CinCin, Wood Fired Italian Cucina, is one of the best Italian restaurants to be found in Vancouver, if not all of Canada. Gourmet dining with fine wines at its best. Getting to CinCin can be a chore if you don't realize the entrance is up a winding staircase. Walking Robson Street, turn into an arch, walk up a curved staircase, and enter into a restaurant/bar that will tickle the eyes as well as the palate.
As you open the door to the upstairs restaurant, your eyes are greeted by a wall of wine bottles behind the bar. Great Martini's, over 10 to choose from, and they will even make one up for you if you can't decide, yourself. The ambience, the decor, and mostly the food and service, make CinCin a must on the dining list.
Favorite Dish: Actually, all the food selections are very good. I enjoyed the rich smooth flavors of the crab cannelloni and their alder wood smoked wild bc salmon was fabulous. But, it was the Martini's that floored me. (no pun intended)
This place has a wood-fired oven and the whole restaurant smells kind of smoky. In a good way.
Favorite Dish: We started with bruschetta topped with mushrooms. I had a wood-fired oven baked pizza with artichokes and arugula. It was thin, crispy and delicious. My husband said his lamb was excellent as well. For dessert we split a "croquembouche" pastry drizzled with caramel, and tried the dessert wine that our excellent waiter recommended.
Overall a perfect meal that we still remember a year later.
Go to a plce called Cin Cin. The food is great and varied. The place is fancy, but I'm sure that you've probably had more expensive meals.
The plates are combinations of seafood, italian, french, and scandanavian meals with Canadian infulence.
Favorite Dish: I had a great mel of veal with wine sauce and mushrooms