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Machiavelli Ristorante

#134 of 3,030 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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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went there for dinner on a Monday and there was a short wait, which we took as a good sign. They seated us with ten minutes or so. The place is small but in a cozy, romantic way, and big on character. The food, service, and atmosphere were all lovely.

Thank Shauna S
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was the highlight of my trip to Seattle. The food was absolutely amazing! A friend tried to get chicken on her fettuccine and they wouldn't do it, so don't expect them to cook what you are used to from regular chain restaurants - they take pride in what they offer.

Thank brookeylyn
Columbia, South Carolina
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108 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for a nice early dinner. The restaurant was small with an Italian family feel. The ravioli special was delicious and the open air indoor seating was charming. Was able to park on the street right in front and while full, did not wait for a table. Service was good and not intrusive.

Thank Angela p
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93 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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80 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 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
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $30
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions
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?