Vendemmia

4.7
675 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 675 people are saying
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vipLasoSeattle
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food out of this world! Love it there. We plan to go back next week!!!

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vipFreya
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The mushrooms were fabulous as was the burrata. The sole was the winner of the main courses.

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LisaC
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Went for SRW and the set menu. Despite only two other tables occupied the room was very loud and very cold. The service was good and the starters, a selection of things for the table, were all delicious. The entrees is where things didn't impress. There was a pasta, pork collar or petrale sole option for the set $35 price. You could "upgrade" for $15 for hanger steak or halibut. I chose the halibut. The fish was cooked perfectly but was completely plain, which would have been fine if the tomato broth it was served in was good. It was mediocre and lacking in flavor. Husband ordered the pork collar (feeling like he should stick with the intended $35 "deal") and it was really tough, fatty, gristly and rare which was additionally off putting. He basically couldn't eat it. The desserts, chocolate ganache and triple cream cheese/honey were good. A couple sat outside so there was just the window separating us. He got the hanger steak which looked amazing and she got the nettle pasta which looked awful - barely anything and she was finished eating way before he was and it was clear she did not care for it. All in all I think the menu was a bit of a fail for showcasing your restaurant during SRW for what is supposed to be a good value.

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TrinaW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The creative energy displayed in each course is just plain fun — and appreciated!
This is hands-down the best Seattle Restaurant Week value in the area. You rock!

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vipCFOR
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a regular at Vendemmia. Since they have regulars, like spaghetti pomodoro. And I love oysters. Service is great. They change the menu seasonally. One of Seattle’s best

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sharpelbows
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great SRW experience. Sat outside as we requested, food was delicious. I missed that the steak was an additional charge, but that was my fault. I would definitely eat here again.

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oms206
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I told friends that I would just come here when I'm lazy to cook Italian for dinner (I have culinary skills). The level of care & sophistication in the cuisine is just as good as at some of the better trattorias & osterias I've visited elsewhere (including Italy!). I appreciate the neighborhood "feel" that this place exudes.

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vipFoodandtnsLover
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed a wonderful Restaurant Week meal here recently. Everything we tasted was delicious and the servings were sufficient for a fine dining establishment. The first course is served family style which is nice because it allows for everyone to sample the various offerings. Our only advice would be to make sure that you bring a coat or sweater as they keep their windows open(assuming due to Covid) so the experience can feel like unheated outdoor dining.

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AudreyS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have missed their excellence while we were "on lockdown" but they have not forgotten every special touch. Superb job on health protections too.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasting menu was divine.

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vipFreya
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Steak Tartare was phenomenal and the pannacotta to die for.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Took my 96 year old mom out for first dinning experience since COVID and we all have been fully vaccinated. Glad to see waitstaff fully protecting themselves and everything was delicious and our server excellent.

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TiffneyA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience at Vendemmia. Thank you to the chefs and staff for making it a memorable experience.

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vipfrenchie
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Great food quality. Good service except for enforced timed constrictions as we could not finish our meal unfortunatly.

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LeahK
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed the tasting menu! Wonderful amount of food and all delicious.

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Zahra
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing experience. Safe, clean restaurant. The tasting menu is affordable and what you get is above and beyond.

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ChristyT
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and staff was very friendly. I highly recommend if you are looking for quality pasta in a quiet neighborhood restaurant.

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vipJeremy
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE Vendemia so much, it is our favorite and most often picked spot for date night!!

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SeattleDiner
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fantastic! Love the tasting menu. Perfect amount of food and can sample so much of what they prepare that day. CDC guidelines is enforced and felt safe dining there.

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Spilly
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a Covid-style dinner at Vendemmia on Sunday night for a much needed date night with my hubby. We were blown away by the $49 tasting menu. Each course was delicious with generous portions. We sat outside on the sidewalk under heat lamp warm enough to remove our coats. The service was friendly, professional, and perfectly attentive without hovering. We appreciated their Covid protocols and felt safe while being treated to an amazing experience. We haven't we been doing this all along?? We'll be back for sure.

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vipYourTravelDesigner
Seattle
40 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We loved the foie gras crostini and the snap peas with the crab. My husbands duck was really delicious, my angolotti was flavorful but definitely could have used more sauce. I get that they had the AC cranked up to assist with ventilation due to Covid but it was so cold in the restaurant we could have literally been dining outside, I never even took off my down jacket which made for not as an enjoyable experience. But better than not being able to experience it at all!

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vipMonique
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience5

Very nice ambience & interesting vibe. Mediocre pasta, not much of a variety. Average service.

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vipUmiaq
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate outside but the heaters kept us very warm. First time here and should have found it earlier. Clearly appreciated by locals as there was a steady stream of people picking up take-out

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vipKarenJ
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service as always!

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EnriqueP
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall great tasting menu. The main course could be a bit better, it was exceptional precovid

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MadronaNeighbor
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The pasta was by far our favorite part of the meal. So yummy, and perfectly cooked! The rest of the meal was less impressive, though the dessert was also good. Due to the pandemic, beverage options were pretty limited.

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Kelsey
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience2

We had an 8:30 pm reservation. They were late seating us. By the time we got to our table, our server told us the kitchen was closing in 10 minutes so we had to quickly get our dinner orders in. The whole dinner felt rushed. The food was good but I felt pressured to eat and drink quickly.

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DavidB
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was really great. We went for Seattle Restaurant Week and were reminded why we attend this event. We'd never been to this restaurant previously and were treated to some great new flavors that did not disappoint. We were pleasantly surprised that all five appetizer options were included. We did not expect this, as it was not spelled out on the menu. The beef tartare and the sunchoke/potatoes confit were highlights in our estimation.
The restaurant was cold. I wore a sweater, but my wife did not. To be honest, though, life is pretty good when the biggest drawback is the ambient temperature.
Good service, with attention to keeping servers and customers safe.

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JessicaA
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The restaurant was dark, and very difficult to see our food. When we asked for a candle or more lighting we were told no. We purchased a bottle of wine with dinner, and were on our last glass just after dessert arrived. Halfway through dessert, one of the staff came to our table and told us we needed to leave in 5 minutes so he could clear the table for the next reservation. I understand that times are very tough with COVID, and restaurants especially are suffering. However, I would have appreciated knowing when we sat down to dinner that there would be a time limit. At the very least, a 15-minute head’s up to give us time to finish dessert and a glass of wine would have been preferred to the “guzzle” that actually occurred. The food and service up to that point were excellent.

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vipRobB
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've dined at Vendemmia many times. The food is always excellent and the pasta is some of the best in Seattle. Cocktails are creative and service outstanding.

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OpenTableGuest
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I've been a regular visitor to Vendemmia the past few years and typically love their food + service. I've usually thought they are expensive, but fine in terms of value for money because their dishes and drinks are unique. Not so this last occasion I'm afraid - didn't do restaurant week but the main menu lacked inspiration and variety. The oysters were average, the snap pea and crab salad was very mediocre, the spaghetti I had felt super generic and the prime rib was good but portioned poorly for the price. Drinks were super quick and I have to give a star for the Union cocktail. But again really not enough selection or really anything to get one excited compared to every other restaurant in this price range. Maybe come for restaurant week but skip unless they improve their current menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went during Seattle Restaurant Week. Creative dishes, accommodating service, and generous portion we enjoyed. Hamachi with avocado was tasty although I personally would like wasabi taste added, and Albacore with quinoa was one health yummy meal. Looking forward dining Vendemia for creative yummy food.

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yereader
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great COVID distancing and precautions. Food was AWESOME. Had their restaurant week menu and enjoyed FIVE different appetizers so that we could try different things. The short rib entree was so tender and rich in flavor. We had just tried another restaurant's version and theirs was good but this was great. Same for their version of panne cotta vs the other version. Can't wait to come back and enjoy their regular menu in the future.

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vipitsme
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff has done a great job navigating COVID-related restrictions. Food as always was fantastic.

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vipCFOR
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the Seattle Restaurant Week menu. Got to try several dishes I’d had on my list besides revisiting favorites. Already have my reservation to try more next week. The usual excellent food and service

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CatherineR
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, wonderful food.... just as good as I expected it would be - but even better, I felt way more comfortable there than I thought I would be with the pandemic going on. This restaurant observes all the distancing, masks etc, unlike other places I have observed. And our waitress was so nice - really you won’t find better food, or place to support than Vendemmia. Be sure and thank the hardworking kitchen!,

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Delighted
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to the 5:00 seating and felt very safe. The food was terrific and service safe and attentive. The appetizers were superb and generous. Keep this place in business, we highly recommend them.

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DavidR
London
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Stunningly good food, everything exquisitely prepared. Unpretentious and pleasant modern space, very quiet, especially good for couples. Ambiance a bit library-like at the moment, but that's because of the plague. Very mindful and cheery staff.

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vipGrace8
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The rest are just totally geared now to take out for the time being. That’s why I only give it a four-star at this time.

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Jaimie
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dinner at Vendammia. The service is excellent and the food delicious.

FAQs

Vendemmia offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 466-2533.

Vendemmia is rated 4.7 stars by 675 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.