We love this place! Consistent
Consistently great. We have been fans for many many years. Love the food. Took six of our friends and had a great time.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
This neighborhood restaurant remains one of my faves for its food, ambience and especially for its location, which is only a 5 minute drive from my home. I had my "old faithful" dish of cannelloni, which was flavorful and perfectly done. My friend had gnocchi, which she loves and makes often at home; while she felt the dumplings themselves were quite well made, the too-bland sauce left her with a less-than-edible dish. Our server removed the item from our bill and mentioned that next time she might want to order it with a different sauce - an option I wish had been offered at the time her still-full plate was removed from our table. Overall, however, this is a gem of a dining place!
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Open Table-not a good idea
We have been patrons of Italianissimo since it first opened in
Woodinville. Italianissimo is a superlative for Italian. Italianissimo was not superlative until the current owners took over. We've traveled all over the world and believe that here is no better place to eat than Woodinville"s Italianissimo. The only thing we don't like is making reservations on the internet.
6/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our own Woodinville Gem
My wife and I love this restaurant: excellent food, ample portions, great ambiance and friendly/professional servers. We have dined here many times and always been very pleased.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Belated Father's Day
As the family wasn't together last week we celebrated my day last Sunday.
My linguini and clam were great but I wished I had ordered the King Salmon special my wife enjoyed so much she wouldn't share.
Authentic food and great service.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Italian Food
We really enjoyed our dinner; service was excellent, food was well prepared in generous proportions and reasonably priced. The menu is vast and each entree was deliciously prepared. The background music was slightly overpowering but otherwise a memorable evening.
7/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Not as good as the first time
Returned for the best eggplant parm ever and this time around, mine was undercooked. I should had returned it, but didn't want to hold dinner up for my party. Everyone else was satisfied.
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good Italian
Excellent Italian restaurant with all courses very good.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great neighborhood place
Ate lunch at The Station Pizzeria and dinner at Itallianisimo. Both were great. Service rocks. Looking for Cindy's Esspresso Martini on the menu though.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a favorite!
I have never been disappointed and wasn't this time either. The service is very good, but not intrusive and the food was wonderful. Two people (new to the restaurant) had the special and loved it.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been a fan of Italianissimo for at least ten years. I've dined here at least two dozen times and have never had a meal that wasn't near-perfect. Highly recommended - another visit - soon - is being considered.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Woodinville's best Italian
Went to Italianissimo for dinner, it was great. There was a small line at the door when they opened (on a Sunday?!) but we were seated quickly, beautiful little 4-table patio outside under the wisteria vines. Great food, incredible service approach, ordered extra (it was so good) to take home. Nice job!
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Italianissimo drive.
My wife and I make the junt from Magnolia to Woodinville a couple times a month and we have been doing so for a few years. But we have noticed an alarming trend. They are strarting to drown excellent dishes with to much cheese that isn't needed. And the portions are becoming alarmingly large. I guess they are trying to capture the Poppa John's crowd or something. They just don't need to do these things. The soups are outstanding, salads are fresh and the pasta is very good except when they load it up with cheese. My Vongle was exceptional except it could have feed me and several guests. My wife had a simple penne with a spicy marinara sauce but it had enough cheese on it to make the folks ae Tillimook blush.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Need more smile
First impression when get in the restaurant is no one smiling. Our waiter is very cool until he forgot our carlamari order. Then he gave us a free tiramisu. Food was great. Just need mor smilie face, especially we drove couple hours from Canada for food.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely menu, soothing ambience,
Lovely menu, soothing ambience, delicious food, and AMAZING service. Our party consisted of my husband, my nine-year-old twins, and my mother. Our waiter was professional, charming, and funny. He clearly loved his job. All in all, just a delightful evening!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Gem of a find!
We were so pleasantly surprised as we had the most wonderful dinner we have had in ages. The wine list is extensive, the food magnificent, and the wait staff friendly, outgoing and extremely helpful. This is my new favorite restaurant!!
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hadn't been for a while but brought a group of 10 family. It was fabulous! Our waiter Marcus was very helpful in choosing dishes to fit each diner's desires, and kept the service flowing at the right pace. The caprese was really nice, high quality tomatoes and mozarella. I had the veal parmigiana, a very large and quite tasty dish - crispy, with the right amount of cheese and sauce without getting soggy. Folks who had the salmon special raved - very good for out of town guests. The pineapple cheesecake gelato was mediocre. The wine list has a good spectrum of italian wines, reasonably priced. Only a 5 minute drive from Woodinville, well worth it.
8/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
Italianiisimo is a gem
Well prepared Italian cuisine, good portion sizes, excellent service, moderately priced.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Rehersal Dinner & 41st Anniversary
Had our daughter's wedding rehearsal dinner here two years ago in August. Delightful.
We were visiting her to see our first granddaughter, and it just so happened
that it was our 41st wedding anniversary. So, remembering the nice time we had two years ago,
we came back to celebrate two events...our 41st and the arrival of Edelyn Grace.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding Italian dining
Had the Smoked Salmon Fettuccine, Chicken Marsala, Fettuccine Fiamo (prawns and Italian sausage), Caesar, and Chop Salad... all outstanding. Many Gluten-free options, good wine list, and very friendly and helpful staff. All close to wine country - put this one on your "must-do" list!
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Neighborhood Restaurant
As usual, it was good food with good service. A large party was happening in a reserved section of the restaurant, which was a little loud at times but not overwhelming; I've had neighbors that were less considerate. We frequent Italianissimo because there are items on their menu that are consistently good. Like anything else, we have our favorite items here that we choose between. The service was attentive without being overwhelming. You can relax and drag out a meal or you can move at a faster pace; the food does come up relatively quickly but they seem to take their queue from you.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We chose this restaurant given ratings on Open Table. We needed a place in Woodinville given people coming from Monroe and Factoria. We had guests visiting from Beverly Hills and wanted good food. We had a party of 8 (including 2 children) and were given excellent service and excellent food. Everyone enjoyed it. This will now be on our restaurant rotation.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great meal at an affordable price with great service, what more could be asked for?
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Incredibly Delicious Food
I love their housemade pastas. Every time I visit I'm surprised at how fresh and delicious the pasta is! My wife and I always experience great service, including good suggestions on their broad selection of PNW wines. We only visit a few times a year but whenever there's a special occasion this is our spot.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was wonderful...have lived in Redmond for years without knowing it was so close to home.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good first time experience
I hesitated to make a reservation but I am sure glad I did! It was very busy when we went in Friday night and there was still a stream of people at 9 when we left. I have Celiac so this place was wonderful. It's not often I have so many choices on the menu. Our waitress was very attentive and the food came out fast, hot and delicious. It did take about 20 min for them to take our initial food order but the drink order was done immediately and the drinks were very good as well. I will be back but only with a reservation!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We Struck Gold in Woodinville!
Italianissimo is a wonderful place to unwind with soothing live acoustic guitar music, a lovely classical Italian decor, and superb food. We waited until the day before our anniversary to plan where to go to dinner in the Woodinville area, and had no problem getting a nice table for 4 at prime time on a Saturday. I had read that it was quite expensive and fancy, so we had skipped it before when we felt like dining more casualy. I'm so glad we finally tried it; we'll go back ofen now. The menu is creative and offers many choices that are reasonably priced. Portions are generous. The atmosphere is sophisticated, yet comfortable. Great place to converse and catch up with friends we hadn't seen in a while.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful meal with great service
Came here for a birthday dinner and found great food for all ages on the menu. The servers were very attentive to our table and took very good care of us.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Italianissimo is one of our favorite places to dine - be it a special occasion or just a night out with friends or family. A gem hidden outside of Woodinville.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Italian on the Eastside
Italianissimo is a Woodinville neighborhood gem with fantastic food in a semi casual setting. Great for a special occasion or just a special weeknight treat. The food is consistently great and all the staff is courteous and attentive.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food... no attitude!
Having traveled most of the day, I asked my hotel for a recommendation and they told me about Italianissimo. It was just what I needed. Friendly staff, very good food and a comprehensive wine list, but none of the "snobbery" that seems prevalent in many restaurants these days.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been coming to Italianiisim
We have been coming to Italianiisimo for several years now, so it was an easy choice for our 39th anniversary. The food was excellent as usual, and it was good to be well taken care of by our favorite waiter, Sam.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dining experience
The food from this "from-scratch" kitchen is excellent. We've never had a dish we didn't enjoy. We come often for lunch, which is quite reasonably priced. After a hard day, the friendly staff makes a relaxing dinner that much more enjoyable. This has become our go-to place for a nice dinner out.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a pleasent surprise!
We were not expecting the quality of food and service we got at this restaurant.. Italianissimo is not to be missed if in Woodinvile. We went for a late lunch at 15H00 and the food was fresh, delicious; the service was outstanding and the wine selection was superb!
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is outstanding, the service was amazing, the atmosphere was wonderful! I would eat her every night of the week if I could!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous Italian Food
The best gnochi and ravioli I've had in a restuarant. My grandfather immigrated from Italy so I grew up with homemade pasta. To say the least, I am not easily impressed. However if my grandfather were alive today I would take him to Italianissimo and I am sure he would be pleased. Looking forward to my next visit.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another great night out
Great local gem. Service is always amazing. Our friend spilled an entire glass of wine and each person approaching the table acted like it wasn't anything. Quietly brought napkins and replaced the soiled tablecloth without commotion!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great service
AOur waiter was very good and friendly and the homemade pasta was delicious. Reasonable prices and nice atmosphere. Will definitely return.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect in every way
Loved it. Brought a new group of new neighbors and they loved it as well. Our waitperson Adrianne is wonderful. Knows every item and her wines. Truly, make reservations and go!
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went to Italianissimo to celebrate a friend's milestone birthday. Food was superb. Our waiter, who has always been amazing in the past, seemed a little distracted. Service was still great, just not as effusive as usual. That said, the restaurant had a very large private group in the front room and I'm sure that impacted everyone's evening. We had pasta entrees and the waiter did a great job of matching wines to our order. Love this restaurant and will return regularly as we live not far away.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Dining Experience
We dined at this restaurant for the first time with old friends. We wanted a place where we could enjoy a good meal and spend time with our friends. The food was so fantastic, homemade sausage and pastas. True Italian cuisine, a nice taste of Italy right here in the neighborhood. The service was excellent. We were actually there for almost 3 hours. Can't wait to go back again.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Italianissimo has such great cuisine that I have been eating there or ordering takeout since Kent opened the doors. The scratch kitchen allows them to customize their offerings to just about any need or desire (gluten free etc.). The risottos are to die for and the Filetto Di Monzo just melts in your mouth. The wine list is fantastico with both domestic and imported offerings (the Caprili Burnello 2006 was heavenly). Mark Day, the resident sommelier and manager is incredible with his recommendations and knowledge of European and Domestic wines. The staff is so attentive you always have what you need and always with a smile. You can't help but fall in love with Italianissimo Ristorante.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Don't miss Italianissimo
Italianissimo has been a favorite spot for lunch or dinner beginning with their original location in downtown Woodinville. Now located just off the Woodinville-Duval road, the food is even better, and I haven't been anywhere with better service. We enjoyed a group lunch for 6 recently. The shrimp bisque was excellent; I followed up with the clam linguine, which came loaded with cherrystone clams on al dente pasta with jsut the right touch of garlic (as opposed to the 6 or 8 lonely clams perched on a bed of overcooked pasta you'll find at most east side Italian restaurants). Marcus, our waiter was attentive without being intrusive. All in all, a great lunch. We'll be back, and we recommend you try it too.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Glad to know this gem is nearby. Will visit again.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
We always enjoy this restaurant and the food is always good.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a first class experience!
Always a first class experience!
Reliably consistent, great service, food, ambience. This is the place our out of town guests always remember and want to return. They enjoy the pasta, seafood, and my friend, the steak lover, says its one of the best he has ever had.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another nice night at Italissimo!
We brought some friends who had never been here. His first bite into the pork dish was a real Ahhhhhhh moment. He was in heaven. The Osso bucco wasn't as flavor intense as we hoped for. Overall, though, a nice dining experience. A bit pricey. We spent around $150. For 4 entrees, 2 salads and no alcohol!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and service as
Great food and service as always. This is our special occasion restaurant. They accommodated our request for a special dessert for our anniversary.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great every time...
This restaurant never disappoints! When my husband wants osso bucco, it's always on the menu. Their dishes are so yummy and we have never had a bad experience. I am gluten free and they always recommend items that I can enjoy. The service is always wonderful, Marie is a gem. She is so knowledgeable that she doesn't write it down. Great memory and never forgets when we have special requests!
The mixed drinks are unique and yummy and the wines are wonderful.
For those who love veal like we love veal (don't judge), they have many items on the menu that are sure to please anyone. I had the veal marsala with gluten free pasta and I have to say, I almost cleaned my plate, and I haven't done that in a long time.
The homemade gelato was delish!
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Italian food in Woodinville
Shrimp bisque soup to start and then ravioli and lasagna. The bisque was excellent, with a large prawn flayed open in the middle of the ample bowl. The lasagna was good and fresh, but I thought they over-did it a bit with the tomato sauce, since it was hard at least for me to taste the cheese or meat. The ravioli was better in this regard. Portions were go generous that we had no room for dessert.
Every table was full, so a higher level of background noise than I'd wish, but it didn't interfere with conversation. I'd change the lighting a bit - romantic and subdued to be sure, but it was hard for me to read the menu even holding it up to the candle. Maybe darker print would help.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM