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“Disappointing”

Cinque Cucchiai Restaurant
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Tue, 9/24
8:00 PM
Ranked #2 of 211 Restaurants in Faenza
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $28 - $132
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Let your mind wander from refined, bright and warm atmosphere of our restaurant Cinque Cucchiai, in the shade of our old oak tree: you will taste the delicious fish and meat dishes created for you by our chefs, getting lost in the depths of green lawns, rose gardens, orchards and hills at the horizon.
Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

It is hard to understand how I can be the only one finding this restaurant mediocre. My dinner was a fixed menu composed of five dishes. Besides the “agnolotti “ which were excellent, the rest was bland. This is the problem with these restaurants which spend too much energy on presentation and not enough time on the actual cooking. The service is good (try not to chose a table for two as they are not stable). I regretted not going to a trattoria which is simpler in the service, yet offers dishes 10 times tastier and maybe less well presented (who cares?). The bill was € 140,00 so it is not cheap.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Martina B, Direttore at Cinque Cucchiai Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2018

Thank you for your review. We are sorry and a bit surprised to hear that your experience was not good and you found our tasting menu mediocre. We also have a menu à la carte where there are many other options you can choose from and, as you can see from other reviews, many clients are quite satisfied. Our staff always spends energy both on presentation and on cooking. As for the table, we will immediately verify every single table to avoid any future problem. Hoping to see you soon to make you change your mind, please do not hesitate to contact us in case our restaurant does not meet your taste and we can provide you with contacts of very good quality “trattorie”.

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Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

Probably the best restaurant in Faenza, a town which is definitely worth visiting and is infinitely more sophisticated and lively than the neighboring Imola. A rather formal restaurant, catering to both visitors and local business people. In the summer, the menu appears to be based primarily on fish. I had the mixed raw fish appetizer, followed by baked hake. Both excellent, accompanied by half bottle of Lugana. I wish they had a greater choice of half bottles, but otherwise the wine list appears quite extensive. Service also excellent. Not cheap, but the business lunch seems like a good deal.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Martina B, Direttore at Cinque Cucchiai Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2018

Thank you Martin for your review and we hope to see you back soon!

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Reviewed September 26, 2017 via mobile

We lived in the villa and it was very at hand to eat at the restaurant. Splendid food and service, high class. Delicious and great presentation, advice. Very nice place, comfortable and romantic. We came twice and it was not even as expensive as this kind of place might have been.

Date of visit: August 2017
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villaabbondanzi, Direttore at Cinque Cucchiai Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2017

Thanks a lot for your review. See you for your next trip to Faenza!

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Reviewed October 11, 2015

Faenza is one of the most sophisticated towns in Romagna, and its splendid 'Museo delle Ceramiche' alone would be worth a detour, if you are in the area. Until a few years ago, there wasn't a proper high-level restaurant in Faenza to celebrate the great gastronomic tradition of Romagna; now the 'Cinque Cucchiai', a name that descends from a typical dessert of the place, bears this honor. It's a very pleasant place near the 'Le Cicogne' and the Golf Club Faenza, which means that you can see the occasional stork flying by and the manicured greens of the golf club are easy on the eyes. Fish is a specialty, but we preferred to order classic 'Tagliatelle alla Bolognese' and 'Tournedos', both excellent and well prepared. The maitre and waiters were all quite nice and the place is well-lit and airy: the bill, at the end, was quite reasonable. The only criticism is that we came there on a Sunday at lunch, the place was packed (a sign of success) and therefore quite noisy, but this is only a minor glitch for a very nice place that deserves a visit anyway.

Date of visit: October 2015
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villaabbondanzi, Direttore at Cinque Cucchiai Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 10, 2015

Dear Stefano,
Thank you very much for your wonderful review. It is always a pleasure to know that our services have met the expectations of our customers. The nature that surrounds us is one of our strengths: storks, which have nested in each pole of the Relais, the flamingos in the adjacent park and the squirrels that run stealthily on every tree are always a nice surprise.
On your next visit we would be pleased to provide a small tour for you and your friends and better show you the full range of services offered by our Relais.
We hope to see you soon!

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Reviewed August 4, 2015

They deserve a MIchelin star ! great service ( Matteo & Co) and excellent food.
The chef has fantasy and is creative !! Bravo

Date of visit: August 2015
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villaabbondanzi, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Cinque Cucchiai Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2015

Dear Ms,
Thank you for Your positive review and for the compliments to our Staff.
We hope to see You again!

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