Vancouver's CinCin Remains a Top Italian Dining Choice

This restaurant's ambiance, standout pasta, and seafood dishes keep the crowds coming back for more
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Shaena Engle

Main courses include hearty fare such as the Alberta rack of lamb cooked over fire and served with roast tomatoes, heirloom beans, and a gremolata.

Located in the center of trendy Robson Street, up a windy stone stairway, CinCin is part of Vancouver’s upscale Top Table restaurant group.

The Italian eatery offers a complete fine dining experience providing guests options to dine in the inviting, warm interior main room or al fresco on the intimate patio.



The big interior dining space houses a long marble bar, original artwork, Italian statues, terracotta tiled floors surrounded by red, orange, and yellow wall murals. The menu focuses on seasonal ingredients prepared in the wood-burning grill and rotisserie oven.

Appetizer highlights include a porcini mushroom soup with ricotta dumplings; buffalo mozzarella and beet salad; fried zucchini blossoms; duck and chicken liver pate with pickled cherries; and a salami charcuterie platter.

Pasta dishes include spaghetti Bolognese with veal and pork; oxtail rigatoni; gnocchi with wild mushrooms; and lobster and truffle risotto. Main courses include wild salmon with fennel and carrots, crispy pork belly and octopus, and roasted halibut with fava beans. Dishes from the wood fired grill include a whole branzino, charcoal grilled albacore tuna, duck with grilled gem lettuce and radishes, lamb two ways, and a variety of grilled steaks.

Desserts include baked strawberries with lemon shortbread and vanilla gelato; brown butter cake with blueberry sorbet; and a hazelnut mousse with a raspberry gel. The stylish bar offers a variety of artisan cocktails, specialty beers and wines, and an extensive grappa collection.

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