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Cantinetta - Wallingford

4.7
971 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.

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 971 people are saying
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LeslieH
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure. I like the minimalism of the menu, which provides plenty of options. The service is always stellar. Reservations are a must at this popular place. Because it is busy, it is always noisy... just lean in to converse.

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KateH
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Who knew that deep fried artichokes paired so good with a dirty gin martini?

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IanM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and solid ambience. Big fan of this local neighborhood favorite! They’ve also got a great outdoor setup complete with fire pits by each table, great for folks wanting an extra Covid-safe table!

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SeattleC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Wonderful food and presentation. Impressive cocktail selection. We waited an hour for our table, possibly due to it being a rainy night and nobody wanting to sit outside.

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vipSeattleSojourner1228
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly helpful service and excellent pastas, risotto and dessert s.

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AnnS
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Loved the ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Went here for my wife’s birthday. We lived in Wallingford for 4 years and never visited this spot until now; very cozy and romantic atmosphere. Drinks were good, and our entree’s were fantastic. I got the risotto and my wife got the Pici, both of which were 10/10. We had also ordered the burrata and the house made focaccia, which I wasn’t a huge fan of, but the entree’s more than made up for it. Will definitely be coming back and recommending to others.

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Amber
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Service- ignorant & dismissed my note that is my husband Birthday.
Cocktails - ok
appetizers- clams were very overwhelming, too much oily chorizo seasoning. Artichoke's aioli was pure vinegar, was really hard to eat. Cauliflower, plain- lacking seasoning.
Ricotta dumplings really delicious and airy.
Ambiance is warm and place has a romantic vibe, but would never be back because of food taste and service quality.

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DBSimpson
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had 4 courses each one distinct and delicious plus a cocktail and a glass of wine and I didn’t feel too full. The portions are just right and the atmosphere is perfect for a leisurely meal and conversation. Great service too. Felt comfortable and safe eating indoors.

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TomM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, ambiance, service, location, view! I appreciate that the venue checked everyone’s vaccination status.

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MalloryM
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great dinner with a friend. I can’t wait to go again!

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vipPerfecto
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Love this local neighborhood gem but menu is stale and lacks daily specials … tonight Eggplant app was raw and pretty inedible
Great venue but needs to step up menu

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cantinetta is always amazing! The place was buzzing on a Wednesday night. Servers are friendly and all work together. The food and drinks were fantastic! You can’t go wrong with a signature cocktail and some housemade pasta! Always a great vibe!

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John
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite!! Great service and fantastic food and wonderful cocktails :)

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Isles
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal we've had there yet - great variety of appetizers, vegetables and pastas. Everything delicious.
There was a very limited number of main courses available - only 2 (king salmon and braised short ribs)- but we were satisified without either of those items.
4 guests - ordered 3 appetizers, one vegetable, 4 pastas and one dessert - along with a couple of cocktails and a bottle of wine - was a fairly good value and a delicious meal.

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vipTimR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing birthday dinner for my 13-year old daughter, and our first visit to Cantinetta. As travelers, we've experienced meals in many countries, and Cantinetta felt wonderfully familiar; like we'd discovered a quaint treasure in an unsuspecting alley of a European city. The food was well-prepared, delicious and will bring us back. We all agreed one of our new favorites. I'd recommend arriving right as they open - no wait!

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jeff
Seattle
39 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner outside by the fire.

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JonnyFiveAlive
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Paltry portion of pappardelle for Seattle Restaurant Week. Insalata Mista was just a pile of dressed lettuce - no other veggies to be found. That is usually known as Insalata Verde. With a mista salad there is supposed to be other vegetables. The beets appetizer was solid. For dessert, don't go for the panna cotta - very weak showing. Go for the tiramisu, which was tasty and a good portion. Drinks were just okay. Foccacia bread was completely dry and served only with oil. Could've been fresher and at least served with balsamic. Not great.

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Kara
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a great date night with cozy fireside seats at my the patio! Staff were all great- very friendly and helpful! Seattle restaurant week menu items were all fantastic!

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CMGG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I thought the risotto on the Seattle Restaurant Week menu was fantastic. Great flavor and I could've had two more bowls. The bolognese was just okay.
Panna cotta was delicious! The drinks came out a little slow and the entrance to the restaurant is sort of awkward spacing.
I won't rush to come back.

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EmilyM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Super delicious dinner. We went for Seattle Restaurant Week and the portions for the entree were disappointingly small. We enjoyed all the food very much but were hungry again an hour or two after the meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Was a beautiful restaurant and the staff was very friendly. Our food just took over an hour to come out and a long time between courses. We were there for over two hrs from start to finish. Food was good, but I’ve had better bolognese. If you go try the risotto instead.

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vipThomasB
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite. Perfect ambiance, great food & drinks + friendly staff.

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Laur
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to celebrate my mother's birthday. Seattle Restaurant Week made for a great time, really good variety for each dish, and especially fun to share and try everything on the Restaurant Week menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed dinner with my friends who are from SF. Neighborhood restaurant. I prefer this location than Bellevue one.

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vipLiaK
Seattle
90 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The homemade pastas are delightful and it's a great dining experience.

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vipTVCdiner
Seattle
65 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Salad misto was very good. Appetizer cauliflower was boring. The cauliflower was broiled with pepper. Slightly raw with no glaze or sauce. One slice of orange on it. There were a lot of florets but it was very uninspired. We had pasta with spot prawns which were spicy and good. The other dish was a beet ravioli. Again very good but a bit too rich with butter. Seating inside is very crowded. We were seated next to people that were no more than 3 feet from us on either side. Too close for comfort.

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Thaddeus
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was DELICOUS!! Drinks were tasty and the server was great. She had the perfect balance of being attentive and leaving us along.

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food1234
Seattle
30 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Tables are too close for COVID, but our server wonderfully accommodated us. Of the three dishes ordered, two were OK, one was excellent (braised short ribs). Timing was awkward. I would dress warmly and sit outside by a fire the next time I return. Better ambiance. Restaurant is full of hard surfaces and I had to nearly yell to be heard by my companions.

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Neighbor
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent wine recommendation cozy outdoor seating; delicious food-our group comes w dietary restrictions & we found many items to choose from.

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HannahF
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and impeccable meal. Loved the ambiance and attention to detail.

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vipMattK
Seattle
53 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I enjoyed Cantinetta. We had the maltaglati with spot prawn and also the gnudi. These are things I don’t regularly see on menus.

Service was nearly flawless; I probably contributed to the pasta coming before we finished our appetizers by suggesting we might do more courses.

Wine is marked up a lot. I’ll be back, but I need to save my pennies before doing so.

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vipLiaK
Seattle
90 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Pasta was phenomenal and I'm very excited to go back and try more of them. Very nice space to really get into a night out.

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Gr84Brunch
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was AMAZING! They had outdoor seating too so the front door was opening and closing several times and we were inside right by it, so we were cold the whole time. Other than that, great spot!

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PETERO
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best food I’ve had at a restaurant in years. We rarely go out, so when we do it has to be worth it. IT WAS.

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vipMichelleM
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic and delicious!

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PMac
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I love your restaurant. This time, the bolognese needed more moisture & more of it… still tasty!

The gnoud was outstanding! Beet salad - best in town.

The noise is very loud. Maybe work w an acoustical engineer to find simple sound absorbing material.

Thanks,
Patricia

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LisaS
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was amazing! Can't wait to go back!

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Richard
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Our favorite place for date night.

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Coco
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is the best in the city! Maybe in the entire USA!

FAQs

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

Cantinetta - Wallingford is rated 4.7 stars by 971 OpenTable diners.

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.