About The Deal
Pasta and seafood have been beefing for years over who goes down better with a sparkling beverage, unfortunately, due to the digestive nature of their conflict, they have yet to find an agreeable resolution. Be the culinary diplomat you've always wanted to be and bring these tasty adversarial cuisines together with today's great deal: $25 for $60 Worth of Italian Cuisine and Drinks at Cafe Cinquecento
A charming getaway in the heart of downtown Toronto, Cafe Cinquecento is the perfect place to bask in the wondrous flavours of Italy without having to give up your left leg to pay for a flight. They offer a classic menu with fresh tasting entrees that will set your gastronomic desires ablaze. Meals like their Spaghetti Pescatore: Spaghetti with Mussels, Tiger Shrimp, and Calamari, sautéed in a garlic, olive oil, and white wine sauce. Or, for a pre-dinner indulgence, try their Brushetta di Stagione: Toasted Tuscan bread with Chef's Fresh Market Selections providing the perfect zesty blanket.
There is no better time than the present to satiate your hunger for Italian cuisine. Cafe Cinquecento has been patiently waiting to make you their new favourite customer, and you know how rude it is to keep people waiting, so don't delay.
Cafe Cinquecento has been featured on the popular food blogs LucyWaverman.com and FoodHogger.com, and 81% of UrbanSpoon.com users gave them high recommendations. Here are a few reviews from inspired, well-fed Cafe Cinquecento customers:
My girlfriend and I tried this quaint gem the other night, it was recommended to us. We were pleasently suprised!! I had the Cacciatore pizza she had tortelinni w chicken, great place.
- Nigella L., UrbanSpoon.com Reviewer
We went on a Thursday night around 6PM. It wasn't very crowded. It filled up quite a bit by 7:30PM. The service was excellent, very attentive servers. We collectively tried the bolognese, shrimp linguine, and the Toscana pizza. Everyone was very pleased with their dish. The Toscana pizza (chicken, artichoke heart, roasted red pepper, goat cheese, and I think basil pesto) was good. I'd definitely go back and recommend this place to others.
- Char, UrbanSpoon.com Reviewer
Compared to the higher profile restos on King and Queen W which seem distracting in comparision, this is a quality place with old-skool understated charm and excellent traditional northern Italian food. Try the whole snapper for those willing to look their food in the eye - its fantastic. Also check out the Notte della mamma (mother's night) at the end of the month, when all cooking is done by the staff's mothers and proceeds go to charity. A real class act.
- Champ D. Lyte, UrbanSpoon.com Reviewer
The menu left me absolutely TORN…there were many routes I wanted to go: there was pizza, pasta, the specials…and then….I saw BRICK PRESSED CORNISH HEN. Our server explained it to me as follows: they cook the hen with a brick placed on top (exactly how you imagine) so that it cooks both sides crisply and keeps all the moistness within (like so). I was convinced. And pleasantly surprised! Everyone else’s meals looked wonderfully put together as well, and although it all took a while to arrive, to be fair there were 20 orders made! In the meantime we enjoyed rounds of bread, bowls of mussels and anitpasto plates. Yum. There was a spicy salami on there that was very memorable. But, the wine was flowing and it was simply a lovely evening of celebration. There also suddenly appeared a lovely vase of red roses for the centre of the table!
- FoodHogger.com Review