About CinCin Ristorante + Bar
A winding stone stairway leads upward from Robson Street, where CinCin Ristorante + Bar continues to define modern sophistication and inspired Italian cuisine.
With acclaimed Chef Andrew Richardson at the helm, the menu at CinCin Ristorante + Bar represents the clean and plentiful flavours of Italian gastronomy. Each dish is prepared with the freshest ingredients sourced from the regions best suppliers and transformed into a parade of captivating aromas, tastes and textures.
With craft cocktails, a renowned grappa collection, and an award-winning wine program, the team at CinCin Ristorante + Bar aims to deliver a memorable culinary experience.
Contemporary, yet timeless - the dining room offers views of the lively kitchen and a striking heated terrace, while the private wine room delivers the perfect atmosphere for any group event.
Please note: for large party reservations, please contact us.
Vancouver, BC V6E 1B5
Hours of Operation:
Bar: 4:30pm - late
Dinner: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Thurlow & Bute
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Metered street parking available.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
CinCin Ristorante + Bar Ratings and Reviews
I’ve been to this restaurant many times over the past 10 years and last night was my worst experience here. I’m an Opentable VIP and dine out quite often so I’m familiar with how service and food is supposed to be. First off, our reservation was at 9:45pm, thus the restaurant was less than a quarter full, yet they wanted to seat us on the patio outside in a corner as opposed to the main dining area. I don’t know why they would try to seat us there. Secondly, we ordered off the Dine Out Vancouver menu. Big mistake! While the desserts and Parsnip soup were good, the rest of the dishes were poor. We returned the al Ragu dish as it was described as braised beef on the menu but was really ground beef. We substituted it for another pasta dish that was supposed to have Calabrian chillies in it but we couldn’t’ taste them. We asked for a side of them and were given chili flakes instead. Our waiter informed us that the Calabrian chillies were incorporated in the sauce and couldn’t get them?!? Either the kitchen was out or he didn’t bother to go to the kitchen to ask. Thirdly, our service wasn’t up to par. Our waiter was also slow in checking on us after our mains were served as a result I had finished my meal before my wife’s was replaced. Our waiter didn’t inform us that they didn’t serve drip coffee, rather americano’s for coffee and monte cristo’s. It would have been nice to know that ahead of time. In closing, I’m quite disappointed in the Dine Out Vancouver menu, it suppose to be a chance to show off what you can do to attract more customers during the rest of the year, not to cheaply and quickly turn around tables.
I was there for a dine out and when I looked at the menu the server told me not to look at the menu just the dine out. It was my first time at the restaurant and I wanted to see what the restaurant normally offered for cuisine. I felt like he wanted me to eat and run. Great food... poor service.
My friend was given raw prawns for her appetizers. They regrilled her original prawns and essentially put whatever she didn’t finish eating on a new plate. I felt that for a place of this caliber, she would have been given a brand new plate. I was wrong and kind of turned off by this.
The food and service was otherwise good.
This was our first time back at CinCin since New Year's Eve of Y2K (we don't live in the city!) and it was nice to see the same high standards of food and service that we experienced at that time. This is truly one of the solid time-tested spots in Vancouver. The wine list is outstanding (even a bit intimidating) but lacks any modestly priced options.
Given the reviews, I expected more. We ate the Dine Out menu, and I feel like it didn't highlight what the restaurant does best. I feel as though the restaurant engineered the menu to hit a price point without sacrificing margin, instead of viewing it as a marketing opportunity. It felt like wedding food; good, but not high end restaurant quality. I wish that CinCin had seized the Dine Out opportunity to showcase their best efforts; perhaps the review would be different. Ultimately, I wasn't impressed enough to return, which really defeats the purpose of participating in Dine Out.
We went to cin cin for our wedding anniversary and got a hand written card from the restaurant with congrats !!! Such a nice gesture.
Our Server was outstanding , yes at more expensive restaurants you do get mostly better service but she was just over the top - with always a smile.
As out-of-towners, we revisited this restaurant after a nice experience a year ago...we will not be back. The service was good, but they were below average in every other regard. The crab/scallop ravioli was the worst dish we have experienced dining out in a long time. The veal/pork tagliatelle was a below average dish at best. Sadly, with so many other dining options in Vancouver, we wish we had chosen differently.
It's a charming Italian restaurant right in the middle of busy Robson St. Started off with a bread basket with a great olive tapenade. Had the Eldelflower Kakkoii cocktail which was too sweet for my taste. The flying squid appetizer was tender and seared beautifully. The crab and scallops ravioli was underwhelming-- flat and not enough filling for you to actually taste the crab or scallops. The duck was a wonderful medium rare and the polenta that with it was pretty good. The char was ok too. Not a bad restaurant, but not terribly exciting either.
We had so enjoyed lunch at Cin Cin in Dec. 2016 that we were determined to try it for dinner on our most recent trip to Vancouver. Jake's service was great--helpful, relaxed, and not intrusive. The flavours of our meals were outstanding. Compliments to Chef Andrew!
My Fiance and I had a beautiful dinner here after getting engaged. The front of house met all our needs and more and went out of their way to make sure we were happy. The restaurant is beautiful and makes you feel as if you are in southern Italy with its tasteful Italian decor and its beautiful open kitchen centered around its beautiful fir oven.
Beautiful ambiance, great Italian food (coming from a 1st generation Italian) and servers who are there to make sure you have a wonderful experience with a lot of knowledge of the diverse wine list and cuisine.
Thank you for the memorable night!
My husband and I really enjoyed our experience here. The space is really beautiful and definitely not casual, in my opinion, despite what the description says. It’s nicer than jeans and a tee. Definitely a nice date spot for some fresh Italian pasta. A little expensive, but overall it was a good experience.
This visit confirmed for me that CinCin might be the best restaurant in Vancouver (to my subjective self) despite all the great new restaurants out there. That is outstanding for such an "old" restaurant. From incredibly well-cooked fish, vegetarian dishes and just thoughtful, gracious service (with our gluten-free, dairy-free requests). It has been too long since I went there last. I won't make that mistake again.
The dining experience was excellent as expected. Our server was professional and unobtrusive. His wine selection perfect for the evening. We have been to Cin Cin a number of times over the years and always look forward to returning. Thanks for a great evening.
It was an important anniversary and we had a very nice evening. Our server was very kind and professional and just the right amount of attentiveness. The food as usual was mostly fantastic. If I could make one comment it is the lobster pasta could do without so much lemon. Beet salad was very good and the panna cotta was fantastic. Lovely room too
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