Spinasse

4.8
2260 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Italian cuisine, specific to Piedmont. Featuring an all Piedmont wine list, fresh handmade pasta and locally sourced organic ingredients.

Adjoining Spinasse is our Aperitivo Bar, Artusi. Join us before dinner for handcrafted cocktails and antipasti.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Organic
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(206) 251-7673
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Stuart Lane
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Cross street
14th Avenue between Pine and Pike
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Parking details
Street parking or there are several public lots within a 2 block radius.
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Public transit
The Metro buses 10, 11, and 12 stop a half block away on Pine between 14th and 15th Avenue.
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
9.2

Spinasse in Capitol Hill is one of the best fork-up-your-money Italian restaurants in Seattle.

Ratings 9.0-9.8:If the 8.5-9.0s are the restaurants you’ll frequent for more than just special occasions, the 9.0-9.8s are the all time great restaurants of their city. Restaurants that will be around 20 years from now, assuming the Earth is still around.
What 2260 People Are Saying
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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was spectacular!

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j
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Cascina Spinasse is the best and more authentic Piedmontese Italian restaurant in North America and we have been trying hard to find someplace which does not require a 5 hour flight to get there.

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Well prepared. Great wine pairings. A little heavy on salt. Great wait staff. Front of the house was a little unwelcoming.

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l
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Spinasse 2x before, the first time a lovely experience and the second time far less so, due to our initial encounter with a horribly rude hostess. Our most recent dinner was for our 30th anniversary and we hoped it would be wonderful - and it absolutely was! We had an excellent waiter, Max, who knew exactly how to be there when you needed him, answering questions and making recommendations in a very pleasant manner, and otherwise invisible. All of the dishes we shared - cauliflower appetizer, angel hair pasta with butter and sage, rabbit meatballs, panfried trout, huckleberry semifreddo - were ALL just lick-the-plate delicious (and we are picky!), perfectly executed and brought to the table at a nice pace. The cocktails and wine were also superb. It was a perfect dinner in all ways - thank you!

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AD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Other than the hostess giving me a tad bit of grief for being 5 minutes late to a 5:15 pm reservation, we had a nice experience. The food is delicious and never disappoints!

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JK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently delicious Italian food, wonderful made from scratch pasta. After dinner coffee was outstanding. Never disappoints. Great for entertaining out of town guests.

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PC
Vancouver
21 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favourite Seattle restaurant. The hand made pastas are always incredible, the appetizers and salads interesting and delicious, and whatever you do, an order of roasted carrots is a must! The menu is great for sharing. The wine list is carefully put together to represent the beautiful wines of the Piedmont region. Imagine...Barbaresco or Barolo by the glass.

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K
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great. The tajarin was amazing as was the Barbaresco wine. Could've skipped the rabbit meatballs but will definitely be returning.

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L
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

We paid 150$ for 2 pastas and a salad and 1/2lt red wine. All the food was salty. The meal felt rushed. What a disappointment for years we had good meals there.

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AT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an enjoyable experience. The butter and sage tajarin and assorted squash ravioli were amazing.

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ET
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time to Spinasse and was quite impressed with the food. Especially liked the beef cheeks, the rabbit meatballs, and the risotto. I'm glad our waiter suggested doing dinner family style since all four of us had not been there before and this allowed us to try a few more things.

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CQ
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place, food is always excellent, service fantastic.

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K
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was the best meal I’ve had in Seattle in 3-4 years. Tasty pork/tuna appetizer, delicious ragu pasta—like the best I’ve ever eaten, and super savory tender beef cheeks. Dessert a bit small. Strongly recommended.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I like the pasta, and the ambiance & service are great!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot to celebrate with your favorite person in the world!

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MD
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

I really enjoyed our dinner. Our waiter made a good wine recommendation that paired nicely with our meal.

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CH
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It can be hard to find Italian food this good in Italy.

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MG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great. Great food, wine and service.

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JG
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Certainly making a trip back out to Spinasse again. The food was prepared perfectly. Our server was hard to hear and the restaurant wasn’t loud.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The service and food were absolutely phenomenal. Unfortunately, the hostess failed to mention we were celebrating a birthday and it went unnoticed by our server. The hostess also seated us at a less than stellar table that had cold wind hitting us every time the door opened. We made these reservations months in advance and indicated there was a special birthday and the hostess failed to take that into account when seating us. If you plan on celebrating and want a great table, it’s best to call ahead and speak directly with someone as they won’t pay attention via opentable.

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BP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants. Every time we go we are always so impressed with the food. Always one of the best meals. Great wine and service as well.

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JD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in Seattle. The tasting menu was fantastic. The wine pairings were perfect. Great service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Rabbit meatballs were delicious! In fairness we only had appetizers and did not experience the pasta which they are known for. Our server was very attentive and made excellent recommendations. Sauces were a little heavy but broccoli had a nice twist.

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PE
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible Italian food. Authentic. Great attentive to service without being pushy or hurried. I've never been disappointed here.

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TL
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spinasse was just what I wanted, just as I imagined, except the watching of the pasta maker. That exceeded my expectations. Very enjoyable, delectable, & quaint.

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DA
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Truly great food. One of my favorite dining experiences.

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OT
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friday was my fifth time dinning at Spinasse and my third time doing the tasting menu. Every visit has been as good as the last. At Spinasse, you taste every dish on the menu when you do their tasting. Portions are generous. You can also expect impeccable service starting when you walk in the door.

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EL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the most delicious Italian food I have ever had!

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CB
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Made a special trip from Salt Lake City. Amazing and worth the trip.

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JL
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was splendid, so was the service! Amazing experience!

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C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Food did not live up to the hype. The service was quite good.

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MG
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

We came in with high expectations given the review on Spinsee's website that it is among the top 5 Italian Restaurants in the nation.
We ordered the Prosciutto and the Salad for first course. The Prosciutto was excellent, but the salad was a real disappointment. More like a potato salad that you can buy at grocery store rather than a restaurant's level dish.
For second course we ordered the handmade pasta in butter & sage. We also added truffles for extra $25 that were the special for the night. The pasta was soft and swimming in butter. almost like those kids style dishes you get around town. Sage wasn't noticed though the truffles were OK.
For main course we ordered the trout which was excellent.
For dessert we ordered the Tiramisu and the Chocolate Tart. Both were below standard. We sent the Tiramisu back to the kitchen.

Overall very disappointment experience.

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AE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a great meal with small portions but flavorful and very nicely done Italian foods. My boyfriend and I split three of the small pastas and each were packed with flavor and just the right textures.

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h
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved getting to spend the night out with friends. We tried every pasta dish on the menu and loved them all!

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R
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is so awesome !!!! Cannot wait to go back.

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ML
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We felt we were well cared for, our experience was lovely, the food was delicious!

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K
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The restaurant was better than I hoped!! The waiter was wonderful and very knowledgeable. The food was excellent!!!

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CC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We flew in to Seattle with some friends to celebrate 30th Anniversary and a momentous birthday. Picked Spinasse based on reviews and location. There was nothing disappointing about this place. Our waiter was knowledgeable and very helpful with guidance on what to avoid due to gluten allergies. Everything we had exceeded our expectations. We will certainly return.

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SR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Our server was more than knowledgeable with everything he presented.

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J
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always perfect. Don’t order, just let them tell you what to eat, it’s amazing.

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