Spinasse

4.8
2468 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Italian cuisine, specific to Piedmont. Featuring an all Piedmont wine list, fresh handmade pasta and locally sourced organic ingredients.

Adjoining Spinasse is our Aperitivo Bar, Artusi. Join us before dinner for handcrafted cocktails and antipasti.

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
9.2

Spinasse in Capitol Hill is one of the best fork-up-your-money Italian restaurants in Seattle.

Ratings 9.0-9.8:If the 8.5-9.0s are the restaurants you’ll frequent for more than just special occasions, the 9.0-9.8s are the all time great restaurants of their city. Restaurants that will be around 20 years from now, assuming the Earth is still around.
What 2468 People Are Saying
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LC
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Faithful fan of Spinasse for years. Thank you for always making my friends, family and myself feel well taken care of. Love the Tajarin al Ragu but enjoy the thoughtfully curated menu and wine list!

L
Seattle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

We had dinner on 8/14. Both of us had the tajarin in sage butter but the pasta was very much overcooked, and very salty. Tajarin is delicate and hard to get it just right. It maybe an off night. Spinasse is known for their pasta so I hope they will pay attention to do it right. Also, we have salty taste but on the 14th, everything was oversalt, from the english pea salad to the pasta and the kale sautéed in garlic.

DC
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The pastas were great. We ordered the butter/sage and ragu. The only thing I would change is the pasta type, I love thicker pasta for my dishes. Other than that, it a nice spot to get some good authentic Italian dishes. Oh and the zucchini flowers are aaaaamazing!

JO
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great meal!

t
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spinasse is the best restaurant in Seattle. So consistently, amazingly delicious every time. OMG the butter sage pasta......

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Amazing! Some of the best Italian inspired dishes I've ever had. We'll be back.

s
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The butter and sage pasta is fantastic!

TD
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The menu is fairly limited. Our wait person did not know how to smile. I feel Spinasse is overrated.

AC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This time we had a risotto dish, which was a first for our many visits to Spinasse, and it was so stellar we have taken another restaurant off of our list entirely. Much of our fine dining is centering around Spinasse now because it is unbeatable on a lot of vectors.

M
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service was wonderful. Would have preferred not sitting right next to door. Dessert wasn’t anything special. Dinner was very good

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Overall we were disappointed. Your place came highly recommended and we felt for the cost the portions were small and flavors underwhelming. Our server was great though . She was the highlight of the evening.
It was our treat dinner for our 30th wedding anniversary and it didn’t live up to the hype.

OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my second time in in here, and everything was excellent once more. This place stays up there on my list of Seattle favorites.

S
Charlotte
14 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A Nice place with great service. Food was good but can’t compare to NYC nor Charlotte. The hyp is overstated and I can’t understand the difficulty in getting a reservation.

D
Perth / WA
180 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

FOOD AND SERVICE WERE BOTH EXCELLENT - WE JUST ASKED THE SERVER TO BRING US WHAT HE THOUGHT WS GOOD - FANTASTIC MEAL - ONLY ISSUE WAS SITTING OUTSIDE RIGHT NEXT TO THE STREET - LOUD!

P
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good and authentic Italian food. Thank you for the wonderful service

OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another wonderful meal with great service! We always enjoy visiting Spinasse when we are in town. The food, wine and service always exceeds expectations!

Well done!

GD
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every single frigging thing I ate there was absolutely delicious. No not just delicious. Amazingly delicious. Best meal I’ve had in Seattle.

MK
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as usual!!! Favorite restaurant and perfect place to celebrate my daughter's 21st bday!

M
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tajarin pasta amazing and unlike any other pasta we had had before. Delicious!

JW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always have a wonderful experience here. The room, service and food are fabulous. We shared the house antipasti (3 of us) and it was amazing; you get some of all their antipasti dishes - salads as well as prosciutto and melon and more. The stuffed artichoke blossoms were delicious. Then their pastas are homemade and really excellent; husband and I usually share 2 half portions. The wait staff is very helpful and will bring you more of their delicious bread! Can’t go wrong here for a special occasion!

WP
Cleveland
63 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding fine pasta with sage butter! Completely enjoyable evening, Kathleen was great. Everything was fresh and creative.

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience, service was perfect and the food was outstanding, broccoli was a bit over seasoned.

MD
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a delicious meal! We started with the mixed antipasto - everything was very tasty. We then split two of the pasta dishes: the special rabbit ravioli and the mushroom ragout. The rabbit was exceptional and the mushroom quite good. Our secundi was good - the pork and the rabbit were delicious. My salmon seemed out of place - it was well cooked and tasted good but didn't seem to mesh with the rest of the menu. Our dolci of the tiramisu was amazing. I'll be back to try the "taste the whole menu" option!

MM
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The food was okay but the service was not very attentive.

R
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Absolutely fabulous food. Their pastas are among the best I've ever had. Of particular note was the Tajarin con burro e salvia - don't miss it! Their appetizers (all of them) are equally good. Make sure you try the squash blossoms. The main course of the pork shoulder, Maiale al latte, was also fabulous.

Service needed help. While we weren't rushed, there were many lapses. Even with the less than stellar service, the food and value compensated.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never a disappointment.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific and knowledgeable staff who take pride in serving fresh and delicious food in a nice setting. We recently had a great dinner catching up with old friends. Would go there again and highly recommend it to others!!

BE
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and atmosphere. Very authentic dishes and extensive wine list. We will be back!

G
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food with excellent service. Pastas are amazing and the rabbit dishes are a must-have if they're on the menu. Their bar has a great selection for Italian liquors and a knowledgeable staff.
Our starter was a pea and cauliflower salad. We had 2 pastas (a risotto with balsamic and a pasta with mushrooms). For the next course, we had the rabbit meatballs, which are really fantastic.
The tasting menu is great, but you should come hungry - it's a lot of food.

Note that they serve northern Italian food, inspired by the Piedmont regionof Italy that borders France. This is NOT the red tomato sauces typical of southern Italian cuisine (many ppl think that's all of Italian cuisine). People who want pizza, baked ziti, or a big bowl of spaghetti with enormous meatballs in red sauce should go elsewhere - you won't find it at this resurant. If you're open to new taste experiences or like northern Italian food, then you should come here.

N
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

incredible flavors! Ordered the HALF portion of Prosciutto and it was immense and 2 of us to eat it. No complaints! Pasta with sage was mouth melting and Zuppa Inglese was the best ever had.

j
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

The food was way overpriced for the small amount of pasta you get and the taste was ok

JL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in Seattle. I made a trip out there just to eat the pasta!

NT
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come to Spinasse every time we are in Seattle

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Hand made pasta with butter and sage is a must!

B
Seattle
41 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go to Spinasse a couple of times a year and it is marvelous every time. The milk braised pork shoulder was insanely good. Their pastas are the best I have had anywhere. We'll be back again and again.

AD
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were visiting Seattle for the weekend and the reviews of this place made me want to go, and we are so happy we did! Everything about Spinasse was great, the food, the staff, the quiet ambience. Special shout-out to our lovely server who helped us make up our own tasting menu. We of course had the two house special pastas and they were amazing. Also had the assortment of appetizers plus the stuffed zucchini blossoms, which were out of this world. The restaurant seems to carefully space out how many guests are in the space at any given time, so it never felt crowded, nor did we feel rushed so they could turn our table over to the next guests. I will definitely go back the next time I'm in Seattle!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service, delicious food. We have been to Spinasse many times and are never disappointed. Fantastic Northern Italian cuisine.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

So good!!!!!!! Everything here is absolutely exceptional. The food is so clean and expertly prepared, it’s an absolute treat and is at the top of my choices for a meal out. The tasting menu really gives you an opportunity to experience just how good this place is, its amazing.

M
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We traveled to Seattle with intent on visiting Spinasse a second time after an outstanding dining experience 2 years ago. Nothing less than excellent service and carefully crafted food. Can’t miss the house-made pasta. Tasting menu is the way to go. Brilliant restaurant!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I forget our servers name, but he was an absolute delight. First time here and he explained everything to us. Service was wonderful. Food was even better. Definitely will be back. Thank you guys!!

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