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Osteria La Spiga, Seattle, WA

Osteria La Spiga

4.3
4.3
1861 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Open for Indoor and Patio dining TUES–WED, 5:00pm-9:00pm, and THURS–SAT, 5:00pm-10:00pm. Please be sure to select "Outdoor" when reserving the patio; otherwise we cannot guarantee you'll be seated there. Happy Hour is TUES-SAT, 5:00pm-6:00pm. Online ordering for takeout: TUES–SAT, 3pm-8:30pm—pick up at la Spiga (load zone out front).

Since 1998, la Spiga has been renowned for its authentic, northern Italian cuisine -- a gastronomic tribute to Italy's Emilia-Romagna region. Executive chef and co-founder, Sabrina Tinsley, prepares all items from scratch, using whole foods and house-made stocks. Enjoy fresh pastas and sauces, tasty seasonal dishes, house-made breads and desserts, Italian wines and craft cocktails.

Our atmosphere is rustically elegant--warm enough for family & cool enough for a date.

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 17 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue, Wed 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (206) 323-8881
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American, Women
  • Executive chef
    Sabrina Tinsley
  • Catering
    La Spiga Catering is now being managed by la Dispensa, our “sister” Italian market & deli, also conveniently located in Chophouse Row. You'll find your favorite classics and lots of delicious new items to pick up and enjoy at your next dinner party or event.
  • Private party facilities
    Impress your guests with authentic northern Italian cuisine in a rustically elegant space! We can accommodate parties up to 50 guests in our loft-like Mezzanine, and up to 250 guests for a restaurant buyout. Other parts of the restaurant can be configured for private parties of differing sizes, so be sure to inquire about all of your options.
  • Private party contact
    Sabrina Tinsley: (206) 323-8881
  • Neighborhood
    Capitol Hill / First Hill
  • Cross street
    Pike Street
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Bus lines #2 and #9 on Madison and Union Streets.<br />Bus Lines #9, #49 and #60 on Broadway
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,861 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

1,861 Reviews
  1. Mike

    Seattle

    44 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    44 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food5service1ambience2
    We had a dinner for 4. There was a private function going on in part of the restaurant which may explain part of the issue. Our server was a young woman who maybe needs to find another career. She was pleasant enough but kept calling all of us “honey”. She was inattentive and would rush by without seeing if we needed something. She got our order wrong and when we asked for salt and pepper she only delivered the pepper grinder. After 10 minutes we got some salt. At one point we had to go pick up our own drinks at the bar. When we got the bill we were charged for 3 drinks instead of 2, the salad we didn’t order and returned, the beer that was flat and returned. Not a good experience. I realize that help is hard to come by but this person was no help.

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  2. SeattleSarah

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    I hadn’t been to this place for years, but it used to be a favorite. We had outstanding cocktail, wine and salad. Our pasta was not good at all, nor was the polenta appetizer. Super disappointing, especially for the amount of money we spent.

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  3. ChrisLemoine

    Seattle

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    As often happens when one makes reservations, one is ushered to the worst table in the house. In this case, a tiny, dark, cold window table in a transitional space. Thankfully, the hostess was gracious when we refused to sit there and gave us a booth. The main server was friendly and professional, without annoying and patronizing small talk, and kept our meal at just the right pace, not rushing us nor delaying things too much. The gnocco fritto would have been worth the cost of the visit here all by itself, tiny dough balls deep fried to blow up into weightless bubbles and served still warm. Nobody else offers this, I don't think. The piadina was predictably excellent with the little cheese platter, which seemed a bit skimpy and pricey for what it was. The lasagne verdi entree and the broiled-chicken-leg-with-polenta dish were both outstanding, flavorful, people-size not gigantic portions, beautifully presented, and good value. Dessert in form of a chocolate hazelnut "tart" (which must be very difficult to get right without melting everything into a glop) and panna cotta with a lovely bitter sauce was also excellent. And, hailing back to about 1994, the espresso only cost $2.50 and was very good as well. We've been here many times, but not recently, because: pandemic and crowds. But on a Tuesday night, we could deal with the traffic at La Spiga and the experience was very fine.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal, great service as always! Thank you!!

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  5. MonikaK

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    This was my 5th time dining here and I think the best way to sum it up is: if this was my first time here then I wouldn’t return. I usually have fantastic customer service when I dine here but last night was disappointing to say the least. Our server wasn’t attentive - for example I ordered the beef tenderloin but didn’t have a knife to use. I waited for a few minutes expecting she would come by to check in on us but she was no where to be found. I finally asked the person clearing the table next to ours for a knife. She came by halfway through the meal then disappeared again. I want to note that this was a Tuesday around 8pm so it wasn’t busy at all. The food has been better but this time it was on the underwhelming side.

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  6. dogsandglue

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service, and atmosphere. Homemade pasta, generous portions.

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  7. CarrieE

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The restaurant was beautiful and my Ragu Tagliatelle was delicious. I didn’t like the cocktail I ordered and it didn’t taste the way the waitress described but the Barbera wine was very good. We wanted a small charcuterie board but they didn’t seem to have one with both meat and cheese so we went with cheese. It was set down at the table and no one told us what kind of cheese we were eating. It came with bread that was more like pita and I would have preferred a crusty Italian bread. I would go back!

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  8. AngelG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    v expensive for small portions, everything was mid

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  9. EricC

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, amazing service. Pasta quality on par with a lot of the pasta dishes we’ve eaten in Italy!

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  10. Happy

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Completely fabulous! Fabulous food, cocktails and atmosphere. I highly recommend!

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  11. AlltheGoods

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Max was an incredible artist of hospitality thank you so much!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Reserved a table for 2 and had a blast with bread and olive oil , a light dinner, with wine and then left . If they hadn’t offered bill so quickly we would have stayed with another 2 drinks LD and dessert. Overall we love them food and appetizers

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  13. LoveItalian

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    The food was good, but the service was very slow. I've been here in the past and enjoyed the experience enough to return, but I doubt I will again.

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  14. Elliot

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    For Seattle Restaurant Week, you can’t beat the value and quality of La Spiga. Food was amazing and service during the end of the night could not have been better. Such a great spot with delicious food and great gluten free options.

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  15. AnnD

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    We had a reservation but had to wait for our table. We then had to wait to order. We then had to reorder. We then had to wait for food which came out of order. Wait staff tried to make up for it by comping wine but food definitely not the same quality as before. Overall it was a very unpleasant experience.

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  16. DianeT

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Went to Osteria for Seattle Restaurant week. Had the $50 four course menu. The first course, salad was great, second was pasta which was good but not exceptional, the third course was supposed to be pork and was not good at all, dessert was tiramisu and was fabulous. This review is for the restaurant week menu only. I imagine other things at Osteria are fine. We were really disappointed in our main entrees. Service was fine and ambiance was too. We were in the back in the corner so noise wasn't too bad.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    Food was mediocre at best. White wine was warm. I haven’t been here in years and would not return. The space and atmosphere were great, service was wonderful.

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  18. Sarah

    Seattle

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Osteria La Spiga. The food is amazing and takes me back to Italy with the flavors. Service is phenomenal.

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  19. ChristinaS

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Osteria is one of my favorite restaurants. The lasagna verde is always delicious.

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  20. HelenJ

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    overall2food4service1ambience5
    Food was quite tasty BUT this was the slowest service I have ever experience, I think quite literally ever. We ordered drinks and entrees, that's it, and we were there for close to 3 hours. Even getting the bill was impossible. Poor service cancels our good food in my book. Will not be returning.

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  21. EileenM

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The only thing that was off putting was the time frame. We felt a bit rushed to get out of there by a certain time.

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  22. Cookie

    Seattle

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    The food is always delicious and their truffle pasta is my favorite food item in all of Seattle!

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  23. RobB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    This place has lost a lot of the quality in food and service. It used to be a lot better. Our party tried a combination of pastas and the tenderloin. The food was average at best. Service was inadequate. We were served appetizers without plates to eat in. One person in our party asked for a Rosé wine, the server said we have a special Rose that looks red. She actually brought dessert red wine instead. When the main course dishes were served, 2 people in our party waited several minutes to have silverware before they could start eating. In the meantime, I had to wait plenty to order a second glass of wine. The table was not being cleared of used plates and bottles. In the end, when the dessert was served, it was randomly and rudely placed on the table, away from the person who ordered it.

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  24. MargaretM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The space is great—very appealing, and the service was fine. The food was disappointing. The tagliatelle with truffle butter was good, but nothing special. The gnocchi and lasagna were not very good, surprisingly mediocre. But maybe it was just an off night? I might give it one more try

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  25. TimothyK

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    By far the worse dining experience I’ve ever had in my life! My group of 5 had a reservation at 715 to experience restaurant week on a weekday. Shouldn’t be to hectic is my thought. We have a friend running a bit late so we order drinks. Takes roughly 30 minutes. By 745 we order and this is where the chaos and waiting begin! Half the pasta dishes were served while the other half take an hour to show up after multiple conversations with waiters saying it should be next, it’s right in the window, they are putting the finishing touches. All B.S! When the other pasta dishes come out two out of the five entrees come out with them. Just horrible timing! This is the last bit of food we see for the rest of the night! For the rest of the hour we spend there we repeated our order thrice! By around 935 we are told we won’t be receiving the rest of our food cause the kitchen closed! So a total of two and half hours and all we got was our apps( salad and soups) and pasta (at different times) and two cold entrees! Sure we got an apology but then we were offered 40% off our bill. We refused and waited another 20 minutes to finally get comped! Sure we needed up getting it comped but it wasn’t worth waiting almost 3 hours for the food and keeping us there for so long the ramps to I5 closed! The service aside from the manager profusely apologizing was abysmal! The waiter took care of everyone else around us while seeing us without food was degrading and seemed intentional!

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  26. Arkadiusz

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently awesome. Excellent food, well priced with great service.

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  27. EmilyF

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dined during Restaurant Week. The options we ordered were all delicious, particularly the squash tortelli. Cocktails and wine wonderful as well. Our server was friendly and gracious!

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  28. MTKL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The service was slow. The tagliatelle was bland. Noise level was relatively low, despite the presence of a large number of diners.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    overall1food5service1ambience3
    Food was very good for seattle restaurant week. Service was lacking

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  30. RSanborn

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    Sadly, the service was awful. Seemed like a lot of young / inexperienced staff. Both the host and the servers.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Pasta was good, I can tell it was homemade. But the temperature of some parts of pasta was hotter than other parts, which makes me wonder if they combine fresher with older dishes together!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious food, great service and we went early so it was very quiet. Every was delicious I recommend the pastas to everyone! And the Tiramisu is definitely the best in Seattle

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  33. FridayNight

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great waitress! She made good recommendations on several things. Her choice on the wine pairing with my dish was especially amazing :) great atmosphere, soft lighting and the food was incredible.

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  34. VictoriaS

    Orange County

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was wonderful! We had a large party and were accommodated.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Overall it is a nice spot with decent food options.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Pasta was good but wasn’t incredible like I was expecting. The lasagna was excellent however

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  37. MatthewB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, consistently great food and experience. One of our favorite places on Cap Hill!

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  38. Emmet

    Seattle

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great meal with great service. The prices are extremely reasonable. We can’t wait to go back.

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  39. Timmdines

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best Italian food in Seattle, and a fabulous Negroni as well!

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  40. IanP

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Outstanding food and drink!!!!!! Love the atmosphere

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Osteria La Spiga using the Order Online button. Osteria La Spiga also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 323-8881.

Osteria La Spiga is rated 4.3 stars by 1861 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 17 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Osteria La Spiga

1429 12th Ave., Suite A, Seattle, WA 98122

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Pike Street
  • Neighborhood
    Capitol Hill / First Hill
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue, Wed 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Bus lines #2 and #9 on Madison and Union Streets.Bus Lines #9, #49 and #60 on Broadway
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American, Women
  • Executive chef
    Sabrina Tinsley
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (206) 323-8881
  • Catering
    La Spiga Catering is now being managed by la Dispensa, our “sister” Italian market &amp; deli, also conveniently located in Chophouse Row. You'll find your favorite classics and lots of delicious new items to pick up and enjoy at your next dinner party or event.
  • Private party facilities
    Impress your guests with authentic northern Italian cuisine in a rustically elegant space! We can accommodate parties up to 50 guests in our loft-like Mezzanine, and up to 250 guests for a restaurant buyout. Other parts of the restaurant can be configured for private parties of differing sizes, so be sure to inquire about all of your options.
  • Private party contact
    Sabrina Tinsley: (206) 323-8881
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