CinCin
CinCin
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CinCin

  • 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: 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
CinCin reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Lovely atmosphere and delicious food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    The entrance of Cin Cin was beautiful. The food was delightful. The service was fabulous. The wine list was extensive and wonderful! I would highly recommend Cin Cin from a lovely evening out.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service good location!
    Got2bpeace
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    From the moment we walked in the door we were very impressed with the service provided and the romantic ambience. Our reservations were for 7:30 and when we arrived our table was not quite ready so they positioned us at the "altar" so not to be just standing at the doorway. We were approached by someone at the bar asking if we would like a beverage while we waited for our table. The hostess brought us to our table before our drink arrived but the hostess brought it over to us. Our waiter was very attentive with a nice sense of humor (which is what we prefer). Had great recommendations and answers to any questions we had about the menu. The food was absolutely amazing. Everything done to perfection and with great flavor. The selection of wine was quite extensive, however we were disappointed at the price point. While we understand that there is a considerable markup on liquor at a restaurant, it seems theirs was higher than most without a selection at a reasonable price point.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is a place for business expensed dinner
    JDfoodie
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Not a place for a foodie. There appeared to be a lot of business expense type people eating. Service and facilities were excellent. Food was very mediocre and because of that very over priced. The menu looked so exciting and I was surprised how bland it turned out to be. Salad was very boring and I found the flavour in a corner at the end. Duck was cold. Wine was not great either. Quite surprising as picked a bottle from their summary page. Not sure why it was so cold.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A must when downtown
    Haroldski8797
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    We have to eat here every time we come to town. I can't pick a favourite dish. I was sad to see the pizza oven go as the pizza was to die for. however the woodfire grill does not disappoint. Can't wait to return
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Evening
    Tonytom
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Our server Ananda was a wonderfull guide to an evenings dining experience at Cin Cin. We shared an antipasta with prosecco, pasta and main course plate with a nice bottle of red wine. I had desert and cappuccino my partner cafe latte and G.M.. It was an expensive evening but well worth the money!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • an enjoyable evening
    frequenttraveler330VIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Enjoyed everything! The ambience is very Tuscan, the service was top-notch, and the food was delicious! Would definitely return and would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a great, relaxing dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mommydiner
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The Veal carpaccio with truffles was delicious. Unfortunately the Penne with beef short ribs was over peppered and we found a bone in it. The drinks also took forever to get served to us.. after we already got our first course. Food was good, but not exceptional. The coconut semifrredo with lime and dulche de leche was excellent.. the Tiramisu was okay. Perhaps there are some dishes that are better than the ones we chose.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A very nice dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The service was impeccable, the meal was memorable. All in all it was a night to remember. I will be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cin Cin
    CeliacCathy4
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Excellent restaurant . I visit it everytime we go to Vancouver. It is kid friendly , but very adult oriented. I am celiac and love the way they make their own gluten free bread and pasta. Waiters are very knowledgable regarding gluten free options and menu selection. Always only the freshest of ingredients!! Great service .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    Seahawkproud
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Service was what one would enjoy at excellent European restaurants. Food was perfectly prepared, each dish, elevated to highest possible perfection. We found a well priced Zenato Merlot, that was THE BEST in smooth berry deliciousness and the most wonderful coconut pana cotta, that raised the pleasure surprise of even the most desert averse amongst us. Proof that here, you can have your 'cake' and eat Italian food too. Life is good: Cin Cin!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will come back anytime!!
    Dater
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Everything just seems like a dream. It was just perfect! The scallops for starters were great, penne for main and tiramisu for desert. It was just perfect!! The environment is romantically awesome!! Waiters were friendly, I like the head chef.. They really take things very seriously.. I told them that I went there to celebrate my girlfriends birthday and to make it special; the chef actually wrote a birthday card and gave it to my gf! That made her day and my day as well.. Very well restpected resto!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cin Cin
    Pete
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    The entire staff was incredibly helpful with my wife's dietary restrictions. They went out of their way to provide us an outstanding dining experience. Every course was wonderful, my compliments to both the bartender and the chef. The service was first class, I can't wait to go back. Thank you Cin Cin!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Deja Vu
    MountainMan
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Returned to CinCin for the first time in a long while and weren't disappointed. Warm, comfortable room that brimmed with energy but still remained somewhat "sophisticated". Serve was efficient and friendly. Guests raved about the burrata and heirloom beet appetizer as we as the salumi platter. Mains of note were the penne with beef short ribs, potato gnochi with crab and the whole branzino. Good wine list with great variety and a good selection of local BC wines. Looking forward to our next visit
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • food was fabulous
    Foodie
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Our food was great! fresh! tasty! service was good, our waiter did a fantastic job! I had lobster and spaghetti, husband had lamb, the couple with us had risotto and the mushroom soup starter. I had the minestrone soup appetizer. All was enjoyed. Would certainly go back! Recommend for a special outing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Couples night out
    DAYCURW
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Overall was a great experience. The service was awesome. The overall feeling of the restaurant is amazing from the décor to the food to the wine, etc. Our choice of wine was assisted by our waiter, who was very knowledgeable for taste and selection. Our appetizer was very good and split it up so my wife and I could share. Our main meals is where things didn't go so well. I had the chorizo pasta and it was very good. It was a good portion and tasty. My wife ordered the risotto and it was a disappointment. It was very bland and also was crunchy and undercooked. I would not suggest the risotto to anyone. We shared the truffles for dessert and they were amazing. The overall experience was good...just my wife's main meal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful birthday!
    yukiko
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We visited CinCin for my birthday. Service were extremely excellent and comfortable, foods were simple at a glance but were made carefully preliminary arrangement with highest ingredients like supreme Japanese cuisine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Classic Italian
    HolodnyVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Excellent gnocchi - an Italian restaurant is easily judged by its pasta. Osso bucco was very good but not a lot of other veal on the menu?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretense without substance
    FsquaredVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Looks great from the outside. Front end hostess was unfriendly and sat us at a very bad table and was hesitant to move us to a better table even though there were open tables around us that sat empty while we were there. The menu has all of the ingredients that should make for great food but the execution was not there. The manager was kind enough to take our entrees off our bill but that won't bring us back. Wine list is extensive but over priced for most diners. Too many good options in Vancouver to take a chance at Cin Cin
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fine dining
    Eatwell
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    A really nice meal, sufficient choice & excellently presented
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food and Ambiance
    douglasfood
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The best steak my girlfriend and I had in a very long time. Waiter was prompt and discreet. Pleasantly surprised overall. Will definitely go back and recommend to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best romantic Italian restaurant!
    Atmosphere
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Impeccable service, great menu and food with a wonderfully romantic ambiance. Definitely a place that we will be going back to. If you like Italian cuisine and are looking for the most romantic atmosphere, this should be top on your list!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cubanita
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The ambiance is very nice in the restaurant althought it was quite noise inside, so we choosed to sit outside on the balcony which was warm enough due to the very big and confortable heater. The waiter attending us, was just very friendly and helpful with very good behaviour, he treated us like we were the only one there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Everyone there made it very special. Great good and drink. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We always make a point of dining at Cin Cin when we are in Vancouver. This time, we were laying over for a few days on the way home to Montreal from Tibet. I had made a Friday night reservation before leaving home. Our to-die-for entree is the black cod which never disappoints. In fact, evrything was excellent. I succumbed to our waiter who recommended an Okanagan Valley white wine and it worked just fine with our meals. Our waiter had a number of suggestions which we appreciated. I just love this place ever since I was introduced to it about ten years ago at a retirement party where I had to give a short speech. Good job, folks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never dissapointed!
    Zorba
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    This is my wife's birthday dinner restaurant and we absolutely love it. Have celebrating a couple birthdays here since moving to Vancouver and will continue to do so as long as we are here...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service disappointing
    Foodie
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We have enjoyed Cin Cin for over 20 years. Sadly our recent experience will likely be our last. While the food was lovely( not superb by foodie standards)the absolutely unacceptable service overshadowed the evening. Our waiter did not appear to have the standards required and expected of such an establishment. Apart from lacking a personal touch he made many waiting errors. He would deliver cutlery for the next course while we were just enjoying the course that had just arrived, he removed plates prior to all being done their course, hovered and made us feel rushed. When we requested that he pour the remainder of our wine and we would look at dessert menu. He disregarded this request.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Celebrating a special occassion
    Celeste360
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    This restaurant is a great choice to celebrate a special occasion. It was our first time there and definitely not the last! The service was outstanding and the strongest reason why we will return. The food was delicious except the spaghetti were a bit too "al dente" for our taste. We returned the plate and got another "softer" portion promptly. Our dinner was memorable even more after receiving extra surprising touches like a birthday wish note or happy birthday sign on the dessert plate.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • my vote for the best!!
    luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    love love cin cin!! we go often because the service and food are both 5 star can't wait until after the kitchen reno to try what new dishes they might have also the wine dinner was so much fun
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Food was great though not as hot as we would have liked.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ambiance
    Susan
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Liked the restaurant a lot. Outside was great. I think we just picked to wrong thing to eat, as it was not that great. I would try it again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for Conversation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I went with my sister-in-law who was in Vancouver on a work related matter. Seldom do we ever have a time together for a good conversation without a multitude of relatives around. CinCin was a great choice, the tables are nicely spaced, background noise, minimal and the service, unabtrusive. The menu was perfect as it allowed a choice of smaller to full size portions. The wine list was to our liking. We had a wonderful conversation catching up with a beautifully prepared and presented evening meal. My sister-in-law was very happy as I was and it made for a great night out. Thank-you. D.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over rated
    jayne
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The ambience was good enough but the food and service was very average and the wine list extremely over priced. I was disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Early evening
    Inthemood4food
    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
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A spectacular dinner
    Vicosis
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We enjoyed as much as we could of all the wonderful food and wine CinCin has to offer. We were there 6 years ago (last time we made it to Vancouver) and it was still the height of our travel back. You will not be disappointed!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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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    • 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
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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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice
    MattmanVIP
    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
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.