Bar Cantinetta

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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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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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
14 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
1 review
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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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!

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vipsugandha
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian in Seattle

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vipClarkeOReilly
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a regular at Cantinetta. And I normally walk up the hill to get here. The food preparation is excellent. The service is excellent. And the intimacy is like European restaurants. Family friendly and neighborhood but worth a trip for authentic Italian food. If you come on a Friday when I’m in town, you’ll see me!

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vipsugandha
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite Italian place in Seattle.

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BevJ
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Well prepared food
Happy hour menu looks to be eccellent

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SeattleNeighbor
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood place to enjoy a bite with friends!

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Karen
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Very charming place with attentive staff, good food, and great ambience. Be sure to make a reservation.

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Blake
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

NYE fixed menu. A little pricey but overall pretty good. Would go again for normal dining experience but perhaps not again for NYE.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely server who navigated an intimate dining room with ease. She was attentive and bright but not overbearing at all. The food was to die for - rich but balanced with seasonal ingredients. Oh! and everyone must try the tiramisu! We had another lovely evening at Bar Cantinetta. Can't wait to come back to one of our favorite restaurants in the neighborhood.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food in an intimate place.

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Pleased2x
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar Cantinetta always delivers a satisfying dining evening, but our most recent visit was, if possible, even better than usual. The gnocchi with pork sugo, to mention just one of the sublime pastas, had simplicity and savory style in equal measure.

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andreah
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Intimate and delicious! Took a guest in town from San Francisco and she loved it. The food and ambiance were fabulous

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AndreaB
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The chicory Caesar was swimming in salad dressing, but otherwise good was excellently prepared & served.

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vipMeenaC
Seattle
27 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This is a small, cozy, hole-in-the wall bar/restaurant. The food is surprising good even though the restaurant name suggests it may be more a bar than a food destination. We had Caesar, pizza, clams and risotto and every dish was well executed and good portion. The cocktails are also well done.

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vipClarkeOReilly
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m a regular - small not only neighborhood place but draws from all over. Excellent service and food

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laco
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, small Italian restaurant. Really friendly staff. Lively ambiance. All the food and wine was tasty - the wine (Chianti), appetizers (burrata, arancini) and desserts (tiramisu, zeppole) especially were favorites.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant week is always awesome at Bar Cantinetta

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SeattleSteve
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fabulous dinner at this great neighborhood Italian restaurant. I had the Pappardella Bolognese and it was wonderful!

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avhv
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

my birthday dinner was a very rare steak and luke warm mashed potatoes. I didn't say anthing because my husband and son were very happy with their meals. why be a 'karen' when we were so happy going out for dinner and having fun.

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ElizabethS
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food was quite good, however, I think the service in the kitchen that night was off. The kitchen burned something three different times--not only could we smell it but I could see it from where I was sitting. They left the front door open after that to air out the place, which then became uncomfortably cold. Probably because the kitchen was so discombobulated, the service was a bit slow. Miraculously, the food, when it did arrive, was very good. I'm not sure I'll go back since, for the price, I would expect much better service. And there are a lot of other places in Seattle that get both right.

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vipWFTE
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a modest restaurant with small, friendly, dignified bar.
The food is exceptional Italian, served by experienced personnel.
If you ask for Hugo, they would presume you have been well served and are bringing a special person.
The seafood comes directly from the waterfront each day.
The range of pasta tastes is memorable.
I believe the wine list comes mostly from Italy,
plus many top local Northwest offerings.

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ElLaynative
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wow, how have i missed this wonderful spot? went there to meet up with a dear friend for a long chat and relaxed dinner, and server Jeanine took amazing care of us with the pacing, the recommendations, and in general making our evening sing. we started with cocktails (i highly recommend "the cure"), then split a huge, fresh and delish chicory caesar, then segued into a two plates of the most perfectly cooked scallops, with a glass of sancerre. the dark-ish room and perfect soundtrack was a nice backdrop to one of the nicest evenings i've had in quite some time. i will be back!

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SpencerS
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

The ambiance was crowded and much too noisy and the food was much too salty

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vipPianist
Seattle
28 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time at the bar Cantinetta and had a great time watching and talking to chefs. The place was packed but everyone seem to be relaxed and enjoying their job. Definitely go back for awesome dishes and friendly conversation.

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vipSasha
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and delicious food. Best spot in Madison Park!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hugo always makes us feel welcome. We go there often because Hugo, the manager, makes us feel as a part of his family. The food and drinks are consistently excellent.

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 299 OpenTable diners.

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

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.