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“This is my favourite restaurant in the world” 5 of 5 stars
Review of CinCin Ristorante + Bar

CinCin Ristorante + Bar
1154 Robson Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 1B2, Canada (Robson Street)
+1 604-688-7338
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Ranked #14 of 3,492 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $38
Cuisines: Gluten Free, Italian, Grill, Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Robson Street
Cross street: Thurlow & Bute
Description: A winding stone stairway leads upward from bustling Robson Street, where CinCin continues to define modern sophistication and inspired Italian cuisine. With acclaimed Chef Andrew Richardson at the helm, the menu at CinCin represents the clean and plentiful flavours of Italian gastronomy. Each dish is prepared with the freshest, thoughtfully selected ingredients sourced from the regions best suppliers and transformed into a parade of captivating aromas, tastes and textures. Attention to detail lies at the heart of each dish, from the variety of pastas hand made in house daily - to the unique heritage wood-fired oven that adds a distinct layer of flavour to each recipe. With craft cocktails, a renowned grappa collection, and an award-winning wine program, the team at CinCin aims to deliver a memorable culinary experience. Contemporary, yet timeless - the dining room offers views of the lively kitchen and a striking heated terrace, while the private wine room delivers the perfect atmosphere for any group event.
Kelowna, Canada
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“This is my favourite restaurant in the world”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

We have been dining here for decades, whenever visiting or passing through Vancouver. Perhaps two or three times a year.

Words fail me to describe the food and service. We have returned from five star cruises and still savoured our dinners at CinCin beyond anything else.

There are staff that have been loyal to this restaurant for decades, as well. This really means something.

If you can, get a patio table with a street view. These are the moments of which cherished memories are made.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“This place is the shiznit.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

After a decade of coming to Vancouver many times every year we finally decided to try CinCin because it is within walking distance of our accommodations and the reviews on TA have been pretty good. It took us this long to try CinCin because the restaurant is located on busy Robson St. and we don't usually relate good food experiences with Robson St.. Plus the name of the restaurant irritated me for some reason - silly, I know. The restaurant is clean and tidy and had me thinking of an upscale Italian villa complete with a veranda for people to dine al fresco overlooking Robson. Quite a nice restaurant actually and not the same overdone trendiness that can be found in most upscale Yaletown restaurants. We had cocktails and wine which was all excellent - they make an outstanding Boulevardier for those of you who are bourbon and/or negroni fans like me. Our appetizer of octopus and chorizo was really good and our entrees of halibut and the tagliatelle bolognese were both knockouts especially the tagliatelle! When it arrived I was a little disappointed in the appearance of the dish so I didn't expect much but I was way off. It turned out to be one of the greatest pasta dishes I have ever had and even after the server explained to me how they make it I still don't understand why it was so good, it just was. There is absolutely nothing to complain about with CinCin but keep in mind this is fine dining so expect fine dining prices. If you are looking for a great spot to impress a date then this place will do the trick for you.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Beautiful restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

The wine list selection and choices by the glass were teriffic. We enjoyed a beet salad that was almost too pretty to eat followed by a light and delicious gnocchi. The service is spot on. Friendly and professional and not at all snobby.

Visited May 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Perfect for that romantic dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Cin Cin does everything well. The risotto was delicious and the steak cooked perfectly. Great atmosphere!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great night out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013 via mobile

Amazing wine list and well prepared and delicious food. Only downfall was the outrageous bill which I thought was bit presumptuous

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
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