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Osteria la Spiga

#399 of 3,082 Restaurants in Seattle
#477 of 3,608 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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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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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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
Alec D
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Seattle, Washington
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Santa Barbara, California, United States
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
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
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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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Redmond, Washington, United States
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I ate here last week for a group event. It was nice that they had us all upstairs for privacy. However, after we were all seated and eating a pretty bland dinner, they allowed a homeless guy in to peddle roses to our group. WTH? I, and my dinner companions were all very uncomfortable with this. Talk about unhygenic for... More 

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Colorado Traveler
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Our local friends were anxious to share this restaurant with us. I wasn't that impressed. The servers were very professional and helpful, but it the lags between courses were waaaaay tooooo looooong. The inexplicable variations in the room temperature during our long meal were somewhat disturbing. Who wants to keep putting their jackets on and off during dinner? The restrooms... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Loved this place so much, I ate there 4 times during my 2-week stay. The pasta dishes delicious and reminded me of eating in Italy. Good wine list too. Can highly recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We have been At This restaurant already 2 times And The food is Amazing. We were a party of 3 And we enjoyed a lot The food...Wonder fu l calamari as appetizer tagliatelle With truffle And a lot more. Very good Service And the owner is Very Friendly.

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Additional Information about Osteria la Spiga

Address: 1429 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122-3905
Phone Number: +1 206-323-8881
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Broadway / Capitol Hill
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
Average Prices: USD 18 - 30
Cuisine: Italian, Pasta

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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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