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branzino

2429 Second Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121 (Belltown)
206 728 5181
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Ranked #50 of 3,387 restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $20 - $45
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Belltown
Cross street: Wall Street
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We went to Seattle with no plans other than to see the town and see where we end up. We decided at the last minute to try this restaurant due to a simple Italian craving. It was a cozy, warming restaurant on a wet night. Atmosphere was casual elegant with a polite and knowledgeable staff. We asked the staff a... More

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Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We had a Groupon to utilize and decided at the last minute to try this restaurant since I love Italian food! It was a cozy, warming restaurant on a wet night. Atmosphere was casual elegant with wood wainscoting, bar and booths, intimate lighting and large enough to keep the restaurant in business, not too large that we couldn't enjoy our... More

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Inuvik, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

Last minute decision to visit branzino, but it did not disappoint. Location was convenient and centrally located downtown. Nice ambiance, warm and welcoming. Service was prompt, friendly and efficient. Good selection of local wines. I had the Cioppino, nice mix of clams, mussels, fish, shrimp, and very large portion of octopus. The broth was flavourful, but didn't overpower the seafood.... More

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Bellingham, Washington
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131 reviews 131 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

I bought a Groupon for this restaurant and had never been there before, but read the reviews so I thought I would try it out. My boyfriend and I went here for dinner on a Friday night. We were very pleasantly surprised by everything! The service was wonderful!!! It is a refreshing to go to a restaurant with such great... More

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Seattle
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Friend and I stopped in because of the reputation of the place. Very pleasant atmosphere - easy to hear one's companion. The waiter was friendly, helpful, good-natured, and thoughtful about our questions. Steered me to a much better (and slightly less expensive) wine than I originally pondered. We shared a tasty kale salad with delicious butternut squash squares and pepitas,... More

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Bellevue, Washington
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63 reviews 63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I visited Branzino using our Groupon last night. A good sign as we arrived because the restaurant was full, despite it was 8:00 pm on a Wednesday night in mid Autumn. The menu offered many choices with very reasonable prices. We ordered two small plates, meat balls with spaghetti and clam/mussel. We ordered the house special pizza... More

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Chicago,IL
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76 reviews 76 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Well as some places are leaving Belltown Branzino is one of the few good places left. I have eaten there 3 or 4 times and it has always been very good. The staff is very friendly and attentive. I really enjoy their pizza and gnocci. Pasta is pretty high priced here but I'm sure the rent is quite expensive. I... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

I made an on-line reservation for three for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 18. I arrived at 6:30 and my two friends had already been seated at a booth. I had seen the restaurant while walking through Belltown the week before. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. I asked if he knew the components of a negroni cocktail; he replied that... More

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Portland, Oregon
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

I've been here a couple times on trips to Seattle. The meatballs are fantastic, happy hour is great, and I love their bread pudding. Its perfect every time.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

Fantastic meal. We had the burrata, meatballs, and beet salad, all of which were fantastic. Pappardelle bolognese and the grilled salmon special were our entrees. TONS of well-prepared food that was fresh and authentic tasting. Our pre-tip total for three appetizers, two entrees, and an affordable bottle of Cabernet was a reasonable $125. My only complaint is that the restaurant... More

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