Cantinetta - Bellevue

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$30 and under
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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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JHK37
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and fabulous service!

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MarkS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Nice menu options with excellent cocktails and good wines by the glass.

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vipCSLLLC
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a wonderful atmosphere. Food is consistently great and service impeccable. I am a regular, never get tired of Cantinetta!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great food! A loud venue but lively and worth it.

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TENR
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We enjoyed our evening at Cantinetta. Our main server was not engaged but the other servers were very attentive to our needs and requests. The food was good, not particularly creative, but solidly good.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Our reservation wasn't until 8:30, but when we arrived, the restaurant was backed up. We ended up waiting 10-15 minutes. Once seated, it still took a few minutes to order drinks and be helped. The host tried to keep us updated and they bought our dessert, but overall, it wasn't the best first impression.

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BobT
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Valentine's day so you'd expect it to be rushed and crazy. To Cantinetta's credit they managed the day so well we felt it was one of our more memorable and positive dining experiences. Yes, it was a limited menu, but the choices were great and we ended up trying a couple of dishes we probably wouldn't have ordered in the past, but will definitely do so in the future. We didn't feel rushed and everyone to from the manager to the waitstaff to the bus staff was friendly and welcoming. We enjoy Cantinetta and days like this only remind us how much that enjoyment is.

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JohnS
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sat at the bar. Extremely well served by Kevin. Great atmosphere. A perfect “local” for me as an expat Brit! Will be back lots more...

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Neighbors first time visit with us. They are Total wine and foodies. They loved it!
Our server was great, friendly, visited the table perfect amount of time but let us have our conversation. All around perfect evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Not what it used to be. The ingredients don’t taste like they are fresh. Maybe we were there on an off night...we’ll keep going back for sure, was just a bit off put.

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vipjamwilson
Seattle
95 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

This is possibly our favorite Bellevue restaurant. The food is always outstanding and the service is friendly and attentive. Cocktails & wine list have always been delicious. The Tagliatelle is a winner!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favourite restaurants. We started going here in 2014 when we moved to the area. We had the same server as 6 years ago - five stars for Katie! We plan to go more often.

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vipBigHead
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wish I discovered earlier. A gem I terms of atmosphere, service and food. A keeper!

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Licca
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience5

Recommend this restaurant for the ambience and drinks. However, the food was not good. Ordered a mushroom risotto and it came with only cooked carrots and no mushrooms at all.

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DonZ
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with a good friend

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SteveL
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable food and service, great atmosphere, best food around.

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SuzanneS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Nice experience despite the suggestions below: our table fit six and was next to the kitchen. OK but we were 4 and hard to hear across a picnic table. Quiet place however. Secondly 3 of us had the M.P. sword fish with puttanesca sauce. The sauce overwhelmed the meat and for an entre that was $35 I think I expected more of the fish or little subtler sauce. The dessert flourless cake with Caramel ice-cream, sauce was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We stood at the front of the restaurant waiting for our table for 30 minutes. I thought that was excessive given we had a reservation. What could have made it better? An offer of a drink or something to make our standing experience better would have been nice from the management. When I reminded them at the 25 minute mark that we have been standing and waiting, the manager said that he is aware of that. I just thought that was not too nice. The manager should be more empathetic. Everything else after we got our table was great. But given us being ignored for half an hour standing in the front waiting for a reserved table, I thought the restaurant can do better than that.

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vipCathleenB
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cantinetta consistently knocks it out of the park on every level. The food and service are amazing. The menu is imaginative without being weird. Cantinetta is absolutely our favorite restaurant. Fresh homemade pasta, need I say more? If you haven’t been, go.

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scoob
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Four of us had dinner here on New Year’s Eve. We didn’t realize it was a prix fixe night ($95 for 3 courses) but fortunately they allowed the 2 light eaters (child + senior) in our party to order a la carte. The pasta was fantastic and wine list was fair, but I was surprised to learn later the pricing for 3 courses ordered separately was less than the prix fixe “bundle.” I would return but probably not on Dec. 31. Table for 4 was also tiny - like a cocktail table. Dishes couldn’t fit, especially with multiple courses and drinks.

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vipCory
Seattle
43 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I usually dislike set menus however the New Years DET menu was a very pleasant surprise.

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SeanC
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh pasta was so good! Focaccia was melt in you mouth good. Our waiter was excellent!

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vipGigi
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Our first meal here was when they first opened and neither of us cared for the food (menu and execution) but after a cocktails and appetizer experience recently we decided to try it for dinner. This time it was very good and we will be going back.

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LindsayD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Perfect portions.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional and helpful staff. Great wine list that features Washington and Italian wines. House-made pasta! Cozy and lively environment.

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viprposovsky
Seattle
32 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staffing and food is Amazing.

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Momo
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food3service4ambience2

Holiday dinner. Too loud. The salmon was undercooked and the sauce was bland.

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BriD
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go-to favorite date night place in Bellevue. Ambiance is cozy and warm, food is always top notch, and we love the changing menu. Servers are friendly, very prompt, and always happy to explain menu items or make recommendations. Our most recent visit included the antipasti della casa which was a very full plate of meats and cheeses and the panna cotta for dessert which had beautiful fresh berries. My entree was the tagliatelle cacio e pepe and had the perfect balance of cheesiness and pepper. My boyfriend loves gnocchi so ordered the sweet potato gnocchi and said it was the best gnocchi he's ever had. Highly recommend and we will be back many times I'm sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent authentic Italian food, great ambiance and service.

AJ
AlisonJ
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this spot! I have had amazing service each time I’ve been there. All so friendly and caring. Definitely a go-to now! The food is delish!

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vipNicoletteD
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience1

We like Cantinetta but this time the services was non existent. The service was not paying attention to our table and we basically got our drinks just before we received our appetizers. We had to keep looking around for service. It is also so very noisy and uncomfortably loud. Not easy to have a conversation. They need to some something about managing the noise level. We have been there often but will not rush back.

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ElizabethA
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing pasta! Katie, our server was exceptional! Love this gem.

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EricB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We always have a nice evening and excellent food at Cantinetta. I recommend! Try the ragu.

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vipdahlia
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

The food is average with small portions - pricey also.
Focaccia cost $3.50 - we asked for an order - there were 4 of us and they brought 3 pieces of bread!!!!
Will not go back

CJ
ChristineJ
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food at a great value! We love the lively and neighborly ambiance. The fall menu is excellent! I had the melt in your mouth sweet potato gnocchi and had to fight my husband for the last few bites on my plate.

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vipEricT
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time eating here and will definitely be back. I had the mushroom risotto which was delicious. Service was top notch and the meal was done at a really nice pace.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
31 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Really good food and ambiance. The only criticism is that corkage fee is $35/bottle. The highest corkage fee that I had seen was $25/bottle until I went to this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating our daughters birthday!
Delightful, delicious

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, amazing dinner and super friendly staff. The seasonal menu with fresh ingredients is always well thought out and full of surprises.

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viprposovsky
Seattle
32 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and great food. Service is amazing.
Sarah Our server did amazing job.