Cantinetta - Bellevue

4.6
441 reviews
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Italian
We are an Italian restaurant and bar located in Bellevue. We emphasize Tuscan culinary traditions and seasonal organic ingredients from the Pacific Northwest.
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JA
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Even though I indicated on the Open Table reservation that we were celebrating at birthday, there was no mention of it at the restaurant nor a small complimentary dessert offered. So no value added.

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r
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and Erin the Waitress did a great job.
Thanks everyone.

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AM
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pleasant service, we love the cozy environment, wine selection and food.

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J
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for always recognizing and welcoming us, and getting us our special table as requested. On this last visit, multiple staff wished my sweetie "happy birthday," which was a fun surprise for him.

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JK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was too salty in general for me and my family. We ordered the recommended dishes but they were just ok.

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AF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolute perfection! We love it here. Celebrated my husband’s birthday and loved everything about the food, service, and experience.

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MA
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding (sweet potato gnocchi, short ribs, bolognese, brussele sprouts). It was just the right amount and we were able to share. The wine and cocktails are equally good and if you have a sweet tooth, the chocolate donut holes are amazing. I have been here several times and the staff is very friendly. We had Katie wait on us and she was wonderful. If you like Italian food, you will like Cantinetta.

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RE
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our third time at Cantinetta and once again it was a fabulous dining experience! Great food, service, and recommendations from the staff. The Burrata was a great appetizer and the short ribs with polenta we’re amazing! Will be back soon.

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SJ
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful dinner there Friday night with an old friend. The food was delicious - great brussrl sprouts! The staff was amazing! Knew we had a lot of catching up to do and were very generous to let us stay as long as we liked. Will definitely be back!

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n
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Food and drink service was not very well timed but the food was delicious.

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OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Love the atmosphere — it’s warm and charming. Staff was great. Had fun exchanges with other guests. Noise level made the place lively yet I easily heard my friend at our table. Entrees focused on pasta, could use more non/pasta entrees.

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D
Seattle
84 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service amazing fresh pasta and fish

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent meal. Very welcoming and accommodating staff. Will definitely return for a date night!

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f
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second visit and I had forgotten how good it was. The service is caring but not obtrusive; friendly and still professional. The food was presented well and was delicious. We will return.

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MM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food very good, but size of portions extremely small in relation to the cost.

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KC
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

absolutely amazing food! great service, loved the vibe.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was New Year’s Eve

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J
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

All good. No wait. Efficient service. Space was a little cold?

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food are impeccable. One of my favorite spots in Seattle, hands down!

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DG
Seattle
43 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

I went expecting to order octopus but they were out because fish guy didn’t show up. The pepper tagliatelle was overwhelming I’d guess twice the pepper. I like pepper and spice this was over done. My wife loved the short ribs and polenta

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TR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Greeted and seated sooner than our reservation. Great service with no pressure.
Unique Italian menu, not a chain restaurant. Special place for casual fine dining.

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N
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Not much choices on menu. If you don’t eat red meat, your only choice will be vegetarian pasta.
Small portion food and you have to eat bread to get full.

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b
Seattle
35 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, good service, good value. Lovely evening and underrated venue in Bellevue.

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TM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have eaten here several time. The food is outstanding ! Tracy

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, as always!

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CR
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and excellent service.

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OT
Minneapolis
23 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

Great food and service. Only problem was the fire alarm went off during our meal and the alarm was blaring for about 15 minutes. They did give us a discount which is we nice but it definitely took away from our celebration.

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j
Seattle
94 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, delicious food and nice ambiance, Cantinetta has it all! This is our go to place when we don't know where to go. It never disappoints. Their pastas are made in house (you can watch it being done ) and are always creative and delicious. The bar does a great job with cocktails and the wine list is nice.
Make reservation as this place is always busy!

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CA
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great fresh food and friendly service. One of our favorite restaurants.

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YZ
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great tasting high quality food with good service. I took my aunt there on a special occasion and she loved it. The desserts were to die for. Only nit I would recommend is for the wait staff to go a little easy on asking to clear the plates. We were barely done with the salad and the wait staff had asked to clear it twice.

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RP
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite places to go for dinner. We love the seasonal menu, specials, and they have a very good wine list. This place never disappoints!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Husbands 60 bday !

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cantinetta is consistently fantastic! Thank you to the staff and the kitchen for making my Birthday special!

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JS
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was wonderful - seasonal, well portioned and simply delicious. The service, however is what really impressed us - friendly, prompt, attentive, welcoming, informed. The host, wait staff, food runners and bar staff all worked together so well it has to be one of the best dining experiences I can remember! I saw them range from families to an intimate dinner date to senior citizens all dining at different paces and with clearly different needs. On point - well done!

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DB
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best bolognese sauce we’ve ever ordered at a restaurant. Very attentive service. Wish they had cushions on the chairs.

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TJ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Went on a date. Been here before. Always great food, great service, great atmosphere. Date loved it too. Recommend the pappardelle with bolonaise .

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OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Unfortunately, between the increased competition in Bellevue and poor management, this place has slipped. A lot. Reservation was set for 7pm and we were placed at what the host or “MIC” called the transition table by the door that opened every 5 minutes and it was 35 degrees out. 45 minutes later he came to us and said our “table” was ready. At this point, we had already ordered our food, drinks, etc. there was absolutely no attempt to to apologize for the ridiculousness of service. New owners? We dine out a lot. We will not be coming back.

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PP
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It had been awhile since I had last eaten at Cantinetta. Therefore, I was glad to see that it lived up to my pleasant memories. The ambiance is as charming as I remember. The service is excellent, the drinks are tasteful, and the food delicious. I was fortunate to catch the Restaurant Week menu. $33 for salad, main course and dessert. What a deal! After this experience, I will look forward to returning to Cantinetta sooner rather than later.

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f
Seattle
69 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Inventive and traditional, both are excellent. I love trying chef creations, and Cantinetta does a lovely job. But, also delicious Pasta Bolognese and more typical Italian fare. I love the cozy room, low light. I feel welcome and leave feeling warm. Also, really good red house wine.

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GP
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant never disappoints. The ambience, service and food are consistently outstanding. Highly recommend!

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