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Neighbourhood: Downtown
1133 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, BC


Lunch is available Tuesday-Friday from 12:00-2:30 until December 22.
Please call (604) 688-7466 to make a reservation.


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Giuseppe “Pino” Posteraro was born in Lago, Italy, on March 22, 1964, and he first came to Canada at the age of twelve to visit his brother. After beginning medical school in Europe, Pino changed tracks to work for his brother at his restaurant in Canada. The experience inspired Pino to further pursue culinary training, and he returned to Europe to study with Armando Zanetti, who became his mentor. From there, he worked in several well-known restaurants in Europe and Singapore. In 1999, Pino decided it was time to venture out on his own, and he opened Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill in Yaletown in September of that year. The Italian-Mediterranean restaurant has earned many awards for its food and wine, and year after year, it is classed as one of Vancouver’s top fine dining restaurants. Cioppino’s is visited by celebrities, oenophiles and food lovers alike.

About Cioppino’s

Cioppino’s offers a refreshed Mediterranean dining experience. Widely acknowledged as the best expression of Mediterranean cooking in British Columbia, chef and owner Giuseppe “Pino” Posteraro’s versatile menu reflects the seasonal availability of fish, game and produce. Chef Pino’s cooking focuses on using fresh ingredients to produce balanced, healthy dishes. The house made pasta at Cioppino’s is known for its lightness, which is achieved by using modern technique to execute traditional recipes.


Vancouver Magazine

Chef of the Year 2014, 2008
Restaurant of the Year 2009
Gold – Best Upscale Italian 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
Gold – Best Italian/ Mediterranean 2003
Silver – Best Upscale Italian 2017
Silver – Best Yaletown 2015, 2014
Silver – Best Upscale 2014
Silver – Restaurant of the Year 2010, 2008
Silver – Best Italian / Mediterranean 2001, 2000 & 1999
Silver – Best New in 1999 / Bronze – Best Upscale 2016
Bronze – Restaurant of the Year 2000
Honourable Mention – Restaurant of the Year 2005, 2002, 2001 & 1999
Honourable Mention – Best Upscale 2015

Wine Spectator

“Best of Award of Excellence” 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005
“Award of Excellence” 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001

Zagat World’s Top Restaurants

28 points – Extraordinary to Perfection 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

June 2013 Gambero Rosso “Ambassador of Italian Product Award” in collaboration with Italian Chamber of Commerce, Vancouver

April 2012 Guest Chef, “Volant des Chefs” only chef from North America invited by Moet et Chandon In Bologna, Imola and Firenze

2011 Italian Chamber of Commerce “Italian Quality Seal Certification”

September 2010 BC Restaurant Hall of Fame, Vancouver

September 2010 DiRoNA Hall of Fame, Toronto

June 2010 BC Italian Business Excellence Award

July 2009 Guest Chef “James Beard Foundation” New York

September 2008 Inducted into the Vancouver Italian Cultural Centre’s ICC “Hall of Fame”

Accademia Italiana Della Cucina “Cucina Eccellente” 2005 Pino Posteraro of “Cioppino’s” received 4 temples