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Cinque Terre Italian Restaurant

4.6
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243 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Where the Mediterranean Sea meets the shore, In Italy, lies Cinque Terre, or "Five Villages".

Gifted Italian-born Chef Aldo Marcon honed his skills in his grandma’s kitchen pretending he was the "Amaretto Cookie Chef". Wowing his way through many notable kitchens like the well-known Cafe Fiorello in Manhattan, he eventually moved to New Orleans, where he cooked alongside such famed chefs as Emeril Lagasse and Mario Batali.

The menu offers SIMPLE FOOD MADE WITH LOVE. Imported cheeses, cured meats, homemade pasta, superior cuts of fish and fresh seafood. The Wild Octopus is poached, pan seared and finished in a to die for garlic-herb sauce and Grandma’s Meatballs are simmered in an unforgettable Pomodoro Sauce. Homemade Fettuccine, Tagliolini, Squid Ink Tagliolini, and Pear & Pecorino Romano Cheese Ravioli comprise some of the succulent seafood specialties.

Chef Marcon is a student to his guests, but full of surprises that please them!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 243 people are saying
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bikermomma57
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was delicious

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Rinthy
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No way to correct an error when I rated noise level. It was pleasantly subdued, perfect for conversation. Food was excellent overall, service attentive without being annoying, and quantity of food just about perfect.
Support this local restaurant!

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vipJamieH
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for any occasion you can't go wrong.

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vipsusans
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is outstanding. Very comfortable atmosphere.
Service was friendly and efficient. Highly recommend

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MariaV
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, their pasta is amazing! We will definitely repeat.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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AlinaR
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a birthday dinner with friends. The food was excellent as always and the service was great.

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vipspentress
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was phenomenal. Definitely a hidden gem.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Hole in the wall gem in Davie Fl. The food is fresh and delicious and the owners frequently walk around and greet the customers. They also allow you to bring your own wine for a corkage fee. All the appetizers are tasty and the octopus is amazing.

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vipLovmyfood
Miami
29 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Always come back for more and bring friends.

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vipMarcia
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t say enough great things about Cinque Terre. We’ve been there, I think, 6-7 times within the last 3 months and always had a great experience. I tend to get the same thing but my husband has tried 4 dishes and lived them all. Delicious fresh pasta, amazing sauces.

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DJSeb
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner at this quaint Italian restaurant. Outstanding entrees, fabulous Valentines Day dessert, and the eggplant appetizer was incredible.

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VictoriaFlorida
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Headed to the Performing Art Center on the campus of Nova University and needed pre-theater dinner. The menu was interesting and there was something for everyone. Service was amazing, we did not want for anything. We had a delicious meal and were on time to the theater. Will return.

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vipMarcia
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 5th time at Cinque Terre within the last 3 months and, as usual, they didn’t disappoint. Great food, service, really nice place to dine for any occasion.

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vipMarcia
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time at Cinque Terre and my husband’s first. Great service, delicious food! A gem in Davie!

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vipfabulous
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The best grilled octopus I've ever had.Service is food, wait staff friendly

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vipTony
Baltimore
227 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really enjoyed this restaurant
Grouper was excellent
Shrill with black pasta was excellent
& the chicken Marsala was very tasty
Save room for the cannoli.... so good

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vipBocadoc
Miami
56 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Friendly staff, very good food

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vipAlan
Atlanta
143 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

While not one of the best options in the area, it’s a good choice if you don’t mind a strip restaurant. Food tends to be average.

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FrancineF
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service exceptionnel nourriture excellente

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vipHad3
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pasta is always fresh and good, but the grilled octopus is to die for.

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vipRhondaS
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is phenomenal. They make their own pasta. The black ink squid pasta is my favorite with shrimp and a saffron sauce. To die for!! They have drink specials and the owner is super nice.

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vipHad3
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best grilled octopus appetizer. All pastas are fresh and tasty.

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BEATRIZM
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The specials were different and delicious. The owner was very hands on and helpful with the orders and told us they have a violinist on certain days, so we want to come back. The wine list was really nice, but the wine we ordered was super spectacular!!

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vipDaisy
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a hidden gem. The staff was very attentive and helpful. They were quick to accommodate to requests for slight menu modifications.

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viphealthyfoodsRus
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cinque Terre is one of our favorite restaurants. Never had a bad meal. Service is always stellar!! Eggplant parm is the best I've ever had, and my friend had Lasagna and said other than her own, it was the best she ever had anywhere!! Wine selection is thoughtful and we always look forward to trying something new on the wine list. Kudos to the Chef - and to Daniel and Luisa!

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Janell
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

There were 3 in our party and we were all very pleased with the food and service. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to my family and friends and I will be back again soon.

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vipNikkiB
Miami
33 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love this hidden gem. The owners are spectacular. The food is exquisite. Happy it is in my neighborhood.

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vipHopeJB
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This restaurant was quite a find. The food was absolutely delicious and the people couldn’t have been nicer. We highly recommend this restaurant for any kind of occasion. THUMBS UP!

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vipHad3
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Go for the grilled octopus appetizer, stay for the fresh pastas!

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SteveH
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and Service, Strongly Recommend

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DanielF
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good variety on the menu. what we ate. Octopus, the Ravioli Special. the Branzino special, the Pear and provolone stuffed pasta and the Frutti de mare were all cooked and served well. we had the Sangria which I thought came in a bottle but was home made and served in a carafe (they could do a better job of making that clear on their Wine list) the service was good. It would be nice if they created a more professional atmosphere by having a dress code for the employees or put them in Uniforms.

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Shar
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great neighborhood restaurant

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vipBLee
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food is delicious. Service not so great. We arrived about 20 minutes before our reservation and the restaurant was empty. It took about 15 minutes for the server to take our order, and she then told us the specials. After we were served our dinner she did not check to see if everything was okay. (The most attentive employee was the adorable bread lady) We later ordered desert and it came way before coffee, which was served without providing sugar. When we finished dinner it was difficult to attract someone's attention to get the check. At this point, the restaurant was only 1/2 full. Perhaps they were understaffed that night?

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The staff was very attentive and the food came out at the right time at the right temperature and was delicious. We will definitely come back

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vip2B2BDOO
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience! From the food, to server, to the owner; all top shelf.

The appetizers were delicious, the main course was outstanding, the plating was excellent, and the dessert cannoli: WOW!!!

Highly recommend, neighborhood gem.

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Bill
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food & personal professional service. Good wine

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Denny51
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The name of the restaurant is what caught my eye because my dad was from Cinque Terre in Italy. Simply the best Northern Cuisine you could ask for. Daniel and Licia are wonderful hosts and the staff is very friendly. I found this place about two years ago and their menu specials are mouth watering. Daniel always suggests the proper wines to go with our meals and he is always spot on.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, authentic good. Service on point! Owner takes his time and the place is inviting and with a homey atmosphere. Our second time there...will definitely be back!

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M3401
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time with our grandkids. We all loved the food. Our service was great. Thanks again for an enjoyable evening.

FAQs

Cinque Terre Italian Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Cinque Terre Italian Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (954) 368-3633.

Cinque Terre Italian Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 243 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.