Great meal! Every bite was exceptionally delicious. Service was friendly and genuine.
I'll definitely be back!
Amazing food and service. Truly a Vancouver gem
One of the best Vancouver dining experiences I’ve had in a long time (/ever). Food was so memorable and the service was wonderful!
Fabulous service, great food. The menu is simple but refined. We had a vegetarian at our table who left as satisfied as the rest of us. The room is welcoming without being pretentious and if you can snag one of the booths you may decide to stay until closing.
we loved this place and have been twice now. the food was absolutely amazing! everything we had was delicious! even our two friends who don't love liver went crazy over the pate. the steak is probably one of the best we have ever had and likewise with the risotto. to die for!!! we ordered a bunch of items and shared them all family style. highly recommend....
We found Cinara last year on our vacation in Vancouver and came right back this year. It’s charming and feels like coming home. The food is outstanding and creative. We will always come back when in Vancouver!
Oh my god. The anchovy toast.
Very accommodating for allergies.
Too hot inside.
Best restaurant in Vancouver
We ate at Cinara not knowing what to expect. What we found was a little Bistro style restaurant with a primarily local crowd that served delicious and creative food. The service was personal and informal. We would recommend Cinara to anyone wanting a local eating experience.
Risotto was amazing along with the ricotta . However I felt the pasta was ok not great . The lack of ventilation became a big issue as the night went on and absorbing all the smells from the kitchen was a bit much . Quality and service good need ventilation .
Inventive dishes as well as nice interpretation of classics . Beautiful collaboration of flavours. Excellent knowledgeable service. Very nice ambiance.
Excellent food and wonderful service
We enjoyed the tasting menu and really appreciated Christopher’s wine recommendation.
Great meal as always. Got wine paired by the half glass and full glass. Great service. Good times 👍
Excelente! Like always
Fantastic first time dining at Cinara. The menu offers options to suit most diners and yet manages to remain focused and precise. Lots of familiar favourites with just enough of a twist to make you intrigued. We devoured our food. Between the carpaccio, pastas, all the mains - everything was wonderful. Dishes were fancy but not fussy. Ingredients were honoured and flavours allowed to shine. Attentive, friendly, and unobtrusive service in a rather small, almost cozy dining room. No a/c so the fans were spinning strong and windows wide open, which slightly dampened the atmosphere.
Fab food, fab service.
Wine list needs work- the less expensive stuff is very mediocre and the better wines are marked up too much for everyday dining.
That said, the food was prepared with a very deft hand. Highly recommended. If the wine list was bettered it would be a definite 5/5
The service was phenomenal. Our waiter was very attentive with the many plate changes and wiping the table between dishes. The food is not your traditional Italian. It's a fusion and so delicious. I enjoyed appetizers the most.
Love this place...one of our favourite spots!
Cinara exceeded my expectations. Going in I knew the food would be excellent, given I love some of the head Chefs other restaurants in Vancouver. I was however a little nervous about the ambiance being in downtown Vancouver, and from photos it looked a little old. From the second we walked in though, it was not old at all, more so quaint but trendy at the same time with mix and match furniture, but so bright and airy. You also can’t tell you’re in Vancouver at all! I genuinely felt like we were in a little suburb of New York while dining here. Food was fantastic, just a tad bit on the pricey side for what you get. Next time I would get the 6 course Chefs tasting menu - the table beside us ordered it and it looked phenomenal (and great value!) All in all tremendous experience.
Had chef tasting very good loved the restaurant and all the dishes so good highly recommend
Cinara is a great place for a really good meal in a room with great ambience and first-class service. The food is exceptionally well prepared.
Everything was fantastic about the meal and experience except for the ventilation. The kitchen smells/smoke permeated the restaurant and our clothes. In fact there were moments when the air was smoky. We were thankful to be seated beside an open door.
Great food and good service, with creative food options and excellent value. But the noise level was so high we could not hear one another. A creative solution is needed
Outstanding experience - every time! Service is exceptional and food always unique!
Always welcoming and helpful, service is always great and food was spectacular
Amazing meal from start to finish. I highly recommend trying the Pork Neck and the Agnolotti.
We love Cinara -- fabulous food and friendly but not obsequious service, lovely atmosphere. But the wine prices -- yikes!!!
Loved the food it was outstandingly delicious. Dont care for the round tables that much, would be difficult ( too small) for 3..Servers had good knowledge of the dishes and the wines by the glass
An absolutely beautiful evening. Stellar service and thoughtfully created food. Loved the 6 course tasting menu. Looking forward to our return!
We were looking for a good Italian meal at a moderate price when visiting Vancouver, Canada. We were welcomed, including my guide dog.
Fantastic as always! Third time there in the last month.
We had an excellent evening. Wonderful food - so fresh and creative. The pork neck tonnato was divine as was the baccala on crostini, freshest asparagus and the bistecca fiorentino with delicious contorni shared by the 4 of us (loved the grilled cabbage dish!). Knowledgeable and amusingly friendly service that played well to our foursome. We'll be back!
I felt the portions were extremely small, the service was good and the room lovely, however I would not hurry back.
We had a wonderful dining experience thanks to Scott.
Phenomenal food, great service and a very warm and cozy atmosphere. One of Vancouver's hidden gems.
Fantastic food - authentic Italian, amazing flavours. Clearly created by an expert chef. Service top notch as well. Highly recommend to all!
Wonderful server who was accommodating and had great recommendations. The food quality and presentation were excellent!