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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
Food was decent but the service was horrible. We waited over 45 minutes for our table and that was with a reservation! The waiter never asked us for our drink order and we had to request water repeatedly. He did not stop by our table to check on our meals until we were almost finished. Also, I noted on my reservation that it was a special occasion, someone's birthday… And it was never acknowledged. Why bother informing them if they're not going to do anything about it?
The atmosphere was cool and it was nice to have free parking, but after this experience, I would not return nor will I recommend it to anyone else.
Have been to Cinquecento several times and have been very pleased with the quality of the food and service. I went today to celebrate my birthday and my partner and I waited over 40 minutes for our food. My partner ordered the Brodetto and was so disappointed to see the small amount of fish that was on his plate. Our server was very busy with several larger tables and, rightfully so, seemed very stressed. To be fair she did not charge us for the fish but my partner left dinner hungry. Definitely felt like we were overlooked because we were a smaller party. This was not a good night for Cinquecento and us.
I love every single thing about this restaurant. In the summer you can dine alfresco and the rest of the year there is a wonderful dining room.
The staff is helpful and friendly. The parking is free and easy and most of all the food is creative, delicious and different!
This is my favorite restaurant.
Great all around restaurant. Fried artichokes are amazing! Fish is excellent as is all the pasta dishes. We love eating outside this time of year (and there are heaters), and in the winter we go here about once a month because this is consistently excellent food. Drinks/cocktails lots of fun and if it isn't on the menu they will make it.
We had a fabulous evening at Cinquecento and would definitely recommend this dining spot to anyone we know! The food was delicious, the waiter was charming, the outdoor patio is lovely, the restaurant offers complimentary parking - a rarity in Boston! Thank you for a wonderful time - we'll be back soon!!
I went with a friend for my birthday brunch and everything was delicious. The service was also awesome. They made me feel so special on my birthday and made every effort to make sure we enjoyed our meal and the overall time there. I would go back again and again and look forward to going again soon!
We were looking for an outdoor space for a summer dinner and were not disappointed. It was a great evening. From the management staff to David the server the service was very good. Drinks were delicious, food was fresh and well prepared. Serving size was good but don't expect to bring much home. Definitely on our must return list, even in the winter. The parking lot next door was a plus as well.
We enjoyed our meal at the restaurant. We sat outside and enjoyed the pleasant summer evening. The outdoor hostess made us feel very welcome and comfortable as we waited for our table. We had originally planned to eat inside but decided it was such a pleasant evening that we would wait for an outside table to open up. The indoor hostess suggested we wait at the bar - a very uncomfortable experience. We asked the bar tender for glasses of water while we perused the wine selection. We sat at the bar for over 15 minutes and after serving us the glasses of water the bar tender basically ignored us even though we were ready to order a bottle of wine...... it was most uncomfortable....... he served people next to us but literally turned away when we indicated that we were ready to order drinks. We left the bar and went to sit outside and wait for our table where the hostess made us feel most welcome. We ordered a bottle of wine with our dinner and enjoyed our meal.....most creative appetizers.
I would not recommend to any friends to sit at the bar.
Never fails to please. Food excellent, service excellent and atmosphere vibrant yet not too loud. Saturday special veal chop was outstanding. Appetizers delicious. Wine selection solid. The craft cocktails were strong and inventive. Free parking doesn't hurt. One of our favorites.
Pleasantly surprised at the nice dinner we had at the upstairs bar. I had salmon which was excellent and my sister had sea bass which was also excellent. The barmaid was very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed a carafe of wine and our meal was accompanied by delicious bread. All in all a very pleasant dining experience.
Looking for a great place to eat on a Friday evening after gallery hopping in SoWa, we very happily took a chance on Cinquecento, knowing very little about it. We could not have been happier. We got a reservation easily for the time we wanted, and the restaurant was comfortable, not too crowded, with a noise level that made conversation easy.
The food was fantastic. A friend's branzino with escarole and wild mushrooms was amazing. I shared the fried baby artichokes appetizer, which was the peak of my meal. My sweet corn and ricotta ravioli with brown butter and parmesan was very good, although overpriced at $24.50! Also excellent was the fettuccine al funghi e tartuffi. Waitstaff were attentive and prompt. A misdelivered meal was immediately corrected.
All in all, a great meal.
in General, we had a good evening. The octopus appetizer was amazing, as usual, but 2 of us ordered the crab spaghetti and it was dry, and the spaghetti was stuck together like glue so you had to cut it to try to eat it. I had a couple of bites and just didn't bother to complain at the time. It was disappointing.
Santiago made the night. This was our 2nd visit and everything was great. Not sure why we could not sit in the window seats but when they dimmed the lights and it became darker outside it did not matter. Attention to detail and my wife's allergy was certainly appreciated.
Good if you are looking for authentic Italian cuisine. Very spacious with booth and table seating indoors and outdoor seating, when the weather gets nice. Our waitress, Emily, was very knowledgeable and helpful when we were trying to make decisions. Would suggest doing half portions of the pasta so you don't over-stuff yourself if you want to get other apps or can't decide what to get. A bit noisy so not great if you are looking for a quiet restaurant but great for large parties, as they have the space to accommodate, both indoors and out.
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.
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