|A grilled chicken piadina with diavolo sauce, arugula, artichoke and feta.|
Cini's menu moves from right to left. You can begin on one end with some savory cini and -- with the assistance of the sharply uniformed chefs and associates -- come out on the other with an equally well-dressed piadina (a wrap, essentially), pasta or salad paired with a grilled protein and topped with options such as red pepper pesto, artichokes, arugula, feta and pancetta.
Move past that initial ordering intimidation for sides such as calamari fritto miso with hot peppers ($4.95) or a bowl of Italian wedding soup ($4.45). Reward yourself at the finish line with a selection of draft beer or a glass or half carafe wine. Cini's hours are Monday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. See the full menu on the Cini website, and look for a second location in Ladue this spring.
|The best of both worlds -- a vibrant salad and some fried sugary treats.|
374 S. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO