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About Spinasse

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.

1531 14th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Organic

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
14th Avenue between Pine and Pike

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 251-7673

Website:
http://www.spinasse.com/

Parking Details:
Street parking or there are several public lots within a 2 block radius.

Public Transit:
The Metro buses 10, 11, and 12 stop a half block away on Pine between 14th and 15th Avenue.

Executive Chef:
Stuart Lane

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Spinasse Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (67)
Special Occasion (65)
Fit for Foodies (58)
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Neighborhood Gem (52)
Romantic (45)
Good for Anniversaries (45)
Authentic (44)
Creative Cuisine (40)
Cozy (39)
Notable Wine List (32)
Good for Birthdays (29)
Worth the Drive (28)
Local Ingredients (23)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Tasting Menu (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Comfort Food (18)
Bar Seating (17)
Casual (15)
Business Meals (13)
Hot Spot (13)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Seasonal (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Fun (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Organic (9)
Healthy (8)
Disabled Access (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
People Watching (3)
Tapas (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food and service. Ubered because we didn't want to deal with parking, which appeared to be an issue.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 3 days ago

Food was delicious!!

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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

I kept putting off going here but now I’m mad at myself for doing so. So incredibly good.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

I was visiting from Boston and a friend recommended I must go to Spinasse. It did not disappoint! Upon walking through the door, I felt transported to a trattoria in Italy. The place is charming, and very romantic. The pastas are all made fresh, and they literally melt in your mouth. Make sure to leave room for the tiramisu for dessert as it’s one of the best I’ve had in a while. I can’t wait to return to Spinasse on my next visit to Seattle. Definitely a top 10 dining experience!

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined 7 days ago

Server did not seem too friendly, a bit disappointing. But food and drinks ware excellent!

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

The food is delicious! Order as much variety as you can, nothing disappoints.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We always have a great meal and great service at Spinasse. Always love their signature pasta dish of pasta with sage and butter. What really makes the experience is seeing the actually hand -making of the pasta. The service was top-notch, and they even accomodated our beer needs by getting a really nice IPA from "Stoop" from the next door retaurant "Artusa". We'll be back!

Tags: Healthy, Authentic, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 7, 2017

First class experience!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 5, 2017

We showed up 15 minutes early for our reservation and were told that the table wouldn’t be ready until “closer to the reservation time”. There was no room in the bar or for us to stand so we just awkwardly hung around until we realized they wanted us to leave and come back (it was never stated). We’re not familiar with the area so weren’t sure where to go... It was cold and wet, so we wandered around until we found a friendly sushi bar to wait it out. It seemed odd that they weren’t able to recommend a place to go to wait.... Not a huge issue, but awkward, particularly when you consider they probably have similar situations frequently (considering how popular the bar and restaurant have become). Anyway, we came back when the table was ready and had an excellent meal as always at Spinasse.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The restaurant is a nice neighborhood feel with kitchen in sight and well-organized. The staff was extremely pleasant and helpful. The food was great, well presented and although we enjoyed our dinner it really wasn't memorable for us as a special visit to Seattle - seemed more like a local mid-week stop in for dinner. The tables and benches/chairs are unique, but simple and the room is cozy. Nice vibe overall. The cuisine is Piedmont and the wine list completely Italian.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 30, 2017

The food was absolutely amazing and the service was fantastic! I could eat the tajarin with butter and sage was the most authentic and flavorful pasta I’ve ever had. We were amazed by the flavor, and could eat it every day!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 28, 2017

I thought the food was excellent very $$$ wine list I don't like that part nothing under 40.00 come on . The pasta was delicious I had the boar 1/2 size it was really small I should've order the full size my daughter had the Angel hair pasta 1/2 size it was twice the size of mine . So we had a 55.00 bottle of wine sorry I am not a wine snob or that cheap I think the need more reasonable prices in that . Very fresh homemade pasta now that I've been I know what to order ! 😄

Tags: Authentic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Amazing pastas! Loved every bite

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 22, 2017

LOVE EVERYTHING about this restaurant. Especially the food. The pasta is transcendent and the staff and ambiance terrific.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Fabulous food, drinks and service. Kathleen was attentive and knowledgeable about the entire menu. Would definitely return.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Love the handmade angel hair pasta and their beef cheeks.

Tags: People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Been here many times. Love it but this last meal was not that good. Hope it was a momentary lapse.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Way to overpriced for the quality of the food.
There are much better authentic Italian restaurants in Seattle for much better prices

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·Dined on November 14, 2017

This place was Amazing! Great waiter, the highlight of our trip! Would take a trip back to Seattle just to eat here again!

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Organic, Cozy, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Food and service really stood out. Felt casual and fun. If you have plenty of disposable income it's a great place to start or end a night out.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The tajarin con burro y salvia - to die for. Equally as impressive - the tajarin al ragu and the guance di manzo brasata. Do yourself a solid and try these dishes!!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Always great food and fantastic service. Favorite restaurant in Seattle.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Server was knowledgeable on wine list, steered us to an AMAZING Barolo! Food was delicious, classic and seasonal. Only downside, we ate too much!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Tapas, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great food and excellent service!!!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Uniformly excellent - an all time favorite. Every dish is amazing - but the tajarin with roasted butter and sage is to die for...

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was great. I was a little disappointed that the small/two people tables were so close to each other that I felt like I had no privacy and was a little crowded.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Delicious Northern Italian food prepared fresh. Intimate setting with views of kitchen. Attentive staff who remain calm. A relaxing experience as dinner unfolds. Our waitress Kathleen was quite pleasant and helpful. The pasta, freshly prepared by a tireless fellow in full view behind a window to the kitchen was a delight for both young and old to watch. Some of the silkiest and tastiest pasta we've ever had! The butternut squash ravioli were puffy little pillows that melted in your mouth.
They have received multiple Wine Spectator rewards for their extensive wine list. A good variety of wines by the glass as well with a premium 3 oz. pour selection of the day that was delectable.
Reserve well ahead of your visit - you will not be disappointed.

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

I brought some business friend from Washington DC and they just st raved about the food, service. A great experience as usual!

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 (Berkshire)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Great authentic Italian food with lovely home made pasta. Very good service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

My favotire Italian restaurant. The best fresh pasta in Seattle.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Spinasse was that exceptional experience that can renew your faith in “dining out”. Inventive dishes, brilliant flavors. Both kitchen and dining rooms were well staffed ensuring attention without feeling neglected. Happily, every course surpassed the last, each a delight in its own right.

If your tastes run to “spaghetti and meatballs”, frequent The Olde Spaghetti Factory.

If you enjoy pasta, the way it was meant to be enjoyed, make a reservation, and arrive with an open mind and a hearty appetite.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Cozy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 26, 2017

I was very, very disappointed in the quality of the food. I am picky, because flavor is very important to me—far more than how trendy, popular, and buzz-worthy a place is. I thought because Spinasse was so long established that it would be reliable. But we were hit in the gut (at the time and later, during the night) by the over-the-top dishes we'd anticipated being thrilled by. The egg poached in fontina with sage was horrifically rich even for my rich-food-loving self. No subtlety at all, and no sage flavor at all. Similarly, the angelhair pasta with burro e salvia was all butter, no sage flavor, a one-note samba. The buttersquash ravioli was far too sweet; would have been better set off by a contrasting flavor rather than candied walnuts. Wines by the glass were expensive and mediocre. I really wonder about the folks leaving all those rave reviews!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Restaurant staff was very professional and welcoming. Loved the butternut squash raviolis in particular.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 25, 2017

The freshest, most flavourful, melt-in-your-mouth pasta you'll eat outside of Italy. The menu is very true to its regional focus, with beautifully made specials to tempt you each night. The wine list is a great tribute to the Piedmont region of Italy, so think Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera, and a small selection of regional whites and bubble. The mark-ups are fair and there is a good range of wine to appeal to both the frugal and the splurge (and the splurge is well worth it). It's also fun to look past diners at the bar, through a large window, to watch the expert pasta makers from start to finish. Staff were wonderful on our two most recent visits, but have been on point every time we've visited. This restaurant is the epitome of quality and excellence, which would belie the casual atmosphere, tucked nicely into the neighbourhood. I can't wait to return!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Relaxed atmosphere with fantastic food and service

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·Dined on October 24, 2017

The quality of the food was AMAZING. The preparation and originality exceeded our expectations. Everything is so well thought out and attention to details is meticulous. Truly a fine ding experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 23, 2017

The food was so awesome. We had 8 dishes. The trout was fabulous. Salad greens, all four pasta dishes were outstanding. Pork tenderloin was good but I would try something else. Sorbet was good and perfect for finishing this meal. We had 2 lovely bottles of wine and excellent service. It is now a lovely memory.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Remarkable menu & service. Highly recommend trying the tasting menu. We had 1/2 orders of each pasta and wven wanted more! The beef cheeks were melt in your mouth delicious.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Food, Service, setting were all top notch!

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·Dined on October 19, 2017

It was my wife's birthday and a friend recommended me Spinasse. She is Italian and she can be very picky with Italian food. Spinasse was a wonderful experience because it is very genuine. My wife was pleased with the food and the wine, just like when we were traveling around Italy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for a Date
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