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Cicchetti

4.6
4.6
296 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Founder Susan Kaufman was originally inspired by her love-affair with the small plates, or “cicchetti,” she discovered at Venetian tapas bars. As she traveled extensively throughout the Mediterranean, she found a unifying thread in both the flavors and atmospheres of the casual and warm eating environments she frequented. Determined to bring the essence of all of these cultures and flavors home, she launched Cicchetti Kitchen + Bar in November of 2009. Respecting the unique Seattle architectural gem designed by George Suyama, she transformed the décor into a modern, convivial space that reflects a traditional Venetian aesthetic with a distinct Northwest attitude. The rest is history.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Phone number

    (206) 859-4155

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Christian Chandler

  • Catering

    We offer private, in-home dining for your guests; business meetings at your office, a luncheon in the park, or a candle-lit dinner at the beach. We are always excited to offer our food and beverage service in new surroundings.

  • Private party facilities

    Cicchetti Bar & Kitchen offers a private room (up to 16 guests), our garden patio (up to 18 guests), a semi-private communal dining area (up to 45 guests), or the entire restaurant (up to 80 guests).

  • Private party contact

    Kelley Kieser: (866) 978-9214

  • Neighborhood

    Lake Union / Eastlake

  • Cross street

    Eastlake

  • Parking details

    There is ample parking around the restaurant. Just be sure to read the signs regarding restricted hours. If all else fails, there is affordable parking above the Eastlake market on Eastlake and Lynn Street, one block north of Serafina. .

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 296 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. D

    David

    Seattle

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent spot. No crowds because of the Coronavirus. Normally very busy on a Saturday.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely as always!
  3. k

    kridotter

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    I called 2 weeks in advance to make a reservation and requested a rooftop table, which they confirmed. But when we got there, they gave us a corner table on the first floor, saying that there was a private party booked a month ago. This was quite disappointing, as it was our anniversary dinner and I was looking forward to the romantic views. Nevertheless, the food was great. We got the 3 for 16 cicchetti and they were all delicious. We had the ginger lime creme brulee for dessert, and that was one of the best creme brulees I've ever had! Overall, we had a nice, quiet date night with good food and drinks.
  4. m

    mike

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Parking was challenging but found place on side street. But I found out the hard way the street parking off Eastlake is by permit only and cost me a parking ticket. Obviously I did not see the sign. Food and service were great, but main dish was a bit too salty for our tastes. Will return again!
  5. D

    Dashburg

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The customer service was great. There must have been some issues in the kitchen because it took about 50 minutes between 1st course and 2nd course. The 2nd course was cold and had to send back to reheat. The food tasted really good after they resolved the issues. Overall, I was a little disappointed considering their reputation. I would go back to see if it was a fluke though. Great customer service overall.
  6. TB

    The23rdBuchanan

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Food was not on par with my previous visits to Cicchetti, although wine was excellent. Guess because they were very busy with Valentine day. Good overall experience anyway
  7. RL

    RickL

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    We went there on Valentine’s Day evening. The bar tender, and later the waiter did their best. Unfortunately the meal overall was my a good experience due to the time it took to be served. Between the fixes menu courses, we asked given the time it was taking. We eventually asked for our desserts to be packed To Go. Despite the great reputation, we regretfully didn’t share that experience
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to the restaurant for Valentine’s Day and it was lovely. Best service, delicious food, and amazing energy. Looking forward to the next time we visit.
  9. C

    Cougzilla

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    Went for Valentines Day. The restaurant was fine, enjoyable. Staff very nice, but the food was not good. Had a set menu for VDay but felt the options weren’t the best. Had the oysters which were just two of them and they were pretty small (but the best thing I had all night) second course was a tagliatelle with cheese and pork. Pasta under cooked, flavors did not match, pasta was an oily mess. Main course was short rib, so salty I ate a couple bites and gave up. Desert was eh. The overall menu was just too heavy and nothing was that appetizing. Will not return.
  10. C

    Christopher

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food, great value, good ambiance. Server not most knowledgeable on menu items and wines, but that's a bourgeois criticism that I disgust myself for noticing. Awesome time!
  11. m

    mwbrown

    Seattle

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Jerry has waited on is a couple of times and remembered us. He was absolutely the best! My lamb shank was a bit tough and that was disappointing. I expected it to fall off the bone and it didn’t. Jerry offered another entree and I decided I didn’t want to waste the time. He comped our desserts which was nice and this made up for the poor entree
  12. I

    Indyfoody

    New England

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2020

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    It is a good space for groups. I've been there many times for business meals. Unfortunately, service declines with time. It starts out great and then they forget you after they bring the meal and the gap between every-time they check-in with you goes up. The small plates course was great and then we waited 30 minutes after before they got our entree order and then again 45 minutes before entree was delivered. Also despite having a reservation via open table they did not have a table ready for us. So we started the meal at 6:40pm and ended at 9:30pm. My group of 5 people were tired by the end. With prompt service, they can achieve a lot more. I usually take all my business meals there, i need to find another spot.
  13. m

    marym

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Just don’t order the pesto pasta, bland and all green with no color or texture. Grape leaves were tough. French fries were just ordinary.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent-food, service, ambiance was very good
  15. DA

    DavidA

    Detroit

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, excellent personnel, not too loud, just perfect. I would come back for sure. Beth was our server (I think that was her name) and she was super helpful. A+ all-around.
  16. JE

    JandE

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    First time eating here, have eaten at Serafinas multiple times and thought we would try something different. The food and service was good. I had mentioned that it was a “special occasion”- our anniversary-when I booked. When I have done this in the past at other restaurants we at least had gotten a “Happy Anniversary” or even a complementary drink or dessert. Not only did we not hear a thing, we got put at a table right by the kitchen where the servers stood plating desserts for a large group upstairs and singing and clanging plates while they did so. Otherwise we enjoyed the meal. Little things matter.
  17. m

    mel2

    Seattle

    120 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    120 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the best dinner at Cicchetti. The food was absolutely delicious and we had great service. Our waitress was really good and recommended a fabulous wine. We eat at Cicchetti occasionally but we have decided to eat there more often.
  18. FB

    FlorentinB

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Year’s Eve.
  19. JV

    JessicaV

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    The restaurant was really nice, food great, service awesome but they sat us in the worst cramped little table in the back, scrunched along the wall. There were plenty of seats available in a much more comfortable location I don’t know why, maybe because we scheduled on Opentable?
  20. LF

    LentayaF

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Dinner was a lovely experience with warm service and outs
  21. n

    nwmsdoc

    Seattle

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first visit to Cicchetti was met with excellent service, wonderful dishes and an appetite to return.
  22. EL

    ElizabethL

    Seattle

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The service was great but the food was a bit too seasoned for our party of 4.
  23. GK

    GaryK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal and good value. Very nice views of the City from upstairs.
  24. RM

    RickM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food was absolutely delicious! Ambiance was great, it just happened to be a really cold night and sitting next to the front door kept me cold too.
  25. M

    Miller

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A memorable evening! Loved the apps, short rib meal and wine! Spicy which we loved. We got an upstairs table with a view of the Seattle Skyline on a rainy night.
  26. AS

    AnnS

    Portland

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love the food .. tasty Mediterranean with NW ingredients!!
  27. B

    Bill

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great but portions are small
  28. P

    Penguinschu

    Seattle

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    There were four of us total and we had a very nice time. Our server was excellent as was the rest of the staff from the moment we walked in until we left. We sat upstairs against the window. Really nice. Great cocktail list!! A lot of food that is not served in other restaurants (this is a good thing).
  29. CP

    CharlesP

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Cicchetti always impresses with interesting and off-the-beaten path menu items and wonderful wine list. We went for Restaurant Week and I never felt we were offered anything less than their high standard best. Service is way above average for Seattle, where professionalism can be spotty even in fine-dining establishments. It can be hard to find the balance between cloying, performative intrusiveness and inattentive. The crew at Cicchetti, is very "on point". They have a somewhat cramped house to deal with and seem to be everywhere right when you need them. Our waiter had excellent menu knowledge and a great feel for pairings. Both servers were attentive without hovering; engaging without being intrusive. This is an art. They practice it well at Cicchetti.
  30. A

    Ashley

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great atmosphere and fantastic staff!
  31. SD

    SkipD

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We just returned from a trip to Italy in September and had fallen in love with the Venetian tradition of the Cicchetti. Amazing small bites for purchase along with your drink. So when we got home and saw an article about this place we had to go. They did not disappoint! Campari and Aperol spritzes were delicious, although a little on the spendy side. The food was the best part though. Fried sardines and figs with chorizo. We will definitely go back here again.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this restaurant. That is all that needs to be said.
  33. SJ

    StevenJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Cicchetti on a guess, not having been there before. We found the service, atmosphere and good food to be outstanding. It was a great evening. 👍
  34. f

    familyfan

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner out on the deck. Great waiter with just the right amount of attention
  35. EN

    ErikN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wish I could give it 6 stars! We had a wonderful time and will be bringing family here to eat when they come to visit.
  36. SP

    StevenP

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, ambience and service.
  37. CR

    CamilleR

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The wine list is reasonable. We had a bottle of Chateau Pierre-Bise Cremant for $54.00 and it was excellent, about as good as "real" champagne. Mixed drinks also well done for reasonable price. Highly recommend the Cicchetti Trio for appetizer, great to share for 2-4 people, especially the stuffed dates, the lamb dolmathes and the olives. The watermelon salad and the short ribs were spectacular. The pasta dishes were very good but not as special. The creme brulee for dessert was great. We were 4 friends out to dinner together and had an all round great time.
  38. c

    corkmonkey

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, and very helpful knowledgable waiter, Alex.
  39. JU

    JanieU

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food. Had a great evening!
  40. KW

    KimW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would say that since we sat on the patio the noise level was fine but if we had been inside it would have been way too noisy

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Cicchetti offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 859-4155.

Cicchetti is rated 4.6 stars by 296 OpenTable diners.

Cicchetti does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Eastlake

  • Neighborhood

    Lake Union / Eastlake

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    There is ample parking around the restaurant. Just be sure to read the signs regarding restricted hours. If all else fails, there is affordable parking above the Eastlake market on Eastlake and Lynn Street, one block north of Serafina. .

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Christian Chandler

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (206) 859-4155

  • Catering

    We offer private, in-home dining for your guests; business meetings at your office, a luncheon in the park, or a candle-lit dinner at the beach. We are always excited to offer our food and beverage service in new surroundings.

  • Private party facilities

    Cicchetti Bar & Kitchen offers a private room (up to 16 guests), our garden patio (up to 18 guests), a semi-private communal dining area (up to 45 guests), or the entire restaurant (up to 80 guests).

  • Private party contact

    Kelley Kieser: (866) 978-9214

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