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Bar Cantinetta

4.8
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324 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
We are an Italian restaurant and bar located in Seattle. We emphasize in traditional Tuscan culinary tradition and local ingredients from the Pacific Northwest.

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Special menus

  • Autumn Prix Fixe (Fridays & Saturdays)

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     $85.00 per person
    Starting Oct 8, 2020
    Weekends look a little different this year, but that doesn't mean we can't make your evenings special. We are now offering a Friday and Saturday prix fixe, 5 course menu, highlighting what Cantinetta does best: handmade pasta, seasonal ingredients and stellar service. Please note that our regular a la carte menu will not be available on Friday and Saturday. The last reservation is at 8:30 to allow an un-rushed 5 course enjoyment.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 324 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.8
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4.5
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MichaelB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Many thanks for making Gavin's birthday special with amazing food, drink, and personal service!

We look forward to returning soon!

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vipCFOR
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you know me you know I am at Bar Cantinetta every Friday. If they didn’t have great food with great service it would not be every Friday! If you don’t me: I am a foodie. Besides Seattle, I spend much of my time in Geneva France and Iceland also Italy but let’s add I love durian

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AlbertC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, staff, and ambience. I would definitely recommend for date night.

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vipBritsabroad
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Bar Cantinetta for the first time last night and had a fabulous evening. The fixed price five course menu gave us an opportunity to sample the best this kitchen had to offer, each course was interesting and flavorful.
When reflecting on the night with my dinner date last night, I said everything we ate and drank was made with love. You could almost taste the care and attention given to each course. We watched Hugo mix the drinks behind the bar, each one made so carefully and with pride.
The service was attentive and friendly, the setting was romantic, we sat inside but the patio looked equally as inviting. The windows were open so i recommend taking a shawl or scarf just incase you need it.
We will return and hope to see Dean and Hugo again, their service was fantastic.

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BradleyD
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Typically one of our favorite restaurants… The staff and food and Service are always outstanding. However last night the service was lacking significantly first order of drinks took almost 45 minutes to arrive seems a little unacceptable in these times

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vipJdub
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another amazing date night out at Bar C. The food was great--the fried artichokes are a must! The service and atmosphere are what make it so special. In the days of COVID, it is such an energizing feeling to get a sense of normalcy. The new heaters make it comfortable to eat outside as the weather starts to get colder. With all that the restaurant industry has endured, it is so important to support the local restaurants, and Bar C makes it easy to feel safe. The staff is so amazing and personable. We will be back soon!

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vipRanjiv
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect neighborhood italian spot! Quaint and charming.

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vipElaineG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a pleasure to dine at Bar Cantinetta. The staff is amazingly kind and the food is delicious.

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AlexM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food is excellent.
Outdoor seating very safe.

Indoor distances seem appropriate.

Food is exceptional.
Service is good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Service was great! There were a few inconsistencies they need to figure out. They tell you they don’t have water, so they’ll do bottled instead. They fail to mention that they are still going to charge you even though they offer no alternatives or water otherwise. (Pretty sure restaurants aren’t allowed to do this). Second, their happy hour prices on their menu do not match what they charge you (it is an online menu so there is no excuse for not having it up to date). Lastly, they need to tell the customers when there is an up charge for an item. I was charged an extra $5 for GF crust but was given no heads up. These are small things that are easy to change!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, drinks and service! The music was also very enjoyable and the bar has a very nice look and ambience! Definitely recommend checking out this place

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vipdempsta
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

came here on a friend's recommendation. had bunch of appetizers, drinks and shared some entres. my fav dish was the octopus - done just right and not overcooked. we'll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, cozy place for date night!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic. Very different and lots of cheese!

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Penguin
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and very accommodating staff. That’s on top of great food!

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vipBrendaE
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely dinner at this Cantinetta outpost in Madison Valley. They have established a nice little outdoor dining area outside. The menu had so many wonderful selections, that we had a hard time deciding! We ended up sharing 3 antipasti and two main courses all of it was very good. The service was on point and we were well taken care of from start to finish. We will definitely return!

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BrianH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal as always! Service was excellent and all safety precautions were followed. Can't wait to come back!

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vipCFOR
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favourites and weekly regular. Great care is taken with food and presented with friendly service. While there is certainly a neighbour component, it is worth the trip.

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vipIanG
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Italian food. Small menu. Simple dishes. Great authentic flavors. And fabulous service and handling of covid19 restrictions. Thanks for an excellent and perfectly safe Sunday dinner.

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MaureenS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and very European feel. Server was pleasant.

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Susan
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

The happy hour food was less than average and over priced. The happy hour cocktails were small at $10.00 EA. THE folding chairs were super uncomfortable. The Food was just OK. a little pricey. I would not recommend
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Goodtimes
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

They’ve set up a nice little outdoor space. Food was good and they have an excellent happy hour selection. Service was friendly and attentive- it was a welcome night out!

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vipJdub
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place for any sort of event! Great Gluten Free options coupled with masterful cocktails. Our favorite place in Seattle

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vipCFOR
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My neighbors introduced me to Bar Cantinetta soon after it opened. And I started coming with neighbors. And now it is a weekly event. Not only have I been traveling to Italy since 1966, but I visit a lot of Italian friends in Italy and here.
If I brought Italian friends here, I am certain they would say « just like home » oh! Assuming the dish is from their region! So, yes the food is excellent. You can have excellent service that is cold. But not here. The staff provides excellent service with a warmth that makes you want to come back soon. It is my regular Friday but I keep finding reasons to come other days too. You will not be disappointed!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious! From the peach burrata, bolognese, to the tiramisu, everything was impeccable. Our server was attentive and sweet. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar Cantinetta is our neighborhood favorite! The best ambiance, food, and staff in the game. So thankful they’re open again!

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vipIanG
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar Cantinetta is awsome. The pastas are top notch, and we had an amazing scallops crudo for appetizer. Great place and thx for providing an awesome dining experience in these strange times.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Patio was sweet.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such amazing fresh food! Great outdoor little nook to sit in and service was awesome!!

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rbw3689
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic place to celebrate my husband's birthday! The tables are all spread out right now, and they have outdoor seating. And of course, great food & wine!

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vipRosshayes
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time back since they reopened for seating, and dinner was outstanding. Hugo's Manhattans started us out, and they were delicious. We did the fried artichokes, and melon with prosciutto, with a small salad. Amazing. The star of dinner was the Pasta Bolognese. Just the best. They managed to keep a great environment, and every thing exceeded our expectations.

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SarahA
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is always amazing! We felt really comfortable with the new safety precautions the restaurant is taking due to Covid-19.

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WendyL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary here last night. They really went out of their way to make it special for us offering champagne at the beginning of our meal. We felt really safe with tables spaced widely apart there’s also an outside dining option. The food was incredible and offerEd and in a way that we were able to enjoy each course. I would go back!

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vipColleenAdele
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening at bar cantinetta...the food, the service and the ambiance did not disappoint! We are so glad to see bar cantinetta and the management and staff ooen and as excellent as ever!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hugo & Team are amazing!

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DennisP
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Using two gift cards was not effectively processed as most of bill was charged to credit card so it is taking a few days to get corrected thru manager.

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MichelleM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite neighborhood restaurants. Always so delicious, good wine selection & wonderful friendly staff! Thank you

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TiffanyBriGifford
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

This is a really romantic, warm, friendly, lively, and comfortable space. The staff was confident and welcoming. Even during this time of re-opening - they offered full service, and set up the interior in a way that with social distancing it still felt festive! Highly recommend.

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vipMonomo215
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first restaurant visit after Seattle started opening up restaurants for dining-in services. The tables were spaced sufficiently apart which probably made for the quieter noise level. The food was fabulous as usual.

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vipnewspot
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first dining experience in phase 1.5
Food was delightful, safety measures were in place without deterring from the ambiance in an intrusive way. Staff were attentive and personable. Overall great. The Bolognese is a staple and not to be missed!

FAQs

Bar Cantinetta does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Bar Cantinetta also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 329-1501.

Bar Cantinetta is rated 4.8 stars by 324 OpenTable diners.

Bar Cantinetta does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.cantinetta.com/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.