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Osteria La Spiga
Osteria La Spiga

Osteria La Spiga Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.laspiga.com
  • Email: hello@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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "Fabulous food. Elegant ambiance. Outstanding service. Superb evening."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "It is a pleasure to find that La Spiga keeps its high level of honest and delicious Italian cuisine."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "First time at the restaurant and do not normally eat on capital hill. Was very impressed with service, menu selection and nightly specials. I will definatly return and bring more people along."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "We'd heard great things about this place and couldn't wait to try it, but it was just so-so. The service was fine, the wine list was good, but the food was pretty ordinary - I can make braised escarole like that at home, and the sausage dish was cloying. It's a pretty restaurant, but I don't know that we'll go back anytime soon."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "Loved the food and atmosphere. Lavender lemon drop and house red wine excellent as well."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "Service was poor and both my main entrée and my husband's was cold. We have enjoyed this spot much in the past but not this time. We unfortunately will think twice about going back"
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "My family is from the Emilia-Romagna region and I can say that La Spiga is the real thing. Italian restaurants usually feature a southern-Italy menu, so having this restaurant in town is a treat because you get to explore more of the Italian cuisine. Everything is consistently good, Try the pasatelli, the tagliatelle al ragu, the capeletti, the crescione, and, of course, their piadina!"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Good for groups, we had a great time enjoying wine and great Italian food. Our server was very knowledgeable about wines and that made all the difference for us."
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "Make it happen. This place is amazing. We have been numerous times and love it."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "Classy atmosphere. The food is always delicious. I have been a patron since 1998. The La Spiga owners are "Top Chefs" in my opinion. Excellent restaurant staff. 5-STAR Restaurant and Superior Service."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "The food was excellent, but it took FOREVER to come. It took probably 45 minutes after ordering, which seems a bit excessive in today's dining world. We both had standard menu pasta dishes, so I can't fathom that something inherent to the order we placed made it take so long. Still, our water glasses never went empty, and the server seemed ready to address any need we had. In fact, it was a good balance of attentiveness without being disruptive. As to the wine list, it is notable. However, the wines by the glass options are very limited, and very seldom do I order a bottle if I'm just having dinner and have to get in the car to go home after. A better by the glass list would be super."
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "Every moment was special. This was our first time at Osteria LaSpiga. We came to hear music by Dee and Richard. Excellent wait staff. Michael took good care of us while managing to efficiently keep up with everything else he needed to attend. We also met Hugo who made us feel extra welcome. We didn't get the names of the other staff who were wonderful. We had no idea the food would be that fabulous. We had the Aeto wine, spinach soup, sautéed escarole, lasagna verte, and apple tartlette with gelato. We split everything except the more than generous cups of soup. We were more than satisfied and although there were so many more tempting items, we could not have eaten more."
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "La Spiga was a great restaurant. The food was excellent, the service was great and the wine selections to pair with the dinner were spot on. One if the best times I've had with my girl friend in a while. We both had a great time. I would recommend this place for anybody."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "Some of the best pastas we have ever had including our two trips to Italy! You also must try the Gnoccho Fritto before your main dish!"
    Dined on 11/26/2013
  • "This is the first time we had dinner at Osteria La Spiga. The restaurant was recommended by our Italian travel guy. We visited Italy last year. This is authentic Italian dining at it's best and reminds us of a restaurant in Florence, Italy. The food and service were above our expectations. We will keep returning to this restaurant."
    Dined on 11/24/2013
  • "The food here is always good, the burrata and air dried beef starter was wonderful and our steaks were good, a little underdone from what we requested, but still lovely. My issue was that we were stood waiting to be greeted and shown to our table for several long minutes. When we were given our table we had to wait a long time for our server to come over (the water waiter filled our glasses about 3 times before she came). She was knowledgeable about wine, but forgot to give us our bread and our ice bucket for the wine - we had to remind her about both. So... would I return? Sure, but I'd make sure I wasn't starving when I arrived!"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Last minute decision took my 24 yr old daughter and I there for her birthday dinner. The food was spectacular; I know I had lasagne but wish I could remember the appetizers too that were amazing (i believe pork was one that was so decadent it melted in your mouth). The wine list is extensive and expensive but she managed to pick an awesome red blend that was reasonable and really good. The ambience is lovely and until it got crowded late (a Fri night) noise was definitely below a dull roar. High ceilings and wood give it a cozy and rustic interior. Would definitely go back and recommend to others, especially for an occasion."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "Food was average at best. Glorified Cheesecake Factory. Memorable wine and tiramisu"
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "Great food, great service. The Crostini Del Poggio Rosso is a must-have (crostini with tuscan pate topped wtih grilled double r beef tenderloin and truffle oil). Unbelievably delicious."
    Dined on 11/22/2013