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Rione XIII

4.4
4.4
632 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Inspired by Trastevere, the bustling 13th district of Rome, Rione XIII explores simple Roman cooking on Seattle's Capitol Hill. Menu favorites include fried artichokes, housemade mozzarella, cacio e pepe, and wood-fired Roman street pizza. A full bar is available as well as a thoughtful selection of Italian & Northwest wines.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Kitchen: 5 PM - 10 PM Sunday - Thursday 5 PM - 11 PM Friday & Saturday Bar: 5 PM - Close Sunday - Saturday

  • Phone number

    (206) 838-2878

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jace Jorgensen

  • Private party contact

    Jen Osborn: (206) 588-0030

  • Neighborhood

    Capitol Hill / First Hill

  • Cross street

    15th & Harrison

  • Parking details

    street parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 632 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. f

    foodee

    New England

    21 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    21 reviews

    Reviewed on March 12, 2018

    overall1foodserviceambience
    I have written a RAVE review of this restaurant in 2016 when it was exceptional. I recently took an exec in town from the northeast US here based on my previous experiences and it was embarrassing. What happened? Is no one checking on what the cooks are plating anymore? For starters, the description on the menu was changed without consulting me and the alternate presentation was terrible. What was listed as caper brown butter finish on grilled branzino was a dry, off-smelling fish with under-cooked head on the plate and a glob of tasteless blood orange on half of the malodorous fish. I asked for filet, which is how they would finish it for plating in the past. My guest received an equally ordinary and unimpressive dish, I lost credibility as one who knows the dining choices downtown - as there are MANY better options. Crossed off my list for good.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2018

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    Food was terrible. I can’t believe this is an Ethan S. resturant
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great pasta and great service. What more could you want?
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2018

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The pizza was burnt, and the pasta and pizza were both insanely salty. We had to drink an entire carafe of water to just mitigate the salt taste, and neither one of us could finish our meal. The flavor of the pasta could have been salt for all we know, it had no other discernible taste. The garlic pizza had so much salt flavor it burned the tongue. The wine and appetizers were fine, and the service wasn’t terrible, but they really need to use less salt on the pizza and pasta.
  5. g

    gana

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food presentation, tasty appetizers, decent portions, nice ambience
  6. S

    Sea1

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2018

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Not great. Good service, but expected more from the food. The most memorable part of the meal... is that noting was memorable about the meal. Should have been a better experience for the price.
  7. HN

    HeatherN

    Seattle

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Great food and flavors. Little loud for conversation.
  8. DA

    DevorieA

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The pasta is amazing! Pasta prices are reasonable but drinks and wine can get a bit spendy, but it’s seattle.
  9. L

    Lisa

    Seattle

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rione XIII has never disappointed! I've been here a few times after moving into the neighborhood and love it. The pasta is always amazing and love the different appetizer options. We usually pick out a couple of the pasta's to share because it's more fun to have a bit of everything. Cocktails and wine list is great and the atmosphere is fun. Open and airy yet also can be intimate. Love it :)
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a group of 8 for a birthday that ranged from 11 to 75. It was perfect for everyone. Another Ethan Stowell gem!
  11. KR

    KathrynRoman

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2017

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    I could probably give it a better review on the basis of the artichokes, but we ordered the squash - which needed salt, and then two pasta dishes which had the thicker spaghetti expecting an interesting experience. The plating of one of was lovely, my carbonara was like a cereal bowl overloaded with a huge portion of thick pasta - hardly appealing. While the flavor was good, it was too much, crowded in its bowl, and way too thick - especially by Roman standards. The Roman artichokes were the highlight - with a lovely aioli. Ambiance was great, but I never go out for pasta because I can make it well enough myself, and was perhaps setting my sights too high. The service was impeccable, the ambiance wonderful, and I'm guessing an order adjustment would have resulted in a higher rating for me.
  12. ED

    EmilyD

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    40th Birthday
  13. j

    julieg

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2017

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    the service was good but our waitress was not very friendly. and just a little peeve--when there is a bottle of water on the table, she should not come over and interrupt our conversation to pour water from the bottle into our glasses. it was an awkward moment-we were in a very personal conversation and all of a sudden her arm was in our faces. otherwise and overall, good experience.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Delicious mushroom Pizza and spaghetti squash. Woodsman cocktail was amazing.
  15. c

    charlotte

    Seattle

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We eat here occasionally and always enjoy the food. The prices are a little above what I want to spend every time, but the food and service are always excellent.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2017

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    I had high hopes going into my meal after personal recommendations from friends and reviews here but my food was burnt and poor quality. Let me start with the good, service was AMAZING. The waitstaff was immediately on top of everything we needed. Our waitress was extremely knowledgeable and energetic. You could tell she enjoyed her time there. It wasn't too loud and the setting was great. Unfortunately, my food was burnt on top and cold in the middle. I ordered the Gnocchi alla Romana. Was really underwhelmed with the dish and only finished half.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent gluten-free pasta, solid steak, great wine list. I'm gluten-free so can't enjoy the full pasta or pizza selection, but I've had a few very good meals. Amazing, attentive service and a nice atmosphere (tables are a little close together). Would definitely go back.
  18. h

    haloosa

    Seattle

    71 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Nice mbiance w/ brick walls, very good service. I went for Restaurant Week, had a cocktail and it ended up costing $57 total for one. The best parts were the cocktail, a backberry, tequila, mezcal mix, and the five appetizers they brought, which were all great to very good, and a bit unusual and creative. The main, roasted duck leg with nice sides, was good, although a little overcooked. The dessert, pinapple cake with ice cream and goat cheese caramel was actually pretty bland, and kind of pointless. I wish they had a dessert that included chocolate. The servers were fine and did not make me feel uncomfortable as a single diner.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. Best cacio e pepe in Seattle! It’s a cozy and yummy Italian restaurant in cap hill. Want to go back ASAP!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice location, friendly waiters, tasty food - the only observation I have is that pastas are a bit too much on the peppery and salty side, so I would recommend making them a bit more mild, true to the Italian recipes.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I made a reservation at the recommendation of a co-worker and world travelling foodie. My date and I were happy with our seats. We even switched before the main course to get a feel for the opposing view. It was our first time there, and luckily for us it was restaurant week. The full appetizer menu was provided as well as one main course each and one dessert each. Appetizers included a simple Caesar salad of romaine and dressing, gnocchi that was pan seared and very unlike traditional gnocchi, but delicious none the less, a corn chowder with roasted leeks that packed a strong and pungent flavor and small bits of pork that were there for the protein, bruscetta with "Lardo" and figs which was my favorite app, and an heirloom tomato and cruton salad which came in second. All apps were provided in close succession which had me wondering if the place was just trying to feed us and turnover the table in order to pump out some real dollars. That was not the case. My date and I talked for a solid twenty minutes before the main course was delivered, and when it arrived we were ready for it. One was a medium rare fillet mignon on fingerling potatoes. The other was a roasted duck leg on a bed of grains and a sweet potato puree. Both were fantastic and did not leave us hungry for more, which is always a concern for me being a hungry individual. Since the reservation was for 8:15 p.m. on a Thursday by the time the deserts came out we were both tired and full, so I can't give them a proper review. However, I will say the Rocky Road ice cream came with a medium hardness brownie, a crunchy shortbread cookie, and rich chocolate ice cream that really could not be let go to waste.
  22. s

    smaragd

    Seattle

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2017

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Our favorite place for consistent good food and service. Rione XIII never disappoints. We live in Edmonds and drive for good food - Rione XIII is always worth the traffic hassle. Bravo!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great environment, menu and service...like every ESR. Homerun yet again.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a potato gnocchi dish that was incredible. The service and food was exceptional. We look forward to the next time!
  25. KM

    KMVS

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was incredibly friendly and attentive, the atmosphere of the restaurant was warm (perfect on a rainy, cold evening), and the food was incredible. Definitely returning here and ordering another tiramisu!
  26. GM

    GayleMb

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2017

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food is delicious, the drinks are unique, the neighborhood is quaint.
  27. C

    Chaotic

    Seattle

    14 reviews

    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2017

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    The ravioli portion was silly small; the server didn't know the menu or ingredients, so couldn't answer questions; the bruschetta was toast, lard and figs (seriously); the pasta amatriciana was very very very salty; and a whole bottle of wine was (mistakenly) added to our bill. In summary, I was embarrassed that I brought my project group to Rione on Weds Oct 18.
  28. H

    Hazel

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2017

    overall3food5service5ambience1
    The meal was excellent. My one major issue was the type and noise level of the music they played. It was way too loud. I asked them to turn it down,which didn't seem to make any difference. It is really a mystery to me why lovely restaurants like this feel the need to play loud "thumping" music. It dimished our enjoyment of the meal. There were 5 of us and we had trouble hearing each other. Even though the food and service was great, I may not return because of the distracting music.
  29. RC

    RobertC

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great restaurant with friendly waiters. The Margherita pizza was wonderful.
  30. S

    Sully

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This meal was delicious as always. We liven going here and always enjoy it very much.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Charcuterie plate was tasty and perfect start to the meal. Gnocchi alla Romana is 6 giant gnocchis, which was unique. Seasonal fig pizza was indulgent and perfect for sharing. No beer on draught, which is somewhat surprising for the Seattle area. They do have bottled options. Rated 4 for service because the beverage service was slow. No fault of our server, though.
  32. MG

    MatthewG

    Hawaii

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2017

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    My first ever visit here and Ethan Stowell keeps me trying his different concepts - the fennel sausage flatbread pizza hit it out of the park. Pizza is a snack for me until this!
  33. n

    nic219

    Seattle

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2017

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    We ordered a variety of items from the menu and shared each course . Overall the food was okay, but bland. The pig ears were overcooked and inedible. The Suppli al Telefono was comfort food but underwhelming and a bit bland. The Gnocchi alla Romana is always good and was exactly what we expected. The Veal Chop Saltimbocca was so-so and more salty than anything else (though the escarole was lovely). From a service perspective, we had multiple items accidentally brought to our table that were intended for others, it took our waitress excess time to bring beverages and she brought us our check before asking if we wanted dessert - very rude! No one seemed to care how we enjoyed our experience at the restaurant.
  34. M

    Mingylou

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2017

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    All 4 of us enjoyed our meals and experience at the restaurant. Loved the decor, look and feel, and the staff were awesome, The only thing that let us down was we felt there was way too much salt and pepper in our main meals!
  35. d

    diners

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2017

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Great food but the "music" in the restaurant is terrible Too much drumming and no real music. In this case the category energetic is not a positive.
  36. m

    montclairdiners2

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were visitors that came to the restaurant on a recommendation. The pastas were perfectly cooked and our server Cat mixed it table side before serving. Great team, great food in a wonderful neighborhood.
  37. SN

    SeattleNative

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This quiet neighborhood restaurant has innovative, delicious, mostly Italian dishes. We've never had a disappointing meal here and love the casual vibe.
  38. m

    mlbegin4

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great service but the pasta was quite salty.
  39. D

    Diegos

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The small plates were great and the oxtails large plate was phenomenal! Service was top notch for how busy the restaurant was on Friday evening. I never had to wait or get the staffs attention they were very attentive.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rione consistently delivers a top-notch dining experience. Their waitstaff is friendly and knowledgable, and their food is delicious and creative. Whenever we want to treat ourselves to an impeccable dinner beginning-to-end; we always go to Rione XIII.

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Rione XIII is rated 4.4 stars by 632 OpenTable diners.

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Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network. To see if they take reservations and have availability, please contact the restaurant directly or visit their website for more information.

Order delivery or takeout

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  • Logo image for Uber Eats

Additional information

  • Cross street

    15th & Harrison

  • Neighborhood

    Capitol Hill / First Hill

  • Hours of operation

    Kitchen: 5 PM - 10 PM Sunday - Thursday 5 PM - 11 PM Friday & Saturday Bar: 5 PM - Close Sunday - Saturday

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    street parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jace Jorgensen

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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