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Cinema Alexander

Via Bassa Del Pignataro 8, 48100 Ravenna, Italy
+39 0544 212967
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Ranked #11 of 498 Restaurants in Ravenna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $22 - $45
Tue - Sun 12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.

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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
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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
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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
4 helpful votes 4 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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123 reviews 123 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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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 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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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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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We just came back from an awesome dinner at Cinema Alexander, where we were astonished by the quality of all dishes, the nice ambiance, the service and the general value offered to us. At €35, the "menu degustazione" is impressive value for money: it included 2 antipasti ("chianina beef tartare" and "squacquerone cheese flan and chanterelles on a soft polenta... More 

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Additional Information about Cinema Alexander

Address: Via Bassa Del Pignataro 8, 48100 Ravenna, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0544 212967
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Ravenna  >  Ravenna
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
Average Prices: USD 22 - 45
Cuisine: Italian

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