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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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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent winter dish

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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33 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Seattle, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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159 reviews 159 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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Bellevue, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This was our first time there and we went with friends. The space is cozy but not too noisy. The service wasn't formal but it was efficient. The food presentation was very nice and the flavors were solid. My only complaint is that every dish had too much olive oil on it. If they had moderated that, it would have... More 

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Hudson, Wisconsin
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46 reviews 46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Cantinetta's in Bellevue. The artichoke/polenta and Prosciutto di Toscano appetizers were terrific. 3 of us ordered the Papardelle Bolognese and it had great flavor and just the right amount of spicy kick to it. Our 4th person ordered Cappelletti in brodo and was also quite pleased. For dessert we shared the hocolate Pistachio Torta. Quite... More 

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Seattle, WA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My parents had been telling us about this restaurant in old Bellevue for a few months and we finally had an occasion to visit last week. When we first arrived we were standing at the front entry and were ignored for at least a few minutes. Finally a (female) server came over next to my husband, touching his arm and... More 

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Redmond
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69 reviews 69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Went on a Friday evening, early at 5.30pm with 2 kids, ages 11 and 14. The place was pretty quiet when we got there and the hostess was very bored. By 6pm the place was much busier and the ambiance in the bar was good. The restaurant has a refectory feel or abbey feel about it and is not really... 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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