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branzino

2429 Second Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121 (Belltown)
206 728 5181
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Ranked #106 of 3,431 restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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MD
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73 reviews 73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The four of us met up with another couple and the staff managed to pull enough tables together so that we could eat outside. I appreciated their effort. The food was very good and those that had mixed drinks praised them as well. The location was close to the hotel El Gaucho, so that made it quite convenient for us.

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Tacoma, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The small restaurant comfort, the house wine, the entres, and the service are a\ways so good I look forward to my next opportunity to return. Sometimes solo and many time accompanied by one or several and never a disappointment. when in season the Beet Salad is the very best!

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Port Ludlow, Washington
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52 reviews 52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

We had a $80 Groupon for a party of 4. It still was over $180 with 4 appetizers, 2 entrees, and 7 adult beverages (6 glasses of wine and 1 beer). We had a reservation for 5:45 on a Monday. There is no air conditioning nor ceiling fans so beware on the warmer days. The atmosphere in the daylight is... More

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Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I have gone to Branzino a number of times and have the same experience. The octopus is the best in the city and the bartenders are consistently bad. Normally such inattentive bar service would drive me out of a restaurant never to return. But the octopus is so good I continue to return to my husbands downfall. He doesn't like... More

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Rochester, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We ended up changing plans and stopping by branzino when we found our other choices closed on Sunday. Was pleasantly surprised - our waiter was quite helpful, the atmosphere was cozy, and the food was delicious. My wife and I split the branzino, and sampled a few appetizers and small dishes. Typically you might end up with at least one... More

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Pacific Northwest
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168 reviews 168 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Found out about this restaurant through Groupon. Not too far of a walk from Pikes Place market. Service by the young waiter was attentive. Food was great. Recommend - kids loved the house pizza and the spicy pizza - burrata (must try!) - pappardella bolognese (solid) - grilled pork chops (must try!) - roasted chicken (must try!) - gnocchi (delish!)... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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132 reviews 132 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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