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10038 Main St, Bellevue, WA 98004-6024
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Very Good Dining Experience!

We had eaten at Cantinetta several times when it first opened, but had not been back in several years due to our relocation to the East coast. We were pleased to learn that they now take dinner reservations (much needed change), and we booked for a week night during a recent Seattle trip. As in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Sarasota, Florida
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English first
Sarasota, Florida
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123 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had eaten at Cantinetta several times when it first opened, but had not been back in several years due to our relocation to the East coast. We were pleased to learn that they now take dinner reservations (much needed change), and we booked for a week night during a recent Seattle trip. As in the past, the restaurant was... More 

Thank VaBeneSRQ
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Cantinetta has some of the best food on the Eastside. It is a great Italian restaurant on Main Street and a reservation is a must! My family loves it.

Thank jan c
Bellingham, Washington
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Some of the food was excellent. Their pasta is made right there and it was excellent. The chairs are awful, all wood and very uncomfortable, curving away from your body in the lumbar area instead of toward your back. I found something in my food that didn't belong. Nothing gross (like a formerly living thing) but it didn't belong anyway.... More 

Thank bellevuelady2015
Cleveland, Ohio USA
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We ate at Cantinetta on a Thursday evening, and it was pleasantly busy. The service and ambiance were fine. Our first course was the sugar snap peas, summer corn and diced onion salad. It was excellent. The main course Tagliatelli was very disappointing. It consisted of two (2) small spot prawns, heirloom tomatoes and saffron. A portion of the pasta... More 

Thank L37nang
West Kelowna, Canada
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99 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We had a lovely dinner on the outdoor patio last night. The crab appetizer was mixed with fresh fennel, accompanied with avocado and grapefruit. You have to try this all together. Very flavourful and nice surprise. We ordered a side of roasted cauliflower which was said to have been soaked in a citrus juice. However it is also served with... More 

Thank tl5070
Seattle, Washington
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

But it yet has miles to go. The menu is limited, I have no issues with that, but then the restaurant has to deliver on each one of them. On that account it failed. Despite that I did have a good time, maybe it was the wine and the casual / rustic ambiance.

Thank svaderah
Seattle, Washington, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

We dined here last night with friends and the service was impeccable, and the food was delicious. We've all spent time in Italy and this was the most authentic Italian we've tasted in the states. The gnocchi was like pillows and cooked and flavored to perfection. The panna cotta was amazing!! Lovely vanilla with tangy apricots. The setting was great,... More 

Thank Sara S
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

My husband and I went here on a date. We travel in Italy a good deal and love true Italian food. We shared first the dry roasted pork belly--fabulous!!--along with the pea vines with spec & an egg on top. Both were delicious and nicely presented. Next, we shared the Ricotta Gnudi with lamb spezzatino, which was really amazing (very... More 

Thank BigCityTraveler
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Service is impeccable, you truly feel part of Cantinetta family every time you dine here. Food- true modern Italian (anyone looking for a pizza and oil-saturated chicken parmigiana are in the wrong place). Great selection of wine, ever-changing perfectly created menu, and great size portions (normal that is). Highly recommended and truly loved by us and many of our friends.

Thank Eddie A
Kennewick, Washington
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262 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 458 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We had the clams and sausage, not so impressed. The grilled pork belly was wonderful as was the salad. The winner was a pasta dish with lamb. The pasta was made with ricotta and melted in your mouth. The beef short ribs were great. Have their signature dessert, like an Italian doughnut, made to order. Noisy, tables close together, yes... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10038 Main St, Bellevue, WA 98004-6024
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellevue
  • Phone Number: 425-233-6040

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian


Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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