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Agrodolce
Agrodolce

Agrodolce Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.agrodolcerestaurant.net
  • Phone: (206) 547-9707
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 2:30pm

    Happy hour: Daily: 4pm - 6pm
    All night in the bar and lounge Sun-Thu!
    Lunch: Daily 11:30am - 2:30pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday & Sunday 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Sicilian, Organic
  • Executive Chef: Maria Hines
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Contact: Charlie Sargent (206) 547-9707

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Fremont Ave
  • Public Transit: Bus Lines #26, #28, #30, #31, #32, #40, #46
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is ample street parking in addition to a paid public lot across the street.
A word from Agrodolce

Discover the sun-drenched cuisine of Southern Italy and Sicily at Agrodolce. The causal and welcoming trattoria nestled in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood features Italy’s coastal cuisine and expertly created handmade pasta made with the finest organic and sustainable ingredients in the Pacific Northwest.

The third restaurant from James Beard Award-winning chef Maria Hines, Agrodolce is inspired by her love for the Mediterranean coast and her culinary and cultural travels to Italy. Certified organic by Oregon Tilth, Agrodolceworks with local farmers, fishermen, foragers and ranchers and pairs its cuisine alongside approachable wines from the Northwest and Italy.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Our reservation was for 10 AM on a Sunday morning. The restaurant was dark when we arrived. A sign said that technical problems would not allow them to open until 10:30. (a hung over chef?!) We decided to walk around the neighborhood for 30 minutes and returned. They were open, but no reason was given for the delay. With four of us in the restaurant (& nobody else) I expected quick service. Not so. Very slow on taking our order, bringing coffee, bringing food. As groups did show up the noise level kept building. A crowded room would be even noisier. The food was fine - portions on the small size and not as many vegies or fresh fruit on the menu as I would have expected for a Maria Hines restaurant."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Decided to do a quiet dinner at Agrodolce for my birthday and was slightly disappointed. Don't get me wrong the food was AMAZING but the service was terrible. There were significant delays between dishes (even though we ordered everything up front) and even something like asking for a dessert menu took about 10 minutes. We ended up not getting dessert because we just couldn't stand waiting any longer. At one point the waitress looked right at me when I called her over-- she then told me to wait a minute and turned around to help another table-- only to leave and come back 5 minutes later. Maybe we just had a bad waitress."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Agrodolce is a nice little neighborhood joint, located in the space that formerly housed the 35th street bistro. The location is nice, lots of natural light filtering through the plate glass windows, but could use some major updating. The floors are very badly worn and the carpeting in the back area is threadbare and dirty. It was quiet on a Friday, not a good sign for any restaurant. Early in the night, servers gathered around the hostess stand to chat. Not really professional. Our server was nice and responsive, but her command of the menu and wine list was not great. With the negatives out of the way, I really have to praise the food here. Nothing on the menu is especially innovative, but everything tasted very good."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Great, original food. Service was superb, very attentive & affable."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "My husband and I have been wanting to try this restaurant for awhile, so we finally did. We shared a 1/2 carafe of the house red wine which went great with the focaccia bread, arancini, and both of the pastas we had. I would highly recommend the rabbit ravioli. For dessert, we had the s'mores budino...I would go back for just that!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "It's reputation was higher than the actual experience. The polenta fries are amazing, but other appetizers and entrees were only so-so. For example, the albacore tuna was not seared correctly and didn't have much flavor. In fact, most dishes we tried were small portions (for the price) and really didn't taste very exceptional."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We love Tilth and Golden Beetle (in particular), so we had high hopes for Agrodolce. We had the tasting menu, which presents a good value, but only if the food delivers - the soup had great texture but lacked flavor, I received the wrong second course but still found the clam pasta a little so-so, the hanger steak was good but not great. Admittedly, the hanger steak is not my favorite cut, so I'll take some responsibility for ordering it. I will say that the wine pairings were well done, and were the highlight. I guess I feel that when dropping $200 on a meal (with wine), I should walk out having had at least one dish that is looked at my wife and said, "Oh my god, I could eat this all day.""
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We had been waiting to go to this restaurant for a long time and saved the date for a special occasion. For the price of the food/the vibe of the restaurant, I was really disappointed. Our food was all either cold or varying in temperature (the polenta fries were half scalding hot and half cold) and the pasta was just okay. I've been to almost every other decent restaurant in Fremont and found this to be the worst. Our server was dressed kind of inappropriately (this coming from a 28 year old not conservative person) and took a break during our meal without telling us. So we sat with no service for 30 minutes, another waitress came over and took our silverware/cleared the table because she thought we were done and we hadn't even eaten yet."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The food and outdoor dining were great, but after bringing the incorrect dish, our waitress didn't apologize, the gentlemman that brought our food out did and brought what I ordered 20 minutes later. Still no apology from our server. I was then billed for all the entrees and had to have that fixed...no apology from our server."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "First visit to Agrodolce was extremely satisfying. Second time was trendy medieval peasant food . Particularly repellent were pickled green strawberries like pickled buttons-- hard and vinegary-- in burata hors d,oeuvre. All four of us were disappointed, although some extremely pricey polenta fries consoled us. They were delicious."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Went here for Father's Day and it was fabulous. The service was inviting, professional and unhurried. The menu was delightful. Excellent food; new combinations of known favorites, perfectly sized portions. Great attention to detail (down to the great coffee). A really wonderful experience. I highly recommend Agrodolce for dining at its best."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I really like the atmosphere. The food was delicious, and we had a great evening."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Dissapointed, since this restaurant has appeared on so many "best" lists. The food was fine but our server seemed inexperienced and inattentive. I have had many excellent meals at Tilth. This was certainly not up to that standard. Nothing was bad, but nothing was excellent. Would not go back."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The food and service were both beyond expectations. The menu and wine list were creative and offered a great variety of northwest and Italian. The prices seemed very reasonable and the combination was great value."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "An imaginative, intesting menu is supported by delicious food and efficient and friendly service. Best clam dish in my experience!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our evening. From the wonderful atmosphere to the fabulous food. The aroncini with the basil marinara was the best sauce I have tasted. I also highly recommend the broccoli with anchovy vinnegraite. Our waiter was wonderful with excellent recommendations and very attentive. It was our 25th wedding anniversary - we brought a very special bottle of wine and then comped us the corking fee. All around exceptional evening. Highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Well, after writing a rave review for our dinner experience about a week ago, lunch was a disappointment. In a nearly empty restaurant, we couldn't have a nice window table because it was for 4, while we were only 2. (No one sat at it the entire time of our 1.5 hour lunch.) The cauliflower soup was quite sour and peculiarly "off" tasting, like maybe some of the cauliflower had gone bad. The arugula salad also was very sour. No bread to accompany these items, which might have absorbed some of the sourness. The only salvation was the lemon sorbetto (yay, not sour but spritely zingy), which was accompanied by some very fresh and tasty hazelnuts."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "When you have family members from San Francisco who consider themselves real "foodies", it's an intimidating prospect to choose a restaurant. Agrodolce is a terrific selection for those discerning guests. We had a lovely dinner with selections ranging from homemade pasta to duck. Each meal was delicious and the chicken was especially good (a deboned half a chicken). Wine selection was solid and although we passed on dessert, it looked delicious. I've been to Agrodolce at least 5x and it never disappoints."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Not under the literal bar, but underwhelmed for one of the Hines' restaurants and previous trips to Agrodolce, though on other trips we've had slow-to-come entrees. But the entrees weren't that good, especially for the price. Barley spaghetti dish was not half as interesting as it sounded and the cauliflower soup was anemic. Had a fabulous asparagus dish, and of course, great cocktails with a nice local liquor selection. We love these restaurants, but this outing was a shade disappointing."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The food was amazing! We ordered the antipasto, cauliflower soup, lamb burger, rabbit ravioli, clams and the carrot gelato. All were delicious. The only negative thing was the service. The waitress seemed like she didn't want to be there. She never smiled, and she had a snotty look on her face the entire time. I will be back for sure since the food was amazing but I'm going to cross my fingers for a different waiter/waitress."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "We waited an hour to get food i could have easily gotten at home. The waiters were friendly and approachable and deserving of a solid tip, but the food was unacceptable for the price, wait and taste. Overall, a nice place to chat and sit as the ambience is amazing and you have an hour plus wait time on very little food."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I love the foccacia french toast. Great place to go for brunch and special occasions. Really cool, creative foods that are always delicious."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "i had high expectations for agrodolce, especially being a maria hines restaurant. the service was great, no complaints there. drinks were really good - they make an excellent martini! but the food was just so-so. my fish was dry and overcooked, the pasta dish was lacking flavor. can't really see any reason to return."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "I've had a lot of great food, and ate at a lot of great restaurants over the years, but this very well might have been the best food I've ever ate. It truly was a night to remember because we were so blown away by the food. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Enjoyed everything from start to finish! Great cocktails. Asparagus, anchovy, & burrata appetizer was delicious. Rabbit ravioli main course was outstanding. Mint ice cream sandwiches and rhubarb panna cotta to finish (we had to get two desserts!) = perfection. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Great place for a different & delicious spin on food and cocktails. The service, however, can be hit or miss. "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Pleasant for Business/Social Meeting at Happy Hour. I would go back again."
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "The food is very nice, but the prices are on the high side, and the portions are not large. If you're a foodie, you may love this place. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Was excited to have scheduled brunch at Agrodolce. Unfortunately, I was disappointed. My friend and I arrived for brunch when they opened at 10. It was probably 4-5 minutes before we were greeted and brought to our table. This was even with a reservation. Food was okay, but not memorable. Host took our order and brought it out, but a waitress (who said that she just arrived) asked us about our food and brought us our bread that was supposed to come out with our food. Near the end of our meal, that table next to us asked if they could order and they had arrived shortly after us."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Great food, great room, great staff! A gem in Fremont!"
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Had higher expectations. Food was ok. I had the Seattle Restaurant Week menu and so did my husband. Both were ok. I'm not a fan of tip pooling, but it worked out fine. I guess I just expected more. "
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "The restaurant was moderately busy but our waiter was slow especially for drinks service. My cocktail finally arrived just before the dessert (ugh)."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "This was our first time eating at Agrodolce and we will definately be back. The food was wonderful and service was excellent. We are anxious to try many other items listed on the menu so can't wait to come back."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Made reservations and got stuck in the corner of the restaurant where it was darker and were bothered by the curtain. The party in front of us did not have reservations and was seated in a brighter and more desirable area of the restaurant. Once the waiter took our order and the food came, not once did we get checked up on. In fact, we wanted to order another dish and get a refill on the bottomless mimosa, we had to flag a server down for the mimosa and the menu. We decided on a dish but a server never came back. We decided enough was enough. The food was very good, but for the mere lack of service, I will very likely never go back."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Charming little place with great food! Service was terrific too!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "My friend and I there for Restaurant Week and had a wonderful meal. Everything was so fresh and delicious and the portions were just the right size. We did think the wine by the glass was overpriced however. $14 seemed a bit much. The space is small and open so when a party of four came in and sat next to us, our evening was over for all intents and purposes. We had not seen each other in a while and had been having a quiet catch-up conversation and enjoying our meal. The party next to us were talking in what I call Seahawks-are-winning stadium voices. My friend and I could not hear each other from that point forward and asked for our check. Still, I would recommend this restaurant for the quality of the food and the service."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "It was in the right neighborhood for Wednesday night, the dinner was lovely. the food was excellent as was the service. There was a living tree with lights in the middle of the room which made it seem more intimate somehow. The drink I had was very nice, clean, refreshing and just a hint of sweetness. We both enjoyed our dinner and will be back."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "I just tried Agrodolce for the first time and really loved it. A lot of Italian food is too heavy for me, especially since I eat mostly vegetarian and usually want something with a lot of vegetables (and not a starchy pasta with thick sauce). Everything at Agrodolce was fresh, and my homemade pasta dish was brimming with amazing, tasty veggies in a light sauce that relied on fresh herbs for flavor, not oil or cream. It was fantastic. Our server was extremely friendly and helpful and really made the evening a delight. Also they had quite an interesting and creative house cocktail menu. We will be back-- Agrodolce became an instant favorite for us."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "12 of us went for the restaurant week menu. We ordered different things and from what I have heard, everyone enjoyed their food. The services is EXCEPTIONAL. We have 3 people saving our table at various times, and they were all courteous, caring, and efficient."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "All 4 of us had the vegetarian tasting menu -- delicious!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014