Cantinetta

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$30 and under
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Italian
We are an Italian restaurant and bar. We emphasize in Tuscan culinary traditions and seasonal ingredients from the Pacific Northwest.
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Seattle
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good, service was good but extremely loud. Very challenging to have a conversation. We were frustrated

SW
Seattle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Italian cuisine and excellent service. We had our 34th wedding anniversary dinner here with our family and we had a great experience at Cantinetta.

R
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredibly delicate pasta, tremendous flavor, great wine pairing by our wait staff, and a very romantic environment with real lit candle sticks. Couldn’t have been better!

R
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service was very good. Noise was reasonable, but could have been quieter. A typical problem in Seattle restaurants in general. Good value overall.

LD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Cantinetta provided a magical experience for dinner. The cocktails were wonderful, the atmosphere romantic, and the food sublime. I could eat the gnocchi everyday of my life. A great spot for a specialoccasion, or a lovely place for delicious, soulful italian anytime.

MP
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian restaurant I've experienced in awhile.
Thank you for helping us celebrate a special birthday.

SP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

Loved the food. Outstanding housemate pasta. Good service. Lovely warm decor. Unbearably loud.

OW
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Top notch service, excellent food. Go with the waitstaff’s recommendations. Will return.

CC
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cantinetta never disappoints. It has the warm, friendly atmosphere of the little neighborhood restaurant but the quality of both food and service is superb! It feels much like we are lost in Florence or Siena enjoying a meal each time we dine here. We love it and can’t wait to return♥️

a
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cantinetta is a favorite of ours. Definitely a neighborhood gem. Always great food and great service.

L
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience at Cantinetta was perfect! I would recommend to anyone.

AH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the cozy neighborhood feel of this restaurant. The staff is very warm and friendly. The food is authentic and fresh. We loved the tagliatelle which they make fresh in house every morning. You want to make a reservation ahead and f time and you won’t be disappointed.

OT
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Good food, decent service. Too loud from the bar, even at opposite side of restaurant.

K
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter’s 16 birthday and everything was spot on. From the atmosphere, to the food to the service. We had a fabulous dinner and will definitely return!

HE
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Yum! Food was great. Service was great. We had the table at the back for six people and it was really lovely.

DZ
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Food was quite good, service was marginal, noise level high but workable. Cantinetta is a pretty neighborhood restaurant that we’ve gone to periodically over the years because they really know how to cook pasta (along with everything else). We’d recommend it with caution due to service issues.

CL
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice and intimate restaurant with fresh and seasonal selections that change constantly. Fun wine list to boot.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite spot to celebrate a special occasion. We love Cantinetta!

CP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food! Great atmosphere! Fantastic staff!! Love cantinetta to celebrate or enjoy a lovely dinner. Always a great menu. Desserts , appetizers and drinks are wonderful. Short menu equals quality delicious foods!!!

OT
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our evening began a bit rocky. I made a reservati

OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always love coming here. Food is always fresh and fantastic. I will be back!

SB
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great server and food. Welcomed our friends to their new neighborhood with a thoughtful gift.

L
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The food was good, but it wasn't excellent. For example the pea vines were very tough and hard to chew. Everything is a la carte, and portions are very small for the price. Won't go there again.

CP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place best service nicest people great food . Highly recommend!!!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cantinetta is our favorite secret spot in Wallingford! So glad to celebrate our 20th Anniversary here. Everything on the menu is amazing and always fresh. The Pappardelle alla Bolognese is to die for.

IA
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A wonderful neighborhood restaurant well worth taking a trip to experience.

KS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So delicious. The service was great -- we got helpful tips on what to order without any pushiness, and they struck the right balance of attentiveness in that our glasses were never empty but we never felt interrupted. The gnocchi is incredible.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing night celebrating our anniversary. Our waiter (Ryan) was thoughtful, gave great suggestions (you could tell he really knew the entire menu), and he gave us plenty of space to enjoy our meals, only checking in on us in between courses! The Zeppole for dessert is sooooo good, you will regret not ordering it!!!

FD
Seattle
100 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Have not been to Cantinetta for a few years, but decided to go back for a nice evening of dining. Same comfortable environment and thought all the people working the main dining room were friendly and efficient. I remember the food, especially the pasta to be over the top. On this visit, I must admit that the food was very mediocre, my salad was lots of greens with very little flavor and the sauce on my pasta was very watery. The other diners at our table felt the same way, meals ok, but not superb!! Maybe with all the excellent Italian restaurants in Seattle, we’ve been spoiled!

DV
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service was outstanding. For a Tuesday night it was very busy. The weather was nice so we ate outside.

DE
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

We ordered the Copper River Salmon as our entree. For the price paid, the portion served was the tail end of the fish and ridiculously small.

S
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Everything was great - only negative they should have mentioned that they put a 20% tip on the bill
Automatically- I almost doubled tipped.

M
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food

t
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An elegant dining experience. Great food, great service and and a very goo atmosphere.

AS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great neighborhood gem with legit homemade pasta.

JH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have never had a bad experience at Cantinetta. The service has always been excellent and the food is delicious. This is the perfect date night place too.

L
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely meal, great servers, nice ambience. Only disappointed that we requested an outdoor table in our reservation, but they were going to make us wait 40 minutes to sit outside, so we sat inside where it was very hot.

LG
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Cantinetta lives up to my expectation! I wrote a review a couple of months ago when we ate there and of course, raved about the exceptional service and outstanding food. Nothing has changed. It's still outstanding. Love the waiter--he's so knowledgeable and attentive. I had the Pics pasta dish with rabbit rags and it was delicious! My collegue had the Pappardelle all Bolognese, which never disappoints. The Ricotta Ravioli was also tempting as was the Cavatelli with fennel sausage and escarole. I hope to try these on our next visit. Insalata mista is never over dressed and always fresh and the house red wine was a lovely compliment. Lastly owe enjoyed the special strawberry, rhubarb bread pudding with I think, lemon gelato. Delicious!! Thank you again for another amazing meal!!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Traveling from Birmingham,AL. Had a great experiance! The food and service was on point. They were there when they needed to be without be bothersome. Very professional and fun staff. They were excited about their food which is sadly rare nowadays. Will be back next time I’m in town!

D
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was very good and the service was excellent. It is a nice little neighborhood restaurant with emphasis on Tuscan food. We were there on a Sunday evening and it was quiet, but friends have told us it can be very noisy when the restaurant is busy. It is a bit pricey for Italian food which is what kept us from giving it the fifth star.

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