Cicchetti

4.7
213 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
Owner 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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm-12:00am; Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm-1:00am
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Phone number
(206) 859-4155
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Cody Westerfield
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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.
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Cross street
Eastlake
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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. .
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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).

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What 213 People Are Saying
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Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The small plates had a lot of options and was delicious. The Lamb dumplings, the whit bean puree and the chicken were my favorites

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KB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The score would have been perfect IF: The table of customers we were first seated by were loud. LOUD. They had a child they kept shushing, but she was the quiet one! Mom and dad must have been hard of hearing because they yelled over the conversations of my table and the others surrounding. After 20 minutes, that table decided to stay for dessert and we decided to ask if we could move. Not only were we moved quickly and without fuss, but we were also treated like treasured guests and so were the folks at the loud table; a true gift of hospitality displayed by the entire staff.

The food selections were inviting and AMAZING! Great cocktails, too! This was our first visit and we will definitely be back. Thank you to all who provided a special night for my wife and myself after a particularly tough week at work. After that bumpy start, which resonated our raw emotional edge and purpose for going out on the town, we left refreshed and relaxed.

Thank you... THANK you for taking care of us!

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C
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner with Celine taking great care of us.

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EM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was happy with everything. They even gave my mom a beautiful vase for her flowers.

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OT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food! Great service and good view upstairs!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tapas were good but the bean dip could have been spicier. Falafel salad and steak were stellar. Loved the way the salad was presented and that it had no lettuce. Each bite had all the flavors. Falafel itself was best I’ve had in the states. And the wine list was diverse and unique. Would come again. Got a parking ticket though...😕 seattle is brutal with all their parking rules.

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d
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Many Seattle area Italian/Mediterranean restaurants have started adding heat to every dish, many times with chile pepper. I have spent time in Rome and Florence and not once did I get blown out with chile pepper type heat - but it has happened way too many times in Seattle. And so it happened again with our last visit to Cicchett.

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OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Burger = amazing

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DB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were in Seattle for a few days, and Cicchetti was in the neighborhood. The food was delicious, interesting, and fairly priced for the quality and quantity. The service was excellent. I recommend it highly.

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JD
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, super helpful friendly server, wonderful experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Possibly my favourite restaurant in Seattle, especially for a mixed group of carnivores and vegetarians. Wine list is surprisingly and consistently excellent. Great happy hour.

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SD
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We tried several of the appetizers and all were delicious. For main courses we had the Kebbhe, which was outstanding! We also had the Morrocan fried chicken. Sublime! Dessert was good.

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MM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celine was a great server - very knowledgeable, attentive and easy to talk with. Food was perfectly prepared with a lovely presentation. They even told my date "Happy Birthday" when we walked in! It's nice to know they pay attention to the reservation notes :)

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SD
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very enjoyable dinner. The atmosphere is unpretentious, the food surprises you with an array of well balanced spices, the service was friendly. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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T
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Featuring Venetian inspired “tapas” plates, Cicchetti does not disappoint. Wonderful flavors representing many Mediterranean influences, and creatively presented. Outdoor seating is quiet and private near the “Sleepless in Seattle” houseboat neighborhood 2 blocks from Lk. Union. Fun for a light meal and drinks.

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J
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Charming old brick building with indoor-outdoor seating. Despite the Italian name, the menu is mostly Mediterranean inspired, but electrically so. Tapas-like appetizers are inventive, limited main courses are more traditional. Ciccehetti is unique.

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DT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Easy to love, with portions, spicing and ambiance all hitting it just right. We got to sit in the lobby Braley which was great - a quiet respite- Thanks for a lovely eve.

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AL
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food was good and we enjoyed it.
I couldn't understand why we were seated at a table next to the restroom.
There were atleast 5 - 6 other open tables.
They also took a long time to seat even though we had a restaurant

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SD
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here, all in all, the food was great. However a delay bringing our entrees to the table meant my halibut was barely lukewarm. I was disappointed because it was good and the sauce delicious but it would have been better if the fish was hot off the grill. Our server graciously removed the dish from our bill which was appreciated. That said, everything else was stellar and I recommend this restaurant. I will definitely go back.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Awesome! Great wine list.

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TB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I went to Cicchetti with a friend during happy hour and we had an amazing time! I got the pizza margherita and my friend got the "pizza of the day", soooo good. Perfectly cooked pizza goodness. I had a major case of food envy whenever I saw other food being prepared, so I will be coming back to try more of the menu. I definitely recommend Cicchetti if you are looking for somewhere relaxed with good food.

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JE
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My parents just moved to the Seattle area and I've wanted to take them to a really good Seattle restaurant. Cicchetti did not disappoint. Everything we ordered was delicious. The bartender even made a special mocktail for my mother, that she absolutely loved. If I had one complaint, it's that the area where we were seated was very noisy due to the larger party next to us and my father is hard of hearing, so he was having trouble understanding the conversation. They were quite loud, even for the rest of us and we found ourselves really having to raise our voices to hear each other. Other than that, the entire experience was lovely.

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KE
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Cicchetti is one of our go to restaurants. It is always tasty and there are good options to make a shared meal which is how we like to eat. Had the white bean spread and the lamb dolmas which are served warm and very flavorful. Also shared the vegetable medley and the whole grilled Branzino. Each had a glass of wine, the Barbara and the still Rose. And for desert the almond cake was delicious, very moist and served with an apricot compote. Finished the meal with a cappuccino. All in all we were very satisfied.

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SC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cicchetti has a very tasty Mediterranean menu. Mezze (here, "cicchetti") are highly recommended if you have a small group and want to share. Offers al fresco patio dining. On a summer evening, sitting outside is perfect. Parking is limited to on-street and a space can be hard to find, but thankfully, you're away from the annoyances of downtown.

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DV
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Excellent service and server was a big help in understanding the menu. Music was quite loud upstairs and made it difficult to talk across the table. Nearly all food options were quite spicy hot so we had very limited choices.

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i
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 1

The food was good as was the service. The issue was that we were nearly asphyxiated by the smoke from the oven. Smoke poured to the second level and left a blue haze. People were fanning themselves or holding napkins to their mouths. My eyes were bloodshot. My clothes smelled. I had to take a shower to get the smoke scent off. Windows were open at both ends of the upper level but it didn't do any good.
If you go, stay downstairs or eat outside.

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S
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am glad I paid attention to the latest Opentable email, what a find! We went for date night and had a great experience. The food was super yummy and creative without being esoteric. We sat upstairs and even though the room filled up we were able to have a conversation without raising our voices, giving us a intimate and romantic experience. Thank you, we will be back often!

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OT
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was really excellent! Lamb dolmas, pomegranate muhummarah, falafel we're all taste explosions! Absolutely love the variety of flavors! Service was exceptional - comfortable, engaging and knowledgeable.

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CM
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I eat at Cicchetti a lot and always enjoy the food and the servers. Great that they change their menu at least seasonally if not more frequently.

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c
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cocktails are amazing and the staff is so friendly-

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MG
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great after work spot to unwind and enjoy a great meal!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in London. Francesco made my son very welcome to celebrate his birthday, among a restaurants of adults. Sensational!

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KB
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Delicious food, ambient space and a wonderful gathering space. Would recommend for a third date, small birthday gathering or place to bring loved ones from out of town.

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CB
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Cichetti! We ate upstairs this time and it was so romantic. Great views of the water and even better food. We ordered a sampler of apps including their lamb dolmas which are a must try. I got the special tuna which was delicious. The staff was super accommodating and switched out the sides for a dairy-free dish I could eat. My boyfriend got the steak and fries. Normally, fries are overlooked but these were amazing. Highly recommend.

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CS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great cocktails, delicious food & wonderful staff!

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PH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our first visit. Even better than Serafina to us. We'll definitely be back.

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LR
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite places to go. It is not inexpensive but you can count on it to always be tasty and different. The service has always been excellent as well.

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O
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We wanted to try the food after reading reviews. The starters were average. My husband got the grilled fish and it was decent. I ordered the spaghetti with lamb and it was extremely oily. There was no actual lamb meat on it. It was just chunks of lamb fat. The most heavy dish i have ever tasted really. Couldn’t continue eating after 2 bites. Shared my experience with our server but he didn’t offer me any options other than asking if we want the rest in a to go box. Obviously we didn’t. The almond cake was okay, but could have been better if served warm. The fig empanadas were doughy on the inside. Overall it was a very disappointing experience.

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AW
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasty apps, good cocktails, nice ambiance, good for a date

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H
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cicchetti has a great Happy Hour. Lasts till 6:30! The food choices are wonderful and varied and their house wine is very good. The wait staff are very friendly and helpful. I go there once a month with a buddy for happy hour.. always glad I did.

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