Cantinetta - Bellevue
Cantinetta - Bellevue

Cantinetta - Bellevue

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cantinettabellevue.com/
  • Phone: 4252336040
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Emran Chowdhury
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 101st.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Cantinetta - Bellevue
We are an Italian restaurant and bar located in Bellevue. We emphasize Tuscan culinary traditions and seasonal organic ingredients from the Pacific Northwest.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Cantinetta - Bellevue reviews from OpenTable diners
49 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (33)fit for foodies (31)great for outdoor dining (17)notable wine list (16)romantic (15)special occasion (11)good for groups (6)great for lunch (4)vibrant bar scene (4)late-night find (3)hot spot (3)kid-friendly (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Brats
    wombat39
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Just love to walk into an upscale restaurant and be greeted by a screaming brat. Got seated, looked at the menu, then departed. If I want this type of ambiance, I'll go to Chucky Cheese.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Can't wait to return
    aimeesue2003
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We went to Cantinetta for our anniversary dinner and were delighted by the entire experience. The good was AMAZING. Save room for the zeppole(sp?) dessert: Nutella stuffed donuts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always good!
    Bevy
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    The menu is always interesting, and the food is consistently good. However, the wine list is way overpriced. They must be very proud of it. The fact that they are now taking some reservations is a real plus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous Dinner
    SeattleBurton
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I had made a reservation for 6 on Sunday night for a special occasion with friends. When we arrived at the restaurant it was really busy and the staff was running around at high speed. That didn't however stop them from greeting us right away and welcoming us into the restaurant. To our delight we were taken to a big private table in the back just in front of the kitchen. Our fantastic server Ushi greeted us immediately and popped a bottle of DeLille Cellars Doyenne (the first of 5) that was perfect for our group. We decided as a group to just go family style, so we proceed to order just about everything on the menu. My guests were absolutely thrilled with everything! The food, ambiance and excellent service! Many Thanks to All!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What happened????
    NativeNewYorkerVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    When this place first opened, the food was delicious. The shame was the place was very noisy; convivial conversation was difficult. The other annoyance was the restaurant's 'no reservations' policy. When I plan a nice dinner out, or want a place to take my clients, the last thing I want to do is stand around and wait. So I took Cantinetta off my list. But I knew that as soon as the buzz died down, the 'we're too cool for school' attitude would change. And it did. Cantinetta now takes reservations through OpenTable. So I decided to take my party there last night. I was so disappointed and so embarrassed. The menu was so limited and three of my guests had to send their dishes back due to excessive salt. And it's still painfully loud.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic
    Sjr135VIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Not to be missed if in the area. Excellent food, with lots of variety. Wonderful service and great atmosphere. We ate starters, appetizers and desert and skipped the entre' and left very satisfied and pleasantly full.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • always delicious
    yummy34
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Love the food, wine and service! Its our favorite Italian!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cute place and good food!
    love2eatanddrink
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We were happy to find such a charming restaurant in Bellevue...a city sadly overrun by chain restaurants. The food was very good, but unfortunately our server was kind of "meh" and disappeared half way through our meal. My only disappointment was that it was not at all child friendly - not like you have to cater to little kids, but it would be nice if they were made to feel welcome, especially the older kids (we brought an 11 year old). So, keep in mind that it is better suited to an adult night out - which many might prefer anyway.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely Evening
    Kasey
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Had dinner with adult family on a warm summer evening. We ate outside, which can lead to be forgotten, but our server was totally up to the challenge, we had plenty of attention. The food was very good, it was a lovely evening.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Old Bellevue Gem
    LiverdocVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Bellevue has become a dining destination And the many restraurants along Main Street are no exception. Cantinetta is raising the bar. It features Tuscan themed selections. As a frequent diner there, I have found that they are becoming more creative in their offerings and preparation. Cantinetta is very enjoyable and much anticipated culinary experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Authentic Italian dining
    Lovethisplace
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We have enjoyed this fine restaurant often since it opened a mile from our home. We have brought guests from out of town, who always comment favorably on the food, friendliness and service. But our latest experience was likely the best so far. We brought our Italian friend and his wife for dinner. Everything we ate was delicious and perfectly prepared. We couldn't have asked for a more pleasant evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite restaurant
    moonie
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Cantinetta Bellevue is ALWAYS good. My husband and I eat there about once a week. The rotating menu including great seasonal items, great cocktails, and friendly staff keeps us coming back for more. Right now, the prosciutto and melon and taglietelle dishes are my favs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unimpressed. No Air Conditioning
    johnc5215
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Our party of four was unimpressed. Be aware: There is no air conditioning. Not even a fan. We sweltered, even though close to an open door. The service was slow and inattentive. We repeatedly had to ask for everything. Wine was late in arriving--not once but twice. The menu was short and sketchy. I would have considered the prices OK, had the food been better. My chicken was served over cooked atop some unwarm vegetables. Best thing on the menu was the gelato. Won't be going back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice place. Great food.
    Foodie2
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We enjoyed our meals. Our wine was very nice. Service was great. Would go back again. My Husband previously had eaten at their Seattle location and loved it. The only negitive was the noise level. We sat near a large party of people and a few of the guest were to loud. It was annoying.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • If you like Italian
    foodieholic
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    well captured in this "gem" of a restaurant nestled in the heart of old Bellevue. The food list is simple , well made and not too expensive. Wine list is adequate again not too expensive and covers most tastes, there is also a full bar. Staff friendly , efficient and attentive. First time there , we'll go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Meal!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    The server was attentive, the homemade pasta was out of this world, and the fresh taste of everything was wonderful. It was a business meeting with out of town customers and everyone wants to visit again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Over rated
    Aldo
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Do not order the steak. Wife had pasta "just so so". The bread wasn't even good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 32 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
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