Rione XIII
Rione XIII

Rione XIII

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://ethanstowellrestaurants.com/rionexiii/
  • Phone: (206) 838-2878
  • Hours of Operation:
    Kitchen:
    5 PM - 11 PM Sunday - Saturday

    Bar:
    5 PM - Close Sunday - Saturday
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Savuthy Dy
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 15th & Harrison
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: street parking
A word from Rione XIII
Inspired by Trastevere, the bustling 13th district of Rome, Rione XIII explores simple Roman cooking on Seattle's Capitol Hill. Menu favorites include fried artichokes, housemade mozzarella, cacio e pepe, and wood-fired Roman street pizza. A full bar is available as well as a thoughtful selection of Italian & Northwest wines.
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Rione XIII reviews from OpenTable diners
96 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (77)neighborhood gem (74)romantic (32)special occasion (32)notable wine list (32)hot spot (28)good for groups (18)vibrant bar scene (12)late-night find (8)great for outdoor dining (4)great for lunch (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Exeptional
    Nata
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    We went for dinner for the first time. Reservation was at 8:15. We arrived a little bit earlier, since parking finding was easier then what we expected in area. Front stuff accommodated us with the table right away. Very friendly and welcoming atmosphere. We ordered a bottle of very nice red by recommendation of servant guy- and it turn Very nice!! I spend some time looking at review and new about the menu.. so, we ordered fried artichoke. pasta with lamb in spicy souse, oxtail dish and whole grilled fish! All dishes followed one another after completion, in good temperature and nicely seasoned.. Even though it seems like a lot of food for two, but we didn't feel "stuffed". Just perfect! Highly Recommend!!!! Thank you
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a wonderful find.
    Becfan
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We met up with friends who had been to the restaurant before. This is a cozy neighborhood place that gives off a bit of a funky vibe which we love. Our server was terrific and guided us to both cocktail and dinner selections. We brought our own wine and corkage for the two bottles was $25 which was very reasonable. Our food was delicious. We also left with a little bag of homemade pasta for each of us. A gift for dining with them. Great evening, great food. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Italian food on Capital Hill
    Birdlady
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Good food. Reasonable pricing. Not too precious. Excellent service. Good wine recommendations from our server. The bench seating could have been a bit more comfortable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Roman-esque spot
    alfyVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Great menu full of dishes you'd miss from your trip to Rome. The food was a bit too salty overall but I'd still go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Impressed
    lchamp
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The ambience and service were great, but I expected more of the food at an Ethan Stowell restaurant. I did not like my entree at all. It tasted nothing like the menu described. It was very spicy but was not listed as such on the menu, so I couldn't eat more than a couple bites. However, the mozzarella platter was fantastic! I would go again just for that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • YUM
    GTgal
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Terrific neighborhood gem--enjoy coming over from the east side to enjoy the great service and wonderful food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum!
    lovetodineVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    The service and the food was excellent. Love the décor and their servers are very friendly and attentive. The food was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty good.
    suzi
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    If you're known for your house-made mozzarella, why wouldn't it be included in the Restaurant Week menu, evena little bit? Food was pretty good. And we figured out that if all the courses in the featured menu were purchased separately, it would be a dollar LESS than the $30 menu. Hmm.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good food
    happy
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Good food but the tables are a little to close to each other.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Elle
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    I walk past this area a fair amount, but this place seems to just blend in so well you would never know the hidden gem that lay inside. The food was outstanding taste wise and fairly generous portions. Vegetable soup to start was hearty and flavorful. The chicken was perfectly tender and cooked with potatoes. The tiramisu was a delightful end to the meal. Wonderful find for restaurant week! Now excuse me while I savor my leftovers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best trippa!
    Jack
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Love the small plate portion size and quality! Everything we tried was top drawer and our service was impeccable. We are already looking for an opportunity to come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great as always
    tokyoslimVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Excellent service, good food. There's a reason I keep coming back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • enjoyed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Food was very good. Restaurant was very cold. We would go back but set a later reservation and sit away from the windows.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Perfect menu for dinner. The baked gnocchi is amazing. During the summer they open up the windows, which is pretty cool.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food and Service
    PS24VIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We enjoyed our first meal at Rhione VIII. The food was spectacular and the service knowledgeable, warm and friendly We will definitely be back. The only drawback was that we were seated between the bar and a party of 10 on the far wall and as a 2 top felt a bit overwhelmed by the people standing in the bar area and the overall noise level.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday
    Este
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    This is only the second time we have been to Rione XIII. No disappointments. Makes you feel like you are in Italy. Excellent food with lots of options, and great service. We need to go back more often!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cheese and pasta!
    HeatherVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Get the burrata or at least one of the fresh mozzarellas! There were lots of good appetizers to choose from, we went with the bruschetta, and the pasta special was excellent. I would skip the pizza, it wasn't anything special. We want to go back to gnocchi night on Monday!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The food is amazing, just like Rome. Great wine selection and the service was fine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rome is as close as Capitol Hill
    DuKaiser
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    One of the true delights of Italian cuisine is Roman cooking. It's old, comfy and a rarity. A few nights ago I went looking for something a little different for dinner near my daughter's apartment, thanks to a ton of great reviews I discovered Rione XIII. What caught my attention was that the food was Roman (not billed as Italian) and upon a closer look at the menu found that it was most certainly Roman. My first step into the restaurant was like being a kid in a candy store, it's beautiful, intelligently arranged and well crewed. I was immediately attracted to the Trippa a la Romana, which I ordered and found superb, their handmade fried gnocchi is totally addictive. Their deft preparation of their sauces reminded me so much of Rome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So so yummy!
    Swheaton
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    So happy I found this place! Burrata and heirloom tomato salad both to die for and complimented one another perfectly. The cobanara was delicious as well, noodles could have been cooked slightly longer but it was awesome! Service and drinks were perfect as well. I have no complaints!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I always love this place. My friends had not been there and loved it. What's not to love. Veal chop was fabulous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time!
    bzuber
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Enjoyed a very relaxed shared meal with a party of 4. The server made great wine selections and paced the meal perfectly. Really enjoyed the space and the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Thanna
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Excellent food. 5 different entrees. 3 different appetizers. All shared and enjoyed. Good wine. Good service. Very reasonable prices. Two previous chefs and restaurants owners in group. All loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A fantastic find
    JayIVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We had a fantastic experience at Rione XIII. Our food was very fresh, very tasty and excellent. The service was very professional and friendly at the same time. The recommended wine was absolutely amazing. Will definitely be back there again, and with more friends. Thank you RIone XIII for the excellent, food, wine and service. Jay
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FogRider
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We are a group of six that meet in Seattle often for dinner and agreed that Rione III was one of our favorites. The emerging small and focused restaurant menus often leave out choices for one or more of our party. However, Rione provided a variety of choices within a limited menu that satisfied the vegans and carnivores in our group. And, everything was well prepared, tasted great, and served with a smile. We shall return with another magnum of aged Bordeaux.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I expected a little more
    Nectarous
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    My first time to Rione XIII and do really enjoy Ethan's other restaurants, especially Staple. The service was very slow on this past Monday and we got our cocktails after our appetizers. Our server was knowledgeable and friendly, I think he was just working too many tables. The house made mozz was nice, as were the cold-smoked mussels (an amazing dish that we all enjoyed very much). The guanciale carbonara was lacking flavor. Perhaps a lighter pasta and more guanciale. The rabbit pasta was delicious, as was the gnocchi. The pizza was dry and a little tough. That's why food is a 3. It just needs a little love. What I wasn't expecting that was a nice surprise was the portion size. Larger than most places. Oh and the drinks were delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable Evening
    hungryi
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We were delighted to be there there for their 2nd anniversary truffle menu. The truffle risotto and chicken were excellent. We did not think the truffle pizza was as good, not much truffle taste. Enjoyed the wine paring and our cocktails. The fried artichokes and polenta were delicious, as was the olive oil chocolate cake. Pleasant service. Not noisy and comfortable cushioned seating. Our first visit, we will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My go to...!
    gocougs
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Always have a great time and meal here. Another Stowell gem
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great atmosphere
    Puli1974
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Great atmosphere, service was a little slow. The gnocchi was too doughy. Good wine list!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Evening
    OperaFanaticVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We have been here before and loved it, but our visit on 8/8 was spectacular. The food was wonderful, but we expected that. We were able to snag an outside table, which was a bonus. But the service (always good) made the evening. The host and our waiter both contributed to a great night. We were in a playful mood, and they were willing to joke around when we wanted. But they both had an unerring sense of when to leave us alone so we could enjoy our dinner and time together. We live out of town, but are in Seattle often. We will be back soon and often!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • consistently excellent
    jsro
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We've been to Rione three times now and every time has been a hit. Servers are friendly and lighting is very nice. It can get a bit noisy if a lot of people are there; we've always gone in the evening, and it's always been busy then. It's a small popular place so reservations are typically needed. All that is fine. What sets Rione apart is the food. It is not just good, it is spectacular--reliably delicious. This is the perfect place to plan a special occasion or suggest to out-of-town-ers, and know everyone will be happy. The flavors are unique, so they're not just doing a great version of something you can get everywhere; yet the food is also familiar, so it's not one of those places where you need a special palate to enjoy. Check it out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • yummy
    msm777
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    always enjoy my meals here- great for casual or special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!
    Food4life
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We had a fantastic experience. The service was friendly and attentive and the food was absolutely delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent all the way around
    aridog
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Tremendous Ethan Stowell experience as usual. Each course was perfection. Service was great! And Brendan gave us packages of free pasta to take with us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 62 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 320 reviews are from the Rione XIII reviews archive.
  • Authentic Italian
    Proffoodie
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    This place reminds me of the better restaurants in Rome or Venice. Risotto balls (appetizer) were outstanding--light crunchy exterior, piping hot rice interior with gooey melted cheese, sitting atop a perfectly simple marinara. Heirloom tomato salad with whipped ricotta, arugula pesto was superb. A fettuccini with Parmesan, escarole, and fava beans was excellent and hearty. Gnocchi was tasty but unexpectedly spicy (my teen wasn't able to finish it due to the heat), and more like a polenta dish than gnocchi. Despite this minor flaw, this restaurant would be worth returning to, every time we are in Seattle! Next time we'll try the pizza.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional neighborhood eatery
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food was outstanding, and clearly represented examples of seasonal food one finds in Rome. Service was good, non-intrusive but prompt. We were not able to sit at one of the patio tables, but on a warm evening they would be lovely. Only downside is that it is a neighborhood restaurant, so when we were there a family had brought a little toddler who shrieked and howled through an hour and a half of his parents and nanny doing nothing to entertain him. So, not the place for a romantic dinner, just great food. Drink menu looked ok, we stuck with a bottle of prosecco from the small, but balanced wine list
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    LaBelleVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The menu is diverse and wine list has options for all budgets. The food was delicious. I highly recommend the artichokes, tomato salad and homemade mozzarella. Wonderful classic carbonara and a cool take on gnocchi. The salmon was one of the best I've tasted in the city. Our waiter was absolutely fantastic: friendly, patient, funny...I'm kicking myself that I can't remember his name!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Breezy
    fans
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Only complaint was the excessive ventilation. We were seated at table 6 and had to be moved. At least one nearby table agreed with us that is was too breezy and cold in that location. One of us was wearing a coat and I a sweater. The staff were very accommodating and moved us asap, but apparently this is a recurrent problem in that area of the restaurant. I wondered if it was due to their keeping the entrance door open to facilitate serving outdoor tables, as I believe that could throw off a HVAC system. We like the artichoke app, but when we've had that in Rome, it has always been the whole heart flattened, rather than quartered. Taste is probably unaffected by that presentation, however. Oxtails, pizza and wine glass pours were great!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Like eating in Rome
    Lov2eat
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Enjoyed the small plates- fried artichokes, smoked trout delicious.
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    late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible food and trendy interior
    Imogen
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Ethan Stowell's restaurants are absolutely delicious every time. Even the simplest pasta dish is irresistible. The interior is cool, well thought out, and fun. Staff on their game and a lovely ambiance! Have already gone back for seconds! (Also, great options for a vegetarian!)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate