Cinque Terre Ristorante

4.7
731 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
**Please note that we do not take Happy Hour reservations. Online reservations are for lunch or dinner menu ONLY.**
For more large party availability, please call the restaurant.

Cinque Terre is a beautiful area of the Italian Riviera which is comprised of five villages. The towns are connected by medieval style walkable paths. Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore are set on steep rock formations at the water's edge. These villages are a favored destination for travelers to Italy where seafood is prevalent. Pesto, a condiment made of fresh basil, is the flagship of tradition in the region. At Cinque Terre, we make our pesto every day from the freshest and top quality ingredients. We always have on the menu, Muscoli (mussels), Polpo (octopus), Gamberi (shrimp) and a variety of seasonal seafood, artisan pizzas along with house-made pastas. You'll also find an oyster bar that serves raw oysters on the half shell with fresh horseradish and
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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and the food was yummy!!!

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SW
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!!! Had a fantastic meal with my 3yr old and husband, the service was outstanding and the food was phenomenal!!

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IL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, and lots of time to visit with my date. They even gave us a free dessert which was wonderful (except the date was not the best and I just wanted to leave!) haha

I'll be back (with someone who deserves such a fantastic meal!)

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FB
Seattle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were more than pleasantly surprised! Food was wonderful ..... the calamari was exceptional, the steak appetizer was a meal in itself and the wine on special was very good - and everything was 50% off! Absolutely the best deal in town.
We will definitely go back and have already recommended it to different friends!

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SS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved that it was central, downtown, farm to table, modern decor. We had a corner table to ourselves. Great cocktails and apps. Lovely meal, including desserts too. Everyone really enjoyed it.

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LM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

MY third time at Cinque Terre. It gets better and better. We chose 6 excellent items to share. I wanted to have each one to myself, but the others resisted. Perhaps because they wanted the same. Both pasta dishes were rich and flavorful, but not so rich as to be overpowering. The seafood dishes were delightfully prepared and presented. The eggplant was an Original!
Our server, DARKO, was helpful and quite efficient. We have been served by him before, and he is certainly an asset to the restaurant. I am looking forward to the next opportunity to share my love for Cinque Terre.

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PD
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place for mother's days dinner. Really appreciated the attentive service and great food. Good location and a nice area to do a post dinner walk.

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JW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bobby, our server was extremely knowledgeable , presented himself extremely well and made my fiance and I feel 100% comfortable. Your restaurant was a new experience for us as we dont venture downtown much, however Bobby made us feel like we belonged and almost read our minds on ordering struggles. From the appetizers to the final course...everything was excellent. Bobby was detail oriented in everything we asked from history of the food to preparation to taste....100% ..best server by far, and we eat out weekly. Cutters, El Groucho, Ruth Chris, Sullivans, they could all use a page from Bobby's book. Once again everything was amazing and we appreciated every moment. We will be back I'm sure with a few friends we would like to impress soon.
Thank you again

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Y
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good pricy food.

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AR
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the food, and the restaurant and servers went out of their way to make our anniversary special. We would definitely go back in a heartbeat!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best calamari I ever had

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Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great waiter!!

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Rafael is the best server I’ve ever had at a restaurant. And I used to be a server. He made the experience what it was - memorable and enjoyable!

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AN
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mothers birthday 💝 they went above and beyond...printed her name with happy birthday at the top of the menu!! Kudos💓 food was delish!

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PH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our second time dining at Cinque Terre and it was a repeat performance of staff and food excellence! Miguel was warm, friendly and accommodating. The food, again, memorable. And the best darned Aperol Spritz I've had - and I've had a few ;-) The only note from our experience was the cheese plate, at less than 5 stars: a bit sparse. But we will most definitely return!

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BG
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a great meal at Cinque Terre, our waiter was very attentive and the food did not disappoint.

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s
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food, great atmosphere. Will definitely come back!

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VH
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter Brunch was great!

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A
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

We have had better times there

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress awesome! We had a party of 8 but I made reservations for only 7. They easily accommodated us and was every tentative to our needs. The food was fantastic!

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Portland
8 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Highly recommend

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Seattle
42 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had perfect service and excellent food. Cinque Terre impresses with the quality of the food, the modern ‘light’ Italian feel and the extremely friendly and professional service. The wines on the list are also excellent and the Empress Martini is highly recommended

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating my wife’s 40th, I mean 29th birthday. The entire staff was exceptional and the food was superb.

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M
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent! Not a single item disappointed. Our server, Darko, was a true professional... timely with his attentiveness and pleasantly engaging. Highly recommend this place!

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S
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Cinque Terre! I was warmly welcomed and immediately seated in a lovely booth. My server was also very attentive and engaging. I enjoyed the food very much and would gladly come back and bring a friend along for the occasion.

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AE
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner experience with family and friends. Darko was our server and made us feel right at home. The food was delicious.
We enjoyed the polpo and the asparagus special, with that awesome freshly baked bread. Two of us enjoyed the oysters, super fresh! We did a family style dinner and share three courses. We had the incomparable Tomahawk steak, the special squid ink risotto and prawn dinner. Everything was packed full of flavor, savory, appetizing and fed four (3 big guys & a gal) of us. Plenty of food, comfortably full. We ended it with a cream puff filled with salted caramel gelato covered in chocolate. Heavenly dessert, I could of had another, actually we all could of.
We never felt rushed and the timing of the food coming out was perfect. It was a really nice dinner full of great food, great company and plenty of laughs.
This will always be one of my favorite restaurants in Seattle.

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d
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This was my second time visiting Cinque Terre (previously in Spring 2017) and first for my wife and a cousin visiting from out of town. We all chose the Branzino, which was delicious and well-presented. The staff were appropriately attentive and our waitperson, Emilio, was excellent at helping us make wine and drink selections.

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h
Seattle
37 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We celebrated my wife's birthday at Cinque Terre and had a wonderful time. The special asparagus dish was terrific, as was the gnocchi. They also recognized her birthday in a special way. We will go back.

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Darko was an amazing server! Great wine suggestions and very flexible for food substitutions. The good was delicious and the music was vibey.

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TG
Seattle
144 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The lunch menu had a lot of options and the food was great. The service was very attentive and when one of our dinning members arrived late, they were accommodated promptly.

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ED
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server, Carrie, was very attentive. We celebrated a birthday & she was great with recommendations on food & wine. She steered us to a great bottle we never would have tried ourselves. Our teen kids were present & did not feel out of place. We will be going back!

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f
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I made a reservation here for a birthday dinner - service was excellent, they even customized menus with my name written on it!

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d
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A truly outstanding meal prior to a musical at the 5th Avenue Theater. Our waitress, Carrie, was delightful and helped us decide what to eat. The Prosciutto con burrata was absolutely wonderful and went well with the wonderful bread. The Fettuccine with gulf prawns was excellent along with the Lamb Shank and the 8 oz Beef filet. The pear tart with vanilla ice cream and the chocolate gelato were a great end to the meal.

We will return in the future.

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EP
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and the ambience is gorgeous. An upscale yet comfortable Italian restaurant with traditional and nouveau offerings. Beautifully lit. The cocktail menu could use some refreshing but otherwise great.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and tremendous food

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d
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, drink, service! It was great time to be there.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

The food was not good. Inconsistent overall. Plates ranged from lukewarm, over salted, under salted, bland, too hot, the gnocchi tasted like greasy tasteless flour with truffle oil. The bread was burnt. Seriously this place is bad.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible experience with Darko as our waiter. He recommended a family style dinner for the seven of us and catered to every preference and allergy. Every bite was amazing and the wine recommendations were perfect. 10/10, favorite restaurant in Seattle!!

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TE
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband's birthday party was a huge success thanks to the staff and ambiance of Cinque Terre.
The restaurant transported us to Milan even though we were in Seattle.
First we saw a bottle of sparkling wine in an ice bucket at our table nicely displayed. A friend had called in and arranged for it. Then, we saw my husband's name at the top of the menu with Happy Birthday! Such a nice touch and way to make him feel special!
Darko, our waiter was AMAZING and made us feel right at home. He recommended vegetarian items for my hubby and was so personable that he was such a delight.
From the hostess, to the waiter, to the manager that we spoke to on the way out...we had a stellar experience. The food was beautiful and yummy and they even brought us a slice of Tiramisu which they lit with a special sparkly candle!
THANK YOU for making the night so special!
We will be back and have already told all our friends!

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BA
Seattle
49 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Outstanding food and wine selection and very attentive and knowledgable wait staff. The noise level was a bit hard on the ears, however.

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