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Machiavelli Ristorante

#137 of 3,055 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Broadway / Capitol Hill
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1215 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101-1931
+1 206-621-7941
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had seen the line up in front of Machiavelli for the individually operated old-school Italian food. Finally went for dinner last Wednesday. Had a short wait in the bar with a glass of wine and made new friends with other folks waiting for a table. Dining room is not fancy, but clean and well orchestrated. There were no service... More 

Thank seattletexasex
San Jose, Costa Rica
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93 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Every time that I am at Seattle, I have to eat at Machiavelli Restaurant. The service and the quality of the food are awesome. It is a small place so you have to wait at least 45 minutes but it worthy.

Thank Tatiana M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

Small old school itilano restaurant. Does have a wait on a Saturday but worth it. Lot of fun great service, family type of place enjoy.

Thank Sal M
Washington dc
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158 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016

We heard that the restaurant was very crowded. So we came full 15 minutes before the restaurant was open at 5 pm. Well, it was not that crowded at that time but when we leaft, many people were already sitting in the seat waiting to be seated. Was the food that great? I ordered artichoke and mushroom pizza and I... More 

Thank stevesudjatmiko
Juneau, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

Be prepared to either arrive right when they open at 5pm, or be willing to wait on the list for up to an hour for a seat in this very small but excellent eatery. They don't take reservations, so be forewarned. You might ask whether it is worth the wait? (I know I certainly was with two increasing ravenous and... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

We had a long day sightseeing and decided to get carry out. We ordered 3 things. We had chicken parm, lasagna, and something else. The BIG problem was the carry out. We were given a big bag with some boxes. I was going to check it at the restaurant but didn't want to because it was tied with a knot... More 

Thank mrandmrskb
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Restaurant is small so be prepared for a wait at dinner especially if there's something going on at the theater down the street, Service and food was good. I had the spinach ravioli and it was delicious, We had a carafe of the house red wine and it was also very good.

Thank TexasTxtraveler
Denver, Colorado
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63 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Just to warn you, there is typically a fairly long wait for a table at this restaurant. That being said, it's worth it! I got the gnocchi with red sauce and LOVED the red sauce. I was afraid it would taste like Prego, but you can tell they put their heart into their food. It was fabulous - also the... More 

Thank Haley H
Auburn, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

I had this meal a little over a week ago while visiting Seattle, and I'm already plotting my next trip so I can get another taste of that Chicken Milanese! Not to mention the pasta side... bread starter... house wine... there was nothing not to love! I would be a regular at Machiavelli if I was local, and you can... More 

Thank Aimee B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

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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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
Special occasions, Romantic, 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: +1 206-621-7941

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