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Cantinetta - Wallingford, Seattle, WA
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Cantinetta - Wallingford

4.6
4.6
1081 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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Booked 32 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Northwest, Organic

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00 - 11:00pm.

  • Phone number

    (206) 632-1000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Wallingford

  • Cross street

    37th Ave

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,081 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Seattle

    Italian

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cantinetta’s is our favorite neighborhood restaurant in Seattle. The food is always amazing. The ambiance is perfect for any date night to impress or dinner out with the kids. The staff is always a 5 star.

  2. BS

    BruceS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is a nice, quaint place with friendly and excellent service with a unique delicious menu

  3. CC

    CarolynC

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everybody was very accommodating and our server was Kate and she was exceptional

  4. DJ

    DJPO

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Quaint corner brick building with indoor and outdoor seating. The short menu is artfully crafted and provided our group with plenty of choices. Pasta is exquisite, sauces rich and generous, salad ample and perfectly dressed. Aside from salad the portions were uniformly smallish. While value is hard for most restaurants in this class to achieve, the food is very good and the restaurant worth a try.

  5. SC

    SusanC

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Very pleased to get a last minute reservation on a busy Tuesday evening when other plans folded. That very busy hour had slower than usual inital attention by the staff, but once there, they were pleasant, knowledgable and paced our meal well. Kudos to this restaurant for serving delicious food, in a wonderful atmosphere despite being short staffed. I would definitely recommend it again; only drawback is the inside dining noise level can hamper conversations.

  6. s

    smallportions

    Seattle

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is one of the truly amazing Italian restaurants in Seattle. Make your reservation assp .

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great restaurant. Highly recommend

  8. SK

    SamK

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I met my wife a little over 11 years ago for a movie in Wallingford, and took her to Cantinetta after. We came back to celebrate 10 years of marriage and great memories, and the restaurant did not disappoint. It's as great or better than when we came the first time, with a tight menu that's refreshing, hearty, surprising, and fun. We ordered way too much food, and took some home in boxes. The service was extremely attentive, polite, and well timed. A couple standout dishes were the clams, with a sauce that really deserved to be a soup (and went great with the silky soft bread--they ask if you want it to be polite or something, but definitely don't turn it down!), the tagliatelle which has this amazing breakfast-for-dinner feel that made me think pasta for breakfast would be awesome alternative to hot cereal, and 2 veggie dishes, mushrooms with pea shoots and thyme, which had a cool interaction between herbyness and the mushroom texture that felt like an authentic northwest forest dish after a rain; and a zucchini mint and basil roast (I think? Might have been finished in a pan) which used a little bit of parmesan that made for a dish satisfying enough that I could picture living off it for a month. Perfectly cooked steak. Perfectly cooked Cod. We were sure we couldn't possibly handle dessert, but we got an ice cream with hot and bitter espresso pour over it that was a genius way to get a little flavor of dessert without having to find room for a heavy cake. Thanks for helping me find my best friend, Cantinetta. We'll be coming back for years to come, I think.

  9. VA

    VitaminA

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Exceptional food, drink and service. Comes with a side of cramped and noisy so if you don’t like that wait until the weather’s nice and get a seat outside.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing dinning experience

  11. K

    Kelli

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was truly a pleasure dining at Cantinetta! The food was amazing and the service was impeccable! I am ready to go back and do it all again tonight. :)

  12. AD

    AmandaD

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have been dining at Cantinetta for 15years? It has been a long time! We are never disappointed! The food, service, and drinks were spectacular! Also, the attention to detail is always appreciated. Thank you for another memorable and lovely evening.

  13. W

    What

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4

    We first went to the Bellevue location and loved it! Excellent service - I can distinctly remember both the host and two waiters for their excellent service. The food was incredible and we realized later that we ordered too much food, but it was a good problem. Last minute I needed to reserve a restaurant for my husbands birthday and the Wallingford location was the only one available. Upon getting there we felt like our table was squeezed in to accommodate our reservation. This wasn’t really an issue however it took so long for a waiter to acknowledge us and even get our drink order. Every interaction was brief and they were far and few between. We waited forever to get our drinks, our entrees, had to ask for bread, refills, all of it. There was a busser that was friendly and cleared efficiently. When we finally got our food I couldn’t eat mine. To be frank it was skinny noodles in a butter sauce. It looks like I was eating 2 min ramen (however that would have been better bc there would have been some flavor and salt). There were about 3 mini pieces of sautéed zucchini in my dish. It just looked like a pile of child’s butter noodles. I ended up eating half of my husbands bolognese. It was very dry and he was disappointed. The one in Bellevue was so memorable we were just upset. We walked away wondering what we would eat out of the fridge at home since it didn’t really feel like we just came from a meal. The busser realized that I hadn’t eaten (my husband offered to swap dishes but my dish was really inedible so it looked pretty much like when they dropped it at the table) and he relayed it to our waiter who offered me a new dish. I declined. He did comp the meal- it didn’t matter either way. We just wanted to get out of their at this point.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I went here with my family for my birthday — couldn’t recommend it more! The food was excellent, the service was great, and it’s a beautiful space! Will definitely be coming back.

  15. NV

    NormV

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Glad we came early as it was very nice and quiet. By the time we left it was a bit noisier than we like. Food was outstanding, especially the Artichoke Hearts.

  16. b

    benm

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Cantinetta was a great dining experience. The food was excellent and the service was wonderful and attentive. The only negative was the noise level. Hard to have a conversation.

  17. k

    kbrowniz01

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was very nice. Great food!

  18. R

    Robin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Food was excellent -- the pasta is fresh and the flavors are rich. Our server was great -- helpful and available. It's a cozy space so can get a little loud. Only ding was the host -- maybe having a bad day or didn't care if we felt welcomed. Regardless, we had a nice evening and we will be back.

  19. V

    V250

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Food was delicious, wine was good. Small menu, everything was tempting. They were willing to adjust dishes to accommodate a diner who doesn't eat meat. We were seated in front of the door on a cool evening and staff and guests regularly left the door standing open. It was so noisy we couldn't enjoy conversation.

  20. J

    John

    Seattle

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Anniversary celebration

  21. AC

    AliciaC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Went for restaurant week with a couple friends. My first time here and when the hostess came to our table to give us water, no smile, didn’t look us in the eye or say anything. I said “hello, she said “oh, I’m not your waiter”. Yeah I got that, but at least acknowledge us. I write this review knowing with restaurant week you’re not getting full entrees, but all 4 of us left still feeling like we wanted a little more to eat. I started with the soup, good flavor but the smallest serving and it was only a little warm temperate wise. My entree was the nettle risotto, delicious! Overall it was an underwhelming experience. Not sure if I’ll go again.

  22. S

    She33

    Seattle

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was excellent. Food amazing. Gnocci, butter lettuce salad, yum.

  23. GZ

    GracieZ

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4

    I was looking forward to taking my friend here for her Birthday dinner after having had a great experience at the Madison location. Unfortunately, our server was quite dismissive and finally , rude. We were wanting to take our time to look at the menu and enjoy a leisurely meal. At 6:15 when we had not yet decided what what we wanted for main course, (we had already put in drink and app order!) he informed us that the table needed to be free by 8:00 pm and then dropped the menu on the table with a snarky comment. We were stunned and offended and really- caught off guard. He disappeared after that and a few other staff came to our rescue, but service was scattered... The cocktails were delicious, and the food obviously sat for a bit before it was served. All in all, I was really sad that what was supposed to be a special treat turned into such a pricey disappointment.

  24. SF

    StacieF

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and service were great, as always. Something for fish lovers, fish haters, and gluten free folks! Because its was a Sunday evening, it was relatively quiet.

  25. AO

    AmyO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing, service was great and the place is cozy but can be a bit loud on a packed Saturday night.

  26. R

    Raynbow

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Happened to be there during Restaurant Week so took advantage of the 3-course dinner, which was delicious. Friendly waitstaff, reasonably priced wines by the glass (loved the Pinot Grigio!), upbeat vibe. The cacio

  27. A

    Ajaa

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    The food was solid and everything was good. They were very busy, however the server checked in frequently and was pleasant. Noise levels were very high.

  28. c

    cynlyn

    Seattle

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Birthday and known on open Table but no candle or recognition Restaurant week so entree was unbelievably teeny but delicious Had I know how very small the pasta serving was I would have ordered from the regular dinner menu and gladly skipped dessert which is included in restaurant week All was delicious albeit embarrassingly teeny entree

  29. r

    rexnfx

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Jess, Ryan, Randy and crew are the absolute best. Perfect table and dining experience.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best servers and food in seattle

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    We love dining at Cantinetta, but the Wallingford location is very loud and sadly our food was cold and the plates were really hot.

  32. T

    Twinkletoes

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went here for an intimate birthday dinner. Everything was great from the fried artichokes to the pastas. Cocktails were well balanced and strong. As for the noise level, we could hear each other, but not if we were in a group larger than 4. Overall, I can’t wait to go back.

  33. L

    Lyndapow

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Always enjoy our evenings at Cantinetta - Katie is amazing!! Pia lift is always good but quantity has seemed to have gotten smaller

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    My husband and I had a great time together at the restaurant- romantic ambience, delicious food, and great service. Cocktails could have better though. Overall a fantastic experience and we will visit again.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    We were seated about 30 min after our reservation. This restaurant is LOUD so if you want to have a conversation, especially if you have a larger table of people, be prepared to shout. They have limited outside seating which likely would have improved the ambiance. Service was slow, though comparable to other places in this post-COVID world. Food was good, though not great, but the wine list was excellent. Even the house red wine was delicious. Loved the gnocchi but the ravioli was only okay. Bread took almost 30 min to arrive at our table. Food was warm when brought out, not hot, which I have to assume was because the service was so slow. Honestly, I think they have too many tables packed into a small space. This equates to a very loud meal and slow service/compromised food because the kitchen can’t keep up. They also aren’t turning the tables over to keep up with reservations. We’ll try again, maybe on a less crowded weeknight.

  36. LM

    LeslieM

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Loved it....but want more veggie/vegan choices

  37. JW

    JudithW

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience3

    We were seated 28 minutes after the time of our reservation. They gave us a complimentary appetizer to compensate which was lovely. Our food was a long time arriving however. And when it came, mine was so cold that it had to be sent back. Clearly the restaurant was not prepared to handle the volume of guests. You should not have taken this reservation!!

  38. BR

    BlakeRaffRawr

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    We have been to Cantinetta several times and it was one of my favorites. Hopefully our bad experience last night was a fluke, but it will be a while before we come again. We were seated for our 7pm reservation at 745. Annoying but that’s ok, we had a cocktail at the bar and that was fine. They sent out two apps on the house for the wait. Both were amazing. Our mains came and the gnocchi was barely room temperature. The table next to us sent theirs back. I personally try to soldier through and not send food back, it tasted good but was weird and cold. The 2nd half of our desert that we asked to be boxed up never made its way back to us. And when we paid our check we gave them a $100 gift card (holiday gift,) and a credit card. They split the bill between the two cards, but only brought back the credit card. I get that it might have been a little confusing. But throwing away a gift card with a $40 balance on it seems weird. In the end it was straightened out. Any one of these snaffoos would have been ok. But the summation of all of this nonsense really was disappointing. We still had a nice evening (it was our anniversary,) and we are fun spirited people who can make most anything fun. But maybe it’s time for Cantinetta to seat fewer people so the staff can keep up and give better service.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4

    Birthday. Great experience and good food. A little noisy and we waited a while before someone took our drink order.

  40. J

    Jiaotzegirl

    Seattle

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Food was delicious—fried baby artichoke with a remoulade sauce, black cod in leek purée sand gnocchi with wild boar ragu. Table service was attentive, and nicely unhurried. Atmosphere was low-key and relaxed.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

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

Cantinetta - Wallingford is rated 4.6 stars by 1081 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 32 times today

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Google Map for Cantinetta - Wallingford

3650 Wallingford Ave Seattle, WA 98103

Additional information

  • Cross street

    37th Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Wallingford

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00 - 11:00pm.

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Northwest, Organic

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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