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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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (33)
Special Occasion (28)
Romantic (22)
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Neighborhood Gem (22)
Notable Wine List (21)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Cozy (19)
Authentic (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Good for Groups (17)
Casual (16)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Fun (15)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Worth the Drive (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Live Music (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Business Meals (7)
People Watching (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Vegan (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Organic (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Seasonal (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 10, 2017

I was really hoping we would have a great experience here, but we did not. It took nearly 30 minutes for the waitress to even take our order, then more than another half hour to get our food. No one was really impressed with what they received, and then we had to practically jump up and down to flag down our waitress to get the bill.
If you're short staffed, it would have been nice to know at the beginning of our dining experience so we could mentally prepare ourselves to be there for over 2 hours (which was not a part of our plans that evening.)

Tags: Live Music
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Great food!! great service!!! venue/ambiance was the highlight though. Very trendy. Also very accommodating to my grandmother's food allergies. Highly recommend.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Amazing from the food to the wine to our server Rihanna. Will definitely be back!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Vegan, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Live Music, Bar Seating, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 31, 2017

We dine periodically at La Spiga and like every other visit, was not disappointed. Outstanding pasta, fish, wine, deserts. The whole dining experience was superb.

Tags: Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Would have given 5 stars but one of the menu items we wanted was no longer available. We love the food here!

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Seasonal
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Poor service (or lack of service for that matter) will sadly deter us from going to La Spiga again.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 23, 2017

After 100s of visits I tried their new hamburger. OMG. It was world-class.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Organic, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Fantastic service, we will definitely be back!

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 20, 2017

The food was really good. We loved the ambiance and our server was extremely perceptive. She noticed I didn't like my vermouth and put it on the house. We enjoyed the setting and would definitely recommend it to others.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fun, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 13, 2017

La Spiga is the best restaurant on Capitol Hill. Remarkably consistent. I recommend it without hesitation. The only variables are seating (on the patio, in the window, in the bar, upstairs). Any active La Spiga patron will have a view.

This past Saturday, we were a four seated in the bar in a booth (at our request). Great for conversation. Our service was thoughtful and impeccable. And the food--which ranged widely over the menu--was perfect.

La Spiga is Capitol Hill's hidden treasure.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Such a lovely place to go after work on a weekday.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 7, 2017

This is a hard review to write. I highly recommend La Spiga for dinners. Excellent food, great wines, superior attentive waitstaff. quiet and intimate dining. HOWEVER, my experience at lunch was the opposite. The least attentive staff, who forgot to even ask about drinks, music which was blaring, which to their credit, they turned down, a server who didn't want to wait til my friend arrived to talk about the specials, the other server who kept forgetting parts of the order and then never gave them to the right person. The food wasn't bad, the prices weren't bad, but the lack of hospitality and professional edge made it all less appetizing. But, I was there for the company of my friend who had just lost a loved one, and that was most important. I just wish La Spiga staff had made it more memorable in a positive way.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 7, 2017

They were obviously having a bad night, but my review is similar to others. Beautiful space to be sure. Lovely tables in the open air in the front that were vacant. But we were seated by ourselves in a fairly deserted and dark area in the back. Left to sit alone for about 15 minutes with no attention (yes, i turned on my phone timer) we finally just got up and left. Oh well. Again, other similar reviews, so they are clearly having staffing issues. Very unfortunate.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Everything was great except no AC in 90 degree temperatures. We were burning up and uncomfortable but overall decent experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Organic, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Very slow, poor service. There was no one at the host stand for almost 10 mins. The table was not set up. Then we were left for a long time and no drink menu provided despite a request. The kitchen had to ring the bell 8 times and waitstaff did not come so the kitchen had to serve. This was a large (9 ppl) group, therefore missed opportunity for this restaurant.

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·Dined on July 30, 2017

Our server, Rhiannon, was AMAZING. My 3 girlfriends and I bonded with her through the course of our meal. By the time dessert came we wanted her to be our best friend. She gave great recommendations in a very authentic way. We loved that the head chef and a lot of the staff were women. Everyone was attentive and helpful. The food was amazing!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Excellent service!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

We are very particular about Italian food and are often disappointed. Not this time. There were five of us and each of us were thrilled with our choices. The wait staff was efficient, helpful and friendly.

One minor quibble. The restaurant allows a gentleman to walk around selling flowers. I never like this at a restaurant and in this case, a simple shake of the head "no" was not enough to discourage him. He tried several times and was way too pushy. the restaurant should discontinue this practice.

Ignoring this one annoyance, it was a great experience. We will be back!

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2017

We went to Osteria La Spiga for a 12-person engagement celebration while visiting Seattle. Pietro helped us set up a multi-course family-style meal with several choices of appetizers, pastas and meat entrees. They had customized menus waiting for us. All of the dishes were absolutely delicious, and we topped it off with one of their custom almond cakes, which was incredible. The service was fantastic...they picked excellent wines and paced everything perfectly. The restaurant has excellent ambience and is in a really fun neighborhood. We can't wait to go back. Can't recommend it enough.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Our server Rihanna was amazing!! When we go back we will ask for her again! Great food and drinks for amazing happy hour prices.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Great service but I thought the menu was a bit limited. The appetizers were great! Burata and prosciutto. Main courses were good but lacked the flavor I was expecting.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 8, 2017

We enjoyed our meal and would recommend La Siga to others. Surprisingly the high point of the meal was the simple mixed salad. Both my wife and I commented on it being a great mix of very fresh greens and perfectly dressed to compliment salad. Both the pasta my wife had and the veal I had were quite tasty. That being said, the frito mixto tasted like a bunch of non-descript fried stuff. It's more what I would expect from Ivar's. And my other less than stellar experience was the "house" flatbread. It looked and tasted like the worst pita one would buy at Safeway. It was dry, tasteless and as a paid for bread course, did not come with anything to dip like oil or even butter.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Nice, modern décor with great food. We happened to get there early for a 6:30 pm reservation on a Saturday night and were immediately informed that the happy hour menu was good for another 10 minutes! We ordered several delicious dishes off the happy hour menu and were very happy!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Business Meals
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 7, 2017

We tried the vegetarian options on the menu and none of the preparations were impressive. The Tortelli agli Asparagi that I ordered was undercooked and the portions were small.
But great ambiance for a semi-formal dinner with friends and good service.

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 (London)·Dined on July 7, 2017

One of our favorite places in town. Have eaten there many times - never disappointed. This time with my sister's family - 7 people, with two of them teens. Everyone was happy. The tagliatelle with truffle butter is one of the great pasta dishes. Gnocchi in pomodoro is special as well. Excellent and thoughtful wine list.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on July 3, 2017

The staff was very nice and professional. The food was meh and overpriced. I would not recommend this place nor will I be going back. Bummed out cause I was really looking forward to an amazing Italian meal.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 3, 2017

I have eaten at La Spiga multiple times and the food and service has never been anything but great.

My last visit was my first with my new son and the staff was extremely accommodating. Several members also came by on multiple occasions to let us know that they appreciated us bringing in the new baby.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Disabled Access, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Great waitress. The veal I ordered was grey and did not look appetizing at all but the favors were good.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Service was very good. Setting was comfortable with good spacing between tables. Both my friend and I found our pasta to be over salted.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 30, 2017

In general good. One observation. My husband had the ravioli and it was a very thick pasta and perhaps a little too al dente, as in dry. My parpardelle was superior. Nice service and good ambience in a fun neighborhood.

Tags: Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 27, 2017

What a great restaurant! Authentic Italian and a beautiful outdoor patio. Loved it. From the appetizer to the dessert - everything was amazing.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 23, 2017

I was there for a long business lunch. We sat right by the street. Open air. It was warm and cozy. Sun was shining. Lunch with salad and rigatoni. Portions were perfect as was the food and wine. Service was excellent, not intrusive but there when needed. All in all a perfect day.

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Everything we had was consistently well seasoned and well prepared - we traded pasta plates around the table and coveted the Truffle Pasta and the Beet Ravioli for sure. The crostini with beef tips and pate was awesome. We shared two between the 4 of us, but everyone wanted more. Oh, did I mention the soup? It was the soup of the day with beans and chard and yumminess. The flavors were nuanced and layered.

Wine list was good, with lots of wines by the glass to choose from. We started with martinis and mojitos which were tasty. Our service was excellent. Would definitely come back for good Italian cuisine in a friendly and warm atmosphere.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 21, 2017

This has become one of my families favorite places. We first visited because they offered gluten-free options for my girls. They love it! As well, every dish I have tried was fantastic. The experimental burger option on the menu currently was incredible.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on June 20, 2017

Very enjoyable meal with my sister who was visiting from out of town.

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Why don't we come here more often?! Always good, sometimes mind-blowing. Here's to getting it right so consistently!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Have been to La Spiga several times. A family favorite.
Just order the lasagne, gnocchi, truffle butter noodles, and ragu, and you'll see why!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Celebrated our wedding anniversary here. Wonderful variations on Italian meals. We ate slowly, not wanting to rush the occasion or our enjoyment of our meals. Our server was quite helpful and engaging. Loved it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Lamb tortelle was phenomenal! Papardelle with rabbit was like a delicious chicken noodle soup, but a bit heartier and more flavorful.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Great service and food made for an enjoyable evening.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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