CinCin Ristorante + Bar

  • 1154 Robson St
  • Vancouver, BC V6E 1B2
  • Phone: 604.688.7338

A winding stone staircase leads upward from bustling Robson Street to this celebrated Vancouver dining room, recognized for its contemporary, Italian-inspired menu and award-winning wine cellar. The elegant marble bar is a central feature, accented by stone walls hung with original artworks, and punctuated with tall arched windows that open onto a year-round terrace. Housed in the private dining room, part of CinCin’s value-driven wine collection is on display: deep and global with rare vintages, boutique finds, and an extensive half-bottle selection.

An ingredient-driven, seasonal focus sets the tone for CinCin’s menu, with distinctive wood-fired dishes embracing the traditions of Italy.

Owen Knowlton and his service team choreograph unrivalled dining experiences, committed to their exemplary wine program and his own industry-leading service standards.


5-10pm, Wednesdays - Sundays 


Andrew Richardson, Executive Chef
Andrea Alridge, Chef de Cuisine
Michael Littleford, Restaurant Manager and Assistant Wine Director
Shane Taylor, Wine Director
Jamie Lauder, Assistant Wine Director
Shion Fujita, Bar Manager 



Best Sommelier, Shane Taylor

Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2019


Best Italian, Bronze

Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2019


‘Best of’ Award of Excellence

Wine Spectator, 2013-2014, 2016-2019


Wine Program Excellence Award, Platinum

Vancouver International Wine Festival, 2017-2019


Best Italian, Finalist

WHERE Magazine 'To Dine Awards', 2019

Downtown Italian, Second

Vancouver Courier 'Stars of Vancouver' Award, 2018


Best Italian, Third

WHERE Magazine 'To Dine Awards', 2018


Best Italian, Honourable Mention

Best Upscale, Honourable Mention

Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2018


Best Italian, Third

Best Restaurant Wine List (Imported), Second

Georgia Straight Golden Plates Awards, 2018


Best Italian, Gold

Best Upscale, Silver

Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2017


BC Sommelier of the Year, Shane Taylor

Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers (CAPS), 2017


Best Italian, Second

WHERE Magazine 'To Dine Awards', 2017


Best Restaurant Wine List (Imported), First

Chef of the Year, Third

Best Italian, Third

Georgia Straight Golden Plates Awards, 2017


100 Best Italian Restaurants in Canada

OpenTable, 2017


100 Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants in Canada

OpenTable, 2015, 2017


Best Italian

WHERE Magazine ‘To Dine Awards', 2016


Wine Program Excellence Award, Gold

Vancouver International Wine Festival, 2016


Recognized for ‘Greatest Gains’

Vancouver International Wine Festival, 2015


Best Upscale Italian, Bronze

Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2014-2016


Best Restaurant Wine List (B.C.), First

Georgia Straight 27th Best of Vancouver, 2016


Top 100 Best Restaurants in Canada

OpenTable, 2016


Regional Company of the Year

27th Annual Pinnacle Awards, 2015


Wine Program Excellence Award, Silver

Vancouver International Wine Festival, 2014


Best Upscale Italian, Silver

Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2012-2013


Premier Crew Service Award, Jamie Lauder

Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2013


Certificate of Excellence

Trip Advisor, 2013


Achievement of Distinction in Dining

DiRoNA, 2013


World’s Most Imaginative Bartender, David Wolowidnyk

BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® World’s Most Imaginative Bartender Competition, Morocco, 2012


Best Formal Italian, Silver

Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2006-2007, 2011


Best Last Course, Gold

Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2004, 2010


Best Formal Italian, Honourable Mention

Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2009


Best Italian Fine Dining, Silver

Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, 2005

Dining & Nightlife
General (All)


  • Buy Out:
  • Largest Private Room Capacity: 50
  • Max Capacity Banquet: 145
  • Max Capacity Reception: 200
  • Meal Type:
    • Dinner
  • Patio:
  • Total Number of Private Rooms: 1
  • Total Restaurant/Nightclub Capacity: 200


  • Group Bookings:
  • Maximum Group Size: 200
  • Seasons Of Operation:
    • All
  • Year Last Renovated: 2017
  • Year Opened: 1990
Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Description Whether you are looking to host a business dinner in our private wine room, a wedding reception on the terrace, or a celebration with 250 guests, CinCin offers a unique setting for any occasion. The restaurant features a variety of private and semi-private spaces, while the bar and lounge are ideal for stand-up receptions. CinCin's dedicated and experienced team will be happy to assist in planning your customized event. Equipped with audio-visual amenities, we can provide the ideal boardroom-style setting complemented with personalized menu options.
  • Floorplan File Floorplan File
  • Total Sq. Ft. 3538
  • Reception Capacity 260
  • Space Notes CAPACITIES GRILL ROOM Exclusive of Private Wine Room, Bar + Lounge and Terrace 108pp sit-down, 240pp reception PRIVATE WINE ROOM 30pp sit-down, 50pp reception BAR + LOUNGE 15pp sit-down, 40pp reception COVERED, HEATED TERRACE 40pp sit-down, 70pp reception FULL RESTAURANT Exclusive of Terrace 145pp sit-down, 260pp reception
  • Banquet Capacity 145
  • Number of Rooms 3

Grill Room

  • Banquet Capacity: 108
  • Reception Capacity: 240

Private Wine Room

  • Total Sq. Ft.: 438
  • Banquet Capacity: 30
  • Reception Capacity: 50

Bar + Lounge

  • Banquet Capacity: 15
  • Reception Capacity: 40

Covered, Heated Terrace

  • Total Sq. Ft.: 600
  • Banquet Capacity: 40
  • Reception Capacity: 70

Full Restaurant

  • Total Sq. Ft.: 2500
  • Banquet Capacity: 145
  • Reception Capacity: 260

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