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Osteria La Spiga
Osteria La Spiga

Osteria La Spiga Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.laspiga.com
  • Phone: (206) 323-8881
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday-Friday, 11:30pm-2:30pm
    Dinner: Sunday-Thursday, 5:00pm - 10:00pm and Friday-Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Sabrina Tinsley
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Extensive menu, we can provide staffing, all ware, cooking on site and wine and beer. Staff specially dedicated to catering. Catering manager is available at the restaurant daily.
  • Private Party Facilities: If you are looking for a space to host your celebration, La Spiga is the perfect solution. With it's various venues to host groups of different sizes, the quality traditional cuisine that you have come to trust and the warm and stylish atmosphere you are sure to impress all of your guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Kristen Johnson (206) 323-8881
  • Entertainment: Occasional parties, cooking classes and wine dinners.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pike Street
  • Public Transit: Bus lines #2 and #9 on Madison and Union Streets.
    Bus Lines #9, #49 and #60 on Broadway
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We understand that parking is challenging on "the hill". In order to make your experience less stressful, we are happy to offer valet services Monday-Saturday evenings during regular business hours.
    Otherwise, street parking and lots are available all around the Osteria.
A word from Osteria La Spiga
Enjoy the flavors of Emilia-Romagna in Seattle!

Since 1998, our philosophy has been an unyielding commitment to quality and authenticity. Chef Sabrina Tinsley prepares all items from scratch, using whole foods and house-made stocks. You will never find artificial or chemical food enhancers in our kitchen…ever. What you will find is the highest quality olive oil, delectable cheeses and cured meats, seasonal vegetables, flavorful sauces, handmade pastas and more. We believe in local, organic, and sustainable, and our meats are hormone and antibiotic free.We also offer several vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free items to those with dietary restrictions.

You'll love our atmosphere as much as the food! We are located in the artfully renovated Piston & Ring building; its rustic-elegant design is warm enough for family, yet cool enough for a date.

We hope you'll join us soon for a tantalizing taste of Italy in our warm, inviting space.
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Diner Reviews
  • "The outside dining is "funky," and it is fun! It is not scenic but different. It was quiet."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The food was spectacular, but what made the experience utterly top-notch was the service which was skilled and knowledgeable. You know you have someone who knows what they're doing when, despite it being highly probable Italian isn't their native tongue, the pronunciation of each dish and drink is flawless. Beautiful."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "This was our first time to visit this restaurant and we really like it. We only ordered four items from Happy Hour menu and everything was pretty good except Prosciutto seems too dry to me. Atmosphere and service were excellent! I would definitely go back there."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We have never had a bad meal at LaSpiga it consistently has great food and great service."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "This is one of those restaurants that always pleases, and it is a mystery to me why I don't eat here more often. Really nice people and very good food. I just introduced a friend to La Spiga and so now both of us will be back!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "This was our first time at La Spiga. The atmosphere is interesting, pleasant and inviting. The wines offered were superior. The cheese plate was excellent. My lamb rack was good to very good. My wife's veal dish was unacceptable. Taste being as subjective as it is, both of us found the combination of ground veal and thin slices of veal odd to begin with, but the true problem was the taste - it was bad. We had been told it is hit or miss at La Spiga, and one of our entrees was a complete whiff. It s important for us to say that our waitperson, Chester was truly outstanding. We'll give La Spiga another chance, but with all of the wonderful other choices in area restaurants, La Spiga has no room for more misses like we experienced."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Our service, appetizers, salad, and wine were all fantastic until the main meal arrived. My father ordered a medium-rare steak that arrived more medium-well. Unfortunately our waitress never came back to our table during the whole meal, so we had no chance to tell her that meat wasn't cooked correctly. He waited to get her attention for 10 minutes but eventually decided to just eat. She came back as we finished to offer us dessert and we told her about the meat. She was very polite, but only offered us dessert comped...really not sufficient in my opinion. I would have just preferred she came back sometime during our actual meal to ask how things were tasting."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Service was outstanding. Not too solicitous, not too aloof. Just right and very knowledgeable about the wine list. The food was..eh..okay I'm sorry to say. We woofed down the several antipasti - nicely done and satisfying. I had the special pasta of the day - handmade pappardelle. Sounded promising but came to the table a little too long after leaving the pot...the pasta stuck together having absorbed all the sauce turning it grey. Another had the special ravioli stuffed with lamb. Tasted great, but way too many 'caramelized shallot', which were really sautéed to to the point of mush and far too much for the plate. Nonetheless, the tastes were really good, just not executed to the high standard I'd hoped for."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "The manhattans were spectacular, the meal was amazing, and the atmosphere was perfect for our dinner out... great service from start to end. Not sure why it took us so long to go to Osteria La Spiga, but we will definitely be back! "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "It's all in the title: our food was awesome, our server was really awkward and made us feel like we were a nuisance for being there. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "We went it for an early Mother's Day dinner, a 5:00 reservation. The atmosphere is ok. It has the trendy modern look common to urban restaurants these days. The doors opened at 5 so we were seated right away but at the back of the restaurant overlooking construction of an expansion along with another building going up. The waiter acknowleged us promptly but after that things slowed down dramatically. It was an hour before we got our appetizer and main course came 45 minutes after that. We weren't in a huge rush but expected a quicker dinner considering how early we arrived. The food was good but was somewhat overshadowed by how long we had to wait."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This place has been a long time favorite of mine, and this particular experience only added to it. One of my favorite dishes, lamb-filled beet ravioli, was on seasonal menu. The ingredients are fresh and the meals are made with care and skill."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "It was a disappointment to have chosen this restaurant to celebrate my husband's birthday . The food was really good but the hostess was a very rude lady. When I reminded her that We were celebrating my husband's birthday she treated me badly and made me feel awfull. I would not recomend this restaurant to anyone. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Gets better every time we go. Have never had a bad meal or a bad experience. This time was rack of lamb, served hot and perfectly done with a spinach pate', and gnocchi with braised wild boar that melted in our mouths. Absolutely love this restaurant."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "The food and wine were amazing- I took my friend from out of town there and she enjoyed her experience immensely. Our server was very kind and helpful, offering suggestions on wine, dinner and dessert. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I am not the one usually to post bad reviews. I really just want management to know that waiting for drinks for 20 mins when a restaurant is not busy is just unexceptable. The food is amazing and I come to the restaurant a lot. I invited friends that meet had the opportunity to experience La Spiga but the service that I'm use to just wasn't there. "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "We had a very nice meal at La Spiga -- food was excellent and the menu choices were very interesting. Not rushed in the experience either"
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Usually La Spiga is great all around. The night we ate there, however, most of the regular staff were off. Our server was quite busy, but nonetheless, the service we got was disappointing. The server could also use some training. We got a bottle of wine and asked for it to be decanted to help it open. She opened the bottle, allowed a taste to approve, and then up-ended the bottle vertically to glug-glug into the decanter. It was a younger wine, so sediment wasn't the issue (thankfully), but breathing. I guess the technique helped in that regard, but it was still unsettling to have wine treated that way in a nice restaurant. The food was great; we sampled a few appetizers, pastas, mains, and desserts."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "First and Foremost, the food was AMAZING! We had a delicious meal and tasty cocktails. This is one of the best meals I have had in Seattle! Now, if you are looking for good service, we did not have it. The drinks took forever and we were not check on till we were almost done eating......that being said, it was busy! Also, be warned the wine pour by the glass is REALLY SMALL, so go with the bottle and you will get more wine for your buck. Overall this restaurant was fabulous and it is worth it for the food and the cool atmosphere! "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Attentive service, pretty environment, nice alcohol list, date or group place - stay classy Osteria La Spiga. Food was good/okay but I've got high standards."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "My partner and I enjoyed dinner here for Seattle Restaurant Week. I was impressed with the menu selections available for the promotion, and I was satisfied with my own selection. I had the beet salad to start, which was a pretty generic beet salad, but definitely a good-sized portion. My partner had a polenta, sausage, mushroom starter that was also very good and hearty. My entree was milk-braised pork cheeks which were definitely good! My date had a wild board pasta with peas that was also delicious. Dessert was great, and so were the cocktails we ordered to accompany our meal. I would reccommend this for a nice date spot before a night on the town."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I took her parents to La Spiga of a special night out, and it was wonderful. The pasta was out of this world, and the service was impeccable. To top it off, the wine list was super comprehensive, and we enjoyed a slice of real Italy from Seattle's dining mecca, Capitol Hill. Three thumbs up."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I have heard such good things of the retsaurant and so was excited to try it. Unfortunately, eating for Restaurant week week last night was very different. The food was so bland and unnappetising. The selection options lacked variety in the mains and the best part was a sorbet! Super disappointed. I believe restaurant week should showcase your best .. this I hope was not it:("
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "The fabulous staff is an extra bonus on top of the great food and great ambiance."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Tried it during R-Week & were disappointed. Not as good as others we tried during DineAroundSeattle. STARTERS: Beet, orange & olive salad was good. Fried polenta w/ mushrooms & sausage - drowned in grease & tiny compared to the salad - Mushrooms were good. MAINS: Tagliatelle w/ wild boar was boring - noodles barely linguini wide, meat while tender was bland, the sauce non-existent (take a lesson from R-Zoe - your meat in their sauce). Gnocchi, beans & pork belly was good - not special. Fresh grated cheese outstanding. DESERT: Panna cotta - OK. Mango sorbet Good - would be great w/ shortbread cookie on the side. Buss/water boy better than waiter. With so many other great places near by - we not likely to go back any time soon."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "We came back for the pasta with truffle butter and the beautiful space. Used to love the food when it first opened. Since then , it has been a little inconsistent. Our pasta was not as warm as i would have liked (and not as fresh tasting as i remember) but crostini was delicious. They need to get it back to how it was and then it will be worth the price."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Went to La Spiga years ago but didn't feel the meal was memorable. Decided to try it again for the 3 for $28 Restaurant Week. The portions were generous and tasty. My beet salad was excellent as was the Tagliatelle and panna cotta. Will definitely go again."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "My husband and I came here to celebrate our anniversary before seeing The Lion King. The prosciutto melted in our mouths! My pasta was light and yummy! And their tiramisu and panna cotta were amazing!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Tried La Spiga about a year ago and the service was awful. Tried it again last week to give them another change, and they were very consistent with equally awful service. Will not go back"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I've been to OLaS a few times, but it really isn't anything special. The portion sizes are small and the food is unremarkable. I foolishly ordered something without examining it and ended up pay $15 for a very lack luster bowl of chicken broth. My fellow diners had similar feelings about their menu choices. The setting at OLaS is nice. There is a ton of open space that I didn't know existed. It would be a great spot to host a party (assuming you could choose the food). They also had live jazz the night I visited, which was a treat."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Invounti for appetizer, Oxtail for entrée. So good!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Great restaurant in the heart of capital hill district in Seattle. Always good food and energy in the restaurant."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "From the moment you walk in you are impressed! An old building with amazing architecture to the service and food! A great experience and one that is looked for to repeat over and over again. The food was perfectly cooked and timing was appropriate. Take your time eating here and enjoy every bit it."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We dined at Osteria La Spiga on Feb. 26th. This was our second experience here. Last August we brought a friend here for her birthday and everything was fantastic. This time however..... We had a reservation for 5 p.m. and arrived about 5 minutes early. The restaurant was completely set, there is a bar, the bartender was at his post, the door was open but we were told to wait outside (twice in the same sentence!) by the host. There is only a small lobby why we couldn't sit at the bar for a couple of minutes or go to our table I cannot fathom. When we did return 5 minutes later the host could not find our Open Table reservation! (we had received a confirmation from Open Table). Smaller portions, overpriced salad and wine. Disappointed"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "The food was very fresh & delicious. Our waiter was not friendly. They don't split checks which always surprises me. I travel for work & eat out 75% of the time. It's rare to find a place that doesn't split checks. For me, it's all about attitude & delivery of the message. The waiter was rude when I asked him to split our checks. Once he brought the check I assigned every line item to a persons card. He brought it back and said he couldn't process it and I needed to add it up for him. I had to ask for paper & a pen to do so. He came back again because I missed one item. It was so unprofessional. Our group was only 6. I have had groups of 20+ & had a much better experience. He knew what we ordered & honestly ruined the entire experience."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I'll be short and sweet. La Spiga offers typical Northern Italian food - if you've been to Northern Italy (where all the best Italian food comes from), you'll quickly be reminded of how many fake Italian restaurants there are. Price, service, wine list are all very good, I'd recommend this place to anyone. If you go, you must try the Gnocco Frito with proscuitto followed by the Lasagne Bolognese."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Food was average. The salad with "crispy prosciutto" wasn't crispy at all. More like cold. The lasagna verde seemed to be reheated, and way too creamy in my opinion. Service was ok, but slow."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "There were plenty of vegetarian options and the food was fabulous, especially the beet salad! Our waiter was patient, friendly, efficient,and very knowledgeable. We are definitely coming back and will recommend it to others."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Exceptionally tender paper thin layers of pasta make up this delicious pasta. Really enjoyed the spinach/pear salad and house red too!"
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "The gnocchi was amazing! I have only had better in Italy!"
    Dined on 1/19/2014