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Cinema Alexander Ristorante

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Via Bassa Del Pignataro 8, 48121, 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, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
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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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
Absolutely Fantastic!

I try not to gush when I write reviews, but I seriously thought about writing this one in all caps. My wife and I had just come to Ravenna after spending three days and nights at an inn near Parma, taking all of our meals there in a Michelin-starred restaurant. Cinema Alexander blew that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2016
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Dubai
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220 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

I try not to gush when I write reviews, but I seriously thought about writing this one in all caps. My wife and I had just come to Ravenna after spending three days and nights at an inn near Parma, taking all of our meals there in a Michelin-starred restaurant. Cinema Alexander blew that experience out of the water. We... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

We've visited Ravenna with our 10mo baby and wanted to go out to dinner. Alexander wasn't on our list, but luckily other restaurant couldn't accept us since we didn't have reservation. So we've stumbled upon this little gem. We've arrived 30 minutes before opening but owner warmly accepted us and shared his pizza as starter. After this unofficial starter we've... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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338 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

This is not a restaurant for those who only have a few meals to experience Emiliia Romagna chisine but it is an excellent choice for those who want to experince creative cooking. Highlights were the octopus with several sauces, bacala also with many sauces, and "red rice" made with beets. Less successful was the traditional gnocchi with bacon. The pineapple... More 

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Toronto
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58 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

In Ravenna for the day. Happened upon this old theatre turned into a resto and, while sad for the passing of the theatre, lucky for us. Inventive chef, inventive and beautifully-presented cuisine. Attentive and friendly service, decent wine list. Highly recommended.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

A chef friend recommended we dine at Alexander while we were in Ravenna... I will thank him many times over for the suggestion... Wonderful meal, especially thoughtful service.

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

After researching all the good restaurants in Ravenna, by web reviews and on foot, we decided to have lunch at Alexander Ristorante. We both selected the seafood set menu and were not disappointed. Every course was excellent and the wine list was very complimentary. We were so impressed, that we went back the next day end enjoyed the set menu... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is a surprising gem. It is situated in an old cinema and has a great ambience. They have menus in English but they won't get you far. The dishes have all the ingredients quoted on the menu but the description does not do justice to the courses. We decided to take the fish tasting menu and it was... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

This was honestly one of the best meals I've had in my life. Five courses of mouth-watering deliciousness. Each course was perfect: amazing tastes and fresh ingredients. The staff was very friendly and the restaurant went the extra mile at all times.And the value for money is unparalleled. In short, an incredible experience. Could not recommend more.

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peltzy
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

Best meal we had on three week trip through the region. Starters, entrees and desert were first class. Service.....fabulous. Wonderful experience. Go!

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is worth the trip alone. Fantastic food and service at Michelin quality but at a fraction of the price. One of the best seafood experiences we have had ever. Go for the tasting menu!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Bassa Del Pignataro 8, 48121, Ravenna, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Ravenna  >  Ravenna
  • Phone Number: +39 0544 212967

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 23 - 45
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings

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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