Osteria La Spiga

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Italian
Since 1998, la Spiga has been renowned for its authentic, northern Italian cuisine -- a gastronomic tribute to Italy's Emilia-Romagna region. La Spiga's chef and co-founder, Sabrina Tinsley, prepares all items from scratch, using whole foods and house-made stocks. You will never find artificial or chemical food enhancers in our kitchen…ever. What you will find is the highest quality olive oil, delectable cheeses and cured meats, seasonal vegetables, flavorful sauces, handmade pastas and more. We believe in local, organic, and sustainable, and our meats are hormone and antibiotic free. We also offer several vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free items to those with dietary restrictions.

You'll love our atmosphere as much as the food! We are located in the artfully renovated Piston & Ring building; its rustic-elegant design is warm enough for family, yet cool enough for a date. We hope you'll join us soon for a tantalizing taste of Italy in our warm, inviting space.
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PD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Waitress was terrible. Argumentative, sarcastic, poor effort.......mood killer.

b
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

this was a return trip, but disappointing compared to our earlier ones. the servings were not just on the small side, but less than that. for example, the boar ragu pasta was about half or less than what we had previously been served, and certainly was NOT worth $20.00. We will give it one more try, because we wish we could like it. The live music was great and added a nice, sophisticated atmosphere, and the overall space is interesting and dynamic; but if the food doesn't measure up .....
bob m

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Osteria La Spiga will always have a nostalgic place in my heart - from back when we used to frequent the smaller earlier location near the current one. It is a warm, welcoming place, their Italian food is outstanding and the Tiramisu delectable. I especially love the passion poured into their pasta (incredibly freshly made) and their simpler gravies like the ragu. This time, for my son’s birthday, we celebrated with some excellent mushroom truffle ravioli - outstanding!
Their Tiramisu is outstanding and we always save a spot for that. While this time, it seemed to not retain its shape when brought to us, the taste did not disappoint.

CS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is where my daughter wanted to have her sweet 16th birthday party with your best friends. She loved every part of the evening she loved the Bolognese & to top it off they did a special birthday dessert that had her name on it wishing her a happy birthday which she said “made me happy“ : )

the consistency and quality of the food is always present here, but it’s the little touches of class and caring that really set Osteria la Spiga apart. In a word; everything is awesome!

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience5

They seated us forty minutes after the reservation and claimed to that we did not make a reservation. Next they seated a party after us and left us waiting

E
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal on last day of Restaurant Week. Had never been to La Spiga before - what a lovely place. Great menu with a wide selection of Italian specialties as well as traditional favorites. Excellent service - we'll definitely be back.

a
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely dinner. even though it was restaurant week and it was busy, it was spacious, and we could hear each other talk. I had the black cod, very tasty, and my companion had the lasagna, very tender and creamy. our main server was knowledgable, helped us with wine selections, and made the evening more enjoyable.

JH
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The chocolate hazelnut torte was disappointing. It was cold, dry, and lacked flavor. The lasagna was delicious - once if the best I've had. The Gnocco Frito was tasty, but a little too deconstructed to eat without difficulty. Overall it was a great experience - the service was efficient and friendly.

SP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, extensive wine list, tasty appetizers and pasta. Great for a nice night out or date night!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m originally from Seattle and my boyfriend and I took a vacation back home, and this is hands down one of my favorite Italian restaurants in Seattle. Our waiter was super friendly and made the experience that much better. Will always visit when I’m in town.

OT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Four of us dined here Seattle Restaurant Week. The menu was diverse & everyone enjoyed their meal. I started with the fried bread puffs & prosciutto. They were very generous with the prosciutto. For my entree, I had the pork cheeks - so tender! (Where have those been all of my life?!?). Desert was a simple chocolate hazelnut cake. It was small like a brownie. Other people at my table had the fish & sorbet. Delicious!

JL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was very impressed at the location. It's in chophouse row which includes several different restaurants. Once you walk in, the interior is huge. It's dark inside but where it needs to be lit, has plenty of lights. Food was exceptional. Doesn't have much in terms of presentation as I would imagine great Italian food does, but once you take the first bite, it was a dream. Would highly recommend.

JM
Baltimore
27 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very good appetizer, mains pretty good. Waiter a little too attentive, but nice. Definitely overpriced.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy atmosphere with great service and food. Good wine list.

JL
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not exaggerating: arguably the best Italian food on the West coast

JF
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful at Osteria La Spiga. The space is gorgeous and all of our servers were attentive and friendly. The food was delicious and reasonably priced

m
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Forgot to put in order for one of our entrees. Drinks came out highly staggered over 20 minutes after ordering. Ordered a second beer that I wanted to have with my entree. Took 15 minutes to arrive (a simple tap beer that should have taken one minute to bring to table) entree was already finished so I sent beer back.

Bar/drink coordination is horrendous.

C
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was on our wavelength and made great recommendations and gave us just the right amount of attention. The cocktails were delicious as was food. The guitar combo was unexpected but was the icing on the cake, so to speak. It was a great birthday celebration for my friend. We even bought a rose from your fellow that travels thru dining room.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

We enjoyed our server and the attentiveness of the staff with regards to clearing our plates.

However, the food was OK. And the face they had someone walking around the restaurant selling roses was very bothersome. We want to eat our meal without being approached (several times) to buy flowers.

GH
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our late meal time and excellent advice from the waiter gave us a delicious meal with plenty of time to enjoy each others company.

B
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All night Monday happy hour was delicious, and the setting couldn't have been better for a rainy, fall evening. Loved the dinner and the whole experience.

AR
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for Italian made with fresh ingredients. Love the space, the service, the drinks, the food... We'll be back!

J
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was tasty but the service and ambiance were incredible. Great place for a date night or celebrating an anniversary. Very attentive and helpful servers, we enjoyed everything we ordered.

RR
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was one of the better Italian meals we've had in town. The dishes were simple but very well prepared. For example, we had fried polenta which allegedly was cooked in rice oil, imparting a very special flavor. We had one pasta dish that was excellent and short ribs that were tasty. Service was good and place was quiet enough for normal conversation.

TM
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole team make you feel as if you are part of the family. Great wines by the glass, super cocktails and wonderful Italian dishes make this a go to place in Seattle. Found it two months ago and have been back 10 times since.

DM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, service was excellent, food delicious, enjoyed a quiet conversation with a friend while enjoying dinner.

D
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I enjoy Osteria La Spiga because of it's easy location in the vibrant neighborhood of Capital Hill. We have always had superior service with knowledgable staff. Our family has tried everything on the menu and it is all very good and a great value.

ST
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great restaurant that is very consistent and can take large parties

OT
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Service is so slow. They need to be more attentive.

MM
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is everything everyone said it would be...PERFECT. The lasagna and short ribs...the antipasti...drinks...all were spectacular. We went on a Wednesday night and it was wonderfully quiet. Service was top notch and not intrusive. I will be back.

K
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our son’s birthday here - great service!

K
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience4

This was my first time at this restaurant, my friend has been here twice and never liked the food, but I wanted to see for myself. Service, venue and ambience was amazing, however the food was way too salty. Waitress apologized, and discounted our total bill, which was very sweet.

S
Key West
16 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Cute neighborhood space, with great service.
Food was a 4 out of 5.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Large, comfy booths. Soft lighting and a great happy hour.

MM
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Another terrific meal at La Spiga. The atmosphere has a nice low-key swanky energy to it, and the service is always impeccable. The appetizers are always interesting, the Frito Misto has a nice array of seafood, and the burrata, grilled peach, and prosciutto appetizer was our favorite. The highlight of the pasta's we tried was the cuttlefish ink pasta with a seafood ragu, if you are a seafood lover it is a terrific entree.

MM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service. We were celebrating my boyfriend's 40th birthday and our waitress really went out of her way to make it special.

a
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

We wanted to try something new and the reviews on Open Table were positive. We found all the pasta dishes including gnocchi and seafood pasta to be very marginal. Calamari as an appetizer was heavily breaded. The server was not super friendly. The wait-staff wanted the plates cleared quickly even though there was still food on them. This restaurant was a huge disappointment.

OT
Savannah
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Lots of flies.

JJ
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience4

The waiter was incredibly condescending and made the experience awful. Good food, bad overall experience

ZB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a wonderful server in a beautiful space. The cocktails were delicious, as was the homemade pasta.