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Machiavelli Ristorante

#144 of 3,031 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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Torrance, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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87 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank WestCoastUniKitty
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant has a very small waiting area in the bar area. Food was above average, and a good walk up the hill. I had to wait almost :25 to get seated. I was going to go somewhere else because I had to catch my flight, but I'm glad I waited. The bread and oil were A+.

Thank FastCar_v8
El Perello, Spain
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248 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Great unpretentious place for great food. I had a pasta bolognese and it was delicious. The food arrived quickly, we had a table at the window and the service was excellent. The friends we were with knew the staff and possibly the owner, so they may have helped, but a wonderful place none the less.

Thank Mark D
Huntington Beach, California, United States
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

We walked uphill for 15 min to eat here & have no regrets! The ambiance was great, service was amazing, and the food was perfect! I highly recommend the spinach ravioli & ask for extra bread to eat all the sauce :)

Thank Jenni M
Seattle, Washington
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95 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

It's hard to believe this little place on capital hill is so amazing. Go early to get a seat. The specials are great and so is the house red. We consider ourselves (SF) food snobs and this is definitely one of the best neighborhood Italian you're going to get, at least in Seattle. The service and servers are friendly and... More 

Thank Wayne O
Clinton Township, Michigan
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

Great little local Italian restaurant. I had the penne vodka crab special and was very good. More than 4 people in the party it will take longer to sit down. We were 7 and we waited over an hour. It very busy in a Friday night. They have a bar area that you can wait at.

Thank Luis V
Huntington, New York
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102 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was well worth the 20 minute walk, UPHILL. We didn't have a reservation, and had a 15 minute wait at a bistro table in the bar area. The staff was great, service was excellent, and the food surperb. We both had the ravioli special, asparagus ravioli with shrimp sautéed shrimp in butter and garlic. It was the best... 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
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?