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Machiavelli Ristorante

1215 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101-1931 (Broadway / Capitol Hill)
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Ranked #192 of 3,451 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Broadway / Capitol Hill
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English first
Seattle, Washington
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I love this small restaurant in Seattle. It is definitely a hidden gem. The doors open at 5pm and you should plan on being there when they open. It is small and once the tables fill up, you will need to wait (and there is always a line). The food and the service are well worth the wait. Their lasagna... More

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Chico, California
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100 reviews 100 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Spent a week in Seattle and had several really good seafood meals, but this was a pleasant change of pace. I call it Italian (I don't care if real "Italians" say it is something else.) and I call it very good. The reason we went there was all of the good reviews we were reading on Trip Advisor. They were... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This was not on our list but thanks to the shuttle driver she gave us the suggestion..... This was such an EXCELLENT place to eat! Very small so go early......the amount of food for the price was excellent..... Everyone at the table had something different and they were all fantastic..... if you like Cheesecake..... this is your place....... I don't... More

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Suffolk, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We were lucky enough to stumble upon this! What amazing food. We both ordered the lasagna and Caesar salad. The bread with dipping oil was superb! Wish we had a place like this closer to our home! Yum yum!

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Fair Oaks
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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I had the veal piccata and my wife had a pasta special. Both were delicious. We ate there on a Wednesday and night and it was full primarily with locals who appeared to be at home. Always a good sign. A friend had recommended Machiavelli's and we recommend it as well.

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Spokane, Washington, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Four of us dined here last night and loved it. Casual, affordable, clean, with great service and excellent food. This place was packed and there is no question why. Not one piece was missing from this dinner. Well done!

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Dublin, Ireland
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258 reviews 258 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

One of the most suffering things for an Italian is to see how our conception of food is abused abroad. Everytime you serve a pale imitation of our culture, an Italian dies!

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4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Found this gem of a restaurant just a couple of blocks from the convention center. When I asked the hotel front desk person if it was good, they raved about it. The restaurant is small and has a warm atmosphere. They do not take reservations or call ahead. They do it the old fashioned way - You have to show... More

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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Very typically Roman Italian food. Really good pastas and outstanding Veal or chicken Milanese. Noisy bistro-style surroundings and good bar (though tiny). If you want really good trattoria food, this is the spot! But come prepared to have a cocktail (or two) and wait. No reservations and all of Seattle knows how great this spot is!

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Racine, Wisconsin
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89 reviews 89 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Recommended by a local, this place was open on a Monday which was perfect. Didn't have to wait too long having no reservation. Excellent menu choices; food was served quickly and hot. The dining room is very small and noisy and the entrance is narrow; the bar is the waiting area, but with no seats available we were constantly in... More

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