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Anchovies and Olives

#401 of 3,095 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1550 15th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122-4008 (15th & Pine)
+1 206-838-8080
17:00 - 22:00
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Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Seattle, Washington
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

We have eaten previously at How to Cook a Wolf which is the same ownership and just loved that. However, Anchovies and Olives food wasn't at the same level. We did enjoy the focaccia with a nice anchovy taste and all liked the small plate of Hamachi crudo [4 pieces so good for a group of 4 to have 1... More 

Thank PerthExplorer18
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118 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We made a reservation via Open Table, and when we arrived, we where seated in a table in a dark corner, right near the door. It was freezing (it has been unusually cold in Seattle). We asked to be moved, but there were no open tables so we ended up sitting at the bar. Which under the circumstances, was better... More 

Thank AASeattleFlyer
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91 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016

We did an "early bird" thing to avoid the crowd (we just wanted to do something low key that day, dinner and movies thing). Big surprise it was raining, but we got lucky with our parking 2 blocks away. This place was easy to find. We had reservations (not like we needed it though since there were only other 2... More 

Thank Ready2Travl2
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Dining at Anchovies and Olives reminds us that a pleasant neighborhood setting, competent service, and creative food makes a very very good restaurant. The Anchovies and Olives menu is well suited to sharing. The Ethan Stowell restaurant specializes in Italian seafood dishes served on small plates. Be sure to try at least one dish with one of Ethan Stowell's famous... More 

Thank Craig N
Seattle, WA.
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

This is my neighborhood go to restaurant. Staff is always pleasant and helpful and I have never had a bad meal. Last night went with a friend to celebrate my b'day. After one glass of wine the waitress asked if she'd like another. My friend only wanted half a glass, which they surprisingly accommodated. We shared the smoked fish crostini... More 

Thank FormAndSubstance
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1,666 reviews
1,034 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Old Eeth brings it again. His flavors is on point and this be as good as his other joints. The apps might make you cream your jeans.

Thank Alzor S
Seattle, Washington
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

I went to Anchovies & Olives with visitors from Yakima, where restaurant choices are limited. We happened to go during "Dine Around Seattle," and we all enjoyed a surprising variety of delicious starters. Two of us had the bigoli, a pasta sauced with anchovies, olive oil and herbs. It was excellent! One had rigatoni with pork ragu; portions are generous... More 

Thank bschafer48
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Wow! What an amazing dinner with a large group of friends. Service was perfect - the multi course meal was as good as I've ever had. Highlights included an amazing squid ink pasta and prosciutto dish, smoked black cod with couscous, fried oysters, and a panna cotta that finished off a great meal. It's worth the trip if you're downtown!!

Thank robinwoodjp
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253 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

This restaurant has a very modern feel. It's in a bright and large open plan room with an open kitchen. Standard Italian fair but well executed and tasty. Decent wine and good service.

Thank LondonBurl
San Francisco, California
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

My favorites were the soft boiled eggs (with anchovy), hamachi-so light & fresh, the anchovy app & the broccoli This a must do if you're visiting Seattle.

Thank Kathecooks

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$75
Italian, Seafood
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1550 15th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122-4008
    (15th & Pine)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-838-8080
Anchovies and Olives is our Italian seafood restaurant, having been honored by GQ and Bon Appetit as one of the Top 10 Best New Restaurants of 2010. The menu offers a selection of crudo, oysters, and seafood centered appetizers, pastas, and entrees.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?