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Machiavelli Ristorante

1215 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101-1931 (Broadway / Capitol Hill)
206-621-7941
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Ranked #266 of 3,434 restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
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
Spokane, Washington, United States
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
26 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
Top Contributor
258 reviews 258 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 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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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Seattle
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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Newport Beach, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

They have a different take on Italian food and it works. I had the eggplant (not fried). The service was great and the food tasted really fresh.

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BC, Canada
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

We ate at this restaurant over Easter wkd while on a visit to seattle. We heard good things about it so decided to give it a try. Was very busy when we arrived at about 6pm. We were told 20-30 mins wait but actually got a table in about 15 mins. They really move people along. Not a place to... More

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

We are touring in Seattle. Went Monday night for dinner. Food was good, fast, and the place was full for a Monday. My husband and I enjoyed it.

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Sacramento, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We've been waiting a year to come back and eat here. We live out of state and this was the one outing that we have been waiting for. The food is absolutely AMAZING here. The bread they serve is very tasty, but the entrees are fantastic. Try the gnocchi with the marinara cream sauce. Like you've died and went to... More

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Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

You can't go wrong with any of the specials listed. I love the gargonzola crumble used on the house salads! Good wine selection and the bartenders pour generously. Wait staff are efficient and friendly. I've been eating here since I arrived in 1999. My favorite dish is the gnocchi and a side chicken parmesan.

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