Mondello Ristorante Italiano
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.
Lovely food and atmosphere. Perfect for date night.
We love this place, and always come here for special occasions.
A favorite place if ours and right in the neighborhood
Simple dishes that were nicely prepared. The carbonara was flavorful and had just the right chew. Rich lasagna that could easily be shared or boxed up for lunch the next day. The ambiance is not fancy, but pleasant. A good wine list.
small, intimate, authentic food and flavors from Italy. please go it was outstanding
Caesar salad was outstanding, the best I’ve had in years. The dressing was light and very tasty. I had lasagna it was delicious, and in a large serving. Service was Excellence, very professional. We will definitely return soon.
We met old friends we hadn’t seen in years, The atmosphere was fun and festive. Our waitress was delightful, and our food was excellent. Overall a wonderful wonderful restaurant.
Celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary! We had SUCH a great time! The food was excellent! The service was perfect, we feel like we made new friends! We will definitely be back!! Cheers!
Our server went out of her way to be extra kind, service and food was exceptional!
Great authentic Italian family run restaurant. It was hot, so we sat outside for dinner. Even with Magnolia Summerfest and a lot of people walking by, the staff were quick and effecient. Our food came out hot, our drinks never got empty, and the quality of everything was great.
As for the food, we all got caprese salads as appetizers, and the tomatoes were firm and juicy, the mozzarella was fresh. For dinner, we all had pasta. Everything tasted like it was home made using a recipe passed down and loved by generations.
This is one of my favorite relaxed Italian places on the west coast.
Took my parents here for their last night in town and the experience was unbelievable. The owner was kind and provided us with excellent service and great recommendations. The inside of the restaurant was a little too warm, so we sat outside which was perfect.
The gnocchi was some of the best I have had outside of Italy. The meatballs were fantastic and the chicken Marsala was extremely flavorful.
The wine - we had Barbara D’Alba - was a great year.
For dessert, we tried the peach sorbet which came inside of a frozen peach! The sorbet was delicious and although it could have been a little softer, I would absolutely get it again.
I felt like I was eating at a families kitchen. Excellent food and service. I must experience place.
We found this restaurant on tripadvisor while we were looking for a place to celebrate my daughter's 12th birthday. We were finishing up a 2 week vacation from Canada and wanted a cozy, quiet place. We were very surprised to come across Mondello. Being a weeknight I was able to easily book a last minute reservation for 5 and even though we were a few minutes late, our table was ready for us. Service was attentive, ambiance was nice (as it is a small restaurant) and food was delicious. The only reason I gave it 4 stars was because I had noted on the reservation under "special circumstances" my daughter's birthday and there was no complimentary dessert, no candle (she wouldn't have wanted singing). The server only mentioned a quick birthday wish because my daughter's grandmother wished her a happy birthday in front of the server. Some recognition would have been appreciated.
Server was outstanding! She did lower the loud background music so my party could hear each other at our request. Food was good. Tiramisu dessert a bit too sweet for my taste buds. I will go again, and again as long as current chef stays on.
I have enjoyed this restaurant in the past. This visit was not at all what I had expected. Service and quality of food was horrible. We were there to celebrate a birthday- nobody seemed to care
My wife and I are locals and have eaten at Mondello's 3 times recently, with inconsistent culinary satisfaction. Two of my party of 5 ordered the same ravioli marsala plate. When placed side by side in front of us one plate had 80-90% more mushrooms in the sauce than the other plate. Ravioli was not plump. Spaghetti Carbanara was very starchy like the pasta was poorly prepared. Lasagna also seemed starchy. Pollo (chicken) with grilled vegetables good but the zucchini slices was bitter.
This meal was by far the least satisfactory of our 3 dinner visits to Mondello's since April 6th 2019. It is highly unlikely we will return any time in the future. It saddens me to write this as the family running this ristorante are very pleasant and enjoyable people. Unfortunately our food experience didn't match the staff's charm.
Excellent restaurant and even nicer service. I love this place.
Outstanding home made dishes made by your best friends Sicilian grandmother. Pastas were simply amazing, literally the best I’ve had. Cute decor and friendly service. Highly recommended/
Always a great neighborhood choice. Never disappointed.
Staff excellent. Wine selection very good.
One of our favorites. Great spot, owners are true Sicilians and mama knows how to cook. Always a treat.
Mondello never disappoints. The pasta special, lobster and shrimp fettuccine, was to die for.
Mondello is our favorite go to neighborhood restaurant. We enjoy not only the delicious food but the warm atmosphere and great service.
Mondello is just brilliant every time. Never anything but exceptional, fresh authentic Italian food!
Great Italian in the neighborhood. The coziness is engaging and never had a bad meal there yet.
Charming restaurant with excellent service, attention from the owners and delicious food. A bit on the pricey side for a weeknight meal.
Great homemade gluten-free pasta. Very good variety of choices.
Mondello is a special place that I love to visit with out of town guest. The owner and staff are always so welcoming. It is a place I can relax and never feel rushed. The food is delicious and the menu offers something for everyone. There is a nice selection of wines for pairing with dinner.
Always great food and great service in this neighborhood gem
I love Mondello! Great Italian food! Delicious. At busy times you will want a reservation.
Dinner with the grandkids. Disappointed, won’t be back. Several menu and wine items were not available. Food marginal as was the service.
Will always return here, the food is authentic, as is the staff :) Straight from Italy to Magnolia. You can't go wrong.
Good wine, good food and great staff, they always have a couple of specials that are really good.
This was our first experience that was not 5 star as the featured pasta special with mussels was extremely salty. Both people at our table who ordered the dish commented on this immediately. We feel this was just a one-off problem and we'll definitely be back.
Wonderful, authentic food and ambiance! Great service and specials!
Fabulous food. Wonderful atmosphere. This restaurant rates right up there with my best NY and Italy dining experiences. Love it.
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.
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.
Great, cozy Italian eatery with fresh homemade pasta