Federico's Supper Club is one of Vancouver's best Italian restaurants, offering you authentic Italian cuisine and welcoming hospitality, served up in an old school atmosphere complete with live music and dancing from Wednesday thru to Sunday. If you are seeking a culinary adventure and great ambiance, Federico's Supper Club is an ideal choice. A truly unique experience!
This place reminds me of a wedding reception, large tables of people you dont' know looking to dance and drink. Lots of families, not may kids though, its a grown up place, late nights. One seating a night, reserve well in advance, good for groups of 6 to 10. Tons of fun, Fredrico is entertaining and all in all I had a great time there. Really good place for a birthday party, which most people already seem to know since there was about 10 birthdays there last time I went. Not fancy, old fashioned and fun. Service was not bad, food very good if you like traditional Italian. I will be back.
I just attended a comedy dinner show called "Comedy Armada" hosted by Vic Lippucci at Federico's Supper Club on May 3rd, 2006. I had a blast. The food was great and the comedy was AMAZING!! Plus the price was right!!! Great job!!! The comedians were so funny and the Host of the show was to die for. They are talking about having other Comedy Armada's at Federico's every month or so. It is definitely a must see.
Absolutely wonderful throwback to the good old days when a good meal finished up with dancing and good times. Rick the owner will dazzle you with fantastic music and you can't help but have an enjoyable evening. From the second you walk through the amazing front doors till you finally tear yourself off the dance floor and go home you will be enchanted.
I attended Federico’s recently for a birthday party with a group of 20. The room was packed with people of all ages – some in suits and others in jeans. The servers were professional and efficient and the food was fantastic. We had to pre-order our selections a week in advance, which was a bit of an inconvenience, but it made for very prompt service. I was somewhat sceptical about the entertainment, but Federico had everyone on the dance floor and it remained that way until closing. I would absolutely recommend this place for special occasions and group outings.
I posted this review on yelp as well in case someone sees it twice. Read musiccritic but end with a solution and that is to see who is playing before making reservations.
Been there as a couple and with groups several times. The food and service was excellent. The ambiance excellant and we always love the dancing to Federico himself who comes on after the dinner music. The dinner music can be hit and miss as they change entertainers around and are unpredictable when someone is playing. But I guess that is our fault for not checking first. We enjoy the dinner music most when there is a live singer instead of instrumentalists as well. Our favorite is a crooner who gave us a CD while we were there and has a great sense of humour. He even comes off the stage and does dedications and makes you feel warm and as if the music is meant just for you. We were also suprised later to hear some of his original songs being played on the radio. It is always more rewarding to listen to someone whom you know can create his own music rather than simply play others very well. Our friends will check to see what nights he is playing before going again because we can be sure of a fabulous evening of dinner music and Federico's dance music We also appreciate the waiters and manager who all seem to really care about their patrons and SMILE. Holy cow that makes a difference. All in all the place we look forward to going to.
The old fashioned neon marquee was immediately visible near 1st Ave on Commercial Drive. Lots of street parking on this Thurs March 1/07 at 6:30 pm.
Our booth over-looked the whole floor & stage. The ambiance felt that of the 60's -70's era nightclub days. Yes, Frank, Sammy, Dino, etc. could show their faces at any time, it seems.
The 60’s furniture makes you imagine gangsters & Stars having sat, drank or ate on them.
Our 25-ish waiter is Italian and a perfect set of white teeth accompanied his cheerful smile. And the service given us matched-up as well.
The food ---excellent. The sauces in each dish were delicious. We had mussels in red sauce and clams in white (both fresh). The double rack of lamb was so tender. I substituted spaghetti in a linguini dish. And when I mentioned the spaghetti was 12% undercooked, it was taken and returned with a steaming plate of my spaghetti with more sauce and additional cooking.
Yes, Federico and any of his hired acts would usher you into days...gone by. The upbeat ballads, classical opera, and time-tested slow themes...would feel comfortable in whatever age group.
And this night at Federico's came with comic-relief. Our 12th Wedding Anniversary celebration was coincidentally scheduled with the 3rd annual dinner for a group of volunteers for/of battered women. My wife is Chinese and I translated that to her (I was pondering to tell or not to tell her all evening long)...and as sweet as she really is inside ---I watched her face glow into a bright smile and continued on to an uncontrolled HaHaHa! She understands the group's helpful work---and did not see the dark side of the coin to any of it. I joked..." that explained why I felt that all the girls looked at me as if I would be boiled like a lobster and eaten up ---shells and all!"
Simply, the best evening of our lives!!! Try Federico's and go with the flow when you get there...people, ok?