Assaggio
Assaggio

Assaggio

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.assaggioseattle.com/
  • Phone: 2064411399
  • 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: Seafood, Italian, 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 WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Assaggio reviews from OpenTable diners
116 reviews since May 18, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (77)fit for foodies (64)special occasion (56)romantic (52)notable wine list (45)great for outdoor dining (41)good for groups (38)great for lunch (19)hot spot (17)late-night find (13)kid-friendly (12)vibrant bar scene (11)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • Greatfood; so so service
    dslesq
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food was very good but the service, although capable was just so so.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Average Italian Fare
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Assaggio is an average Italian restaurant. A bit over over priced for the quality of the food offered. Service is attentive, however we did feel that we were being rushed. I would hesitate to recommend this restaurant to others.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friendly Service Great Food
    FoodieFrancesVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We have eaten here four times and never been disappointed. The owner greets everyone with a big smile and the wait staff are well trained. Food never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tried & True
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    One of our favorite spots for wonderful Italian food. Always a little something creative on the special list as well. Mauro is always welcoming. To regulars and to those that just drop by!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Make Sure Owner is There
    FoodieWannabe
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Previous experience was 5 stars, fantastic food, great service. This time, the owner wasn't there, and with the SAME server, the service bordered on poor. Food was still excellent, but had some food allergies in the group requiring minimal accommodation. Server acted as if it was an imposition, and the rest of the time he had the air of tolerating our presence. My only conclusions are a) the server had a bad night prior to our arrival, or b) the warm, effusive boss was elsewhere so he didn't need to keep up the pretense! Regardless, it put a damper on the evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Molto bene!
    Clemensalovespasta
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Was looking for a traditional Italian restaurant that had good seafood dishes to offer. Dinner was outstanding from Antipasti through to Dolce! Had the fresh seafood linguine with a lobster cream sauce. Outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, warm host/owner
    HungryinSeattle
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Whenever we go to Assagio, the owner/host is always super friendly and this dinner was no exception. He just always seems so happy to see us. I got the roasted Brussels sprouts as an appetizer and they were amazing. I had the pork tenderloin with pancetta and mozzarella for dinner and it was quite good. My friend's husband hit the lasagne and are the whole thing (we practically had to stop him from licking his plate). Everyone enjoyed their meals. The restaurant can be a little on the cozy side and might be tough for large groups, but it was fine for the four of us and would be perfect for Romantic dinner for two.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner at Assaggio
    pmdi
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    My husband son and I had a wonderful time at Assaggio. The food was great and so was the service. Mauro makes the restaurant so fun and inviting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Assagio's was great
    alykat13
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    In Seattle a year and have been trying all the new dining options here. This was such a wonderful surprise, steak was incredibly tender and flavorful. They had a special 1995 wine from a small run that was amazing. This in on our go to list, loved it!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best bang for the buck
    Denbob
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was our second visit for late dinner, and loved everything about it. My wife and I loved our entries, the wine, and our desert. Can't wait to go again next time we are in Seattle. The price was excellent as well, and compared to Aqua on pier 70, the food was better here for less than half the cost. Forget the high end joints, this was fun!
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We really enjoyed our night, from the start we were greeted warmly at the door, the food was great, the service was there when you needed them and best of all, we weren't rushed. I highly recommend Assaggio
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Bday Dinner
    SRose
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food was amazing, the service was amazing (thanks, Alessandro!), and it was all-around an exceptional visit for my birthday dinner with family. I don't find food that really "wow"s me that often anymore, but my Brasato and my brother's Gnocchi, and my Mom's Eggplant Parmesan, were to die for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You're family!
    GriffinBlue
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    If your favorite, Italian uncle owned an amazing restaurant...this would be it. Mauro, the owner, will greet you at the door as if you are family. You will be whisked to a table where your food journey can begin. I've dined here many times--birthdays, pre-show (Moore) dining, and on dates. The food is always perfect, the atmosphere is reminiscent of a New York restaurant, and the staff is friendly, helpful and efficient. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Veal chewy
    JoeR
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The Veall Parm. contained a cut of veal that was very chewy and not tender at all. The sauce was okay but the veal breading not crisp at all.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Italian restaurant
    Elizabeth
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Came across this restaurant in Seattle and it was a gem. Close enough to walk to from downtown/pike Place and food was good old fashioned authentic Italian cooking. Loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great repeat visit!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We first came across Assaggio in 2012, when it was recommended to us by a hotel Concierge. Being creatures of habit we decided to return last week and it was just as good as we remembered. We had to wait about 10 minutes for a patio table (there was one ready inside, but we wanted to enjoy a beautiful summer evening) and, once we were seated, everything went like clockwork - water, bread and oil/vinegar came right away and our waiter came over quickly to take our wine order. The food was delicious and abundant - we shared an appetizer (pappardelle) and should have shared an entree as neither of us could finish (I had the short rib and DH had the filet). We can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delightful Dining Experience
    Dineforfun
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The owner, Mauro, greets you as you arrive. He loves his restaurant & it shows. The food was divine & you can tell the staff enjoy working there. We enjoyed it so much we ate here twice while on vacation. You need reservations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for adults and children
    lovethebest
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The service was excellent, from getting greeted by the owner at arrival, to excellent serving staff. The kitchen will prepare anything not on the menu for kids (pasta related of course), and the portions are enough to fill everyone. I would recommend this restaurant to friends, and will likely return on our next trip to Seattle.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always an Amazing Experience!
    ashluvsseattle
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I've been coming here for years, and the service and food are always exceptional! Mauro always makes you feel so welcome and goes the extra step to make your experience special. I came here recently on a date and had a great meal, amazing wine and fantastic company what more could you ask for!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great date night
    Vince
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Went here for a date night with my girlfriend. The level of customer service was outstanding from the get-go. We received a friendly greeting by the host who went to find if our table was ready. While he was away, two other staff members saw we were waiting at the front and asked if we had been helped. After we sat down we were immediately served bread, poured water, and delivered a wine list. The waiter stopped by after each plate to ask how everything was, top of our wine, and see if there was anything else we needed. Everything was outstanding and fairly priced for the level of quality Overall, could not have had a better experience. Had never been here before and will go back any time we're in the mood for a nice Italian night out.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic Italian Gem!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We had amazing service and food! We will definitely be back! We really enjoyed the margarita pizza and chicken parmesan! I love how the owner takes time to greet every guest! We were treated to salted calomel gelato and it was change your life good! A must when you want Italian food!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    Seattlefoodie
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The service was impeccable, the ambience was friendly and lively and the food was superb! We will definitely go back to try everything on the menu. We had a show to catch and the waiter, owner and other servers were available to ensure we were meeting our time commitment, yet we never felt rushed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WONDERFUL!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food was fantastic. The tables were positioned well and it was easy to navigate. Our wait person explained the various food items very clearly and I felt welcome to ask questions. The valet was plesaant and made us feel that the evening was going to be wonderful. We were given a complimentar glass of wonderful desserr wine before we left. Thank you Assaggio! I will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LuvItalian
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Great veal Parmesan and Gnochi arrancci. Very friendly service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Assaggio's
    Genevois2
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Our experience is consistently enjoyable with an ambience and customer activity adding to a nice dinner out. Mauro is always a perfect host
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it !
    OldRockKnuckelhead
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We ate here on a Saturday night, party of 5. Greeted enthusiastically by the maitre'd. Promptly greeted by the waiter, who was just the right mix of helpful knowledge and sarcastic wit. The food was all delicious, everyone ordered different entrees, and every single one was delicious. Highly recommended !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious
    Diana
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We were there for dinner and the service was outstanding and the food was delicious. Try the seasonal cucumber beverage!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    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?
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  • Exquisite!
    BurgerbeckyVIP
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply the best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Had a wonderful experience with great food and extremely professional staff as well as greeted by the owner upon arrival
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Italian in Seattle.
    ATripleP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I believe the title says it all. Mauro is an extremely gracious host and is always there and visiting with patrons. Atmosphere was amazing and the food is unbelievable - I had the lamb shank and I still have dreams about it and that was 2 weeks ago!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My favorite Italian in Seattle!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best
    Henry
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Simply the best
    Steelers1
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ate twice here
    JBBSVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Was in Seattle for a week and ate here twice because the service and food was so good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great fun for dinner
    Loyalfan
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Want great food and service
    JBBSVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • our new favorite Seattle restaurant
    familyfoodlove
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian gem
    Sanfeb10
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Christie and Bob LOVE Assaggio!
    SeattleFoodiesfromEverett
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.