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10038 Main St, Bellevue, WA 98004-6024
5:00 pm - 10:00 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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Seattle, Washington
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60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Tina L
Seattle, Washington
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173 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Seattle, Washington
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66 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Nann Z
London, United Kingdom
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169 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 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 

Thank Robyn C
Seattle, Washington
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282 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 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 

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 

Thank bahdlb
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196 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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 

Thank Steve M
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 

Thank jyh531
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136 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2016

Yes, Im a food nerd. So when I go to a restaurant and the server tells me there is a special with ramps, Im stoked. Yes ramps, those highly seasonal, foraged-sourced wild oniony/leek, yes please! The server indicated that it was paccheri with in-house made sausage with ramps, so I was all in. The dish shows up and there was... More 

1 Thank Redlands_CAFoodie
Seattle, Washington
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2016

This was my 4th or 5th visit to the Bellevue location of Cantinetta. The food and the people ensuring we have a wonderful meal continue to impress. Meat lovers will enjoy the beyond-ordinary choices, while vegetarians will appreciate clearly-noted, and equally inventive options. The wine list presents a good balance of Italian and Pacific NW by-the-glass and bottles, and the... More 

1 Thank Cheryl H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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: 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?