Restaurant Awards 2024: The Best Casual Italian Restaurants in Vancouver

These are the top casual Italian restaurants in the city in 2024.

The Best Casual Italian Restaurants in Vancouver 2023

Gold: Magari by Oca

Magari by Oca may have a new name, but the passion here is just as strong as it was under the previous Oca Pastificio moniker. “This is a restaurant firing on all cylinders,” raved one Restaurant Awards judge. “A perfect blend of technique, focus and heart.” Lines form hours before opening every afternoon to get in for a plate of some of the best-constructed pasta in Western Canada—will this gold medal make it even harder to get a table?

1260 Commercial Dr.

Magari by Oca

Silver: Caffè La Tana

Caffè La Tana is just down the street and is our silver medal winner, but that’s not to say a meal here is a consolation prize: the charming, wood-and-tile room offers destination dining, day and night, with crispy arancini, whisper-thin beef carpaccio and perfectly prepared handmade pasta dishes.

635 Commercial Dr.

a plate of pasta created by caffe la tana
Caffe La Tana.

Bronze: Savio Volpe

It’s always a good time at La Tana’s sister restaurant, Savio Volpe, where the experience impressed judges just as much as dishes like the tangy bagna cauda or the cult-fave roast chicken. “The service and ambiance really complete the whole package,” noted one.

615 Kingsway

Savio Volpe

Honourable Mentions

Autostrada 4811 Main St. and 1481 Continental St.,
Ask for Luigi 305 Alexander St.,

Find more of the best Vancouver restaurants on our list of 2024 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Award winners.