Mondello Ristorante Italiano
Mondello Ristorante Italiano

Mondello Ristorante Italiano

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mondelloristorante.com/
  • Phone: 2063528700
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Mondello Ristorante has everything you need to create a wonderful party, office meeting, family or social event. For information on how Mondello can cater your special event, please call us at 206.352.8700 or send an email to us at info@mondelloristorante.com.
  • Private Party Facilities: For private parties we can accommodate 45 seated guests, or 60 standing. We are flexible with menu selections. Please contact Corino for more information on how we can enchant your experience with us.
  • Entertainment: Live acoustic guitar on occasion.

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Mondello Ristorante Italiano
Mondello Italian Restaurant in the beautiful Seattle neighborhood of Magnolia provides one of the most romantic, most authentic Italian dining experiences in Seattle. Mondello has beautiful pasta dishes, seafood & main courses, salads, zuppe & bruschette & antipasti dishes. Corino, Giuseppe & their families all grew up in the vicinity of Mondello and bring to Seattle its wonderful tradition of fresh seafood & rich authentic Sicilian cuisine with all it's flair & joy of living. They have the life experience of fine cooking and appreciation & sensiblity of the Italian palate that allows them to create a dining experience reminiscent of being in Mondello, Sicily. No one fails to be entranced by Mondello's welcoming beauty and warm personality. Grazie Amici!
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Mondello Ristorante Italiano reviews from OpenTable diners
33 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (25)fit for foodies (12)romantic (11)great for lunch (7)special occasion (6)great for outdoor dining (5)notable wine list (4)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (3)good for groups (3)Show More
  • Mondello Continues to Impress
    NateVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I have been going to Mondello for years. The menu continues to delight. The classic items remain all time favorites and the specials are just that, special. I will continue to dine at Mondello for years to come.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cute place
    foodiekate
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Very cute restaurant with friendly staff. We enjoyed our main dishes (cheese ravioli and wild boar fettuccini). The boar was a bit overpriced for what we got. Caprese salad was lacking in the basil department but the cheese was great! Our side of sautéed spinach was a little bland and didn't make it into our to go box so that was a little disappointing. Good place though, we'll be back at some point!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The food and hospitality still doesn't measure up to the décor of this neighborhood restaurant. I have eaten there 4 times; I have given it a chance, won't eat there again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Great atmosphere and authentic food! If you have enjoyed traveling and finding off-the-beaten-path eateries; you will truly enjoy this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hidden gem in Magnolia
    viaseattle
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Had a great experience at Mondello celebrating a birthday with friends. Service was attentive, gracious, and knowledgeable. Food was very good, prepared and served timely, all made with fresh ingredients and presented well. We were a group of four and were very comfortable. A group much bigger and it might start to get tight if the place is full.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch date
    Naptown
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I've been there many times and I have always had a good experience. I love to have a an excellent restaurant in my neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Need to hire some staff
    babyboomer
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    When we got to the restaurant, there was no waiting area except for a bench by the door. No one came up to us, because they were all so busy. We would have left, but for the fact that we came across town specifically to try this restaurant. I don't know whether someone failed to show up for work or this is a regular issue, but they definitely needed more people. When we got to our table, we ordered some wine, and then ten minutes went by, nothing. Finally we snagged our waitress and reminded her of our wine order. I felt sorry for her because she was running around trying to clean and set tables, as well as serving. I would give them another try, because the food was fantastic, but if the service is not better, we won't go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • will never come back
    curtcolb
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We has outside sitting and were excited but it turned out to be a joke. We were waiting for more than an hour for food, the owner was helping the two tables next to ours and they got food and were done eating even though they came in after us. And we were still waiting. Finally the food came. By that time it was chilly and dark outside but when we asked to move to a table inside, we didn't get one even though we could see a bunch of empty tables. Needless to say, that was the first and last time we ever visited this place.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Food was terrific as was the ambiance and service!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum!
    TummyhappyinQueenAnne
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Our experience at Mondello's was wonderful, start to finish. We arrived a few minutes early but they already had our table ready. The food was wonderful, there was something for everyone, including the vegetarian in the bunch. They make much of their own foods from scratch right there in the kitchen so it's fresh, hot and fabulous! The people are sweet and old-world Italian right down to Grandma sitting at the bar greeting everyone with a smile. Beautiful, charming and fun, I would recommend Mondello's for lunch or a night out with your sweetie.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Italian Food
    Curt
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    A family run restaurant that makes its own pasta and sauces from scratch. Great service, good food, and a good wine selection. I enjoy coming here often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I go here all the time- it is consistently great and I love the family who runs it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice neighborhood experience
    jchandco
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Very nice time with eastside friends who long ago lived in Magnolia...food was terrific!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice atmosphere, friendly service!
    bjpkw
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I picked this restaurant from the internet without any other knowledge. Very nice Italian decor and great ambiance. Our wait person was excellent (actually from Italy)! The food was really good and our party of four was very satisfied with the whole experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Great food, nice neighborhood restaurant. Staff was attentive and ensured that you did not want for anything. Only issue -- Grandma was at the restaurant and seemed to stare at our table ..... beware and ask for the table on the left side of the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best....
    DavidRVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Mondello has the very best Pasta Carbonarra in all of Seattle!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 17 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 52 reviews are from the Mondello Ristorante Italiano reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Everything was good except It was obvious they forgot our entre. We waited over 30 minutes and people were leaving that had come in after us. Once we got it , it was good and hot. The waiter never said anything which would have been nice to let us know.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good dinning in Magnolia
    Foodsnob
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    This is one of my favorite restaurants in Seattle. Consistently good and friendly. This time the gnocchi was subpar, a little to gummy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • That's Italian
    Bren
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    The food was so good we wanted to lick our plates. Absolutely wonderful!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Place for the Decades
    Carnivore2014
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Turns out Mondello Ristorante Italiano has been around for at least a decade or so in the Seattle neighborhood of Magnolia. What a great find! We booked a reservation only 45 minutes prior and drove in the pouring rain from Shoreline to get to Mondello - hoping we won't be delayed by traffic. Seated and from start to finish, notable service, delicious food, and left on a positive note. There was even a rainbow when we finished dinner. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This place is amazing!!
    KMcGinnis
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Great wine list, authentic & delicious Italian food (you can't go wrong with handmade pasta) that is just the right proportion, and friendly owners/staff. I frequent this place often!! :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Made our anniversary special
    5Years
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    My fiancé & I came across this place on Living Social. We celebrated our 5 year anniversary here last week. What a spectacular place!! My grandmother is Italian and makes everything from scratch. It's been difficult finding anything that comes close to her cooking and I finly found it. The food is fresh and full of flavor. Pasta is cooked perfectly. The wine list is impressive. The freshly made peach sorbet is to die for. The caprese salad is the best I've ever had, and most if all-the staff was extremely warm and welcoming. I felt like we were family. It's hard to find a place that has all of these values. I have already recomended it to all of my friends and co-workers :)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Bon Appetite
    Grace
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Small and intimate, with great food, makes Mondello a perfect spot. I love to see "Mama" sitting at the bar watching over it all. We have been going here since it opened and we are never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We love Mondello
    Mondellolover
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Mondello is my favorite restaurant in Seattle. Make sure to ask for the evening's specials. They are usually spectacular!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family Operated and very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    This restaurant in Magnolia is definitely a neighborhood gem. With its multi-generational family running the show, it is a charming Italian restaurant with good food and very reasonable prices. The minestrone soup was vegetarian and very tasty. We traveled from West Seattle but will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fab·u·lous
    Aradise
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Such a great find! Our meal was superb and the service very friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food, comfortable setting
    hawk6260
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    Pleasantly comfortable. Authentically Italian. Incredibly delicious.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    Unfortunately the food didn't live upto the expectation. My advice would be to retire Mama and hire a chef.... I am sorry, was so looking forward to a good meal. It was NOT....
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a great meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    We've been eating at Mondello for the past few years. It's a fabulous neighborhood restaurant. The menu items are always great and they have delicious specials each night.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It felt like we had spent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    It felt like we had spent our dinner time in a small cafe in Italy. The test is always the carbornara - it was great. All the pasta is made on site. We had a concert at McCaw Hall so went early and needed to leave on time. It was perfectly managed for us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too Smokey
    pdxoriginalVIP
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    We have been regular diners here for years, but had not visited in a while. Unfortunately the smoke from the kitchen was overwhelming. So much so we were effected for several days after our dining experience. Sadly, we will not return or recommend this restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood Disappointment
    MagnoliaMan
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    Had been before and really enjoyed my dinner - but this last visit left me a bit disappointed. The food was marginal, lacking any sort of flavor or finesse. It was rather slow - only one other table seated and two folks that came and went - and still the service was off. With so few restaurants in the village, its a shame that one is not up to par. Not sure I will be going back.
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  • Great little Italian place
    CassiecatVIP
    Dined on 1/6/2014
    For so many years Seattle just didn't have little family-owned neighborhood Italian places. I'm so pleased that we have one in our neighborhood. The food is very good, the service friendly. It makes me feel like I'm in the north end of Boston!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Neighborhood Spot
    KHinSeattleVIP
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    The food is always so great. I always order the same items (Carbonara and the wilted Spinach salad) and the food is always wonderful and savory. Our one complaint this time is that the service was much slower than we've ever experienced. It wasn't too bad but they are usually much faster. The waiter was so busy that I wasn't able to even get in an extra glass of wine. However, it definitely was not our first time and definitely will not be our last.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with the family
    Dienerdiener
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    We had a party of eight we were sat comfortably at their largest table near the back. Tasty, and simple Italian dishes of antipasta and spaghetti entrees did not disappoint. Great service and comfortable atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exception pre-event dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    I have eaten at Mondello's several times, usually twice a year before going to performances of the Magnolia Chorale. On most of these occasions I have used the opportunity to treat my friends to a wonderful meal as a means of thanking them for their kindness towards me. On these occasions, my friends have been impressed with the atmosphere, service and the excellent cuisine. After a delightful dining experience at Mondello's, the follow-on performance of the Magnolia Chorale is especially sweet,
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Convenient but not impressive.
    BobinMagnoliaVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    I've dined at Mondello 4 or 5 times. The food is usually OK. Every now and then, good or very good. Service is friendly and attentive. On our last visit, our reservation (booked through Open Table) was screwed up. If it weren't in the neighborhood, I'd never go back. No match for downtown Seattle eateries, which is the case for every Magnolia restaurant I've tried.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Inconsistent
    BobinMagnoliaVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2013
    Overall, I like this place and will return. But my last visit was a disappointment. Fettuccine with Veal Polpette featured pasta that was undercooked and meatballs that were more filler than meat. Mixed antipasti of meat and cheese was excellent. Service is friendly and attentive.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Homemade Pasta
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/29/2013
    We love coming to this restaurant and feel lucky to have in our neighborhood. Food is delicious.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mondello's
    Judy
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    My husband and I and another couple recently met for lunch at Mondello's. We all liked our lunch and recommend Mondello's for good Italian food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate