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10038 Main St, Bellevue, WA 98004-6024
425-233-6040
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5:00 pm - 11:00 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: Dinner, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 7
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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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West Kelowna, Canada
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86 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

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 

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Seattle, Washington
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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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 

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Seattle
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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159 restaurant reviews
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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
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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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75 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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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Additional Information about Cantinetta

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

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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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