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Check Out the New Bar Menu at Cinquecento

The South End trattoria's first-ever lounge menu culls Italian-American favorites from now-closed sister spot, La Motta's.


Ed’s Mozzarella, Deviled Eggs, and Bucatini Carbonara from Cinquecento's new bar menu

Ed’s Mozzarella, Deviled Eggs, and Bucatini Carbonara from Cinquecento’s new bar menu. / Photos provided

As if you needed another reason to be excited about patio season: Cinquecento debuts its first-ever bar menu on Monday, and the drinks-friendly Italian plates will also be served at the lovely, outdoor container bar when it reopens this spring.

Chef de cuisine Justin Winters has resurrected some signature dishes from Cinquecento’s recently closed sister restaurant, La Motta’s, for bar patrons. Italian-American classics like chicken parm; deviled eggs with Sicilian tuna; and a chopped salad with soppressata, provolone, oregano cream and pickled chilies are available at the bar and in the lounge only. The bar is definitely worth revisiting: Along with more than two dozen amari, a daily mocktail, and curated Italian wines by the glass and bottle, choose among house cocktails like Spartacus, with blood orange, scotch, cherry herring, and Gran Classico; and Rosa Picante, with spicy tequila, Aperol, and lime.

The bar menu launches Monday, Feb. 19, at 5 p.m., and continues nightly until close.

500 Harrison Ave. South End, Boston, 617-338-9500, bostoncinquecentoboston.com.

Cinquecento Bar & Lounge Menu

Deviled Eggs
Sicilian Tuna & Spicy Artichoke Tapenade
$6.95

Ed’s Mozzarella
Fried Fior di Latte & Pomodoro
$9.95

Chopped Salad
Soppressata, Provolone, Oregano Cream & Pickled Chilies
$10.95

Bucatini Carbonara
Guanciale, Black Pepper, Pecorino & Cured Egg Yolk
$15.95

Chicken Parm
Linguini Aglio Olio, Fior di Latte & ragu Siciliano
$19

The container bar on Cinquecento's outdoor patio

The container bar on Cinquecento’s outdoor patio. / Photo provided