Spinasse

4.8
2388 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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.

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 2388 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Quiet
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
DM
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We were able to get a table on a Thursday night with luck on the recommendation of a sales person from Design Within Reach. We did the tasting menu which gives a sample of basically the entire menu. Some standouts included ALL of the cold antipasti, but if I had to pick one, the baby artichokes were it. The hot antipasti were also both good with the polenta having a lovely texture and hint of corn essence. The pastas came next, and I was shocked at how much I liked the Tajarin con burro e salvia. The cavatelli with morels was a bit salty for me, but my partner loved it, and the pea risotto was fresh and the chive blossoms added just a nice bite to cut the richness. Of the secondi, both of us felt the standout was the haddock -absolutely perfectly cooked. Needless to say we were stuffed by the end and I could not finish either the rabbit or the pork. Be warned the tasting is a lot of food (our servers did advise us of this fact, but ...). I am now going to head home to Toronto and try to replicate that Tajarin!

Report
Helpful
JM
Seattle
34 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again, the word for this restaurant is exquisite. Service is not our primary focus, but when it is very good we do want to acknowledge that fact. Our server was exactly what we hope for, knowledgeable, willing and able to make good recommendations, friendly but not obsequious. This restaurant is known for its pasta, which is deserved, but they also handle vegetables in season exceptionally well, the carciofi and morels were stunningly good. The recommended wine was different slightly from what I thought I wanted, but was a far better fit for our dinner and very delicious with it. Frankly, from the beginning Negroni and amuse Boucher to the pistachio gelato it was memorable, delectable, satisfying, never just fussy or lacking flavor which sadly is sometimes the case at far more pretentious spots that lack this spot’s focus on quality of ingredients, execution and flavor. Along with Joule, Chan and Opus, this is one of our small handful of absolute favorites in Seattle, or frankly anywhere for that matter.

Report
Helpful
MS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The entire experience was absolutely incredible. Our server was amazing as was the food and the wine.

Report
Helpful
NS
South Dakota
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Will return when in Seattle!

Report
Helpful
a
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was salty and very limited options for dinner

Report
Helpful
LK
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited in 2008 when they were just opening and had such a memorable experience that we promised that some day we would journey back. This meal topped the first and we were welcomed like long lost family.

Report
Helpful
OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service for the full team was exceptional. They were very aware of what was going on but not in our face. Knowledgeable about the food, the wine list and their cocktails before and after dinner. Their recommendations were spot on! For our first time, we felt like long time regulars.

The quality of the food was authentic Italian and the value was reasonable for the quality of the food and service.

Definitely a must!

Thank you for a fabulous experience tonight. It was enjoyable and memorable.

Report
Helpful
RS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Been here a few times, it’s always been great! Food and service are excellent, bring good company and it makes for a great night!

Report
Helpful
OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A delightful dining experience with three Seattle u students! All agreed that the broccoli was delicious and that’s saying something for young adults! Thanks for a wonderful dinner!

Report
Helpful
DW
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

After reading about Spinasse and waiting several weeks for our reservation. To say we were underwhelmed is an understatement. The selections were fair the delivery and execution were poor. The ambiance reminds me of a spinsters apartment, the waitress was annoyed to be there and it showed. The signature pasta dish remained uneaten and removed. The prosciutto appetizer was simply meat on a platter. Very disappointing after a considerable build up.

Report
Helpful
H
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Ive eaten here for over a decade and honestly struggle with how intense they have become around reservations and now taking credit cards- it feels too high stakes and inflexible. That I can live with, however the last several times the food has also been adequate for certain but not extraordinary. Sadly they may be suffering from fame, expectations and demand are up and the pressure has produced strain somehow that affects the ability to provide an exceptional meal.

Report
Helpful
ST
Tahoe
7 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the finest Italian restaurant this side of Italy. The tasting menu is to die for but if just having a quick meal the pasta is ridiculous!

Report
Helpful
n
Seattle
34 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment in the door until regretfully leaving, it was a dining experience to behold. Impeccable service, perfect portions and amazing pasta dishes. Wonderful!

Report
Helpful
T
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Excellent food but the service fell off after the appetizers. Our primi dish took quite awhile and the secondi even ridiculously longer. They tried to pass it off when dropping’s the check that this is Italian style dining (slower paced, drawn out) but none of that was explained even when I mentioned it was our first time here. It also didn’t make sense because the table next to us that arrived and ordered after us (they sat down after we got our appetizers) ended up finishing their meal off with dessert and coffee, paid and left while we were still waiting for our secondi dishes. In fact they got their primi dishes before us too. Our servers even had a shift change while waiting for our last dishes and I can’t tell you how many times we were told it’s coming soon or being plated. I did appreciate the round of drinks comped at the very end but we were so tired. Overall food was delicious but service left more to be desired.

Report
Helpful
MW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We dined at Spinasse two years ago and had one of the most memorable meals ever. The second time back was certainly enjoyable and although the food was delicious, it wasn’t as memorable as our first dinner there. That said, I would definitely go back as their menu changes seasonally and there is always something new to experience.

Report
Helpful
JM
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and atmosphere. Love this place

Report
Helpful
AA
London
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Unique and interesting flavours, excellent wines and food from northern Italian influences. Lovely restaurant and kitchen which is open and appears like a home kitchen. A must visit when in Seattle for a special meal.

Only small note, menu I felt was a little restrictive, a couple of extra options or specials would be good I think.

Report
Helpful
OT
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You can watch their delicious pasta being made in their kitchen. The pasta with butter and sage might sound simple but that alone is worth a trip to Spinasse.

Report
Helpful
TC
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Spinansse is fantastic as is their sister restaurant. The homemade pastas are outstanding. I'm from SF and waited a year to return and eat here. It did not disappoint! Each dish looked amazing and tasted amazing. We sat at the counter and Beird was personable, attentive and knowledgeable about each dish.

Report
Helpful
J
New England
45 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I live part-time in Italy. I guaranty this is as close to authentic Piemontese cuisine as I've had anywhere in the U.S. -- especially the pasta dishes. Close your eyes and enjoy a forkful of the tajarin al ragu. You'll swear you're sitting in a trattoria in La Morra. Not to be missed.

Report
Helpful
OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great fiid

Report
Helpful
MB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restuarant was fabulously tasteful. They cared about their customers, too; not only did they give us a free starter, but they gave us an entirely free dessert of panna cotta just because we said we had never had it before and they wanted us to know how great it was. The food was superb, and it was all around a lovely experience!

Report
Helpful
OT
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you to Jason for amazing service and chefs for delicious food!!! Angela your staff does such a great job! Thank you. Roberto and Alfredo

Report
Helpful
AB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfection in every way!

Report
Helpful
DJ
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as “ALWAYS”!!! Best Italian... Our Waitress was the Best!!!

Thanks

Report
Helpful
JE
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is a “must”! Excellent food, service and atmosphere!

Report
Helpful
JC
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect evening from start to finish. Some of the best pasta that I've ever tasted.

Report
Helpful
C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A friend recommended that we come here and it did not disappoint. Four of us ordered a bunch of dishes family style and shared. The butter sage pasta was insanely rich and delicious (4 of us shared a full portion and couldn't have eaten anymore). The service was great and we enjoyed all the waiters recommendations. Cocktails and ambiance also great. I will go back when I am in Seattle.

Report
Helpful
S
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Outstanding service in a laid back setting. Great wine list. Agnolotti; best I've ever had.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably the best pasta I’ve ever had, not exaggerating.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The hand cut egg pasta with butter and sage was to die for

Report
Helpful
OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

house special sage butter and ragu pastas over salted. antipasti platter good. waiter tried to get us to order at least twice as much food as we did and we still had leftovers. disappointing.

Report
Helpful
BO
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite places in Seattle. You feel like you’re in Italy. The only reason I did not give 5 stars is because the sage butter pasta which is usually superb was too buttery. There was not enough edge to balance as I could only taste too much butter..everything else was delicious!

Report
Helpful
LC
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite Seattle restaurant, Spinasse, has the best pasta, service and ambience. Always love stopping by when I’m in town!

Report
Helpful
JH
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

I would definitely recommend Spinasse to a friend to try at least once in their lifetime. The food and cocktails taste great and the service is excellent. The only negative thing I have to say is the value of the food for the price. I would go again during happy hour or restaurant week.

Report
Helpful
DB
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very delicious food, excellent service, and very quick for any and all requests. My table got a chef special appetizer from the kitchen on the house just because they are so sweet! I would absolutely come again.

Report
Helpful
KC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food. Best service. Absolutely my favorite restaurant in Seattle. Thank you for being so lovely Spinasse! 💜

Report
Helpful
AT
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Spinasse was a wonderful experience. The food on this visit wasn't quite as transcendental on our previous visits (things were slightly overly salted), but we will always return due to the general consistency of food quality overall and amazing service.

Report
Helpful
JT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very delicious dinner. We were there for a belated anniversary dinner for our son and daughter-in-law. They are fond of Spinasse. I just wish they had gluten-free pasta for my husband.

Report
Helpful
LA
Savannah
17 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderfull all around!! Food and service were fantastic!

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
60

Tweets by Spinasse