Artusi
Artusi

Artusi

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://artusibar.com/
  • Phone: 2066782516x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Dinner: Su-Th 5:00pm-12:00am

    Dinner: F-Sa 5:00pm-1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Jason Stratton
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pine St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Artusi
Artusi is a modern seasonal Italian restaurant and bar crafted under the direction of award-winning chef Jason Stratton.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Artusi reviews from OpenTable diners
41 reviews since May 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
76% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (35)neighborhood gem (25)vibrant bar scene (12)notable wine list (11)hot spot (9)special occasion (9)romantic (9)late-night find (6)great for outdoor dining (5)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Good but a bit sparse
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    There were 4 of us in our party and we had the tasting menu which was about 7 courses of very tasty and creative food. We also had a bottle of wine, which was excellent, selected by the wine steward because they were out of the wine we ordered. The portions seemed quite small for four people so that it felt like we just got a taste of each course, which may be the intent of the tasting menu but left us a little frustrated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just OK
    hatedoingdishesVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Had high hopes in trying out this place. Came away somewhat disappointed. Service was pretty uneven despite the fact that the restaurant was not half full on a weekday. However, the biggest disappointment was the menu. It was fairly limited - I'd say no more than five entree selections and I had a hard time getting excited about any of them. Ultimately went for a ravioli which tasted OK, but who's presentation was really unimaginative. For $50/person, it was really quite surprising. Maybe caught them on a bad night, but in a city with many great dining choices, this will not be on my "return" list.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Italian. Creative. Flavorful.
    tslusk0501
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed the restaurant and the plates we dined on. It was fun to sit at the kitchen counter and converse with the chefs while they plated some amazing dishes. Great wine selections, good value on the dishes, and amazing menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Original food, lovely ambience
    Frequentdiner
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    What a great little place - with food options that are absolutely deilicious and creative, too. Small venue, great cocktails and nice Italian options for wines.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner for four on a Sunday
    Azar
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    With good friends, we grazed through multiple shared plates and really enjoyed the food. Also, the wine list was fun to try and our server could explain a bit about each wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nk2014
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Wonderful, inventive dishes and great ambiance. We enjoyed our date night here :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun and good for conversation
    soireequeen
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We had a group of 6 on Saturday night. The tables are small so we were fairly tightly packed in. Highly impressed with the acoustics, they've obviously taken steps to dampen the noise so guests can actually converse. Our appetizers were excellent (the asparagus and parmesean) as was the cauliflower ravioli (my husband had the lamb neck and he loved it). We had a great time, food was delivered timely and was quite tasty. My friend had the "slushie" and it was divine. The only slightly odd thing for me, as the designated driver, was that I couldn't order a Diet Coke, a hot cocoa or a cup of tea.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time to Artusi
    macmonroe
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    We had heard about this restaurant from a few people so were looking forward to trying it. I made reservations on Open Table and as we were preparing to go we got a call saying they actually didn't have a table and we'd have to sit at the bar. The bar was fine as it turns out most of the seating is at one of 2 bars. I did the anniversay dinner (6 courses) with the wine flight and my wife and her friend ordered off the menu. The food was great but took forevvvverrrr. It was a 3 hour dinner not because we were taking our time, more because of a slow kitchen. The menu is NOT your typical Italian so check the menu before you go. So, I liked it and would go back but would plan on making an evening of it there.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Casual Foodie Spot
    mizmemmy
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Like many of their first time patrons, we found ourselves at Artusi because Spinasse was booked solid. We were attending a show at 7, so had to dine early and as a result were the first ones through the door. The service was top notch, the cocktails were original and tasty and the food was delicious. We’ll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Artusi
    PastalavistababyVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    I love this place. I ordered a pasta dish. It was unusual and glorious and is made in the mother-ship restaurant it is connected to: Cucina Spinasse. I like their unusal innovative creative ingredients. It is the best pasta I've had anywhere better than in N.Y.C. and ofcourse some places are quite good, This is even and even better than Italy. Artusi (by Spinasse) and Spinasse are the best. At Artusi I had this wonderful pasta with a rhubarb marinara and vodka sauce.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Salt heavy
    Jor3
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Service was great but everyone's dinner was extremely salty!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love this place
    seattlefoodie
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    So glad I live only a few blocks away - my husband and I have really enjoyed the food and wine here, and the staff are very cool. I could see this becoming a regular haunt - maybe I shouldn't give it good reviews, so it won't become too crowded for us to drop in whenever we feel like it! But I want them to do well, because the food and service deserve it. Don't miss the fresh baked cookie for dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not for me
    jalapeno
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    I know I'm in the minority here, but my palate is not designed for this place. Girlfriend and I had two entrees and neither of us could tolerate either. Now, I know that people love this place, but I honestly couldn't stomach neither the broccoli ravioli nor the sardine sauce rigatoni. Now even though I did not enjoy the food, the atmosphere was an interestingly casual, yet fine dining. The service was fantastic. I've honestly never had a waiter do a better job. He was incredibly knowledgeable, and vconcerned with us enjoying our meals. When he noticed that we hadn't eaten our entrees he immediately insisted we try something different so we would leave happy. Best waiter ever and a cool place - we just didn't enjoy the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 28 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 9 reviews are from the Artusi reviews archive.
  • Let the chef guide you
    chb0ot
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Frequently when I go to someplace entirely new I go with a chef tasting tour. They always want to put on their best face and this takes the guess work out of it. I have had better but this was all pretty. Good. Pasta with Sardines was great as was the lemon tart
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Could not go--w our 12 year old
    LayniacVIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    We were disappointed as we could not eat at Artusi. We got there with our 12 year old and were told that 12 year olds can't dine there. Not sure how that could get clearly communicated to someone reserving but it would be very helpful.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • jen p @ artusi
    julieg
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    The wait staff was very accommodating. The wine list was great. The food was quite tasty. The best part was that we were allowed to get through our cocktails and food at our own pace--no rush.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous
    jrap0VIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Wonderful inventive dishes (12 or so for $ 45), innovative cocktails, thoughtful attentive service! Good wine list with fair prices. Had the 4 course tasting menu and could't finish everything, hated to leave it. Three hours of bliss.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LoveSohoVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Honestly, the place is not much to look at, so we were a little nervous when we got there. In addition, the menu is somewhat limited. That said, we had a great night. The drinks were fabulous, service wonderful and the food was really outstanding. Everything we have was wonderful.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Romantic Date Night!
    Silver
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    The host suggested sitting at the bar overlooking the kitchen, and we had a great time talking food with the chef. Everyone was genuinely enthusiastic about their work. We let the chef choose our food and weren't disappointed! We will be looking for opportunities to introduce our friends to Artusi, and to try it's sister restaurant next door!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall, the food was great
    SEAdinnerVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Overall, the food was great but service was perfunctory. The server never asked us if we want a second drink.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Truly amazing
    ErnstBlofeldVIP
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    Artusi has come out from the shadow of big brother Spinasse. Adam and Shattuck will take care of your bar needs whilst a team of magicians create delicious food from the small kitchen. It's worth sitting at the stools that overlook the open kitchen...it's theater that competes with the best of Broadway! Love love love Artusi!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Artusi is sooooo yummy
    Kristen
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We are so lucky to have such a fantastic spot to bring out of town guests to that is not downtown. The beet salad and sweetbread starters rocked my world... and I work in the food industry, so I'm not easily rocked! We enjoyed a reasonably priced bottle of wine and had perfectly mixed drinks before dinner. I love the ambience - cozy with out feeling crowded. Our entrees were fantastic too, if a little long in arriving to the table. Had they honored our 8pm reservation time (we didn't get seated until 9pm) and kept our wine glasses full I'd've happily given 5 stars to this Cap Hill gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.