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Machiavelli Ristorante

#197 of 3,354 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Broadway / Capitol Hill
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1215 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101-1931
206-621-7941
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 68
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 0
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
By far, my favorite place in Seattle

Machiavelli is BY FAR my favorite place to eat on Capitol Hill and in Seattle in general. I absolutely adore everything I've had to eat here, especially the spinach and ricotta ravioli and the eggplant parmesan. I love the service here too - always familiar faces and always super prompt and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 14, 2015
Taylor B
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Seattle, Washington
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

The place is small but it works. The Cesar salad was good but the main dishes were just ok. Was hoping for something great. I would go back but with lowered expectations.

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Thank MilwaukeeLarry
Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Machiavelli is BY FAR my favorite place to eat on Capitol Hill and in Seattle in general. I absolutely adore everything I've had to eat here, especially the spinach and ricotta ravioli and the eggplant parmesan. I love the service here too - always familiar faces and always super prompt and pleasant. Some of the best no-fuss Italian dining in... More 

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1 Thank Taylor B
Hamburg, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

this is a small personable restaurant.does not take reservations.Short wait but worth it.Staff is very friendly and attentive.We had chicken parm and it was the best we ever had.We went back twice while we were there.When we are in Seattle we will be back.Wish it wasn't a 8 hr plane ride.

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1 Thank dtutut
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86 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

Visited Machiavelli Ristorante on a recent visit to Seattle. Very good Italian. Had Penne which was excellent. Would return.

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Thank Allen E
Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

I really don't want to tell you because it will only make the place more crowded. that is its only downside. Sometimes during peak hours and there are no reservations you have to wait 40 minutes. But if its not busy the food is excellent and affordable and no fancy waiter pretenses. the bread, the dipping sauce, the salad, the... More 

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Medfield, Massachusetts
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

OK, being an Italian-American, I'm highly critical of Italian style restaurants, and rarely find one that serves pasta with tomato sauce like my family does. Well, Machiavelli passed that test and more. My wife and I had the homemade gnocchi al sugo, and penne marinara, and were amazed how wonderfully flavorful these dishes were. Service was excellent! We would have... More 

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Thank map-reader_man
Denver, Colorado
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The Carbonara and the Eggplant were amazing. Great little corner place on a lively street. We walked from hotel, but worth the drive if you like Italian. Smaller, noisy dining area, with small bar, but great atmosphere. Oh yah, the cheese cake was great also.

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Thank Rick K
Bellevue, Washington
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75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I met a friend here for dinner on a Wednesday at 8 p.m. and it was packed - a good sign for a midweek eat. We waited about 30 minutes but found a seat in the small bar. The food is terrific. We had the anitpasta appetizer and my spinach ravioli was terrific and a nice moderate portion. My friend... More 

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1 Thank KristinWA
Santa Cruz, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We loved the pasta puttanesca and the chicken parmigiana. Great, friendly service, nice vibe, within walking distance from our hotel, The Inn at Virginia Mason. The restaurant is located in a fun neighborhood with many restaurants, shops, tree- lined streets.

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2 Thank christinef19
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

Visiting Seattle for the first time...based on good reviews and close proximity to our hotel, we decided to give this place a try. We we expecting to wait, and were told it would be about 40 minutes. Luckily we opted to stick close by, because it only took 10 minutes! Great table by the window to enjoy a gorgeous evening.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1215 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101-1931
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Broadway / Capitol Hill
  • Neighborhood: Broadway / Capitol Hill
  • Phone Number: 206-621-7941

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?