Cicchetti

4.7
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$30 and under
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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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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

We are offering a 3-course or 4-course, prix fixe menu from 6-9p for $65 or $85/person + tax & gratuity. After 9p, we will feature a 4-course menu for $95/person + tax & gratuity. There is a 48-hour cancellation policy and we require a credit card to secure reservations.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 276 People Are Saying
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LF
1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Dinner was a lovely experience with warm service and outs

n
Seattle
36 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

EL
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

GK
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 26, 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.

M
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 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.

AS
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the food .. tasty Mediterranean with NW ingredients!!

B
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great but portions are small

P
Seattle
34 reviews
Dined on November 16, 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).

CP
1 review
Dined on November 7, 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.

AD
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great atmosphere and fantastic staff!

SD
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 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.

OT
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

SJ
1 review
Dined on September 28, 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. 👍

f
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

EN
1 review
Dined on September 7, 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.

CR
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on August 10, 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.

c
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, and very helpful knowledgable waiter, Alex.

JU
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Had a great evening!

KW
1 review
Dined on July 24, 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

MJ
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is warm, friendly and inviting without being intrusive. The ambience is comfortable and not stuffy. The food was delicious. It was the perfect place to spend an evening sitting outside with close friends and enjoying the Seattle warm weather.

EL
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Gracious service. Can’t ask for more. Good food. Unfortunately very disappointing coffee (decaf) and desserts. We will be back for more of the great food.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

I love everything about dining at Chichetti- the Mediterranean food is fabulous, the atmosphere is upbeat and friendly and usually the wait staff is great. On the most recent visit we found the young (college age) waiter to be less than interested in waiting on four 60+ aged women. He just had too much attitude for that kind of job. BUT the four of us had fun together and didn’t let it ruin the evening. We’ll go back.

PS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Excellent experience across the board.

LG
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks were amazing, the service was awesome (not to mention super attractive). Highly recommend the lamb dolmas... ooooh emmm geeeee

c
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great birthday dinner here. Had a nice table for 6 and the meal was excellent. Service was superb. Our favorite bartenders weren’t there that night but the drinks were still great.

L
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had a nice dinner

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food. Cozy ambiance. Our bearded server was efficient for the most part. However, seemed annoyed when we enquired about a pending order.

M
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant and quiet atmosphere. The waiter and other staff were gracious and helpful.

JZ
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the concept of the Cicchetti menu. The dates with chorizo are still on my mind 3 days later.

OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

1st date .., nice place to take a person on a first date!

FS
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and ambience! Outdoor dining on a lovely Seattle evening!

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service, wonderful restaurant

D
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This little gem is a great find. We will definitely be back. The service was tremendous and the food was unique, inviting and most importantly delicious.

L
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice, we especially sitting outside. We had three small plates and the pork/bacon entree, which we shared.

E
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, and ambiance were fantastic. Wonderful neighborhood dining experience. Would go there again!

PW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall2food4service4ambience4

Just increase your prices 3% if you must, but don’t make it a surprise political statement on the bill. Minimum wage is just part of doing business like every other expense. It does not warrant a “surcharge.”

LS
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite neighborhood spot. Great food and the best staff.

IL
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seattle Restaurant Week Spring 2019. I’ve been wanting to go here ever since it opened many years ago. This cute little place packs in a lot of tables and people without feeling too crowded. And the ambiance is unassuming, intimate, and perfect for a date night or a meet up with friends. The menu triggers all my good memories of small Mediterranean small plates during my travels. We ordered a starter plate off the main menu: wood fire roasted dates stuffed with chorizo in a pimiento aioli, but then went for the SRW after that. For me: fattoush with gem lettuce, cucumber, red onion, bell pepper, and tahini yogurt dressing; rosemary prawn skewers with creamy polenta, black garlic aioli, charred asparagus, and romesco (one of my favorite SRW dishes); and for dessert artisanal brie, berry compote, and poppy seed lavosh. Hubby had the smoked cod taramasalata with charred scallion, lemon oil, Aleppo, and crisp pita; spaghetti Genovese with arugula-walnut pesto, spring onion, green bean and pecorino; and for dessert chocolate semifreddo, salted caramel, peanut butter, peanut cookie, and candied peanuts. We are so full and very pleased with the meal. Can’t to come back snd order their entire starter menu!

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Alex was our server, and he made the experience great for us. He was very knowledgeable about the food - he was well-acquainted with every ingredient and answered all our questions. He described the dishes accurately and we liked our food. It was Seattle Restaurant Week, and we went with the special 3-course dinner. We also added a “Cicchetti”, I.e. small plate appetizer. This was a great value financially,

The food was presented well. My wife had the fattoush salad. I started with the cod tamasalata - these dish names are from memory & I know I’m not getting them correct. My wife loved the crispy Brussels sprouts. I loved the prawn skewers with polenta and asparagus. My wife enjoyed her spaghetti genovese. Delicious chocolate semifreddo & I had strawberry rhubarb mousse & enjoyed it.

Found a parking space close by in the street. Loved the ambience. Kind of a vintage feel.

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