Assaggio
Assaggio

Assaggio

  • 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: 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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Assaggio reviews from OpenTable diners
147 reviews since July 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (83)neighborhood gem (83)special occasion (60)romantic (48)notable wine list (44)good for groups (37)great for outdoor dining (23)hot spot (18)great for lunch (16)late-night find (12)kid-friendly (9)vibrant bar scene (7)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • Friendly and welcoming
    BearwifeVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    This is a very nice restaurant with classic white linen tablecloths, very friendly staff, excellent service, and delicious pasta dishes. The seafood spaghetti was particularly wonderful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We're from the Olympic Peninsuela so a good night in the city is important. We saw Joan Baez at Moore and stayed at the Warwick and the Assagio was right in the middle. We've eaten there several times and it seems to be our favorite restaurant in Seattle. It's all good. A rarity. Thanks to the owner an staff.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nightly special was fabulous
    Manofeats
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Black and white pasta with prawns, scallops and crab in a lobster sauce. It wasn't too heavy and tasted heavenly.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seattle Visit
    jbancro
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We were in Seattle, staying at the Warwick, to see Oprah! Assaggio was right next door to our hotel and it was the perfect ending to an awesome day. We did make reservations before hand which I would recommend and it was so worth it. Fabulous food, great welcoming and perfect service. I"ll definitely go back next time we visit Seattle. Cheers!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food and Great Service
    smbmaxVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We went here for dinner and will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect fit for so many reasons.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Great menu, cocktails, wine list, staff and ambiance. Wish they were open Sunday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good find
    Foodie
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Overall good experience and food. Good wine recommendation with our meal.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent as Always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Assaggio is consistent in everything they do. Servers are pleasant, knowledgeable, and efficient. The food is excellent, simple, always fresh. Just a delight. Mauro makes the atmosphere come alive and the feeling is like sitting around the family table. This is one place that I have never had a moment of dissatisfaction. It just doesn't get any better than this!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Italian Food
    Serafina
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I can't believe that I didn't go here sooner. The food was amazing! Best gnocchi I have ever had! Can't wait to go back and try something else!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Meal!
    TravelGirl
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    On a recent trip to Seattle and wanting a good Italian meal we searched online and found this restaurant was highly rated and decided to give it a try. We were not disappointed, a very PLEASANT experience. all around. My husband had the Salmon and opted for a house salad and Puttenesca. Everything was delicious and the pasta was cooked PERFECTLY!!! The bread and dipping oil was superb and the salad dressing was heavenly. Two dinners, one salad, two glasses of Chianti one dessert and one espresso, (Oh yes you must try the Tartufo ), the bill was only $97 and worth every penny.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding service!
    wanda
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    The rack of lamb was done to perfection - a feat not often seen in restaurants - topped with a chanterelle, red wine reduction sauce that was delicious! The risotto was completed with a creamy lobster sauce that just melted in my mouth. The service was excellent, friendly and timely. The advice on the wine turned out to be a wonderful match to both of our meals. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic Italian food in Seattle
    DaveB
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    We just returned from two weeks in Italy. We really appreciate fine food. Assaggio has some very nice offerings that reminded us of our Italian experience. We visited during restaurant week. Some of the primi courses were excellent. We were finished somewhat unsatisfied, so we tried the tiramisu off the regular menu and we're wowed. The wine recommendation was dissappointing. Overall, it was very good and I would recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Assaggio
    BusinessDiner
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Great ambiance. Staff was very friendly and service-oriented. Really enjoyed the eclectic menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • outstanding evening
    tom1
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Recently we had an outstanding evening at Assaggio. The food was terrific as was the service and atmosphere. The wild boar ragu is consistently the best in town. Being from out of town, Assaggio is always a welcomed venue. Tom1
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Server was very rude when he found out we were ordering 2 for 15$, especially when we did not order a beverage
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Extremely disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Worst food and service we have experienced in years.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great evening
    Mizzou72BW
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Warm welcome when we entered, had a quiet table as had been requested. Mauro (proprietor) recommended an excellent bottle of wine, lamb shanks and lasagna were excellent. Service was fine. We bought Mauro's current cookbook as it had some variations that I look forward to trying. Excellent experience and will return. We were there on a Monday night which I am sure was less crowded than weekends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    MrMustard
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Was there for Restaurant Week on a Monday night early, not very crowded. The appetizers were good, lentil soup, and salad. The Chicken Pumpkin Risotto was too al dente and cold. I had the pork which was very dry and tough, did not seem freshly cooked. Would have thought they would try harder for RW, would not return.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Avoid during Restaurant Week
    lisawasabi
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    I did not enjoy my lunch during Restaurant Week. I had a chicken pesto sandwich on focaccia that sounded a lot better than it tasted (chicken was dry, bread was too thick and dry). The lentil soup appetizer was delicious, so that's why I'm giving them 3 stars. My coworker enjoyed her pasta dish.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Too noisy & overpriced
    kenai
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Extremely small restaurant, with tables too close together & overcrowded leading to super noisy chaotic atmosphere. Arancini was tasteless & beef tenderloin risotto entrée was served room temperature with an overpowering gorgonzola flavor that ruined the dish. We were initially seated right next to the front door - on a cold, wet & windy night - so we requested of our server to be moved to another table that opened up, to which she never followed through. Only bright spot was the owner, who is enthusiastically welcoming to everyone.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Great food and service! Happy atmosphere! Was fun to introduce our friends to a new place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    We were in town for one night....found the restaurant on open table...it was near our hotel...we had an unusual experience. The tables were very close together and it happened that the couple seated to our left did not like their table....not sure why...an incident occurred...the maitre d' unceremoniously asked them to leave...the guy upset their table...water and olive oil flew over to our table...my husband was in line of the trajectory....we were quickly moved over one table...all was handled speedily...the only disappointment was that we weren't even offered a glass of wine....c'est la vie!!!! Don't think we will return....
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum!
    JKCfoodie
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    A tight squeeze at most tables but otherwise quite authentic and attentive service. I'd suggest ordering a pasta/risotto as I've always loved mine. Pumpkin risotto, and the gnocchi are yum! And desserts are delicious! Wines are a bit on the higher end (by glass) but good bottle selection, local and European.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Anne
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Some of the best meals we've ever had. Gnocchi was light, veal parm tender and probably the best vanilla ice cream in the history of mankind.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Business dinner
    MikeandCath
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    First time visit and enjoyed ourselves. Very large menu and nice specials the night we were there. Large wine list and basically something for everyone. Crowd was vibrant, noise level a little high but everyone seemed to be having fun and the restaurant was full. It was also very nice to still find a restaurant where the owner greets you and visits your table to make sure everything is to your liking.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really great dinner before show
    NYMatty
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    at the Moore Theater up the road. Owner greeted us warmly at the door and was very engaging and friendly. Food was outstanding, my wife had the Filet Mignon and I had the braised short ribs. Perfect!! Will definitely be coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Kids
    whydoineedanicknameVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Parents, don't take your young children here. You ruin it for other diners.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Great food, good service, and friendly staff. They were very accomodating when we asked for some changes with items on the menu. The minestrone soup was delicious. The owner greeted us at the door and checked on us throughout our meal. We would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FABULOUS!!
    Utahns
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We stumbled upon this restaurant when we were in Seattle about six months ago and will continue to go whenever we're in town. This time we took friends with us and they'll be back with more friends as well. Mauro makes you feel like an old friend/family, very genuine and welcoming. Its obvious he's living his dream!!!! :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    MichaelA
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Three adults and two (foodie) kids had a great time at Assaggio's. We were sharing all of our appetizers and remarking "how fresh and clean the clams were", great the salad was (thanks for the fennel even though its no longer on the menu) and loved the beef carpaccio. The special was a rack of lamb and our daughter was sad only because "everybody took some". The Osso Bucco was amazing even for those of us who only like grilled meat. Gnocchi was great but the sauce a little rich for a whole meal. The tiramisu is easily one of the best in Seattle. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Noisy but worth it!
    MikeT
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Restaurant was busy so noise level was high. Great service and great food. Entire staff is working hard to make sure you have an enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious sandwiched in mediocrity
    Gloria
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Positives: owner made the rounds, served and cleared tables; main dishes well cooked, well seasoned, and came quickly. Negatives: server was having a bad day; appetizer was tiny; main dish was too big; DO NOT ORDER THEIR FROZEN DESSERT (freezer burn taste quite prominent)
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great
    BobMD
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Have gone twice now - always excellent and caters to,our picky 7 and 9 year olds.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding, love it
    SKMArtist
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    You feel very welcome here. Service is friendly and professional. Food is excellent. They want you to come back, and it'd been too long since our last visit. If you dine regularly, this should be in your Seattle top 10 list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    hungryseattle
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Our first time to Assaggio and definitely not our last. We were greeted at the door by the owner. A cheerful man with plenty of energy. Service was very attentive, food was delicious, and although full and lots of volume, we thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere. You could tell there were plenty of repeat customers, which is never a bad thing. Look forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely restaurant, excellent food
    BAC2VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Very good food, ambience and service. No wonder they have been around for 21 years, we will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DavidNY
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Wonderful, genuine Italian cuisine. Terrific decor & ambiance, all w/ the most gracious host, Mauro.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great place
    BillR
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Assagio is always a great place. Although the waiters were in a bit of a rush to turn the tables the night we were there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • West coast Delight
    Silverfox
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    What a gem in downtown Seattle. You are treated like family the minute you walk in the door. Everyone greats you with a welcome when you open the door. The wine selection is outstanding and the food well let's just say Bella. If you like original Italian meal then Assaggio is your place. The next time I am in Seattle area Assaggio will be on my itinerary. Ciao!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Solid Italian
    Befoodie
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Delicious hearty Italian, right next to our hotel :) Two of us dined here Sept 23,2014. Pasta sampler for one , lasagna for the Mr. Glad they offered gluten free Pasta, it was delicious. Bottle of chianti Classico to top it off. Yumm
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.