Vendemmia

4.7
502 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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JK
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Restaurant week - just wanted to try something new to me

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SM
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Vendemmia is one of our favorite restaurants. The pastas are always delicious. Our favorite starter is crab with snap peas. The food preparations and service are top rate. Where it falls down is in terms of ambience and especially noise level. Since all surfaces are hard, the noise level can be uncomfortable.

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TS
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meals were delicious and the plate presentation was beautiful!

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HD
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant Week helped keep the price in check. Food was terrific. Portions right sized.

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MW
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Third time there, love it every time. It was a little busy, lots of hard surfaces so a little loud. But it’s delicious every time, and the staff are kind and hustling. Looking forward to going back again....

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AE
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was really flavorful and fine but the portion size was SO tiny I left hungry, so that was pretty unfortunate. Is this because it was a Restaurant Week menu? I generally don't return to restaurants that have such meager portions -- just doesn't make for a great experience. Sorry!

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OT
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing.

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JS
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We did the tasting menu. Everything was prepared perfectly. The snap peas with crab were beautiful. And the Pasta was yummy. Always a good choice coming here.

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BW
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went during Seattle Restaurant Week. Great value and amazing food. The environment is cozy and the cocktails are delicious!

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a
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

No disappointments. Extremely fresh fish and cutting edge preparations. Don't miss it. get reservations.

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F
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vendemmia is a fantastic local restaurant. The food is fresh and delicious. The staff is lovely and attentive. The atmosphere is great especially when you can sit outside. It's a great value and a wonderful restaurant!

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AC
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Loved the appetizers! My husband's steak was divine, but my halibut was just good--not wonderful. Dessert was good but awfully small portions. My drink was mostly ice.

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r
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The appetizers & main dishes offered during Seattle Restaurant Week were very good. The dessert offerings were less so with the sorbet being our favorite.

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B
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food at a faster pace than desirable. Plates whisked off the table seconds after dishing out and everyone pitching in to help. They’re efficient as all get out but the aesthetics of the dining experience would be helped if the pace was slowed. But great meal— go and enjoy.

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d
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I normally shy away from Seattle Restaurant week menus. They always feel a little like the B team. However, Vendemmia's menu was absolutely delicious. The shared starters were fresh and unique. They offered a variety and the staggered delivery allowed for a relaxed enjoyment. The entree options were all amazing and beautifully presented. We enjoy and appreciate the quality that Vendemmia always offers and they did not disappoint.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent. Brussel Sprout, Burrata, and fingerling potato appetizers were excellent!

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c
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious!

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B
Seattle
39 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have been mulitiple times and Vendemmia never dissapoints. Lovely cocktails, nice wines by the glass, amazing pastas and great salads/starters. I will keep going back.

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CH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Try the tasting menu for a special event. It’s inventive, interesting and a great value. Went with 4 girlfriends and we loved all the flavors.

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CL
Seattle
37 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Pasta dishes were excellent and just the right size. The pasta would have been very good even without anything else, but the dishes are clean enough that the pasta foundation still gets the highlights. Affogato desert was superior. Service was very friendly without being too much, and almost too fast. On the not-so-great side, the stupid pop music was far too loud and interfered with the conversation. A tune appetizer had excellent tuna and a celery root dish featured smart treatment of the main ingredient, but both of these plates suffered from too many add-ons (citrus, pistacchio, some other nut, etc.) that distracted from the flavor and texture, and made them hard to digest.

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SF
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Overpriced. Mediocre. Disappointing.

With so many good eateries in Seattle, this is not the spot to spend your hard earned money. The food was not bad but it wasn't great either. At $15+ for a pasta dish, I expect more.

The chairs are super uncomfortable because they make you slide forward. When we were dining they were playing Dire Straits Genesis, etc. loudly. Not sure why since this is supposed to be an Italian restaurant.

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KJ
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The tasting menu was amazing, the noise level made it hard to hear the description of the food and for s conversation.

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MS
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service were superb.

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CM
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent. Best Italian food I have had on 40 years in Seattle. Highly recommended. Great prices.

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KE
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent flavor combinations, superb service by staff, great all around.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

The restaurant was very cold for our entire party. Would love to be able to dine as comfortably as in our own home without having to layer up in sweaters and fleece.

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DW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love bringing people to Vendemmia who have never been before. It’s a great neighborhood restaurant with a higher-end vibe. It is the best tasting menu value in the greater Seattle area, especially for a table of three or four people.

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JB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food, great service, well curated menu. Best Italian food I've eaten in Seattle.

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d
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Consistently really good food in a nice atmosphere. Can be a bit loud and they do seem to want to take your order quickly so if you want to enjoy a leisurely meal, be sure to tell them or you’ll be done with dinner pretty fast!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was way slower than normal, things took a very long time.

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PK
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We hadn’t been in a couple of years and found everything to be delightful. Split an appetizer, a salad and two pastas - tried a few different wines by the glass. Service was knowledgeable and gracious. Noise level - not as bad as most - didn’t play really loud music, though I think it can almost always be lower (and please keep belting pop Vocalists out of the dining room and the grocery store, airplane, etc). ;)

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JF
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious fresh straight forward good food

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OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 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 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary dinner

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AK
1 review
Dined on January 18, 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 11, 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 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and good food.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
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 29, 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 29, 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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