Room was a bit warm.
Service was good.
My wife's pasta was excellent.
My gnochi needed more seasoning.
A warm welcoming atmosphere with excellent authentic Italian food.
Food is fantastic. But showing up on time for an 8 pm reservation and not being seated until 8:30 really kind of ruined the experience.
Staff were super friendly! A great experience ! Highly recommended
Great food and service. Very special place. Best in Bellevue. Don't miss this place. Intimate settings and chef driven menu.
We greatly enjoyed our dinner - a warm and friendly time. The food, as always, was great.
This is a real bellevue gem. Great food ambiance, and friendly service
Loved it! As always!
McKenna made a good evening into a great evening. Here warmth in greeting us and helping us navigate through the menu was a difference maker. The food was top notch - Parpadelle Bolognese was the best at our table but all of it was delicious. Great place to go back to.
We were there with friends and all of us rated the food and service outstanding! The menu is small, but offers something for everyone. They are also very flexible with special requests. The salads are uniquely well composed and in general the food has many creative twists which is simply delicious. Desserts? Of course! Real hand made gelato and other uniquely crafted desserts you can't resist. We can't wait to go back.
Another wonderful dinner at Cantinetta. Loved the pasta and the chops.
Cantinetta has everything you want in a restaurant. Great location, great staff that recognizes you, excellent food and wine.
One of my favorites!
I was it was my mother’s 83rd birthday, and she had a grand time.
Our server was excellent; she was very friendly and super helpful! Food was excellent and the ambience was expectedly vibrant and lively!
The food and service was very good, however the portion sizes were minuscule and not enough for one person.
Excellent ambiance, food and service. All in all a great restaurnt
Cantinetta hosted our group of 10 business colleagues at their large table at the back of the restaurant and everything was absolutely fantastic. Cocktails and food were spectacular and the service was friendly, yet professional and consistent. The larger table can 'cozily' seat 10 and I would almost consider it 'semi-private', as it's located away from most of the other tables and is mostly behind the bar area that faces the main dining room.
It can get a bit loud or 'energetic' (as OpenTable describes it), but the food and overall experience makes it worth it.
Incredibly good Italian food, but be prepared to go home smelling like grease. We were warned about this from a coworker and assumed she was just being sensitive. Nope. Jackets and blazers will need to be dry cleaned upon dining here. Maybe we will order delivery next time.. Doordash anyone?
While the service and the cocktails were good, the main dishes and the value were so so. Convenient location in old downtown Bellevue. We tried the chickpea appetizer, two different pasta dishes, a few cocktails, and a dessert. I have mixed feeling about returning to Cantinetta.
We had great company so weren't very upset about having to wait 50 minutes after our reservation for a table! Nothing was offered to us while we were waiting. However once we were seated service was great. Just allow plenty of time when dining here because apparently they can't keep your reservation.
Hostess was awful, she was completely unorganized and had no idea when a table would become available. Waited 30 minutes past our reservation to be seated. My first impression was not good, but luckily things took a turn for the better rather quickly. We ordered drinks and the burrata to start, which was delivered quickly and was excellent. We both got a pasta, my SO got the tagliatelle and I opted for the pappardelle.... YUM. The handmade pasta was the star of both dishes and each accompanying sauce was a wonderful sidekick.
Overall, while initially I was disappointed the excellent food saved the day. We will be returning on the regular.
The food was a bit uninteresting—some dishes bordering on bland. Service was great, both welcoming and attentive. Value would be improved with better tasting dishes.
The food it was amazing very nice complement to the chef ., excellent service very attentive
went for anniversary. great table server. food was awesome. great night all around. will be back.
Great date night restaurant! Very nice employees and great food! The ambience was romantic. Limited menu, but the food was excellent.
We came in on a Friday night to celebrate my friend's birthday. I had requested a bottle of Champagne to be at the table. It wasn't and we never did receive it. I was seated in a spot where the headlights from cars on a side street blinded me every couple of minutes. Service was super slow right from the start. Took 15 minutes to get a drink order and app order in. Took another 15 minutes for drinks to be delivered...one at a time! Turned out our server forgot one drink and our appetizer...so only three of us could "cheers". Took another 15 minutes before the server came back to take our entree orders, and we could tell her about the drink and app error. She claimed our friend never ordered a drink by that she did totally forget the app. Sluggish service continued. The food entree's came out room temp. but very tasty. We chose not to prolong our stay and settled up and went down the street for another round of drinks. They don't seem to be ready for business, and the space was incredibly loud.
The dishes were quite good. An excellent blend of ingredients to make the mouth water. Unfortunately, the service was subpar and the restaurant is quite loud. It might be better if you were along a wall or window. I had made reservations for four a few days in advance and was put in the middle of the dining room.
The food is outstanding. So fresh and flavorful with high quality ingredients. We continue to come here and are never disappointed.
Birthday dinner for my 85 year old father. He loved it and is still talking about it. The food is excellent and our waitress Erin was the best. One of our favorite restaurants! Thank you!
Truly delicious food and drinks. The staff was friendly and welcoming.
A little small and crowded. The food was excellent and I loved the freshly made pasta. I did find the wine to be overpriced and not very good. I would recommend getting mixed drinks instead. I would go only w small groups of people.
great place for meals of all varieties. Friendly atmosphere but noisy. limited menu but overall adequate and delicious. Ample servings.
Food was delishious.But portion size could be better for the price point.Ambience is good and awesome wine selection
We had a great time and a nice table at a window. The air was a tad bit smokey, but nothing disturbing as some other reviews suggested. Most excellent food and attentive and friendly service. The menu changes often and the dishes are very creative.
Service was attentive but not intrusive. Entree took a bit longer than expected but was delicious.
This was our first time here, and we are beyond satisfied with our experience--from the moment we walked in until the time we left, an all-around wonderful experience. The wait staff is super polite and knowledgeable and the food is INCREDIBLE. There were 4 of us; we ordered 2 warm arugala salads to split and then 2 of us had lasagna and 2 had risotto. I really can't praise the chef enough. We will DEFINITELY be back!
It’s a cute place and I️ thought the food was excellent . It is a noisy place I️ think they were playing loud music in the background which didn’t help the noise level also a big downside is the smell it seems their kitchen vents aren’t great so you leave smelling like an oven !! My coat and silk shirt needs to be sent to dry cleaning for sure so wear what you can throw in the washer and come enjoy the food, the chestnut soup was fantastic and so were the salads and pasta .
Simply put, I don’t want this restaurant “found”. A true delight and the real deal Italian.
We gave Cantinetta a second chance and we were very pleased. The first time the service was unfriendly and snooty, that ruins my experience and that of a lot of people I know. I worked in the hospitality industry for Columbia Hospitality, honest care for guests is crucial.
Our server, the manager and the lady helping the server were very good.