Spinasse

4.8
2178 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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 2178 People Are Saying
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PH
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great dinner experience. Best meal in Seattle. Service was excellent.

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

All of the food we had (appetizers, entrees) was far too salty.

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

This was the best Italian food I have had in awhile. In my opinion puts carmines to shame. Great atmosphere for a date or small celebration. Intimate vibes! The short rib pasta and salmon were my favorite dishes.

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S
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In 17 years if dining in Seattle Spinasse is THE BEST!

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OT
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Spinasse was amazing as usual. Their food and service is amazing! So incredible that this delicious restaurant is just a little neighborhood joint. Always feel lucky if we’re able to get a weekend reservation!

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San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really delicious house made pasta and best prosciutto we have ever had. Luis, our server was wonderful.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great first experience that has us wanting to come back again already! Our waitress was fun, spunky and sassy. The perfect mix for our annoying questions and lack of knowledge of the menu. Thank you again for the wonderful night, we had the best anniversary dinner ever. We’ll be back soon and can’t wait to try the sister restaurant next door!!!!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Outstanding in every way

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m
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places to eat in Seattle. I come here everytime I visit from Florida. Love it!

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LL
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Bad service in general, I wouldn’t come back and or recommend.

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MK
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing staff and menu!

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DB
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had an excellent dinner. Service, food, drinks all first rate. Will go again

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AM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service doesn’t disappoint! Every mouthful is noteworthy. We sat at the bar to watch the pasta being expertly made.
I enjoy the casual ambiance and the intimate seating allowing conversation without echos.

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

This place was awesome! Friendly server and great drinks. We'll always order a "Black Manhattan" now after our server's suggestion. Love the ragu! My mom and I had a lovely reunion dinner, and we'll be back!

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MJ
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

5 star experience in a casual yet classy setting. Impeccable service, insanely delicious food and convenient location/parking nearby. Highly recommend!

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PC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing date, all to the thanks of Spinasse. Truely amazing food.

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SS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had the tasting menu for two along with a bottle of wine. It was a a lot of food but it great way to sample everything on the menu.

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n
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing meal. We live in San Diego and were up in Seattle for a wedding. Our daughter recommended Spinasse. This is Italian food at its finest. The zucchini flowers were not the overrated and underwhelming types that appear on all menus in the summer. here the ricotta was creamy and the lemon flavor came through Surely the ricotta was homemade. We also had the zucchini carpaccio - with red currants - the perfect mixture of sweet and savory that you only get with Italian food. We had the tajarin - one with butter and sage and the other with ragu... heavenly and the best we have had outside of Piedmont... Then we shared the salmon with the freshest vegetables and the meltingly delicious kale. If we have a restaurant in San Diego I would be there every day .

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SG
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best Italian restaurants and most authentic since my mother's home cooking. Well worth going to

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R
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spinasse was everything we dreamed it would be and more. We shared some small plates to start, and then each got our own pastas or meat dishes. Everyone loved their dishes and cannot wait to return. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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R
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pasta dishes were the highlights of the night, such lovely flavors and texture!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far best dining experience all around in Seattle. Very impressed. Can’t wait to go back soon!!!

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Z
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is amazing. The rabbit meatballs are to die for and please bring back the sausage stuffed chippolini onions.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting from Philadelphia, my girlfriend learned of this restaurant on the TV Food Map and we watched a video from Food Network's "Top 5 Restaurants." The Fiore di zucca starter was so good we ordered a second. My Cavatelli con brasato di manzo was easily the best pasta dish I have ever eaten. She had the Tajarin al ragu, featured in the video we saw, which was also outstanding. She almost ordered another one for us to share, but we decided we wouldn't be able to make it out the front door.

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YP
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were exceptional. The pastas as well as the rabbit meatballs were divine.

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MS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

This is one of my all time favorites of Seattle! Their menu is deliiscious, their wine selection amazing and their staff profesional and knowledgeable! Always a delight and a great meal. But... saw King Salmon in the menu! Chinook at this critical times should be reserved to Orcas, our southern killer whale population is literall starving! I will hope the chef takes that into consideration when developing the menu!

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P
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an outstanding experience. Bertram was our waiter and made the evening amazing. We tasted all four pastas...all were unique, interesting and delicious. Do not miss the sage and butter pasta. We loved this restaurant and wish we lived here so we can go again and again.

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E
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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MK
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an excellent experience. Amazing staff who take good care of you and amazing dishes.

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L
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambience of the restaurant is quiet and elegant. The food is special in that you won't find other restaurants serving the same food. The ingredients are simple, yet the dishes are delicious. Highly recommend!

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JC
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great. The family loved the short rib pasta, and the vegetarian-friendly butter and sage pasta was fantastic.

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E
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful food! Can’t beat the freshest pasta in seattle ...

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BP
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Try the appetizer sampler, and order all the pastas in their smaller portions if you want a taste of all of them. Can't wait to come back! Second time eating here this year, and already having cravings for their famous pastas! Can't wait to make my next reservation!

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JA
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding creative food with some excellent unusual options like the ricotta stuffed zucchini flowers, the roasted turnips with nuts and cherries, the marinated zucchini.
Homemade nectarine sorbet was lovely as was the chocolate cake.
Handout homemade pasta was so delicious...we saw it being cut as we came in.
We aren't even vegetarians but the veggie options were so great!
Attentive friendly efficient meticulous service, can't say enough about the staff.

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EZ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simple and casual and utterly delicious. Everyone knows about the tajarin with butter and sage yet it blows my mind every time. Don’t miss the rabbit meatballs either. Warm and perfectly competent service.

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s
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic Northern Italian wine list that pairs up perfectly with house made pastas. Not to be missed is the Sage Brown Butter Tajarin. Stellar service & informed pleasant staff.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Worst meal in history of meals

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! My boyfriend and I were visiting Seattle and this restaurant came up on the top of every list... so we tried it. We were pleased with the service-Bertram gave great recommendations. The food was incredible! We tried all 4 pastas. They do 1/2 portions so you can have a taste of everything. My favorite was the short rib pasta. My boyfriend loved the lamb ravioli. Perfection! Rabbit meatballs were very flavorful too. Definitely recommend!

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V
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was blown away by the food here, went in expecting a great meal and got so much more, it was phenomenal!

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HJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spinasse is by far our favorite Italian in the US. Their tajarine and agnolotti are to die for, all hand-made right in front of you. The wine list will inspire even the pickiest wine snob while cocktail bar always makes me happy with their excellent Aviation (you would have to ask for it). Menu changes all the time, so it's always a beautiful adventure going to Spinasse. Thank you!

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