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Cantinetta

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10038 Main St, Bellevue, WA 98004-6024
+1 425-233-6040
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Kirkland, Washington
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236 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My favorite Italian in town! Always I try their version of a carbonara. Never disappoints. Service was good. Just wish they would add a few more wines by the glass.

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Thank lajolla1
Bellevue, Washington
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

It's on the best street in Bellevue, Main Street. Ambiance is great, nicely spaced tables with candles and roses. The service was excellent. Every touch point was great including the servers recommendations. We chose the clams, carmelized cauliflower, Pappardelle alla Bolognese, and their signature dessert- puffed donuts with Nutella and marscapone cheese. I would go here again to try some... More 

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Thank mmjouglet
Seattle, Washington
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70 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Not traditional Italian inspired food, but fresh and artsy. The pastas (I think) are homemade, tender but with great texture, and are served with light, flavorful sauces. The menu is short, the wine list is short, but I can always find several dishes and wines that appeal. This is not a good choice for those with serious food restrictions -... More 

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Thank Tina L
Seattle, Washington
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176 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

Went for a birthday celebration. Great ambience, good wines both US and Italian, and fabulous food. It's not Tuscany but pretty darn close. Service friendly and quick. Don't miss the pork belly starter or the osso buco if it's on the menu.

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Thank EVT-PQT
Seattle, Washington
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70 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

We hadn't been to Cantinetta in Seattle for quite awhile, but we went recently, and all four of us agreed that it isn't what it used to be. We each had a different pasta dish. Whether the chef changed, or the recipes changed, we will never know. All I can say is that we were all disappointed.

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Thank Nann Z
London, United Kingdom
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185 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

We recently visited Cantinetta. Our server was a lovely young lady named Erin. She was great and very helpful with the menu. We loved the bread and actually had two servings! We did have reservations, and decided to sit outside since it was such a lovely evening. The inside does look very nice and romantic. Since we got there a... More 

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Thank Robyn C
Seattle, Washington
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299 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016

We came for an early mid-week dinner without a reservation and were seated with no issues. Started with a glass of wine, shared a starter of grilled/charred octopus ($14) that was excellent, really enjoyed it, came with a tasty chick pea puree. I had the spinach ricotta gnudi for main course, like gnocci with a tomato sauce ($17). It was... More 

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Thank Maria B
Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2016

On trips to Italy we sometimes found the best food at simple trattorias. Cantinetta gave us that feeling. We shut out the busy world outside and dined on delicious, fresh, simple fare that transported us abroad. Creamy polenta and grilled asparagus for starters (outstanding) with homemade garganelli and lamb sausage for our main. A perfect Dolcetto d'Alba to accompany this... More 

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Bothell
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217 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2016

First time at this restaurant and went in with high hopes. The service was very good, not hovering but attentive and efficient. The food was just good not great. Specifically The spinach Gnudi was flavorful but dry and not enough sauce for the serving,. The polenta was not as rich and creamy as it should be, but both dishes were... More 

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Redlands, California
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2016

My husband and I enjoyed the atmosphere of the restaurant and the interesting menu and looked forward to trying a nice variety of items. We ordered a few appetizers and my husband ordered the special a house made pasta with sausage and ramps. When the entrée did not come as was offered and presented the server was very dismissive to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10038 Main St, Bellevue, WA 98004-6024
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellevue
  • Phone Number: +1 425-233-6040

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