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Diners' Choice: Neighborhood gem restaurants in Eastside

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are the best neighborhood gems in Eastside? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Montalcino Ristorante Italiano restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2736)
$31 to $50
Italian
Issaquah
About the restaurant
Montalcino Ristorante Italiano, an intimate restaurant in Olde Town Issaquah, Washington.

From the moment you walk in we hope you will feel like you are a guest in our living room. We believe authentic Italian food and wine are a way of life. All dishes are prepared with passion and tradition using only the freshest, highest quality, real Italian ingredients. Montalcino is a perfect location for a romantic date night, elegant birthday or anniversary celebration, a relaxed family dinner, or any special occasion.

A quality menu with a unique wine selection including wines produced throughout Italy as well as some wines from the beautiful state of Washington.

Buon Appetito and Salute!


Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Got to enjoy this wonderful gem for the first time tonight. It was way better than even my highest expectations. Service was outstanding, staff were knowledgeable, and food was superb! Go here and you will not regret it! My absolute favorite dish was the Sacchetti al Cinghiale. The complex flavor profile and divine texture were out of this world and the best pasta dish I have ever had! I will be dreaming about it until my next visit!
A photo of Gianfranco Ristorante Italiano restaurant
4.8
4.8 (738)
$30 and under
Italian
Snoqualmie
About the restaurant
Gianfranco Ristorante Italiano is a family owned Italian restaurant, located a mile east of Snoqualmie Falls on Railroad Avenue in Snoqualmie, Washington. Chef owned and run, Gianfranco Ristorante specializes in Southern Italian cuisine and uses seasonal, local flavors to create delicious meals. In addition, Gianfranco offers gluten free pasta and pizza dough for those with food allergies. Our extensive wine list includes a large selection of Italian wines as well as a variety of domestic selections. Beer and mixed drinks are also available.
Top review
TValleyvip
Dined on May 19, 2024
Amazing meal! Best halibut dish ever! Honestly everything on the menu is delicious. Amazing service and will be back❣️
A photo of Ristorante Paradiso restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1200)
$30 and under
Italian
Kirkland
About the restaurant
Chef Owner, Fabrizio Loi is from the village of Triei on the island of Sardinia, Italy. In 1978, Fabrizio was accepted to Italy’s national culinary college, the Instituto Professionale Alberghiero, where he completed an intensive three year certification program in all aspects of restaurant management and operations, graduating with honors in 1980. Here in America he has created his special versions of traditional Italian recipes for your dining pleasure.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on May 18, 2024
Every course was delicious and presented well. The ambiance was relaxed but animated. The waiter was prompt, knowledgeable and made solid recommendations.
A photo of The Guest House restaurant
4.8
4.8 (572)
$30 and under
American
Kenmore
About the restaurant
The Guest House features seasonal, local ingredients celebrating the area’s abundance. We are a small, neighborhood restaurant offering in-house dining and takeout, Wednesday through Sunday, when you just want someone else to take care of you. We make a sincere attempt at great hospitality and honest cooking. Come see us for approachable Pacific NW cuisine and stay for a house cocktail or WA beer.

We have a limited number of tables for on-premise dining. Reservations are recommended. Takeout is also available through our website. theguesthouserestaurant.com.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
First time here but I’ll be back! The cheeseburger was excellent!
A photo of Francesco Ristorante Italiano restaurant
4.8
4.8 (122)
$30 and under
Italian
Snoqualmie
About the restaurant
With 30 years of experience cooking in the finest restaurants in Europe and USA owner Francesco Montalto and Chef Vincenzo Tarantino are bringing to Snoqualmie an innovative cuisine and are excited to present their vision to you and all our guests. Our committed staff will ensure you have a fantastic experience with us.
Top review
arielNvip
Dined on Apr 23, 2024
One of our favorite local places. The food was excellent as always and the service was outstanding; the perfect balance of attentiveness and personality. We were encouraged to try the coconut cream dolce for dessert and boy was it divine. Our new favorite. Love that this place is so close and so delicious!
A photo of The Well & Table restaurant
4.6
4.6 (600)
$31 to $50
Farm-to-table
Issaquah
About the restaurant

Food from Local Farms · Greens from Local Gardens · Bread from Local Ovens · Wines from Local Vineyards · Ales from Local Breweries · Spirits from Local Distilleries

Please join us for our first wine dinner with Orenda Winery on January 26, 2022. Send an email to info@thewellandtable.com for reservations!

Top review
Amit
Dined 2 days ago
To call this a hidden gem is an understatement, I can say that there is now a restaurant in Issaquah that can be included in the must visit restaurants in the seattle area.
A photo of Blu Sardinia restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1255)
$31 to $50
Italian
Redmond
About the restaurant
Blu Sardinia, a Modern Style Italian restaurant that uses the best locally-sourced ingredients alongside some special Italian imports- like our signature olive oil and our Cannonau red wine. While some of the dishes on the menu may be new to you they are modern Italian favorites that will leave you not just feeling satisfied but feeling good.


Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 12, 2024
We had a great dinner here celebrating our 11th anniversary. The bruschetta was amazing, and we both loved our main courses (chicken parm. and shrimp pesto bucatini).
A photo of Firenze Ristorante Italiano restaurant
4.4
4.4 (433)
$30 and under
Italian
Bellevue
About the restaurant
Firenze Ristorante Italiano in Bellevue, Washington specializes in serving traditional Italian cuisine. The restaurant offers a cozy ambience with candlelit tables and soft opera music playing in the background.

Firenze Ristorante Italiano serves lunch and dinner and offers a variety of appetizers, salads, pasta, meats, seafood and vegetables on the menu. Entree selections at the restaurant include stuffed chicken breast, grilled quail, grilled lamb chops, spaghetti carbonara, ravioli aurora and tortellini alla panna. In addition to the food selection, Firenze Ristorante Italiano also offers an extensive selection of wine and champagne available by the glass, half bottle or full bottle.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on May 19, 2024
Our waiter Alex was WONDERFUL! The food was the best Italian we have had I. The US! Thank you so much!
A photo of Beardslee Public House restaurant
4.4
4.4 (510)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Bothell
About the restaurant
Beardslee Public House and Brewery in Bothell is a casual and family friendly eatery that specializes in scratch cuisine from the expected to the unexpected, world-class signature brews and award-winning craft spirits – all made in house.

Beardslee Public House’s restaurant menu features a wide variety of comfort cuisine made from scratch each day with high quality, seasonal and fresh ingredients. Whatever the craving, dietary restriction or preference, there is something delicious for everyone at Beardslee!



Top review
uawolfvip
Dined on May 16, 2024
Had an excellent steak salad and very good beer. A bit pricey, but worth it. Will be back next time I'm in town.
A photo of Poquitos - Bothell restaurant
4.2
4.2 (409)
$30 and under
Mexican
Bothell
About the restaurant
At Poquitos we strive to present authentic Mexican cuisine prepared with ingredients that are the best of both worlds- outstanding local sourcing for our meats and produce; unique and direct sourcing for items essential to honoring the culinary traditions of Mexico. Our menu features fresh local tortillas, guacamole made to order only from fresh avocados, Mexico City-inspired tacos al pastor, coastal ceviche, and seasonal specials.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Went for a happy hour with co workers! Great atmosphere, anttentive service, and good food! We will be back again!
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