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1517 Robson Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Downtown)
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Ranked #277 of 2,873 Restaurants in Vancouver
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: In the heart of Vancouver's West End.
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
223 reviews 223 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Recently sold but the same chef. 3rd visit here because we like its small size, cozy interior and table layout (like in NO long bench). Good service, nice selection of pasta entrees and starters. Service attentive, small wine list with some reasonably priced options. Washrooms clean. Particularily enjoyed the tomato bocancini salad and the chicken liver starters. Mains are ample... More 

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British Columbia, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Cosy little restaurant in the west end, dined there with my wife and son after a recommendation on its lunches. Pleasant space, food very good, except for the risotto, which was poorly executed ie over cooked and distictly sub par. I had a steak starter, followed by spaghetti also e olio. I asked that they don't put tomato in the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

A very enjoyable casual bistro, Good variety of menu selections. Been there three times, all great. Friendly service from people who really care. Nightly specials, hard to choose! Can't go wrong here. This visit we shared a creative prawn appy, a pasta, and each had a perfectly grilled rib eye steak, and dessert. Perhaps a little too much but we... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Sad to say, this Vancouver gem is under new management and the service was awful. My food came so late my colleagues had finished eating. The owner refused to comp my meal or adjust the bill. His reason was because I'd eaten 1/2 my meal....bad service. The food was different, missing that Cinch taste. The onions in my panini were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Small intimate restaurant with very friendly service. The meal tasted good and was refined. I suggest the Cinch Spaguetti. It was amazing!!

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Iowa
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177 reviews 177 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Ate lunch and dinner here on a weekday. The hamburger at lunch was great, very tasty, and good fries to go with it. For dinner had the sockeye salmon with caesar salad. The salad was very good, the salmon was pretty good, just a bit over cooked. Being an Italian place, I asked for a side of pasta with the... More 

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Toddington, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

As the last restaurant we visited in Vancouver in our recent trip to Canada this fine restaurant proved to be a little gem. The staff were happy to guide us through the menu, and we enjoyed a fine meal that was well presented and beautifully cooked. If this restaurant was a few thousand miles nearer home I suspect that we... More 

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Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Just arrived in town and walked down the street to find a restaurant. Found this place and checked the menu and decided on the 10oz Rib Eye. What a surprise as the steak was cooked to perfection. Any concerns we initially had were quickly replaced by the quality of the food. Will go back for a pasta if I have... More 

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edmonton
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My wife and I stumbled upon this wonderful little Italian restaurant. Tables were few but it was busy and most importantly the pasta meals were a delight. We are so pleased that we happened upon this gem of a restaurant. Service was excellent.

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Calgary, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This small neighbourhood restaurant is open for both lunch and dinner. The food is always flavourful. There is a small outdoor patio which is pleasant on a warm Vancouver evening. Our server, Misty, always provides great service and there is never any sense of being rushed out the door.

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Address: 1517 Robson Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown
Cuisine: Italian

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