Vendemmia

4.7
471 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Chef Brian Clevenger's first restaurant features local and seasonal ingredients with Italian influence. Located in the Madrona area of Seattle; Vendemmia features refined simplicity in its approach to food with Washington vegetables, house-made pastas and local meats and seafood. There is also the unique option to reserve the kitchen counter and have Chef Rock Silva design a seasonal tasting menu for up to 5 people at the "Chef's Counter". Please call the restaurant to book the Chef's Counter.
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JF
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious fresh straight forward good food

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OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Don't miss out on the snap peas and crab, or the tartare, or the agnolotti, or, well, I guess I could keep going but you get the point :)

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary dinner

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AK
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

all meals we ordered were excellent! And clean and great mood in the restaurant.

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MP
Seattle
45 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been here many times, and I still feel it is one of the most reliable, delicious, and hospitable places in Seattle (especially in the Leshi / Madrona/ Madison Park area). The pasta dishes are always terrific (cavatelli on this most recent visit), and all of the appetizers have been very good. The beef tartare and the buffala mozzarella are standouts. Service is friendly and professional. Love this place!

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and good food.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food at NYE with my husband, myself and our 4 year old! Thank you Vendemmia for the exceptional food and service!

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j
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is awesome. Third time there and I have never had a dish I didn't like. Its a bit of a hidden gem, but soooo good.

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KS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent dinner, would definitely go again. The food is top notch, and the wait staff is very attentive. Great date night.

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R
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food took too long and it was just okay.
It was a trendy pseudo industrial look that I liked.

Just not worth the drive. Great if you’re local.

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S
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The Polenta was so delicious I’d eat it every day. We really appreciated the customer service.

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H
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The service was terrible. Our waitress was snobby and not at all good at her job, and copped an attitude much of the time. She was slow, didn't bring items we asked for while she chatted up the bartender, never checked back to ask us how our food was after we were served. It wasn't a busy night, there was no excuse. The spaghetti was uninspired and really mediocre - an Italian restaurant should take pride in this most basic Italian dish.

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J
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious and effortless. Perfectly seasoned, which is surprisingly rare. Best meal in the area by far.

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LW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

I love the food and cocktails at Vendemmia...can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Dislike the noise level.

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J
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We brought out of town guests and had the tasting menu. They loved it! What a treat it is to have such a fine and reliable restaurant in our neighborhood!

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JC
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is excellent, interesting, with good-sized portions and very reasonably priced. Good cocktails and wines by the glass as well. The veggie starters are especially interesting. We had a really tasty snap pea, endive and crab salad which had much more crab than I expected.

The only downside to this place is it can be a bit noisy. It's small and the open kitchen and bar are right near the tables. It seems to be hard to escape the noise at restaurants these days. Dining is Europe is so much quieter.

But overall I still really like Vendemmia.

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SH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Too noisy for conversation. Too dreary lighting. Excellent food and very good service.

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FB
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

wonderful neighborhood restaurant. excellent food, good selection. nice wait staff. reasonable pricing.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Vendemmia. You can see the chef making your food and it always tastes like it was made with love.

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CH
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We tried the tasting menu and it was really fun to try a wide variety of tastes. It's a lot of food, very good value and gave us a great review of all the things that we'll order again. Excellent quality and creativity all around.

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Warm, friendly neighborhood restaurant with delicious food.

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LS
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My favorite Neighborhood restaurant. Love the spaghetti. Great seafoods and cocktails

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. The room is overly loud due to reflective surfaces and the vibe is energetic. If fantastic food is what you are after come and enjoy. If quiet is what you are after not so much.

We really enjoyed it. Will return.

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FH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really well prepared and great ambiance. I would highly recommend a visit.

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VJ
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Came for Restaurant Week. The appetizers were awesome. It was nice to get to try all four things and the portion sizes were good. Both of us thought the steak was a bit salty. The scallops were amazing, we would come back just for those. The dessert had too much granola but other than that was pretty good.

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PT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Restaurant Week dinner! The four-part first course was wonderful, each component beautifully conceived, constructed and presented. We had the scallops and agnolotti as our mains, both delicious. Our server Natasha was attentive and friendly. Five star food and service!

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LP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delish!!! I would definitely come back. The food was really good and the environment was enjoyable. Our waitress was very kind. Wonderful restaurant.

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BM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful neighborhood creative Italian restaurant. We've been twice and very impressed both times. Small but cozy and comfortable. Excellent service.

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Seattle
61 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The tasting menu shone with creativity and freshness. Nothing on our plates felt forced. Each offering had its own integrity. My personal favorite was the hamachi crude - or was it the bitter salad with apple - my friend’s agnolotti - or my black cod?

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CD
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. All the selections were creative and delicious! We especially enjoyed the variety on the first course selections. Every selection was prepared with detail. Each item had complimentary flavors. My husband is a "picky" eater, but he also enjoyed all the selections. Service was extremely friendly and efficient. We like the neighborhood feel and easy parking situation. We will definitely return.

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j
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, wonderful service, but a bit cold if you sit by the windows this time of year.

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B
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Really delicious food! I've brought friends there several times in the last month.

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s
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as usual

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KH
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the most inventive, savory and joy inducing eating in Seattle - well done!

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BK
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went to Vendemmia for the first time on Monday night. The setting was pleasant and comfortable, the noise level was low enough for a good conversation, the food was inventive and delicious, and the service was friendly and efficient. I can't recommend it too highly. I will be going back for sure!

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TR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

High quality and great value. Everything looked and tasted fantastic. I took our very foodie friends from SF and they raved about it.

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SP
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

All of our dishes were very good! We didn’t have one that we didn’t like. The pastas were craftily prepared and made fresh. Tasty vegetarian options between the pastas and small dishes. Wine we chose were very nice too.

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f
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent pasta, delicious grilled green beans; I’ve never had a disappointing meal at this restaurant! I’m salivating just thinking af my meals there. It is a true gem, and I’ve spent a lot of time in Italy, so I’m hard to please.

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DE
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was very good, and the atmosphere was exceptional!

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OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is always perfect!

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