Welcome to Bravo Cucina!

Bravo features dishes from the northern and southern provinces of Italy. Offering a classical menu with authentic dishes from the Alba region to Siciliy. We have received many accolades as a favorite Italian Restaurant on the North Shore.

Our Accolades

  • Bravo Cucina was nominated by the readers choice awards in North Vancouver from 2002 to 2011 as the best Italian Restaurant in the North shore.

  • The Outlook Black Press News Paper, voted Bravo Cucina best vegetarian restaurant, and best Italian restaurant on the North Shore July 2007.

  • Readers Choice awards Best Italian restaurant 2002-2007 six years in a row , and in 2007 was awarded the Platinum plaque in the catogory of the best Italian restaurant in the North Shore.

  • Saga Survey, 2002, imaginative dishes, good wines for a neighborhood restaurant. Friendly service , down to earth Italian, the best on the North Shore.

  • Vancouver Sun, Feb 1997, Bravo Cucina for your comfortable food and atmosphere, Mia Stainby, Vancouver Sun restaurant food critic.

  • North Shore News, 1996, digesting the best of North Vancouver as the best new restaurant. The table hoping goes to Bravo Cucina, Sami Bentroudi small Italian Bistro is innovative, warm and serviced by a first rate dinning room staff. Excellent food, a good wine list. Tim Reinshaw, food critic.


Sami Bentroudi started cooking at the age of seventeen while he was studying in Paris France, he worked in several restaurants and got hooked for the love of cooking, he then enrolled in a culinary school located outside Paris, France where he learned the trade for two years.

After schooling he moved back to Italy where he worked in Naples and in Rome to excel in Italian cuisine.

He later moved to London England and started apprenticing in big hotels like the Empress Hotel and Hyde Park Hotel untill he moved to Vancouver and started to work in fine dinning restaurants to mention a few, Da Vito Restaurant in Gastown, La Casa di Emberto and Cafe de Paris from the late seventies till the early eighties when he opened Carmelo's in West Vancouver and remained there untill 1994 when he sold the restaurant to open Bravo Cucina.


World class food at affordable prices, consistency in quality, warm welcoming atmosphere with coziness, warm colors, friendly staff.

Dining Hours

  • Lunch - Monday to Friday
    11:30am until 2:00pm
  • Dinner - Monday to Saturday
    5:30pm until 10:00pm
  • Dinner - Sunday
    5:30pm until 9:30pm


1209 Lonsdale Avenue
North Vancouver
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(604) 985-3006