About Grazie Ristorante - Southcenter

We are an authentic Italian restaurant featuring wines and foods from the different regions of Italy. A remarkable aspect that sets our restaurants apart is our employees are taken to Italy for education in Italian food and wine knowledge. Our servers are personable and also educated to help you with your dining selections. We take no shortcuts with our food and make everything on our menu from scratch, using only the freshest ingredients and imported products. When you step inside the door of our restaurant our goal is to take your senses on a culinary journey to Italia.

16943 Southcenter Pkwy
Tukwila, WA 98188
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
*Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
North of both Wig Ave or Minkler Blvd/South Strander Blvd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 575-1606

Website:
http://grazierestaurant.com/southcenter/index.htm

Catering:
Please contact us at the restaurant for catering booking and information.

Parking Details:
Our Sign reads Ristorante Grazie and we are nestled between Car Toys and Men's Warehouse, of whom we share the lot. Parking can be tight during busy nights but there is joined parking next to Lamp's Plus.

Executive Chef:
Vego Serrano

Additional:
Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Grazie Ristorante - Southcenter Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (28)
Authentic (21)
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Notable Wine List (18)
Cozy (18)
Worth the Drive (18)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Special Occasion (17)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Romantic (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Business Meals (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Fun (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Spicy (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Seasonal (1)
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined 7 days ago

Hidden away in a strip mall by Men's Warehouse in Southcenter is an amazing, authentic Italian restaurant that is charming, warm, delicious food and wonderful ambiance- its worth the drive!

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Authentic, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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·Dined 7 days ago

This restaurant does not disappoint! When a chef can make spaghetti and meat sauce rich and special, you know your in for a treat. Leave room desert and try the imported Italian Lemon Torta.. just saying!

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2017

We were staying at the Best Western, flying home to California early the next morning. We uber-ed to Grazie. In no time, it was filled with locals. The food was very good, the wine list extensive and reasonable. A perfect choice.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Delicious food and the wine special was a deal. It's a great go-to place when you've friends drivingfrom all parts of the Puget Sound area. We'll definitely be back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Soooo delicious! Wish I lived closer! The food was wonderfully done and so tasty. The wine list was fantastic! Atmosphere was quaint.

Tags: Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Fun, Worth the Drive
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We love Grazie as do a lot of other folks. Great to have Open Table to get reservations by seating type. For couples, we recommend the tall seating which is in a small corner room that is much quieter than the dining room. We also enjoy sitting at the bar (only a few seats) watching the chef and helper create the dishes.

Friday night we had the veal marsala...delicious and the special which was filet in a lovely sauce. Lunch today was the left overs from Friday night and we are both stuffed again!

One tip, if you do not care much for orso, we don't, they will substitute almost any pasta for your side...a definite plus!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Grazie Ristorante is the best option for proper Italian food in the Southcenter area, but it's small so be sure to make reservations. The walls are smooth and the whole restaurant space is one big rectangle, so it can become too noisy for some. There is an open kitchen area visible to most tables, so you can see bursts of flames and even smell food being cooked. They will start you with seasoned olive oil to dip bread in, rather than butter, so you know you're in a real Italian restaurant. The food is rich and delicious, better than prices suggest, and the servers seem happy and well mannered.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Comfort Food
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Scheduled a reservation a week ahead of time for a special occasion and asked for a space more romantic; however, was sat at a folding table in front of the bar which was hit several times by staff. Steak was over done and sauce had too much vinegar on it. Very, very disappointing.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Normally we dine at Grazi in Canyon Park but had to pick up someone at the airport at 8:30. Given Friday night traffic, we elected to dine at Grazi in South Center on our way to the airport having dined there many years earlier. We had forgotten how much smaller the restaurant is than the Canyon Park location. With every table occupied and being in a smaller space, the noise level was higher than at most restaruants. No matter. Their menu has fewer offerings but we found selections OK. My wife enjoyed their Pumkin Ravioli while I had two small filet mignon which were cooked to perfection with a delightful Gorganzola sauce. The young lady who served us had been with the restaurant a short time so was still learning the menu, etc. She did a fine job, with a smile. Thank you.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This is a cozy neighborhood place with friendly service, but the tables are crowded and the restaurant is dark. The sautéed calimari made a tasty appetizer. The main dishes took at least 30 minutes to arrive. My ‘veal marsala’ was dry and tough, and after several bites I figured out why - the waiter brought me chicken Marsala instead, and it was some of the most over-cooked chicken I’ve had. Because it was so dark at our table, and the dish was so smothered in oil, it took a while to figure out what on earth I was eating. By the time the waiter checked on us, we were half finished with our entrees, and there was no way we could wait another half hour for a replacement. So not only did they make the wrong dish for me, but they did not offer to take it off the check, and the meal I did not order was neither tasty nor well-prepared.

The bill was also surprisingly high for the quality of food and the crowded setting. I’ve had worse, but one can do much better for the money.

Tags: Casual, Authentic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 26, 2017

This restaurant was such a fun and delicious experience. We were able to make a reservation for the same day, and we were seated right away when we arrived. April was so knowledgeable about the menu, and gave us wonderful recommendations through all the courses of our meal, as well as shared some really great stories about the restaurant with us. We will definitely be coming back, and we're looking forward to the day. :-)

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 25, 2017

One of the best restaurants ever!!!

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·Dined on October 25, 2017

restaurant has a very nice atmosphere, the service is quick ad friendly. The menu is interesting, good extra options

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Always been a dare night place for my wife and I. The chicken saltimboca this particular night was probably the best meal I have ever had there. And, their bread and oil that they serve while you wait is also the best.

Tags: Casual, Spicy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 18, 2017

The cheese plate was not that great but the entree was delicious. Best part is you are presented with the actual dessert options before you pick your choice.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Food and service were excellent as always. The dipping oil for the bread was a highlight as always. Had the filet w/ gorgonzola and pasta and fresh vegetables.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

This place was average for me. I had the spinach salad which had all the makings of being delicious if it wasn’t dripping with dressing. I mean dripping. The spinach was so wilted from it it looked cooked. My friends didn’t comment one way or the other on their meals (spaghetti & Meatballs & Gorgonzola Tortellini) but they seemed content. I really liked my wine which was chosen by the waitress. It was the dessert that was such a disappointment. We got the chocolate cannoli (waxy chocolate and unsweetened filling), chocolate mouse cake (fell flat) with raspberry sauce and the turtle cheesecake (nut crust was gross-why wasn’t caramel used to bind them?). I left mine uneaten and got to pay $6 for it. I also thought the waitress was great except she was ready for us to leave and let us know by bringing the check with out asking if we wanted anything else.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food was mediocre "Italian" at best. I would have had better value for my money by going to a chain Italian restaurant with "grill" in the name.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

We love Nicole and Fernando and the steak without the gravy blue cheese, we love the calamari and bread with oil and we love going somewhere where they know our name!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 12, 2017

5 gals got together for yearly "gathering".
Good food, nice atmosphere, but a little noisy.
Nice waiter, very helpful.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 12, 2017

We love Grazie! Every time we go we enjoy the food, order the featured Italian wine and feel well served. You definitely want reservations, even during the week, and a short wait is still the norm.

Meals this trip were rack of lamb, delicious, mixed seafood grill, fantastic, and fettuccine alfredo rich and tasty. And my 4 month old granddaughter slept through the meal what is not to like!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

We love Grazie's! The food is always consistently amazing!!! And the wine pairing just adds to the delicious experience. The ambiance is rich and welcoming. Grazie's is always busy, but the noise level, quality of service, and delicious food just enhances the whole experience.

We love coming to Grazie's and the friendly, professional staff make us feel like we are coming home. Special shout out to Nicole, Fernando, and staff for embodying the true Grazie's Spirit of 'l'amore della famiglia italiana e l'ospitalità' (Italian: family, love, and hospitality)!

Love Grazie's!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Casual, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Disabled Access
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The food was excellent. Service was enjoyable and efficient. Really quality wine. My friends thanked me for picking this restaurant as they thoroughly enjoyed our evening there. This place is a hidden gem in Southcenter.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Casual, Authentic, Romantic, Cozy
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

This was a great place to have an intimate birthday dinner! It was cozy and romantic. Great wine list and delicious food!! You could really taste the ingredients and your food definitely wasn’t heated up from a can.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Cozy
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

We love Grazie's! Their food is really good, the wine is fine and we always leave satisfied.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We double dated with another couple and we had never been to this restaurant but it had superb reviews on Trip Advisor! We were raving about the food and what a wonderful dinner all during the meal and on the way home! The food was delicious, our waitress was superb, the ambiance was nice, the restaurant clean, and overall we will definitely be coming back.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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·Dined on September 27, 2017

Filet tenderloins with gorgonzola and balsamic glaze was amazing!
My co-worker raves about the linguini puttanesca, and gets it every time.
Excellent service.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Celebrating a birthday

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 24, 2017

This was our second time at Grazie, and I wondered whether it had changed ownership. The first time (maybe 7 months ago), all our food was outstanding, the atmosphere was upbeat, and the service was excellent. This time, the food was okay, and the service was fast, but it continuously felt as if they were trying to get us out of there asap. (We were on time for our reservation, and the restaurant was half empty.) The waitress was unfamiliar with the wine offerings. The calamari fritti (which had been tender at the last visit) was rubbery, and the Linguini Marco was simply not very good (including the chicken). The Puttanesca and the Caesar salad were pretty good, but not as stellar as the time before. Maybe it was just a different chef. If we're in the area, we might give it a third try, but would not go out of our way to eat there again.

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Picked Grazie for my anniversary dinner, it couldn't have been a better dining experience for our occasion. The food was beyond exceptional and the wine list is endless. Will definitely be going back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Authentic, Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Excellent as always. Always stop in when picking up or dropping off at SeaTac....or for any other reason we can find.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 20, 2017

What a great find. We were looking for a spot for a group dinner (7 people) on a Wednesday night and found this place on Open Table. We arrived early for our reservation and were told by the hostess that we couldn't stand in their very tiny entrance and to wait outside which half of the group did. The manager (or owner) overheard and came over and apologized. Said we could stand anywhere we wanted :-) We then asked the hostess if we could order drinks from the counter (bar?) and she said only if there was an available waiter who was willing to take our order. Jean-Luc immediately came over and said no problem I can get you drinks. Manager/owner delivered our drinks with a flourish and smile. Jean-Luc turned out to be our waiter and he was fantastic. The food was out of this world. Salmon special had so much flavor and was cooked perfectly. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience despite the somewhat surly hostess. I would definitely recommend this place. It's small so make reservations and be prepared for a delicious food experience.

Tags: Hot Spot, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Just felt it was very overrated . Service was not great, nor was the food. There wasn't anything special about this family home cooked place that made it feel special or a place that I ever have to see again. Did not seem fresh or authentic at all!!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Very friendly place. Lots of families that looked well taken care of. The food was great. Especially the desserts. Try the key lime

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 7, 2017

We had dinner to celebrate a birthday. Service was excellent and food was delicious. Our Server's champagne recommendation was great! Thank you!!

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 30, 2017

I love Grazie.... locally owned authentic Italian food. The folks who work her are terrific. I make a point to eat here whenever I am in town. Food is outstanding.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Always enjoy dining at Grazie. I try to make it a point to visit the establishment 1-2 times monthly. Service is great, staff is pleasing, and they always keep the bread coming and the glasses full of water. The wine selection is good. Spinach salad is one of the best I have come across and the filleto gorgonzola is consistently delicious every time. I was surprised at the size of the Lasagna, as most places server a small portion, but here at Grazie, the portion is the best bang for buck!

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 27, 2017

What a gem this restaurant is! My mom and I had dinner tonight and it was amazingly good. The service was superb. Highly recommended

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·Dined on August 27, 2017

We sat in the little cocktail room so it is pretty tight quarters for two. The chairs were commfortable

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2017

I have eaten here several times and I have yet to be disappointed! Had the grilled seafood...awesome! Service is good.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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