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CinCin Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cincin.net
  • Phone: (604) 688-7338
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: 5:00pm - 11:00pm;
    Bar: 4:30pm - Midnight
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Steak
  • 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 & Promotions: 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "For the price of it, the food is a little under par. Service meets expectation."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "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!!!!"
    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!"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "We sat at the bar and loved the fantastic service. The food at cin cin always amazing."
    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."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Great food, excellent service. We had a table on the outdoor balcony on a beautiful summer night! Would recommend this restaurant to foodies."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Service was fantastic only problem was undercooked cheese balls x2"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The food and service where great. Would visit again when in Vancouver."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "such a good Italian restaurant! Risottos were excellent and the desserts are awesome! Will go back."
    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."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "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)"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We went to celebrate a friend's Birthday. Service was superb, food delecious, a wonderful experience."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The service, wine list were excellent. Outstanding food selections. Had the Sea Scallopd with Stinging Nettle risotto, to die for."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "You can not beat Cin Cin. Every visit the food and service is simply outstanding."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Fabulous and tantalising blend of flavours for both my main and dessert show a real talent for combining flavours"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We would not miss Cin Cin when we visit Vancouver. It is one of our favorites in the world."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We had an exceptional time at CinCin. The food was amazing. The service was fabulous. Many thanks!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Wonderful dining experience and a fantastic meal. We chose Cin Cin as it was recommended by our daughter .and she was not wrong"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Had a wonderful meal as always. Menu has so many interesting choices and the wine list has something for everyone"
    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"
    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"
    Dined on 6/28/2014