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For contemporary Italian cuisine in the heart of Vancouver, head to CinCin Restaurant on Robson Street. This establishment offers fresh ingredients with a seasonal focus and a wine list that holds everything from rare vintages to boutique finds.

What Makes CinCin One of the Top Restaurants in Vancouver?
CinCin, famous for being one of the best Italian Restaurants in Vancouver, has also earned national and international praise, including the Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator in 2002.

Executive Chef Todd Howard takes great pride in the diversity and depth of the menu, from the bold flavors to the fresh local ingredients, Italian recipes and cooking techniques inspired by the Mediterranean nation.

What Kind of Food Can I Expect?
At CinCin, you’ll enjoy fresh Italian classics with West Coast ingredients and modern upgrades.

Popular first courses include a salad of baby artichokes, soft boiled eggs and truffle vinaigreet, caprese with Italian buffalo mozzarella and heirloom tomatoes, and polpo with grilled tofino octopus and salsa verde.

Favorite homemade pasta dishes include rigatoni with veal cheeks and mushrooms, fusilli with dungeness crab and pinot grigio cream sauce, and gnocchi with english peas and thumbelina carrots.

Main courses come from the wood fired oven, grill or spit. Popular dishes include trout with dungeness crab and potato cannelloni, lamb sirloin with eggplant caponata, and roasted free range chicken with fingerling potatoes, tomato and basil.

Wood fired pizzas are incredibly popular at CinCin, including the margherita with spiced tomato sauce and basil and the salsiccia with garlic and fennel sausage, brocolini, green olives and chilies.

What Is the Price Range?
Appetizers cost around $16 CAD, Pasta dishes cost from $19.50 to $27.50, main dishes cost from $21 to $38.50 and pizzas cost around $15.

Where Do I Find CinCin Restaurant?
CinCin is located at 1154 Robson St., between Thurlow and Bute Streets, on the second floor. The restaurant and bar are both open nightly from 5 p.m. to midnight, with a late night menu from 11 p.m. to midnight. Lunch is served Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where Can I Go For Something Completely Different?
For delicious Italian cuisine, head to La Terrazza Restaurant on Cambie Street in the Yaletown area of the city. The establishment offers private dining, an extensive wine list, a garden patio and hand-painted posai floors, transporting diners to Italy with just one meal.

 Posted on : September 18, 2013