Osteria La Spiga

4.5
1028 reviews
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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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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The homemade pastas are delicious! Service was great and every dish we ordered was wonderful!

OT
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service, and atmosphere. Wonderful place!

JB
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

TERRIBLE
The service is appallingly bad and the food quality has dropped quite significantly. This isn’t the place it once was. First time we went, the food was great and the service was appalling- our waitress literally went missing half way through our meal and we were left to flag down a bus boy for drinks, dessert, etc.. This time, everything was a disaster. We had to pry info from the server re specials and she never returned after we ordered, didn’t offer us drinks, bread, etc AND forgot our salads - which were plopped down 15 minutes after our entree was served by a bus person and with no apology. Server’s only concern seemed to be ungracefully clearing our plates mid bite- really rather bizarre. Re the food, the panzanella salad was especially bad - piled high with diced canned peaches — but no cubed bread?! The ravioli were also incompetently prepared and basically mush and oddly sweet. Lastly, the cheese board was an overpriced joke for 3 bites of mediocre, at best, cheese. Too many great restaurants in town to make this mistake again!

M
Seattle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was great! Service was good but a bit on the slow end. We wanted to get dessert but unfortunately ran out of time be

DS
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Pasta was very good but the salad was basically a bunch of frisbee and weak flavorless dressing. very disappointing .

HH
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food. Great service!

DN
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Meh. Service was terrific. Food unremarkable.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Best Monday happy hour! We had the best meal and sat out on the charming patio. Lovely summer evening. Don’t miss the gnocchi, lasagna or truffle tagliatelle!

L
Seattle
119 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Bella provided excellent service. We shared the Insalata Mista, the Tortelli with chard, pine nuts and raisins in a butter sauce, and finished with the sausage and chicken with peppers. She timed each course perfectly. The food was delicious as always.
Bonus was a piano and bass duo playing jazz standards.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The short ribs came out dry, but otherwise it was delicious.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing truffle pasta.

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AB
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

5 Stars - Love this place, the servers, the owner and food! Couldn't be better!!!

A small note - I will need to remember when the piano player is there to sit a bit away from them. Although nice, it makes is a little hard for us to easily hear each other.

Thanks for a wonderful experience, as always!!!! -Patty

CD
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Dined with two others. We all enjoyed our meal. Only quibble is charging $3 for bread when we're ordering the Caprese. The lasagna and gnocchi were very good but the tagliatelle with truffle was outstanding. It's a quaint and friendly neighborhood restaurant. We all enjoyed it very much.

SD
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved the ambiance! It's so nice to be able to sit down, eat, and hear your conversation without scooching closer and asking, "what?!" all the time.

Food was good and not terribly priced. Portions are the size we should be eating, not what we want to see for the price.

Happy hour was amazingly priced and love that they had fun drinks that I may not have tried if there were more options.

SL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Decent restaurant. We enjoyed our meal - food was flavorful. Nothing exceptional, however, the meal was absolutely enjoyable.

R
Seattle
30 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

The food was really salty the wine was corked and the server said not wasn’t
I drink a lot of wine and I know if it’s corked she brought me a different glass of wine it was ok.
The menu was limited not a US wine on there list
We sat on the deck outside it was super noisy

I would no recommend this restaurant t

CY
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This had great atmosphere and the staff was amazing. Will definitely come back next time Im in Seattle.

EW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food, cocktail and experience were great, although pretty spendy.
Only issue was with the gluten-free menu. It is a little inconsistent in that, while they have GF bred, friend polenta, etc, that are gluten-free, they typically fry it on the regular grill making it NOT GF for those who really need it. They were great about doing as much as they could to compensate for this and really, the food was really good! We really enjoyed it overall, just too bad that they try hard to have GF options that end up not always being real options...
We'll go back!

D
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this restaurant! Actually walked into an amazing wine tasting of Italian wines! One carnivore and two vegans, and everyone walked out smiling!

C
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service...love the booths. Overall a great dining experience.

JI
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Happy hour all day on Monday!

l
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We always get a good consistent meal at La Spiga. We will always continue to dine there.

SM
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Yes - love the atmosphere but I wouldn't come too hungry. Small proportions sizes and the plates are expensive, but very tasty. Great wine.

D
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic, and beautifully prepared food. Exemplary service. I truly think the team understands hosting. I highly recommend La Spiga

BW
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Enjoyed the dinner but the waitress clearly had more important things to do that day...

DB
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were first time diners at La Spiga and were blown away. The atmosphere is genuine Italian and the food is like Mama made. The wine list is complete, the service friendly and helpful. An outstanding experience from the moment we were greeted to the delicious dessert. We look forward to returning soon!

LG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful! From the time we walked in to the time we left...the staff was super! The food, drinks, atmosphere, customer service...tops! Our server Ashlei was awesome...great recommendations & customer service! We will be back! :)

BG
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the most incredible dinner! I would highly recommend to anyone

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

Amazing restaurant, great food and drinks with a great staff! Best gnocchi I’ve had!

T
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our sons first Anniversary and everything was wonderful! The atmosphere, cuisine and service is fantastic. True Italian food. A real gem. Our server Ash was excellent.
Thank you Pietro!

M
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

It's a lovely menu with a variety of speciality Italian dishes. Portions are reasonably sized, presentation is excellent and the service is good. Due to the open spaces and location, it can be loud so if you want a quiet place, be forewarned and go early.

P
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great pasta! Great service!

e
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of our favorite places. Best Pasta!! Great service.

s
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

The food was excellent. However, the service was not quite as good. It appeared as if the server was over extended waiting on too many tables at once. We had a large party of 12 in which I made reservations way in advance. I would have thought management would have coordinated accordingly.

S
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

The food was terrible - I ate here 5 years ago and it was a great meal. It tasted like microwave pasta...

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

This place is a safe option if you have gluten or dairy allergies. Was able to have an amazing meal without feeling like I had to settle for anything. Bella is the best server there is, always ask to be seated in her section.

EH
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Our first experience here, about three months ago, made us want to come again. But this time was a letdown. There was a gorgeous spring salad, but it was nearly drowned in dressing. The lamb ravioli were beautifully cooked but monotonous; their flavors had no zip.
The prosciutto and the suave were both wonderful, but not quite enough to save the day. We'll look at its menu again in a couple of months and see if we want to try again. We know it can be better.

MC
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great happy hour menu, exquisite food, and excellent service.

b
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Some of food was great. Some so-so. Interesting venue. Did not feel responded to with cold booth and open windows. Waiter inattentive at times then somehow added $40 to bill.

Bad- mushy lasagna

Good- gnochitti, truffle butter pasta, bolognese

Great-calamari, maybe best we have had and we have had a lot. Only reason to go back. Also Truffle gelato

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We ended up at this restaurant last minute because everything else was long waits, but this place didn’t disappoint. Had awesome costumer service ! The food was pretty good, they have interesting entrees.

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