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Machiavelli Ristorante

#136 of 3,100 Restaurants in Seattle
#162 of 3,626 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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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 63
    Excellent
  • 40
    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
Seattle Treasure

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
christinef19
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Santa Cruz, California
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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Santa Cruz, California
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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25 reviews
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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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Palm City, Florida
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79 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

Checked this place out based on Trip Advisor and Yelp reviews. Very small place, to the point where your chair and that of the person behind you are touching. Service was very friendly and very good. The bread was fantastic, and along with the Caesar salad was perhaps the highlight of the meal. I had the carbonara. The pasta was... More 

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Based entirely on Trip Advisor reviews, our family tried Machiavelli Ristorante for an anniversary dinner. The food was pretty good - collectively we gave it a B+ - but the service (with the exception of Kathy) was uneven at best and awful (Mike) at worst. As many of the previous reviews described, Machiavelli Ristorante is a small, neighborhood place that... More 

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Additional Information about Machiavelli Ristorante

Address: 1215 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101-1931
Phone Number: 206-621-7941
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Broadway / Capitol Hill
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
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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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: Large groups, Romantic
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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