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About Piatti - Seattle
Piatti’s prime location is just north of downtown Seattle in University Village, an open-air lifestyle shopping center which offers a unique formula of locally-owned boutiques and signature national retailers. This rich and vibrant community is the perfect home for Piatti, which features a lively bar scene, engaging activities for the little ones and a market-driven menu that caters to all different tastes.
Seattle, WA 98105
Hours of Operation:
Bar open until 10pm daily
Daily Bar & Patio Happy Hours: 3-6 & 9-10pm, All Day Sunday
Every Monday & Tuesday: All Day, 1/2 Price Wine Bottles (up to $25 off/bottle)
Every Saturday & Sunday: Weekend Brunch, 10:00am-3:00pm
*In December we'll be opening at 10am Daily for Brunch & Coffee Service.
45th and 25th
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Let us do all the work! From boxed lunches to family style dinners we'll be sure that every detail is taken care of so you can enjoy your party.
Ample parking in University Village lots & 2 parking garages
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Our Event Spaces are perfect for Rehearsal Dinners, Bridal or Baby Showers, Post-Wedding Brunches, Business Meetings or Wine Tastings.
Our Private Fireside Room can accommodate up to 40 guests.
Our Private South Dining Room can accommodate up to 55 guests.
Our East Patio can accommodate up to 25 guests.
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Piatti is also an ideal venue for hosting your private events. Whether it's a holiday party, special anniversary or birthday dinner, shower or celebration, we offer several menus at different price points, as well as an extensive wine list to accommodate your needs.
Piatti - Seattle Ratings and Reviews
Honestly, I really wanted to like Piatti, but I didn't. The food was okay - the butter lettuce & radicchio were bland at best and the zuppa di pesce was overcooked and chewy. Good flavor though. My boyfriend got the pappardelle, which I loved and wished I ordered. As far as the ambiance of the restaurant, it was quiet because attendance was relatively low, especially for a Friday night. There was strange music playing as well; it didn't sound Italian at all and really didn't go with the vibe of the restaurant. The waiter was quite attentive and checked on us regularly, though even his good service couldn't mask the underwhelming food and the uncomfortable atmosphere. If it was a cheap restaurant, I would say go for it. But for the price, it's not worth the trip.
Waited 30 min to be seated even with a reservation. The manager apologized but did nothing to make my party of 11 comfortable. Waited another 20min for a server to take our drink order & another 20min to take our food order. Another long wait for food but they were quick with the check. Will not likely visit again.
The restaurant was very quiet - not many diners at lunchtime so I was not expecting a lot. My lunch, however, was excellent. Lamb pasta, with a bit of a kick, and lovely, non-gamey meat sauce. I thoroughly enjoyed the smaller portion - just right with a piece of delicious bread and fruity olive oil. The server was really good - there when we needed her, but not intrusive. I was very happy to treat my business colleague to lunch there - not too casual, but comfortable and enjoyable.
Good Service, delicious beet and goat cheese salad. However, the octopus appetizer was only ONE tiny octopus tentacle for $13.50, the salami & cheese plate was a very small amount and was $12 ($6 per item!). The special Wild Mushroom Sage Risotto lacked flavor and was not seasoned with salt & pepper. In addition, no fresh grated parmesan cheese was offered and the small pepper mill on the table was cheap and barely functional.
The remodeled Piatti interior is very nice, much more modern and more open. Unfortunately, the food quality has taken a dive and unless the head chef pays attention to the food, the business is going to dry up. I can go to a couple of other Italian restaurants in the immediate area that have much better quality and value.
It was New Years Eve. Piatti is convenient and nearby. We've been many times for meals for holidays and anniversaries, but not so much since the remodel. It is now sleek and modern looking. We miss the warmth of the former decor. The lamb pasta was good. The mushroom risotto was bland. Beet salad was tasty. Festive cocktail and good wine.
Had dinner at Piatti with my family of five, for the first time last week. It was not crowded on this weeknight. Everyone liked their entrees - 2 pizzas and 3 specialty pasta dishes. The pasta was raved about by all. Pizzas were delicious. Menu was interesting, although we would have liked a few more choices that had meat. Ambiance is lovely and service was really good.
The food was lacking in flavor, and the soup was the same. We ordered squid ink pasta and it was dry and no discernible sauce. No one was impressed, and we just forgot the food and enjoyed the family Christmas eve get together. Drive past U Village and eat at the much improved Mama Melina. It's 100% better.
I had a very pleasant dining experience. I had not visited Piatti in quite a while and was pleased to see an attractive remodel and somewhat updated menu. I really liked the half price wine bottle on Monday evening as well as the 1/2 size pasta entree that was available. Server was very polite and engaging. All in all, it was a very pleasant and delicious experience!
NOT as good as it was before remodel! Food is uninteresting; decor as well. Staff very pleasant, but handicapped by slow kitchen, crowded seating, and unexciting menu. Pity because location is great for meal, and U Village needs more good restaurants. May be time to look at staff changes in the kitchen? And definitely fewer tables in the space. Too, too noisy and crowded.
I miss the old decor. This seems much more bland and a little sterile.
I was not in love with my penne. I thought it was way too bland.
The guest with the margarita pizza loved her pizza, though.
The birthday dessert was excellent and it's great to have a free bday dessert.
The server was very good.
Dinner for two at 5.30pm took 2 hours & 15 minutes!!!
The wait staff appeared to spend inordinate amounts of time at the electronic terminal entering orders. The delay between courses was way too long. Kitchen staff did not look rushed, but we waited a long time for the main course to arrive.
I've dined at the Santa Clara Piatti several times & the staff & service was great. Frankly, I was disappointed by the U-Village experience.
Waiter was polite and friendly but service was abysmal. Our reservation was for post-peak lunch time. We ordered within 10 minutes of being seated. It took 25 minutes for our wine to arrive and then another 30 minutes for our lunch to arrive. Our waiter was often not to be seen and neither he, nor anyone else on staff, came by to explain or apologize for the delay in the arrival of one salad and one pasta dish. The service at my last visit to Piatti, two years ago, was also abysmal which is why I stopped lunching there. Fortunately, U Village has many new restaurants that we can try for lunching with friends.
We went to Piatti before a dance performance at the UW. We were seated promptly and as per reservation request, were seated in a quiet area. However, the seating near the unlit fireplace was uncomfortably drafty. On request, the room temperature was increased slightly. The cocktails, wine, and food was very good and large portions-we took home enough for lunch the next day. The pork pate, the fig preserve with soft goat cheese was very good. However, we believe that the overall quality is not as good as before the remodel.
We would go back.
I had dinner with my husband and a fellow coworker. They enjoyed their meals very much. Among the many food allergies I have is an allergy to yeast, so I can't have vinegar, and while the waiter did his best to accommodate my many allergies, the salad they prepared had pickled beets, celery, and carrots. The cheese provided later was delicious, but that was almost my entire meal. This restaurant is great as long as you don't have food allergies.
Down in University Village, just off the UW campus, this charming Italian restaurant has been around for 20+ years and for good reason -- it serves great food as a very reasonable price and has very hospitable service. Great place for parents to take their college kids (or vice versa) or to take your business clients to. Fun and fancy without being pretentious. Build a meal that fits your own budget by choosing separate antipasti, salad, entrée and desserts. The only difficulty is that parking can be difficult to come by.
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