Mondello Ristorante Italiano

4.4
221 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Mondello Italian Restaurant in the beautiful Seattle neighborhood of Magnolia provides one of the most romantic, most authentic Italian dining experiences in Seattle.

Mondello has beautiful pasta dishes, seafood & main courses, salads, zuppe & bruschette & antipasti dishes. Corino (owner) & Enza (chef) grew up in the vicinity of Mondello and they bring to Seattle their wonderful tradition of fresh seafood, homemade pasta & rich authentic Sicilian cuisine with all it's flair & joy of living.

They have the life experience of fine cooking and appreciation & sensiblity of the Italian palate that allows them to create a dining experience reminiscent of being in Mondello, Sicily.

No one fails to be entranced by Mondello's welcoming beauty and warm personality.

Grazie Amici!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday Lunch Closed / Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm / Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm / Sunday Lunch Closed;
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(206) 352-8700
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
For private parties we can accommodate 45 seated guests, or 60 standing. We are flexible with menu selections. Please contact Corino for more information on how we can enchant your experience with us.
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Catering
Mondello Ristorante has everything you need to create a wonderful party, office meeting, family or social event. For information on how Mondello can cater your special event, please call us at 206.352.8700 or send an email to us at info@mondelloristorante.com.
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Entertainment
Live piano on occasion.
Additional
Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Wine
What 221 People Are Saying
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Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a gem! This is the best Italian I've had in Seattle and the best Italian I've had since living in Italy. The lasagna and bolognese were to die for! Great wine list. Affogato was such a treat! It's not "Italian with a PNW twist" like so many places in Seattle try to do. Just authentic Italian dishes done impeccably well. We loved our experience here! It is super cozy and family owned. Magnolia is full of hidden gems and this might just top the list. We're so excited to have a true Italian spot in our neighborhood.

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b
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my new favorite Italian restaurant. The staff is warm and friendly and the food is excellent.

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F
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 3

Well our Hostess / waitress was lovely. We went in the afternoon on a weekday. My friend had the Gorgonzola gnocchi which was pretty much cream mixed with gorgonzola over not too bad gnocchi but super plain no garlic or salt or Pepper or spice of any kind.. I got carbonara, the eggs were scrambled and the pasta was firm, too firm for my liking. The pancetta was tough. The price would have been fine if the food was amazing but it felt like a complete rip-off.

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M
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service were very good. BUT the people next our table were so obnoxiously loud that we tcould not comfortably converse at our table. One person in particular had such a screeching loud voice that we had to stop our conversation until she was done with it. It made the nice dinner with our friends a not-so-nice gathering. Too bad!

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FL
Berkshire
13 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There is no such thing as a bad meal at Mondello. Service is personal and the food is brilliant. Real Italian food in the USA is hard to find, especially perfectly al dente pasta. If you’re in Seattle, Uber out to discover Mondello and Magnolia village. It’s well worth it.

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JP
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. The only thing I would add would be outside night lighting of the Mondello sign.

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KR
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

The 4 of us go to a movie & an Italian restaurant almost monthly. We’ve been to over 70 restaurants in Seattle alone. You’ve heard the saying, “where’s the beef?” I ordered the veal scallopini & I said, “where’s the veal?” There was a very small, very thin piece of veal overladen with prosciutto which made it look like it was a substantial piece of veal. It wasn’t. Two ordered the lasagna which both said wasn’t very good. The special was a cod dish which was ok.
After the appetizers & after they delivered the main dishes we needed to ask for silverware & my husband drank my water since no one came to refill our water glasses.
It’s a small neighborhood restaurant so it’s noisy too. There’s so many great Italian rrestaurants in Seattle. Unfortunately, the four of us ranked Mondello the least favorite of all the Italian restaurants we’ve been to.

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u
Seattle
31 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The halibut was outstanding!!!

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The family who runs the restaurant ar excellent hosts. Feels like we are eating in Italy.

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f
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always great service, friendly and delicious dinners YUM!!!!

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L
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very authentic Italian food, very rare in Seattle (and I was born and grew up in Italy).

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MA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great!

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ML
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious And the service was exceptional

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DS
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Try to have this on our list five or so times a year. Always delivers. Staff is very friendly, helpful and on the spot. The specials usually do not disappoint.

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PM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mondello always delivers high quality, authentic wonderful Italian food - if you haven't been: Go now!

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JB
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely love this wonderful neighborhood restaurant! Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Each time we have been here we have tried something new and they are all great. We highly recommend this family owned restaurant where you will find it is a family affair. Great for a casual dinner, anniversary or family night out!

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o
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A favorite of mine in Magnolia where the service and good are always excellent. Tonight's morel mushroom special was amazing.

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o
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The squid ink pasta with shrimp was delicious.

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u
Seattle
31 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent event!!! It was great meeting the wine maker. It was also fun to sit in the family style arrangement --- and to meet other guests.

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NF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here once a long time ago and forgot about it until recently, will definitely be back soon and often. The food was delicious and ambiance lovely.

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EB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, Mondello's food was awesome. Our party had the carbonara, lasagna, and saltimbaco (sp) and everyone practically licked their plate. Our waitperson was lovely and helpful - offering wine samples before ordering the glass. I just returned from Italy and Mondello had better fare than anything I had there. Nice!

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KL
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food and a lovely atmosphere with great service

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DR
Seattle
92 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Small, family owned, intimate and VERY much like being back in Italy! Try the Carbonara!

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MM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely staff, lovely restaurant, great wine, amazing pasta.

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OT
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing. Food was perfect. Wine selection amazing. It was a great place for a date.

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j
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, simple yet flavorful.

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O
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mondello never disappoints...such a great cozy neighborhood find.

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o
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always love going to Mondello's, excellent food, great service, and relaxing atmosphere.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food, great service!

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FW
Seattle
44 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

We were looking for some authentic Italian food, but in the end we found the food to be quite disappointing. Apparently the regular chef was off - and maybe that impacted the food. But it was not great.

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SA
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

The major issue was the waitress who was curt and made us feel rushed at every turn.

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OT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is on our neighborhood. It is our go to favorite, always count on it for a good meal place in Magnolia

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SZ
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great long-time neighborhood gem. Small cozy restaurant serving very good food. Wait staff was jovial and interactive. Some misses on the entrees and apps, but overall the group liked the food. Desserts were excellent. Pretty deep Italian wine list. Can be a bit cramped for larger groups. Lots of free street parking in the evening. Worth the drive and will be going back.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was our first time there and we’ll definitely be going back!

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f
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

delicious!! table not available at our reservation time, so had to wait awhile, but yummy dinner worth the wait

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FL
Berkshire
14 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Another perfect meal at Mondello. Service is friendly, quick and knowledgeable. Food is delicious, interesting and generous portions of authentic Italian Italian (not American Italian) along with a great selection of Italian wines. I can’t recommend this highly enough. Our go-to Italian restaurant and a bargain given that it doesn’t charge downtown prices.

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G
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mondellos is the best Italian restaurant in Seattle. Authentic Italian food, handcrafted pasta, fresh ingredients, and a wonderful wine list with reasonable prices. I've not eaten Italian food this good since I last went to Italy! Bravo Mondellos!!

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OU
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food. Engaging service. Ventilation system needs some work with the semi open kitchen.

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R
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite Italian cafe in Seattle. Nothing against trendier spots like Spinasse/Artusi or Barolo/Cinque Terre, but this is a family-run neighborhood spot with authentic Sicilian fare prepared by a real Sicilian grandmother. There's no better lasagna in Seattle. The wine list is reasonably priced, the food is always fresh and tasty. And did I mention the lasagna?

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mondello is a romantic authentic Italian restaurant. The owners are from Sicily, the italian food very homemade and traditional with some nice touches. My favorite meat dish is the Carttocio. They have amazing appetizers - you must try the Bresaola. And the wine list is second to none when it comes to fine Italians. We had a bottle of Brunello, selected by the owner Corrino - which also came with the story how how he served the same wine at his wedding. I took a date here and we had a magical time. * Stars all the way.

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