Mondello Ristorante Italiano

4.6
213 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Casual
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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday Lunch Closed / Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm / Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm / Sunday Lunch Closed;
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(206) 352-8700
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
For private parties we can accommodate 45 seated guests, or 60 standing. We are flexible with menu selections. Please contact Corino for more information on how we can enchant your experience with us.
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Catering
Mondello Ristorante has everything you need to create a wonderful party, office meeting, family or social event. For information on how Mondello can cater your special event, please call us at 206.352.8700 or send an email to us at info@mondelloristorante.com.
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Neighborhood
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Entertainment
Live piano on occasion.
Additional
Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Wine
What 213 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Always great!

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

The food was delicious And the service was exceptional

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3.0Dined on June 13, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

The squid ink pasta with shrimp was delicious.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Delicious food and a lovely atmosphere with great service

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Outstanding food, simple yet flavorful.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Mondello never disappoints...such a great cozy neighborhood find.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

I always love going to Mondello's, excellent food, great service, and relaxing atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Beautiful food, great service!

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2.0Dined on February 15, 2018

We were looking for some authentic Italian food, but in the end we found the food to be quite disappointing. Apparently the regular chef was off - and maybe that impacted the food. But it was not great.

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2.0Dined on February 10, 2018

The major issue was the waitress who was curt and made us feel rushed at every turn.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

This is on our neighborhood. It is our go to favorite, always count on it for a good meal place in Magnolia

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4.0Dined on February 4, 2018

Great long-time neighborhood gem. Small cozy restaurant serving very good food. Wait staff was jovial and interactive. Some misses on the entrees and apps, but overall the group liked the food. Desserts were excellent. Pretty deep Italian wine list. Can be a bit cramped for larger groups. Lots of free street parking in the evening. Worth the drive and will be going back.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Was our first time there and we’ll definitely be going back!

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

delicious!! table not available at our reservation time, so had to wait awhile, but yummy dinner worth the wait

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Another perfect meal at Mondello. Service is friendly, quick and knowledgeable. Food is delicious, interesting and generous portions of authentic Italian Italian (not American Italian) along with a great selection of Italian wines. I can’t recommend this highly enough. Our go-to Italian restaurant and a bargain given that it doesn’t charge downtown prices.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Mondellos is the best Italian restaurant in Seattle. Authentic Italian food, handcrafted pasta, fresh ingredients, and a wonderful wine list with reasonable prices. I've not eaten Italian food this good since I last went to Italy! Bravo Mondellos!!

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Great food. Engaging service. Ventilation system needs some work with the semi open kitchen.

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2017

This is my favorite Italian cafe in Seattle. Nothing against trendier spots like Spinasse/Artusi or Barolo/Cinque Terre, but this is a family-run neighborhood spot with authentic Sicilian fare prepared by a real Sicilian grandmother. There's no better lasagna in Seattle. The wine list is reasonably priced, the food is always fresh and tasty. And did I mention the lasagna?

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5.0Dined on December 20, 2017

Mondello is a romantic authentic Italian restaurant. The owners are from Sicily, the italian food very homemade and traditional with some nice touches. My favorite meat dish is the Carttocio. They have amazing appetizers - you must try the Bresaola. And the wine list is second to none when it comes to fine Italians. We had a bottle of Brunello, selected by the owner Corrino - which also came with the story how how he served the same wine at his wedding. I took a date here and we had a magical time. * Stars all the way.

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5.0Dined on December 12, 2017

Wonderful dinner for our anniversary. Tasty too. Pasta was my favorite.

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5.0Dined on November 30, 2017

Great experience with my wife

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Friendly attentive staff and delicious food. The best carbonara in Seattle!

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2017

Very good Italian food - like being back in Italy! Friendly service, but the food was really the star of the show.

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5.0Dined on November 19, 2017

Found this little gem in Magnolia. Loved it, and would go again!

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5.0Dined on November 13, 2017

Love this little Gem in Magnolia. Super Friendly family run and truly authentic Italian food

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5.0Dined on November 9, 2017

We just moved to Magnolia and Mondello’s was suggested to us to try. We went for my birthday dinner and were very excited to have found our new family staple. This place is locally owned and operated by a wonderful family. We will for sure be back for the amazing wine, food, atmosphere and service.

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3.0Dined on November 8, 2017

Food was ok nothing outstanding to us. The staff was attentive, our waitress seemed nervous and we felt kinda rushed even tho we were the only diners. The ambiance was nice, however the table for 4 was very tiny. One of our dishes came several minutes after the other 3. It was my daughters birthday and they did bring her ice cream with a candle. Thank you!

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