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.
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
For any special occasion, CinCin guarantees the highest level of service and cuisine that will ensure your event is a success. CinCin's wine room offers private dining for up to 30 guests seated or 50 guests reception-style. Complimentary A/V, screen and projector rental.
CinCin Ristorante + Bar Ratings and Reviews
We started with the creamy stracciatella cheese with olive oil, Belgian endive, radicchio and blood orange, next up was the melt in your mouth beef carpaccio with smoked mayonnaise watercress, sourdough croutons – parmesan- so good, on to a well executed risotto of wild mushrooms, chestnuts, burgundy truffle and pecorino al tartufo, and rigatoni with tomato
parmesan, torn basil and olive oil, then fully enjoyed the mixed grilled seafood of crispy and super moist grilled branzino, Arctic char, scallop and prawn with rainbow chard atop panisse and drizzled with anchovy, rosemary and chili for some lovely heat, and finished off with a dessert of limoncello soaked semolina cake with citrus gel and lemon balm. Everything was lovely, the dishes were beautiful and service was outstanding as usual. Standout was the perfect pairing of 2011 Anselmi capitelli passito with the dessert. Will always come back for the amazing food and service. This is why Cin Cin is an award winning restaurant in a city of tough competition.
All I can say is please ignore any negative reviews about this restaurant because none of the things I had read were true! NOT EVEN CLOSE! My fiancée and i have had the luxury of dining at some of the world’s best restaurants in the past year and this one is joining the top of the list. The menu has variety but not a single dish lacked quality. Every dish was seasoned perfectly and they used only the freshest ingredients. Somebody mentioned that their food was bland in another review, that person obviously had a stuffed nose and couldn’t taste what they were eating!
What really made this place stand out was the service. Sylvia is hands down one of the best servers we had ever had! Anywhere! She was friendly and talkative even though the restaurant was getting busier. She didn’t miss any small details like fixing the slightly wobbly table, cleaning even the smallest crumbs off of the table between courses, and was extremely knowledgeable and able to answer any of our questions.
All in all, it’s a top notch restaurant for a fantastic dining experience, particularly a romantic night out, that will certainly not disappoint. If you don’t end up liking this restaurant, you do not know good food and drink. PLAIN AND SIMPLE!
The food was superior. Our waiter was pleasant, helpful and attendant. He enhanced our experience as did the outstanding quality of the food in flavour and presentation.
Beautiful interior, great food, lots of options for everyone. I also enjoyed the meticulously created dessert menu. Everything was tasty!
Greeted by bored young hostess . Waitress not much better. Cocktails were poor. Food was good. Ambience was tired and dated. No offer of where we would like to sit despite mostly empty space. $470 all in for four. Went to Flying Pig the next night, much better service and ambience and less than half the price. Will not return.
My supper was burnt. Too dark to read menu or see the food. My wife has been sick since eating there.
Amazing! The whole staff made this special occasion special!!
Food is always off the charts ...excellent!
We come every USA thanksgiving. Used to enjoy the veal chop. Been missing lately. We miss it. Not the same. Robert, our server, is the best. But he is not a veal chop. Hopefully, it will be back on the menu Presidents’ Day weekend.
Delicious food in a gorgeous setting, with very friendly and helpful staff. Would definitely return.
Good service and we liked the location, but there’s better, similar food available all over the city for less.
CIn Cin is a good place for a large family or group gathering. Our meals were well prepared and tasty . Server was very busy decided to get dessert elsewhere. Otherwise very good experience.
Food was awful. Chef was having bad night especially with lobster linguine.
Had a lovely evening - attentive service wonderful food - will be back!
It was our first time to BC and we flew in from Portland, OR, USA for 2 nights for my partners birthday for shopping and fine dining. I read so many great reviews about CinCin and because my partner loves Italian food, I knew immediately that I had to bring him here. From the young lady opening the door upon arrival, to the host greeting us with such warmth, we knew right away I made a great decision. I requested a table on their heated patio which overlooks the famed Robson street, and they gave us a table right on the edge of the patio. We were greeted immediately with water and the manager stopped by to wish Chris a happy birthday as well as drop off a signed card from the Sous Chef also wishing Chris a happy birthday. Our server Mike V. was such a delight and created and provided a fun, warm, and entertaining dining experience. Chris enjoyed delicious cocktails that were recommended by Mike, and I enjoyed a delicious Barbera D' Alba wine by the glass for both our appetizer and our main course. The food was nothing short of amazing as was the service. Mike really made it a special evening for us with light conversation and his attention to detail with service. On our way out, the host and the manager bother departed us, and the manager shook both our hands and wished us a great evening. We were already expecting a fabulous dining experience, so we were not shocked when it happened, but we were so grateful and appreciative of how amazing everything was. If you ever get a chance to make it to BC, or if you live in BC, do yourself a favor and dine at CinCin. It was and is a night to remember. Cheers to the entire team of CinCin for delivering an unforgettable experience. Chris and I raise a glass to all of you, and say CinCin! =)
We have been coming here for many years and the food never disappoints. Amazing salads, mains and some of the best risoto, pasta and desserts in town. Thank you!
great night !
I would describe our experience at CinCin as very expensive (almost $500 for four people) and the food was underwhelming; definitely not value for money.
Service and ambiance was wonderful, the wine list was great, but the food was definitely medium, and for the price, I was disappointed. My mushroom risotto had lots of flavour but was way overcooked, and appies were mediocre. For the price of the restaurant, I was expecting more in terms of food quality
It is mushroom and truffle season... so fabulous... we will be going back.
Great service at the bar and the general manager is the best!!!
Celebrating two Birthdays - the service and attention was exquisite. Shion who tends the bar - remembered my favourite cocktail whilst our server was charming. Wonderful ambiance and great food.
This is a sensational place to dine. We love it! I highly recommend this restaurant . The staff are very helpful and extremely efficient. When we are In Vancouver we always dine at least once at CinCin.
Fantastic experience overall. Food was great, ambiance was great, and everything went well. But by far the best part of the experience is the service. From the multiple hostesses and coat checkers making you feel extremely welcome, to the amazing servers that are ever present but un-obstrusive, to each individual who carries themselves with confidence and continues to improve your experience. The service was so unbelievably good that we almost forgot to talk about the food on the drive home.
Best Italian restaurant we've been to, and probably the best service we've ever received. We'll be back soon.
Fantastic as always! We have been going to CIN CIN for over 25 years. The food is cooked on fire and literally on fire with taste. Richard and crew up front are awesome, chef Richardson has the food completely dialed in. Truffle dishes tonight were beautiful!
You have never disappointed. My wife and i and even with our young kids, have gone there on a number of occasions; we have loved every time. We have enjoyed the food, the very friendly staff and the excellent food. It continues to be our special downtown Vancouver restaurant!!
We went to CinCin for my mom’s bday dinner. The evening started with a lovely note from the staff for my mom and continued on with impeccable service and food. The bolognese and lemon crema are divine 🙌
The service and food was good. The wine list is very extensive.
No elevator for those that are disabled or find stairs challenging.
Overall, I would recommend it; however, you gotta be ready to spend big bucks.
It is overpriced, but in saying that, Robson street does have very high rent.
CinCin was on the list of favourite Vancouver restaurants from several friends. After my recent experience I can see why.
Service was friendly, knowledgeable and professional.
Food was excellent and served in a timely fashion.
Atmosphere was cozy.
I would recommend CinCin to anyone wanting a predictably excellent experience.
A perfect date night. Excellent service, outstanding food and wine.
My boyfriend and I celebrated our 5 year anniversary at CinCin on a Friday night. We had made a reservation a week in advance. We had a great table on the enclosed patio with views of the fairylights in the trees on Robson St. I had marked on our online reservation that we were celebrating our anniversary. When we sat, the manager approached us and gave us a handwritten notecard from the executive chef congratulating us. This was such a lovely touch and a great way to kick off our meal. We started by sharing the parmesan souffle, which was cooked perfectly and so delicious. I had the corn risotto was my entree, which was fantastic. I especially loved the parmesan crackling. My boyfriend had the chorizo sausage pasta for his entree, which was nice and spicy. The handmade pasta was great. For dessert, we shared the caramel pannacotta. I loved the addition of the caramelized apples. With our bill, we received two petit fours for free with "Happy Anniversary" written on the plate in chocolate. It was such a lovely surprise. Our waiter was very helpful and attentive all night. We had a fantastic time at CinCin and it was the perfect restaurant to celebrate our anniversary. The food was amazing and we loved all the extra touches that made our night special. We will definitely be going back in the future.
We went for a birthday dinner, everyone took very good care of us and the service was great!
Good restaurant overall. They did run out of a menu item, which was very disappointing. Also, the bill was split among four couples, and there were mistakes as to who got which items and the associated charges.
Had my father’s birthday dinner. Delicious food, nice ambiance and excellent service! My favourite restaurant in Vancouver!
The quality of some dishes like the Char fish and lamb are really good. The pasta dishes are average. Nice selection of wines and knowledgeable staff to help you choose the right one. The practice is they automatically charge 18% for groups more than 6 which I personally have issue with. Also they bring sparkling water and ask the first time if you want it, and top up it regularly so sometimes you do not get a chance to say, no and obviously they charge you at the end. If you ask for regular water the top up does not happen as regularly. I found that practice unethical.
Had a great meal with wife and daughter who are vegan. CinCin was very accommodating of the dietary restriction. Service was outstanding.
We had my husbands birthday dinner at CinCin. From the cars presented to him on behalf of the staff at the beginning of the meal to the petit fours at the end, our experience was too notch. We would not hesitate to dine here again.
Thank you for great food, wine and service. Appreciate your first class hospitality.
Hope you keep it up.
Excellent food, small portions for the price. Great place for celebrating a special occasion.
Food is amazing. Just the right amount of smoke - never overpowers the other flavors. They understand balance. Don't miss the tagliatelle with ragu and the close -to -perfection lemon pistachio dessert. Service is traditional ;very professional, but not stuffy and not over- friendly either. Would recommend without hesitation.
Avoid: Not worth it. Based on reviews, I was looking forward to dining solo on a Friday evening. Evening began just fine. I had a reservation and was seated right away and was offered and served a drink. Things went downhill from there:
After ordering food, I asked to speak with the sommelier. The waitress told me that she would send him over. She then returned and asked if I was ordering by the glass or by the bottle--and if I had an idea about what I wanted. I told her that I might order by the glass, and I might order and half bottle or a bottle. I found it bizarre that I was being prescreened for the opportunity to speak with the sommelier. Never have I encountered this in a restaurant that holds itself out as a fine dining establishment.
From that point, things went OK until my main course was served; about the same time that the restaurant was getting busy. At that point, all service disappeared. I wanted to finish the last of my half bottle of wine, but there was no wait staff to assist (and the decanter was not on the table). I stopped eating for a full 20 minutes, trying to get the attention of my waitress--and then ANY staff member. I never got the wine.
Basically, the restaurant seems able to deliver some service until it gets very busy, and then it all falls apart, ruining what might have been a nice evening.
There are a lot of great restaurants in Vancouver. This is not one of them. After a delightful lunch on the same day at The Stable House (great food, really good wines and great advice on the wine from the sommelier) inner at CinCin was a huge disappointment.
The service was excellent! The wine list is expansive and the Sommelier was most helpful in selecting a wine that paired with our food selection. The pork loin and the lamb were grilled to perfection.
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