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Cinema Alexander

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Via Bassa Del Pignataro 8, 48100 Ravenna, Italy
+39 0544 212967
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12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The atmosphere is as sophisticated as an old 40's black and white movie...
The atmosphere is as sophisticated as an old 40's black and white movie, but at the same time, as inviting, creative and warm as a contemporary New York restaurant. The cuisine, with meat and fish specialities, is characterised by a tradition which has been reinterpreted in an exquisitely creative manner. In addition to the air-conditioned interiors, in summertime one can dine on the outside terrace. The Owner, Sante Milandri has been a restaurant owner since 1982. In 1998 he left "Bistrot Clardge" in Cesenatico (one of the first restaurants on the Riviera to focus on a refined clientele, as well as a younger one) and he moved to Ravenna where he set up the Spasso Bistro. The interior designer and co-owner of the Alexander restaurant carried out the refurbishment work in full respect of the history of the building. The first reports dating back to 1840 when it was used as a residence and later like restaurant. The seating capacity is sixty in what was once the stalls and a further forty seats are available in the circle.
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 309
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    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
So Good We Went Twice!

After reading the TripAdvisor reviews, we weren't exactly sure what to expect but we LOVED what we found. A quirky, entertaining dining room run by a completely welcoming staff serving an absolutely delicious, inventive meal. We had such a terrific meal the first night, we went again for several... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Mark W
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

After reading the TripAdvisor reviews, we weren't exactly sure what to expect but we LOVED what we found. A quirky, entertaining dining room run by a completely welcoming staff serving an absolutely delicious, inventive meal. We had such a terrific meal the first night, we went again for several dishes we hadn't had room to try the first night --... More 

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Paris, France
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We went there for dinner after reading some good reviews and we weren't disappointed. The restaurant itself, set-up in an old cinema, offers a unique atmosphere, with large volumes, mixing retro-style furniture with more modern features, resulting in a very stylish and original place. The food is simply excellent - if you don't know what to try, just go with... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Creative, delicious menu degustazione from a young chef already making his mark. A great idea to rescue this old cinema and turn it into a restaurant. Not a trattoria but an experience in sophisticated Italian cuisine and good value for money.

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Ottawa, Canada
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I went to this restaurant with a group of English-speaking tourists. While we expected some difficulties with understanding our orders - there were no concerns. While the prices were high, and we were treated "questionably" because we did not order the tasting menu, I would strongly recommend the seared tuna!

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This restaurant is a mystery. Judging from hie or her food, this is one of the best chefs in Italy. So why are they working in a somewhat obscure restaurant in Ravenna? All I know is that, having eaten all over the world, this was one of the best meals I've ever had. There are two tasting menus (menu degustazione),... More 

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Sydney
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122 reviews 122 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This was an amazing meal from start to finish. The service was wonderful, the food outstandingly good, and the atmosphere of the old theatre was fascinating. We would go there again in a heartbeat.

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Bedonia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Delicious food, friendly and professional service, great atmosphere. This was our first experience of real fine dining and had we have had the time we would have gone back for more. The best food we have ever had in Italy and we have lived here 11 years.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We came 3 times in one week with my wife, once with a friend. We wanted more but one of our friend was willing to try other restaurants. We tried the menus, sea and earth menu, then we asked to try the food by surprise. We were like in heaven. Being in the Dante's city, we recommand to have the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We were traveling around Italy and this place was by far the best place we had eaten at! Modern, clean, comfortable setting with outstanding homey, comfort food. We just missed the days when they have live Opera singers. Great food and service and local entertainment, it doesn't get any better than this!!

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North Yorkshire
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

Superb food in interesting surroundings. Creative menu and good wine list at prices that are a pleasant surprise if you're used to UK restaurants of this quality. Probably the best food we had in a 2 week tour taking in Milan, Cinque Terre, Florence, Ravenna and Venice. Deserves 5 stars and more.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Bassa Del Pignataro 8, 48100 Ravenna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Ravenna  >  Ravenna
  • Phone Number: +39 0544 212967

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 45
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

The atmosphere is as sophisticated as an old 40's black and white movie, but at the same time, as inviting, creative and warm as a contemporary New York restaurant. The cuisine, with meat and fish specialities, is characterised by a tradition which has been reinterpreted in an exquisitely creative manner. In addition to the air-conditioned interiors, in summertime one can dine on the outside terrace. The Owner, Sante Milandri has been a restaurant owner since 1982. In 1998 he left "Bistrot Clardge" in Cesenatico (one of the first restaurants on the Riviera to focus on a refined clientele, as well as a younger one) and he moved to Ravenna where he set up the Spasso Bistro. The interior designer and co-owner of the Alexander restaurant carried out the refurbishment work in full respect of the history of the building. The first reports dating back to 1840 when it was used as a residence and later like restaurant. The seating capacity is sixty in what was once the stalls and a further forty seats are available in the circle.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm

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