Cin-Cin Wine Bar
Cin-Cin Wine Bar

Cin-Cin Wine Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cincinwinebar.com/
  • Phone: 4083548006x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm,
    Happy Hour: Monday - Saturday: 4:00 - 6:00pm
    Late Night Happy Hour: Thurs - Sat: 9:00 - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Shingo Katsura
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Cin-Cin can create the perfect party platters for your event. Call a minimum of 48 hours in advance to place your order, then come pick it up on the day of your event.
  • Private Party Facilities: Please call for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Lisa 4083548006x
  • Special Events: Whether it’s a Girl’s Night Out, Employee Appreciation or Birthday,Cin-Cin can host your special event. We’ll work with you to create a special menu for your event. Let us design a shared plate menu, wine pairing dinner or prix fixe menu. Call Cin-Cin at 408-354-8006.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Highway 9
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: There is private parking behind the restaurant. The entrance is on Village Lane.
A word from Cin-Cin Wine Bar
Cin-Cin [chin-chin] is an Italian toast meaning "to your health."

Cin-Cin is a neighborhood wine bar for friends and family to enjoy food and wine produced by sustainable, organic and biodynamic methods. Cin-Cin is a place where you can nourish your palate with pure, sophisticated and intense flavors.

Owners: Lisa Rhorer and Pasquale Romano.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Cin-Cin Wine Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
124 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.6
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (90)notable wine list (78)neighborhood gem (75)special occasion (50)good for groups (39)romantic (38)vibrant bar scene (37)hot spot (32)late-night find (16)great for lunch (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Amazing Chicken & small plates
    JVLGVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We stopped in for a latish (9:00) dinner and we had a great time. Our server was perfect (she was attentive, helpful & did not remove my cocktail glass until I was 100% done). The chicken dish was moist and wonderfully seasoned.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Surprise
    ahill03
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Came to Cin Cin to meet some friends. Had to drive from Capitola, but it was well worth it. Everything we got was yummy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    MikeLVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    As always. The food never disappoints, we visit this restaurant 3-4 times a year. The wild mushroom empanadas and the sliders are a must try. Had the fried chicken for the first time, and we would definitely order that again as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tasty as always
    ambeeVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Cin Cin is consistently good - yummy drinks, wine and so many great small plates. We were a tad disappointed on this visit by a cocktail and a dessert, but all the food was great as always!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EleanoreVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    First time for us at Cin Cin. We enjoyed our visit. Food was very good..my lady and I both had scallops. Our waitress, Alisa, was excellent. This young girl was quite efficient, very pleasant and had a wonderful, relaxed attitude. It was noisy but somehow we considered it just lively with a young crowd of diners still going when we left close to 9PM.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Da best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    We love this place! Such creative and interesting food! Love the half price wine night! But we miss our favorite waiter, Jarod! Service is always good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • a miss this time round for service
    maevers
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We love coming to Cin Cin, but this time round they missed on the service - timing was off and we felt rushed. Specifically our first courses didn't come out at the same time (one of us had almost finished by the time the other one arrived), and our third courses arrived before my husband had finished his second course. Food was amazing as always, so we will be back :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Go to restaurant for solid food!
    food4thesoul
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Even though they no longer have the appetizer sampler plate, which was delicious, the charcuterie & cheese plate was a delicious appetizer to share among 4 people. Love the restaurant for the small plates so that you try a lot of different items. The beet salad was just the right softness and paired with the goat cheese to bring out its sweetness. The grill octopus was a tough though and having just gotten back from San Sebastian, unfortunately doesn't compare. Our waiter Michael has only been there a month and was very attentive - we'll ask for his table again. Love to find waiters we can connect with.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food, great experience
    davbarneVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    First time at the restaurant with a group of very tired co-workers. Incredible food, great service and good atmosphere. I loved the deviled eggs, the truffle fries and short ribs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Classy with a relaxed feel
    delishhhh
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    It was my first time here, and I took my boyfriend. Coworkers sent me here with a gift card for my birthday. I was glad to see that the attire and attitude around the place was casual, but the restaurant itself was classy and romantic. Rather than share a bottle of wine, he and I had cocktails. He didn't enjoy his as it was too light for his tastes but my drink resembled a stirred old fashioned and was delicious. We shared one of the specials (potatoes with chorizo sauce), a side of veggies, and the steak frittes. Everything was delicious! The only thing that could have made the experience better was if the ceiling fan in the room we were in was either off, or slowed down, and I think I was sitting under the air conditioning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • special occasion
    SFdiner
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    We returned to Cin Cin to celebrate my husbands birthday. Everyone was friendly and attentive. As we checked in the hostess wished him a happy birthday and our waitperson mentioned it several times as well. Can't beat 50% all wines on Mondays. We were able to drink one of our favorite sparking wines at a great price point. I recently took a family friend to different restaurant that had a Michelin star. It was her 90th bday and not one person wished her a happy birthday. I would return to Cin Cin over this Michelin star restaurant in a heartbeat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Buzzing place
    norry
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    We went on a Monday when most other places in Los Gatos are shut. It was very busy but that apparently is because Monday night is half price wine night. If you are like us then half price wine can take a chunk out of your bill! The place is very nice, really great ambiance. Service was good but they were busy. Most of the food was delicious. The Ahi Tuna was fabulous. I would absolutely recommend Cin Cin to anybody looking for a fun night in a restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • More Cin-Cin for me
    Luvgoodfood
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The place was loud, but it was Saturday night, and it was full. We ordered the Octopus, which was amazing. The Caprese Salad was equally good. They had a really good selection of wine available, and I love that you can create your own flights. Great service, and an all around good time. I will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Met all the Hype
    AzzaLu
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    YUMM YUMM and more YUMMERZ all with great service and a Smile! Aaron our waiter was great, but the bus boy (man) was amazing and attentive, not only filling water, but bread, or taking plates, bringing napkins... great great place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Our visit was for the food. A group of 5 people. We all thoroughly our choices of food. All prepared with spices and great ingredients.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappointed
    BeccaVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Cin-Cin consistently delivers delicious food and innovative drinks. Not only do they have an amazing wine list, their cocktail options are always exciting and fresh. The food is delicious. No matter what I order, I am always pleasantly surprised at how flavorful and fulfilling the food is. Cin-Cin is perfect for anniversaries, girls night out, birthdays, dates, and much more. It is an intimate setting serving amazing food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Happy Hour
    ninimayo8
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We had a very enjoyable experience having the terrific food and drinks at happy hour.our favorite happy hour destination. The service was superb. We all Said the best waiter ever. A young man who said he lives in Santa Cruz.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific Tapas in Los Gatos
    Scarlioni
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Terrific tapas in Los Gatos. Great wine list, attentive service, and delicious food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great night with the girls...
    SlowService
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We had a group of 8 and they did an amazing job serving us. We had a great night with great food and wine. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    DanvillegirlVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We have been to Cin-Cin several times before and had great meals. This time not at all! The food was average and the service was terrible! We waited sooo long for our food and drinks. And it wa not worth waiting for. Out of four items, the soup was the only impressive dish. Will not come back; too many other options in the area.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Julia
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    My first time and will go back very soon! Amazing place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Dinner at Cin Cin
    Vina
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We had a fantastic experience at Cin Cin Wine Bar. The food was well thought and delicious and the wine was perfect. I will definitely be returning!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Califor127
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This was my second time here. My first time was with a group of 5, this time just with my boyfriend. It was a tiny bit too loud for a romantic dinner, but we still had a really great time and I loved the Korean Tacos, Cheese plate and wine flights were as amazing as I remembered the first time. I was a little let down by the braised short ribs, but when the amazing waitress Mimi saw I has only eaten half my plate she took my meal off of the bill. She really didn't have to do that, but it was such a nice gesture that I will be coming back far more often. The cost of the main course immediately went to her tip. She was also great at helping us pick out cheeses for our cheese plate and to decide on wine flights. I will be back soon!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for drinks and nibbles
    LJ2014
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The beef sliders and Korean tacos are to die for! Delicious and wide variety of small plates.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Evening
    MichaelPA
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    From the opening "nibbles" of citrus olives to the final desserts, our family dinner at Cin Cin made for a perfectly memorable celebration of my wife's birthday. The food was delicious, service efficient and friendly, and atmosphere warm and pleasant. We are more than likely to go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wine flights & small bites
    Aims
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    My husband and I shared 3 different red wine flights and many small plates….the brussels sprouts, beef tacos, and scallops were particularly delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time
    ps25
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    First visit...will return. Late night snack....Just shared a few small plates plan to try other menu items in the future. Wine was very good also shared 2 flights.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • parentVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I usually give this restaurant high reviews. Unfortunately this visit the service was terrible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    happy
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Wanted a nice dinner with a bottle of wine and was pleasantly surprised and happy with everything.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cin-sational
    CinCin1
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Upon entering Cin-cin I was immediately aware of the wonderful atmosphere. A friendly host escorted us to our table. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable of food and our wine selections. I was amazed how much we enjoyed the food that satisfied all our senses. The flavor of the small plates that were served was sensational. Shrimp and grits, wild mushroom empanadas, grilled octopus, and steamed buns with pork bellynwere just a few of the fabulous small plates we loved. The whole experience was wonderful. I am going to recommend this restaurant to all of my friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, nice wine
    robb42
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    It's really fun to share the small plates, most of which are really tasty. My only complaint is that the place can get a bit noisy when full (which is often)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly Service
    Stuart
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Appreciated the excellent service - great place to celebrate our wedding anniversary
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yum!!!
    Livinlife
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We were celebrating a friends BD, and the energy was great for this. The food was very good but the service was excellent. Our server was extremely attentive, answered any questions we had, in great detail. It was a nice, un rushed dinner. My only complaint is I expected more wine by the glass options from a wine bar. The few offered were meh... Overall- Good Time
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Food & Amazing Venue
    SimplyDivine
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    This was my second time here and it was amazing, just as the first time. The food is always good and the wine, even better!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Variety of flavors
    Delish2014
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Being able to order 4 small plates and an appetizer (for two) and a flight of wines was an amazing way to taste a variety of flavors of foods! Loved it and will definitely be back. Charcuterie appetizer, mushroom empanadas, smoked salmon, korean tacos and sliders were all amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was Great
    DowntownDiner
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    At a Wine Bar I would have expected fewer young children...although most were well behaved, not what I was expecting for a night out....would definitely book a later reservation in the future, if we were to return
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and wine
    Tdog89511
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Loved the toasted nuts to start, all our courses had excellent flavor and came out timely. Definitely will return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic, as always!
    Perplexed
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    My wife and I love Cin Cin, and it's our favorite "date night" dinner location. The food is amazing, as is the service and location. Can't go wrong here, really.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • True to many other reviews
    pianoman
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    I was at Cin-Cin with my wife on a Thursday night. From past reservation attempts, I knew it was a popular restaurant. We've opted to limit our dining that evening to a few small plates, and they were all very good. A couple were spicier than we expected, but still delicious. Nice house red. We'll be back to try some of the large plates. Not extremely loud, but when the place is at full swing, the noise level can hamper conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never disappointed
    BiscuitVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We love Cin Cin. Their small plates are always unique, tasty and well prepared. The wine list has some nice choices. The pork belly buns and fish tacos are my absolute favorites
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate