Cinque Terre Ristorante

4.5
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941 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 ordering from our dinner menu only.*

Modern Italian, Oyster Bar, Neopolitan style artisan pizzas, House Made Pastas, Fresh and local seafood.
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. 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.


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Sam222778881118899999000
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The bread was insanely amazing!!!!! Thank you!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was an amazing experience! Food, service, everything. Can’t rate this place high enough.

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vipwelcoming
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great outside experience

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The customer service was on point! Food was good, and because of the great customer service would definitely come back again.

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vipJohnZ
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service was incredible

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ChristieJ
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, and we LOVED that they took our temperature (no contact) on the way in. We were lucky - they had just re-opened, so not at all noisy. Great foccacio with amazing oil spread.

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Chartruexcat
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing! We were so happy to be back eating at one of our favorite restaurants and they took great care of us. Love this place!

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vipcoryh
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Our server Christine was great!!

Cinque Terre Ristorante
Responded on 25 June 2020

Thank you so much. Your comments are greatly appreciated. Please let me know when you come back in so I can introduce myself. Kind regards, Michael Barnett General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was perfect. That’s all there is to say. This is a fantastic restaurant.

Cinque Terre Ristorante
Responded on 26 June 2020

Thank you so much for your review of our restaurant. We appreciate your kind words.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our party of four had a reservation for a 4:30 dinner. We arrived a bit early but were graciously seated right away. From beginning to end our dinner was a lovely experience. We asked them to set us up with chef's choice of seafood and Tomahawk rib eye, family style. Plate after plate of incredible food arrived at our table including oysters, clams in pesto sauce, octopus (delicious!) and cuttlefish on sqid ink pasta. The rib eye was a perfect medium-rare and we all agreed it was easily the most flavourful steak we had ever had. My brother, who managed steak restaurants for many years, was first to say it was an amazing steak. The owner chose a beautiful chardonnay to pair with the seafood. I wish I could recall the name of the wine because I would buy more when I get home. I highly recommend Cinque Terre and will return.

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DaniK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our go to dinner place after a show at the Paramount. We love the selection of seafood and pastas they have and as usual our dinner was wonderful. We went for local oysters, squid ink spaghetti with dungeness crab, and grilled octopus and loved it all.

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Catsrcool
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Food was very good. Service was a little spotty at first. Took at least 20 minutes to get a cocktail after I ordered it. That’s my only complaint. Nice atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was great and our servers was very good.

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Ceci
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waitress was awesome, amazing. Best service. She was very friendly and helpful.

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WilliamT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Wait staff was very aggressive and pushing additional items. Special pasta dish was bland. Quite noisy!

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vipTravelingDiner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Agnolotti and seafood salad were both excellent. Light lunch crowd so it was quiet and easy to hear my partner.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Upon arrival my table was not ready. While waiting in the bar, no one paid us any attention when we sat down. We had to asked to be served. One of the servers was on her phone after she gave us a menu and did not ask if we wanted anything to drink. We had to ask to be served. One of the dinners we ordered was warmed. Did not taste freshly cooked. Too expensive for the type of service and food.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lobster and truffle gnocchi to die for. Everything was superb! Great service. Grazie!

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James
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

This was a celebration of our 45th wedding anniversary, certainly a special day. 45 years is a dang long time so congratulations to us. What about Cinque Terre Ristorante? This was our first time here. I had anticipated it to be a small restaurant with a romantic atmosphere. Wrong! It was a very large place with ambience. I am 78 and my wife is 80. I am physically disabled and eating upstairs on the second floor is impossible. Why is there no elevator? The ADA makes it very clear that new restaurants must have means for disabled people to use an elevator for improved accessibility. Cinque Terre is a young and hip restaurant, mainly catering to millennials. But the couple at another table were clearly in their 70s - yay. Our waitperson was a hoot, extremely humorous and very attentive to our needs. She knew all the items on the menu. My wife had prawns with pasta; she loved it and compared it to a highend restaurant in Oaxaca, Mexico. We were there for 18 days several months ago. One night we went to a highend restaurant and had scampi, the "best" she ha ever had, succulent, juicy and smothered in garlic. An amazing meal. I splurged and had lobster with fungi gnocci. Lovely! The “free” bread was also excellent, probably the best we've had in a Seattle restaurant. Cinque Terre was not as good as the Mexican restaurant. The price of our meals for two people in Oaxaca was $35 including tip. Our meal at Cinque Terre was $135 with tip and no dessert, but hey, this is Seattle. Our reservation was for 4:45, the only available time on Open Table. With this being Valentine's Day, it was jammed. Being seniors, eating around 5:00 works for us, similar to comida in Mexico. Comida is eating around 3.00 or 4:00 PM. Dinner there begins at 8 o'clock, too late for us. Our service here was slower as the evening wore on; this bothered us and put a damper on the overall experience. No matter, we had a great time and we shall return with friends. James May, a Queen Anne resident. Cheers.

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Valerie
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

If you're looking for a nice date without breaking your budget too much then I recommend this place. The pasta is pretty good, bread was amazing, and it was all super filling. We paid about $120 for two people which included tax and tip.

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LidijaS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic experience. Excellent food and presentation!

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MitchellS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice. Excellent service. Excellent food. Comfortable booth seating. Would certainly return.

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vipseattlefoodie
Seattle
64 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Siera the server was awesome! Octopus off the hook! And Salvio and Leo are so nice. These restaurants have the ONLY vibe in seattle!

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vipAndrewS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience2

Other than a convenient location on the ground floor of an Amazon building, I'm surprised this place was as busy as it was. I had soup and salad and it cost me $35 with tip. The salad was fine and the soup was a special of the day that sounded delicious but was really disappointing - lacked flavor and had a strange consistency.

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GwenG
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yes, I would recommend this restaurant to friends and coworkers. Nice bright lunch spot. Meatball sandwich was very tasty.

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KevinL
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Food quality is good but the seasoned flavor wasn't the best. I appreciate that a double shot of vodka was only around $2 extra.

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Brayan
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful place and amazing service, stuff are super friendly and lovely

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AKKimberly
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

We were disappointed in the food. The service was excellent. Three of us dined, we ordered an appetizer and three entrees. The buccatini pasta was bland. The Agnolotti con burro e salvia (a ravioli dish) was uninspiring and bland, and the pizza special was soggy and over-sauced. I wouldn’t recommend it.

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RichScrackdealer
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A great place to take clients and friends but I was disappointed to see they serve veal, which but I find in-humane. I may have to find another spot.

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vipAndrew
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience. Food was delicious and amazing service. Would definitely recommend.

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vipJoeH
Hawaii
34 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very pleasant dining experience. All of the staff super friendly. Food was delicious. Good menu. As my dining partner said - it was a great meal and he didn’t feel overstuffed afterwards - even with dessert!
Of note - we sat in the bar area and it was still a complete and pleasant dining experience.

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vipGreen
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good meal, food was great and Sarah was great too!

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CourtneyS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I took my husband here for his birthday and or was so great! The food was AMAZING, they printed a note on the menu, free dessert, and the waiter Darko offered to take several great photos! Will be adding to our fancy date night go to list!

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Guest
Vancouver
2 reviews