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Cantinetta

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775 Reviews
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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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks

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Sun 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Tue - Sat 5:00PM - 6:00PM

What 775 people are saying
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KathleenT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service. Attention to appropriate distancing and safety measures were apparent. Delightful evening!

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ErikG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easily our favorite Italian food in the Seattle area--we will keep coming back as often as we can.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cantinetta has done an excellent job of socially distancing the tables and keeping the front door open to allow for air circulation.

More importantly, the ambiance was fantastic, the food was delicious and our server was wonderful. We’ll be back!

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vipElizabethK
Tucson
14 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Look no further if you want true Northern Italian style dishes. Everything was delicious.

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ChrisM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Thank you for remaining open with this level of quality. Highly recommended in Fremont / Wallingford area

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MichelleVSD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We have a wonderful dinner at Cantinetta on Saturday night and our server, Ryan, was fantastic.

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ACTION78
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service!! The pasta dishes were so delicious!

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Bean
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service! Celebrated our 5 year wedding anniversary there. Loved it!!

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vipSOZO
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The service at was excellent so there's not much more to say about it than that! The food however was okay. We had melon + prosciutto (the ham was kinda warm which makes the fat melty and that's just gross. Also, that combo of sweet and salty doesn't work - melon doesn't stand up to the the saltiness of that meat!), the Fig I barely tasted it). Oh, and truffle polenta...anything with truffle should be amazing, amiright? Well, it was creamy, but I barely tasted the truffle and there were 3 big slices on top. What the heck? Truffle is a powerful flavor and it didn't come through. We also had the lemon panna cotta for dessert which was tasty but ordinary.

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Polly
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside (we had a little puppy and although a small threat of rain the umbrellas made us feel protected.) The food is always excellent, as well as the cocktails. This was the first real trattoria in the neighborhood and I have been coming here for years, with the quality reliable. The chef(s) keep the favorites, and add some seasonal inventions often worth trying. Looking forward to supporting you through these tough times.

Cantinetta
Responded on October 8, 2020

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Wally
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Fantastic food and service once you sit down. But be prepared to wait for an outside table even if you have a reservation. Also, if you’re sitting outside during the warmer months, avoid the side next to their parking lot as the smell of the garbage bins can be a deterrent.

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HalM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We want to love this place more than we do. The food is usually fantastic, definitely a notch above most. However, this time, the Tagliatelle with strawberries fell short. Nice idea, but the strawberries were so diluted in flavor, it didn't really work. We also find this place intolerably loud. They need acoustic treatment, seriously. I could barely talk to my spouse and had lost my voice by the end of dinner. We skipped dessert, mostly because we couldn't deal with the noise anymore. It's a real shame because we would be regulars if the noise level was addressed. Sit outside, and expect some stellar hits on the menu, but also misses. Servers were super friendly and attentive, however meal service is not speedy, so expect to hang out for a while - which isn't necessarily a bad thing.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love this place , never disappoints !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service as usual!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been there twice, and I love it. The food is amazing, and the stuff is pretty cool!

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Kevin
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The homemade pasta was delicious and so was the risotto. Will definitely go back.

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JonathanA
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food. Loved the wine. Still nervous about covid. But overall a great experience.

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AQuarry
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

End of summer/start of school year

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vipDerek
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was such a pleasure reconnecting with one of our favorite restaurants in our neighborhood. The restaurant's staff does a wonderful job; ensuring you feel safe and protected during the Covid era. We dined outside with social distancing and masks were worn by all restaurant staff. The food was delicious; with fresh ingredients abound. The wine list as wonderful; offering a nice selection from the Northwest and Italy. We look forward to our next dining experience in the near future with Cantinetta!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First restaurant dine-in experience since COVID. It was wonderful -

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katiebelle4
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good vibes and lovely service. We had drinks on one of the little couches out front while we waited to be seated. Both the hostess and our waitress were so nice and accommodating. I really liked both wines I tried (their rose by the glass and a Nebbiolo), and the gnocchi in a green garlic/preserved tomato cream sauce was amazing. Just a really cute, chill neighborhood spot.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’re so happy Cantinetta is open for business again. We missed our favorite neighborhood local spot.

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AbbyO
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Good food as always but not as flavorful as in the past. We will definitely be going back we have always loved this place

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vipWernerM
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant

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JenL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous neighborhood Italian boutique restaurant. Robust selection of wines by the glass. Excellent pasta dishes -- hard to choose just one! This time I had a summer special, ricotta ravioli with foraged mushrooms and favas. OMG it was fantastic!!! I am never disappointed here.

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vipMaryBethK
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely wait staff and the food is amazing. Nice location and I’ll be back!

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MeaghanH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food as always!

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vipWalter
Portland
21 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love this neighborhood gem! Fresh pastas were outstanding, as were the flank steak and salmon. Great wine selection, including wines by the glass. Our only disappointment was that their Zepole had changed and no longer seems to have the Nutella filling inside the donut-hole-like pastry, making them rather dry compared to their original version.

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max2500
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, great food. Great for a celebration of any kind. Seating outside was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and pleasant location. Our waiter was able to make some great recommendations and she took amazing care of us. Excited to go back!

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vipYourTravelDesigner
Seattle
37 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For our first dining out experience in the CV-19 era we chose to go to Cantinetta for our Anniversary as we wanted to support a small local spot that we love and we knew would do a great job with all the new protocols without sacrificing the overall experience. We were not disappointed. As always the food was great, but the service (masks on) was still stellar and warm - just as we have always experienced. We will look forward to our next dinner - maybe on the patio when it is slightly warmer, come on Seattle summer, get here!

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vipLaurenC
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cantinetta is wonderful. I love their menu and consistently delicious, beautifully made pastas. Great service and a quiet ambience makes this one of my all time favorite dinner destinations in Seattle.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come here all the time. It’s great for a nice dinner and Date night. We love Katie and the whole wait staff and the bartenders too! Awesome drinks, fantastic food, superb experience! Thank you for another great evening, Cantinetta :)

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was outstanding!! Great antipasto, great pasta, great dessert, amazing wine! Couldn’t have been happier. Loved our server Amber too!!

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LG00
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Did a great job with COVID distancing, service was excellent, and food was amazing!

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ScottM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice service and dinning experience. Food was fresh and creative.

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IHSEA
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In 5 years of Seattle culinary exploration Cantinetta is consistently our favorite with hand made pastas and fresh ingredients. We love this place.

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Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Love Cantinetta and so happy you’re in our neighborhood. I like all the Precautions for phase 2 that you’re taking. One suggestion, the outside seating is tight for servers to circulate and they need to come very close to diners. Is it possible to walk outside the fence on the sidewalk to maintain a bit more distance? Thank you!

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JasonB
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, great service, nice atmosphere! Well done!

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TomS
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always low key and chill vibe outside. They handled the Phase1.5 changes perfectly...

FAQs

Cantinetta does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Cantinetta also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 632-1000.

Cantinetta is rated 4.8 stars by 775 OpenTable diners.

Cantinetta does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.cantinetta.com/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.