Orfeo

4.5
603 reviews
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Contemporary American
A contemporary, NW centric, wood fired kitchen in the heart of Seattle's Belltown neighborhood.
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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent seafood. Appetizer of the muscles was superior.

L
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful melon gazpacho, mussels and roast chicken. Lovely meal with good service.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were visiting Seattle for the week and went on a Gourmet Food Tour through Savor Seattle and received a discount card for several restaurants. Our guide recommended Orfeo and we’re glad we went! It was a wonderful dinner, we shared an appetizer of flat bread with small bowls of toppings - roasted garlic, olive tapenade, baba ganoosh & burrata (it’s better than it sounds)! I had the carbonara, hubby had the bone in pork chop, both excellent! Our service by Carrie was fabulous, she was very helpful, friendly and gracious. I highly recommend Orfeo!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Service was worst ever.. normally have great service. Ordered the oyster appetizer... both parties got sick. Since that the only common food we ate I concluded it was the oysters (plus one was spit out at table )

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Always love the food and service! Was a bit noisy tonight but overall very good.

TJ
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Went on a Tuesday night which was "Tango night" and there were free tango lessons. People seemed to be having fun. Food didn't take long to come out. We ordered pasta dishes and both were quite tasty.

CO
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious. We will definitely visit when we next visit Seattle.

JS
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and outstanding food in a modern, yet classy, atmosphere. I will be coming back for more soon!

T
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is consistently excellent by all accounts, including food, service, and ambiance. We especially enjoy the vegetarian options, including the happy hour menu.

A
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

A little expensive, and the food was not that great

Y
Seattle
57 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants. As we expected everything was great. So lovely to go to diner and have the food be prepared with care and have attentive service. Everything is always the bet quality from the anchovies on the delightful salad to the beef in the hamburger sliders to the oven roasted mussels. Yummy!!

CL
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding flavor combinations, very well prepared dishes. The restaurant manager was incredibly friendly and funny and quite helpful in choosing our wines.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This restaurant is in my neighborhood alas, it is not. The room is cavernous; in the middle of the room, tables; along a wall, semi-circular booths. The booths are the least bad of the two options. Specify a booth and you will avoid sitting with your date at an exposed, noisy table; instead sit in a booth staring at the exposed, noisy tables. Aesthetically, the room has a late eighties, early nineties feel: catsup colored accent wall, black laquer, curvy wood thing. Service was both indifferent and inattentive. A seemingly angry bald guy would stop by at our table looking annoyed; take an order; then disappear. When flagged down, he would bring some part of our order. Cocktails were horrible; but attractively described in the menu. The food was 'meh' to 'blech'. Do not get the Italian wedding soup; you'd do better to eat a divorce. It is watery and bland; in an attempt to salvage it, someone hurled a load of black pepper into it. The meatballs were dense; dry; gamey; rubbery, unpleasant and the best part of the soup. The Antipasto was uninspired toast, greasy salami, a sliver of parmigiana cheese (tasted like the same cheese that the waiter would grate on food) . Back to the cocktails, apparently the angry bald waiter is also bartender. He should not be.

Y
Seattle
57 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant. They treat us as valued friends and customers. We have dined at Chef Kevin’s restaurants for many years. They never disappoint. The service is always exceptional The food,if it is not fresh and perfect, it is not on the menu This is true if all four chefs restaurants as well as Tempesta donuts. Tonight the pork chops with balsamic reduction and roasted fresh figs were the star. Such a lovely, delicious, relaxing Sunday evening.

JL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Wonderful server! Octopus salad is OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

A good space and not too fussy; but thoughtful. I'm not a fan of the relatively open floor plan - it can be a bit noisy and non intimate feeling.

b
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food. Octopus appetizer, 2 very wonderful pastas, with creme brulee for dessert. Great service. I appreciated their decent price for 1/2 wine bottle. Tuesday is Tango night whose music and dancers made it an extra fun evening to hear and observe the music and dancers.

AM
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Accommodating and attentive staff was the perfect compliment to our meal. The halibut and the mushroom pizza were both exquisite.

LB
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a party of 11, made a reservation, their wood fired method has some awesome flavor! Bolognese was amazing, as was the pizza - Thanks for a memorable meal!

b
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we love this place. quiet for a conversation but lively. great service and amazingly food. we love the mussels. carmine pizza was delicious. my only hold back in recommending this establishment is that it will become so popular that we can not get a reservation for dinner.

T
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great evening. Great service, great food, great atmosphere.

JO
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone was so friendly and fun. Enjoyed chatting with our waiter before the other guests arrived. The food was excellent - especially the octopus salad and the unique but delicious Carbonara.

EH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter, Adam, was wonderful. The food was amazing! I said I wanted to taste my husbands and so Adam asked the chef to divide each plate so we got both. Very thoughtful!

MB
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing !!!! Katy was awesome. Best Italian food iv EVER had.

OT
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Katie was great! She was fun and made sure we were well taken care if. My son had the pizza (loved it), I had the oyster and mussel appetizers for my meal and my husband had a pasta dish. We had tiramisu and strawberry creme brûlée for desert. All of the food was wonderful. Very enjoyable evening.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The service was rather usual. I had to get up to ask for pepper. Refills on beverages were not offered. If a 20% gratuity/service charge was not included I would’ve left 15%.

The upside is that we ordered from the happy hour menu and everything we tried was outstanding! The portions were very large for happy hour.

The ambiance was very good and we will return.

j
Mexico City
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and service. The decoration was a little bit sad.

A
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Orfeo was a great find on open table. The service was friendly and helpful. It was a Monday night and relatively slow crowd but that just made them more attentive. We ordered the mussels which we fabulous and I got Gracie's pasta. The pasta was good although simple: it was essentially very fancy buttered noodles. Regardless, loved it. Would recommend to locals especially for happy hour!

GB
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything from the appetizers (smoked mussels), to the main course (Ling Cod) and finishing with the dessert (tiramisu) was fantastic. Everyone in our party was very impressed. The service was well beyond par, a true team effort. When back in Seattle, we will return. A very well balanced menu with changes often.

RO
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Went there for a first date and it was impressive. I got a second date with the help of the crew at Orfeo. Thanks and I will be back.

CM
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Delicious pizza. Very accommodating, friendly hostess and server.

KR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal, stellar service, amazing cocktails, beautiful place. We would go back in a heartbeat.

Y
Seattle
57 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Poached shrimp with heads were amazing. Baked oysters were lovely but the, selected for me oysters, were fantastic. I love large sweet briny oysters. Salad and tiramisu were wonderful. Loved Orfeo!!!!

N
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We ordered a lot of appetizers (i.e., charcuterie board, cheese fritters, bread with spreads/dips, Italian soup) versus an entree. Everything. And I mean everything, was delicious. The staff was great, but if I'm being picky (when am I not?), we did have to ask for more water and more drinks versus being offered. Nice lighting and set up, however the decor seemed a bit outdated and reminiscent of the Old World. I would definitely return.

b
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

very much enjoyed our meal at Orfeo. first time and it won't be the last. only issue was an apparent overuse of red chili flakes. my wife's Bolognese and my Carbonara with Dungeness both had too much pepper flakes. we even asked if my wife's dish was spicy and were told no. neither dish listed red pepper flakes as an ingredient on the menu (really almost overpowered a delicate dish like Carbonara) which is a major oversight in my opinion. some people are more sensitive to spicy and things like pepper flakes should NEVER not be disclosed. loved the hearth bread service and our waitress, for the most part, was lovely. we will try again.

JC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extraordinary service, food, drinks (made to order by Kevin!). Always above in everything. Will be back ASAP.

SS
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little restaurant. Loved the food and the staff was amazing.

P
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place Has wonderful food and the ambience is beautiful there woodfired pizza and especially their woodfired oysters are truly amazing

e
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been here four times now and have never been disappointed. This dinner was with 11 co-workers and I mistakenly scheduled it for the wrong evening. The staff was very gracious and found room for us. Our party was given just the right amount of attention, food came out promptly and drinks were never empty. Did I mention that the food (especially the house-made pasta) was amazing? Thank you Orfeo!

Y
Seattle
57 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yet again, Kevin Davis (owner) and his team (At Orfeo this time) have provided a wonderful wine dinner. The Cedergreens were so delightful, friendly and informative. It was lovely to hear their story. KJ (ChefKevin) prepared superior dishes from the appetizers down to dessert. The wine pairings from Cedergreen that Bruce selected were perfect. Complimenting the cuisine and showing the best flavor profile of each wine. Micheal (new waiter) was great! He seemed to be every place at once and anticipated what was needed. We met several people we met at wine dinners before and the evening was filled with fun and learning about new wines and new experiences. We cannot wait to enjoy our wines and to attend the next wine dinner

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