Valentine's Day Special Menus & More
Join us on Valentine's Day. We will be offering a Prix-Fixe menu for dinner. Gluten-fee and vegan choices will be available. The menu will be published on February 1st.
Friday, February 14, 2020
Food and service was excellent. Emily was our server and was very attentive. The food was excellent. I had the Tonnemaker Squash Cavatelli with the Chicory Salad starter salad which were both excellent full of flavor. Noteworthy was the smell of other dishes as they passed our table. Recommended for any afair.
Was not very busy so it was quiet. Lighting a little dim for a business lunch but terrific food and service.
Enjoyed the night of 7 fishes! They accommodated my vegetarian and vegan friends well beyond our expectations!
Don't be fooled by pictures of this place. It may look like a nice brunch spot but the food here is definitely the worst I've had in Seattle. Thought that was just my opinion but the three friends I brought unanimously agreed. Polenta Fries were good though.
I had high hopes for this restaurant. Places that charge $20 for a salad better be good, but overall I had a very disappointing dining experience. Will not go back again. I ordered the polenta fries with aioli to start off with which was good, but everything slowly declined from there. For my main entree, I ordered the seasonal salad with the catch of the day for $20. It was a spinach salad with pears, nuts, and cheese. The $6 coho salmon was very tiny, not worth the price for what I was given. The salad was very dry, the cheese was almost watery, the nuts weren’t flavored, and the the components of the salad just didn’t go well together. I then ordered a tiramisu for dessert thinking this was going to be their redeeming quality. For an Italian Restaurant, that was the most disappointing tiramisu I’ve ever had. I’ve been to Italy and know what a real, classic tiramisu tastes like but this one I ate was such a disgrace. They added lemoncella to it and it was the worst thing they could’ve done. They turned a classic dessert into a disgrace. What made this one of the worst dining experiences was that my waiters not once asked us how everything was tasting. I’ve worked my fair share of customer service and had they asked me how everything was from the very beginning, I might try it another time. But after eating there, never again. Save yourself the money and don’t go there. Definitely not worth the $70 meal plus the $15 tip.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
We ate delicious and inventive pasta dishes and a fantastic take on a S’more for dessert. I can’t wait to go back.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
We chose to go out during SRW to somewhere new to us Very nice early dinner Great ambiance
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.
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
Good food. Small servings, at least at lunch. A little expensive for what you got.
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
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.
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
Love this spot in Seattle. Get the broccoli!!! Cannot wait to go back.
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
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. :(.
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.
The food was fresh and fabulous with a quiet and easy going atmosphere.
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.
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.