Assaggio
Assaggio

Assaggio

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.assaggioseattle.com/
  • Phone: 2064411399
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Happy Hour: Monday - Friday 3:00-6:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Mauro Golmarvi
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: We do not have a formal private dining room; however, we offer a semi-private area that can accommodate up to 16 people.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Virginia
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Note: Street parking and private lots available as well.
A word from Assaggio
Pamper your soul with the sensual pleasures of fine Italian wine and food while you marvel at the Michelangelo-inspired artwork.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Assaggio reviews from OpenTable diners
131 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (84)fit for foodies (76)special occasion (61)romantic (50)notable wine list (47)good for groups (44)great for outdoor dining (40)great for lunch (20)hot spot (19)kid-friendly (13)late-night find (11)vibrant bar scene (10)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Wonderful restaurant, great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/28/2008
    Wonderful restaurant, great food and very friendly staff - great wine recommendations from Matthew who is very knowlegable about both the food and wine list. A must for a retuen visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • We loved it! Some of the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/25/2008
    We loved it! Some of the best Italian food we have had, great service and very friendly. We will go back for sure.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Excellent attention to us
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/21/2008
    Excellent attention to us from the minute we walked in till the time we left. No rush, the courses were paced to allow us to enjoy each one and we were checked on regularly without a feeling of being smothered by wait staff... The food is excellent and the wine list is comprehensive. When one of our group was served the wrong dish it was replaced with the correct dish in short order and another wait person came over and apologized for creating the problem by picking up our dish for her customer.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
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  • I had the best meal of the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/19/2008
    I had the best meal of the year at Assaggio! The halibut special was fantastic - brought to the table nice and hot, just the way I like it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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  • By far my favorite restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/19/2008
    By far my favorite restaurant in Seattle. Terrific service, incredible food, I can't think of a single item I'd recommend they improve on, everything is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • The food was excellent, service
    CafE
    Dined on 6/18/2008
    The food was excellent, service very good and friendly and the owner made you feel like you were a regular - part of the Assaggio family. Would definately recommend and will be back!
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  • Service was great and the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/14/2008
    Service was great and the people were friendly A+++
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good service, Fantastic food,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/13/2008
    Good service, Fantastic food, and that feeling that one could have been in italy at that very moment. At one point the women sitting next to us was asked how was the food, she replied with "the best food I've had in years." I have to agree with her, every dish I tired tasted excellent! We will be back sooner than later. -Eric Prosch-Jensen
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    good for groups, notable wine list
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  • I expected higher-quality
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/12/2008
    I expected higher-quality ingredients. The linguine tasted mass-produced and bland, and the arancini were dry. Also, the Pavarotti music felt kind of cliche.
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    great for lunch
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  • Assaggio is consistently excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/10/2008
    Assaggio is consistently excellent in food quality and presentation as well as in service. Wonderful, wonderful!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Yummy food. Attentive service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/7/2008
    Yummy food. Attentive service. And the owner makes you feel as if you are an old friend. What more could I ask for? Italian is my favorite and this fits the bill perfectly!! More than worth the drive from Olympia.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • All the staff was warm and
    PHC1VIP
    Dined on 6/6/2008
    All the staff was warm and friendly-Feels like a italian home kitchen!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A very crowded place. The
    erg67
    Dined on 6/4/2008
    A very crowded place. The tables are to close together, I was bumped several times and had a couple of plates rub across my shoulders. I would try this place again if we could have a table in a corner.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I have been to this restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/3/2008
    I have been to this restaurant several times. This was the first time the food was disappointing. It wasn't hot enough and lacked it's usual flavor. I would give it another try as I have had wonderful dining experiences there.
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  • Food was very very good, serice
    Freddie
    Dined on 5/31/2008
    Food was very very good, serice was excellent. Only downside is it is a little crowded.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great specials...we were 4
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/31/2008
    Great specials...we were 4 and there were 4 specials so we ordered one of each and passed around. All were excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Assaggio is a tradition as
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/31/2008
    Assaggio is a tradition as much as a restaurant, and it demonstrates why it is so on each visit. Impeccable service, great downtown ambiance, and food that never fails to disappoint. Love the ability to have differently priced and sized portions of many plates, too. In a town full of new dining opportunities, it's easy to forget the old friends. Assaggio is not one to forget.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • yummy...brought me back to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/30/2008
    yummy...brought me back to home, which is NY...has the NY italian feel...will definetly be back!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Visting from San Diego, and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/17/2008
    Visting from San Diego, and a local friend recommended Assagio. We had a very nice meal here, in a fairly quiet enviroment. I'll definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Given the reputation of Assaggio,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/16/2008
    Given the reputation of Assaggio, I would expect the waiting staff to remember that we had placed orders with them and what those orders were. The waitress forgot our drinks order and left us waiting for ages before checking in with us. I have eaten at Assaggio before and loved it, but I'll think twice before going back again for a third time.
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  • the food was actually not
    winauserousVIP
    Dined on 5/15/2008
    the food was actually not good at all, the chairs are brutal, and the decor was a nightmare, but the staff were great.
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  • Outstanding host/owner (one
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/13/2008
    Outstanding host/owner (one of the best in Seattle), Awesome food, fantastic service, wonderful wine list. What's not to like? The noise! its gotten better over the past years, but still noisy. Get ready to speak loud. But rest assured, its worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was a special occasion,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/7/2008
    It was a special occasion, my husband's birthday and I had requested smoked salmon fettucine that was no longer on the menu. I called several weeks before and was told to call 2 days before the special date to confirm and remind them which I did. To my delight you remembered me and confirmed that our special dinner would be there and waiting for us which it was!!! We were treated like one of the family which made a special night even more so. Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • I had never been to Assaggio
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/2/2008
    I had never been to Assaggio before. It was a short notice trip into Seattle and I went on line and found a place that looked good. It was more than was expected. When we were leaving every person who worked there said good night to us. It was a very nice experience and I will recommend it to everyone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • The specials were outstanding
    TBBestDishesVIP
    Dined on 4/29/2008
    The specials were outstanding - very creative, colorful and well-balanced. The Halibut was the best I've ever had - especially the lobster cream sauce! Saffron seafood pasta was delicious and the Chef was flexible - substituted a little more for the scallops - Thanks, Mauro and gang!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wine list was a bit complicated.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 4/28/2008
    Wine list was a bit complicated. Staff was very friendly and helpful in sorting through it. The selection turned out quite good...just was not familiar with it. Food was OK. Osso buco was tender, but was lacking a bit in flavor...tasted a bit hollow almost, as if they cooked it too fast and it never really set up. Table mate ordered the grilled shrimp and scallops, which all showed up grilled on the outsided and completely raw on the inside. Staff was appologetic and attentive. Overall, it was a good place, nice atmosphere and friendly staff. I would probably make a second trip there based on those two points and give the food another chance.
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  • We had an wonderful evening,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    We had an wonderful evening, on the referral of a co-worker. Mauro creates a nice friendly environment, checked with us to make sure we were happy, and even took our pictures at the end of the meal. Even though the line was out the door we did not feel rushed, and the food was EXCELLENT! Yummy desserts, good wine (and lemoncello), and really good service. My water glass was never below 1/4 full!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • We loved our evening and the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/25/2008
    We loved our evening and the owner is great. Very warm and friendly and goes out of his way to make you feel welcome. Definetly coming back when we visit Seattle again. Thanks so much.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was great and the
    cheekystar
    Dined on 4/24/2008
    The food was great and the service was excellent! I had the seafood and zucchini linguine and they were able to substitute the tomato sauce for a cream sauce (although the cream sauce could've been creamier) and our server was very warm and personable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • In the 12 years or so we've
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/24/2008
    In the 12 years or so we've been going to Assaggio, we've always had excellent service and the staff has never steered us wrong with suggestions for entrees or wine. It's always a special treat and we look forward to going for many years to come. Mauro is wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • It's always a treat to eat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/24/2008
    It's always a treat to eat at Assaggio, and how can you beat the personal greeting you get from owner/chef Mauro.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent lunch - the salad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/23/2008
    Excellent lunch - the salad greens were fresh and the plate chilled, the gnocchi were excellent and the dessert was delicious! Start to finish was a great experience. I will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was very good and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    The food was very good and the resturant was charming. We had a booth in the window section and it was quite pleasant. The table were very close together and there wasn't much room for a large group. The smaller portions of both the salad and pasta were much too small. My husband had a small ceasar salad for $1.00 less and it was embarrassingly small and I expected more from my small pasta dish. The small portions were not worth the cost.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Dinner was delicious, service
    Tlawish
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    Dinner was delicious, service was outstanding. The tables are close together, so it got a bit noisy when they began to fill up. We took my husband there for his birthday and loved it! We will definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • highly recommend the lamb
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/18/2008
    highly recommend the lamb shank...it was wonderfully tenderized and the flavor was so full and vibrant! Great meal for the price!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Great meal with very friendly
    mcberkeleyVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2008
    Great meal with very friendly and competent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a great time as we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/18/2008
    We had a great time as we celebrated our anniversary. Our waiter was very pleasent and a well manner. I think he is so used to having repeat customers that he forgot to introduce himself at the beginning which I always like. The food was great and they even gave us a nice anniversary drink. The food was very prompt and I was very surprised at this. It indicates a very good kitchen staff. All food was served with both hot and cold plates...which many restaurants don't do. Dessert was outstanding. As a wine drinker and I know it was an Italian but I would have liked a better selection of both California/Washington wines. However, my Italian wine was superb. Also, I am not a great believer in shared waiters and like having one only.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • I have only been to Assaggio
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/18/2008
    I have only been to Assaggio twice, but it is clearly one of the rare restaurants in Seattle that serves authentic superb Italian food in a delightful atmosphere. The friend I brought on my seocnd visit agreed that it may be the best Italian food in Seattle.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a fabulous meal and
    HTWG
    Dined on 4/15/2008
    We had a fabulous meal and excellent service. What more could you ask for? This restaurant is consistently wonderful.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • If you come to Seattle and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/15/2008
    If you come to Seattle and don't have a meal at Assaggio your missing out! An amazing place, fantastic food and someplace that you will want to come back to time and time again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate