I love the seasonality of their menu! Their dishes are inventive and delicious. I went here on a Monday night and it was so good, I returned on Thursday night with my dad and my sister. We have always had a terrific meal at Le Messe!
I have very few food experiences that rate a five. This was one of them. Former reviews regarding small plates sized portions, etc. just did not parallel our experience. The portions were large (heirloom lettuce salad and burrata appetizer could easily have been shared by three instead of the two of us) from the appetizers to the main dishes. Everything was fresh; new flavor combinations and outstanding! I wish we lived closer and could visit regularly. With the windows open and the beautiful almost end of summer weather there was everything to rave about1
Outstanding food, decent prices. We went for our anniversary and were treated to sparkling rose, which was unexpected and nice. We sat outside because the weather was lovely even though our reservation had us inside. The hostess/wait person seemed disappointed when we asked for a table outside. I have a feeling she would have been our inside wait person and would have provided better service than out outside guy, who seemed a bit uninterested.
Very good food and selection. Had the pasta with crab as the entree and salmon crudo to start. Staff was great!
Everything we had from the drinks, starters, pastas and desserts were delicious. The beef tartare and tuna crudo were exceptional as was the burrata. We tried 3 pasta dishes and the squid ink was our favorite. It was a neat spot for a yummy dinner!
I went to Le Messe with a group if 6 friends for a Bachelorette Dinner and the entire staff at the restaurant treated us so nicely. Everyone congratulated the bride-to-be, offered amazing drink, appetizer and food selections. The meal was unreal and we couldn't stop talking about how good everything was. To top the end of an already amazing dinner, the staff surprised us with champagne - they really went above and beyond. Thank you so much!!
Everything we had was amazing - surprising subtle flavors
This awesome restaurant always delivers! This was my 5th time at the chef's counter and it has always been so satisfying. The only reason I didn't give a 5-star is because the timing on the food delivery is not great. This is the second time where that I've been when the prix fixe menu items have arrived way too fast or 2 or 3 at a time. Just not very planned out. Other than that, love it every time!
Nice, open kitchen and modern feel. Yummy food, knowledgeable staff. We had a great experience!
Absolutely delicious! I've been twice and both times, the food was superb.
It was nice. A bit problematic that the only person of color they have working is the dishwasher, but that’s an issue easily fixed, and I’ll definitely be back when they take care of that.
THE best Italian dishes in Seattle. The homemade pasta and the light sauces are Everything!
We traveled from Pittsburgh and planned our trip around our dinners at Le Messe
The food was exceptionally creative and delicious! The only downside was the noise level
Excellent food, personable attentive service. However, the spartan interior design of hard surfaces all the way down to the “plywood” booths makes for a very uncomfortable auditory experience which detracts from the great staff efforts. At one point I could make out the conversation of the booth behind me better than the person across the table from me; everyone must increasingly shout to be heard above each other and the music. Please fix your space, a little less trendy loud and a lot more human, so I can enjoy your great cuisine and my dining companions.
Good healthy food. Interesting flavors. Loved the pasta
Due to a large party they ran out of several items we ordered (after we placed our order), they did provide other options - but after ordering and then later finding out it’s gone was just frustrating.
But all the food we had was amazing! Will go back time and time again regardless of this lil snafu
From apps to Dessert we all had great meals. Service is nice and attentive. Will definitely recommend and return
Great food and service. Fun sitting at counter and watching them prepare your meal.
I love the foot at Le Messe. But if there is one thing they can improve on, it's reducing the gap between when appetizers and pasta are served. My wife and I have been to there no less than 6 times and most of the time, we have to wait quite a while for the pasta.
Solid on the food, the servers are good but service in general is usually pretty slow (based on multiple visits)
I will start by saying the food was excellent. I would give higher Mark's, but the kitchen did not seem very organized and it was very slow to get our food. The restaurant was barely 1/3 full at 6:30 on a Saturday, yet it took over 30 minutes to get cold appetizers. People seated after us were served pasta in half the time. And the chefs were moving at a snail's pace. As I said the food was spectacular, but I will visit the other locations instead as they seem to be better organized
Tried multiple appetizers and pasta entrees. All were excellent, as was the service. Patio seating was quiet enough for table of four conversation.
Always great food and wonderful attentive service.
Was good. But not as good as the last time I was here. No complaints though. Will be back again in the future.
Menu features own made pastas. Very imaginative menu. Food was excellent. Service from kitchen was very slow. Table service was very friendly. Space is rather cold and industrial.
All dishes were attractively displayed. Lacked any flavor.
Le Messe has an impressive menu and thoughtful employees. The meal was amazing!
This is one of our favorite Italian restaurants. Close to downtown, but away from the congestion. All of the food is great, however the Beef Tartare is the best we have ever had! Happy Hour prices are very good with a nice menu to choose from.
I had the tasting menu. It was amazing and such a great value for all that food. The steak tartare, shaved fennel and crab salad and the steak entree were divine. Definitely going back!
The food is very tasty and presented beautifully. However the noise level and ambiance + the volume of food (my entree had exactly 1 mushroom and 5 pieces of pasta with 3 shavings of parmesan for $20+ appetizers were even worse). So it is daylight (twilight) robbery. Would not recommend. Very very noisy. Could not carry on a conversation. Avoid for business meals.
Pleasantly surprised. Pasta was 👌. Will definitely try this place again
Possibly the best bolognese I’ve ever had. Squid ink spaghetti plus bottarge equals heaven
We went for restaurant week and menu had a nice selection. We especially enjoyed the variety of the 1st course appetizers.
One area of opportunity is the lengthy lag with the desserts being served, over 20 minutes from when main dish plates removed.
Can't wait to go back.
Great neighborhood spot. Food and general ambience makes Le Messe a relaxed, special treat everytime we go back!
Really excellent, well prepared and properly served. I can’t wait to go back. Only small, odd thing was getting completely ignored at the door for over 10 minutes, not even a hi, but oh well, for food this good, great friendly service at reasonable cost, I’ve let it go.
I would not recommend Le Messe to a friend. We waited over 90 minutes for our food, and only at our insistence did they bring over bread to help tide us over. The service was slow, and for the most part unapologetic. The whole staff seemed overwhelmed, and insincere in the apologies they did make. For the price point, I thought the whole experience was unacceptable.
truly one of the best meals and overall experience i've had in seattle. squid ink spaghetti and the chicken entree are not to be missed. food was absolutely delicious from start to finish. service was delightful. will be back many times!
I love the food at La Messe. The service was excellent and the ambiance was charming. A real addition to the Eastlake neighborhood.
Le Messe is great: good food and great happy hour. We've been coming a couple times a month since it opened and the menu frequently changes, but the quality remains. Great staff. A bit too noisy sometimes though.