About Cinquecento Roman Trattoria
Boston, MA 02118
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.
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
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
excellent service, setting and quality o ...
excellent service, setting and quality of food. Each of the pastas are wonderful and the chicken dish is the best in the city (imho). Also try the mussels if you like them. They do a really nice job. Our waiter Willy was outstanding.
One of my favorite restaurants in Boston ...
One of my favorite restaurants in Boston and usually my husband and I rave about it. On this specific occasion we were put off by the service. Our server was moderately friendly at best and forced us to put in our full order (apps salad dinner etc) at one time claiming that the chef was making them. For a couple who enjoys a night away from our kids only a few times a year, this was very off putting. Aside from this, food and atmosphere were great per usual.
Food and service were excellent. The tab ...
Food and service were excellent. The tables for 2 were crammed together. You could hear everyone else's conversations. We were elbow to elbow. The drinks and food made up for the cramped atmosphere. Scallops are amazing.
This was our first time coming for brunc ...
This was our first time coming for brunch and it was terrific! We were well taken care of and loved the food. The pastry basket was a highlight!! Great, professional server and very welcoming host and hostess. Can't wait to return.
I love the lively yet comfortable feel o ...
I love the lively yet comfortable feel of Cinquecento. I will definitely return to try more dishes. The octopus was delicious as an appetizer and the pasta is always amazing. Service was excellent and friendly, great cocktail and wine list.
The lighting was a bit too dim to read t ...
The lighting was a bit too dim to read the menu, and I have really good eyes.
Also, I've eaten here about 5 times over the past few years, and the only reason I don't frequent it more often is always because of the service. It's just consistently poor. The entrees came out before the appetizers, and the wine came out after everything. It just always seems like a restaurant of novice serving staff, not what you'd expect from a place that looks so high end, both in its decor and it's menu.
Front of the house just needs to improve!
Everything about the place was excellent ...
Everything about the place was excellent but it was Christmas Eve and the restaurant was far too hot. Many of the diners were uncomfortable that night including me. They need to pay closer attention to that as it may things much less enjoyable than they should have been.
Horrible restaurant. This is the type of ...
Horrible restaurant. This is the type of restaurant that rushes to take the food, rushes to give the bill, and slow to take payment once you are ready to leave. In short, you get it all wrong. And the food is horrible. I actually don't believe you make the pasta daily. Horrible.
A very mixed review. When making 8:00 P ...
A very mixed review. When making 8:00 PM reservations a couple of weeks in advance, I had requested one of their quieter tables. I notified the restaurant that my wife and I were celebrating a special occasion, with guests from out of town. When we arrived at 7:45 PM we were informed by the hostess that our table was being prepared and they were able to honor my request for a special table. We proceeded to the bar and ordered four drinks. What we received was three of the four drinks, one of which was not as ordered. We waited until 8:15 PM when we inquired about our table and again at 8:30 PM. On both occasions we were told the table was almost ready. It was not until almost 9:00 PM that we were seated, at a less then desirable table. Our requested special table was right up against a servers station. We complained and we were eventually seated in a better location. The rest of the evening was fine despite certain shortcomings. Five slices of bread for four people is not sufficient. Food was delicious; I had the sea bass and my brother in law the venison, however portion size was fair. I found the octopus appetizer to be excellent. In fairness to our waiter; Will, the poor service rating is a reflection, of the wait time to be seated and our problems at the bar. Will was excellent and did his best to make amends for the shortcomings of others.
Another great meal at Cinquecento. The ...
Another great meal at Cinquecento. The fried baby artichokes are my favorite, but weren't as great today. The octopus appetizer is amazing. We love the chicken, the rigatoni. We also tried the fish special, but we're a little surprised at the $44 price when the bill came. I appreciate when waiters mention prices when describing specials. The gelato was also great. Will be back for sure! (or waiter tony was great and the woman at coat check, Sandra, was incredibly nice!)
Have eaten here in the past and thought ...
Have eaten here in the past and thought the food was good. However, this time I was quite disappointed. We came for a Sunday brunch. The food was not hot nor was it even tasty except for the "ricotta balls' which are always good. The "special" was an exceptionally small portion of food and was served with a crusty dry bread. I must say that the server was attentive and friendly.
great meal. Restaurant has taken care o ...
great meal. Restaurant has taken care of the noise issue so it's possible to communicate with larger groups of friends without shouting while still feeling a good deal of energy and liveliness.
Food was great, including dessert and there's enough variety to satisfy folks with a wide range of tastes and preferences. Wine list is more than adequate and service is friendly without being annoying or officious. Strongly recommend.
We had asked for a relatively quiet tabl ...
We had asked for a relatively quiet table and they went out of their way to give us a great spot. Also, the bartender and waitstaff were particularly friendly and nice. Generous sized glasses of wine and a menu varied enough for fish or pasta lovers. And the parking was free!
We've eaten here a few times, and this w ...
We've eaten here a few times, and this was the best. The food is great: the octopus was perfect and the gnocchi were soft and amazing. The ambiance is romantic but lively. Wine list is a little pricey, but there are some great wines and the staff is willing to work within our price range. Great place!
I love Cinquecento and have been many ti ...
I love Cinquecento and have been many times, but this time was a little disappointing. My friend was a vegetarian, and I asked if any of the entrees could be alerted, to which the server said no. I kindly asked him to ask the chef and the chef said try this one pasta. While everything else was great, it felt that they were not willing to get even a little creative. Kind of a bummer.
Excellent service with extensive wine li ...
Excellent service with extensive wine list and tasty food is sure to please most for any occasion. enjoyed the fried artichoke hearts, beef Carpaccio and arugula salad. Seafood (Mussels, Scallops, Lobster Risotto and Sea Bass) were done to perfection. Italian pasta dishes also were tasty and satisfying. Outstanding service definitely stood out.
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