Pogacha of Issaquah
Pogacha of Issaquah

Pogacha of Issaquah

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.pogacha.com/
  • Phone: 4253925550
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday, Monday: 4:00pm - 8:30pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Northwest
  • Executive Chef: Justin McMartin
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering services are available for groups from 10 to 100. Most of our menu items may be catered. We also offer box lunches or delivery of our salads, sandwiches and pastas to business within the Issaquah area for a $75.00 minimum order plus 10% delivery charge. 24 hour notice is required. Contact our Chef, Justin McMartin for more information regarding catered events.
  • Private Party Facilities: We have two private dining rooms that may be combined as one large dining room to accommodate groups from 12 to 120. We do not charge a room charge, but, require that the party spend a minimum amount based upon the time of day and day of the week. We love to host rehearsal dinners, anniversary or birthday parties, business meetings and dinners. We even offer our rooms for small weddings.
  • Private Party Contact: Sarah Barnes 4253925550
  • Entertainment: We feature live music every Saturday night in our lounge from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM. The music varies from classic rock to smooth jazz. Our music line-up is posted on our website at the Issaquah/Events tab.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Front Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Our parking lot can accommodate 65 vehicles. Additional parking is also available after 6:00 PM in the Issaquah Auto Stop mall located just east of the restaurant.
A word from Pogacha of Issaquah
Welcome to Pogacha!

We feature a Northwest menu with the added flair of the Adriatic. Our cuisine is often described as Italian in that we feature pizzas (aka Pogachas) and pastas. At lunch time, we also feature sandwiches and salad. We bake our sandwich buns and serve fresh rolls with each menu twice a day and also use the dough for our gourmet pizzas. Our dinner menu includes seafood and steaks, lamb and beef tenderloin skewers along with our salads, pizzas and pastas. We have a large bar with a great appetizer selection and daily happy hours. Private dining rooms are available for special functions and events.
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Pogacha of Issaquah reviews from OpenTable diners
22 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.9
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (9)fit for foodies (7)special occasion (6)good for groups (6)vibrant bar scene (5)great for lunch (5)kid-friendly (3)great for brunch (3)great for outdoor dining (3)romantic (2)late-night find (2)notable wine list (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Really good food - a bit noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The meal and wine flight were great. Steak cooked to order and veggies just right. Other reviews claimed not a lot of kid noise. Must have been a unique night since there were 2-3 families in earshot with young kids. Also, the music at the bar on a Saturday night drowns out any ambiance in the dinning room. Overall I'd recommend - maybe go before 6:30 on weekend if you want to avoid music from the bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fair job
    HeyNow
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The waitress was good and responsive. My dinner was fair, but the vegetables for my wife were clearly pre-frozen and gummy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Need a new chief
    DennisVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The baby back ribs were not good. They were totally dried out and my wife could not eat her dinner. The restaurant did not charge for her meal, but she left hungry. My chicken parm was over cooked and it came with dry angel hair pasta, no sauce. I asked for some sauce and they charged me $1.50. It was worth it since pasta with sauce is better than dry pasta. We are never going back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dobar never disappointing
    ShannonVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had a very nice meal. There was a large wedding reception that was quite noisy and we had to ask the waitress to close the door to the reception to take the noise level down. She closed it and the noise level was improved.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    Lv2Wa
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Great food and service. We ate on the patio this time which was a bit crowded and small. Specials always recommended and never disappoint.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great local find
    FannyPrice
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Tucked away off the road almost from sight, we were delighted to discover the great gem of a restaurant. The service was excellent, and they were very accommodating when Seattle traffic delayed us 20 minutes. We each had the salmon with mango salsa, cooked to our preferred doneness at their request. The fish was clearly fresh and the portion was huge. In spite of two large parties in our dining room, the noise level never interfered with conversation. We're so delighted to have found Pogacha! THANKS to the earlier reviews that encouraged us to try it out; we never would have found it on our own.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great first experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    My wife and I went there for our wedding anniversary. We always like to try out new places when we have an occasion. The service and food were both very good and reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good atmosphere
    Roger
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    A little noisy with the live music in the bar, but the dining area is far enough away to keep it at a minimum. Was a bit underwhelmed with my steak, but the other entrees served to the party went over well. Great apps on the menu. Recommend for happy hour.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 171 reviews are from the Pogacha of Issaquah reviews archive.
  • Jimchar
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    This is our "go-to" restaurant before heading over to Village Theater to use our season tickets. The food is very good, the service is excellent, the wait staff is cheerful and friendly.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal and service
    johngrinsVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Ask for chopped salad and chicken Madeira ravioli. Wife and I were going to share both. Waitress split the orders onto separate plates for us! Awesome
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tori
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Dinner Family ceased salad (boring) Baconwrapped scallops (scallops over cooked) Crab manicotti (lots of seafood, great price, good flavor but not enough sauce Dbl breasted chicken good but not enough sauce
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mother's Day Brunch
    BigErn
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    It was a nice day asked to be seated outside. No one else was outside when we were seated. There had been others outside but the tables were not cleaned up after they left. The food was very good.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Mothers Day Brunch
    SoggyInSeattle
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I was very impressed with Pogacha's Mothers Day Brunch. The buffet was magnificent. We would definitely come again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Needs Improvement
    Veteran
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Such a cute space, well staffed and good service provided, it's a shame the kitchen didn't match the front end. Dinner companion and I ordered Beet Salad, Warmed Goat Cheese Appetizer and Crab Cakes. The salad and goat cheese were good. The crab cakes were way over fried. Fried so dark and crispy that it totally dried out the crab. It didn't even taste like crab anymore and what a shame since it was a lot of crab, no real filler.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • nisesnow
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    I will make res's next year's earlier as the food seemed sitting around too long.But awesome non the less.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Easter brunch
    Sammamish4
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    My wife and I and our two daughters have been going here for Easter brunch for a couple years and are always very satisfied. I actually made a reservation somewhere else this year just to try something different but the girls insisted we go back here. As always, the food was perfect and we all walked away happy. The price is very reasonable as well.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chicken Piccata
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    It was sort of bland, really needed more lemon and seasoning. Pan juices are so important to this dish, but there was no evidence of that. I think the chicken should be "pounded" and flattened more, then cooked very quickly, instead of sort of thick the way mine was. the veggies were undercooked, hard rubber unseasoned. mash potatoes were good. My husband ordered the same thing and his chicken was overcooked and dry. Our friends' food looked good and I did not hear any complaints.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Standby
    ChickenLittle
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    As always Pogacha's comes through with a good evening out. Server was prompt, informative and friendly. Food was well presented and tasty. Veal Marsala (evening special) and salmon were our choices. Very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • first time visit, birthday lunch
    Tammy
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    We sat in the bar because the dining area was so dark for lunch. Bar staff/waitress was great and the food was delicious. She brought a wonderful bread pudding gratis for the birthday girl. Reasonable cost...Would go again!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was only fair
    NomNomVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    This was our first visit to Pogacha. We each tasted the 2 salads and 3 entrees. The dressing on the beet salad lacked flavor and the apple/walnut/gorgonzola was okay; both would have been improved with fresh ground pepper which was not offered. The signature pasta with chicken and port-soaked grapes was too sweet; the sauce was unbalanced but improved with some balsamic vinegar, salt and fresh ground pepper.The chicken over mushroom ravioli was good, a little gummy, and lacked salt. (I do not add salt to everything, but salt enhances flavor and most dishes need some). The 4 season pogacha was not good: it was doughy, not crisp, and had too much cream without any identifiable flavors. The wines were nice. We will not likely eat here again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • almost perfect
    Annie
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    We had reservations. My companion and I sat in the waiting area for over ten minutes. When I saw a group of people come in and get seated before us WITHOUT reservations I thought something was amiss. I didn't say anything though, because I knew the hostess was aware of of presence (we were sitting right in front of her). I thought perhaps a table for 4 opened up before the table for 2 and that's why they got seated, so we kept waiting. After another 10 mins, the hostess comes up to me and asks, "Are you waiting for something?" And I said, "Yes! Our table! We had reservations at 7:30." It was like she hadn't even seen us before. It was not a good first impression for an otherwise enjoyable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pogacha always a favorite
    ShannonVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Food wonderful as always. Waitress attentive and efficient. Love Pogacha.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice atmosphere
    TriciaC
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Our group of three couples had a wonderful dinner after going to the Beat the Winter Brews Fest event at Gilman Village. Everyone enjoyed their meals and enjoyed the music as well. Pogacha is always consistent and we have enjoyed ourselves every time we have had a meal here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food okay, long wait between course
    anthill
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Waited very long between courses. Tiring, boring, and hungry. Foods seemed okay, on the better side. Outside looks okay, but the dining area wasn't very attractive...low ceiling, perhaps? And one part of the ceiling was concave, seemingly leaking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Always a pleasure
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Every time we have been to Pogacha we have had excellent food, excellent service, and a wonderful time. We have been to celebrate our anniversary, Valentine's Day, and my husband's company Christmas party as well. We've never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant for couples
    teradavid
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I've been a fan of the Issaquah location since I worked for a food distributer and would deliver to the location. When I needed a romantic dinner for my then girlfriend (now my wife) Pogacha came through with flying colors and we've been loyal customers ever since. We've been coming to Pogacha every year for our anniversary and it's a great experience every time. The food is great and the servers are all very pleasant and attentive. Definitely go here if you are looking for an intimate romantic dinner!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a winner
    ZagMac
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Pogacha is a fantastic blend of several types of spots. It fits whether you are casual or a bit more spiffy, since both will feel comfortable. You can get pizza (well, Pogacha, which is better) & burgers, or step up to crafted seafoods, pastas or prime rib. My favorites are there tender lamb shank, or the burger that's half beef/half lamb. Leave cheese off it and enjoy how rich it is.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We made a reservation to have
    Jimchar
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    We made a reservation to have dinner at Pogacha on Friday night before attending the play at Village Theater. The three of us were very pleased with our food selections, the service was outstanding and we got to the play in plenty of time. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't go back.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    The experience wasn't worth the expense. Crab Manicotti was dry and the Chicken Madeira was tough. Had to wait for beverage refills and ask twice for a glass of wine.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy but a bit loud.
    Nightout
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Food was great and the service was excellent. The Tomato Basil Soup was the best I've ever had. The Salad (apple, walnut, cheese) was perfect with just the right amount of dressing to enhance not smother. The Salmon salad was a tad too spicy. Could have turned the heat down a bit on that one. Would have been a perfect evening except for the noise level. Hate to have to lean in to the table to hear the person sitting right across from me. Still a great place to eat with an excellent location if you are going to the Village Theatre. We will be returning to Pogacha's in Issaquah.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our server was far too slow
    lovegoodfood
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Our server was far too slow for a luncheon service. Not certain if the problem was his or the kitchen's. Next time I will alert the server we have limited time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This was our 2nd time to Pogacha
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    This was our 2nd time to Pogacha after having a wonderful dinner December. This time was very disappointing. The service was poor. I think the waitress was overwhelmed. We sat in a room in the back of the restaurant that looked out at the back parking lot. This room has absolutely none of the charm of the rest of the restaurant. I ordered the lamb shank, it showed up looking steaming hot, turns out the sauce was hot but the meat was cold in the middle. One bright spot a very nice young man who was busing the room was very pleasant) Very disappointing after a nice first experience. Unfortunately, we will be trying someplace else for our Saturday theater night.
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  • Love all the great choices!
    Stork606VIP
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    I love the menu here. So many choices in the form of salads, pastas, pogachas (thin crust pizzas) all very appealing. Everything tasted great. The wine list was also quite acceptable with a nice range in price. I can't wait to come back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Helpful server, good food
    kath
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    Very helpful server got us to our play on time. Restaurant great about splitting portions. Food very good. Will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great, but it took a long time!
    Wallace
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    My daughter and I decided to have dinner at Pogacha before an evening at the theater. We arrived 90 minutes prior to the event at the theater. We were seated and ordered quickly and let the server know we had tickets to the local theater - infact I left the tickets on the table as a gentle reminder. Our beverages and salads came quickly but we waited and waited for our dinner order to arrive. Finally about 25 minutes before the event at the theater (over an hour since being seated) our dinner was placed on the table. We ended up taking our meal in a box. The day old dinner was OK - would have been better when served. My family and I are regular customers - but not likely to return. Wallace
    • Food
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was outstanding. Prime
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Food was outstanding. Prime Rib was cooked as desired and tender. Pear-Gorgonzola was delicious. Service was good. A very good place for a pre-play dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Still a winner
    carnationgirl
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    We had Christmas Eve dinner there this year. Lovely décor. Great service. The food is always excellent. Mushroom ravioli are the best! Salads are fresh and never over dressed. No wonder they are still around. We only wish that we had room for dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect place before the theater
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    Great spot to have dinner before going to the Village Theater. Look on the back of your play ticket, sometimes there is a coupon as the restaurant is a sponsor of the local playhouse (which is world class by the way and something you should take advantage of!!). We will be going to eat here again when coming to Issaquah.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was delicious, it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    The food was delicious, it was really noisy and I could not hear my date from across the table -- we were sitting in a booth, service was okay -- find it really annoying when they bring your main meal out at the same time as your appetizer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Consistent
    Gotadimple
    Dined on 12/3/2013
    Stopped in before a theater event. Food is consistently wonderful, quickly delivered. Service staff are friendly and meet any special requests. Always a go-to place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.