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Cantinetta - Wallingford

4.8
868 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
We are an Italian restaurant and bar. We emphasize in Tuscan culinary traditions and seasonal 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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Sun 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Tue - Sat 5:00PM - 6:00PM

What 868 people are saying
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4.8
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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viplovetodine
Shropshire
120 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food and service!
My cocktail, greyhound was delicious!
It was very warm in the restaurant .

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VickiSeattle206
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was perfect-- attentive but not too much. We appreciated the constant water fill-ups as we are a thirsty bunch. The ambiance was perfect-- warm, airy, and inviting. The food was excellent!!! We have missed frequenting this neighborhood eatery since the closure due to the pandemic. We live about 5 blocks away and will certainly be back often now that we feel safer eating out again. Keep up the quality service and food, plus the friendly and welcoming atmosphere!

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vipBMC1
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first time visit. Wonderful food and service. Great old wooden floors. We'll be back.

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vipPeterD
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious halibut; steak you could land a plane on; pork belly! My kids took me out for dad’s day and Cantinetta was a treat. Busy place with a cool Wallingford vibe. Food quality and presentation were great. My wife was a little disappointed with # of selections for entrees but did not bother me. Assumed quality over quantity and the dishes proved my point. Son who is a gnocchi lover thought that Cantinetta’s were some of the best ever.

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PrateekJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The Pici and the Gnocchi are really good. They have a nice waiting area outside where you can order drinks.

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DarrellR
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Superb Italian cuisine served to perfection in a charming, local haunt. Fresh focaccia, impressive bar mixologist, and very attractive decor. Loved the pork belly appetizer and carbonara. Make reservations or be sad.

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cynlyn
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Very bad acoustics. Can hardly hear your table partners. Service slow. Carrots for starters very under cooked and only a touch above raw. Prosciouto dish was delicious. Was told no veal in a certain dish, as allergic to veal and it did indeed have veal. I was sick. I think they think since veal is beef that it was okay to say no veal and only beef and pork.

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vipDsynovec
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience2

I love Cantinetta, food snd service is fabulous. Noise level is awful and takes away from the fun and enjoyment, it a
Seems to be worse each time i go.

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KarenL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been happy customers since the beginning, and we're really happy to go there again, first indoor dining since what seemed like forever, yay! The fried baby artichokes were incredible.

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vipDavidP
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every item on the menu is interesting - all were delicious, well prepared, well presented. The servers were kind and engaging. Great meal!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent, ambience was wonderful!

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BrookeM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was awesome and I love the ambiance - however, the music was loud and people were forced to talk over it which made it even louder. Because they were so busy, we felt rushed since the waiters and waitresses were running around like crazy, refilling waters and picking up used dishes constantly. So inadvertently it made us feel like we had to rush thru our meal, but it wasn’t a deal breaker - we still took our time. We will go back again. Parking is hard to find so arrive early.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little hidden gem! I love he location, in that it’s in a nice quiet neighborhood, making it more of a “locals” spot. The service was great, and the food was fantastic!!

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vipgavi
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for date night! ✨

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NicholeB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food, drinks and atmosphere. We will be back!

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AlixandraF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. The service was great. The food came out in a timely fashion and we never felt rushed and could take our time ordering and enjoying our courses. Reasonably priced for the quality of food. Will definitely be returning.

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dana
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance. Service was exceptional.

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susanD
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food. We had the very delicate ricotta ravioli with pears. Also the
tiramisu was beautiful and some of the best ever.

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vipJude
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Food was superb! Service a bit sketchy but it was very, very busy (great that you're doing well - so pleased about that).
Only complaints are the hard, flat seats on chairs and high noise level - probably designed that way to move folks along and not stay too, too long

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SamanthaD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food-lovely appetizers, hearty mains and the Tiramisu was wonderful. Staff was warm and knowledgeable, outside seating was warm and cozy and the wine was perfect. Will definitely dine again.

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ChrisP
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for accomadating our family for a nice time and dinner.

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CandaceD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good! We’re vegetarian and loved how many options there were. We shared the buratta, fried artichokes, butter lettuce, roasted carrots, gnocchi, and tiramisu (we were very full at the end). Everything was spot on. Our faves were the carrots and the gnocchi. Our server was friendly and made great recommendations. All the staff we interacted with were great. Can’t wait to come back!

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LaurenE
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very nice outdoor area with fire pits, shade, and cute tables

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KimL
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cantinetta is our favorite neighborhood restaurant. There is no downside. Great food, wonderful staff, and always consistent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I LOVE Italian food, and hence always expect the best when I decide to splurge my weeks worth of calories on some pasta dishes. Our dinner at Cantinetta was hit/miss, but unfortunately isn’t somewhere I’d return to if given an Italian ultimatum. As a local neighbourhood option, I think it’s a little more attractive. Overall a 3-3.5 out of 5 for us.

Food: We tried a bunch. Manila Clams (second favourite of the night), Focaccia (very dense and cakey, which isn’t our favourite), Cavatelli (rich and well flavoured; pasta was decent), Ricotta Ravioli (let down; smaller ravioli so mostly pasta with little filling), Halibut (delicious; clear winner!).

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ReneeE
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You literally can't go wrong with anything on the menu, but their pasta dishes are my favorite. We tried the burrata on our most recent visit, and it was phenomenal. Their house focaccia bread is also always worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ryan and the waitstaff were fantastic! The food was top notch, as were the drinks. Shoutout to the chef for the Gnocchi, the smokey sear on it was the best I’ve ever had. Highly recommend this restaurant for delicious food, drinks, and ambiance!

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KatieW
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place for a fun little date night in the city. Food and ambience was great, but even better service!

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CiaraD
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s an Italian flavor journey for foodies. Very cool spot and feels intimate.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Keep it up Cantinetta! What a lovely place! Be back for more!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The original Cantinetta is our favorite place in Seattle. We have such a great experience every time and we haven’t had a dish we haven’t loved. The food is always fresh and delicious and the atmosphere is that chic, understated elegance that is becoming harder and harder to find. If you know of Il Buco in New York (also a favorite), this is the Pacific Northwest’s version. It’s the Italian restaurant done perfectly. The waitstaff are always extremely accommodating and even saved our special spot for us as I was surprising my boyfriend for his Birthday. Will be back again and again. Thank you, once again, for an amazing night!

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vippilatesjunkie
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Mother's Day dinner was excellent. We had many items on the menu and shared all of them!! We sat outside and it was wonderful on a beautiful day with family.
I would recommend Cantinetta to everyone.
Enjoy.....p.s. The cocktails are great as well.

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vipwmidoj1
Seattle
28 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just in case anyone is concerned if Cantinetta is as good as it was pre-Covid.....it’s as good for sure! We celebrated Mother’s Day plus being fully vaccinated and had a great dinner!

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TaraMIchele
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

I have been going to Cantinetta for years now. The food, service and Ambience has always been outstanding. However I rated it lower this time around due to several things. It was crowded inside for dining during Covid. I was uncomfortable at how many people were inside. Not only that but it was so busy, the waitress really couldn't give us proper attention. And the few times I have been there, there has been no music or I barely noticed it. Was fine that way. The music on Saturday night was loud and WAY to raucous and upsetting. I felt like I was in a pick up bar for 20 year olds. Not great for fine dining.
The food was outstanding though and I had a good time with my girls.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall it’s a nice corner to have dinner. Service is excellent. There are nice people around.

Burrata is a must have. The restaurant has its own creativity in this common Italian appetizer. Burrata paired with the sauerkraut very well!

We ordered two pasta - Gnocchi and Risotto. Overall it’s good but not many sides and no meat at all. I would suggest to add more veggies, mushrooms or some meat which will make them much better!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love here go here often but last time the food was just too salty. Also even though it was a small crowd, music very loud, unpleasant. Still love the place though

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vipnic219
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite neighborhood spot. Cozy and local, but also destination worthy food. Great service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food. And very nice ambiance. Love the outdoor area.

KL
KimLavoie
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Went to SRW, the pasta was just average for me, and I got sick a couple hours after the meal. Will not be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent attention throughout it our visit; friendly staff; gorgeous plating, delicious food.

FAQs

Cantinetta - Wallingford offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 632-1000.

Cantinetta - Wallingford is rated 4.8 stars by 868 OpenTable diners.

Cantinetta - Wallingford 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.