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Machiavelli Ristorante

#94 of 3,542 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
Good for:
Romance
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 58
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 0
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  • 4
    Terrible
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
Some of the Best Italian in Seattle

Considering that good Italian is hard to come by in Seattle, those who love the cuisine will want to visit this restaurant. The restaurant itself is very small and no-frills, and there is usually a long wait (I waited for over an hour), but the food more than made up for it. The tuna carpaccio was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
NateLaGran
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Late Night
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106 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Considering that good Italian is hard to come by in Seattle, those who love the cuisine will want to visit this restaurant. The restaurant itself is very small and no-frills, and there is usually a long wait (I waited for over an hour), but the food more than made up for it. The tuna carpaccio was *amazing* and the puttanesca... More 

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San Diego, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Charming place with excellent, authentic Italian food. It's quite small inside so you must get there early or you'll be waiting in line.

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Bellevue, Washington
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Machiavelli's is my favorite restaurant. Living in Seattle this is a bold statement considering the massive amount of good places to eat around the area. I've been going here for years. It's really good consistent food. If you don't consider the filet mignon the most expensive entree is around $17. The filet is $34 I believe. This is a pretty... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This is our favorite Italian Place in Seattle. We like the atmosphere, but make sure to get here early as you'll be waiting. The food is well worth the wait and it's not hard to find a spot around the bar area to enjoy a drink in the mean time.

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victoria, bc
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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This highly recommended establishment was only a very short walk up Pine St from the city center. As predicted there was a line up at the 5:00pm opening time, and it took no time to find out why. A small menu but good choices, excellent quality entrees, and that in house baked bead was outstanding. A very good meal, served... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Long wait. Worth it! Deliciousness guaranteed! Penne with Red Pepper Pesto, Pasta Carbonara, Lasagna and mixed green salads...ALL SUPERB!! Wildly long wait...more than an hour...but staff is friendly, efficient and upbeat. This place is a resounding YES....if you are willing to WAIT.

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Mesa, Arizona
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This is a small, cozy, local restaurant with great food. Not sure if they take reservations as we just showed up. Had to wait about 30 minutes for a table for 4. The wait was worth it. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone who appreciates true Italian style cooking. We found the prices for the food to be reasonable... More 

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Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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Georgia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?