I was so happy with our entire experience at Cinara. Beautiful atmosphere, great service and I love the open kitchen to watch the magic happen. We will be back!!
Waiter was very attentive, pleasant and friendly. Definitely would go back again next time I am visiting Vancouver.
The food was incredible tasting and fresh. Service was so friendly and efficient. I loved how our server Scott was so passionate about telling us about the menu. The atmosphere was classy/casual, and I loved that the music was soft background and I could actually have a nice conversation with my date:)
Simply the best. Lucas and his team constantly impress us every time we dine at Cinara. It was a busy Friday night before a show at the Queen Elizabeth and we still received excellent service and the food was amazing. Cinara remains at the top of list of restaurants in Vancouver.
Would be nice to have a slightly cheaper wine option. Cheapest bottle is $55
Very good food. Excellent staff who are friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. I highly recommend this establishment!!
Overall, their service was outstanding. Having said that, our appetizer and risotto were surprisingly salty... but they served us another main dish instead of that, it was really tasty.
Well located to Queen Elizabeth theatre. Agnolotti Pasta was delicious and homemade but could have been slightly larger portion....otherwise, all good.
Outstanding, as always. Lovely new menu items with a fall flavour. Excellent wine recommendations from staff.
The food was excellent. The service was good. Nice room. Only gripe is that the wine list needs to offer more local as well as "best kept secret" wines and not just high end Italian and French offerings. I understand that this is a continental style restaurant that has assembled a wine list to reflect that but having the bulk of the wines in the $100 to $300 plus range is a little over the top.
Great food, chill ambience.... but lively, so if your looking for a quiet place to enjoy a meal, maybe this is not your place. Seedy but hip location, Knowledgeable service staff, and a menu to satisfy the palet . We will return!!
Unique and delectable starters. Perfect pasta. Fantastic service. A great place to dine.
Nous sommes allés prendre le repas du soir mon mari et moi et nous avons adoré la nourriture. Le service était très professionnel et les plats délicieux et recherchés. Nous avons aimé l'expérience et recommandons ce restaurant très authentique avec un personnel jeune, friendly, dynamique et souriant. Les plats étaient servis rapidement ils étaient chauds et savoureux. Un restau branché dans le centre ville de Vancouver à découvrir; un menu 5 étoiles sortant de l'ordinaire des restau tomatés italiens nord-américains! Isa etLouis, Québec!
Amazing burrata and caramel tart, very good pasta and duck.
Creative Italian cuisine.
Very attentative service.
Amazing. Best pasta I’ve ever had in my life.
We were served by the manager. He was so knowledgeable and friendly that we asked him to pick our dishes himself.
He did not disappoint. Exceptional through and through.
The food was excellent and the staff super knowledgeable and genuine. Definitely would go again.
Exceptional experience of great food and warm genuine service. Hidden gem!
We enjoyed our meal very much. The service was quick and the server was very knowledgable. Overall it was a nice evening. If you are looking for a quiet dinner location this is not the place. Overall I would give the restaurant a 9 and I will for sure go again.
We celebrated a late birthday and was pleased to have enjoyed a sumptuous meal. Scott was awesome, very friendly and enthusiastic. He explained the menu in details with such spirit and passion. We savoured the Baccala and the Anchovy toasts, very appetizing. Was very satisfied with the Sagne a pezzi (though there was an error initially, a different pasta dish came? But the error was rectified quickly with apology, no problem. Halibut was cooked just right. The highlights for us were the desserts - creative take mixing savoury and sweet plus using seasonal ingredients - the concorde grape reduction was heavenly! We did not feel rush the whole evening as we went slowly from course to course. Just that I was hoping to have a better seat for the occasion. We were seated by the entrance, it was slightly chilly as the evening went on. Noise level rather high but the atmosphere was casual so we had no problems. Next time we definitely would like to try the Carte Blanche. Oh yes the Rose and Chianti were tasty too. Thank you very much. We really enjoyed our dinner.
An exceptionally enjoyable evening with a refined yet fun atmosphere. Attentive service only surpassed by the quality of the food.
I had heard about Cinara, And had been to another related restaurant, so I had expectations, but Cinara exceeded them from the warm ambience to the incredibly charming but very knowledgable staff, it was obvious to me that the owners and management had assembled a team of people who enjoy their jobs and enjoy working together! I worked in restaurants and night clubs for years and seeing the chemistry and thus seamless efficiency of the service made our experience exemplary.
Our meals were aesthetically pleasing and tastefully prepared, local ingredients when possible And delicious wine pairings as well. Even the dessert managed to be both rich and not too sweet at the same time!
Congratulations to Lucas, he's got a restaurant he should be very proud of!
I'll definitely be going back soon!
I love this restaurant, it is my favorite in vancouver
Would strongly suggest the chefs selection!!
It really is good food and the service matches. My real quibble is that the noise level is high and seems to be getting louder. I do long for the time I can have a conversation here without a sore throat the next day.
What about some noise attenuation?
Loved it as usual
Our favourite restaurant in town
Amazing as always! They have some new items on the menu that are fabulous. The chicken parfait is always a must! Service is always top notch.
Amazing! Will be coming back many times!
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.