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Cinara is an intimate space with a dynamic & seasonal food and wine menu. We work with local farmers and suppliers who inspire us to create a menu based on availability of tasty seasonal excellence. Cinara is an elegant and comfortable restaurant focussing on European style cuisine.
Vancouver, BC V6B 1T1
Italian, Contemporary European, Northwest
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
CAN$31 to CAN$50
We are willing to do off site catering for guests that may require this.
There are two parking garages within a block of our restaurant, one located on the corner of Pender and Richards and one located on the corner of Pender and Cambie.
Bus stop one block away
Lucais Syme and Gill Book
Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
The restaurant is available for private buy out functions and special events. Please call us to enquire.
Cinara Ratings and Reviews
The food was divine! We ordered the Bistecca Fiorentina and it was amazing! The meat was cooked to perfection and the sides were very tasty. They also served us a delicious risotto while we waited for our bistecca (takes about 45 minutes to prepare). We also ordered the white anchovy toast and it was so tasty! Very recommended. If you are going to order the Bistecca Fiorentina, call ahead and try to reserve a steak based on your group size. We were a party of 2 and ordered the 40 oz. We had leftovers the next day! :)
Great small dish homemade pasta. Would have liked a little more colour variety on the plate as it came off very bland when I first saw it but the flavour was there. Got the chocolate cake for dessert and while it tasted great the cake itself was very dense which I didn’t expect.
Top notch service with amazing, creative dishes. I highly recommend the Carte Blanche where the chef prepares dishes based on the best available ingredients for the season. Italian tastes with Canadian New World creativity and perhaps a bit of French elegance and atmosphere as well. Great cocktails and a well thought out wine list. Bravo! We’ll be back!
My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at Cinara with the tasting menu. Both the food and the service were exceptional. After a complimentary prosecco to kick off our evening, we enjoyed 6 delicious courses. The tuna crudo was a stand out, as was the pork collar, the ling cod and the buckwheat crepes with saffron cream. Truly a great experience beginning to end.
Superb food and friendly and knowledgeable service. The restaurant is located in an older building that, with the lighting design, lends a warm ambience to the dining experience: we forgot about the rain and darkness for a few hours! Spacing between tables is perfect so that even though the restaurant was very full and filled with conversation we still felt we were in our own private world.
The food was amazing. Good job.
Kitchen exhaust needs improvement. The smoke and smell spilled right into the dining room, which gave me a mild headache. I was meeting an engineering client who also confirmed my observation about the inadequacy of the exhaust. The service and happy waiter saved the day. I will give it a second chance.
How we've never heard of Cinara before, I don't know; our server told us they opened 4 years ago!
Wonderful food. The agnolotti was maybe the best pasta dish i've ever had. How potato stuffed pasta managed to be delicate I'll never know!
Cocktail list is small but yummy. Wine list is huge! We know nothing about wine so one of the servers brought us a couple of glasses to try. Was perfect!
Also learned that the menu not only changes seasonally, but often weekly -- whatever they find at the local markets!
Highlight of the evening was the delectable burrata and the agnolotti... yum! Good casual dining - nice ambiance - really nice staff - good people - for some reason though I keep forgetting the name of this restaurant - I call it canari - cinara ... the name doesn’t resonate with me - but a great spot !
Food was good but way too much time between first and second course, well over 20 minutes. When the second finally arrived the Lamb was unfortunately not very warm. Desert was tasty not too sweet salted caramel tart - though the crust part was cardboard like. Good flavour of food overall but did not wow me. Better places in town.
Went to dinner with 2 friends who have been to the restaurant before. We shared plates across all 3 parts of the meal. The food had flavour and each bit made me want to have more. The place was a little loud for my liking... maybe due to Friday night. However, I'd come here again for a special night out or a date night with a new guy.
Great Little spot. It's got a subtle NYC intimate vibe. Great service and one cannot go wrong with the carte blanche menu- a surprise little taste of many things for a great price. Only thing to note, the old building gets smoking hot in the heat of the summer.
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