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About Italianissimo Ristorante

Ristorante Italianissimo has been the bastion of Italian fare in Woodinville, WA since the mid 1990”s. In March of 2015, the baton was passed on to the family that has helped make Italianissimo the success that it has become. Still family owned and operated, the restaurant has made a seamless transition from one family to another.The Italian philosophy of using fresh, local ingredients, prepared simply from scratch, is still being embraced-the freshest fish, the finest meats, home made pastas and sauces. The passion of the Italian people’s love for fine food can still be found here.
Come visit our jumpin’ bar-- the full dinner menu along with a lighter bar menu are both offered along with fresh, classic style cocktails, six draught beer selections and an award winning wine list.

15608 Woodinville-Duvall Place
Woodinville, WA 98072
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Northwest, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Mon-Thurs: 11am-9pm
Fri: 11am-10:00pm
Sat: 12pm-10:00pm
Sun: 12pm-9pm
HAPPY HOUR: Mon-Fri: 4-6:00pm

Cross Street:
156th

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(425) 485-6888

Website:
http://www.italianissimoristorante.com/

Catering:
Contact Mark for catering details.
mark@italianissimoristorante.com

Parking Details:
Plenty of parking!

Private Party Facilities:
Please contact the restaurant for more details.

Private Party Contact:
Mark Day: (425) 485-6888

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
For your special event we can accommodate up to 12 in our wine cellar, and 20 in our private dining room.

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Italianissimo Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

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food

4.4

service

4.4

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4.2

value

4.2

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97% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (17)
Good for a Date (16)
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Good for Birthdays (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Romantic (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Cozy (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Authentic (9)
Casual (7)
Business Meals (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Fun (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Seasonal (2)
Healthy (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Live Music (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 13, 2017

The food was good, but felt it what pricey. Service was not very good. Apparently there was something going on in another part of the restaurant that was distracting our waitress, so our service was very slow. At one point, when all the table around us had been served, I thought we had been forgotten. When I talked to the waitress, nothing changed and do not feel that she cared.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Always a perfect dinner! My favorite is the spinach ravioli, perfect in every way. Paired with their chopped salad, nothing better!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Wonderful atmosphere with style. Food nicely presented and nice variety.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We got there and the waiter seemed a little off. Without greeting us he says “Do you want to hear the specials or you already know what you want?” In a not so friendly tone. Once we decided what to order I ordered the clams with pasta. Once the dish came, I felt the clams were pretty sandy. So much so that it was difficult to enjoy them. I am used to ordering that same dish at different restaurants, but this one particular, the clams just had that, where as other restaurants I’ve never had the clams be this way. Maybe they were just not the best quality or who knows. Between that and the waiter, the overall rating would go down significantly for me.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Food is really good and the staff is very attentive and friendly

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 24, 2017

We always enjoy Italianissimo. It's a slightly upscale version of a neighborhood Italian eatery, with pastas that melt in your mouth, a decent wine menu, and great service.

Tags: Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food was amazing and I was stuffed, but the server had a bit of an attitude and didn't check on the table enough. There was a man who was filling up our waters and cleaned up our plates, he was super nice and considerate.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 8, 2017

I am a repeat customer (over MANY years). They do not disappoint. Excellent food and excellent service.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Casual, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food and service was excellent - highly recommend. Pasta was fresh and deserts were unbelievable.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food was good but not fantastic, very noisy, service was quick but not very attentive. Felt rushed to get us out of there.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Happy Hour
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We were there for lunch on a recommendation from a local tasting room. It was excellent and will definitely return the next time we are in Woodinville.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Have been here several times before and its been ok. But this time, everything wonderful, especially food and service. One thing that could improve is the courtesy/friendliness of the hostesses.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (London)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great Italian food seemingly in the middle of nowhere.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Fresh, flavorful food. The atmosphere wasn't particularly charming but we were there for lunch. Perhaps dinner might be more cosy. Attentive service from waiter and staff.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The food here is great, with one exception - the bread they serve is Blah. Good Italian good needs good bread/rolls. An easy, but very necessary fix!!!

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 (Portland)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We had a 7:30 pm reservation for a party of six, and we were seated promptly. The waiter--whose name I can't recall--was courteous and knowledgeable. Service as good but not rushed. We were all in agreement that the wine prices were very fair. Food was great all around. I wouldn't regard Italianissimo as casual, but certainly not stuffy, either.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We love this restaurant and have been coming here for years. But, something was amiss last night. The cannelloni, which is usually very good, was dry and had a very unpleasant sour taste and was pretty much inedible. The calamari steak that I always order arrived soaked with oil and undercooked. The mashed potatoes were bland and cold. This really is an amazing restaurant with some of the best service staff around. I am not sure what happened last night, but I think I will take a break from this restaurant for a while.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 15, 2017

It is almost the worst pasta I have ever had. Both my friend and I couldn't finish eating our pasta. I don't understand why people rated it high.

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·Dined on September 11, 2017

Nice atmosphere to dine, food was good and dessert was delicious, reasonable prices throughout the menu.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Stopped in for an early dinner and the restaurant was very quiet and comfortable. I ordered the Fillet with Gorgonzola. It came with mashed potatoes and a medley of local vegetables.
When it arrived it was overcooked but the waitress saw that and took it back for another one, no questions asked. The second one was flawless and I was so happy as this was a terrific dinner.
Special thanks to her for making our evening so special and taking such good care of us.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Waitress seemed unhappy to be there, not bad just indifferent.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Italianissimo is always great, food is excellent, the atmosphere allows for some privacy unlike so may of the trendy places.

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Impressive food, fresh, simple tastes. Homemade pasta served with a smile.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 30, 2017

Were introduced to this only a couple weeks ago, found other friends to take them. Great both times.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Authentic Italian food. Plentiful choices on the menu. Excellent service. Elegant but casual, it's a unique feel. Just wow! We will be back. Soon.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Third wedding Anniversary

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2017

If you're weary of hipster restaurants, this is the place to go. The fried calamari was really great! As were the pasta dishes. My husband enjoyed his bistecca dish but my rockfish piccante dish was too salty to eat. Nice wine list, well priced. Worth a visit if you are in the neighborhood.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 16, 2017

I always enjoyed this restaurant but was very disappointed that we did not even receive a courtesy dessert since my party of 4 was celebrating both couples 47th wedding anniversary.
The waiter was informed of this by me personally at the start of the meal. It was a lack of class by the restaurant.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Love this place and go at least twice monthly,, excellent menu and daily specials! Food is superb and service the same! Great servers and atmosphere!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 5, 2017

We both had calamari steak Pretty good, lumpy potatoes, No wow factor for the price. stuck us in the back of the restaurant even though we had reservations, seemed to be forgotten back there.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 5, 2017

The food was fantastic! It was nice without being pretentious, and we had a wonderful time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 2, 2017

This was our second visit and, like the first, it was excellent. Husband had the Osso buco with risotto and I had the Tuesday Ravioli special veal stuffed ravioli with basil cream sauce...every bite a dream. All washed down with a great bottle of chianti. We split an excellent tiramisu for desert. Oh, and kudos to the bartender for my perfect manhattan cocktail before dinner. All in all, a lovely evening. Be back soon.

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·Dined on July 30, 2017

We were disappointed this visit. The room was very noisy with a large party next to us and the food was served lukewarm. However the service was excellent.

Tags: Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 29, 2017

We were going to a concert at the winery and wanted to try someplace new beforehand. I liked the atmosphere, it was cozy and warm. They seated us right away. Our waitress checked in with us quickly and was pleasant and helpful. I ordered the pasta fagioli and we were served bread with oil. The bread was pretty tasteless and my boyfriend agreed. In fact I had a couple bites and left it. Even the oil and the balsamic I asked for couldn't help it. Then I got the soup and I wasn't very enamored of that either. I'm used to pasta fagioli being very full of beans and hearty and this was more of a broth type soup with a very light flavor. My boyfriend liked it a lot though and finished the soup. So, it may be that I was just biased by my previous experiences and what Italianissimo was serving was more the traditional soup than what I'd had previously. But, at this point I was wondering how the rest of the meal was going to be. We both ordered specials. I had the risotto with asparagus and chicken saltimbocca and my boyfriend got the halibut cooked piccata style. Because of my experience up to that point I was a bit ambivalent prior to tasting my main dish, but what a pleasant surprise. The Risotto was wonderful. It was creamy and delicious with perfectly cooked asparagus giving it a little crunch, and the chicken, which was tender and juicy, giving it little bursts of different flavor. I just reheated the remainder of the risotto yesterday and it was just as wonderful the second time around. But the piece de resistance was the halibut. It was incredible. I stole a couple of bites from my boyfriend's plate because I have never tasted halibut cooked that perfectly. I used to eat halibut a lot and it often had a "steak" kind of consistency, but this was soooo tender and delicious. Unfortunately we were too full and needing to get going for the concert so we skipped dessert, but I will definitely return. I'm so glad that the meal ended on such a high note.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Very disappointing. We have been coming to Italianissimo reasonably often for dinner and lunch over the last 3 years. This last visit was very disappointing. The food was blend, it seems the cook had ran out of salt and pepper on everything. The french onion soup had no structure, the onions were just missing. The gnocchi panna rosa just tasted like potato starch, the tomato sauce was missing any spices. The fettucine doppia crema, there was no cheese taste, the spaghettini bolognese was a pile of meat dumped on to pasta without taste and the filetto con gorgonzola medium rare, was well down and the gorgonzola tasted more like feta than anything else. The special my wife had was like we were used to. So something was clearly off in my opinion.

The presentation was simply absent, simply dumped on to the plate and not paid any attention too.

The service was just poor, no attention for detail, not paying attention if you have utensils, drinks, ...

The price was still high, US$ 272 for 5 people.

Seems to be going downhill with Italianissimo, maybe they have a new chef or the chef just left, but this was so far below standards that this was the last time for us to visit them.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Very consistent, delicious food. We had chicken parm and chicken picata....both very good!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

I would recommend when ordering the Caesar salad to order the dressing on the side. Both Caesar salads (meal portion) had way too much dressing. It was delicious, but couldn't eat the bottom portion of the salad.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 23, 2017

My husband and I had a 5pm reservation on a Saturday. It was our first visit, but I'm pretty sure it won't be our last! My husband had spaghetti carbonara, and I had gluten free penne al pomodoro basilico. My husband was thrilled with his, and mine was fantastic! It tasted just like the pasta that was prepared for me in Vignanello, Italy last summer - the sauce was fresh with fresh herbs and a crunch from some finely diced fennel. To die for!

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Friday night dinner with friends was great. We arrived right at our reservation time and were seated immediately. The service was spot on and we didn't want for anything. Started with a round of cocktails and an appetizer. The bruschetta tasted like summer and the bread was perfect. I had a sazaerac, and would go back for the cocktail alone. Favorite drink on balmy Pacific Northwest summer nights and they did it perfectly. Friends selected options from the beer and wine menu and were pleased with their choices. We all ordered different pasta dishes and everyone in the group enjoyed their entrees. Finished with a round of rich coffee and shared chocolate mousse. Great dining option in Woodinville. Looking forward to the next visit.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Foodvus fabulous. Large servings - enough to take home for next day lunch!

Tags: Bar Seating, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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