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Cantinetta - Wallingford

4.9
857 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 857 people are saying
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4.8
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Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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
1 review
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.

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Kath
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant I’ve been to in a looooong time. Everything was delicious. The clams were over-the-top exquisite.

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vipYourTravelDesigner
Seattle
41 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So nice to be back at one of our favorite local spots and one of the top places for real authentic Italian cuisine in Seattle. It was very busy and buzzy on a Saturday night and as always the staff went out of their way to make us feel well looked after and special. Fried baby artichokes and the cacio e pepi peci were the highlights of the meal this time around, as always we ordered WAY too much food, but leftovers are always fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, incredible space

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MargaretM
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The wait staff were all great. Good vibe in the restaurant. Pleasant space as well. The food was just good, not great. $200 for dinner for two women seemed like a lot for food that was good, not great, and very little alcohol. Don't get the fried baby artichokes. I expected something along the lines of fried squash blossoms. Instead, they have this incredibly hard shell. To be fair, our waitress offered to replace the dish with something else when she saw we weren't eating them, but I didn't want to make a fuss.

If they reinstated a happy hour, I would definitely go back. Otherwise, probably not. If I'm going to spend that much I want outstanding food.

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ChrisM
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely spot in a quiet neighborhood. Went there for the Seattle Restaurant week and had a great meal for a great deal. Would highly recommend.

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artichokes4life
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The coconut Panna Cotta and Tiramisu were delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped in for SRW. Excellent food, great service. Will definitely be back again.

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vipErinG
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The food was excellent but it was a very limited selection. Our waiter seemed distracted. At one time I was asking a question and he completely looked away at another table so I needed to stop till he turned his attention back to us

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

Best place in Seattle.

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Teebee
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating is very nice. After watching the sunset their table side fires will keep you warm. As will the great cocktails and food.

FAQs

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

Cantinetta - Wallingford is rated 4.9 stars by 857 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.