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26 High Street, Leicester LE19 4AG, England
+44 116 286 3009
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This venue could be easily missed as Enderby High Street is very narrow. The staff here are very welcoming and the service fantastic. As both my visits this year were with a large group we chose a mixture of starters for sharing but individual main courses. The food here is excellent and our waiters made sure everything was perfect.

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Thank PhilnSal
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another visit to a Cini Opera evening. This time it was sold out. The food was to Andrea's best standard. I thought that brisket of beef was an unusual cut of beef but this was cooked sous-vide and was tender, juicy and full of flavour. The chocolate truffle desert was to die die for. The singers did a great mix... More 

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Thank Jeremy C
United Kingdom
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81 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am only reviewing the rooms not the restaurant. There are only a few rooms above the restaurant. The rooms were really nicely decorated. My room was comfy but noisy, I suspect that the noise was from the extractor fan in the restaurant as it stopped at midnight. To compound matters two people were talking loudly outside my window for... More 

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Thank HTTraveller
Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My son took me here for a Birthday treat - to start with we were not made welcome on arrival - had to wait 15 minutes before anyone even acknowledged us. Son ordered drinks and we were left sitting in cold bar area for 30minutes - no menu or attention , so my son asked to go to our table... More 

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1 Thank Foodie576
Cini26, Owner at CINI, responded to this review

First of all I would like to clarify that we are proud to serve food in a certain manner for the last 15 years here at Cini and 10 years previously in Leicester. Let me recap on the evening events: As you came in you asked us for a couple of drinks at the bar. Within 15 minutes you had... More 

east anglia
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103 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped in on off chance for a quick mains meal. had the salmon pasta (sure there is a better description....) and it was the BEST pasta dish i have ever tasted we were brought small canapes to start which were lovely this is a smart, contemporary and entirely comfortable place to eat great staff etc etc not cheap eat but... More 

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Thank trak01
Leicester, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Can't recommend highly enough. We had the taster menu so were able to try lots of things - and love them all! The service was good - our waitress could describe each dish and made our visit really special. The atmosphere was lovely - nice background music, not too obtrusive, attractive lighting etc. You will enjoy this - we will... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

A group of us met here before going elsewhere to dine. The atmosphere and service was simply great. We have now booked to return for a pixie and a beer or two, can't wait!

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Annan, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

Visited there for a work evening meal, there were ten of us and from all accounts everyone had a nice meal, the service was friendly, food was lovely and the place was busy with a traditional italian feel but with a modern twist on the food. Highly recommended and well worth a visit. I fortunately was not paying, but I... More 

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Kingswinford
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

The menu was good and the range of options was very tempting although I was trying to be good. Had the Scallops then the cod not normally a fish person but it was good, tasty, well presented not overly filling either. Authentic

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Thank Andy C
Hinckley, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

We went for my brother in laws birthday, prior to arriving his fiancé had called about bringing a cake in. They advised her that she could but would incur a fee of £2 each to eat your own cake, or they could bring it out we all sing happy birthday and it goes in the box. First impressions it looked... More 

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1 Thank Laurm89
Cini26, Public Relations Manager at CINI, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. Withing our industry you wil find restaurants that allow outside food bought in, and some that dont. As a rule, we do not as it breaches our individual health and safety rules, however, on this occation we allowed it with a £1.50 charge. Again, this is quite normal, for reasons i feel are very obvious.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 High Street, Leicester LE19 4AG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Leicester
  • Phone Number: +44 116 286 3009

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?