CinCin
CinCin

CinCin

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cincin.net/
  • Phone: 6046887338
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: 5:00pm - 11:00pm;
    Bar: 4:30pm - Midnight
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Andrew Richardson
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine
  • Special Events: Reservations are not required for seats at the bar.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Thurlow & Bute
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Metered street parking available.
A word from CinCin
CinCin’s outstanding cuisine, legendary charm and warm hospitality have continued to win high praise both locally and internationally.

From the open kitchen, executive chef Andrew Richardson orchestrates CinCin’s heritage wood-fired cucina to deliver contemporary dishes with bold flavours inspired by local ingredients and Italian inspired techniques and recipes.

A wine lover's treasure trove, acknowledged by Wine Spectator ('BEST OF' AWARD OF EXCELLENCE since 2002), CinCin's collection displays depth, diversity and value. "CHIN-CHIN", a toast to good health, old friends and the pleasures of fine food and wine.

Reservations are not required for seats at the bar.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
CinCin reviews from OpenTable diners
181 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (122)fit for foodies (112)romantic (102)notable wine list (98)great for outdoor dining (84)neighborhood gem (53)good for groups (43)hot spot (28)late-night find (15)scenic view (15)great for lunch (12)vibrant bar scene (9)kid-friendly (6)great for brunch (5)Show More
  • Very Good
    IslandVC
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This was our first visit to CinCin, but it will not be our last. The food lived up to expectations and was in line with the good reviews we had read. The only slight disappointment was that the website made a big point about the wine list and the sommelier's knowledge. We saw no sign of the sommelier and our server had little to add to our own knowledge.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Food was average but the ambience / wine list / service was very good
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Early evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The mood of the place was awesome, the staff are spot on with service, the wine selection is huge, the scallop risotto was mouth watering, patio tables with a heat lamp above and the lights on the trees made for an unforgettable night, I will be back soon
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • worldtraveler
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Overall dining experience was fair. Noticed some inconsistency as some tables were offered an amuse-bouche and others weren't. The risotto with squash and taleggio cheese was full of butter and large pieces of cheese resulting in a creamy cheese plate lacking the finesse of a risotto. Definitely overpriced for the quality offered.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Top 5 meals ever. ( I am 56) Halibut was the best I have ever had. It had been 8 years since I had been there.....Still fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistanly good!!
    Snooze
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Another great dinning experience at Cin Cin. Service is always phenomenal and the food is superbe. Good atmosphere with an option to eat on the patio on a warm evening. Little bit on the high side price wise but all 6-7 times I have been, it's been worth it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice
    Mattman
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The food and service were both as expected. Love the outdoor dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food, great service.
    Foodforthought
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Very pleasurable dining experience, we had halibut and wild salmon entrees. Tiramisu dessert was delicious. Sat outside on the patio and enjoyed the background music and appreciated the overhead heaters which took the slight chill out of a late Sept. drizzly evening. Would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Divine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    A perfect end to our holiday in Canada. We wanted something nice but not ridiculously priced. This surpassed our expectations. The food was excellent, the service fantastic (staff were knowledgeable and attentive without being in your face) and it was reasonably priced for the standard of food and service. I just wish this restaurant was in my home town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • first class food and service
    Epicure
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Lovely evening of fine dining at CinCin. All our meals were delicious and our waiter was knowledgeable and attentive. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Italian Food and Atmosphere
    Cleric
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I came to Cin Cin for a date before heading to our main event for the evening, great way to start the night. The restaurant was beautiful and the service great, but most important the food was amazing. My Grandmother is Italian so I know good Italian food, and I'd never tell her this but the food here just may have outdone even her cooking.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not a great second visit
    mabiad
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My wife and I are from out of town. This was our second visit to Cin Cin based on our great first visit. This visit the ravioli pasta was under cooked and the t-bone steak was bad...could barely saw through it with the steak knife. Mentioned this to one of the managers and his comment was that longer cooking time would soften the meat. Really? This isn't a pot roast. He gave us two smirks throughout our conversation which clearly indicated to me that he really didn't take my concern seriously. He did offer to prepare another steak or even a filet but we were pressed for time and had to leave. Larry our server was top notch. Sorry Cin Cin but the manager's attitude has us hard pressed to come back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service for a birthday dinner
    Tony
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    They were extraordinarily accommodating for our joint birthday requests, and even gave us a card to wish us a happy birthday. Fantastic service and atmosphere. Food was good, but not mind-blowing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian in Vancouver!
    doctor1VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We have travelled extensively in Italy and generally approach Italian food on this side of the world with trepidation. Everything here was spot on from the decor to the desert. Nothing was overdone with tomato sauce. Produce was fresh and tasty. I could have repeated the tomato and mozzarella for desert. Wine list included Italian and Sicilian favorites usually not seen outside of Italy. Risotto which is rarely done well was delightful. Service was professional and low profile, but when I asked the waitress about dishes she was knowledgable about preparation. Wish we could go back, but it was our last night in Vancouver.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brought me back to Italy
    iC87
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    A beautiful foyer and a warm greeting at the entrance. That is the ambiance of CinCin. The servers were prompt, knowledgeable, kind, and friendly. The food from start to finish was mouth-watering with balanced flavor profiles (we share the antipasti, chicken, and halibut dishes). Lastly, the tiramisu was rich, smooth, and silky with just the right amount of cocoa nibs for texture. An amazing meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently excellent
    Jijioben
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Every time we go to Cin Cin we end up eating excellent food in an upscale but relaxed atmosphere and superb service. The food is fresh, the preparations inventive and the environment inviting. Highly recommended for a romantic dinner or a gourmet experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Italian Restaurant!
    bkwermVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We loved Cin Cin! We had an early weekday dinner because we had a train to catch. The food was delicious, and the service was friendly, but very professional. I think this is one of our very favorite Italian restaurants outside of Italy. Unfortunately, we don't live in Vancouver, or we would return to Cin Cin often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our server was awesome!
    Van93
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    it was our first time and his recommendations were great. We did enjoy their food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service complements food
    TravelingAlong
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Whenever I visit Vancouver, I try to fit a dinner in at CinCin. Always top service and the food is always tasty and wonderfully presented. You must have their caprese salad unless they have the Burrata from Puglia. Then order any dish with that ingredient.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience !!!
    Jojo
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    REally enjoyed our dinner, specially the Tuna Tartar and the Scallops / Rissotto, Best service I´ve seen compared to all local and outside venues, Higly recomend
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mattob
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Great Italian and wonderful service. Definitely one of my favourites!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Back again
    RAB001
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Been years since I had a meal here and thoroughly enjoyed the experience again...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friday at CinCin
    fridaydiner
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The heirloom tomato salad was amazing and the steaks were done to perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • CinCin is Wonderful!
    Secondmama
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Having visited Tuscany a couple years ago, I have developed a taste for GOOD Italian food and CinCin met all my expectations. Try the salumi plate to share, it's amazing and almost a meal in itself. The wait staff were exceptional. They expertly managed that fine balance of formality and friendliness that I've yet to experience in other fine dining establishments in Metro Vancouver. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great patio in the city
    Namoan
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Took my wife here for her birthday and we both enjoyed it very much. The patio is high enough above busy Robson street to feel separated from the street and one looks out into the tree tops. My wife, who is from Rome, found the food excellent although she found her duck a little salty. Huge wine list. Service was attentive but relaxed and friendly. Highly recommended for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    From the minute you arrive at cin cin you feel very welcome. The lovely head hostess is so wonderful. Service at the bar is excellent!!! We enjoy cin cin.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not many vegetarian options
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    They need to get some other option for vegetarians other than risotto.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OK for the Price
    SomeOne
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    For the price of it, the food is a little under par. Service meets expectation.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Upscale dining experience on Robson
    Yummalicious
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The climb up the stairs is worth the effort as the food is very tasty!!!! The dining area is well appointed, but the most glaring drawback is the noise level which makes conversation challenging. Our waiter suggested the Buratta appetizer which should be added to the regular menu as it is quite a treat, although the menu offers many excellent choices. In addition, the option to have a smaller portion instead of the regular dinner size portion is appreciated by the smaller appetite ...... more opportunity to sample the other selections on the table!!!!! Our very knowledgeable waiter was able to suggest a wine that complimented both the short ribs and the spaghetti with lobster. We would recommend a visit to CinCin to any of our friends!!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience!
    AnniversaryDinner
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We enjoyed a wonderful anniversary dinner at Cin Cin. The service was top notch and the food was delicious. The tiramisu is a must have for dessert! The staff paid attention to detail and made our dinner very special. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Omakase
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Always on our "must do" list when we visit Vancouver from Florida each year. The food, service and ambience are highlights of our foodie pursuits. Last week our dinner on the outdoor terrace was no exception. The dishes were beautifully presented and unique to the season, especially the stuffed zucchini blossoms and the ravioli with white truffle. Service was attentive and helpful. Don't miss the delicous martinis from the bar or dessert. Dinners perfect from beginning to end!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We sat at the bar and loved the fantastic service. The food at cin cin always amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Service!
    HungryEatsVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    For a business dinner it was a great atmosphere and all the staff we came into contact with were friendly and helpful. I would recommend it; however, with 2 older teenagers the cost to feed them there would have been expensive if my entre was indicitive of all entre sizes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous!
    Afoodlover
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We recently celebrated my mom's 70th birthday, at the restaurant. The food was excellent and the service was superb, as always. The staff ensured that my mom felt extra special throughout the evening, and the chef even sent over a hand written birthday card for her. Thank you to all of the staff at CinCin!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food quality have had a drop.
    AngeloVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    CinCin has always earned my respect as a good quality downtown restaurant, but a recent visit with my friends have dwarfted my liking of the place. The service and mood of the place was excellent as always but the food was surprisingly falling short. The appetizer soup was ok and the carpaccio quite cleverly prepared, yet the main dishes failed. My duck was cooked to a rubber-gummy texture which was quite horrid to eat and my buddie's lamb chop was underdone with large chuncks of half raw fat still attached... ultimatedly the place is still one of my preferred restaurants but I may stick to pastas or easier to cook proteins on my next visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Elegant meal but bring your wallet
    Calgary4togo
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Wonderful food, elegant ambience. But a bit on the expensive side. We had green salad and tomato with mozzarella salad to start. Then, duck and spicy sausage penne as mains. Then chocolate mouse, macaroons and panna cotta as dessert. Dessert was on the smaller size, but prefect after a big dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mary
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    The food was great, but the service was spectacular. Our waiter was so wonderful that it made the experience fantastic. So glad we chose to go there.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    Haroldski8797
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Everything was, and is perfect every time we go there. I miss the pizza oven at lunch, but the new grill delivers perfection. I can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great food, excellent service. We had a table on the outdoor balcony on a beautiful summer night! Would recommend this restaurant to foodies.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food
    gfst6r4
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Service was fantastic only problem was undercooked cheese balls x2
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.