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Cin Cin Restaurants

Acclaimed modern Italian neighbourhood restaurants in Hove and Fitzrovia

Cin Cin At Home

RETURNING 15th JULY 2022

Restaurant quality Italian dishes for you to finish and share at home.

Made fresh and will keep in the fridge for 3 days.

Free delivery to Brighton and Hove.

Cin Cin Fitzrovia

The perfect place in London to stop and watch the world go by – the best Italian restaurant in Fitzrovia.

Opened in May 2021, our newest addition is just five blocks north of the hustle and bustle of Oxford Circus. An oasis of calm in central London, Cin Cin Fitzrovia is a modern Italian neighbourhood restaurant on the corner of Foley and Hanson Streets providing classic Italian food in a cosy, informal setting.

With a seasonal and ever-changing menu of inventive delicious Italian food made with the finest ingredients; with classic Italian dishes (including fresh pasta!) and drinks, a relaxed and stylish 26-seat dining room, and a bright and buzzy south-facing terrace, Cin Cin Fitzrovia has quickly become a top spot for central London socialising. Save room for dessert!

Lunch & Dinner | Wed – Sat 12:30pm till 11:30pm | Closed – Sun to Tue

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“Holy cannelloni! Bag a table for authentic Italian plates washed down with signature Negronis.”

Evening Standard

Cin Cin Hove

Modern Italian cuisine showcasing seasonal Sussex produce.

Our award-winning Italian neighbourhood restaurant on Western Road, Hove.

Seasonal small plates and fresh handmade pasta dishes, aperitifs and wines from across the boot of Italy.

With counter seating to watch the chefs work and a secluded room perfect for celebrations, as well as vegan and gluten-free options, we offer the finest Italian dining experience in Brighton & Hove. Wonderful food and a fantastic wine list to match the authentic dishes make Cin Cin the best Italian restaurants.

Lunch & Dinner | Wed – Sat 12:30pm – 11:30pm, Closed | Sun – Tues

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“An intimate, casual dining experience where the food is truly authentic.”

Mark Taylor, Olive Magazine

Weddings and Events

Planning a celebration, wedding or corporate event?

Book it at one of our restaurants for your special event with fine dining catering and service from our award-winning chefs and staff.

Since 2013, we have delivered unique events across the UK serving handmade antipasti, seasonal small plates, fresh pasta, and desserts alongside cocktails and aperitifs; all tailored to each client’s needs.

Our restaurants in Hove and London are available for private hire with a capacity of 14 to 40.

Our set menus, canape list, drink packages and signature cocktails are all ready to deliver a unique Cin Cin dining experience for you and your guests.

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Gift vouchers

The perfect present for lovers of Italian food.
Treat your loved ones or colleagues to a fine dining experience in our restaurants or to use for our Cin Cin At Home delivery service.

Our Story

Cin Cin started back in 2013 when then-lawyer David Toscano bought a 1972 Fiat 850 van, kitted it out with bubbles and Italian bites and headed to the Street Diner food event on Queens Road, Brighton. Cin Cin was born that day but much came before and after that.

David was lucky enough to grow up surrounded by beautiful Italian food cooked by his extended family where homemade salumi and freshly baked bread were the norms. After moving to London in 2005 to work as a lawyer, David decided to forge a new career sharing the amazing arancini, cured meats, crostini and of course, handmade pasta that was such a big part of his upbringing.

David began swapping his suits for chef whites to cater for friends and family and after moving to Brighton in 2010 and starting with the van in 2013, David met Head Chef Jamie Halsall the following year and together, their catering creativity really took off.

In December 2015, David threw in the lawyer towel. It was time to do what he loved full time and get his own kitchen at Cin Cin Vine Street in the heart of Brighton’s North Laine which opened in November 2016. It provided a unique dining experience; stools were set up around a horseshoe-shaped wine bar with the chefs and waiters in the middle so that every part of the dining process was observed and enjoyed.

Cin Cin’s ever-popular handmade pasta plates and antipasti, as well as a fully stocked Italian wine bar, quickly earned them a loyal following. By February 2017, they were ranked as sixth in the Top 20 Brighton BEST Restaurant Awards, with David also winning Best Welcome. In the same year, they were reviewed by The Guardian, the BBC Good Food Magazine and the Waitrose Good Food Guide.

Cin Cin opened its second restaurant on Western Road in Hove in January 2018. With more space, came a bigger menu. Additions included a robata charcoal grill, producing delicious grilled specials every month and a wider bar menu with inventive aperitivi.

In September 2018, Cin Cin won a Michelin Bib Gourmand and in February 2020, they were listed by Spectator Life Magazine as one of the Five Best Places to eat in Brighton, as well as being awarded a Rosette for outstanding cooking and service by the AA Guide.

When COVID, David and Jamie launched the Cin Cin At Home as a range of products that customers could finish at home to enjoy their own slice of Cin Cin via delivery across Sussex. The success of Cin Cin’s At Home products kept their customers and supporters connected and engaged through a very difficult period.

And in 2021, they expanded Cin Cin again by opening a new Italian restaurant in London in the heart of Fitzrovia. With rave reviews from the Sunday Times, Olive Magazine, The Guardian, Time Out, Evening Standard, Harpers Bazaar…it feels like Cin Cin Fitzrovia has already found its place in the London Italian restaurant scene.

“It takes these fun-loving Italians to restore la dolce vita.”

Marina O'Loughlin, Sunday Times

Latest News

All the news, updates and chatter at Cin Cin.

23 June 2022

Head Chef Jamie Halsall | Mental Health Leader in Hospitality apprenticeship

We are so proud to announce that Jamie Halsall will be undertaking a year long apprenticeship focusing on Mental Health Leadership in Hospitality in association […]

Read more about Head Chef Jamie Halsall | Mental Health Leader in Hospitality apprenticeship

03 June 2022

Enjoy an unforgettable Fathers Day at Cin Cin Hove on Sunday 19th June

We are opening the restaurant specially on Father’s Day, for you to spoil all the fatherly people in your life that mean the world to […]

Read more about Enjoy an unforgettable Fathers Day at Cin Cin Hove on Sunday 19th June

27 April 2022

Join us for our Italian Fine Wine Dinner - 26th May at Cin Cin Fitzrovia

Enjoy an evening of fine Italian wines at Cin Cin Fitzrovia.   We are hosting a wine dinner featuring a 7 course tasting menu from […]

Read more about Join us for our Italian Fine Wine Dinner - 26th May at Cin Cin Fitzrovia

We are so proud to announce that Jamie Halsall will be undertaking a year long apprenticeship focusing on Mental Health Leadership in Hospitality in association […]

We are opening the restaurant specially on Father’s Day, for you to spoil all the fatherly people in your life that mean the world to […]

Enjoy an evening of fine Italian wines at Cin Cin Fitzrovia.   We are hosting a wine dinner featuring a 7 course tasting menu from […]

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FAQs

  • When are you open and how do I find the restaurants?

    Our restaurants are open Wednesday to Saturday from 12:30pm – 11:30pm. Maps and directions to the restaurants are in our Contact Us page below.

  • How can I book?

    You can book a table directly via our website using the Book A Table button. Our a la carte menu is available for tables of up to 6 guests. The menu is subject to daily change and a sample menu can be found on our website.  Please also take note of our cancellation policy.

  • Can I make a group booking?

    Yes, of course. For bookings of 7 or more guests, we offer our five course Chef’s Menu. A sample menu is available on our website.

    Our restaurant is also available for group or private hire. Please email us for more information including menus and pricing.

  • Do you cater for allergies and dietary requirements?

    We offer non-gluten and non-dairy menus but please make us aware in advance of any dietary requirements. We are happy to help.

  • How do I place an order for Cin Cin At Home?

    Our Cin Cin At Home range of restaurant quality finish at home products are available to order for delivery across Sussex or collection from our Hove restaurant. Simply click the Home Delivery button at the top of our website.

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