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Bar Cantinetta - Madison Valley

4.8
346 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 346 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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vipAnnGH
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipGoodFoodFan
Seattle
5 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
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating staff. Beautiful restaurant. Amazing food.

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KristineC
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very lovely experience
Great staff and service, incredible food, cozy atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

It was a furtive attempt at eating out! Unfortunately the outdoor dining was cold and windy and looking out on parking lot of convenience store. Dinner probably would have been lovely if we were indoors! Food was hit or miss. The spring dishes would have probably been more enjoyable if we weren’t freezing! Will try again another time.

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WillemV
9 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have fire pits and some of the most friendly and attentive service I’ve seen during the COVID era. Drinks are mixed to perfection, and their burrata and pasta were exquisite. I’ll absolutely be looking to return one day

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vipWayne
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Date night

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Bartagnan
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

A wonderful restaurant; I love the concept. The food was quite good and very enjoyable. Not quite 5 star, but damn good.
They're much more in to open windows and doors than other restaurants (end of March), but maybe they'll relax on that soon, as have others. It was quite cool and drafty.
The music was loud enough to inhibit conversation. We asked several times to have it turned down. They did turn it down on the first request, and it soon went right back upo again. The followup requests generated no change. I believe in having a nice conversation while having dinner; the craze of loud music in restaurants is a result of a misbegotten belief by restaurant consultants that it creates an attractive and exciting ambience. Not sure what they are smoking.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad you are back open!

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viplisaR
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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Nickname
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Was there on first night of re-opening. Food and service was great. I'll be back...

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Great spot for a date night. Cozy. Amazing food. Great and knowledgeable staff.

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ToniJ
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant and the Madison Valley location specifically! The food is unique and interesting. The vibe is cool and comfortable. Staff is super attentive and friendly. I live in Sammamish and make a point to visit this location. If I lived closer I would visit weekly! Every dish is more exciting than the last. The flavors and ingredients are super memorable, I am a foodie and this is one of my all time favorite places!

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vipFoodie13
Seattle
35 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Though we booked a patio table, the wait person kindly moved us indoor as the weather was colder than anticipated. That set the tone for the entire evening as she was gracious and helpful throughout the meal. Rainbow carrots, roasted cauliflower and Wagyu NY strip were delicious. Open windows provided adequate ventilation so indoor dining met current health requirements. I will definitely return someday!

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lucystro
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have a super cozy outdoor dining area for these weird pandemic times. The staff was lovely and the food was amazing.

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vipMrsEureka
London
26 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food is as good as ever at Bar Cantinetta -- fresh, seasonal, imaginative. We enjoyed every bite from the deep fried artichokes to the grilled cauliflower to the fantastic and unusual fried chickpea bread with homemade ricotta. Cocktails were excellent and the waitstaff were cheerful and efficient.

We sat inside because it was a cool night. But the windows were wide open and spacing was good. But we might sit outside with the heaters next time. That might have been the toastier option.

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MichaelB
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Many thanks for making Gavin's birthday special with amazing food, drink, and personal service!

We look forward to returning soon!

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vipCFOR
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you know me you know I am at Bar Cantinetta every Friday. If they didn’t have great food with great service it would not be every Friday! If you don’t me: I am a foodie. Besides Seattle, I spend much of my time in Geneva France and Iceland also Italy but let’s add I love durian

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A Birthday celebration

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AlbertC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, staff, and ambience. I would definitely recommend for date night.

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vipBritsabroad
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Bar Cantinetta for the first time last night and had a fabulous evening. The fixed price five course menu gave us an opportunity to sample the best this kitchen had to offer, each course was interesting and flavorful.
When reflecting on the night with my dinner date last night, I said everything we ate and drank was made with love. You could almost taste the care and attention given to each course. We watched Hugo mix the drinks behind the bar, each one made so carefully and with pride.
The service was attentive and friendly, the setting was romantic, we sat inside but the patio looked equally as inviting. The windows were open so i recommend taking a shawl or scarf just incase you need it.
We will return and hope to see Dean and Hugo again, their service was fantastic.

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BradleyD
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Typically one of our favorite restaurants… The staff and food and Service are always outstanding. However last night the service was lacking significantly first order of drinks took almost 45 minutes to arrive seems a little unacceptable in these times

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vipJdub
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another amazing date night out at Bar C. The food was great--the fried artichokes are a must! The service and atmosphere are what make it so special. In the days of COVID, it is such an energizing feeling to get a sense of normalcy. The new heaters make it comfortable to eat outside as the weather starts to get colder. With all that the restaurant industry has endured, it is so important to support the local restaurants, and Bar C makes it easy to feel safe. The staff is so amazing and personable. We will be back soon!

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vipRanjiv
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect neighborhood italian spot! Quaint and charming.

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vipElaineG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a pleasure to dine at Bar Cantinetta. The staff is amazingly kind and the food is delicious.

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AlexM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food is excellent.
Outdoor seating very safe.

Indoor distances seem appropriate.

Food is exceptional.
Service is good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Service was great! There were a few inconsistencies they need to figure out. They tell you they don’t have water, so they’ll do bottled instead. They fail to mention that they are still going to charge you even though they offer no alternatives or water otherwise. (Pretty sure restaurants aren’t allowed to do this). Second, their happy hour prices on their menu do not match what they charge you (it is an online menu so there is no excuse for not having it up to date). Lastly, they need to tell the customers when there is an up charge for an item. I was charged an extra $5 for GF crust but was given no heads up. These are small things that are easy to change!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, drinks and service! The music was also very enjoyable and the bar has a very nice look and ambience! Definitely recommend checking out this place

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vipdempsta
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

came here on a friend's recommendation. had bunch of appetizers, drinks and shared some entres. my fav dish was the octopus - done just right and not overcooked. we'll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, cozy place for date night!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic. Very different and lots of cheese!

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Penguin
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and very accommodating staff. That’s on top of great food!

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vipBrendaE
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely dinner at this Cantinetta outpost in Madison Valley. They have established a nice little outdoor dining area outside. The menu had so many wonderful selections, that we had a hard time deciding! We ended up sharing 3 antipasti and two main courses all of it was very good. The service was on point and we were well taken care of from start to finish. We will definitely return!

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BrianH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal as always! Service was excellent and all safety precautions were followed. Can't wait to come back!

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vipCFOR
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favourites and weekly regular. Great care is taken with food and presented with friendly service. While there is certainly a neighbour component, it is worth the trip.

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 4.8 stars by 346 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.