The first of our new London restaurants, Cin Cin started in 2013 when then-lawyer David Toscano bought a 1972 Fiat 850 van, kitted it out with bubbles and Italian bites and headed off to a street food event in Brighton with a dream to open his own restaurant. Cin Cin’s handmade pasta and antipasti, as well as a fully stocked Italian bar, very quickly earned them a loyal following. By 2017, they were ranked as sixth in the Top 20 Brighton BEST Restaurant Awards. In 2021, they expanded the Cin Cin brand again by making the jump to London with an opening in Fitzrovia in central London.
This Italian restaurant boasts pride of place on the corner of bustling Foley Street. And what is special about Cin Cin? It’s the warm and welcoming feel, the excellent service and the authenticity, which is apparent as soon as you sit down. Their ethos is not to compete for the tourist trade but to build a community of regular customers, and friendly staff.
The monthly changing Italian menu is small and seasonal, focusing on a few high-class dishes with excellent ingredients – perfect for an intimate dinner. Smooth burrata, warm soft bread, juicy Italian tomatoes. All of it is full of flavour and intrigue.
21a Foley Street, London, W1. Visit the Cin Cin website for the full menu.
Other reviews from online locals:
“If you want the best Italian restaurant in town, alongside the best service, then this hidden gem is the place. From the staff to the manager to the chef, the food and service are sublime!!! If you haven’t tried this place, now is the time, you will NOT regret it!“