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10038 Main St, Bellevue, WA 98004-6024
425-233-6040
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
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: Reservations

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  • 15
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  • 13
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Authentic and special; small plates are best bet

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Seattle
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Seattle
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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 

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Seattle
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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.

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Kennewick, Washington
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252 reviews 252 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
450 helpful votes 450 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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Seattle
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75 reviews 75 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We went on a Thursday night. Our intention was to try a new restaurant during Dine Around Seattle. We ended up ordering off the reg menu instead. It's a pretty cozy (ie, small) restaurant. It's also very loud. The tables were very close together - only someone very skinny could squeeze between them to get to the other seat. Parking... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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71 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Ricotta Gnudi, oxtail, braised cabbage, chestnut You do not find oxtail served often I around here.. It was well prepared and flavorful. Service was attentive and it was not as noisy as I was led to believe by other reviewers. Price is reasonable. I would go back.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The ambiance and the location of the restaurant is much more promising that the restaurant was able to deliver. We went there with a reservation on a warm late summer evening and when we arrived we realized there was outdoor seating available but they were not willing to seat us outside because another party would have needed the table an... More 

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Kirkland, Washington
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25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We enjoyed sitting at the bar (when there is an opening) and ordering off of the dinner menu. The plates are smaller so you don't have a pasta overload and can certainly share a few of the plates offered. They have a nice wine selection as well. We enjoy it when we want a casual but romantic evening.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The restaurant was full even on Tuesday night, and we only found two places at the bar, which only attests to the place's popularity. The service was friendly and quick, the food tasty and fresh, and the atmosphere is invigorating, which completely offsets the noise factor. Highly recommended if you can find a spot...

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Bellevue, United States
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This is a great neighborhood restaurant on Main Street in Bellevue. Went on a Wednesday night and was seated right a way. Tried the beet salad which is like a caprese salad only with yellow beets. Absolutely delicious. Primi was pappardelle bolognese which was also excellent. The place was packed with an electic atmosphere by the time we left.

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seattle
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93 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Great food, friendly service, delicious flavors. I ate the fried octopus appetizer and the gnocchi pasta. A server told me I had ordered his favorite meal exactly, and I had to second his opinion. The gnocchi were resting in a rich thin sauce of port marrow with chanterelle mushrooms, not over done, but sooooo flavorful. The octopus was with a... 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
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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