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About Assaggio

Pamper your soul with the sensual pleasures of fine Italian wine and food while you marvel at the Michelangelo-inspired artwork.

2010 4th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98121
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Comfort Food, Modern Tuscan

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Happy Hour: Monday - Friday 3:00-6:00pm

Cross Street:
Virginia

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 441-1399

Website:
http://www.assaggioseattle.com/

Parking Details:
Note: Street parking and private lots available as well.

Executive Chef:
Mauro Golmarvi

Private Party Facilities:
We offer a semi-private area that can accommodate up to 20 people, please see our website for more information www.assaggioseattle.com/reserve

Private Party Contact:
events@assaggioseattle.com: (206) 579-9739

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Join the F.O.M. club to hear about events and updates. www.assaggioseattle.com

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Assaggio Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (49)
Authentic (43)
Special Occasion (42)
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Romantic (42)
Neighborhood Gem (36)
Good for Anniversaries (35)
Fit for Foodies (33)
Casual (32)
Good for Birthdays (30)
Business Meals (26)
Cozy (25)
Notable Wine List (25)
Comfort Food (25)
Pre/post Theatre (23)
Good for Groups (22)
Fun (20)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Bar Seating (17)
Worth the Drive (16)
Local Ingredients (15)
Hot Spot (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
People Watching (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Tasting Menu (6)
Healthy (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Seasonal (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Spicy (3)
Tapas (3)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Music (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 22, 2012

Really good food, nice warm atmosphere and friendly service.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 21, 2012

My wife and I went here for a date night before a show at the Paramount. The space is a nice size; it's small but not tiny. The food was very good and the service was attentive. It has a full bar and nice wine selection. We would definitely go again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 21, 2012

Great food and a wonderful evening. Not rushed and the waiter was first rate.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 20, 2012

4 good friends enjoying a good meal and a very nice place.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 19, 2012

The wife and I were seeing a show in Seattle and chanced upon Assaggio online. We arrived a little early for our 5:45 reservations. By about 6:15pm it filled up. Glad we got there early.
The food was excellent. The wife is a great cook ... and she was very, very impressed.
The appetizer (deep fried, stuffed olives) was excellent.
And the entrees were great. The wife had the braised beef over polenta. Easily a meal and a half worth of food.
My pasta dish was perfectly al dente and was exceptional. Easily the best pasta dish I have ever had ... and I've had plenty.
The wine ... perfectly paired.
The staff was excellent and the owner walked around like family, welcoming guests and creating community.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 18, 2012

I always feel like I've arrived 'home' when I visist Assaggio. Mauro, the owner, treats everyone like family, creating a wonderful blend of food and community.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 18, 2012

Always a consistent favorite, with the big bonus that you can actually have a conversation--the noise level is just right!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 17, 2012

There were seven of us. The waiter was quite good at herding us as needed and leaving us to our own device as desired. He recommended appetizers that he sorted for us that were excellent. Fairly extensive wine list in all price categories. Good food. Fun atmosphere. Reasonably priced.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 17, 2012

Fantastic, delicious Italian food, you can taste the fresh ingredients in the food, wonderful wines and excelent service. This is one of the few Italian restaurants in Seattle where you can experience the authentic Italian kitchen. Loved it, just like being in Italy!
A plus having the owner and chef greet you with a warm and happy smile!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 14, 2012

Assaggio's is what you would imagine an active, vibrant Italian Rest. to be. Very busy with the staff and owner all bustling around. Food & Service are fantastic.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 14, 2012

This is one of those pretentious Italian restaurants trying hard to be classy chic. Unfortunately, presenting the bill to patrons who are still eating is a big NO NO! Totally unacceptable in ANY restaurant. Food was average. Place is very, very noisy. 3/10 in my book.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 11, 2012

The owner/manager is fantastic. Incredible service and attention and never a bad meal.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 8, 2012

Great food but frosty waitstaff. Our waiter seemed annoyed that we were there. Otherwise fabulous food. Mauro, do something about that staff. You deserve better!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 7, 2012

Second time there and just as good. Great place, so glad a friend recommended it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 4, 2012

The best Italian food I've ever tasted, with a fantastic dessert menu.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 1, 2012

Excellent service, food, location and atmosphere. From the time we walked in until our departure we were well tended to. The food was seasoned perfectly and cooked to perfection. Excellent wine selection, and decadent desserts. We will definitely be making a 3rd trip back to this gem of a restaurant. Delizioso!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 1, 2012

Great food- pork chop was perfectly cooked, as was the salmon. Mashed potatoes were heavenly. Vegetables seemed a bit retro- would have preferred sautéed green beans to the cubes of zucchini and chunks of carrots. Serving sizes for meals were perfect. Wine was excellent!

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 28, 2012

We have always enjoyed our dining experience at Assaggio and it is our favorite Italian-themed restaurant in Seattle. The service was friendly and helpful. The decor is charming and romantic, and the attitude is elegant without being pretentious. The servings of starters, salads and entrees are just right, not too much and not too little. Everything was full of flavor and it always feels like a special occasion when we dine there. I've not tried their happy hour yet, but I'd like to go back soon and check it out.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 28, 2012

Decent food, though probably overpriced for the quality (had a reduced-fare lunch). Stuffier atmosphere than necessary in Seattle, for sure. Wait staff felt like robots, but were attentive.

The best restaurants I have been to make the experience feel like a master chef has invited you over to his house, and you are being served as a friend, not just the next customer.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on November 24, 2012

Hubbie & I were in Seattle fo the marathon and our friend, who frequents Assaggio, recommended the place. We LOVED it! Food was outstanding, place was packed but we were able to snag two seats at the bar. We'll definitely return the next time we're in town.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 24, 2012

Great Food, Great Service, but very tight seating. All of the two top tables were too close together. We had to move the table to get in and out. Not very romantic....

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 23, 2012

Nice greeting from the owner and lovely table for two near the front window. The good ended there- our server was brisk and seemed very uninterested in providing help with the wine list or food recommendations. He even tried to have us out of the restaurant in less than an hour. We were told the kitchen made him bring out our dessert which we had asked not to be put through as we hadn't even finished our wine and wanted to move onto specialty coffees and dessert. Overall a huge disappointment for our second visit! I had looked forward to this night out and drove down from Vancouver, Canada. Don't think I'd return in fear of having the same experience.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 21, 2012

I really enjoyed the food and atmosphere. I am definitely

Tags: Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 19, 2012

Food was decent but every course was missing just a hint of salt that would have made the dishes better. Otherwise, we had great service and tasty meals during our visit.

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 17, 2012

We have been treating ourselves to dinner at Assaggio for nearly 20 years. It is our "model" for all the other restaurants we visit. Dining at Assaggio is, in a word, "magnicifo.!"

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 17, 2012

This restaurant is one of our most favorite anywhere! The service, food, ambiance, everything from the greeting at the front door by Mauro, the owner, to the entire staff making sure you have everything you need or want makes it a perfect spot to be any night of the week. Excellent wines too.

We had the best anniversary celebration there! Thanks, Mauro and Sean and everyone else for making it so memorable.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 17, 2012

Great restaurant! We will definitely be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 16, 2012

The food was fantastic. Thoroughly enjoyed my first time at this restaurant.
Service was attentive but unobtrusive. Highly recommend.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 10, 2012

This was our 2nd time to Assagio and it did not disappoint. We had reservation at 8:00 pm on a Saturday night and while I was not happy we had to wait until 8:25 to sit, I understood. The food was amazing and was the highlighht of out visit. The drink and service were also very good, with the owner working hard to interact with his guests and manage the very busy operation. A nice place for special occasions.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 10, 2012

I had the special and it was a less than mediocre risotto-type saute with some meat and unappetizing brown sauce on it and pieces of asparagus cut so small couldn't even see them. All the food for us 4 people was so salty it was almost unedible. They've added tables to squeeze in more patrons - way too crowded now. Could hardly walk between the tables and chairs. Unbelievably noisy and waiters rush you through. I would not recommend this place any longer - terrible.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 10, 2012

Very busy but excellent food and felt "at home"

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 9, 2012

The food was good. The brussels sprout appetizer was excellent as was the salad. The risotto with chicken was good except the broccoli was bitter. The chocolate desert was excellent.

Service was mediocre. I felt once the waiter knew we did not drink alcoholic beverages his interest in serving us waned.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 9, 2012

Mauro is a magnificent host and always makes us feel at home. We have been dining at Assaggio for 18 years. We enjoyed every bite!
It was a packed Friday evening and there was plenty of staff to keep everything flowing smoothly. Our wine was delightful and moderately priced which is always nice. The salmon special was cooked to perfection! We enjoyed the calamari puttanesca appetizer. We shared the lemon dessert which was refreshing. We look forward to our next trip to Seattle for dinner at Assaggio!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 9, 2012

We we seated promptly and the front window which I appreciated (to see and be seen). Food was excellent, Services was a bit slow and I would of really liked the water to assist me in pronouncing the dishes.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 8, 2012

Assaggio is awesome. You must check it out - the owner greets you at the door and you instantly feel like you're family. The bartender makes a mean drink and the Sienese pasta was heaven on a fork. I wish I could go back every day!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 7, 2012

I walked in the door for the first time, and the owner, Marco greeted me as if I was a regular. Gave me a European hug, took my coat and gave me a choice of where I wanted to sit. I was there a little early, but that was not a problem, and they got me a glass of wine while I awaited my other two to my party to arrive.

I originally picked it for the Dine Around Seattle, but instead I ordered their Caesar salad and the spaghetti seafood pasta special of the evening and skipped dessert and had another glass of wine instead.

Definitely a great place, and will go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 3, 2012

We love to dine in Seattle and Assaggio is one of our favorite restaurants. Assaggio has a great cozy atmosphere. The menu is extensive with great options and the wine list has options for many tastes and price ranges. I had one of the "specials"; a seafood pasta w/ pappardelle pasta, scallops, prawns, and crab meat w/ marinara. It was delicious!!! I also had the potato leek soup, also great!!! The service was very personable and very professional. We all loved our meals: Osso Buco, Linguini and clams, penne w/ a vodka sauce...all great!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 2, 2012

One of my favorites, never disappoints. The only problem is deciding what to order.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 2, 2012

Everything was delicious!!!
The clam spaghetti was very flavorful and tasty.
If I have to pick one thing, the deep fried stuffed olives were overly salty.
The service was excellent and we would definitely recommend friends to go.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Omaha)·Dined on October 27, 2012

While the food was good, our server was possibly the rudest server with whom I have come into contact for quite some time. She expected us to be ready to order immediately when we sat down, before we had even read the menu; from that small request to have a moment to take off our coats and look at the menu, she visibly rolled her eyes and huffed at us with every interaction. It made a dining experience that could have been quite pleasant into a tense chore.

This was the first of many times I will be traveling to Seattle; neither will I ever return to this establishment, nor will I recommend it to others.

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