Fiasco & Claret Wine Bar

4.6
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$30 and under
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Italian
Fiasco & Claret Wine Bar is a neighborhood restaurant and bar with a warm and inviting atmosphere that combines welcoming service with an eclectic interior.

The menu is seasonally inspired and bold in flavor. House made Vodka Battered Calamari, Prosciutto Bruschetta and our Chunky Avocado salad are just some of the features in our shareable category. Main plates include the house favorites; Lamb Osso Bucco, Grilled Chicken Piccata and Basil Pesto Fusili. We serve lunch and dinner during the week and feature an Italian brunch menu on the weekends.

Drink offerings were developed by Bar Manager, Phillip Thompson, and Wine Director, Chris Horn; and will feature a wide assortment of spirits, cocktails, wine and beer.
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Seattle
22 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Three of us went for dinner. The service is very good. Pasta and salad dishes were very good. The grilled chicken piccata was not. It had no flavor at all. Our waitress listened earnestly to our feedback and promptly took it off our bill. We will go again because we all agreed we enjoyed the experience.

J
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved everything about this place!! Our server Eileen was excellent and helpful. Everyone's food was delicious and our desserts were great also. Highly recommend the fried chicken parmesan, cacio e Pepe, margherita pizza and the donuts for dessert. Can't wait to go back!

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Referred from a friend who had a great experience and it was pretty great! Had pizza and salad with a pasta side and all were pretty delicious. Great cocktails and decent wine choices. Atmosphere had all types of groups. It was slightly louder, but can still talk easily with everyone with a full restaurant and price was great. I’ll be back!

CH
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in town to visit family and enjoyed a delicious dinner with great service!

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Got together to celebrate 6 bdays of the 8 people at dinner on Saturday at 615p, with most of the tables empty. We ordered by 630, then waited 30 min for salads, and 30 more for entrees. IT TOOK AN HOUR TO GET ENTREES to the table, despite two manager promises that “they were on the way”! At most, the restaurant reached 60% full. They just couldn’t get the kitchen in gear. This is owned by the same company that owns Pablo y Pablo, where we’ve experienced similar “kitchen is slow” excuses before, and no longer have the tolerance to go. While they took some money off the bill at the end, Fiasco mgmt didn’t offer to buy drinks or bring bread or anything during the ridiculous wait. If this was Joey Kitchen in UVillage, the entire meal would’ve been comp’d, as their policy is to have NO customer leave with a bad flavor in their mouth.

My guests came to Fiasco on my suggestion, as I’ve had two good meals and experiences before, but I was embarrassed by the “fiasco”, which is too bad because the place is beautiful, convenient, not loud, and has so much potential. Unfortunately, I’m not sure why we would return.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Last minute lunch idea bought us to Fiasco. What a lovely surprise! The food was delicious! Not your everyday lunch place yet the prices were from your everyday lunch places! Exceptional quality for the price! The pastas and soups were amazing!

Q
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great menu, hard to choose what to get because of so many great options. Everything we ordered was delicious!

MK
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our neighborhood "goto"... its familiar and delicious. The staff is incredible. We can't say enough about our Fiasco family. The brunch is our favorite!!!

JH
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful wait staff. been here twice now.. bartender ben, we think that's his name, he's awesome and a true artist.. we go to the bar just to watch him make cool drinks.

s
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hosted brunch here for a large party and loved it. The food was delicious, creative, and the service was outstanding.

BH
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was Sadie and she was friendly, attentive and fabulous. We were a party of 12, celebrating our son's engagement and everything about the evening was perfect. We've been to Fiasco many times - - and it never disappoints. The food, the staff, the atmosphere are all top notch. Thank you!

W
Portland
19 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite go-to’s in the neighborhood. Great drinks, meatballs, chicken piccata, chicken parm and sandwiches. Deep selection of wines by the glass and you can also select a bottle from the cellar and pay a corkage fee for a retail bottle.

S
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my birthday. The food was really good and the Service was outstanding!

CH
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Loved the avocado salad! Would love to have that recipe.It was a Sunday evening and there was not a lot of people in the restaurant which was perfect for a special time with my wife

RC
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect from the moment we walked in. Our server was genius with wine offerings... thanks a million! Cheers, RC

OT
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My son’s birthday dinner was outstanding! Mostly due to Angela waiting our table. She went beyond to make us feel comfortable and see that our experience was fabulous!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was just heavenly!! Can’t wait to go back and try more ...And the service was genuine and gracious.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Claret is a hidden gem!

C
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

My boyfriend and I went for a Friday dinner and were happily surprised by this fun spot. Our waitress knew a lot about the menu, and was quite wordy when explaining things, but she was also very attentive and gave us the perfect amount of space to enjoy our meal. The food was great, we both agreed that the gnocchi was the best we have ever tried. Seriously— if you love gnocchi, you will be mind blown by their take on this classic dish. Overall, a great experience. We will be back again!

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, great ambiance, consistent, delicious food. Love the hospitality. Decent prices-not cheap but reasonable.

JR
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Really disappointed, highly suggest you skip Fiasco. It was incredibly loud and so dark - even our 8 year old commented on it, and people were using their candles/phones to try and see.
Our food was mediocre at best - the calamari was not edible. There was so much salt and breading that’s you couldn’t even tell there was squid. The pumpkin risotto was ok, nothing special. The server was lovely but not a reason to spend $150 on dinner on a random Thursday night.
Save your $ or go spend it at San Fermo or one of the many other options nearby.

HL
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Angie was fabulous and took care of all special requests made by our kids effortlessly! I have allergies and food restrictions and they are very knowledgeable and accommodating. The food was and always is outstanding!! Our family always looks forward to a night at Fiasco.

r
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food was a very mixed bag. Bruschetta was good but the bread brought to the table to have with olive oil was very dry. Gem salad was great. Lamb entree was mediocre, chicken piccata was good but almost cold and bucatini dish was very spicy. Ordered dessert as well. Pumpkin gelato was good but they forgot to provide the sauce that was supposed to come with it till we asked. Good service but our waiter was the bartender so he was at times needed elsewhere; that said it was quite quiet there.

c
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really good food and very accommodating for you kids

SF
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Worst Gnocchi I’ve ever had, over cooked mush. Chicken Piccata had good flavor but chicken was dry.. Melon and prosciutto appetizer had hard unripe melon and very little meat. The interior ambience of this restaurant was nice but every dish we ordered was sub par.

b
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Friend and I went to experience the Seattle Restaurant Week menu. For lunch, the original offering is only for 2 courses, but the server offered dessert (third course) as an option for an additional fee. Since we knew that we wouldn't be able to come back, we took advantage. Food was delicious and satiating. I ordered pumpkin bisque, chicken parmesan linguini, and chocolate truffles. The food gave a fall and comfort food vibe. Overall the restaurant was nice, food was delicious, and we would consider going back again, maybe next time to take advantage of the actual wine bar.

A
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I have been to both Claret and Fiasco on two separate occassions and enjoyed my experience on the Claret side doing wine tastings and felt the product was worth the price ambiance was great- a great place to grab chill drinks with out of town visitors or post work drinks. However, Fiasco food is tastes fine, but definitely not worth the over $100 spent on two personal pizzas and toast appetizer that we bought. You can find the same food in Moscow, ID for half the price tag.

OT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, had an excellent experience. I love that there are enough vegetarian and vegan items to choose from—and they are always happy to customize things a bit. It’s a bit loud, but I don’t mind that—it’s like dining in a cozy cave in the evening.

BS
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We were dining at Claret, on busy nights quieter.

k
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous, all of the servers were friendly & super efficient. I loved that I could go into the "bottle shop" and select my own bottle of wine & that they have a sommelier on staff to help navigate the wine choices. Even though it is a bit of a drive to get to Fiasco, I'd definitely like to go back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The menu on open table is not the restaurant’s menu. So frustrating!

Fiasco & Claret Wine Bar
Responded on October 22, 2019

Hello there! I apologize for the inconvenience; our menu changes seasonally and on Thursday the 17th, our new fall menu went live. It appears OpenTable does not reflect the most recent change and I have reached out to correct that. I apologize again, thanks for bringing this to my attention! -Samantha

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O
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great place; great food for Sunday brunch, and our server was super accommodating. Went there to celebrate a birthday, and they gave us a complimentary cinnamon role to share, which was delicious, and even came with a lighted candle! My only complaint was that our server only refilled our coffees once. After the food was served, the follow-up service wasn't great, but still gave 5 stars because the service was so wonderful beforehand.

M
Minneapolis
20 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Prompt seating. Good server. Food was a bit pricy for what it was. We’d return

PB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I always enjoy coming here. The food is so delicious, I’ve had a window table every time I’ve come. The restrooms are a little far away but other than that it’s a great spot! The hip clientele and staff make me feel young!

n
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing breakfast. Share the cinnamon roll. So delicious!

KS
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had such a great evening with our friends!! Great atmosphere and the food was incredible!!

OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Food and service was good. Ambiance’s good, but it was a bit noisy then I was expecting.

J
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Delicious food and cute restaurant. Service was so slow and automatically charged 20% gratuity. Water was almost always empty and we never got to order a second glass of wine as server didn’t come by much.

MH
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I met friends at Fiasco and had the best time. Tasted several wines, all excellent. Staff very attentive. The food was superb! I will go there again any time.

NM
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We waited a little too long for food. But when it came, it was great and all at once although we were a bigger group.
The Earl Grey has too much tea ...
We will come back!

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