Cin Cin

Cin Cin

Italian bar & kitchen in Hove and Fitzrovia
Antipasti, handmade pasta, small plates, Italian wines an Also available for private parties and events.

Italian bar & kitchen in Brighton and Hove Antipasti, handmade pasta, small plates, Italian wines and aperitifs.


Tomatoes, oregano & Balsamic vinegar.

Vibrant, juicy tomatoes are unbeatable this time of year.

Now available as a side dish.

Photos from Cin Cin's post 13/06/2024

Which dessert would you pick from our Father’s Day menu?

Chocolate & cherry delice, almond sorbet or milk ice cream affogato?

Oh, and of course, it wouldn’t be a special occasion without our beloved Cin Cin tiramisu…

If you still don’t have plans for this Sunday, join us in Hove for a celebratory 4 course lunch.

£45pp. Sunday 16th June.

Photos from Cin Cin's post 12/06/2024

We raised an incredible £1,155 for @‌wolofoundation.

We want to thank all the restaurants and guest chefs who took part in Hove and London, and congratulations to the 3 winning arancini:

Cin Cin at 5.30pm in Hove:
Saffron arancino of lamb & nduja, parsley & garlic emulsion, Pecorino Toscano & crispy lamb belly

@‌thechillipickle at 8.30pm in Hove:
Goat keema aamosa arancino, heritage tomato & supergreen chutney

@‌fattoamano in London:
Popeye’s Arancino' of spicy Ventricina salami, gorgonzola piccante, baby spinach cream, fennel, parmesan & nduja honey


🥡🍝 SOLD OUT 🍝🥡

Thank you to everyone that booked a spot for our collab at this Thursday.

We’re very excited for the head to head to begin!


Risi e bisi

A classic Venetian dish of ham, rice and peas that makes for a perfect summertime lunch.

New to the lunch menu in Hove and London.

Photos from Cin Cin's post 08/06/2024

Which cocktail would you choose?

A Reverse Manhattan or a Negroni?

Or perhaps, one of each…

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Locals know best ❤️

Brighton born and bred has featured us in Time Out’s list of the top 25 restaurants in Brighton and we couldn’t be more honoured.

Worth a read with so many wonderful spots featured!

Photos from Cin Cin's post 06/06/2024

Father’s Day is almost upon us. Spend the day with your near and dear and make memories at Cin Cin with a leisurely Sunday lunch.

Which starter will you choose?

Burrata, polenta fritta, peperonata & hot honey

Rabbit & parmesan croquette, pesto

Lasagne of crab, courgette & tomato, shaved fennel & rocket

4 courses for £45.

Sunday 16th June. Hove only.

Photos from Cin Cin's post 05/06/2024

🥡 The NOODLES VS PASTA menus are here 🍝

Which carb will prevail? Do you have a favourite to win?

Book your spot via the Lucky Khao website and take part in the tastiest showdown around.

Let the battle commence…


What’s your favourite cheese?

Clockwise we have Gorgonzola, Pecorino Toscano & Taleggio.

We like to serve ours with a celery salad, balsamic membrillo - a jelly made with grapes and balsamic vinegar, and pane carasau - homemade Sardinian style crackers.

Happy National Cheese Day 🧀


The dos ✔️ & don’ts ❌ of Italian cooking

DO mop up the last of your pasta sauce with a piece bread!

“Fare la scarpetta”, a beloved end of meal ritual, means “make the little shoe” and refers to the joyous act of wiping your bowl clean with bread to enjoy the remnants of a wonderful dish.

Whilst not the most elegant act, it’s a cultural mainstay and great signifier to the chef that you’ve enjoyed their meal!

Stay tuned for more tips!


Tiramisu might translate to “pick me up”, but it’s not the only post dinner sweet treat that’ll do the job.

A classic for a reason.

Our espresso martini is made with Finlandia vodka, coffee liqueur, cold brew coffee.

Available in both London & Hove.


Triangoli of nduja lamb ragu, asparagus, spring onions & preserved lemon.

New to the menu for June.


Who will be champion?

Two of the undisputed world’s favourite foods come head to head in this headline worthy collaboration between two of Brighton’s bests, and Cin Cin.

The menu is £48 and consists of 4 courses, 2 collaborative and two consisting of a dish each. Choose either local meat or veg and let the dishes do the talking.

There are limited tables available over two sittings so be sure to book quick.

Thursday 13th June at Lucky Khao.

Bookings now open.

Photos from Cin Cin's post 26/05/2024

Our next Sunday Lunch Club in Hove will be on 16th June on honour of Father's Day.

One for all the papas, grandpas, nonno's, uncles out there or whoever takes on the special role of father in your life.

Book a table now and make some wonderful new memories together.

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Looking to bask in the sun and make the most of the long weekend? Join us in our courtyard for a lesiurely lunch this Sunday.

For £45, start with antipasti of rosemary focaccia, nocellara olives and panelle with nduja kimchi before selecting three courses from our special bank holiday menu.

Tempted to truly indulge? Why not add bottomless Prosecco for £25 per person. There's nothing quite like bubbles in the sunshine.

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Looking for a couple of some kid free hours to catch up with a friend or on some admin this half term?

​​​​​​Sign your kids up to a Bread and Pizzetta Casses in Hove on Tuesday 28th or Wednesday 29th and make some well deserved time for yourself!

Or stick around and enjoy antipasti with 2 glasses of Prosecco or lager in the restaurant for £25 whilst the class is running.

We will only be running the morning classes from 10:30AM-12:30PM. All afternoon classes are cancelled.

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The sun shining this weekend calls for alfresco dining ☀️

Choose between our 3 courses, Chef’s Menu and sharing lasagnes for your outdoor Italian feast this weekend. Dine at Home is perfect for warm days when you want to spend minimal time in the kitchen. All you need to do is add the finishing touches.

Buon appetito!

Head to our website to place your order.

Photos from Cin Cin's post 21/05/2024

Tickets are now available for our annual charity arancino event!

This year we’re supporting the WOLO Foundation and the vital work they do helping Sussex families dealing with cancer.

On Wednesday 5th June, join us as some of the hottest chefs in the South serve up their own signature arancini dishes, putting their unique touch on an Italian classic in hope of winning the crown.

Your ticket gets you a spritz on arrival + the four arancini, with £10 from each ticket going to WOLO.

There will of course be more drinks to purchase on the night + amazing prizes to be won in our raffle!

So come along and support a great cause, while enjoying some delicious food and drink.

We would love to see you there!

‘Events’ link in bio for tickets. Don’t wait, they’re selling quickly.

Photos from Cin Cin's post 21/05/2024

In honour of , here are a couple of our favourite veggie dishes on the May menu.

Strozzapreti alla Norma, salted ricotta & torn basil

Broccoli stalk fritti, pickled chilli & bagna cauda

The strozzapreti will be around for June, but it’s the last week to try the sweet and nutty broccoli stalk fritti 🥦

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This coming bank holiday Sunday we will be opening our doors especially for lunch in HOVE ONLY.

You can join us at either restaurant for aperitivo, lunch or dinner on the Friday or Saturday for fun long weekend festivities.

Swipe for our Sunday lunch menu!


Happy birthday us! Come and join us today for:

A free Birthday Bellini for everyone on arrival

AND enjoy our exclusive birthday offer of 3 dishes for £33 :

spring salad or rabbit crochette

balanzoni or strozzapreti

pannacotta or affogato

Photos from Cin Cin's post 17/05/2024

Do your kids like getting involved in the kitchen? Would you like them to take more interest?

Our new bread and pizzetta making classes are a fun way for your little ones to learn a new skill, and a great way to keep them entertained this May half term!

Stay and enjoy antipasti and 2 glasses of Prosecco or lager for £25 and be greeted by smiles and freshly made bread to take home.

‘Events’ link in bio to book.

Photos from Cin Cin's post 15/05/2024

Fancy something fancy without breaking the bank? Check out our special offers.

Mid-week Lunch offer | Tuesday - Saturday in Hove & Tuesday - Friday in London 12.30pm - 3pm | 2 courses for £18 and 3 courses for £24

Mid-week Dinner offer | Tuesday - Thursday from 5pm | 3 courses + a carafe of house wine for £80 for two people

May Mid-afternoon Celebration offer | Served 2.30 - 5.30pm | Antipasti + 3 courses + a carafe of wine for £55pp

Sunday Lunch Clubs | on selected Sundays (next dates 26th May & 16th June) | 4 courses for £45pp + £25 bottomless Prosecco

Book now and dine without compromise.


Our charity Arancino fundraising event is back this year. With even more brands and two sessions to avoid disappointment on missing out (as last year tickets sold out in 1 hour!). This popular event sees us welcome guest chefs from local restaurants to create their own twist on the classic arancino. Last years winner in Hove was the hugely talented chef Alun Sperring from The Chilli Pickle with his delicious Kari Crab.

This year there will be two sessions of four brands (including Cin Cin in each session), one at 5:30pm-7:30pm, and one at 8:30pm-10:30pm. This event will take place on Wednesday 5th June in both our restaurants in London and Hove.

£30 a ticket for a drink on arrival plus the four arancini dishes served by each restaurant. £10 from each ticket sale will go to Wolo to raise vital funds to support families living with cancer. Aiming to raise £1,500 for Wolo.
There will be guest judges and the people’s choice award on the night, plus a raffle of fabulous prizes donated by participating restaurants to win and raise even more money for Wolo.

Tickets will go on sale on Monday 20th May so bookmark the date in your diaries to not miss out. And throughout this week we’ll be announcing the brands taking part in each session so watch this space for exciting news to come!


It’s World Cocktail Day!

What’s your ride or die drink?

Head to our reels for inspo for your next tipple 🍸

Photos from Cin Cin's post 13/05/2024

Cin Cin Fitzrovia turns 3 on Saturday 18th May!

Thank you to every one that has dined with us over the last three years. We're endlessly grateful for each and every one of you.

To mark the occasion, enjoy a free birthday bellini and 3 courses for £33.


The dos ✔️ & don’ts ❌ of Italian cooking

DO choose your pasta shape according to your sauce.

Fusilli and strozzapreti, for example, are twisted so they're perfect for catching lighter, smoother sauces. Tagliatelle, with its wide shape, is great for standing up to heavy meat sauces. Linguine, on the other hand, is thinner and works better with lighter sauces, like vongole.

Stay tuned for more tips!


In a hurry and need a quick pick me up? Order from our Storekit Click & Collect service for a fast takeaway lunch or dinner. Pasta. Pronto.

We also have a Meal Deal available for our takeaway service. For just £12 you get a pasta dish + focaccia + San Pellegrino soft drink.

The pasta dish available with the deal now is: Strozzapreti served with a rich roasted aubergine and marinara sauce, topped with salted ricotta & torn basil.

Photos from Cin Cin's post 09/05/2024

Looking for half term fun for the kids?

Book them on to one of our new bread and pizzetta making classes in Hove! 🍕

You’re welcome to enjoy antipasti and 2 glasses of Prosecco or lager in the restaurant for £25 whilst the class is running.

Book now via ‘Weddings and Events’ on our website.

Our Story

Cin Cin is the neighbourhood Italian Restaurant you have been waiting for - the authentic food and drink experience you wish you could bring home from those sun-drenched Italian holidays is now right on your doorstep in Brighton & Hove.

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Opening Hours

Tuesday 17:00 - 23:30
Wednesday 17:00 - 23:30
Thursday 12:30 - 23:30
Friday 12:30 - 23:30
Saturday 12:30 - 23:30