Agrodolce

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$31 to $50
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Italian
Discover the sun-drenched cuisine of Southern Italy and Sicily at Agrodolce. This casual and welcoming family-owned trattoria nestled in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood features Italy’s coastal cuisine. Our expertly created, handmade pasta is made with the finest organic and sustainable ingredients in the Pacific Northwest.

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Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Agrodolce is offering the Feast of 7 Fishes pre-fixe menu for Christmas Eve. please visit our website to view the menu. We require a credit card to hold your reservation. 3-day cancellation notice is required or you may receive a $50 per person charge.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Agrodolce is offering a pre-fixe menu for New Year's Eve, please visit our website to view the menu. We require a credit card to hold your reservation. A 3-day cancellation notice is required or you may receive a $25 per person charge.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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E
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went here for thanksgiving dinner. We were seated right away and our server was very nice. It was a set menu at $75 a person, which we enjoyed most everything. What I didn’t enjoy was it was served family style which means we served ourselves. The salad was tasty but small the crostini was tiny and we got one for the four of us. It was delicious but I thought we each should have had our own for the price. The pasta was perfect and so was the turkey.
The gratuity was 20% yet I did all the serving. I will go again but not on a holiday.

MC
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We chose this restaurant because we had such a great experience last year for Thanksgiving; my husband is a vegetarian and I am emphatically not. We had a great meal so decided to go again for Thanksgiving, anticipating the same food and service. All I can say is the food that we were served was subpar (I have to say that our waiter, Joe, was very apologetic). Also, the couple that were seated a good half an hour after us, had their meal before we even had a whiff of ours. Sadly, we left - don't need this kind of service when paying $75 per head. So very sad, and I actually cried.

y
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

This was a multi course fixed price Thanksgiving dinner that the restaurant seemed ill prepared to handle. The meal started fairly well but once we got to the main entree the wait was over 30 minutes and the turkey and potatoes came to the table lukewarm and barely cooked. We had to send it back and left with dessert in a box since the 1.5 hr dinner took 2.5 hours with all the wait time. Sadly disappointed.

OT
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Food was not at all up to expectations. There was something wrong with every course. The pastry on the Caramelized onion tart was raw in the middle and under cooked. The pasta course had ZERO seasoning. We had to request salt to give it any flavor. The turkey roulade was COLD in the middle. The sweet potatoes needed a glaze or something - they were just cut in non-uniform sizes and under roasted, hard and not completely cooked. The cannoli were all different shapes and sizes - some big, some small; some undercooked, some overcooked. Spent over $300 for dinner for two (included drinks) on Thanksgiving and we were completely disappointed. Will not return.

C
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

My husband and I went for Thanksgiving dinner and it was possibly one of the worst meals we’ve ever had, ever. We were very exited to try Agrodolce, but it turned out to be horrible. We spent $300 dollars on the price fixed Thanksgiving menu with a bottle of wine and left hungry and completely dissatisfied.

The potatoes were neither seasoned nor cooked through (as in they were hard to even chew- that’s how undercooked they were). The turkey was tasteless and cold. The Brussels sprouts were soaked in some kind of liquid and so overcooked they were mush.

The service was sub par. The waiter came over to our table maybe all of 4 times through out our meal. The time in between courses was 20-30 mins. It took 2.5 hours to get through our meal. We had high expectations for a delicious Thanksgiving dinner, but will not be going back to Agrodolce again. We feel sick over spending $300 on one of the worst meals we’ve ever had.

AC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Disappointing Thanksgiving dinner!

Our waiter was pleasant and even brought an extra glass of wine to make up for the cold and undercooked food. The family-style dinner at $75 PP was overpriced for the value received. The wine was extra at a special price of $60.

The first course was Local Roots Chicory Salad. The menu states it comes with Ricotta Salata, but I couldn't find it on the bed of mostly lettuce. It also included Caramelized Onion Crostada, which was late and not served with the first course, as shown on the menu. Next came a lukewarm, at best, Primi Pasta, Tonnemaker Squash Cavatelli. Following the pasta was a second course, Mary's Organic Turkey Breast Involtini. I'm a vegetarian, so they provided a substitution of rice filled squash, which was sent back because it was cold. The caramelized Brussel sprouts as a side dish were tasty. My partner's yams, also sent back, were hard and barely cooked, if at all. The turkey he reported way dry.

Desert was the biggest disappointment. The Tonnemaker Pumpkin Cannoli wasn't available. Our waiter said there was a problem in the kitchen resulting in the Cannoli's falling apart. A cold Lemon Tiramisu was substituted and appeared recently taken from the freezer to thaw.

Overall not the best price for value.

SS
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

We had so looked forward to visiting this restaurant after hearing such good things & decided to try their prix fix Thanksgiving Day dinner. We were completely underwhelmed by the experience. The food was not well prepared, overall. The salad was tasty and interesting, the caramel used onion tart a bit under baked and everything went downhill from then. Despite not a huge crowd and a standard menu, the food came out of the kitchen oh so very slowly and since we had to send one dish back as inedible, the time just lengthened. After waiting at least 20 minutes for dessert, we were told that the pumpkin cannelloni was being difficult & would we prefer the limoncello tiramisu instead. We said ‘sure’ and it arrived promptly but, again, nothing to write home about. The drinks were good & the service friendly and attentive. This was clearly the fault of the kitchen.

I really want to like Agrodolce, their website shouts community, family, authentic and the location is charming in Fremont. We will give it another try on a regular menu night and hope for better.

JM
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was outstanding. The flavors were so original. Our server was friendly and attentive. The only issue was how loud it got in the restaurant during the meal.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went as a redo after a rare but poor experience. Kurt the manager and his team made everything right and took care of us. Great customer service, great food and it’s so important when a place goes out of their way to make it right. We’re definitely recommend!

LB
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

I have always loved Agrodolce, and my friend and I have celebrated our birthdays there every year for a number of years. This year was a disappointment. First, when making a reservation it told us how long we could hold the table. Really? The place was empty! That kind of put me off. Then I asked for a quiet table. We ended up next to the ONLY other table in the place, set for 6-8 people. The food is always excellent, but we ordered polenta fries (exceptional), a salad, and a pasta dish to share, as well as wine. The polenta fries came hot and we were enjoying them, which the large salad was delivered. We were just starting the salad (very nice) when the pasta arrived. By the time we got to the pasta, it was cold and not very good. The waiter didn't ask if we wanted more wine, and didn't refill the water bottle when it was empty. When our time was up, obviously, he never came near us again. When we left he didn't even say goodbye. We had said we were both celebrating our birthdays, but nothing birthday was served, which has not been the case in the past. We always order dessert but didn't this time, so that may be why. Also, it was cold in the restaurant. I had dressed warmly because this has been the case in the past. Anyway, I didn't end up feeling like coming back, which was disappointing because it's been a tradition for us.

r
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

What a disappointing dinner. The food was mediocre at best. My wife's salmon was a tiny, maybe 2-3oz serving, on top of cold and flavorless puree and a very blah chickpea patty. My steak was chewy and kind of dry, though the sauce was decent. The kids' pasta was entirely unexceptional. The appetizers? Meh. The cake for dessert? Nothing special. We would have been unimpressed if this was some mid-price chain Italian place, but for an expensive restaurant with a reputation like Agrodolce has, it was really really bad.

OL
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Simply not impressed with the quality and preparation of the food. Risotto watery and overcooked,cavatelli tasty but oily. Wait staff friendly but a bit stiff, formal and not very personable for the feel of the place.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

It took them forever to bring our food and the restaurant was half full. I arrived with my baby shower plus the stroller and the server didn’t even ask or help on how to fit the stroller in the table. My pasta was cold just when they brought it. Definitely not coming back.

D
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

None of us understand what happened to this previously enjoyable restaurant, but we won’t be back. Drinks were solid, but our server mixed the second round (instead of the bartender). Side veggies arrived before our entrees, which was great because it was an hour from ordering to eating those entrées. One was over-salted and the other needed salt. Then one pasta dish arrived cold; when we commented on it to our friendly-until-then server, she seemed affronted and walked off without an apology or any indication that she’d let the kitchen know. Uhhh ... ?! She comped our pasta but that wasn’t really the point and we all left feeling like something has gone seriously sideways at this neighborhood spot.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Nice room
Good smells
Pretty good server
Weak bar, limited choice of liquor
The food was almost OK
Pasta much to al dente
Very little flavor
Desert was the best part

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate delicious and inventive pasta dishes and a fantastic take on a S’more for dessert. I can’t wait to go back.

p
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

These people don't know how to cook. Everything was marginal. The goat cheese salad was wet, with UFO fruits in it; my chestnut buckwheat pasta (Sicilian???) had no particular taste and the undercooked chestnuts had no flavor; my wife's buccatelli seafood pasta had a blast of raw garlic overwhelming any other tastes it might have had; my apple cake was like a rock, tasteless, and would have made a pound cake seem delicate. Our waiter was pleasant but not terribly skilled. When our entrees arrived, I had to get up and ask for salt and pepper.

WC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Three of us chose Agrodolce during restaurant week. We'd never been before and were looking forward to the meal. To say it was disappointing is an understatement. The first course, mushroom arancini was quite good. We were anticipating the entree. Two of us had the braised lamb. It was dry and somewhat flavorless. The potato puree was bland. We were not sure what the Girly Girly salad was supposed to be. Not much beyond some greens on the plate. The other person in our party chose the pasta with duck. He later said it was marginally edible. We all chose the Theo budino for dessert. It was good but did not make up for the overall meal.

Perhaps it was a bad night. My husband and I lived in southern Italy for several years and food did not remind us of any meal we had while living there. Sorry to say we would not return and I cannot recommend the restaurant.

GF
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We ordered the Restaurant Week specials. Chestnut Rigatoni turned out to be a smaller portion of chestnut pasta, a few pieces of Butternut squash and butter. That’s it. No sauce and very bland.

Sardines and GF pasta and pine nuts and golden raisins was good but again, a small portion for an entree.

Dessert was served in smallest ramekin have ever seen. For $35. We were disappointed. Felt we were shortchanged. But regular entree prices were $27 and up , so compared to that I guess it was a bargain. Too pricey and inconsistent to ever return

B
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

My friend and I always go to Agrodolce for Seattle restaurant week. They stick with it even as the number of restaurants offering veggie lunch choices for SRW keeps on dwindling. So I appreciate Agrodolce. The same problem repeats itself year by year. And that is very slow service. We always arrive first upon opening in the hopes that we can get the food in a reasonable amount of time and this year we did. The waiter was also very friendly. But the restaurant seems to be perpetually short-staffed. I don't know what the problem is. As to the food itself, the squash soup and the chef's special veggie pasta were, as usual, tasty and plentiful for the $20 price. I do wish they would offer free bread, but bread for a price seems to be more common these days.

JB
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience5

Went during SRW and should have listened to the other reviews about the service and wait time. The waitress stuck with one table most of the night, telling stories and chatting with people I assumed to be her friends. It took just under three hours for us to receive all three courses.

I
Seattle
33 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Good ambience, Average Service, limited selection of wines and poor food.
The food (pasta dishes) took over 50 minutes, pasta was cold, and over cooked.
May if it happens once, you could think it was an exception but if it happens on two different entrees, then it is more likely the norm.

Agrodolce
Responded on November 2, 2019

Ishmael, I’m terribly sorry our pasta wasn’t cooked properly and to our standard. I’m also sorry for the long wait. I’m unable to send you contact information via this forum but if you would go to our web site and click contact I’d like to get more understanding where we went wrong and make it right. -Agrodolce

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TM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a RW experiment after walking by a dozen times. It was fabulous. Best waiter, great food, ambience is welcoming and warm. Pasta outstanding!

DL
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience1

Service is bad. Only one waiter for entire restaurant during lunch of restaurant week. What are they thinking? Wine prices ridiculously high. Two $20 restaurant week lunches and two glasses of wine, bill was $70. Plus zero parking. Zero ambiance. I won't be back. Food was decent, but there are too many restaurants in Seattle to both with this one again.

EB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience5

I've eaten at Agrodolce in the past and really enjoyed my experience, so I was really disappointed with my most recent trip. We arrived for our reservations on time, but were not seated for at least 15 minutes after despite all the open seating we saw. It then took another 15 minutes to ask for our drink orders, and food orders took close to the same. We ended up spending almost 2 hours in the restaurant, only spending about 15 minutes total eating (very small portions). In addition to the small portions, the dishes were bland and pretty boring overall.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience2

I went to Agrodolce with a friend during Seattle restaurant week. The food was terrible. My friend actually had to send her meal back and order a different one. The service was equally as bad. Our waiter was rude and it took us almost 2 hours to get through the meal because they were so slow. I will not go to this restaurant again.

Agrodolce
Responded on November 2, 2019

Greetings, I’m sorry your experience wasn’t what I would expect from our restaurant and what we thrive for, unfortunately I’m unable to send contact info through this forum. If you go to our web site and click contact you can reach me directly I’d like to invite you back on us to make this right. -Agrodolce

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BP
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We chose to go out during SRW to somewhere new to us Very nice early dinner Great ambiance

S
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Usually the pasta is great but this time we were disappointed. Rigatoni was way too firm and there was a meager amount of meat sauce. Carbonara pasta was really dry.

Agrodolce
Responded on October 30, 2019

Hi Skip, I'm glad you like our House-made pasta's and I'm terribly sorry to hear your recent visit didn't live up to what you have come to expect from Agrodolce. I'd like to invite you back for dinner on us! I'm unable to give you my email through here but if you go to our website and click the contact button I'll get your message. Kurt

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J
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food. Small servings, at least at lunch. A little expensive for what you got.

Agrodolce
Responded on October 30, 2019

Hi John, I'm glad you enjoyed your Lunch with us and appreciate the feedback. Not sure what you had but we use mostly local organic farms and for our pasta, we make all in house and even go a step further to mill some of our own flour from Washington grains. so this does add to the cost. We will look into our portions at lunch. We hope to see you again soon come in for weekend brunch or happy hour sometime. Kurt

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DP
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu with many interesting choices. Exceptionally astute waiter read our minds. The special - an creative, well-crafted salad entree with salmon and a generous burrata "island" absolutely hit the spot. Lunch at the Agro is not to be missed.

Agrodolce
Responded on October 19, 2019

Hi David Glad you enjoyed our salad special look forward to seeing you again soon. Come check out our happy hour sometime or brunch. -Agrodolce Team

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TG
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this spot in Seattle. Get the broccoli!!! Cannot wait to go back.

Agrodolce
Responded on October 11, 2019

Hi Teresa We’re glad you had a great time and enjoyed the broccoli 🥦, we look forward to seeing you again soon. Look for a new happy hour menu coming soon!! -Agrodolce Team

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SR
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Waiter put in wrong food order; I ordered chicken which he sold me on and then served me a piece of dried up Salmon which I refused.
None of cared for the food. :(.

Agrodolce
Responded on October 11, 2019

Hi Suzanne, I’m very sorry that we didn’t meet and exceed your expectations. We are very sorry the wrong item got ordered this was totally our fault. Unfortunately sometimes mistakes do happen we did try to rectify the situation but you refused so we also bought your wine for you. You where deciding between the salmon and the chicken so hopefully you can understand how this simple mistake happened.

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MV
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was fresh and fabulous with a quiet and easy going atmosphere.

EG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I liked my experience at Agrodolce, our table was ready when we got there, the wine was good, the app, was good, the entrees were good, the dessert was good, but nothing was great. For the price I was hoping for great.

K
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

It was an okay dining experience. The food was tasty but more "earthy" than I expected, for lack of a better term. Maybe I just didn't order the good dishes on the menu but the pasta was a little too chewy and the cake was dry and dense, with little flavor.

MP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Agrodolce was delightful for lunch. Excellent food, service etc. Only critique is the electric guitar music was slightly distracting and didn't seem to match the ambiance.

MB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This was our first visit. We were happy with our dining experience and will be back for more.

R
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We ordered the chefs choice dinner for the table. While some items, like the appetizers, were great, other items of the meal were rather bland. While the food was generally OK, for the price in the competitive Seattle food scene, one could do better. Overall average.

TM
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The 4 of us made reservations on line, were immediately seated, and proceeded to have one of the best dinners of our lives. We all have been to Italy and so knew what we wanted. We shared several plates. They were all flavorful complimentary and delish! Must have the Risotto. Best we have ever had. Will be back soon w husband's and other friends!

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Not really a complaint, just an average restaurant that I wouldn’t likely eat at again.