Cantinetta - Bellevue

4.6
455 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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AH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely! The best italian in Bellevue FOR SURE. The good is great, portions are good, ambience is very cute.

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D
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

We came to the restaurant because it talked about being organic and local sourced. Many of us had food restrictions and the waitress was very supportive. But what came from the kitchen was almost inedible. A side of gluten free pasta for $22 and inedible?? The waitress was overworked and And took forever in getting back to us at different times during the mail. Even the items that I ordered without any request for change we’re really not very tasty. So I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first time at this location. I met a friend there and we had a great evening. Food was excellent. Love the cozy atmosphere.

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MK
Anchorage
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing pasta, highly recommend pici and bolognese. Great environment, not too crowded, and unbeatable service

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BE
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent. Very cold draft with every door opening. Need to have a wind screen at the door.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely loved our date night here. It’s small and quaint, with very good food. We enjoyed the burrata to start, followed by the oxtail gnocchi and short ribs and we were very impressed with the flavors. If you’re looking for a quiet and dim date night, this is the spot.

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J
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit and we were not disappointed. We’ll definitely return.

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MB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and food. We had nice cocktails, appetizers, entrees, wine and dessert for a reasonable price. they also paid special attention to my 3 yr old grand daughter by bringing her food right away and me for my birthday by putting a candle in my tiramisu! Excellent experience overall!

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NS
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Food was amazing, as usual. However, the menu did not mention a very prevalent ingredient in the sweet potato gnocchi dish- walnuts. I understand that it is ultimately the consumers job to ask about ingredients, but the fact that an earlier menu item DID list the buys it contained, made this meal’s inclusion of walnuts misleading. Also, the walnuts are one of three of four components to the sauce, not a barely-used ingredient or a garnish. Including the addition of this very common allergen in the menu item description would be much appreciated, and I’m sure the walnuts added to the overall flavor of the dish so I’m not sure why they were left out.
Will still come again.

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KM
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Four of us had an 8 pm reservation and when we arrived were told that they were behind on tables becoming available. They sat us at the bar and served us a very nice appetizer plus two glasses of wine while we waited. This was on the house. It did take 45 minutes before we were seated but the entrees we ordered were all very good and aside from the delay we all had a positive experience

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PG
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food. Service a bit slow to start and had to prompt to learn more about menu. Packed on a Thursday so speaks well of menu and neighborhood feel

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f
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent neighborhood restaurant, friendly service, great food, fresh pasta. Definitely will be back.

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C
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I tried this place a few years ago and it was just okay now after two recent trips it has become excellent. Not sure what they changed but it is excellent now. Best in Bellevue.

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TM
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful food, ambiance, and service!

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JA
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 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
23 reviews
Dined on February 5, 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 2, 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 2, 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 1, 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 January 31, 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 29, 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 26, 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
13 reviews
Dined on January 26, 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 25, 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 19, 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 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service amazing fresh pasta and fish

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 16, 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 15, 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
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 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 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

absolutely amazing food! great service, loved the vibe.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was New Year’s Eve

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J
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 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 28, 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
45 reviews
Dined on December 27, 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 23, 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 15, 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 14, 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
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 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 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, as always!

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CR
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and excellent service.

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