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Cantinetta

4.6
466 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
We are an Italian restaurant and bar. We emphasize in Tuscan culinary traditions and seasonal ingredients from the Pacific Northwest.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Northwest, Organic
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Hours of operation

Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00 - 11:00pm.
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Phone number
(206) 632-1000
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Eleanor McMillen
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
37th Ave
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
What 466 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Great food & friendly, excellent service
Convenient neighborhood spot

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Shhh, don’t tell anyone and it this amazing restaurant... I never leave reviews but I had to for Caninetta, everything was perfect and, more importantly, the food was spot on delicious! So happy to have found my new standby for Seattle.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

One of the best Italian restaurants in Seattle! Loved the food and service.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

First time there, surprised we hadn't found this delightful restaurant before. Just the right size--small but not so small you're too close to others. Delightful and helpful waitress, congenial Italian host (owner?), delicious food, beautifully presented but not ostentatious, seasonal and creative food. Very Italian. Loved it.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Great! Great!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Birthday dinner! We love the food and the experience!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

The service was excellent! Everyone from the host to the busser to the server to the runner. Wonderful service. Also each dish tasted like Spring! Love love loved.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Wonderful service, delicious food and a lovely atmosphere. We will be back!

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Phenomenal food, service and ambiance. I’d been wanting to bring my husband to Cantinetta after having eaten there with a friend a while ago, and we used Seattle Restaurant Week as an excuse. Cantinetta did not disappoint! We will be back. So good!

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We were here for restaurant week. We've eaten here several times. Excellent food.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

It's not inexpensive, but it's a real gem! Delicious food, accommodating staff - a pure delight for a big celebration. We will be back,

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Good food, but too expensive. Appetizers are ok, nothing phenomenal but Entree isn’t pretty good

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The service was wonderful.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

As always, food and service was impeccable! We loved the table in the back for our group of 8.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The food was incredible but the noise level was beyond annoying. What's the point of going to all of the trouble for the cuisine if you can't hear yourself think while your trying to enjoy it.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Fantastic. We go frequently!

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Too high corkage fee for a bottle of wine!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Fantastic food, fantastic wine, and even better service. We were celebrating a special occasion, and Luciano took extra special care of us as did everyone. I could not recommend Cantinetta more.

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

GOOD FOOD AT A PRICE. Cantinetta is a popular neighborhood Italian, they like to claim Tuscan, joint. It is typically bustling and quite loud. Their food ranges from the solid to sometimes interesting. It tends to be on the expensive side, with many pastas above twenty dollars for only modest servings. There are only a few, make that a meat and a fish, second course options. The wine list is solid with decent variety of both Italian and American wines but with few lower cost options. Wines by the glass are uniformly ten dollars or more. Service tends to be good. You definitely pay for what you get there.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The food is fantastic and the ambiance is lovely. Great Wallingford gem

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The food was very good, the service as well. The ambience is cozy. The only negative is the noise level. We had to lean towards each other in order to carry on a conversation. So I would not call the noise level "energetic" but rather "annoying."

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Wonderful service and the pasta dishes were superb! Great ambience too!

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Everything we had was delicious but the order didn't always match the description. Also I felt the prices were a little high. However that may be the trend now in Seattle; prices seem higher everywhere than they were a year or 2 ago. But the servings were fairly small for what you paid. The pasta with the beet sauce was disappointing as I expected some thickness to the sauce so it could be spooned over the pasta. It was really more just juice and unless I drank it out of the serving platter I couldn't really get it as it would have spilled over the side of the plate. I've had it before at a different Italian restaurant and it was much more the thickness of a tomato sauce. The pasta itself was delicious, as was the arugula salad, the pork tenderloin and the artichoke soup.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Good and service is always excellent
I’ve been eating here for years and it NEVER disappoints

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Best Italian I’ve had in Seattle. Quality of food, prep and taste were fabulous. Pasta cooked to perfection - not too soft or over cooked!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Our anniversary night, which happened to fall on a Friday, so this popular spot (popular for all the right reasons) was packed. We opted to dine at the bar, and had an amazing meal (penne with lamb....oh oh oh) - not to mention the delightful service and conversation with Esra and Randy behind the bar. A night we won't forget.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Great atmosphere, and fantastic food!

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Love this place. Fab good. Great service. Need to come back here more often.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The Carmelle pasta is to die for! The portions are small, so you'll definitely need to order appetizers as well.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We love Cantinetta. Every time we go we love it. Awesome food, great service, and intimate ambiance. Good selection of wines. Just a comfortable, easy, fun, delicious experience.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

All in all, a good date night spot. Speaking to the atmosphere, I felt it was easy to have a conversation with the person across from me. Lighting was pleasant. Tables were a little close together, but nothing too intrusive. From what we ordered, all tasted great.

However! I wasn't terribly happy that, despite making a reservation, we were asked to wait 25 minutes from the reservation time before getting seating. Might've been poor timing, but I think this mightve happened to the group behind us as well. A minor negative to an otherwise good evening.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Restaurant has a nice feel and atmosphere to it. Lot's of potential. Food was, meh. The food concepts they were going for were good, but they missed the mark on execution. A little more practice or diligence with their menu and they'll get it right.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Fantastic food and atmosphere, as always. Cantinetta is an amazing place any time of year, but it's especially romantic for Valentine's Day.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

My wife and i celebrated Valentine's Day early and it was an amazing experience. We loved everything about our dinner and the restaurant. Perfect date spot for new daters or old married couples;)

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Host was very accommodating and the food was fantastic. This is the third time we’ve brought out of town guests here with us and they never disappoint

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Superb food, and relaxed, twinkly ambience. A certain something that is impossible to define but made for a very special evening. We'll definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Fantastic restaurant with great service (Ryan) and outstanding food at a great price. What else could you ask for?

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Always great pasta and preparations

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

Always delicious food and quaint neighborhood setting. Very cozy!

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

Great food, service and ambiance. We had a large group in the back room. Very cozy! Thanks for a great birthday!

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