CinCin Ristorante & Bar

Cuisine type

  • French,
  • Italian,


  • Pasta,
  • Pizza,


  • Restaurant With Bar,


  • Romantic,
  • Upscale,

Languages Spoken

  • English,
2-1154 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6E 1B2
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Opening Hours *Holiday hours

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  • $26 To $60,
  • > $60,

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Meet the owner

They catch your eye the minute you step into the peach-toned room tucked away from the bustle above Robson Street; the dancing flames from CinCin’s new Grillworks Infierno wood-fired grill draw the eye to the open kitchen where chef Andrew Richardson can be found cooking up a storm.

A beloved West End institution since 1990, CinCin has breathed new life into its menu thanks to the addition of this two-metre stainless steel behemoth — the only one of its kind in Canada — which is allowing a gleeful Chef Richardson loose on creating a new flame-licked menu. “It’s so primal,” beams Andrew. “Cooking with wood and fire is a very European thing, we’re going back to our roots here.”

Cooking on the new grill brings its own challenges: turn on the oven and you’ll get the temperature you expect, but cook with fire and you’ll get something new every time. Andrew relishes that. “It’s so versatile. You can cook meat, fish and even dessert with the grill,” he says. “We even use the embers and the ashes, every dish will have some element that’s been touched by the fire.”

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Food was decent, but nothing special. Most...

Food was decent, but nothing special. Most definitely overpriced for what it is. As well, it was so boring in there, my friend & I were getting tired of having to focus to hear each other. I felt the tables were a bit close together - felt a bit crowded, which probably only added to the bad atmosphere. Nothing bad about our evening there, just nothing to entice us to go back again.

Atmosphere: 2/5
Food: 2/5
Service: 3/5
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A great restaurant with a really cosy, warm...

A great restaurant with a really cosy, warm atmosphere. Were there during our honeymoon and the staff was really pleasant. The food was very good, if a bit pricey. Tried one of the BC wines and was surprised by how good it was. Service could have been more attentive but was sincere and friendly when we got it. Would recommend you try it if only for the atmosphere and the food

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 3/5
Service: 4/5
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