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Bar Cantinetta - Madison Valley

4.6
379 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
We are an Italian restaurant and bar located in Seattle. We emphasize in traditional Tuscan culinary tradition and local ingredients from the Pacific Northwest.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Tue - Thu 5:00PM - 6:00PM

What 379 people are saying
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4.5
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBattitato1981
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We often go to one of the sister restaurants in Wallingford but this was our first time at the Cantinetta in Madison Valley. We sat outside in the patio tent in the parking lot. The ambience there wasn’t so bad and only got better after the sun went down. Menu was slightly different from Wallingford, but still the same high quality Italian style. Service was excellent and the staff were top notch.

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vipJoseyStar
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

This experience wasn’t our best at Bar Cantinetta. The server was polite but rushed and didn’t seem sincere at all. The tiny dining room was really loud because of a large group of 10-12 people. The cocktails and starter salad were delicious and pizza was good but crust was too thick. I wonder if they changed their crust recipe? Overall not great but we will try again.

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vipSaadB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food was pretty average. No warm bread. Service was hit and miss

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GaliaL
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place to enjoy evening meal with family and friends.
Wonderful wine and pasta!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date at the restaurant! Staff was lovely and the food was delicious. Would 10/10 recommend the carbonara

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Melody
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a cozy and nice environment. Food and wine are great, reasonable price. Perfect date place.

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vipGregD
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Our waitress was superb.....what a delight. Not wild about the clams due to the amount of meat on them but the pasta and bread was great. Thanks

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Alcibiades
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Excellent food! Burrata salad delicious, pasta is some of the best in Seattle.
But the music is way too loud. Whether its inside or in the parking lot dining the music is too loud and its hard to carry on a conversation.

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Restaurantmag
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fried artichoke starter was the best we've had (or equal to one years ago in Rome).
Excellent halibut cooked in paper (though this is not a regular item on the menu)
Service was friendly and efficient. We sat outside which was set up well and very comfortable.

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vipPeteD
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The appetizers were great. The main dishes were very good. The noise level was very high.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always. Personalized service and terrific food made for a great meal.

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MaryH
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a special spot

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Debbie
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined outside under a canopy. Our waiter was excellent! He gave us great recommendations for wine and and food

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Amazing food! Such a cute spot.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful little table. Surrounded by nice plants, trees & strings of lights.

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supralaunch21v
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, and pleasant atmosphere. One of our favorites in Seattle.

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Foodie
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The food was good but not great. Ravioli had very little flavor. Ensalada mista was large uncut pieces of lettuce with a tiny bit of dressing. Prosciutto and melon was very small amount. Prosciutto was delicious. Prosciutto pizza was tiny for the price. Salmon was overcooked and lacked flavor. Crab risotto was amazing. Lots of crab. Fantastic risotto. Really creamy. Wine was good. Bottle of barolo. Most are overpriced. Service was great! Very nice woman, helpful but hard to hear her as it was so loud in the restaurant.

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Emiliej
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ambiance, great service, delicious food

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RichardR
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The waitstaff I does an OUTSTANDING
job! Even when slammed they maintain
their composure!
A few of the popular small plates could stand a “tune-up”, but other than that
Bar Cantinetta deserves its accolades!
RR

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vipDiner1
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Bar Cantinetta is a reliable staple when it comes to good food, ambience and service. There was a little confusion about my reservation as I had changed my request from outdoor to indoor seating but the OpenTable app did not share/send this change to the restaurant team. Nonetheless, we ate outside and it was fine. Their outdoor heaters worked perfect and kept us warm on a chilly evening.

The food is consistently delicious; limited menu but we were able to find some good vegetarian dishes. My favourite antipasti is the grilled broccolini - so delicious. Cocktails (Lady Madison) were on point and refreshing. And the funghi pizza was the perfect size for 2 people. The tiramisu tasted great but the bottom was a tad soppy, but it was still good.

Service-wise, it was exellent! Friendly and attentive (but too much so) service. We love their outdoor dining area -- it's quiet and lovely. We could have a conversation without raising our voices.

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ToddC
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food, service, ambience great, but the background music was too loud; server politely turned it down though. Definitely like going here.

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vipAlex
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The information on OpenTable is wrong. They DO NOT have Happy Hour. We made a reservation specifically during the Happy Hour, but we were told they don't have it. Food was good, but the cost performance was not really great.

Bar Cantinetta - Madison Valley
Responded on June 10, 2021

Hi Alex, Apologies for the confusion. We offer happy hour on cocktails from 4-5 on Friday & Saturday. If you see something different please email us hello@cantinetta so that we can rectify. Thanks!

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KerrilynVH
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh, local fare which changes regularly. Interesting combinations from an imaginative chef. Service and bar staff are 5 star, discreet but friendly and knowledgeable. Be sure to make a reservation even during off-peak. Ample neighborhood parking. A good value for the quality, portions and atmosphere.

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ondra
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great choices of appetizers, pizzas, pastas and two mains. Halibut special over pea shoots and fennel was perfectly cooked and flavorful. Fried baby artichokes were just right - lightly seasoned and lemony. Well curated wine list, as well as thoughtfully composed cocktails. A neighborhood gem worth searching out.

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vipBrettS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I never write reviews, however this particular Bar Cantinetta experience is worthy to note. Some of the rudest staff I have ever encountered. The restaurant had blaring music playing, almost impossible to have a conversation with the person across from me, asked politely if they could turn it down (twice) to which they said sure and then did nothing. When the waiter finally came to take our order I gave him my credit card and asked for the check. Upon leaving the Manager asks what the problem was and I told him what happened to which he responded "maybe we aren't the right place for you! I mean seriously, WTF? I have been going to Cantinetta for years and have spent lots $$$$ there, so disappointing.

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Haley
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A bit pricy, but perfect for an indulgent occasion dinner. Everything was excellent, from cocktails to appetizers to pasta, and the location was quiet, elegant, and lovely.

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ShellyC
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely outdoor dinner on a summery evening. They've set up the outdoor area quite nicely. It's not directly on the street, so it's pretty quiet. Rather than decide on one entree each, we opted for an array of appetizers, and they were all fantastic. The wait staff were attentive without being suffocating. It was so good to be back at Bar Cantinetta!

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Disappointed
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Super small portions so eat before you go. Started out nice but after we ordered our food we literally never saw our waiter again until we were ready to walk out. We flagged down the hostess to bring parmesan which should have been offered when our food was delivered but it did not show up until we were practically done eating. No one asked us if we needed a second round of drinks and for a restaurant that serves mostly pasta there should have been bread on the table. Extremely disappointing. Go somewhere else.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar Cantinetta is our absolute favorite neighborhood restaurant! Delicious menu and the best service, especially Hugo who we adore. A must if you’re in the mood for excellent Italian food!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always a lovely meal at Cantinetta! We really enjoy the ambiance and intimacy of the dining room but we keep coming back for the amazing seasonal menu. Definitely order the tiramisu for dessert!

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Granmimi
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful birthday celebration. In addition to the food and the outdoor dining the wine was superb.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a wonderful outdoor dining experience- our first in 12 months! The staff and service were excellent - very helpful. The food is delicious- we tried the branzino and didn’t regret it!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a euphoric experience dining out again. The waiter was so patient with us. The food was incredible. The steak, deep fried artichokes, burrata and charcuterie tray all were top notch.

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vipAnnGH
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Intimate space with a classy outdoor space. Cocktails were well-balanced and delicious. Food was superb.

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GoodFoodFan
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Cantinetta restaurants and really enjoy the neighborhood vibe at the Madison Valley bar. We will definitely come back again.

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whatsupp
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

I made the mistake of ordering the steak - they claimed this to be a 10oz Waygu portion. It was the worst steak I've ever had. Not tender. Not tasty. Lots of gristle. Ugh

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it every time!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and excellent food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food !

FAQs

Bar Cantinetta - Madison Valley offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 329-1501.

Bar Cantinetta - Madison Valley is rated 4.6 stars by 379 OpenTable diners.

Bar Cantinetta - Madison Valley does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.cantinetta.com/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.