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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
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
Exceptional food and service!

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Oslo, Norway
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  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

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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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We spent 2 lovely evenings in Alexander. Food is superb! And the owners and staff are extremely friendly, they even were so nice to look after our little daughter to let us enjoy our dishes. Highly recommend if you want to have guaranteed quality of food and high class service

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This restaurant is a must, you don’t just eat here you have an experience, it is an event, the menu is concise and varied and when presented with your choice of food you do think that the waitress was not really struggling to lift that plate due to portion size. However the restaurant and its staff are far wiser than... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We had a wonderful evening. It really lived up to all the hype. My husband says he thought he came to Ravenna for the mosaics but he really came to eat here!!!! Many thanks to the chef, and friendly staff. We chose the degustation fish menu and a bottle of local white wine - excellent value for €99

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

When you walk into this restaurant, you feel that such a place will offer you some seriously good food.- and it does! You have a choice of 3 menus - tasting, fish or meat. We went for the fish menu as we both adore sea food. The home-made bread was excellent and the best we have tasted in Italy. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This restaurant was one of the few open on the night we were there but it looked good and the menu was attractive. The service was excellent as was the meal.We ordered a chocolate fondant pudding but were served something that looked like a lavender mouse (I do mean mouse not mousse). We convinced ourselves that we had misread the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Impressed by previous TA reviews we went expecting a great meal...our expectations were surpassed by a considerable degree. We both concluded that the meals we had were quite possibly the best we had eaten in a restaurant. We were so delighted that we went back the following evening which was our last night in Ravenna for another meal. The chef's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

One of the best meals we have ever had in Italy (where one of us was born). Clever, innovative takes on old traditions. We had two fine and unusual pastas then delicious fish (Friday night) morsels and dessert, which we often skip... Service attentive and smooth, good wine advice (a white exclusive to Emilia Romagna), prices reasonable, and funky cinema... More 

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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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Additional Information about Cinema Alexander Ristorante

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 to $44
Cuisine: Italian, Pub

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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 to $44
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business

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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