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About Cinquecento Roman Trattoria
Cinquecento Roman Trattoria is a comfortable, energetic and inviting restaurant reminiscent of the neighborhood trattorias found in Rome. A spot that is perfect for a spontaneous night out, a special occasion or as your go-to spot for dinner and brunch. A perfect meeting place for all, as we offer complimentary parking in our adjacent lot. Located in the South End of Boston, Cinquecento offers a menu steeped in the Roman tradition of simplicity custom and comfort. We offer an extensive all Italian wine list, award winning cocktails, a secluded out door patio and a private dinning room. Enjoy Roman and Italian inspired cuisine described as "true to the Roman Style, simple dishes perfectly done" all served in a dining room like no other in Boston.
Boston, MA 02118
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
between Waltham and East Berkley Streets
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Cinquecento provides free parking for all restaurant guests at the parking lot adjacent to our restaurant. Please look for the 500 Harisson Ave sign as you pass our awnings heading east on Harisson avenue.
Take The Silver Line on Washington Street to the East Berkley Street stop. Walk one block south then take a right on Harisson Avenue. We are on the right at 500 Harisson Avenue.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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The Private Dining Room at Cinquecento is a warm and welcoming space that looks out onto one of the most pleasant outdoor dining spaces in the city. Versatile and inviting, the room comes complete with a dedicated staff, a full private bar and is audio-visually compatible for program events.
Cinquecento Roman Trattoria Ratings and Reviews
My husband and I enjoyed our outing to this restaurant. We went especially for the TAGLIATELLE ALLA BOLOGNESE, a signature dish here. It did not disappoint. We shared a CARPACCIO CARBONIZZATO appetizer and split a dessert, the BOMBOLINI. We had well-balanced Negroni cocktails. The only down note was a Nebbiolo, which was rather thin and tart. Our food was outstanding and the atmosphere lively. We look forward to taking guests there in the near future.
Enjoyed the outdoor dining. Would have been better if more tables were shielded from sun. Both server and hostess were very accommodating but had to wait despite reservation for a table in the shade. Omelette was tasty and accommodated my friends request to change menu selection into something different.
Always love it. Was disappointed that the rain ruined what would have been dining al fresco, but it was not too noisy where we were placed inside. Love the hostess who always hugs us hello. The food was outstanding. Veal chop special was divine. Bolognese is the best I've had anywhere. Always is. This restaurant is consistent and that's what I love.
It was a shame that the service was so bad because the food was outstanding. Very cool place as well but don't recommend for large group. I went with 9 and it took 20 minutes to see the waitress for the first time. Didn't get any appetizers until an hour and half after being there.
It was very pleasant dining outside. The food, as always, was delicious, and the service just right. But if you don't have a back problem when you come in, you will after spending a couple of hours in the rigid metal chairs on the patio. Please - at least put some cushions on them!
This place is super fun. I love that yoy can order wine by the carafe instead of just by the glass or by the bottle. Pasta dishes were incredible! The gnocchi was especially excellent. Sides left something to be desired. Brussel sprouts are my favorite, but these were dry and crispy ... probably would have been better with in-season sprouts. Service was excellent as well. I wish they did more specials though.
Cinquecento never disappoints and Wednesday night was no different. My wife and I got engaged at Cinque, and have spent a couple anniversaries there too, and each meal gets better and better. Staff was great from the host to our server, and the homemade pasta was perfect! Mussels are probably the best in Boston. I recommend Cinquecento to any and everyone looking for just a nice dinner or special occasion. Thanks so much!
Went for brunch, the food was delicious and the selection was unique. The waiter seemed stretched a little thin but was very good and the rest of the staff was helpful so we didn't have to wait to long for anything. Will definitely go back and definitely recommend.
Everything was great as usual, but wasn't thrilled with the special black bass in tomato broth. That shouldn't return. My girlfriends Branzino was amazing. Definitely order that next time. The grilled octopus really really amazing. Great table in the corner out of the way. Good waiter. Yummy negroni.
The food was very good as always and the service excellent. However I am noticing the portions are getting smaller and smaller and the price going up. So the value is not there anymore. Also the wine list is way overpriced excluding the "house" wine that is ok.
We use to go a lot there and the changes are substantial lately.
We were in the neighborhood and lucky for us they were open for brunch! Prix-Fix was a tremendous value and the food was outstanding. We tried each of the three options and everyone was very very satisfied. We'll seek out again on our next visit to the area to try again!
We enjoyed a festive dinner at Cinquecento for my daughter's 25th birthday, and the entire staff could not have been nicer or more accommodating. It was a bit chilly outside, so we sat by the tall windows inside and enjoyed the atmosphere very much. The food was very good, and the sea bass was especially delicious. In the heart of SOWA, we walked over to the restaurant after enjoying the art studios at SOWA First Friday...makes for a great evening in Boston!
Our 1st Time was amazing! I don't believe the servers pool tips however, there was a server in the section next to us who helped us out and made sure we would go back to try out her recommendations. We will be back the Roast Chicken was heavenly accompanied by a Braised kale that captured an amazing flavor. My gf & I are big on Open Table & since this restaurant was one we wanted to try we bought a gift card & headed over. Overall great attitudes from staff/crew. Cheers to a great place.
I love everything about Cinquecento! The Customer Service is superb! Sandra and Freddie make you feel special and at home. The wait staff are so friendly and fun! And the food!!!! There are no words. I am addicted to the crispy artichokes!!! It is my favorite place in the City right now. Please don't ever change!!!!
This is a fine place. Interesting outside dining area and well designed dining room. The menu had a good range of dishes, and everything we had - pastas, vegetables, appetizers was smartly prepared and well presented. Service was consistently good, above average, but still friendly and informal. Too noisy and the music was both too loud and even when softer, irritating at best, an annoyance in an otherwise lovely evening - good conversation and very delicious well served. A bit expensive, but because of consistent high quality of food/service/ ambience, I am not complaining!
We checked in for our 7pm reservation on May 19th. I asked how long it would be to sit outside. I was told it would be 30-35 minutes, and we decided to wait for a patio table. I checked in after 30 minutes to get an updated quote. I was told it was going to be an additional hour. We decided we would sit inside immediately instead. Once inside we were not greeted by the server for 15 minutes. After we ordered we were able to flag the server down one more time for more water. He did not stop by our table again for an hour. Our entrees took an hour and a half to arrive. The manager was apologetic and brought out a salami plate to make it up to us. The salami plate didn't even arrive until after we had finally gotten and eaten our entrees. Salami is not particularly appetizing as a dessert. Overall it was an extraordinarily poor experience. I have been here twice before and had excellent experiences. I came back this time to celebrate completing a masters degree. Rather disappointing this time. The food was the only good part.
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