Doesn't disappointGreat service, delicious food, great ambiance. Don't be intimidated by the wine list or menu! The waiter was very helpful in walking us through both. A perfect start to our romantic getaway in Seattle! Thank you! Parking is a bit of an issue (would be nice if they validated. Parked across the street for $12...worth the added expense.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of our favoritesSpinasse is one of Seattle's best neighborhood restaurants by far. The pasta alone is worth the search for parking on Capitol Hill, and the service is excellent. It's a beautiful spot, and we dined there for our 20th wedding anniversary. The food is prepared with great care and love, and the servers are very knowledgeable and helpful. The setting is intimate, and while I don't drink, my wife thought the wines were excellent and well paired with our meal. Dessert was beautiful, too. Because of the size of the dining room (fairly small), the space can be a little loud (it all depends on who you are sitting near - we had two relatively loud tables on either side of us, but this is out of the restaurant's hands.) Still, a wonderful spot.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience and foodLauren was outstanding. She was friendly and knowledgeable. We had a great time. The food was so much more than we expected based upon a quick review of the menu.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMsimply outstanding - we lovedsimply outstanding - we loved every minute of our gastronomic expereince.
thank you6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything is delicious!Spinasse is the best restaurant in Seattle, hands down. The food is fantastic, the service is friendly,and the view of the chef rolling pasta is so much fun! Thanks for another lovely evening, Chef Stratton! We'll be back, again and again and again!6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat restaurant with incredibleGreat restaurant with incredible food but parking in this area is horrendous.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMOur server was stellar. SheOur server was stellar. She was professional, mature, friendly, knowledgeable and attentive - the food was fantastic!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently outstanding foodConsistently outstanding food - going back again with the family.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMOMGI ate here last year, could not get the handmade pasta with sage butter out of my head. It was just as good or. Better than I remember. We also had the pork wrapped in chard(yum!). The trout appetizer was just o.k.
What great food!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food! Great service!It was our first time here and our server Shauna made wonderful suggestions. From the salad to the pasta to the entree and dessert, everything was superb. The wine she recommended was excellent too. We loved the look and feel of the restaurant. It was seriously one of the best pastas we've ever had ( had the ragu). We would definitley come back again.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMMy Favourite RestaurantI am from out of town and make a point to schedule a dinner at Spinasse every time I am in Seattle. I have always been delighted with everything that I taste. We have tried the Tasting menu which will not disappoint! The butter and sage tajarin tastes of heaven and I will dream of it until the next time that I get to sink my teeth into a forkful. Truly my number one pick in Seattle.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingThis was the first time in awhile that we had the chance to visit Spinasse, and the wait was well worth it (though we won't be waiting as long next time!) We ended up with the degastazione--shared portions of the apps, primi (pasta) and secondi. Each item was delicious, with nuanced flavors and distinct textures. The pasta was, as always, amazing, but what really blew us away was the secondi. The traditional swiss chard wrapped pork had a sauce that I could eat with a spoon, and the braised rabbit literally fell off the bone. The rabbit was served with brined, sliced green almonds (yes, almonds) that offered a unique textural counterpoint to the rabbit. Our server, Shauna, also made excellent wine choices for us! We'll return soon!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMSpinasse is one of our favoriteSpinasse is one of our favorite restaurants in Seattle. It is always exceptional.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely Great!I am a foodie and this is my favorite restaurant in Seattle. Pasta is to die for! Always very wonderful meat and veggie dishes. Service is always very attentive and adaptable. Had a glass of Barola that was better than any outside of Italy! And served by the glass!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMExquisite!!! We loved watchingExquisite!!! We loved watching the "pasta ballet" and Shane was a delight!5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat foodMenu was inventive and the food was wonderful. Loved the ambience, especially the open kitchen area. Great wine selection.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMNever a DisappointmentAn evening of wonderful, finely prepared interesting cuisine and good wine. Service was excellent with an interesting adjourning bar and restaurant owned by the same owner. Fair price for excellent food.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMExceeded Every ExpectationWhat a wonderful dining experience! Being an avid foodie, my expectations surrounding food/dining can be high. A couple standouts of the evening were the fried and then marinated trout with sliced radish and the toasted olive oil/cardomom cake with vanilla cream. Although I first heard of Spinasse because of their reputation in pasta, I must say that the other dishes were far superior, well-executed (perfectly cooked fish), and delightfully creative. In my opinion, skip the pasta and save room for other protein/vegetable dishes!5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMOur favorite in SeattleA must stop on every visit to the city, delicious northern Italian food5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful DinnerSpinasse lived up to the hype! My husband and I were very excited to try Spinasse after reading lots of good reviews. Everything was delicious and we definetly will be back. A great date night spot.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a pleasureThough the menu may not be huge, every item is prepared with such thought and care, you can't go wrong. This is one of our favorite Seattle spots.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAuthentic ItalianI usually don't find many Italian restaurants that make good pasta... it's generally overcooked and under salted and drenched in a awful sauce. Cascina Spinasse brings high-level Italian cousine to Seattle. We tried their special (tagliatelle all'anatra) which was on par with any I had in Tuscany and their pheasant ravioli who were outstanding.
The ambiance is very quaint - only downside was the noise level.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food at Cascina SpinasseThe food at Cascina Spinasse was fabulous. Everything is fresh and delicious. We had great service as well. We will be back.!5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing FoodNot a bad course. A great wine recommendation from the knowledgeable server, fabulous pasta, wonderful duck with Jerusalem artichokes. I am going back for more.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMNew favourite Seattle restaurantMy new favourite restaurant in Seattle! Inventive dishes, beautifully presented and delicious. Helpful, friendly waitstaff. Great cocktails and wine list. Cozy dining room with tables far enough apart for intimate conversations. Love it!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMI made a reservation on OpenI made a reservation on Open Table, and when I got there, they had prepared a special gluten-free menu for me. The service was great. I asked for a wine recommendation to go with my meal and they chose quite well.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was creative and delicious.Food was creative and delicious. Service was exceptional. Only issue was that sign outside is so subtle it was a little hard to find since I was unfamiliar with the area.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMOur new favorite restaurantOur new favorite restaurant in Seattle. Known for their pasta, they constantly surprise with their innovative vegetable dishes. Limited menu, but everything is perfectly cooked and the servers are knowledgeable and helpful.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMImpeccableDined here for the second time! Each time we visit Seattle this place is on top of our list to dine at. Outstanding dinner and service that evening. Their attention to detail with food and tastes are outstanding and I would highly recommend it. Can't wait to return :)4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the top restaurants in SeattWhat an amazing dining experience from beginning to end. They restaurant is notable for it's wonderful pastas, which are outstanding. What is most remarkable about all the food is how all the dishes offered had their own personality and flavors, but everything was consistent with its Northern Italian cuisine. This is a great restaurant to order several dishes and share family style. This is one of the gems of Seattle. Note that parking is on the street and reservations are hard to come by. They are on Open Table. The selection of interesting wines was also notable. The waitstaff were all professional and friendly. We even saw children eating here and they seemed completely at home. The decor is very modern Italian.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is always top notchThe food is always top notch which keeps us coming back. Unfortunately at this visit the waitress made us feel as if we were simpletons. If we go back again we will make sure to get another server.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWow!Really extremely good. Great antipasti, great selection of wines by the glass, amazing ravioli pasta course and really succulent rabbit meatballs, shared a really delicious dessert olive oil and cardamom cake. and left wanting more. Service was really good and warm. Maybe think about some cushions for the banquette seating.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMService could have been betterService could have been better - waited 30 mins for a reserved table - food very good, but limited variety.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMA symphony for the palate.A symphony for the palate. Every dish is packed with flavor. There is always something slightly unusual on offer for those who want something little different. The stinging nettle risotto was superb, a gorgeous green and delicious. We basically ordered the menu since there were three of us. More than we could finish but enjoyed every mouthful. Service is attentive and friendly, excellent.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMFresh, tasty and beautifullyFresh, tasty and beautifully presented with great service.
always a great experience to dine there.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThank you for a Special Evening...Spinasse went out of their way to make sure this birthday evening was special for my friend. Fantastic service including knowledgeable and friendly team. The food was incredible as usual and loved the fresh spring choices that were light and flavorful.
Thank you for such wonderful and memorable evening.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMEvery bite of everything weEvery bite of everything we ordered was impeccable with taste, texture and beauty.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMA very good local restaurantWe had the lamb appetizer, followed by the sage butter pasta. Both were excellent, but the pasta was a bit of a gloopy mess rather than discrete strands of pasta, not offputting totally but certainly difficult to split into portions. We then had the pork rolls which were excellent. I had a demi of dolcetto--fairly unremarkable, but worked well with the food, my wife had 2 glasses of Gavi, fairly spendy at $12/glass but excellent. The total bill was a little under $200.
Our server was generally attentive, knowledgable and appropriately present.
This was an excellent meal, but compared to high end restaurants in Italy, not at that level. However we live in America, and have learned to live with less.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMPasta to revel inWe visit Spinasse frequently. Its pasta is always superb and so are the desserts. We couldn't decide between the antipasti choices and the pasta choices, so we ordered one of everything. Then we were too full to order secondi, so we went straight to dessert. This made for a wonderful adventure in tasting!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMBest pasta that I have everBest pasta that I have ever had. It was a wonderful dining experience!4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat, small restaurant withGreat, small restaurant with unique, delicious food. Pace invited you to thoroughly enjoy the food while enjoying the company you are with. The variety of the limited menu made each choice enticing, rabbit meatballs, quail ravioli, etc. It was a delightful experience.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMCascina Spinasse is our favoriteCascina Spinasse is our favorite "special occasion" restaurant - they have never let me down!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMDo you want a truly authenticDo you want a truly authentic Italian experience!? This is it! The only one that I have found outside of Italy. Sure you will pay for it but you get what you pay for, it is worth every penny! I went in with high expectations and left with more than full satisfaction! Our whole party did the "try everything" option and ate every single bite! There was not a single course we were not impressed with. Our server was absolutely amazing on top of that!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe only negative about thisThe only negative about this restaurant is how difficult it is to get a table!! Got lucky this time. Great food, service, and ambience. We will continue to try to get in again.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMLimited menu but everythingLimited menu but everything we ate was fabulous, fresh and the pasta dishes were to die for!
Would definitely recommend this restaurant to everyone.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb, authentic, different,Superb, authentic, different, Italian food! Wonderful, careful service. A "must" when in Seattle.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMMust try the pasta. FantasticMust try the pasta. Fantastic meal and a great time.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMIt's just hard to make reservation.It's just hard to make reservation. Do it in advance especially for the weekend!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely wonderful mealAbsolutely wonderful meal and overall experience. Will return and would gladly recommend restaurant to other. Also loved Artusi next door for a pre-meal beverage.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is my second dinner atThis is my second dinner at Spinasse and think it is one of truly favorite places to eat. The homemade pasta, especially the thin noodles simply prepared with butter and sage, is amazing. All food is thoughtfully prepared with tastes of freshness and complexity. Service is attentive and helpful. Can't wait to return3/28/2013 12:00:00 AM