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Machiavelli Ristorante

#145 of 3,095 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Broadway / Capitol Hill
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1215 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101-1931
+1 206-621-7941
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been coming here for almost 20 years. Just a great low key, non-pretentious Italian spot. This was my favorite place in Seattle when I lived there and now that I have moved, I am always sure to make a trip here. I always get the gnocchi, which is simple and awesome. The alfredo is always great and I love their... More 

Thank Kara R
Seattle, Washington
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Boring, out of date pasta house, with the same dishes I saw in a small town 'family style' joint in the 1980s. Yeah, it's cheap, but spend just a little more somewhere else for something that's actually worth leaving the house for. Or just stay home and save up for something better.

1 Thank Peter M
Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is small and isn't super appealing in the looks department but it has the most amazing Italian food. It's like home cooked and delicious and rich and the taste is spot on. The prices are great too and the service was awesome. I highly recommend this place!

Thank jillyB5
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

I had seen the line up in front of Machiavelli for the individually operated old-school Italian food. Finally went for dinner last Wednesday. Had a short wait in the bar with a glass of wine and made new friends with other folks waiting for a table. Dining room is not fancy, but clean and well orchestrated. There were no service... More 

Thank seattletexasex
San Jose, Costa Rica
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93 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Every time that I am at Seattle, I have to eat at Machiavelli Restaurant. The service and the quality of the food are awesome. It is a small place so you have to wait at least 45 minutes but it worthy.

Thank tatmacc
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Small old school itilano restaurant. Does have a wait on a Saturday but worth it. Lot of fun great service, family type of place enjoy.

Thank Sal M
Washington dc
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168 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

We heard that the restaurant was very crowded. So we came full 15 minutes before the restaurant was open at 5 pm. Well, it was not that crowded at that time but when we leaft, many people were already sitting in the seat waiting to be seated. Was the food that great? I ordered artichoke and mushroom pizza and I... More 

Thank stevesudjatmiko
Juneau, Alaska
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178 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Be prepared to either arrive right when they open at 5pm, or be willing to wait on the list for up to an hour for a seat in this very small but excellent eatery. They don't take reservations, so be forewarned. You might ask whether it is worth the wait? (I know I certainly was with two increasing ravenous and... More 

Thank NomeMan
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121 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

We had a long day sightseeing and decided to get carry out. We ordered 3 things. We had chicken parm, lasagna, and something else. The BIG problem was the carry out. We were given a big bag with some boxes. I was going to check it at the restaurant but didn't want to because it was tied with a knot... More 

Thank mrandmrskb
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Restaurant is small so be prepared for a wait at dinner especially if there's something going on at the theater down the street, Service and food was good. I had the spinach ravioli and it was delicious, We had a carafe of the house red wine and it was also very good.

Thank TexasTxtraveler

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1215 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101-1931
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Broadway / Capitol Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Broadway / Capitol Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 206-621-7941

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