I used to love coming to Cin Cin. It is the one place in Vancouver I go for great pasta. Even though I have noticed that the price for them have definitely creeped up from a few years ago, I still kept going back...until now.
I was there a few days ago and was was immensely disappointed with the portion for pasta entrees. I ordered the pasta with clams. I made sure to ask about portion since restaurants tend to be very liberal with the pasta portion and I was concerned that I would have too much left overs. I wanted to know if I should perhaps order the smaller portion (it was an option on the menu). The waitress assured me that the regular portion would be fine. Little did I know that she was understating just how small the regular portion was!
The entree cost $23.50. Imagine my surprise when the pasta that I got was the size of my fist. It was an appetizer portion! My friend who ordered the porkchetta had more than twice my portion and paid $26 only for his entree. It was ridiculous.
As a result, Cin Cin is now the ONLY Italian restaurant I have ever been to where I left hungry.
I would not recommend this restaurant to those who are looking to have pasta as it will not fill anyone up. However, to be fair, the pasta I had was good.
I would not return to this restaurant again, opting to search out another Italian restaurant where the portion of the pasta is at least the size of two of my fists.