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Assaggio Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.assaggioseattle.com
  • Phone: (206) 441-1399
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Happy Hour: Monday - Friday 3:00-6:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Mauro Golmarvi
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: We do not have a formal private dining room; however, we offer a semi-private area that can accommodate up to 16 people.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Virginia
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Note: Street parking and private lots available as well.
A word from Assaggio
Pamper your soul with the sensual pleasures of fine Italian wine and food while you marvel at the Michelangelo-inspired artwork.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "I have dined here before and enjoyed much better food. This time around it was bland, undercooked and poorly executed. Was the chef off on Monday?"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "What can I say that wall covered in awards hasn't already said? The pastas are to die for! The wines, perfect! Go, just go!"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Had a wonderful experience with great food and extremely professional staff as well as greeted by the owner upon arrival"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Mauro never disappoints! My husband and I were welcomed and treated like old friends from the moment we arrived. We shared a few appetizers, drank a bottle of GREAT, hard to find wine, and topped it off with tiramisu. What a great evening!!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We had not been here for several years and the menu and the food have taken a quantum leap. It has gone from being a very good neighborhood restaurant to one of the best in town. Very extensive menu made it hard to choose, but our pappardelli with wild boar ragout was amazing. Organic veal and lamb which are difficult to find. Excellent glass of chianti for $9.00!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Incredible food - incredible service - what more could you ask for? This restaurant simply is the best. Mauro and his staff make you feel like you have been invited into his home. My sister in law was outside in the car with my niece who was sleeping and Mauro offered to have some food taken out there for her. That goes way beyond hospitality. That really is what family does for each other. From the caprese - the gnocchi- rigatoni with Italian sausage and tomato cream sauce- the dessert martini the bartender made for me- I am only sorry that I have to go back to Florida. I am a guest for life of this restaurant."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Was in Seattle for a week and ate here twice because the service and food was so good."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Assagio is a vibrant neighborhood restaurant. The food is excellent, and the restaurant seems to attract both loyal fans and tourists. It's a safe street with parking in a lot next door. We celebrated my birthday there, and our grown sons like the place on a Friday night. We've been there many times, and will return again."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This is a neighborhood gem located just a few blocks from the fish market. The owners greats everyone at the door...knows most of the local customers by name. The service was impeccable and the food was excellent. Had the salmon with a side of pasta. The fish was fresh and cooked perfectly. If you are local or just visiting you can not go wrong with this restaurant."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Our daughter chose Assaggio as the place to celebrate her 18th birthday. It was magnificent! The food was perfect. Every bite of every dish was simply the best Italian we have ever experienced. Perfect bruschetta with the freshest tomatoes and basil. A new appreciation for exquisite olive oil. Mussels and clams in a delicate broth to die for. The marinara sauce on the Puttanesca was the best we've ever tasted. The gnocchi was divine. The pork loin in a light gravy was fit for the gods. Really. I am not kidding. Every bite we could not believe it was so good. The tiramisu...the coffee. All was perfection. And they made us feel so special. Walking into Assaggio is like being transported to european values. We LOVED it. Our new FAVORITE!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We will be back to Seattle and Assaggio. There are so many wonderful dishes that one needs to come w friends who will share!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "From walking up to Assaggio in Seattle's Belltown neighborhood the ambiance and vibe is lively, extremely friendly and welcoming! The professional staff has been there for years and as we've been fortunate enough to go to Assaggio's once or twice a year and the staff remembers us each time. Mauro, owner and chef, is simply and genuinely one of the most gregarious and nicest person you could meet. The food is the BEST Italian you will ever have! I keep trying different dishes and all have proved to exceed my (high) expectations. Try this if you are in Seattle...you won't be disappointed!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "If you want a friendly atmosphere and great Italian, this is the best!!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "The owner chef is from Italy who greets you personally. Real Italian food made with fresh NW ingredients. Cozy ambiance it's great!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Mauro welcomes his customers as if they are in his own home."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "food was good but not outstanding. bread was not fresh"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Just a fabulous meal. The eggplant was out of this world good, and we love eggplant parm. Best we have had outside of Italy (even better than Boston's North End). We also had the halibut which was also amazing. The waiter was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable, unfortunately we could remember his name."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "The food was amazing, service was perfect. This restaurant is on my must go to when family is in town. Have never had a bad experience."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "This is without a doubt, the best restaurant I have been to in Seattle. The food was amazing and the service was impeccable. There aren't enough good things I can say about Assaggio. The wine list was thorough and that made it hard to choose a wine for the evening...so we had 2."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Everyone praised their pasta and the caprese was delicious. Our waiter was the embodiment of Italy. Fun and great food."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "My husband loved his wild mushroom risotto, the evening special, and I enjoyed the pasta tasting menu. I had first come during dine around Seattle with a friend, and knew my husband would enjoy it- and he did!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Colleagues from out af town wanted to try a resturant the didn't have back home and I thought of Assaggio's. The loved the food and said they would come back on their next visit"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "The food was wonderful. If you are looking for excellent Italian fare this restaurant will not disappoint. Just don't expect to privacy. The tables are packed together so there is no way to keep to your own conversation. Or to not learn a thing or two about your neighbors."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary at Assagios on recommendation from several of my colleagues. We were not disappointed. The food was fabulous! Mario came by and gave us hugs and kisses and made us feel so welcome. I will definitely recommend Assagios."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Food was good the waitress was very friendly and comptent the host was friendly and warm the self I had was excellent"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "What a wonderful evening for our party of four -- from the moment we walked in the door until the very last bite of our decadent chocolate and raspberry torte for dessert (one serving, four forks ... of course)!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Excellent food and drinks. There were 6 of us celebrating U of W graduation, and it was perfect for that. My 3 grandsons are BIG eaters and they loved it! We even had food to take home. I will say the 3 choices of pasta tasters are great, however we did not expect such a large portion of each. That was a main course in itself! Everyone was very pleased and all was excellent"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We had a wonderful waitress and found the food to be absolutely delicious. The restaurant is very noisy but enjoyable! Our only negative was in the way that we were greeted. No welcome would sum it up."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Fantastic evening. Great food, wine, cocktails, & service. Thank you for making a special day very memorable."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "The three pasta dinner was my selection. Two of the three pastas were made with fettuccine I enjoy my pasta al dente, however this pasta was not even close to being al dente. It was not even cooked. The third option was gnocchi. The gnocchi was absolutely tasteless...no flavor whatsoever."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "From the time you walk in, and get the big hug, you feel as if you just walked into your private oasis greeted by your best friend. Mauro makes every effort to seat you quickly, engage you candidly, and fed you royally. Mauro makes you feel like one of the family, and his food is second to none. True Italian dishes made and served with love. Been taking family, friends and business associates since my family discovered Assaggio at the "98 Torchlight Parade, and no one has ever been disappointed."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Love the food, love the service! The owner is such a great guy and runs a wonderful restaurant. IT is our favorite Italian restaurant in town!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Mario, the owner, is wonderful he works very hard to ensure your dinning experience is memorable."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We arrived early for our 5 pm reservation and the first employee to greet us sent us away. We circled the block and were then greeted by the proprietor who apologized and welcomed us in. We were served by several employees, and on in partucular--Ryan--stood out for his attentive service and pleasant manner. Everyone was pleased with their food. Although one pasta dish seemed to have been less carefully prepared than the others, all were delicious. The dessert menu has no prices, and at $10 apiece, the items were OK but overpriced."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Three of us out-of-towners were able to find a table in a relatively quiet part of the restaurant (back of the bar) and had a relaxing dinner and good conversation. We ordered pasta and seafood selections and all were excellent. We did not encounter Mauro (he is known for making an appearance many evenings), but we found the staff friendly and helpful. It was obvious that some of the patrons were regulars and that says much for a downtown establishment. I will return when I get back to Seattle."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "We came over from Spokane. We love your restaurant. This was our fifth time visiting your restaurant. GREAT FOOD AND GREAT SERVICE! !"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "It's been a few years since I ate here. It's always been my favorite dinner restaurant when I come to Seattle. Everything was great, the owner came by to chat, the waitperson was excellent and the food fabulous."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "I was in seattle with my boyfriend over the weekend, and this was our choice for dinner on our first night there. It was fantastic, the food, the service, the atmosphere. Everything. I thoroughly enjoyed it, especially the vodka penne and would highly recommend anyone to try it. I will definitely be back again. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The food is excellent which makes it hard to decide what to order. Luckily they allow you to order pasta tasting up to 3 pastas! Everything else on the menu is delicious as well. One of my favorite restaurants in Belltown. :)"
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Absolutely loved our dinner! We had a wonderful time and look forward to returning."
    Dined on 5/9/2014