Mondello Ristorante Italiano

4.5
236 reviews
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Mondello Italian Restaurant in the beautiful Seattle neighborhood of Magnolia provides one of the most romantic, most authentic Italian dining experiences in Seattle.

Mondello has beautiful pasta dishes, seafood & main courses, salads, zuppe & bruschette & antipasti dishes. Corino (owner) & Enza (chef) grew up in the vicinity of Mondello and they bring to Seattle their wonderful tradition of fresh seafood, homemade pasta & rich authentic Sicilian cuisine with all it's flair & joy of living.

They have the life experience of fine cooking and appreciation & sensiblity of the Italian palate that allows them to create a dining experience reminiscent of being in Mondello, Sicily.

No one fails to be entranced by Mondello's welcoming beauty and warm personality.

Grazie Amici!
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LG
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food. Wonderful atmosphere. This restaurant rates right up there with my best NY and Italy dining experiences. Love it.

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mondello always strives for perfection and still holds true to its cultural authenticity. The amount pride that this place puts into their service, food, ambiance and overall experience is exceptional. You can feel the sense of love from all the staff, you can see that they all work in unison as a team and they are very, very personable.

The best dish is their lasagna. MOUTH WATERING! Now, my grandmother makes good lasagna, but I have never had anything like this. If you are a first time eater here, GET THE LASAGNA.

Keep doing what you are doing. I love coming here and, will be a place I will come to for a very long time.

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C
Seattle
77 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Again, our third visit in as many weeks was great. Pastas are especially good and we’ve always had at least one of the specials. Our favorite restaurant in the Magnolia neighborhood of Seattle.

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LB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food is always good. Wine selection is good. One of our regular places.

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PT
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic Italian, exceptional menu coaxing stunning flavors in every dish. The lasagne is exceptional. I tried the Marsala Mushroom Ravioli this last visit and had to give a bite to everyone at the table. I'll go back JUST FOR THAT RAVIOLI! Wow.

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RP
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

They made a lovely vegan dish for me, then served it up with shaved Parmesan. The “vegan” butternut squash soup couldn’t be further from being vegan. I like this place, but this has happened before. I’d appreciate them paying a bit more attention.

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RP
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good, simple food that’s heavy on meat and seafood. Very few vegetarian or vegan options. My vegan soup turned out to have cheese in it - tasty, though.

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L
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just wonderful as always

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PA
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have lived in Magnolia for several years and Mondello’s Restorante enhances Our Magnolia Village. Our family has been going there for years This is one of Our Favorite Places to dine. It is family owned and they pride in providing authentic, homemade Italian food. Fresh ingredients are used and evening specials are offered. The owner, Chefs, and servers enjoy what they do and take exceptional care of every person who enters their Mondello Restorante. You will always see the owner’s grandmother sitting at the counter with a glass of vino with a smile on her face watching her grandson run the family business. When Our daughter flies in from San Francisco, she always asks to have dinner at her Favorite Place Mondello’s Restorante. We cannot compare it to any other Italian Restaurant in the Seattle area because when we want Italian Food we go Mondello’s Restorante where we are taken care of like Family. Grading,

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OT
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food. Wonderful place.

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M
Seattle
95 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent and the Best Spaghetti Alla Carbonara EVER!!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mondello’s is a great Italian restaurant with authentic ambience that reminded me of Italy. I spent 4 months abroad in Milan, and after stepping in, I was instantly reminded of my time there. The food was delicious, the service was personal; they made you feel like you were at home. I recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for an authentic home-cooked Italian meal. I loved it so much and I can’t wait to come back again soon!

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b
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

I wish I could love this place. It would be so nice to have a local spot to just go to. The lasagna is excellent, but everything else I have had here is more or less "meh." For example, the Ceasar salad was way overdressed with a mayonnaise-like dressing. Really? Mayo? But what will keep me away is how LOUD, INCREDIBLY LOUD it was inside the tiny room. My ears are still ringing from it two days later.

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CV
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited Seattle for a long weekend to meet up with our daughter and grandson. We stayed in a wonderful air bnb in the same neighborhood as the restaurant. Food was excellent. I had the ravioli with prawns. You couldnt ask for better food or friendlier service, and we had a toddler with us.

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RW
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable. Food excellent. Atmosphere cozy. Service attentive but not overdone, which I appreciate. Great relaxed family get together.

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A
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a gem! This is the best Italian I've had in Seattle and the best Italian I've had since living in Italy. The lasagna and bolognese were to die for! Great wine list. Affogato was such a treat! It's not "Italian with a PNW twist" like so many places in Seattle try to do. Just authentic Italian dishes done impeccably well. We loved our experience here! It is super cozy and family owned. Magnolia is full of hidden gems and this might just top the list. We're so excited to have a true Italian spot in our neighborhood.

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b
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my new favorite Italian restaurant. The staff is warm and friendly and the food is excellent.

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F
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 3

Well our Hostess / waitress was lovely. We went in the afternoon on a weekday. My friend had the Gorgonzola gnocchi which was pretty much cream mixed with gorgonzola over not too bad gnocchi but super plain no garlic or salt or Pepper or spice of any kind.. I got carbonara, the eggs were scrambled and the pasta was firm, too firm for my liking. The pancetta was tough. The price would have been fine if the food was amazing but it felt like a complete rip-off.

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M
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service were very good. BUT the people next our table were so obnoxiously loud that we tcould not comfortably converse at our table. One person in particular had such a screeching loud voice that we had to stop our conversation until she was done with it. It made the nice dinner with our friends a not-so-nice gathering. Too bad!

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FL
Berkshire
13 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There is no such thing as a bad meal at Mondello. Service is personal and the food is brilliant. Real Italian food in the USA is hard to find, especially perfectly al dente pasta. If you’re in Seattle, Uber out to discover Mondello and Magnolia village. It’s well worth it.

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JP
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. The only thing I would add would be outside night lighting of the Mondello sign.

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KR
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

The 4 of us go to a movie & an Italian restaurant almost monthly. We’ve been to over 70 restaurants in Seattle alone. You’ve heard the saying, “where’s the beef?” I ordered the veal scallopini & I said, “where’s the veal?” There was a very small, very thin piece of veal overladen with prosciutto which made it look like it was a substantial piece of veal. It wasn’t. Two ordered the lasagna which both said wasn’t very good. The special was a cod dish which was ok.
After the appetizers & after they delivered the main dishes we needed to ask for silverware & my husband drank my water since no one came to refill our water glasses.
It’s a small neighborhood restaurant so it’s noisy too. There’s so many great Italian rrestaurants in Seattle. Unfortunately, the four of us ranked Mondello the least favorite of all the Italian restaurants we’ve been to.

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u
Seattle
37 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The halibut was outstanding!!!

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The family who runs the restaurant ar excellent hosts. Feels like we are eating in Italy.

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f
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always great service, friendly and delicious dinners YUM!!!!

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L
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very authentic Italian food, very rare in Seattle (and I was born and grew up in Italy).

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MA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great!

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ML
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious And the service was exceptional

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DS
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Try to have this on our list five or so times a year. Always delivers. Staff is very friendly, helpful and on the spot. The specials usually do not disappoint.

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PM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mondello always delivers high quality, authentic wonderful Italian food - if you haven't been: Go now!

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JB
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely love this wonderful neighborhood restaurant! Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Each time we have been here we have tried something new and they are all great. We highly recommend this family owned restaurant where you will find it is a family affair. Great for a casual dinner, anniversary or family night out!

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o
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A favorite of mine in Magnolia where the service and good are always excellent. Tonight's morel mushroom special was amazing.

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o
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The squid ink pasta with shrimp was delicious.

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u
Seattle
37 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent event!!! It was great meeting the wine maker. It was also fun to sit in the family style arrangement --- and to meet other guests.

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NF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here once a long time ago and forgot about it until recently, will definitely be back soon and often. The food was delicious and ambiance lovely.

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EB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, Mondello's food was awesome. Our party had the carbonara, lasagna, and saltimbaco (sp) and everyone practically licked their plate. Our waitperson was lovely and helpful - offering wine samples before ordering the glass. I just returned from Italy and Mondello had better fare than anything I had there. Nice!

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KL
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food and a lovely atmosphere with great service

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M
Seattle
95 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Small, family owned, intimate and VERY much like being back in Italy! Try the Carbonara!

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MM
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely staff, lovely restaurant, great wine, amazing pasta.

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OT
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing. Food was perfect. Wine selection amazing. It was a great place for a date.

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