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Machiavelli Ristorante

#147 of 3,126 Restaurants in Seattle
#177 of 3,656 Places to Eat 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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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner

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  • 64
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 0
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Italian food I've had in the US.

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
Rick K
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Denver, Colorado
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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Denver, Colorado
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 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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Bellevue, Washington
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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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Santa Cruz, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

After checking out TripAdvisor, my wife and I headed to the restaurant for our last night in Seattle. We had a 1/2hr - 3/4hr wait which was well worth it! The food was fabulous and the staff very attentive. If we ever have the chance to visit Seattle again, this restaurant would be one of our stops to revisit.

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Yakima, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Stopped here on recommendation of hotel staff, open at 5 for dinner and there was a line waiting when we arrived a few minutes before 5. Very friendly staff, love the coziness . Windows were open made for a lovely evening. Bread is fantastic along with their signature olive oil and balsamic. Dinners come out piping hot, so good. We... More 

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Costa Mesa, Ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I had a friend recommend this place, and her recommendation was spot on. I ordered the special which was fettuccine with garlic and asparagus. It was one of the best pasta dishes I've had. They used a very generous amount of garlic, and the whole thing was covered in parmesan cheese and broiled into a crispy goodness. I would definitely... More 

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This is a smaller restaurant, seating about 20 or so. We had a large group and they don't take reservations but it was walkable from our hotel so we waited in the bar. Lively dining area and great waitresses who all had smiles no matter how busy it got. Definitely a place to try. I had veal piccatta and it... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Friendly place with sensible menu (i.e. not every dish ever conceived of). All fresh, friendly service and reasonably priced

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Be ready to eat, such large portions. The food was good. Our table had the chicken parm, pink pasta, pink ravioli, a Greek salad, and house salads. We even got a pizza by the slice. It's a nice little dive bar. The service was very nice and attentive. The parking was the hard part, we almost gave up.

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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: 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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