San Fermo

4.7
690 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
Our restaurant is open for to-go and outside dine-in with covered, heated and socially distanced tables. We have porch, patio, and sidewalk domes available for seating. Reservations cannot be made for specific areas, please review the SEATING AND RESERVATION tab on our website for more information.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 690 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.8
ambience
4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipKelleM
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was fabulous and the ambiance perfect for this New Years Celebration!!

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JonK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our New Years dinner at San Fermo was absolutely top-notch - undoubtedly one of the best dining experiences that we have ever had. It was our second time eating at San Fermo and on both occasions everything was top-notch. A+ cocktails, food, and service. It truly doesn't get any better than that!

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MITCHELLH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect in every way especially in these crazy times.

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LacyB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Food was excellent however they were completely out of desert and our favorite appetizer. Am sure just result of holidays but was very disappointing to our group not to have desert for our one covid meal outing this holiday season. Would still go back as food we did have was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience5

The host of the evening was incredibly rude and unprofessional. Upon arriving she immediately told us we had to leave the restaurant by a certain time. We would have been gone by then anyway, but she continued to repeat it, and then after 30mims of no one coming to take our order, we decided to stick to drinks and appetizers to make sure we’d be able to finish by the stated time she asked us to leave. She then chided us for not ordering a full dinner service. It was confusing and disappointing to say the least. It’s also a real bummer as we love this restaurant.

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Jroman
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience3

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was one-of-a-kind. We had communication with the host throughout the day to try and coordinate our dinner in one of the two domes. She was kind, communicative, and pulled through for us! We felt safe in our dome, which was sanitized and heated between seatings. Our waiter never once entered while we were in there, and the food was spectacular! We highly recommend if you’re looking for a special occasion or date night. We will definitely be back again soon.

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DanielK
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

San Fermo is my favorite restaurant. We flew in from Dallas for my birthday just to come here. As always, the food was the best, great hospitality and great atmosphere. 10/10 cannot recommend enough.

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CamM
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places in Seattle. Always delicious, always interesting, and changing dishes, but the quality never falters despite them trying new and interesting things.

Great service as always, and a wonderful setting. They are friendly, and you can tell the people who work there care.

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ThomasN
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food at reasonable prices, and good management for COVID concerns. In particular, the individual outdoor domes for up to two people from the same household is great. Very limited reservations (at least on OpenTable) given limited outdoor capacity so book early!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outdoor seating on the front porch is the best I’ve found in Covid times and the food was delicious. It was warm enough to keep food warm while you eat. They were gracious about me being a single diner.

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FrancesSalt
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service! It was a perfect romantic dinner spot. We sat on the front porch where they had plexiglass up to block and chill and a heater over the table so it was comfortable yet you could still enjoy the environment on the street! Our service was so attentive, the food was perfect and all came out in perfect timing! Their covid protocols made us feel taken care of and it was obvious they took keeping everyone safe very seriously! Would absolutely recommend eating here!

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JennyG
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! Perfect ambiance, amazing food and drink, great service. Highly recommend!

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KriziaR
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! The serving was a little small but the flavors more than made up for it. We ordered a bunch of things and they were all amazing! The bread and butter were fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

San Fermo has been a favorite for years, I simply always have a fantastic experience when I go! Pandemic dining has changed the ambiance and experience many places (understandably so!) San Fermo has found a way to only improve the experience. Their patio is warm, cozy, comfortable, and just lovely. Their service is always exceptional, and the food, delicious. Thank you San Fermo!

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vipJhunterfalk
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is always special. Great food and service! The outdoor bubble had an air filter and a heater. Such great ambience and we felt very safe. Highly recommend the chicory salad and their cocktails! Wonderful staff!

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AmandaR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had dreamed of going to San Fermo for a few years actually, and it absolutely lived up to to the dream! Let's keep supporting them to keep this amazing restaurant alive!

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RachelG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was amazing. We ate outside on the deck. There were heaters and the ambiance was so nice. They have done a wonderful job making sure tables are spread out and we felt completely safe. . I cannot wait to go back.

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JJLara
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was on point and the food was an amazing the price point was not too high but it reflected how amazing the food and service was.

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DonL
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic anniversary dinner. Wait staff was friendly and attentive and recognized our special night. Great Covid safe environment. Food was also very good. Highly recommended.

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vipDarin206
Seattle
37 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on Friday March 15th with some apprehension given the current COVID-19 issue. I called ahead to ascertain how the restaurant was prepared to endure the highest level of employee and customer safety etc. in essence to ease our concerns. The owner answered my call and was amazing. He first of all thanked me for calling them proceeded to run down an impressive list of additional precautions he and his staff were now following. It was extremely apparent he had done his homework as both a restaurant owner but also as a human to do his/their part to reduce fears and build an even more dedicated and loyal customer. The place was impeccable and food was as always just the very best!! Love this gem.

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Lifjejazz
Seattle
39 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. We sat upstairs in the 'Attic' which is a lovely, intimate spot. The waitstaff was great and offered some spot-on wine suggestions to go with the meal. She also coursed our shared meal out perfectly.

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vipKatherine
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love everything about this place. The food, the service (Denise is the absolute best)! The atmosphere is comfortable and stylish. My favorite place to eat brunch and dinner. Summer in the garden is fabulous and sitting at the bar is cozy. I cannot say enough good about San Fermo. We have become “regulars”.

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DianG
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food, great service, a little pricey, but overall great.

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vipSusie
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is our favorite date night place. The food is always delicious and savory. We absolutely love it every time.

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Daniel
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was recommended to try San Fermo by a colleague of mine. This was my first restaurant experience in Seattle. Upon arrival we were in love with the design of the restaurant and the small home feel. Walking in and being able to see the chefs make the meals and smell the food as you walk through the door was amazing. The interior was very cute and a great atmosphere. The cocktails were incredible and we were able to try multiple appetizers and they were all incredible and worth it. My wife ordered the Bolognese and I got the Braised Pork and they were both incredible dishes that I'd recommend to anyone else visiting. Great atmosphere, great for date night, great food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Food was too salty

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Good service. Excellent pasta. Delicious cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything here is absolutely fabulous. The food and drinks are always wonderful. Waitress offered me wine samples to help me decide on a wine. Burrata is always on the menu and is to die for.

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MaggieB
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wish the portions were just SLIGHTLY bigger. It’s hard to pay $23 for a dish of pasta. Not hard enough to keep me away, but I could have eaten double portions of all the food I ordered.

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SonjaR
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I love this place- the food, the ambience, the great servers. It's our go-to for a nice night out and never disappoints

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Melissa
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy and intimate establishment offering delightful Italian cuisine. The serving proportion is appropriate per dish. You will leave satisfied and full.

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Wills
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Extremely charming, very tasty, and a beautiful space.

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CaseyS
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere, service and food at San Fermo are all excellent. The smoked octopus dish was particularly well done. Great spot for a romantic dinner with your spouse or for a nice dinner with friends.

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Adam
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Great service, great atmosphere, but the food was much too salty.

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vipPurplepen11
London
19 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are New Yorkers who spend a month in Seattle every winter and San Fermo is among our favorites in our restaurant rotation. The location in what looks like a tiny colonial cottage in the middle of hip and bustling Ballard is surprising and charming. The menu, though tightly edited, includes unexpected appetizers (For ex. Chick Pea Pancakes) , unique salads(Escarole and Kumquats and Escarole!) and truly delicious pastas. The saffron spaghetti with an elegant mixed meat Bolognese is among our favorites. Many dishes, though familiar, have just the twist to make them fresh and delicious. The meal is usually so perfect that we rarely opt for dessert but we're sure it would uphold the same level of creativity and satisfaction.

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vipjeff
Seattle
35 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always go to San Fermo for special occasions or just to have a wonderful evening.? It’s a very cozy atmosphere and you don’t feel like you’re rubbing elbows with your neighbor. Servers are always fabulous and professional. Looking forward to our next visit 😎

Jeff

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just wonderful as always!

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vipRTHAMAK
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A damn perfect dining experience. Denise, our Server, was at point, gracious, fun and engaging. Three of us shared the burrata, then onto pasta and ossoboco + dessert. While we were there to celebrate a birthday, don't wait for a special occasion to enjoy an amazing restaurant!

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vipDarin206
Seattle
37 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

I really want to write something that deters folks from going ONLY because we want access and don't want to deal others loving this great spot as much as we do! I wont say anything other than its fantastic and a spot that is not to be missed- just stay out of my way when trying to get a reservation...

FAQs

San Fermo offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 342-1530.

San Fermo is rated 4.7 stars by 690 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.