872 E. Jericho Turnpike, Huntington Station, NY 11746
(631) 923 - 1255
DescriptionCinque Terre is located at 872 E. Jericho Turnpike in Huntington Station. There is one handicapped parking space directly in front of the double door entrance.
This is a large venue, with tile/and or carpet within the venue. There are five separate dining areas, including the full height bar/lounge area. There is ample space between tables everywhere for easy navigation throughout. Each area has its own non-handicapped multi-stall restroom. One of the dining areas has a single-occupancy, handicapped-accessible restroom with a baby-changing station. The sink is not wheelchair accessible.
- Number of handicapped spaces: 1
Location of handicapped spaces: directly in front of entrance
Surface of lot: paved
Distance to venue: very close
Transportation to venue offered: na
Places to rest: none outside
Paths and walkways: concrete sidewalk
Location of handicapped entrance: main entrance,
Doors: street-level, double doors
Number of floors: one
Steps and staircases: none
Width of aisles: spacious throughout
Places to sit: tables and chairs, full-height bar
Location of restrooms: in each dining area
Type of restroom: all dining areas have non-handicapped, multi-stall restrooms, one of the areas has a single-occupancy, handicapped-accessible restroom
Ease of entry and exit: ok
Baby changing station: yes
Friendliness of staff: very friendly and accommodating
A luncheon of about fifty, brought me to Cinque Terre. For anyone “of a certain age,” you might remember Panama Hattie’s, which formely occupied this location. Located in a strip mall, I found one handicapped parking space directly in front of the double-door entrance.
Stepping inside transports you from Long Island to the Cinque Terre, a beautiful section of Italy. Pam, one of the owners, the responsible for the decor. The culinary experise belongs to Anthony, the other owner. It was lovely that both of them were at the hostess area to welcome us.
This is the couple’s third venue. It “…embraces all that Italy’s iconic five lands are known for – from the restaurant’s five rooms … private dance floor, intimate lounge, and exquisite chandeliers, to a menu that encompasses the fine seafood, grilled meats and fresh flavors that are exclusive to Italy’s Cinque Terre…” (website) Each room is spacious, with plenty of room to navi gate, as is the full-height bar/lounge area . I understand that there is jazz, karaoke and other events as well, in their grand ballroom.
We were a large group, yet well cared for. Our server was very pleasant and attentive to our needs. Everyone at our table was happy with our choices.
Each of the areas has its own non-handicapped, multi-stall restroom. One of the areas has a single-occupancy, handicapped accessible restroom with a baby-changing station. Unfortunately, the sink in this restroom cannot accommodate a wheelchair under it.
It was a lovely luncheon. We plan to return for an evening event! If our experience at lunch is any indication, we are sure to enjoy an evening here.
As always, we at Destination Accessible, advise you to check a venue’s website, www.cinqueterreli.com, when plannning a visit, to “know before you go.”