As if the dining room closure and stay-at-home advisory weren’t enough to deal with, the Aquitaine Group’s beloved Cinquecento was dealt another major set-back when a water main in area burst, flooding the restaurant and surrounding area. In a Facebook post partner Jeff Gates detailed the damage, estimated at more than a million dollars, caused by water which decimated the kitchen, private events space, offices, booze storage and mechanicals.
Quick to find a silver lining, Gates pointed out that under different circumstances, the restaurant and nearby SOWA market would have been packed on a sunny Sunday afternoon when the pipe burst so the situation could have been much worse. Still. It’s a kick in the arse. You can show the group a little extra love by ordering from Cinquecento’s sister restaurants which are offering take-out and delivery: Aquitaine, Aquitaine Chestnut Hill and Metropolis. Your support really will help ensure that you’ll be able to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon at Cinquecento in the future.