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Sat, 2/24
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Osteria La Spiga

737 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Good for a Date (35)
  • Romantic (30)
  • Special Occasion (28)
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Hours of operation
Monday-Friday, 11:30pm-2:30pm

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
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Phone number
(206) 323-8881
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Sabrina Tinsley
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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.
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Cross street
Pike Street
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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.
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Public transit
Bus lines #2 and #9 on Madison and Union Streets.
Bus Lines #9, #49 and #60 on Broadway
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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.
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Gift Card
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
What 737 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Seattle)
3.0  Dined 7 days ago

I went to La Spiga with two girlfriends and was underwhelmed to say the least. The ambiance was fairly cute, but the restaurant is pretty large and feels indistinguishable from every other Capitol Hill/SLU restaurant. Our waiter was really sweet and the wine list was fine but that's about it. We ordered a starter with ciabatta that was really dry. It was served with plain olive oil, no seasonings, salt, or vinegar. All three of us ordered different pasta dishes which were over cooked and over sauced. I got the tagolini with braised pork. The meat was fine but the sauce didn't taste particularly fresh. The pasta itself was definitely nothing to write home about. My girlfriend's ordered two different types of gnocchi. Both plates had too much sauce and the gnocchi was a little chewy. We ordered tiramisu for dessert. It had way too much sponge cake and not enough mascarpone cheese, leaving the dessert to taste really dry.

Annoyances (Seattle)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

I like the food here and the restaurant is in a beautiful building, with a small outdoor area in the back that is nice in the summer. I like the atmosphere and the live piano music is nice. I have been here with friends several times and we often have odd issues with the service. One persistent annoying practice they have is they try to remove plates and glasses from the table before we are done with them, with food still on the plate and non-empty glasses, and leaving the area before we even realize they took it. This is not good service. Please let us finish!!
This particular visit the server had forgotten a salad and made up an excuse that he thought we wanted it later, even though we mentioned nothing of the sort and he brought other salads to the table before the main course. Instead of blaming it on us, a more appropriate response would have been "sorry, I forgot and will try to get it as soon as possible", which would have been understandable.
Other than those annoying service problems, the staff has been very nice and welcoming and it's a nice place for dinner. I will return and keep one hand on my plate until I'm done.

GavinD (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines day

vipcitygirl (Seattle)
5.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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

BrendaM (Seattle)
2.0  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.

vipLily (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Delicious food, very good service

Friebs (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  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!