Vendemmia

4.7
438 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Northwest, Seafood
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Hours of operation

Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(206) 466-2533
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Brian Clevenger
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Cross street
Union
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
What 438 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as usual

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KH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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
1 review
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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JS
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful time celebrating my husband’s 30th birthday there! They were great at accommodating our food restrictions!

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OT
Seattle
32 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This remains our FAVORITE neighborhood spot. Food is elegant but simple, not fussy. Love the fresh, seasonal ingredients. Service is kind and professional. Bravo!

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CZ
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was PERFECT and the staff was super friendly! We had a great time and I’m sure it was the right choice to celebrate my birthday. Too bad we didn’t have room for dessert. I bet they are also outstanding!
Can’t wait to go back to Seattle so we can visit again!

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JH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!

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K
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Vendemmia. My husband and I have eaten there four times, and on each occasion were impressed with the food, service, and overall value. We have enjoyed the chef's tasting menu three times and find it an exceptional deal. The food was outstanding and the service was attentive and knowledgeable. We will be going back!

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Seattle
32 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite neighborhood restaurant!!!! We live less than a mile from Vendemmia, but we would drive across the lake or across town for this wonderful spot. Welcoming service, excellent food and drinks.

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MG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Vendemmia's a great little neighborhood restaurant, with outstanding food.

On our last visit the service was a little off (took 3 hours to get through tasting menu with some long waits between courses) and the cocktails were pretty disappointing compared to previous visits. Hopefully that's not a trend, b/c we look forward to returning.

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

Just be sure to order the crab and snap pea salad and the beef tartare. These are by far the best things on the menu. The cocktails are creative and fun too so be sure to pick at least one.

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KH
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Per usual, de-lish! I can count on consistent quality and clever use of ingredients. Do start your meal with the sassy Union Special!

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LR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Oh boy. This place came recommended to us by a few folks in the Seattle area. We were excited after reading the menu online to dine here. Who understaffs a popular restaurant on a Friday night? We were greeted by the host, an Adam Driver GQ wannabe, who seemed annoyed by our presence. Once seated it took about 8 minutes for someone to come ask if we'd like to order a drink. As we looked around, we realized there were only 2 waiters and the host serving the whole restaurant. One of whom was the bartender. Our poor waitress was literally running through the restaurant as were the other two. When we asked for more water and then said "thank you to host" he replied, "yeah." HUH? What is that? Food was decent. In our opinion, shishito peppers were under cooked as were both the pastas we ordered and the kobe which my husband ordered medium rare....it was bloody and cold. One main course was forgotten so the restaurant comped it which definitely was appreciated, but seriously? Upon arrival it was undercooked and bland..not what was in order for a restaurant of this caliber. Again, appreciated the compensation from our server, but not what was expected. Hire bus people and a decent host for gods sake.

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PD
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best pasta in Seattle - everything fresh and delicious. A definite favorite spot!

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a
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Service was really slow, especially since the restaurant isn't big. If you have a couple of hours to spare, the food is excellent.

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c
Anchorage
22 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

Quality of the food is hard to appreciate due to the cacophony of noise in a small concrete floor space with loud music playing. I couldnt hear the server when she told us the specials or desserts. Space is not confortable for a party of 5 and the servers kept bumping in to the chairs. Server made no special effort to make us comfortable at our table even though we had a reservation.

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P
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All 3 of us had 4 course meal “chef surprise “ and every course was wonderful. It was creative, very healthy and great value. I will be there at least monthly... go
Chef Jason! One
Of best restaurant in Seattle!!!

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B
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good food. Great service. Limited main course menu.

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CM
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great restaurant in our neighborhood. Great pasta and salads. Love the crab, snap pea and endive salad. Can easily walk if you are in Madrona or Denny Blaine. Friendly staff and quiet.

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FB
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

very good food, service was not up to par. had to remind waiter about different items ordered, generally took to long to get food.

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KW
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food all around. We had the tasting menu and were delighted by each course and surprised at how many courses we got. They just kept bringing STELLAR food. Highly recommend.

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P
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vendemmia is our go to place for friends and family get togethers. Service and food are always excellent. I can honestly say we haven't had any bad experience. We like the neighborhood too. Leschi is a slow quiet pace compared to other 'hoods in the city. It's a nice change. Oh! If I can recommend one improvement that would be .... wait! I can't think of anything. Good for carnivores and vegans alike. Just go. Bon appetite!

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EP
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Service was poor for an upper end restaurant - overall below what we expect for Seattle restaurants in this price range.

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KB
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Vendemmia is a favorite stop for shared dinner. Typically we have a salad or two, any of their wonderful pasta dishes and finish off with a steak or fish. Always different and always delicious!

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E
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really nice dinner here: interesting menu, well-prepared, professional and enjoyable service. Only miss was that roasted broccoli was undercooked (still too hard and very little char on it; should have been roasted longer). We will definitely be back!

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B
Seattle
35 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I've been four times now and the food is consistently excellent. The cocktails are inventive but not too out there and well executed. The wine list is small but well chosen for the price point. The service is always very good. I'll continue to go back.

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TS
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great great food!

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SW
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

It was really cold with all the windows and door open and the music was super loud metal rock.

But the food is amazing...perfect.

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AH
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We went very early evening, so super quiet. Food was good and our server was very sweet.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Felt adventurous, and choose to do the chef's choice sampler. Every dish was unique and delicious.

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Sacramento
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Vendemmia, so I took friends who were visiting Seattle. We had the Chef's tasting Menu, which is advertised as 4 courses. But within each course, there were multiple dishes. The food kept coming all night. It was one of the best dining deals/experiences ever.

yes, there was lots of food, but more importantly the quality of the food was amazing. The food is simply presented, focusing on the quality of the ingredients and then adding just enough toppings or sauce to blow your mind. I felt like we tasted more than half the menu and there was not a dish that was not delicious.

The service was wonderful. They were accommodating with our reservation, getting us in early, seemed genuinely glad to see us, and shared in our enthusiasm as one beautiful dish after another kept coming out of the kitchen.

We talked about the meal all weekend, it was that memorable.

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NB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Had high hopes for this place with the reviews it has received on almost all platforms. The server was not very enthusiastic when we first arrived, didn't get a smile until she found out we were ordering more than just an appetizer or a side. The food didn't meet our expectations. The beef tartare and king salmon was very good, but the tagliatelle and melon were bland. We actually ended up asking for salt and lemon to add to the tagliatelle, which made it better. The melon needed a richer fat to it than the cheese they gave. It followed the beef tartare nicely, but standalone it was "meh". In the end, the experience was disappointing. Maybe it was an off night for the chefs, but with the limited menu and the prices, I would expect everything to be on point. Would not recommend.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing

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j
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious and creative good. Been here a few times and always love it.

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PD
Seattle
91 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food is delicious and the service is attentive. It is possible, even for a vegan, to get a great meal.

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