Brunello Ristorante

4.6
105 reviews
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$30 and under
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We are no longer taking reservations with Opentable. Please make a reservation by visiting our website at http://www.brunelloroosevelt.com/ or by calling us at (206) 527-4778.

Brunello Ristorante is a lively restaurant in the heart of Seattle. We use the best ingredients and provide a great atmosphere.

Looking forward to hosting you soon!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Daily
Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(206) 527-4778
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
72nd st.
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.6based on recent ratings
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HH
Seattle
27 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything good for weeknite girls’ get-together. Will definitely keep this place on our happy list! Other diners all seemed to be enjoying themselves and there was a pleasant hum to the place. Wish they had the orecchiette recipe from the last owners, but otherwise menu v satisfying!

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T
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Livornese sauce was just the most amazing thing. The mushroom bruschetta was quite good as well. We went for restaurant week and I didn't really look at the main menu so the 5 stars for value might be slightly high, but they had many reasonably priced wines so I think it fits. Staff was super friendly. Had a lovely time.

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SS
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunello has become our favorite neighborhood Italian restaurant. Other than limited parking, there is nothing about this restaurant that doesn't invite you in and make you feel welcome. Great staff, fast service added to a cozy ambiance make this a great place for a quiet dinner or special celebration. The wine list has some good selections and we always love to start with their beet salad with arugula. All the pasta dishes are well-prepared and served with authentic Italiain sauces. We love their tiramisu as a dessert but must admit, it always goes home with us becuase there is so much 'abundanza' in the other dishes, there's never room.

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AK
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Came in with expectations of average and wasn't disappointed.

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AF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with personalized, yet not overbearing, service from the staff. It is such a comfortable setting that you almost forget you are out at a restaurant.

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TS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This place is a hidden gem. New management has turned a good restaurant into a great one.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing. I would have rated the service higher if I could have. The halibut was spot on delicious! Great wine. We'll be back.

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MG
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The evening out was outstanding!The wait staff was superb, the dinner specials, of Halibut and the filet steak in a veal reduction were excellent! The wine selected by the waiter was a perfect pairing.

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Cleveland
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting from Ohio and would highly recommend this restaurant . The food and service were phenomenal. I had the ravioli, it had so much flavor. The staff were very welcoming and made you feel at home.

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JM
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff makes you feel welcome every time. They understand making modifications to the food and are very helpful!
The wines are well priced and good quality.
This restaurant is a great value as well as lovely, interesting and quality food.
It has become our go to for date night, out of town guests, or just a great meal.

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A
Anchorage
8 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was amazing. The wine was delicious and the ambiance was very nice. The main courses were good, but everyone agreed the desserts were spectacular. So we would encourage diners to save room for dessert.

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D
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Joe our waiter was very helpful. Food was good. Very welcoming ambiance

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C
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

good neighborhood spot. calamari appetizer was a little small for the price but the cooking was perfect. new server so minor mistakes and should have comped a glass of wine. clam linguini was the best

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DS
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Adam was a great host! Really enjoyed our date night at this wonderful spot.

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B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful ambiance, personal service, delicious and authentic Italian food. We'll definitely be back.

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SC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Yes very good Italian food and a professional wait staff

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LG
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great Date place or even a large family gathering! Great martinis, wine and dessert!

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BV
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and i celebrated Valentines day here on Feb 12th, loved it.
Both of us loved the food, spagetti with meat sauce, meatballs, the bread, do good.
Service was nice and the bill was reasonable.
Gotta say, we will be coming back here!

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BK
Seattle
46 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a new neighborhood gem that we all hope survives up zoning. The food is traditional Italian with specials that go beyond. Portions are plentiful and their homemade sausage is a must. Special steaks are always full of flavor. The new owner (since fall of 2017) is very motivated to please and the prices are very reasonable. Go... you won’t be disappointed! And in the current cold snap, the circular fireplace in the midst of the dining room makes it quite cozy....

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KM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You must try the homemade gnocchi in Gorgonzola sauce (other sauce choices are offered as well).

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OT
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Busy place with two waiters attending. Very professional service though. The location is not pretty at all. It’s located a long the road. It’s seems like most people who dine here are people who lives around the neighborhood. The food were average I expected more, they have big servings but it didn’t really had any extraordinary in the taste specially the pastas. I love the olives. The grilled medium rare strip steak is very tasty. We ordered Amarone wine and we love their selections. The bread is definitely not fresh. Dessert taste good. We had panna cotta, lemon cake and triple chocolate tiramisu. I noted that it was my mothers birthday celebration and no one even bothered to greet her. If I will go back again? No!

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b
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful spot, great ambience. We have been a handful of times, each time bringing new people with us because it is so good. Wonderful servers and service, a nice variety in the menu, and a robust and reasonably priced wine list.

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HH
Seattle
28 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a lovely dinner here with friend early-ish on a Tuesday nite. My second time here since the change-of-ownership. First time not so great, so gave it another chance. Better! Service friendly, although the waiter and bartender had loud voices and could be heard over other diners. And had a loud conversation at another table (there was an older woman there-- perhaps she was hard of hearing?). But they were nice and the food was delicious. Our wine was a reasonably-priced Italian white, and we did not have dessert. My Caesar salad was only so-so, but the 2 pasta entrees were, as I said before, delicious. I'd definitely come again, and maybe branch out and try something different on the menu and skip the Caesar.

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SP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around. Food was delicious.
One of the better Italian restaurants I have been to in the area. Wife and kids loved it

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OT
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a regular dining spot for us and we always have a great meal.

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e
Seattle
36 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my fourth visit since the new owner took over. I've had an amazing meal here every time. Tim is very hands on, making sure each table has.a great experience. Highly recommend the rigatoni or any of the very creative specials of the day. Cocktails and wine selection are super, too. Warm, intimate, romantic spot to share with family and friends. Will be returning soon!

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C
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Italian dining experience in Seattle. The food is done with creativity and care, and the staff are top-notch! Delicious flavors and a great wine list too. My wife have done our last two anniversaries here. Recommended!

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SR
Seattle
34 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 3

Really great food but our experience was really negatively affected by our waiter. I think this was a combination of him being new but quite frankly they just didn't have enough staff for a full restaurant.

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TC
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our first time - had heard from friends about it. Went on a Sunday night. Relatively quiet. Great atmosphere, very friendly staff. Food was very good - reason for 4 stars instead of 5 was that my wife's pasta order came about 5-10 minutes after my son and I got our meals due to snafu in the kitchen. We will definitely visit again though.

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OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and food

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C
Minneapolis
26 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food & service was awesome! We will definitely be back and will recommend Brunello to our friends.

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NF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The evening was quiet, the table nicely set. The seating area not crowded. The waiter started our evening with a disclaimer that he knew his business well but didn't know the restaurant or menu very well and we would work through it together. This was a little disarming and unnecessary since another waiter did all the work. The food was good, standard Italian fare. The prices were fine, the whole experience satisfying... But not extraordinary.

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CC
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around! The food was delicious and service was wonderful!

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WC
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff who went above and beyond so that I could ask my girlfriend's parents for their permission to marry her.

Staff did their more than their best and went out of their way to help accommodate all of us.

Penne Vodka dish is mega balling, would highly recommend it. Management is outstanding. Ambiance and quality is super high end.

Prices are extremely fair and gentle for an area of that real estate price and high net worth of residents nearby.

Felt like home. Definitely want to learn italian after this experience - Winston Chan

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TT
Seattle
53 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived after Symphony performance and what a beautiful meal. Delicious pastas, etc. Only comment would be that the calamari was a bit greasy. But other than this, will return for another enjoyable evening.

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KU
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a 30th birthday party for our youngest daughter. The food was excellent, we had a great table, and the server was a delight. The owner paid extra attention to our party, made us want to come back again!

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NH
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing spot. We spent our anniversary here and it was delightful. The food was incredible, the atmosphere was cozy and quaint and the service was exceptional. We will be coming back as much as possible.

Brunello Ristorante
Responded on December 11, 2018

Grazie mille Nick! And next time you make a reservation, I will SAVE a filet mignon just for you! Tim

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JR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We ordered an Ossobuco, and it was on the tough side. Needed a little more cooking time. Fravor was good. The rice was superb.

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DA
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great dining experience. The food was authentic Italian. Great selection of wine, and a calm romantic atmosphere.

Brunello Ristorante
Responded on December 4, 2018

Grazie mille David! I have even rearranged all the tables tonight to make it more romantic I think! Thank you and hope to see you soon! Tim McDonald

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was FANTASTIC. The food, the service, and the restaurant itself. Having just gone to Italy this past summer, I fell in love with the authentic Italian food there and it brought me back to Italy. The food is so delicious and authentically Italian, and the service was exceptional. Very attentive waiter and we couldn’t get enough of the bolognese and filet mignon. We DEFINITELY will be back again, many more times! Best Italian restaurant I’ve been to in Seattle so far! Also, the restaurant is small and quaint, which is wonderful and refreshing compared to the large restaurants in Seattle. Not too expensive either, but is a tiny bit pricey for some things on menu. Wonderful wonderful wonderful! So glad that we found it.

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