Plate of meat and cheese lasagna.

January 22

Cinque Terre Set to Reopen in SLU

The Italian favorite features new hours, heated outdoor dining, and more.

We are a long way from dining normalcy in Seattle (and across the globe), but it’s good to see some neighborhood favorites are beginning to reopen. Cinque Terre is set to welcome guests back on February 1.

The sleek restaurant offers up freshly made pastas inspired by the Italian Riviera, locally sourced seafood, woodfired pizzas, and more.

“We’ll have the same great menu and still offer happy hour from 3pm to 5pm. One new item we are excited about is our lasagna—it’s cooked with our house-made sauce with beef and pork, ricotta, and parmesan layered in between house-made pasta,” said general manager Michael Barnett.

Cinque Terre will be attaching a tent to cover its patio. Diners can enjoy cotoletta di pollo alla parmigiana (chicken cutlet parmigiana), zuppa di pesce (a seafood soup with lobster, octopus, prawn, pacific perch, and calamari), and more under cover in the heated patio.

In addition, Barnett said the restaurant is making online ordering for pickup a major focus in 2021. Watch for updates to its website in the coming weeks to order online. If you’re looking for delivery, Cinque Terre will partner with Uber Eats, Postmates, Grubhub, and DoorDash, too.

Barnett maintains that the restaurant will continue to prioritize safety for its guests and employees.

Dining table set with menus, candles, and appetizers.

“We will still offer temperature checks and hand sanitizer at our host stand before seating guests. Each table is sanitized before each guest is sat. We will be monitoring our CO2 levels as well.”

Cinque Terre’s new hours are Monday to Thursday, 3pm to 8pm and Friday and Saturday, 3pm to 9pm. Happy hour is daily from 3pm to 5pm. The restaurant is closed every Sunday.

Story by Ethan Chung and photographs courtesy Cinque Terre.


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