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 Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
CinCin reviews from OpenTable diners
181 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (129)fit for foodies (105)romantic (102)notable wine list (99)great for outdoor dining (84)neighborhood gem (52)good for groups (46)hot spot (31)late-night find (16)scenic view (16)great for lunch (13)kid-friendly (9)great for brunch (8)vibrant bar scene (7)Show More
  • 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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OK for the Price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    For the price of it, the food is a little under par. Service meets expectation.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Upscale dining experience on Robson
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
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    • 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
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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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Service!
    HungryEats
    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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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ab C
    Vancouver
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    The food was wonderful and the service so personable. We also discovered a wonderful mineral water served there. This is a must go while in vancouver.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not too bad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We had a dinner 4 of us. My friends came from California to visit me. I was shocked when on the next day after we had a dinner in CinCin my friends sad they spend hole night in toilet. Food was ok. But result was unexpected. The other note the restaurant is pretty expensive.
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  • Hidden gem
    Babunz
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The food and service where great. Would visit again when in Vancouver.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bertrand
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    such a good Italian restaurant! Risottos were excellent and the desserts are awesome! Will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not as good as usual
    fsgeek
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    This is just the latest of many visits to CinCin over the years. This time we were celebrating my spouse's birthday and we agreed that this would be a wonderful venue. In the past we have been wowed by the service and the food but this time didn't measure up. Indeed, we've even had the same server in the past and the service had been excellent - I don't know if it was an off night or something else that made the evening a bit different. The food was good, but again not quite up to par with past experience. The wine recommended by the server was a bit disappointing - good but not like what I had wanted (they had a Magnum of the desired wine but for two of us that was too much). We will go again and I hope it redeems itself.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jefferino Fawcettino
    Osoyoos79VIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We have been eating at Cin Cin for year but Thursday night was one of our best food experience ever, from the service to the food quality & presentation with the right wine, all very very good :o)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • small portions; shortrib grissley
    Feriky
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Atmosphere pleasing. A bit noisy. We ordered antipasto for two -- not enough variety offered to be considered a really great antipasto. Not enough of the good items and too many olives. Should have better bread offering. We ordered halibut (the portion was small) and unfortunately the short rib which was all fat and grissle and sinewy. Hardly edible. It was, at least, flavorful and tender. It seemed more like pot roast. We thought it was all overpriced. We are happy to pay for quality, but only when it's delivered. Perhaps we should have ordered pasta.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, nice atmosphere
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I have scallops on top of risotto, which was good, albeit a little scant for a meal-size portion. I only got 4 small scallops. The calamari salad was good too, but I think I'd like the calamari cooked a little more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful experience
    lovesushiVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We went to celebrate a friend's Birthday. Service was superb, food delecious, a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A real surprise
    Greatfood
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Have heard of this place many times before and finally went. It was well worth it and look forward to going back again. Food was fresh and tasty , with many different options to choose from.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Relaxing
    luv2dineout
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We found it relaxing because the service was good and we enjoyed dining outside. The food was excellent as always! We recently rediscovered Cin Cin and are very glad we did!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth it,
    Glueman
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The service, wine list were excellent. Outstanding food selections. Had the Sea Scallopd with Stinging Nettle risotto, to die for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impressive service, food
    shelikesit
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We were visiting Vancouver for a short trip and ended up dining here twice due to exceptional service, attention to detail for dietary needs and excellent food. Our waiter, Shawn, was spot on in all ways. First he greeted us, checked in to see if we had any allergies or dietary restrictions, then delivered on providing gluten free bread and alerting the kitchen to our needs. The service was personsable, but not distracting or fussy. Water glasses were filled the instant the water level approached getting low. We enjoyed the carpaccio appetizer, duck, tagitelle pasta and sea scallops with risotto as entrees. All excellent! Impressive list of grappas. This place has been around for 25 years for a reason.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstsnding.
    luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    You can not beat Cin Cin. Every visit the food and service is simply outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eclectic mix of flavours
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Fabulous and tantalising blend of flavours for both my main and dessert show a real talent for combining flavours
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional Service! Great Food!
    Barbara
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We had a very pleasant dining experience. Our waitress was exceptional, accommodating our every need with just the right attentiveness. We were dining early, 6 p.m. as we were cycling in a 120 km bike a thon fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Vancouver the following morning. We wanted carbs but gluten free and our waitress outlined all of our choices given the restriction. We really enjoyed her service and the meal was wonderful as usual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always delicious
    Yummy
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We love coming genre and being served by Jamie. His wine expertise and knowledge of the menu make is a delectable dining experience. We look forward to returning!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Vancouver
    MichaelVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We would not miss Cin Cin when we visit Vancouver. It is one of our favorites in the world.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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  • Another great experience
    AlishaK
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    We had an exceptional time at CinCin. The food was amazing. The service was fabulous. Many thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great meal
    Bagnoli
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We took our whole family for a birthday celebration and sat on the deck. As always, the food was superb. I had the branzino. It was cooked perfectly. Crispy skin and moist inside. The roasted potatoes were amazing. This was a dish that took me back to a seaside restaurant we once went to in Italy. Fantastic pasta as well. This is a restaurant that has stood the test of time. It gets overlooked in favour of the new trendy spots that have popped up on the east side and Gastown, but it's really just as good or better than all of those.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Wonderful dining experience and a fantastic meal. We chose Cin Cin as it was recommended by our daughter .and she was not wrong
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unimaginative and bland
    Disappointed
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    I brought my friend to CinCin as a special thank you. I've been here once before with a large group and the good and service were excellent. Today, not so much. The pasta was bland, the noodles tasted store bought, not fresh. The service was adequate. For the cost, this place was not worth it and given all the exceptional restaurants in Vancouver in this price range I wouldn't bother with it again.
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  • Pretty room; horrible dinner.
    SSMD42
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Horrible food. The salad was fit for a bovine not a human. The veal chop was fatty. This was unique. I've never had fatty veal before. The undercooked salmon was served in a puddle of some mysterious bright green liquid. The server seemed there to harass rather than serve.
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  • always reliable
    Earl
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Had a wonderful meal as always. Menu has so many interesting choices and the wine list has something for everyone
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    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with Family
    AllofUs
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Once again we had an excellent meal and service. Requested a quiet corner for a hearing sensitive person and the table couldn't have been better. Thank you
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good first visit
    wnctraveller
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Positive reviews and nearness to our hotel were the main reasons for choosing CinCin. The restaurant is on a busy street but being above street level, noise was not a problem at the inside table we were given. The wine list is longer than many novels, with prices ranging from not cheap to bank account emptying, but the lower end BC wine we chose was superb so quality is good. The food was good mediterranean fine dining - relatively small portions of rich food - so we did not have room for dessert. Our waiter was very helpful and friendly and gave some recommendations for future stops on our tour of BC
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate