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Posted by Michelle Shermann on 03/30/2012
I had dinner here with my family and was pleased with the food and service. The only complain I have is the noise. Between the music and the crowd, it gets hard to hear the conversation at your table, so I would suggest this place for large groups and noisy family with kids who wouldn't feel comfortable in an upscale restaurant. Beside, the food was excellent, prompt service, and the kids were entertained by crayons and drawings. A+
Posted by Anonymous on 10/02/2011
Love the food but so overpriced. I will always pay for good food, but Trattoria Cinque is a lot for what it is and for the ambiance (and for the very very slow Delivery). the lady who takes delivery orders on weekend nights is not responsive to order issues. Restaurant is stroller friendly, which is wonderful. Given the size of the restaurant, they should have a section for those who want a romantic or just semi quiet italian dinner, as patrons certainly pay for it, and an area that is more for families. Again, great food, but can't find good wine by the glass that isn't extremely overpriced and same goes for food.
Posted by Anonymous on 09/13/2011
Some dishes were quite good and others disappointing. The tuna tartare had so much Dijon mustard that you couldn't taste the tuna. The Branzino was bland. On the other hand, the capaccio was quite good and the short-rib ravioli was very good. Too inconsistent to be worth a return trip.
Posted by klm on 11/13/2010
The title of the review says it all. I loved my food, got the braised beef shortribs with polenta and the calamari for a starter. The service, however, was abonimable. It's a big, lively place and I probably would even go back if it wasn't for the seriously poor service.
Posted by Tribeca resident on 10/13/2010
I am surprised by the reviews. I agree that the place is huge and nice. Food is awfully greasy (tuna carpaccio drowned in oil, pizza very greasy as well) and the "service" was unreal.. they cleaned up our table while we were at the bathroom and did not even got the check yet! While we waited to have our food back to go, they sat new customers at our table while we were seated... Could have been laughable if not so offensive.
Posted by JerZ girl on 09/28/2010
Discovered this place recently. I met up with friends here on a Friday evening. It was actually quite nice-Tuscan Italian, in Tribeca Drinks were OK, wine list was quite good. I had a quartino of the Super Tuscan. It was excellent. I am a fan of "true" Caesar salad however a good Caesar is hard to get, even here in Manhattan. My salad was great, to say the least. My entree was superb: squid ink penne with octopus in a red wine reduction sauce-excellent flavor without overwhelming garlic or other spices-sublime would be an appropriate adjective. The cheescake was light, not dense with a wonderful base. The service was excellent; attentive, pleasant and knowledgeable. Hats off to Trattoria Cinque!
Posted by Swithin on 04/16/2010
I was looking for a good restaurant in Tribeca and came upon Trattoria Cinque by chance. It's a huge place, which means there's plenty of room for private, audible conversations. The meal was superb -- the gorgonzola/pear pizza is a wonderful starter. Three of us shared it as well as an excellent tuna carpaccio special. I had the tastiest main course pasta dish I've had out in years -- Garganelli alla Checca. And the dessert! Profiteroles with pastry cream and whipped cream! Most restaurants don't bother with pastry cream any more -- they stuff their cream puffs with boring ice cream, so I usually forego them. The service was attentive and charming -- a waiter from Florence. The value was excellent. I hope to go back to Trattoria Cinque often.