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About Osteria La Spiga

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.

1429 12th Ave.
Suite A
Seattle, WA 98122
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Hours
Lunch:
Monday-Friday, 11:30pm-2:30pm

Dinner:
Sunday-Monday, 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Tuesday -Thursday, 5:00pm - 10pm
Friday-Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Happy Hour:
Tuesday-Sunday, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Monday, 5pm to close

Cross Street:
Pike Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 323-8881

Website:
http://www.laspiga.com/

Entertainment:
Live Jazz every Thursday night from 7 pm to 9:30 pm unless otherwise noted, and on Saturday nights in the bar from 8 pm to 10:30 pm.

Occasional, cooking classes and wine dinners.

Catering:
We cater all types of special occasions, including weddings and rehearsal dinners, birthday parties, bridal and baby showers, and even intimate dinner parties. Our catering services are flexible and can be tailored to your particular type of event. Whether you'd like unique box lunches, a scrumptious buffet, or an elegant sit-down service, we can accommodate your needs.

Parking Details:
We understand that parking is challenging on "the hill." Our weekend valet services have unfortunately been discontinued, so your best bet is street parking (free after 8 pm at pay parking zones, and free after 6pm at 2 hour zones) or one of the pay parking lots in the area.

Public Transit:
Bus lines #2 and #9 on Madison and Union Streets.
Bus Lines #9, #49 and #60 on Broadway

Executive Chef:
Sabrina Tinsley

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Osteria La Spiga Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (36)
Romantic (29)
Special Occasion (28)
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Good for Anniversaries (27)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Good for Groups (23)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Notable Wine List (19)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Comfort Food (15)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Cozy (14)
Fun (13)
Authentic (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Casual (12)
Business Meals (11)
Seasonal (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Live Music (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Healthy (3)
People Watching (3)
Tapas (3)
Vegan (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

We'll definitely come back.

According to Open Table, this review has to be at least 50 characters. Why would Open Table discourage simple, straight-forward reviews? I give Open Table's review process 2-stars. And that's being generous.

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

Valentines day

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Osteria la Spiga never disappoints and they once again made my birthday special. They have a wonderful wine list, but also welcomed the bottle I brought from my personal wine collection. Their menu is delicious for those without dietary requirements, but they also offer vegetarian and vegan options, plus gluten free pasta and breads too. Great for a mixed group of friends or a lovely Italian date for two.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Notable Wine List, Vegan, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great Happy Hour small plates and wine offerings! Terrific, helpful, and attentive service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We chose La Spiga for a farewell dinner for our Italian exchange student - service/attitude was poor - food was late, but worse, they made excuses rather than simply apologizing for it. The attitude: we're busy, your food is caught up because of a larger private party (which seemed to take priority), and what we chose took too long to prepare (presumably our fault?!?) Thankfully the manager stepped in at the end of our dinner to try and smooth things over. Sadly it was too late, and we had to leave, although his attempt was appreciated.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Delicious food, very good service

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Wonderful buttery truffle pasta--reminded me of being in Italy! Monday night is happy hour all night--cheers!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

This is our go-to date night spot! The prices are very reasonable and the food never disappoints. The pastas are so fresh and delicious!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Pleased with the above-average (for Seattle) service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Tapas
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on January 30, 2018

A perfect evening with perfect food and service‼️

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great spot with great food. Fun ambiance for larger groups. We really enjoy Osteria La Spiga!

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Great business lunch option to step away from the city noise and hustle. Lasagna and prosciutto panini are fantastic!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Love this place. The service & food's always great. A little on the pricey side but worth it in my opinion.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Always a great place not my first rodeo

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Great lively ambiance in a unique space. The service is usually very good as well. The food is good, about a B+.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Our dinner there on Friday evening was right up there with one of the best dining experiences we've had in this city in a LONG time. Our server was not only wonderful, but extremely knowledgeable about the menu, and especially the wine list. He made recommendations, and even had us try a few different wines that he thought we would enjoy. His service was prompt and genuine. We brought someone from the East Coast with us before she flew out and she was thoroughly impressed. Whatever you are doing, please continue it!

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 12, 2018

I mentioned our anniversary when I made the reservation but they seemed completely unaware of it (server didn't say anything- it would even be nice if the person at the front desk acknowledged it).
Our reservation was at 6:30 and we were on time. Food didn't come until 7:30. Our waitress Heather (who, by the way, was terrific) apologized, saying they had a wedding party upstairs.
Portions are WAY, WAY too small. I ordered butternut squash ravioli and could have had another whole serving and I'm not that big an eater.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Good food but overpriced. If you are ok with the prices, you’ll have a good dinner.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Excellent authentic north Italian cuisine with fresh home made pastas. The service is always good. Due to the very high curved ceiling the noise level is higher than average. A bit pricey for pasta but worth it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Authentic
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The staff was very accommodating and on top of things, which made the evening very smooth. Our server Jeff was very knowledgeable of their menu very professional. He helped to make our celebration of the new year perfect. The food was very good too for that price, probably coming down to individual preferences and experiences for comparison. There was also live music playing jazz on piano accompanied by a female singer. It made few of us get up and dance.

Overall, this place is a very safe bet if you like Italian food and want to have highly enjoyable experience. Just be aware the noise level is a little bit higher if you prefer more intimate setting - however, I can't say it was in any way disturbing or unpleasant or too loud to have a conversation.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was wonderful & the service was too! Can’t wait to go back again :)

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Such a magical space! Staff and food were great! Definitely try the Tagliolini al Fume!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Notable Wine List
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We loved our experience at La Spiga. The food was fabulous, I especially loved the Gnocchi al Pomodoro, ordered on our server's suggestion. I finished every bite and soaked up the sauce that was leftover!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Service was quite slow between first and second course. Also we had to had the waiter take our dirty plates to take away. He was just going to leave them on the table.

I find the temperature always very cold in the restaurant and have sat many different places as it’s one of our favorites.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Disappointing food. Great atmosphere. There was 3 of us. We got 3 appetizers and each had dinner. We were not happy with any of the food. For foodies that is hard to imagine. We will not return.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Second time dining at Osteria La Spiga. We are from Los Angeles and were visiting our son and grandson in Seattle. Both times our dining experience was excellent. Food is very good & service was exceptional.
Will return next time in town.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 15, 2017

It was a great evening with terrific food and would definitely go back again. The bar options were also great.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 12, 2017

My wife and I were there celebrating our 5th wedding anniversary! We had our wedding reception here with family and a few friends, we had such an amazing experience that night we decided that would be our anniversary tradition. We were seated in the same section right next to the Christmas tree! We had amazing service with amazing food and we appreciate the complimentary champagne! We'll see you next year!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Everything was great! Food and service were excellent! Will definitely come back.

Tags: Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Food was okay but service was not good. Had to ask to get water at least 3x. Pasta was undercooked and meat was just okay. Overall, pretty disappointing for the cost.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Loved the ambiance & service here! Food was also delicious.

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Our reservation was at 6 PM. We each ordered a glass of wine. The pour for a $16-$18 glass was about 4 ounces, not worth it. Our hostess had ordered a salad with dressing on the side for her entree. At this point, the restaurant started to fill up and the servers became very busy; there was a large party in the balcony. When the meal came, the hostess's salad was dressed. She sent it back. The other 2 meals were already served. The steak was very good, the lasagna was lukewarm and the salad took a very long time to come undressed. All in all, the experience was less than optimal. They did comp the salad but the waitstaff and the kitchen couldn't handle the crowd.

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 6, 2017

A warm and cozy spot on a cold night. We would love to come back in summer and sit on outside back patio tables. Waiter was great and the lasagna verdi, fritto misto, and fried cauliflower were excellent. Crispy polenta with duck was good.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Below average food. Mostly poorly executed. Sprawling (in a bad way) wine list, incorrect vintages. I felt unwell a couple hours after the meal. The cost does not match the product. Far better Italian options in the area. A shame, because the space and staff are nice.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I really want to like this place. We used to go there years ago and repeatedly had very, very bad service. So we just gave up on it. But recently some friends suggested we go there, so we thought "what the heck, we'll give it another try".

Food was good, not great. The server was pleasant, but was very new and seemed very poorly trained. He didn't know how to enter the bill on the point-of-sale machine and we waited for a long time before we were able to leave for our theater engagement.

I wish I could say I would go back again, but I likely won't.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 28, 2017

The food at La Spiga never disappoints and often surprises. You get some excellent dishes that are not the standard fare of Italian restaurants, in which the cuisine from Emilia-Romagna is underexposed. The piadina is always fresh, the gnocco, a sort of Italian puffy frybread, is fabulous and never seen before, the house-made pasta is excellent, cooked al dente just right, and never gets old. The "fried gnocco" appetizer was very good value, highly recommended. Tagliolini with duck were said to be outstanding and looked like a very generous portion. Tagliatelle al tartufo were very good, nice and simple.
Service this time around was a bit, how to say it, reluctant. Our server pretty much vanished after the appetizer. Somebody else brought the main dishes, and, eventually, when it was time for the check, after a long wait I had to get help from the worker who was clearing tables. This is one point where many even decent restaurants fail, and it can leave a sour taste about the whole experience. I've never seen it at La Spiga before and hope it doesn't happen again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 25, 2017

I was very impressed with both the superb quality of the food and the matching service, which was prompt, attentive and friendly, without being intrusive. I have long felt that Seattle restaurants often have very high-quality cuisine, but without the service to match. By contrast, La Spiga has both in spades! On top of that, add that it offers live piano music in the evening (or at least on the evening we attended), which adds ambiance without raising the noise volume to an uncomfortable level. It was very easy to converse with my dining companion without feeling overwhelmed by the ambient noise and the music.

Tags: Seasonal, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Great ambiance, very good pasta, nice service. The only fail was that insalata mista which was bland and boring.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Really slow service . We order drinks and appetizer first and we got first are appetizer. I was expecting first are drinks. I choose this restaurant for a birthay dinner with my girlfriend. I was really disappointed.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Seasonal, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Spicy, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Not worth the expense. Just ok food. Just ok service

Tags: Special Occasion
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