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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.
Seattle, WA 98122
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
14th Avenue between Pine and Pike
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Street parking or there are several public lots within a 2 block radius.
The Metro buses 10, 11, and 12 stop a half block away on Pine between 14th and 15th Avenue.
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
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!
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.
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.
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 ! 😄
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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