Mondello Ristorante Italiano

4.8
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Italian
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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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and atmosphere. Perfect for date night.

j
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place, and always come here for special occasions.

LL
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A favorite place if ours and right in the neighborhood

k
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Birthday celebration

F
Seattle
80 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

d
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

small, intimate, authentic food and flavors from Italy. please go it was outstanding

ML
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.
Thank you

KW
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

ME
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server went out of her way to be extra kind, service and food was exceptional!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

WV
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I felt like I was eating at a families kitchen. Excellent food and service. I must experience place.

M
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

PH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

MM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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

CP
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

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.

DS
Seattle
30 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant and even nicer service. I love this place.

RP
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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/

DS
Seattle
30 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always a great neighborhood choice. Never disappointed.

SK
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Staff excellent. Wine selection very good.

MS
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

One of our favorites. Great spot, owners are true Sicilians and mama knows how to cook. Always a treat.

C
Seattle
94 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mondello never disappoints. The pasta special, lobster and shrimp fettuccine, was to die for.

C
Seattle
94 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mondello is our favorite go to neighborhood restaurant. We enjoy not only the delicious food but the warm atmosphere and great service.

FL
Berkshire
14 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mondello is just brilliant every time. Never anything but exceptional, fresh authentic Italian food!

d
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Italian in the neighborhood. The coziness is engaging and never had a bad meal there yet.

DT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Charming restaurant with excellent service, attention from the owners and delicious food. A bit on the pricey side for a weeknight meal.

t
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great homemade gluten-free pasta. Very good variety of choices.

s
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

j
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and great service in this neighborhood gem

A
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I love Mondello! Great Italian food! Delicious. At busy times you will want a reservation.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Dinner with the grandkids. Disappointed, won’t be back. Several menu and wine items were not available. Food marginal as was the service.

SE
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will always return here, the food is authentic, as is the staff :) Straight from Italy to Magnolia. You can't go wrong.

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good wine, good food and great staff, they always have a couple of specials that are really good.

C
Seattle
94 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

LK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, authentic food and ambiance! Great service and specials!

LG
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

C
Seattle
94 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, cozy Italian eatery with fresh homemade pasta