i cinque grani is a contemporary, California-inspired restaurant in the center of Livorno, Tuscany; an all day cafe focused on convivial dining and fresh seasonal ingredients. We offer artisanal bread, sandwiches, salads, juices, pastries, coffee, and tea. We welcome you to join us!
After ten years in Los Angeles, Piero decided to return to his native Livorno with his wife Karen, whom he met in Berkeley, California in 2004. In May 2017, Piero and Karen opened i cinque grani to bring their passion for food and travel to Livorno.
In California, Karen and Piero's friends called them by Piero's last name, "the Cinquegranas," which literally translates into English as "The Five Grains." Re-translated back into Italian, their nickname becomes i cinque grani. The name “i cinque grani” reminds them of their friends back in California and reflects Piero's passion for baking bread and using simple, natural ingredients.
i cinque grani is a little piece of California in Livorno.