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Osteria la Spiga

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Broadway / Capitol Hill
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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 - 9:00 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: Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant

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Visitor rating
  • 37
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food At The Osteria la spiga.

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 17, 2014
monyka m
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roma
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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95 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Redmond, Washington, United States
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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roma
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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Milwaukee
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We found this restaurant upon recommendation from a local. It's an Italian restaurant and was a great date night spot. We went on a Friday evening and were able to walk right in- as there were just 2 of us. My husband had the Lasagna and enjoyed it. I had the Truffle Pasta and LOVED it!!! It was a perfect... More 

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Seattle
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

What's up w/ the salt? I think the worst sin a cook can do is to over salt the food. Went to La Spiga for the 1st time last night as part of the 30 for $30 program with a group of friends. The overwhelming comment was TOO SALTY! I had the gnocchi. SALTY. Quite a few of my friends... More 

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Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

La Spiga is a date night favorite. The food is great, the wine list is eclectic but also very good and the atmosphere is nice. The gnocchi and lasagna are particularly to die for (my wife who is a major foodie and loves variety even goes out of her way to get the lasagna here - it is that good).... More 

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Snoqualmie, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Fantastic Dairy free & GF options. Great way to celebrate my mom's birthday! Nice variety in the menu choices. Friendly & helpful staff.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My friends brought me here for dinner. We had reservations so our wait was only about 5-10 mins for them to set up a table. The ambiance was was really relaxing... faint sounds of chatter and dishes. I had the Mushroom Ravioli, it was delicious. The stuffing just melts in your mouth! A must try.

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Park City, Utah
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Beautifully designed, high ceilings, great atmosphere. I highly suggest the gnocchi with truffle butter sauce. (add parmesan and a little pepper to really set it off, you won't believe it!) The Caprese Salad was absolutely delicious! Great sparkling Rose'. They could use one or two extra wait staff, but overall, fabulous.

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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

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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?