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Cinema Alexander Ristorante

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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: Breakfast/Brunch, 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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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
Fantatstic Place!!!!! Go!!! Excellent for business dinners.

Earlier in the week we were brought to a cinema restaurant in Ravenna by our Italien colleagues. See my other review. They left and we wanted to go again. No clue about the name. So google here we come. Cinema restaurant, Ravenna. The Alexander popped up. We went and when we walked to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Earlier in the week we were brought to a cinema restaurant in Ravenna by our Italien colleagues. See my other review. They left and we wanted to go again. No clue about the name. So google here we come. Cinema restaurant, Ravenna. The Alexander popped up. We went and when we walked to the restaurant and we realize that this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Excellent food and service. The owner is a very interesting lady Definitely worth going out of your way for this restaurant.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Must try. The service was very good, staff was extra attentive, describing every dish, asking for allergies before ordering extra.... Food was awesome, especially the starter with pumpkin seeds! And plates looked like a painting, you hesitate to touch and watch for a few seconds...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 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
18 helpful votes 18 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
57 helpful votes 57 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 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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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 - 43
  • 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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