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

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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

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4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

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Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (71)
Special Occasion (66)
Fit for Foodies (63)
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Neighborhood Gem (56)
Romantic (51)
Good for Anniversaries (47)
Authentic (44)
Creative Cuisine (41)
Cozy (37)
Notable Wine List (34)
Worth the Drive (28)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Local Ingredients (21)
Handcrafted Cocktails (21)
Casual (19)
Tasting Menu (18)
Comfort Food (17)
Bar Seating (16)
Hot Spot (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Business Meals (13)
Good Vegetarian Options (13)
Fun (11)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Organic (10)
Seasonal (9)
Good for Groups (6)
Healthy (5)
Great for Lunch (4)
People Watching (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Tapas (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined 2 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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 (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.

Tags: Hot Spot
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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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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Dinner at Spinasse was incredible. Pasta was made fresh in the kitchen which we could see from our seats. Butter & sage pasta sounds simple but was definitely the table favorite. I hope to come back in the future when I visit Seattle again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Spectacular meal.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Lives up to the hype!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Our meal at Spinasse was one of the best, if not the very best, of our trip. The butternut squash ravioli was outstanding and we all loved the prosciutto appetizer. The beef cheeks were amazing as well. We were not familiar with the wines but when we asked for help we were directed to a selection that was absolutely what we had in mind. The restaurant is cozy and pleasant; we were able to converse and hear each other easily which is not as common as it should be these days! We will definitely return the next time we are in Seattle.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 2, 2017

This is the best restaurant in Seattle - hands down! Consistently fabulous food and attentive service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Late-night Find
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Fantastic Italian food! Sit at the bar and watch them make their beautiful pasta.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

My third time there and always want to be able to eat the whole menu!!!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Came here for my dads birthday. Every course was excellent, and it's hard to pick out a stand out item.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Excellent service from the start. We began with a salad which was light, refreshing, and full of flavor. Next we tried two 1/2 portions of the pasta (signature dish and the agnolotti) both were fantastic. We finished up with sharing the braised beef cheek; it was fork tender, rich, and super delicious. I did find their wine prices to be a bit high however. Overall it was a great experience and would highly recommend it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 26, 2017

A really great meal with my wife for her birthday. It wasn't cheap but we did the "taste the menu" option for dinner ($105/person) and it meant we got to try a little bit of everything. A few things that I wouldn't have ordered in a normal situation turned out to be fantastic.

Beef Cheek was out of this world. (I know... right?)

Looking forward to going back and having some of our favorites!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 25, 2017

We ate pasta 3 different times while in Seattle, recently. Spinasse was our absolute favorite. They beat out Il Corvo and Tulio's. We will return, no question.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Dining here was everything I imagined it would be. From the friendly hostess, the knowledgeable and energetic waitress to the amazing meal. Started with some complimentary amuse bouche from the chef. I ordered the top 5 dishes in the nation.... The rich hand-cut Piedmontese egg-yolk noodles, tajarin, with the sage butter. Every bite was like heaven in my mouth. So creamy, yet flavorful. Not at all greasy like one would think with the name "butter" in the dish. Every ingredient that makes this dish compliments each other so well. The pasta was light yet the 1/2 order filled you up to the point where you were comfortably happy. At that point in the meal, they served me some bread... i forgot where they told me it was from but it was so light and buttery i didn't care... I ate it all!! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves a wonderful meal worth every dollar and calorie.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

One of the best restaurants in Seattle . The food is always delicious and the service is top notch.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Hot Spot, Romantic
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Do not miss the homemade pasta - it was out of this world. Two of us split three pasta dishes and one entree (braised beef - divine). I will definitely return when I come back to Seattle!

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Our server was very helpful, the wine was amazing with the pasta. We felt very pampered.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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