Osteria La Spiga

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$30 and under
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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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MW
Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The waiters and the manager were very friendly and helpful, however this is one of those places where the chef won't veer off of the menu at all, even if you have food allergies. So I was limited to only eating appetizers. I prefer chefs who are creative and don't mind whipping ingredients together a little differently when someone has allergies.

KH
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was incredible and the pacing of each dish was perfect.

CF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our top three restaurants in all of Seattle. Great live jazz trio music on Saturday night, the staff are incredibly knowledgeable about wine, and every dish was excellent - we particularly recommend the mushroom tortelli. Can't wait to go back!

M
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had reservations for dinner and the evening was nice, service attentive and food great. We thought we might take advantage of the happy hour menu but the website did not say that the happy hour menu is just served in the front of the house where the booths are. In checking with our waiter about possibly moving, he said he would have to ask someone about our moving. He couldn’t just reseat us. I thought this was a bit unusual. Since two persons in our party had checked the web site and looked at menus etc, we would have possibly reserved a booth in the front of the house instead of the designated dinning area. In the future, I guess we’ll know.

DC
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very very nice place. I have been there many times and it never fails to impress.

EA
Seattle
43 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent overall.
This has been our "go to" for some time because it is consistently great.
The energy, level of service, impeccable food and wine it is hard to wrong here.

L
Seattle
27 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had another fantastic meal with server Jeff. Such attention to detail and a great memory for all our preferences. La Spiga staff and service in general have been top notch going on two decades for us!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The NYE course menu was great! The venue was more spacious than expected, the staff were attentive and knowledgeable. Overall it was a good dinner! Looking forward to coming back :)

C
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious.

JG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was very nice and the food came pretty quickly. Will come back!

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. Good food

C
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Beautiful ambience and amazing food. Pasta was perfect.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for dinner with my boyfriend and his dad to have a nice dinner to celebrate Christmas. Everything the server recommended was absolutely delicious. The live jazz was a bonus!

PW
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible Italian food- fried gnocchi appetizer was divine. Our waitress, Bella, was above and beyond.

C
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service from Bella was exceptional. Food was also great. Highly recommend.

C
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience and attentive service with unique suggestions and favors! Thanks for a wonderful evening.

SH
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Spiga is my goto Italian restaurant. Food is ALWAYS good, service is ALWAYS good. I wish I remembered our wait person's name so I could give her a shout out. She made our experience even better!

e
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were delightfully surprised that the restaurant had a trio playing with a singer.....

W
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Amazing food but service is slow. I would say everything is just a tad bit overpriced, but everything is amazing.

PK
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant and delicious Italian food! My personal favorite is the Lasagna and my spouse loves the eggplant.

s
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My 3rd time here and it was as I remembered--good EVERYTHING--food, lambrusco, service, ambiance, and noise level.

C
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was delicious, and the happy hour prices were great!

CL
Seattle
43 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Have been here many time. On this visit, the Gnocco Fritto appetizer was fabulous and enjoyable, like a short movie. The bean soup was jumping out of its bowl because it was so flavorful. The lasagne verde was excellent and beautifully lathered pasta and some sort of creamy miraculous goodness. The spaghetti or whatever pasta dish with wild boar tasted like a forest in the fall, perfect for that chilly Saturday night. Tartufo nero was ample enough to share and very good. Espresso was very good. The bill was adequate, but certainly not high. The main server was friendly and unobtrusive. I would give five stars, but: there are far too many people running around desperate to drag your dishes away from you. By the time the third or fourth person finally dragged out Gnocco Fritto platter away, still with food on it, it was done so fast we couldn't even object. If you have a plate you want to use for sharing an appetizer or anything else, and it's not heaped with food, watch out, they'll try to take it from you. It's obnoxious and annoying and totally unnecessary. Then, there was the server who helped bring out dishes and put them on the table. That's all she did, no other communication. She was an expert at dropping off her stuff and rushing away, leaving you no time to ask for, say, pepper or something else. These amateur touches don't ruin a fine experience, but they're a pain nonetheless.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around!

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Our server was experienced and amazing but the food just isn’t good sadly

EW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The Wait staff was extremely commendable!
My wife had fallen on our walk to the restaurant and the staff provided
us with ice for the injury, very kind and efficient.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was fantastic. Food was incredible as usual. Big enough that there’s always a spot for us.

GH
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Nice setting but the food was mediocre. My wife had pasta with boar and I had ravioli with mushrooms. Pasta was was over cooked without much meat. Both dishes were not very flavorful.

K
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

I’ve been here many times before and never have I had such awful service. Waiter was barely audible, took our drink and appetizer orders and then didn’t come back did 25 minutes. The restaurant was quiet and we could see him sitting, wandering, standing around. We finally had to flag another server down to order our entrees and the salad course. Asked two times for butter for the bread and by the time it came the bread was cold. Entrees and salad course arrived together instead of staggered, and the pasta portion was very small. I don’t know if we will be back

L
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The service was prompt but one of the servers came over many times to refill water, clear plates and even asked us for our napkins before we got up to leave-it was pretty distracting. The food was okay—the lasagna noodles were overcooked and the tagliolini was under sauced. We enjoyed the cocktails the most of what we had.

JG
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic Italian food and professional attentive staff

PD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

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

b
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
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 on November 8, 2019
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 on November 8, 2019
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!

NC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely spectacular service and food

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.