You walk in to a striking illuminated cast iron and glass staircase greeting you that leads to the main dining room and bar. The main dining room features a rustic mix of reclaimed beams and bricks, biscuit tufted Italian leather banquettes and booths, traditional tables and two trattoria style communal tables. The curved, serpentine shaped bar is made of illuminated onyx and a striking black Italian marble top. Everywhere you look you see nooks and crannies that allow a couple to escape for an intimate second, yet still remain part of the greater environment. Down stairs you will find a private dining room featuring state -of-the-art media capabilities and it’s own private bar – perfect for parties and work functions. Cinquecento will also offer one of the South End’s most pleasant outdoor dining spaces tucked away from the hustle and bustle with an idyllic 60-seat patio open during the warmer months.
Cinquecento, a Roman Trattoria, located at 500 Harrison Avenue in Boston’s Historic South End. Cinquecento, which translates into 500 in Italian offers neighbors of this edgy community a contemporary, casual and energetic Roman Trattoria, perfect for a spontaneous night out or your go-to spot for dinner and brunch.Cinquecento will be the perfect meeting place for visitors and residents a like, as the restaurant will offer complimentary parking in their adjacent lot. Located in the burgeoning SOWA area of Boston, Cinquecento was conceived to fill the need for an Italian neighborhood restaurant and gathering spot. According to The Aquitaine Group’s founding Chef and Partner Seth Woods, “We envisioned a comfortable, inviting restaurant reminiscent of neighborhood trattorias found in Rome. A place where friends will come several nights a week, no matter where they are coming from or going to. The menu will be steeped in the Roman roots of simplicity, custom and comfort.”