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Pepino's Spaghetti House & La Tana

4.7
4.7
1316 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Italian

Pepino’s Spaghetti House, "The House that Spaghetti Built" is an homage to both the cuisine that developed in the Italian immigrant communities during the early part of the 20th century, and to the locale’s celebrated influence in Vancouver’s Little Italy. Serving classic 'Red Sauce' dishes from 5pm- 10pm daily. You can contact Pepino's at 602-254-5633 or info@pepinos.ca

Connected to Pepino’s is our sister restaurant, La Tana. An intimate affair, with a menu of pasta and small plates to share, an all-Italian wine list of much-loved and lesser-known varieties, and an essential collection of cocktails, grappa and amari to start, finish and make the most of the afternoon & evening. Reservations for lunch from 11 - 3 pm on weekdays, and 10-3pm on weekends. Dinner served daily from 5pm -10pm. Contact La Tana at 604-428-5462 or info@caffelatana.ca.

Please let me know if you are celebrating with us! We look forward to breaking bread with you! Saluti!






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2 people

19:00


Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Wine Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–5:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (604) 254-5633

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Phil Scarfone

Experiences

  • La Tana Wine Bar Dinner Reservations

    Multiple dates available
    Dine In at La Tana Wine Bar. An intimate affair, with a menu of pasta and small plates to share, an all-Italian wine list of much-loved and lesser-known varieties, and an essential collection of cocktails, grappa and amari to start, finish and make the most of the evening.
  • La Tana Lunch Reservations

    Multiple dates available
    Dine In at La Tana Wine Bar. An intimate affair, with a menu of pasta and small plates to share, an all-Italian wine list of much-loved and lesser-known varieties, and an essential collection of cocktails, grappa and amari to start, finish and make the most of the afternoon.

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What 1,316 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Italian

  • Vancouver

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Vancouver

    Italian

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  1. GF

    GerryF

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    good ambiance, excellent service made for great night out
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food and ambience. A bit loud as we were also seated at the front of the restaurant by the air conditioner
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Italian restaurant in North America hands down.
  4. l

    lovefoodren

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great italian bar
  5. CZ

    CeeZee

    Vancouver

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As a family our 4 kids grew up going to Nick’s Spaghetti house in this location. It was our first visit to Pepino’s and what a lovely surprise. Not much was changed with the decor so it was like going home. We all ordered something different, pizza, rigatoni, spaghetti vongole and the gnocchi. The gnocchi was light and fluffy, hands down the best I’ve ever had. The pizza was big enough for two, and everyone took home leftovers. Both salads were tasty and crispy cold. The service ‘team’ did a great job serving our table. The only disappointment was that we did not have time to order the Tiramasu
  6. A

    Aman

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    My wife and I were looking forward to our visit to Pepinos, however it did not live up to our expectations. We order the Pepinos platter to start and it was cold and dry and felt like something we could take out of the freezer and microwave. For dinner, we shared the Rigatoni Alla Vodka and it was alright.
  7. T

    Tommy

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic will definitely be back again!
  8. a

    alid

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, the service, and the complimentary sparkling wine really made our anniversary dinner!
  9. r

    runner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Place was extremely loud to the point that we could barely hear each other talk. Food was okay but overpriced for what we got. We were 8 minutes late and hostess made us feel very unwelcome when we arrived and told us that we had to leave in two hours because the table was booked. It was an expensive dinner that was definitely NOT worth it.
  10. RL

    RobertL

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    A resounding 'meh' from me on this one. This place has really fallen by the wayside. Overpriced for the portions. Plenty of better places to go.
  11. K

    Kevin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In a not so perfect world perfect meatballs bring me peace.
  12. A

    Allan

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Great experience for an evening out. Food was very good and attentive service.
  13. f

    foodmunki

    Vancouver

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 29 September 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Excellent restaurant for a night of great italian food. Portions are plentiful, so sharing is best.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for happy hour and had some delicious eats! Amazing value for HH menu!!
  15. A

    Alyssa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service by the team even as it was late at night and there were a TON of people! Got seated really quickly with our reservation and had no issues! Pasta is incredible per usual
  16. A

    Alex

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 September 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful space, wonderful ambience, outstanding service by a really lovely person. Delicious food and drinks! One pasta could have used a touch of salt and 30 seconds less cook time, but otherwise quite perfect.
  17. SS

    SimS

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I haven’t had a good meal like this in ages I went back the next day I couldn’t get enough
  18. PC

    PinaC

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter, "Steve", was a very memorable part of our evening but frankly the entire evening was FANTASTIC!!!
  19. SW

    SarahW

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and Service were outstanding! Found the price of our meal very reasonable and we didn't hold back on the ordering. Everyone left with a lunch for the next day which is always a bonus. Thanks to Daniel for his great service and suggestions.
  20. DM

    DanielM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 September 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Really yummy pasta and cocktail. Definitely recommended
  21. MC

    MirandaC

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 September 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great service! We ordered the bolognese with burrata and the pepperoni deep dish pizza. I would absolute go back to order both again minus the burrata. We also had the tiramisu which was phenomenal.
  22. GY

    GayleY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and services were excellent. We will definitely visit again shortly
  23. G

    Geoff

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can’t wait to come back. Amazing family style for our group
  24. R

    Robbie

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My fave lunch spot. Amazing fresh pasta, amazing atmosphere and amazing staff!
  25. AB

    AngelaB

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I typically have a great lunch here! Love the ambiance and vibe.
  26. RP

    RobP

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is one of our favourite restaurants. The food is outstanding and so is the service. We are always delighted!
  27. NH

    NatiH

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 15 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 September 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It’s become a tradition to celebrate my birthday at Pepino’s because we always create the best memories. Friendly service, great atmosphere, and most importantly delicious food. You can’t go wrong with any of the pasta’s and adding when in doubt add a meatball!
  29. R

    Rodolfo

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 September 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service and unique atmosphere. would recommend.
  30. MR

    MoviesRmyJam

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of the best restaurants in town! You'll always leave full and happy!
  31. SW

    SWong

    East Texas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best in North America. 11/10!!!! Atmosphere, vibes, service all excellent.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was fantastic!
  33. TO

    TORBENH

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience2
    When I went to the website online and I tried to reserve a table the only available time was 5:00 PM 4 pepino's, so I took that time slot. When I arrived at pipinos I waited at the front door and then I was told to follow the sidewalk 2 doors down 2 latana instead, and they said don't worry they'll have the same menu there. I quickly understood that the owner owned both restaurants and pepine's which has the nicer ambiance was crowded and full so it appears that we got the overflow into the other La Tana wine bar. When we got seated, we were given a small menu with limited items, I inquired what meat dishes they had and they said they only had 1 which was a pork and lentil stuffed pasta, so I chose that and my partner chose the tuna. We also ordered the watermelon salad appetizer which was larger than our actual meals. The restaurant was quite noisy and we were sitting and a small table that barely had room for both our plates and because we're in a type of corner booth we kept stepping on each other's feet and our knees kept knocking into each other. We notice the people sitting beside us got a beautiful fresh baked bread and oil and they got some very large portioned meat dishes which puzzles me because I did not see that on the menu, and then I realized that they were offered the menu from the La Tana restaurant they ordered from the Pepino’s . We were not offered that menu at all. When we received our main course the portion size was extremely small, I literally had 10 tiny little stuffed pasta which tasted amazing but definitely left me quite hungry. My overall review of this place was it was loud, the food tasted amazing it was really good but they skimped on the portion sizes especially for the cost of the main meals.
  34. m

    miranym

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    If you're looking for classic Italian food + loads of pasta, this is your new go-to. We always thought because it's part of the Savio Volpe group that the portions would be on the smaller side. We were wrong. Must order: the Pappardelle alla Bolgonese. It's the first time I've had this dish in Vancouver that it actually reminded me of Bologna!
  35. DH

    DestinyH

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 8 September 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    For the first time ever the Vodka Rigatoni was off. It was so dry. Disappointing for sure because 4/6 people ordered it. Service was amazing though.
  36. RK

    ReverendK

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 8 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and even better service. Arancini and pork belly were incredible. Flight of grappa was also excellent.
  37. LC

    LindaC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 September 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Had a great evening but (once again) left with the after effects of shouting to one another to be heard. So must always think twice before coming to Pepinos for dinner. Great value, food and service though. Thank you!
  38. S

    Sahara

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 September 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience5
    Service was horrible. It was rushed and not welcoming at all. I loved that restaurant before but I won’t be going back ever again.
  39. MB

    MaiB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I couldn't believe how delicious the iceberg lettuce salad was. I'm glad our server suggested it as we'd never have picked it, but it ended up being one of my favorites. The second favorite was the calamri. Wow. Of course the mains were delicious too. Staff were so nice and accommodating (we came with our 3 year old), would definitely come back.
  40. S

    Sull

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 September 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Everything food and service wise was exceptional. The only down side was that the restaurant was so incredibly loud that we could not hear our guests at the table.

FAQs

Pepino's Spaghetti House & La Tana is rated 4.7 stars by 1316 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Experiences are available.
Google Map for Pepino's Spaghetti House & La Tana

631 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC V5L 3W3

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    Commercial Drive

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–5:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Executive Chef

    Phil Scarfone

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