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Machiavelli Ristorante

#136 of 3,012 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
Broadway / Capitol Hill
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1215 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101-1931
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There are only a handful of restaurants that I repeatedly go back time and again so that I can get other people hooked. This is one of them. Although the restaurant is small, it is vibrantly humming with conversation, laughter and great smells emanating from the kitchen. If you are arriving after 6, be prepared to wait in the bar... More 

Thank Anthony H
Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great waitress, nice atmosphere and decor A bit loud and crowded, but we came with a party of 6 and were seated right away. Portions were good, food was good. The marinara was a bit spicy and the tomatoe cream was kind of like a marinara, but the meat was fantastic. Overall, I would say it's a nice place with... More 

Thank Giana S
Dover, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cozy little Italian restaurant with great fresh food. Very friendly and attentive service. Very good value quality compared to price. Food was hot and fresh. Very good caesar salad. Service was fast and accurate.

Thank johnroberts223
Boston, Massachusetts
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71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked up to the Capitol Hill neighborhood for an early dinner on a Thursday night around 5:15p. We walked by several restaurants with plenty of open seating in search of Machiavelli's. We were greeted politely and had a wait of about 20 minutes. It was well worth any wait. The food and service were fantastic. Would definitely go back.... More 

Thank clarkplace
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A neighborhood restaurant with about 17 tables. The food is a little spicier than many Italian restaurants. After sharing a nice antipasto salad, my wife had prawns with marinara sauce and spinach and I had pasta carbonara; both were delicious. The service was attentive without being obtrusive. The portions were fine and the prices quite low for Seattle. Get a... More 

Thank Forrest D
Raleigh, NC
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150 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a long wait (arrived at 930) of 1 hour and 20 minutes we were seated. We were told they are out of chicken dishes and bread. This is is a common occurrence according to other reviews. The family had 2 veal parms, a gnocchi and a spinach ravioli. The family enjoyed their meals and said their dinner had flavor... More 

Thank travelforfun2009
Torrance, California
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely small, yummy Italian restaurant in a cute little neighborhood. Highly recommend, not enough to be said. Just go there :) Buon Appetito!! Loud & crowded, you have been warned. STILL totally worth it!

Thank BusyBusyMamma
Fair Oaks
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69 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great local restaurant. Busy with locals which is one of the things I look for when out of town. The best items this trip were the Saltimbocca and Spinach Ravioli. Wish I could move this restaurant to my city.

Thank DLC5
Lincoln, Nebraska
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95 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Small place, prepare to wait (no reservation accepted) on the street even on a week night. When you get seated it's crowded and very loud. As long as you don't mind those points the food and service is awesome and at a very reasonable price. I had veal piccata which was very good; Ms had carbonara which was great, and... More 

Thank jeffdrj
Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

You need to eat here! We discovered this gem about 4 years ago and every trip we take to Seattle MUST include a dinner here. My favourite dish is the chicken parmigiana with the side of spaghetti with marinara sauce. The portion of chicken is huge and I often have difficulty finishing it. Sometimes I feel like just having a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1215 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101-1931
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Broadway / Capitol Hill
  • Neighborhood: Broadway / Capitol Hill
  • Phone Number: 206-621-7941

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