other great things on their menu.
Fantastic anniversary dinner
We had our 9-year anniversary dinner at Cioppino. And we had a great dining experience that night. Everything from appetizer to dessert tastes really good. The only miss is the sides for lamb rack is too sour to our liking.
Our server was very helpful and attentive all night. We even received a complementary dessert for our anniversary.
Expectations well exceeded in this Italian fine dining experience. The ambiance is old world traditions respected, but the menu is creative, adventurous and inspired! Squash Blossoms are a must, lobster risotto was superb, calamari melts in your mouth, and the duck two ways...divino!
Great and intimate setting for a fabulou ...
Great and intimate setting for a fabulous meal at the heart of Yaletown. Chef Pino stopped and greated us at our table. The service was superb and each dish was presented very professionally. Superb northern Italy food. Highly recommended.
Terrible food quality & taste
Cannot believe how below average the quality & taste of food here at this so call great Italian restaurant. Italian food is our favorite & we have been to many fine Italian restaurants & sorry have to rate this one is the worst so far! Very disappointing.
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