Poor Italian Ristorante


3296 E 1st Ave, Vancouver, BC, Canada

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  • Mixed Antipasto

    Traditional Italian cured meats with artisan cheese, Mediterranean olives, and mixed vegetables.


  • Crispy Cheese Toast

    Vegetarian. Thick slices of Italian stirato baguette with a blend of sharp cheese and mozzarella.


  • Tomato Bruschetta

    Vegetarian. Toasted crostini bread slices with chopped tomato, basil, extra virgin olive oil, and garlic.


  • Drunken Mussels (Gluten-Friendly)

    Fresh mussels in seafood broth with white wine, garlic, tomato, extra virgin olive oil and chopped herbs.


  • Warm Olives

    Vegetarian. Mixed Mediterranean olives with extra virgin olive oil, oregano, and garlic.


  • Caprese Salad

    Vegetarian and gluten-friendly. Decadent buffalo mozzarella with vine-ripened tomatoes, baby greens, and extra virgin olive oil.


  • Caesar Salad

    Traditional caesar dressing, crisp romaine lettuce, anchovies, house-made croutons, and Parmigiano.


  • Mixed Green Salad

    Vegetarian and gluten-friendly. Organic baby lettuces with grape tomatoes and house vinaigrette.


  • Sicilian Prawns

    Sautéed Tiger Prawns with Garlic, Shallots, Mild Chili Pepper and White Wine - Extra Virgin Olive Oil Reduction.



  • Spaghetti with Meatballs

    Spaghetti with traditional homemade beef meatballs in tomato sauce and fresh basil.


  • Mixed Seafood Linguine

    Linguine pasta with a bounty of seafood - tiger prawns and scallops, clams, and mussels in white wine sauce with tomato confit.


  • Tagliatelle with Mushrooms

    Vegetarian. Tagliatelle pasta with wild mushrooms, white wine, truffle oil, and shaved Parmigiano.


  • Tortelloni With Pancetta and Peas

    Fresh pasta filled with mozzarella, Grana Padano, and mascarpone cheese in a rich cream sauce. Topped with smoked pancetta and peas.


  • Gnocchi with Tomato Sauce

    Traditional potato dumplings with fresh marinara sauce and herbs.


  • Gnocchi Gorgonzola

    One of chef’s most decadent dishes - potato dumplings with rich gorgonzola cheese sauce.


  • Pesto Linguine

    Vegetarian and contains nuts. Fresh basil, Parmigiano Reggiano, ground, toasted pine nuts, and extra virgin olive oil.


  • Pappardelle and Lamb

    Broad pappardelle pasta with pulled, braised lamb, white wine, and roasted lamb jus with tomato sauce.


  • Rigatoni with Sausage

    Rigatoni pasta with savoury, lightly spiced Italian sausage, roasted bell peppers, and caramelized onions in tomato sauce.


  • Nonna's Baked Lasagna

    Fresh pasta sheets layered with beef ragu, rich béchamel, pecorino Romano, and mozzarella.



  • Wild Mushroom Risotto

    Vegetarian and gluten-friendly. Mixed wild mushrooms, arborio rice, dry white wine, truffle oil, and Parmigiano Reggiano.


  • Seafood Risotto

    Gluten-friendly. Arborio rice, prawns, mussels, clams, and calamari with fresh fish fillet in light tomato sauce.



  • New York Steak (10 oz)

    Gluten-friendly. Prime certified Alberta black Angus beef - Ten-ounce cut - grilled to your preference, served with roasted potatoes and seasonal...


  • Grilled Lamb Chops

    Gluten-friendly. Grilled lamb chops with garlic and rosemary jus finish. Served with roasted potatoes and seasonal vegetables.


  • Veal Marsala

    Veal scaloppine sauteed in butter with mushrooms and marsala wine reduction. Served with roasted potatoes and seasonal vegetables.


  • Veal Piccata

    Pan-seared veal scallops with fresh lemon, capers, extra virgin olive oil, and white wine. Served with roasted potatoes and seasonal vegetables.


  • Lemon Chicken Scallopini

    Pan-fried chicken breast cutlets with capers, herbs, and extra virgin olive oil - lemon reduction.


  • Vegetable Parmigiana

    Vegetarian and gluten-friendly. Layered eggplant, zucchini, and portobello mushrooms. Baked with tomato-basil sauce, Parmigiano Reggiano, and...



  • Chocolate Mousse Cake

    Gluten-friendly. Dark chocolate mousse folded over rich flourless chocolate cake finished with ganache, fresh berries, and whipped cream.


  • White Chocolate Cheesecake

    Classic baked cheesecake with a graham cracker crust, fresh seasonal berries, and strawberry coulis.


  • Poor Italian Tiramisu

    Layers of whipped mascarpone creme anglaise with savoiardi biscotti, espresso coffee, kahlua, and cocoa.


  • Pecan Tart

    Gluten-friendly. The ultimate sweet treat - toasted pecans and caramel, buttery shortcrust pastry, whipped cream, and berries.


  • Apple Pie

    Warm apple pie with salted caramel sauce.


  • Cannoli Crisps

    Cracked pastry shell with a dollop of lightly sweetened lemon-infused ricotta, garnished with chopped pistachio, fruit preserves, and dark chocolate...