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Cantinetta

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3650 Wallingford, Seattle, WA 98103
+1 206-632-1000
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17:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Seattle, Washington
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155 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We tried this neighborhood restaurant during restaurant week, so it was packed, even on a Wednesday night. It was loud and lively, not the place for those seeking quiet and solitude, but very Italian in the decor and ambience. My companions reported that the clams were fresh and delicious and my kale pine nuts lemon salad was refreshing. I ordered... More 

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Thank mcmash
Seattle, Washington
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257 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Hadn't been here in years and remembered it to be exceptional. Unfortunately we were disappointed. From the first sit, the chairs and benches are hard - no padding whatsoever. You can possibly sit on a huge pillow but that didn't look real feasible. The menu was a bit limited, we honestly had a hard time finding items to order. The... More 

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Thank Krisinseattle
Seattle, Washington
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114 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Always pleasant to sit outside. Small menu with some flair and decent (also small) wine list. Servers always friendly and we hear the cocktails are terrific.

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Thank Docstone1
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

The food was mediocre at best. The wait staff and hostess were a delight. However, I hear there is a constant turnover of staff because the owner is known to withhold wages from his staff. You would be better off eating at a local coffee shop.

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Thank Kristen J
Pompano Beach, Florida
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

A northern Italian restaurant featuring homemade pasta and many wonderful Italian specialties. Gnocchi, ravioli, risotto and more. While their menu changes frequently the menu when we were there included lamb, duck, salmon, shrimp and black cod, plus traditional bolognese or meatballs. Great desserts as well.

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Thank mullinb
Seattle, Washington
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593 reviews
377 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

A beautiful restaurant with really good food - when you finally get it. They took our drink order quickly, but from there to get our order for food was almost an hour, and then a long time until the food actually arrived. A great ambience, but prepare for a "true italian" experience of slow service and lots of time to... More 

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Thank TXMARTINS
Seattle
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Although Cantinetta has a few locations in the greater Seattle area, this place has a very cozy neighborhood vibe. It is located blocks away from the main business area, in an older brick building with only a couple of other businesses close by. Big welcoming windows and lots of small tables. My husband had a pesto based version of cioppino,... More 

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Thank P R
Seattle, Washington
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

The menu looked great, and the staff were friendly & welcoming. But this neighborhood trattoria misses the mark of what it could be. It's in modest Wallingford where very small glasses of wine shouldn't cost $12. I ordered an appealing Spring dish--ramp ravioli with morels & favas. But the ravioli were hard & heavy like the kind you get packaged... More 

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Thank Sunstarved63
Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

I haven't eaten at this Wallingford restaurant on and off for years, and my last experience left a fairly bitter taste in my mouth. First off was the fact that reservation times really should be considered "guidelines" with about a 30 minute margin of error. Secondly, the restaurant is LOUD, no baffles or acoustic panels and on a Saturday night,... More 

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Thank Al T
Vashon
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

The staff at Catinetta were very friendly on a recent Sunday night when I ate there with a companion. The service was prompt and the atmosphere low key and serene. It's too bad that our dining experience did not match this ambiance. In fairness to the restaurant, however, we should have studied the menu in advance more carefully, and we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3650 Wallingford, Seattle, WA 98103
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-632-1000

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