CinCin (156 Cuba Street)
Nestled in the heart of Cuba Street, CinCin is yet another of Wellington’s Italian gems. From the moment you walk in and are greeted by the staff (all of whom seem to be male, European and handsome) it is a very authentic experience. The place is so much bigger than it lets on; the courtyard behind the bar is massive, and incredibly quaint. The wine menu is exquisite, as is the food menu. I find it hard to go past pizza, but honestly, everything on here looks so incredibly delicious that I think I will have to force myself to order something that isn’t phte next time I go (instead of just leeching off other people’s plates). Prices are what you would expect; and quality exceeds expectations.