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  3. Distance: 0.70mi
  4. Distance: 0.75mi

About Rione XIII

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.

401 15th Ave E.
Seattle, WA 98112
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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

Cross Street:
15th & Harrison

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 838-2878

Website:
http://ethanstowellrestaurants.com/rionexiii/

Parking Details:
street parking

Executive Chef:
Jace Jorgensen

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Rione XIII Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (18)
Good for a Date (17)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
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Fit for Foodies (13)
Special Occasion (13)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Bar Seating (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Cozy (7)
Casual (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Authentic (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Business Meals (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Fun (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Happy Hour (3)
People Watching (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Groups, Fun, Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 21, 2017

40th Birthday

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 20, 2017

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.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Delicious mushroom Pizza and spaghetti squash. Woodsman cocktail was amazing.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 15, 2017

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.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 29, 2017

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!

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 29, 2017

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.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 24, 2017

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

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 19, 2017

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.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great restaurant with friendly waiters. The Margherita pizza was wonderful.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 7, 2017

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

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 28, 2017

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!

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on September 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 18, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 17, 2017

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.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 15, 2017

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.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 10, 2017

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

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great service but the pasta was quite salty.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, People Watching
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Gone here many times since it opened. One of our favorites!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 1, 2017

We did order 3 dishes and two were exactly the same, but one of the two was at least 3x as salty as its pair. We did notify the server but didn't ask to replace it. It was more as an FYI. But all in all, it was a good evening meal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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·Dined on August 31, 2017

Great pizza with prompt and precise service. A hair loud but is probably just me.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Had a beautiful and delicious birthday dinner! Thank you!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Rione is a great neighborhood Italian restaurant. I eat here regularly with my girlfriend, and it's a great place to bring guests. It's an upscale, unpretentious, comfortable, friendly, comfort-food establishment. Easily, the best thing here is the staff. They are exceptionally friendly, accommodating, and quite knowledgable about their wine list. The food is a close second. We usually order a few things off the small plates menu, often a cheese and a vegetable (I think their best dish here is their carrots with yogurt sauce, but it is not currently on the menu), and an order of their fresh focaccia. You really can't go wrong with their pasta or pizza. It's just simple food made well.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Not quite Rome but a reasonable effort. I would go back.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on August 11, 2017

This was my first experience at Rione and I was impressed with the attention to detail from both the service and kitchen staffs. The Antipasto offering was probably the best I've had outside of Italy. Their heirloom Tomato salad was well dressed though I would have sliced the tomatoes rather than quartering them. The Salmon was perfectly prepared and seasoned... definitely knew what they were doing. It had been a particularly hot spell in Seattle and the Red wine came out rather warm so either they don't have a cooler to control temp for their reds or some other challenge came about. You should give Rione a try - but plan to be patient when looking for parking.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Carciofi alla Giuda draw me to this cozy cafe.Crunchy, not greasy, nice aioli dip.
Dining at 5pm when they open accommodates my hearing loss.
Waitress was pleasant, efficient, and helpful, allowing us to have a nice breeze on a hot evening.

Lack of nearby parking is a deterrent. Lyft or public transit recommended!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 4, 2017

My husband and I came for our anniversary and we're blown away by how good the food was. We did a sampling of a few different small plates and entrees, and were impressed by it all.

Tags: Romantic, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Happy Hour, Fun, Authentic, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on August 2, 2017

I dine here a lot! Always enjoy this and other ESR. My only complaint in this visit is the heirloom salad was bland.

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