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Il Giardinodi Di Umberto

1382 Hornby Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1W5

(604) 669-2422

Rating: out of 5 stars (58 reviews) Average Rating Over Time
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Hours: Mon-Fri 11:30am-10pm; Sat 5:30pm-10pm
Status: Open
Payment Methods: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club


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by ourbis on September 04, 2013 from ourbis


Great food and atmosphere--but haphazard service!: Had not been to Il Giardino for several years even though we live around the corner--but we made a special effort for out of town visitors last wednesday night. The restuarant was busy, it being christmas time, but we were reserved for a nine o:clock sitting so the early dinner crowd had thinned. The atmosphere was as wonderful as its always been, and the hostess was spot on. Unfortunately, our waiter let the place down. Our appetizers and salads arrived before he had manged to remember our bottle of wine. When that bottle was depleted, he was nowhere to be seen to provide a second one for our table of four, and the moment was lost. When we finished our dinner plates they sat empty in front of us for a full fifeteen minutes, without his attention. In desperation I finally gathered up all the plates in one big pile in front of me in hopes this might get our waiter's attention. It didn't. Despite only three competing tables left in his section, I could not see him on the floor anywhere. After five minutes more without help, I finally picked up the stack of plates and walked them over to an empty table. That did finally get the staff's attention, and while our waiter realized he had lost it by that point,and apologized profusely, it was a bit late in the day given the other failures. That said, the food was good, the wine list was excellent, if you can get it served on time, and the atmosphere was wonderful. We left a 10% tip on the strength of these plus's but we would not go back given the lack of service.
Rated 2 star by wolf on December 17, 2011

Editorial Reviews

Restaurant magnate Umberto Menghi started a small restaurant, tucked away in a yellow heritage house at the bottom of Hornby Street, nearly 4 decades ago. It still serves some of the best Italian fare, and has one of the prettiest garden patios in town. This larger restaurant now adjoins Umberto's in the original house. The bright, spacious dining room re-creates the ambience of an Italian...
Rated 3.5 stars by frommers on June 18, 2012 from frommers
Zagat: 'Legendary' Umberto 'never ceases to amaze' amici of this Downtown 'old...
by Zagat on January 01, 2011 from urbanspoon
Umberto's flagship room still has the power to seduce. Like a vintage Barolo, age favours this charmingly careworn room, softening its edges and enhancing its allure. Corporate power players court business at lunch while dinner sees well-heeled men woo Manolo-heeled women over candlelight and Chianti. Spaghettini aglio olio with mixed seafood glistens with olive oil and the roasted milk-fed...
by vanmag on October 08, 2009 from vanmag
Dreaming of “the proposal” in Tuscany, but your boy doesn’t get it? Umberto Menghi’s adorable garden enclave might make for a good second-best. The little wooden-beamed neutral-colored concrete house is famous for hosting Tom Jones on the keys. Mood is Italian wedding on Donatella’s budget. Antipasti, osso bucco and vino are a perfect match for desperate housewives and those toting a Black Amex.
by blackbookmag on November 10, 2008 from blackbookmag
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