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Machiavelli Ristorante

#144 of 3,022 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
Broadway / Capitol Hill
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1215 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101-1931
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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89 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a great little neighbourhood restaurant with home style Italian food. Everything is fresh, delicious and reasonably priced. Service is attentive and brisk, without being rushed. We didn't want to miss out so arrived at 5.30 on a Monday night, by the time we left at 6.30, the place was packed! And you get a 5% discount if you... More 

Thank pddownunder
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

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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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 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 August 11, 2016 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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016 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 July 28, 2016

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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71 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

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
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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 

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, 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?