recently, i met my mum and sister after work at a local italian i've been meaning to try out for so long: cini. just a walk away from my offices, this traditional italian restaurant with a modern finish has a deal that between 5-7pm they serve the lunch menu where all the mains are £7. so i sipped on an ice cold glass of rose whilst i looked through the menu of fresh ravioli, pizzas, calzones, italian salads and pasta dishes which you could choose to have penne or spaghetti.
i ordered the most delicious penne pescatore (usually £9.50) which was made up of mixed fresh seafood, homemade fish stock in a tomato sauce with chilli.
my mum and sister both had the ravioli diva (usually £9) which was filled with beef in a roasted ham, shallot, tomato, butter and cream sauce. i nearly went for this too and seriously will try it next time! the sauce was just beautiful.
we had a really lovely time - great service in a clean and contemporary restaurant with a light and airy feel about the place. will definitely be returning :)