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Osteria la Spiga

#296 of 3,118 Restaurants in Seattle
#349 of 3,648 Places to Eat in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
$$
Broadway / Capitol Hill
Italian, Pasta
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1429 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122-3905 (Pike Street)
Bus lines #2 and #9 on Madison and Union Streets. Bus Lines #9, #49 and #60 on Broadway
+1 206-323-8881
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: In Italy, the osteria is an inviting neighborhood spot where locals savor...
In Italy, the osteria is an inviting neighborhood spot where locals savor fresh, seasonal food while enjoying the company of good friends. Renowned for its Northern Italian cuisine, la Spiga is authentic enough in both food and ambience to make you feel a wave of nostalgia, even if you've never been to Emilia-Romagna. Chef and co-founder Sabrina Tinsley crafts the Romagnola cuisine to make it genuine, yet hers alone. Using the very finest ingredients, menus are changed seasonally to reflect what is freshest in local markets. As co-founder and host Pietro Borghesi says, "An evening at la Spiga is like dining in Italy - without the plane fare."
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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Italian food on Capitol Hill

Great location on Capitol Hill combined with good Italian food. We started with the large plate of Proscuitto which was very good. Three of us shared a bottle of Nebbiolo red wine which was also very good. Their pasta's are handmade. The space is very large and open.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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English first
Manahawkin, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Wonderful homemade pasta. Particularly gnocchi and tortelli. We wanted to keep going back. Next time we're in Seattle!

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Mineola, New York
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

The menu at La Spiga is phenomenal. I spend 3 months a year living and working in Italy, and the food here is as good as, and is more inventive than any meals I have there. If I lived in Seattle, this would be my "go-to" place for all occasions. They also have a bar menu during happy hour that... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

If I lived in Seattle, I'd eat here at least once a week. Everything was fabulous and already plan to return when in Seattle in a few weeks. Love the aesthetics of the old warehouse with the wood beans, glass, steel, etc. Felt very private at our table yet it is a very open environment. Every bit of food was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Having heard fantastic things we booked for 20 people as a birthday treat for my partner. We were blown away by the friendly hospitality, amazing food and stellar service even when serving such a large group. Will definitely be going back when I stop feeling so full! :) thanks Pietro!

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Santa Barbara, California, United States
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This restaurant was delicious. A little pricier than most but well worth it. Their capresse salad was very good you can tell that the mozzarella is home made. Their pasta was simple yet full of flavor. I was actually sad that I could not finish my food because it was that good lol. Would definitely recommend for a romantic dinner... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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138 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Great location on Capitol Hill combined with good Italian food. We started with the large plate of Proscuitto which was very good. Three of us shared a bottle of Nebbiolo red wine which was also very good. Their pasta's are handmade. The space is very large and open.

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Collingwood, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

hankering for italian food, my host recommended this restaurant within walking distance from where i am staying. it was a beautiful, warm spring evening and i was lucky to get an outdoor seating. i could not fault the service which was really, really good, personable and very attentive. i ordered beetroot tortellini with braised lamb, a green salad and a... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I have to say that this is not my usual type of Italian food. I am more of the old school Italian. But, if I review this place as a restaurant, not just an Italian restaurant, it is a VERY good restaurant. Let's start with the bartender. While I was waiting for my guest, he listened to what I said... More 

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Sun Valley-Ketchum, Idaho
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We celebrated my 54th birthday here early April and it far exceeded my expectations. My husband: having previously dined there with clients, told me how wonderful the food is and that it is "the real Italian meal". Not just pizza. He was right. The maître d and manager Pietro Borghesi, from the Italian region of Amelia Romano, serves classic family... More 

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Seattle
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Okay food, but first delivering wrong bottle of wine, another bottle out of stock, lasagna was luke warm instead of hot, meat - while looking good - was prepared rare instead of medium as ordered. Service for clients did not include listening to clients on the 10th of april. Too much quick, quick go.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1429 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122-3905
    (Pike Street)
  • Public Transportation: Bus lines #2 and #9 on Madison and Union Streets. Bus Lines #9, #49 and #60 on Broadway
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Broadway / Capitol Hill
  • Neighborhood: Broadway / Capitol Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 206-323-8881

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

In Italy, the osteria is an inviting neighborhood spot where locals savor fresh, seasonal food while enjoying the company of good friends. Renowned for its Northern Italian cuisine, la Spiga is authentic enough in both food and ambience to make you feel a wave of nostalgia, even if you've never been to Emilia-Romagna. Chef and co-founder Sabrina Tinsley crafts the Romagnola cuisine to make it genuine, yet hers alone. Using the very finest ingredients, menus are changed seasonally to reflect what is freshest in local markets. As co-founder and host Pietro Borghesi says, "An evening at la Spiga is like dining in Italy - without the plane fare."
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 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?