Cascina Spinasse
Cascina Spinasse

Cascina Spinasse

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.spinasse.com/
  • Phone: 2062517673x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Jason Stratton
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 14th Avenue between Pine and Pike
  • Public Transit: The Metro buses 10, 11, and 12 stop a half block away on Pine between 14th and 15th Avenue.
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Street parking or there are several public lots within a 2 block radius.
A word from Cascina Spinasse
Spinasse: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Please check our web site at Spinasse.com

Now adjoining Spinasse is our "Modern Aperitivo Bar" Artusi.

Artusi focuses on the historic and traditional cuisine of Italy crafted to pair with grappa, amaro, vermouth, beer and specialty cocktails.

Visit while you wait for your reservation at Spinasse or drop in anytime. Reservations are not required Artusibar.com

Hours of Operation Spinasse: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Artusi: Sunday-Thursday 5pm-Midnight, Friday-Saturday 5pm-1am
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Cascina Spinasse reviews from OpenTable diners
184 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (156)special occasion (122)romantic (99)neighborhood gem (97)notable wine list (77)hot spot (34)good for groups (23)vibrant bar scene (10)late-night find (9)great for outdoor dining (8)great for lunch (3)kid-friendly (3)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • Fantastic!
    CritterMillet
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We had a wonderful dining experience here, from the moment we walked in the door. We balked at the table in the traffic lane and they graciously gave us another table. The food was outstanding. Van was our server and she was excellent. Great service, very knowledgeable about the food and wine, and went out of her way to accommodate our endless special requests. Looking very forward to our next meal at Spinasse!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • transported back to italy..
    ahappydinerVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We had such a perfect dinner, one of the best meals in a long time! Started with the prosciutto & melon, rosy slices of perfect prosciutto and lucsious sweet melon, very ample serving and a lovely way to start the dinner! We shared the rest of the dinner so we could try more, had 1/2 orders of two pastas: the ethereal tajarin with butter and sage, and the pasta special, with zucchini ragu. Both were outstanding and a nice counterpoint to each other. We shared the pan seared trout with the balsamic glazed cippolini onions w/golden raisin sofrito...the fish was perfectly cooked, beautiful crisp skin, those onions were to die for! finished off dinner with the must-have torrrone...sem-freddo with nougat and caramel, absolutely heavenly!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Although Spinasse is two blocks away, reservations are so difficult to obtain, it is always a special occasion for us just to get in. The rabbit marked a perfect return to fall.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday dinner
    KMac
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Our dinner was perfect-- from start to finish, including the service from Angela, who was helpful, knowledgable, and welcoming. This was a birthday celebration for my husband so I chose the restaurant with great care. We couldn't have been happier. Every detail of the meal, from crisp house-made breadsticks to velvety melon gelato, was beautifully executed. We had two antipasti--prosciutto with melon(half order is perfect to share for 2 if you are having a full order of pasta) and the tomato and melon salad, and both were elevated versions of familiar dishes. Our pasta orders--tajarin with ragu and the cavatelli with lobster mushroom ragu--were tender and toothsome and perfectly sauced. There's that word again--perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Husbands bday
    Natassja
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Had a great dining experience, the restaurant brought over glasses of prosecco as I had asked on the reservation. Food came out delicious, the highlight being all the pastas dishes. The Ragu and Cavatelli were by far the favorites and we would plan on doing all pasta next time (the meatballs were pretty small). Our server was super nice, didn't catch her name. We love love loved Stephanie who served us drinks at Artusi before we went to the dining room, and her cocktails were outstanding. We will be back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waste of Time and Money
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    What a disappointment. From being sat ridiculously close to another table (my husband and I didn't feel comfortable even trying to talk as we would have had to yell over the table next to us that we were almost touching elbows with). From poor service. She never smiled and had too many tables to give them the care they deserved. I watched as I and other tables waited and waited for waters to be refilled, plates and glasses to be cleared, checks to be picked up, dessert menus dropped, etc. From the food, which is what I was most looking forward to. A boring uninspired amuse bouche, an overdressed salad, bland pasta that was all in one clump. We did have a trout and carrots that was out of this world, but not worth enduring everything else.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great restaurant
    Donna
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Awesome menu, very interesting food. Loved it. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of Seattle's Gems
    OccasionalEastCoaster
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I've dined at Spinasse over a dozen times now, and I have never ever had a bad meal there, nor a bad dish, nor anything even coming close to an average dish. It's clear that the people making the food care a great deal about the products they use, and that same attention to detail translates onto each and every plate they produce. I've never been to Italy so I'm not sure how the overall experience compares, but I have to think that the pasta (the best I've ever had, all of the ones they make) compares favorably. Siete fantastici - bravi!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food
    gmcs
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. Worth every penny. We will definitely be going back. The staff was friendly and the atmosphere was great. you can watch then make pasta as you wait for your food
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delusions Italian
    JerseyBoy
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Home made pasta ragú and was amazing. Loved the antipast sampler. Well worth the wait. Reservations are hard to come by so plan in advance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kitchen Pileup
    Lulu
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I love this restaurant and will return. We had a later in the evening reservation and it was quite busy. The food was, as always, delicious and interesting and the waiter was attentive. However, there were long gaps in service between courses when we had no food on the table. I appreciate time to savor each dish, but this seemed to surpass that. Our waiter was apologetic but obviously had no control of what was happening in the kitchen.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Heaven is a place on earth
    Mermarebear
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Went here for the first time with two close friends. I work close by so I wanted to see what other favors were happening in my neighborhood. The food was so tasty and the service was prompt, knowledgable, and non pretentious. I had to hug the chef for the table, because we were on the verge of tears. All I have to say is lobster mushrooms with foie butter... OMG.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mhutch
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The fresh pasta dishes were fabulous. Great service. Warm inviting decor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AMAZING.
    Stephanie
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Thank you so much for another really wonderful experience. We had a great time and enjoyed every single dish that was presented, as well as the flawless service. I can't wait to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding.
    PCD3VIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Even better than Altura, which we think is excellent. Slightly more casual and more comfort food than Altura, but as hood as Altura's cooking is, Spinasse was better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Evening
    stuffandthings
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    From beginning to end our experience here was perfect. Starting at the bar we were whisked away by the hostess and given an adorable table by the windows. Four amazing course later and we were the happiest of people. Thank you for a wonderful night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    beautiful dishes in a beautiful setting all while you watch them make the noodles by hand. everything i have ever tasted at spinasse has been divine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!
    ptfoodie
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    From the amuse bouche of rabbit pate to the wine to the scrumptious pasta al burro e salvia, everything was absolutely delicious. We savored every bite until we could eat no more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dining experience
    doctorink
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Everything about Spinasse is outstanding. The service is friendly, low key but very professional. The pasta (you have to try the pasta) is entirely amazing. From start to finish this is a place to come back to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience!
    Jazthebug
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Really well executed food and attentive staff. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dsk1
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Excellent evening! Food and service was outstanding, as usual
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great time.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Went there for a celebration. Great service and food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not a great value
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    You can find better value at equally lovely restaurants in Seattle.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gorgeous food and lovely service
    Justine
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We went to Cascina Spinasse for our third wedding anniversary and were not disappointed. It was our first time trying out the restaurant and, as I'm vegetarian, I liked that there were plenty of seasonal options on the menu to suit both our eating preferences. The food was amazing all round (they even modified one of the appies to make it veggie friendly for me), and our server was really friendly and knowledgeable, suggested an excellent wine pairing, didn't try to rush us, and brought out a little candle with our desserts to show they remembered it was a celebration for us. We also enjoyed the vibe of the place. Would definitely go again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best romantic dinner in Seattle
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    With out question one of the finest Italian restaurants in the city! Loved Angela, hands down one of the finest servers!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Spinasse is simply the best. Everything is always perfect. I would eat there every week if I could.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not their usual awesomeness
    Corky
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Something is amiss because Spinasee is usually constantly spot on. Service: I love Spinasee for their calm gracefulness. On my last visit this was missing overall and the waiter a little trite. The food: the Pasta with butter and sage amazing as usual and the quail was great. The Pork Belly was way too fatty and undercooked.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • memorable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This definitely is at the top of our list for great dining. Pasta was delicate, ragu was perfect. Each dish had its own personality and unique, fresh flavor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rare find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Incredible dining experience. The pace, food, ambience topped by the most attentive service was both rare to find in concert and made for one of the best dinning experiences ever
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Average
    Mjk1
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We found the food to be overpriced for the quality. Service was annoyingly over attentive at first and then totally non existent after the appetizer and drinks were served.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of a kind
    rturner
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Everything was superbly executed. Perfect timing. Amazing flavor. Exceptional service. We'll be back. Thanks for making our anniversary even more memorable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite Seattle restaurant
    2122Seattle
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    This place always delivers a wonderful evening whether I bring my mom, a date, or a corporate client. Outstanding staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    seattleite11VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We celebrated our 5 year anniversary here and it was just great. We did the tasting menu and got to try everything. Food was great and the service was also great. Just great great great. Now I know why people raved about Spinasse.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place on Capitol Hill
    Buzz
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Three of us went to Cascina Spinasse for a birthday dinner. All of the dishes were excellent. Two of us ordered pastas (their specialty) and one ordered the pork. We also got the antipasto plate with several items, which was very good as well. The restaurant is warm and intimate and the service was attentive. We also had drinks before dinner at Artussi, the affiliated bar/bistro next door. The bartender was very nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappoints
    Foodluv
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This is one of my favorite restaurants. They do Northern Italian cuisine the justice it deserves, while keeping it fresh with local and seasonal Northwest ingredients. If you have ever eaten your way through Piemonte, Spinasse will transport you back there for an hour or two. The tajarin they make is very special and extremely hard to find stateside. If you've never been to Piemonte, you may not find Spinasse as special as those who have, but I would still recommend it to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian gem
    SeattleMaisie
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We always ask for Kwan as our waitress and we always order the antipasto when we go. The antipasto combines four choices which change but are consistently delicious. The pastas are all outstanding - great sauces and house made noodles. We rarely have room for dessert but have enjoyed their homemade ice cream on occasion.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Traffic, hissing gas meters,
    Diviner
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    And uncomfortable chairs. Thought we would have a lovely outdoor dining date. If the service had been spot on, or the menu at least remotely related to the season, the noise and discomfort outside wouldn't have been so bad. I have been waiting a while to try Spinasse and was disappointed. Maybe being inside in the dead of winter eating all that pork will feel better.
    • Food
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  • One of the best in town
    lindapaul
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Cascina Spinasse stands out above the rest. A special place with excellent food, beautifully served, all in a setting the makes you think you're in a european country. So very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous service and awesome food
    jess
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The service was impeccable, and the food really yummy. We weren't that hungry, and shared a pasta and the salmon--no one minded, and both were incredible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Late dinner
    Rojo83
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We went for dinner on a Friday night and since the reservation was for more than 6 people they made me use my credit card for my reservation and it has a very stric policy of charging a lot if you don't show up without calling in advance 47hrs prior; I didn't have a problem with that, however once there it took about 40 minutes to get the table and didn't even offer any complements for the lateness. I just think of they are so strict with customer showing up and no later that 10 minutes after the reservation, they should do a better job on their end. Good was good but nothing outstanding.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.