Restaurateur Russell Bellanca (Alfredo of Rome) and Executive Chef Mirco Grassini present their newest culinary venture, Trattoria Cinque. The restaurant is a stylish 250-seater with retro Italian nuances, located at 363 Greenwich Street in Tribeca at 212.965.0555. Trattoria Cinque follows the "5" discipline to showcase the five best of everything in Italian cuisine, masterfully prepared yet rustic and homemade. The menu features seasonal fare changing five times a year, all modestly priced under $25. Chalkboard specials and simple classics including Piadinas, Arancini di Riso, Gorgonzola and Pear Pizza, and Lasagna Bolognese emulate a quintessential neighborhood trattoria. Ceasare Salad is prepared to order by a "Cesarista" to excite diners' visual palates. Signature dishes like a prime cut of Aged Ribeye for $25 celebrate local ingredients and Italian tradition, supported by a value oriented wine list and iconic cocktails.
Trattoria Cinque's wine list is centered on value and comprised of twenty bottles highlighting the best five Italian whites, reds, and reserves. Sprawling wine racks made of weathered wood, house all bottles. Instead of offering wines by the glass, the restaurant offers quartinos, a third of a bottle. This plentiful amount of wine is offered at the same price as regular pours in neighboring establishments. Over 300 wines were tasted by Bellanca and his staff to create a high quality, value oriented list, which includes an exclusive Super Tuscan for $16 per quartino. Five classic Italian cocktails keep company on the beverage list. Fresh squeezed juices are paired with Gin, Aperol, Campari, Averna, and Prosecco to create refreshing libations like an Aperol Spritz and a Blood Orange Campari.