The Pink Door

4.8
3838 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
The Pink Door is an independently owned (never cloned, never genetically modified) restaurant that has been quietly dedicated to fresh & local Italian food since 1981. Its seafood & produce driven menu has been the central theme throughout its wildly popular domain in Seattle's Pike Place Market.

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The Infatuation
9.2

The Pink Door is part circus burlesque, part Italian restaurant, and is one of the best dining experiences you can have 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.
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service, amazing food with great views of the city.

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

Forever my favorite place in Seattle! Incredible flavors and excellent service as always.

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K
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our favorite restaurant in Seattle. We spent 4 days here and had lunch 2x. Menu was limited but everything we tried was excellent. I had pasta both days which were both excellent. My wife had clams and mussels one day and fish the other. All were fantastic. We also had grilled garlic bread one day, a very nice addition to wonderful salads

It’s hard to get reservations but they do save some tables for walk-ins. If you really want to try but can’t get reservations, be there right at 11:30 when they open; or prepare to wait.

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AL
Portland
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, food absolutely delicious. It's a bit more expensive than I would do for a regular visit, but definitely worth it for a special occasion.

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VG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a cool indie spot- absolutely loved the food! The service was outstanding! Very attentive, very polite, & accommodating. Will definitely be back!

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PB
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Valentine’s Day dinner! It was our first time in Seattle and we were lucky to find this place. I did my research and made reservations 6 weeks early. I’m glad I did because they were booked. The food was amazing, our waitress was on point and the atmosphere was welcoming. Would recommend this for any special occasion or anytime you just want phenomenal Italian food.

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Memphis
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, def try the lasagna

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Seattle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cozy restaurant, great food and service.

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MM
Seattle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

this is my husband's favourite place to go in seattle when he visits. the food and atmosphere are perfect every time

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

Classic Seattle restaurant. A little hard to find but worth it. Make your reservation well in advance! Lovely atmosphere and wonderful food.

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KL
Indiana
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! My boyfriend and I ate at The Pink Door for our anniversary, and they gave us a complementary Prosecco toast. The food was fresh and flavorful. I strongly recommend the creme brulee. We are looking forward to eating here again.

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1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal with impeccable service. Great window-side view of Pikes below, couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Definitely will return on my next trip to Seattle!

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CN
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

While most restaurants were closed during a State Emergency (Feb,2019), the Pink Door was open. The staff was amazing and knowledgeable of the menu. The ahi tuna, as recommended by our waiter, was superb. The Osso Bucco was cooked to perfection and favourable. After dinner we moved to the bar and enjoyed the live entertainment. I highly recommend going to the Pink Door while in Seattle. Oh ya, don't worry about online booking...if it's not available to book online, there are many walk-in tables available.

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MM
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Due to the unforeseen conditions, such as snow and uber drivers not being redeably available we were 7 minutes late to our reservation. I immediately apologized, and I informed the hostess I was late. A manager, I believe... abruptly interrupted and told me my table was given away and refused service. In dismay, I was only 7 mins late. It’s snowing and the road is closed due to snow. After, 10 minutes we were finally seated. I was so disappointed, I planned my reservation in advance knowing I was coming out of state. Also, celebrating my birthday. The only reason they are getting 3 stars, is because the food was delicious. Service was horrible and I’m really torn on recommending this place to anyone.

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c
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were lucky to grab last minute reservations during our short stay in Seattle. We watched the sun set through the big windows in the back of the restaurant - yes, we had pretty early dinner reservations. The candlelit dining room was simply romantic! Our waiter was pleasant and attentive. We shared the Roasted Garlic and Ricotta-Gorgonzola Cheese Spread which was divine! My boyfriend had the mushroom risotto and he exclaimed that it was the best he'd ever had! For dessert we shared the Maple Creme Brulee which was melt in your mouth delicious! Very impressed!

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RB
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am so impressed with this restaurant I already recommended to others is amazing

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JL
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Waiter not friendly for foreign people coming alone.

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HT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and ambiance. Marcus is a great waiter!

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M
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always

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JD
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Italian experience at Pike's Place. High quality food with great friendly service. Make a reservation early to get a spot!

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TW
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Pink Door is the perfect combination of great atmosphere and delicious food. The vintage decor, subtle entrance and wonderful service are all just complimentary on top of the delicious food. Everything we had, from the drinks to the dessert were fantastic. Looking forward to coming back to try more!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great views, great food!

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I heard The Pink Door was a must when I moved to town I thought it would be a great option for a special occasion. We were looking forward to our dinner with much anticipation. However the luke warm service with zero personality from our server Jay, $20 cocktails, and less than delicious food, we were sorely disappointed. Bummer.

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LK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband, teenage daughter, her friend and I went for dinner and caught the aerialist act on Monday first seating. It is such a lovely spot with warm and interesting décor that is lost in the new restaurants that spring up weekly in Seattle. The girls thought the place was "fancy" and hopefully had the same memorable experience as I did when I first visited the pink door back when I was in high school. The food and beverages where great. My only regret is that I am now gluten free and have fond memories of the roasted garlic and gorgonzola spread on crusty bread that I had in my 20s. They do offer GF bread but I didn't try it. I did have the GF pasta substituted in which was fine though I think the penne shape doesn't lend itself as well to a linguine dish. The service was great and the PG aerialist show was impressive. I was also pleasantly surprised to see that there is a HUGE addition since I was there last. The restaurant now spans from the Post Alley to Pike Pl. with views overlooking the sound. I only peeked my head into the new dining room but will definitely return for a date night.

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V
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and interesting setting. Service was nice but unorganized, main course served 90 seconds after the appetizer, no attention after main course was finished...

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NB
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! The setting is beautiful, the service fantastic, and the food outstanding! The pasta (even without any meat) was amazing and my fiance loved the agnolotti, a very rich butternut squash pasta dish. The prosciutto and bufala was as good as I've had anywhere including Italy.

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J
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Finally got reservations here. The service was excellent, the food was delicious, and the aerial performances were a great little addition to and amazing dinner experience.

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RS
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was decent, nothing special. Personally feel as if I had better food for a cheaper price, however the view was great and the ambiance was amazing. My date and I ordered the mussels, a pasta dish, and the lasagna complete with the flourless chocolate cake. I felt the pasta noodles were a bit undercooked and the mussels lacked flavor. We were able to stay long enough to catch one of the acrobatic shows which really made the experience worth while.

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j
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Pink Door is one of my favorite restaurants in Seattle. My favorite dish is the Cioppino. I also always love their risotto dishes.

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DW
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Pink Door is a very special restaurant. The food, the service, and the atmosphere all make for a fantastic experience! Can’t wait to go back!

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AP
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Pink Door has never disappointed! Love the menu and the atmosphere. I tell everyone it is a must when visiting Seattle. Can't wait to visit again :)

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DF
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We started with cheese board and garlic bread. Both were delicious and interesting. For main course I had the steak, my partner had pork. Both were excellent. I wasn’t in love with the cauliflower based side for he steak, a little sweet, but that’s probably just a personal preference. The desserts were less great. My partners orange cake was very orangey (yeah it’s an orange cake but the flavor was a little overpowering for me) and was a little dry. The maple creme brûlée “custard” was a little too cold for me though very tasty. My main gripe was the service. Our server was very polite when speaking with us but seemed incredibly rushed, making me feel almost a nuisance. For our main course, she took my partners main dish order, then mine, and rushed off without asking if we wanted sides, which we did, but were unable to order as the server did not return until after our dishes had arrived. When ordering dessert our server took my partner’s order and was rushing away without asking for my order. I called it out to her as she walked away but was unable to squeeze my coffee order into the split second of attention I was afforded.

In summary, the food was good but considering the price we paid for dinner (+$200) for two people, I’d expect to be treated more like the most important element of the evening rather than an inconvenience.

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RF
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 1

If you are with kids don’t go there. They are rude with people with small children and will try to get you out ASAP

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Portland
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Now I know why this place gets a near perfect 5 stars - this place does not disappoint. If you ever in Seattle , this place is a must .

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RT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

Worst experience.

Our server reminded us every 10 minutes that they were closing soon. He continued to rush us through every step, rolled his eyes when we didn't know what we wanted, and was in such a hurry that when he popped our bottle of wine the cork hit me in the chest.

My pasta arrived cold and after it arrived we were informed that the kitchen was closed..... yet as I ate my sad cold pasta, i watched other guests receiving food, more bread, and more drinks. One table even received a dessert with a candle...i assume for a birthday.

My date told the server twice that it was my birthday and he just said "oh cool".

My first visit will be my last

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BM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This our new celebration restaurant for the family. They never disappoint.

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AH
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and it wasn’t super expensive. Loved the view and the atmosphere.

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F
New England
16 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our party of three shared three dishes: risotto with mushrooms, oysters and mussels, and meatball panini. Delicious, fresh tasting food, although risotto was a bit salty. Highly recommend oysters and mussels. Great service. Beautiful dining room.

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W
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love the updated interior! Had a fab seat at the window with a stunning sunset view. I was a bit disappointed in the rigatoni, but the celeriac soup was amazing. Always a treat to come to the Pink Door.

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