Cuoco

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$30 and under
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Italian
"Cuoco" is the Italian word for "cook," and the inspiration for showing off our chefs in an open kitchen. Watch Stan, our pasta man, hand making pasta every day. In addition to the featured fresh pastas, there are savory vegetables and other hearty entrees, created by our chef Ron Anderson. Semi private and private dining options are available to accommodate 12-24 guests.

Specials

Cuoco Happy Hour

-$6 Snacks
-$7 Italian Wines
-$6 Beers
-$7 Well Drinks
-$7 Choose your Mule

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 26, 2019

Ends: January 27, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 4:00PM-5:45PM

All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti and Meatballs

Enjoy all you can eat spaghetti and meatballs every Monday night at Cuoco. Stay Out of the realign 99 traffic and Stay In for some serious comfort!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 28, 2019

Ends: January 29, 2118

Availability: Mon 4:30PM-8:45PM

What 1290 People Are Saying
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BA
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service, ambiance, but the portions were so embarrassingly small! I guess that's just the way it is these days?

N
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Included gratuity so servers don’t have to work for their tip. Food is mediocre. Dessert is good.

S
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous family gathering to celebrate several birthdays - everything about the evening was delicious and so special, from appetizers to dessert. Highly recommend this place for special occasions or just a great happy hour.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything, as usual

KK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful Northern Italian restaurant! I’ve been here several times and will continue to do so.

E
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pasta was excellent. Sockeye salmon was dry and without flavor. Wine overpriced for small pore

MG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Had the rigatoni. Nice taste. But tiny portion. I mean, come on. $22 bucks. It’s just pasta. More than cover the bottom of the serving plate. Kind of pathetic

p
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pretty room , tremendous service team, excellent menu.

PG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the Icelandic dinner

g
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food was so so and very pricey.

A
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Only because the location is convenient. The food was very average. I had the bolognese lasagna and there was very little meat in it. Mostly just though. Not much of flavour either. Quite disappointed.

SM
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently exceptional food and service

J
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the vibe of the restaurant. We had a table of 8 and were very impressed with the service. Drinks were refilled, appetizers and the main entrees were perfectly timed and all of our entrees came out at once. The food was outstanding. Highly recommend!

f
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Cuoco's food was excellent, it definitely lived up to best Italian restaurant in Seattle. It was fun to talk with the pasta chef. He was very cordial with all my questions. It was a little difficult to find because of the next door construction, and the street signs had been turned. We were very glad to find it, the meal and ambiance were very worth it. Next time we will try the dinner menu.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding

DB
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Generous portions. Very nice wine. And, oh! The coconut pie!❤️

CS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent evening! Our server did get bogged down with a large party but did give us great service when he was able to be with us.

MW
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We had the Lasagna and the Capelletti. Both were good, but not worth the price or drive from the Eastside. Had to wait a long time to get the check.

RF
Seattle
51 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time to Tom Douglas’ Cuoco. As with many of his other restaurants, Cuoco has a great ambiance and feel. It’s a great place to share a meal with family and friends.

Our server was Mark. He gave us great service and was very personable.

My wife and I were there for Happy Hour. Smaller menu with reduced prices. The prices were average or a little below for a Happy Hour menu at an Italian restaurant. The food tasted great, though. My wife had the kale Caesar and we shared some braised meatballs. I had pasta with pecorino cheese and pepper. By far the meatballs were the hit. Awesome !!

We will definitely be going back to try other dishes.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We came for a birthday for the first time here, and it was lovely! The food was good, and the ambiance was nice and relaxed without being stuffy or too quiet. Very nice place to eat for either a nice calm evening or as a good start to the night.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Delicious homemade pasta ! And lovely outdoor patio!

CL
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice setting offering excellent handmade pasta. They were perfect portions. My Kale Caesar salad was delicious too. The staff was very friendly and professional.

FR
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Food was too expensive for the quality and size.
The 20% service fee calculated on the taxed value is a rip off

Cuoco
Responded on September 23, 2019

Hi Francescog, I'm so sorry to here that you didn't feel the value of food was in line with our quality or portion size. I would be happy to discuss this further with you. You can reach me at 206-971-0710. I do have to clarify that we add our service charge to the subtotal before tax. We do not charge any service charge for tax. There is tax on the service charge which is unfortunately controlled by the state. Thanks for the feedback and I look forward to hearing back, Scott Whited

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OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Second time there. Cooking, presentation, service, all very good. Free parking in building. Will be returning.

CO
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience5

With the mandatory tip in place, the servers seemed to careless about providing exceptional service. We never had or drinks or water refilled, we were not asked if everything was alright. It was a horrible dinning experience.

t
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came with a gift certificate for dinner for 2 won at a recent auction, good for S -->Th. We wanted to go on Saturday, and so we called and they happily accommodated us - first of a series of nice gestures. We arrived at 6 this past Saturday and asked to be seated outside, which they also happily accommodated, though we were the first. Our server was a delightful women and a lovely evening unfolded. Terrific cocktails, a fabulous salad, and really tasty main courses, 2 terrific glasses of wine, and shared piece of coconut cream pie (YUM!) - a terrific, relaxing, tine. Though our GC was for "2 dinners" and additionally stated that drinks, dessert, tax or tip (these last 2 we expected) were not included. When the bill came, everything was included, save the service charge (we would happily have paid that and more by way of a tip) and, of course, the tax. The total for entire meal, with cocktails, wine and dessert, was under $45! We will certainly be back, ready (and willing) to pay our way sans a GC the next time. :)

Thanks again!

A
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Steak which was supposed to be medium-well, came back as overcooked, very dry and hard to chew. Steak was sliced and it was really obvious that it is overcooked to them.
The waitress was not accurate and spilled some sweat drink on one of the guests while serving the other.
Food is OK, but not great. Definitely not at the level they are trying to position themselves.

p
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Catching up with my wife's cousin after 30 + years. Staff was great no push to order, letting us visit and order when we were ready. Food was outstanding and what can you say about the coconut cream pie - perfection.

HC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very attractive restaurant with much ambiance. Food portion was a bit small but the homemade pasta was superb.
It was my Wife’s birthday and the restaurant gave her a nice signed card and small bundle of their own pasta- nice touch.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent. We were not disappointed and will absolutely be back.

JM
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Seated earlier than our reservation in a location of our choice (outside). Friendly and efficient waitstaff. Very accommodating bartender who came out to the table to ask me questions about a drink I wanted him to make up - came out great! Very good appetizers and main course (their pasta is very good). Good single glass wine choices. This was my second time back and can’t wait to go again.

TG
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Good food but very overpriced

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had and amazing date night dinner at Cuoco! This was my 4th visit and can tell you I will be back! The sweet corn agnolotti and the lasagne are superb!

V
Tampa
35 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dinner. The prosciutto and peach appetizer was excellent. My husband had the spaghetti and meatballs which was tasty and meatballs were as good my own homemade ones. The angliotti was absolutely delicious. Raphael was an outstanding server. I would highly recommend dining at Trattoria Cuoco.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I gotta say this was an enjoyable meal. Creative apps. Perfectly cooked pasta. Good wine choices. Excellent dessert. And a good finish with a Tawny Port.

MP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Monday night all you can eat spaghetti and meatballs was the best!

GP
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The spaghetti and meatballs special early Monday evening is wonderful. It was my first time at a Tom Douglas establishment, and I am starting to understand the buzz.

My server's name was Colt, and he was exceptional. I had several unusual requests and he made them happen, all while conversing gamely with me and verifying I was more than adequately satisfied. I added an additional amount to my check, on top of the 20% service fee. I tied up a table for two hours, and the service fee only came to $5.00. Plus, I was told the individual server only gets 14% of the 20% fee. Colt definitely deserved more than $3.50 for the time and attention he lavished on me.

I live on the Eastside, and am not frequently downtown on a Monday afternoon. But when I am, I'll be back and will hope Colt is available when I am.

MI
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The homemade pasta was fantastic. We brought our own wine. The waitress was warm and polite. The value, however, is questionable. On a $150 tab for 2 appetizers, 2 pastas, drinks and dessert, our final was $210 when the 20% service barge and 12% tax was added. The service charge is also taxed so can get the same fine meal for much less outside of Seattle city limits.

ER
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our experience here. The service was great and the staff was very accommodating to dietary needs and making room for our stroller/high chair. We will definitely be back!

a
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was outstanding and great service too! I would highly recommend Cuoco for great authentic Italian food.

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