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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 - 10:00 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
  • 38
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 21
    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
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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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Redmond, Washington, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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110 reviews 110 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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roma
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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
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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
84 reviews 84 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
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67 reviews 67 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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 restaurant reviews
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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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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?