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Osteria la Spiga

#476 of 3,095 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Broadway / Capitol Hill
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1429 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122-3905 (Pike Street)
+1 206-323-8881
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Kent, Washington
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is absolutely beautiful and the service is outstanding. Really really impressed with our waitress customer service and the owner who came by to talk to us. First time here, our food unfortunately was very underwhelming and bland. Out of 6 of us, there were two dishes that were liked. The cashew cream and endive soup along with my... More 

Thank jewelzluvs2run
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to try La Spiga tonight for my birthday because I'd heard it was good but I was disappointed.The appetizers were tasty and the desserts were nice but we were very disappointed in the entrees. The house made chicken sausage wrapped in organic chicken breast lacked flavor, the grilled painted hills bavette steak was tough and covered in a sauce... More 

Thank LesterGayle
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71 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you get older and have a birthday it seems easier just to pick the perfect people and take them to a great place for dinner. I picked the perfect people but did NOT pick the great place to eat. Last night I had one of the worse dinners I think I have ever had in a restaurant with cloth... More 

Thank Beentheredonethat47
Buckley, Washington
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2017

From the time we were seated, was appx. 15 min before someone came to our table to ask if wanted anything. Food was good and the atmosphere was great, but I was already turned off by the "lack of service". In fact, I attempted to flag down our server, who walked by use or was none existent and finally came... More 

Thank Kimovr55
Seattle, Washington
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128 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed March 8, 2017

Without doubt the best dishes on the menu tend to be the "fresh made Pasta" items, whether stuffed or sauced. We had one of each and found them both excellent. The mushroom/ricotta filling was light and tasty. The butter sauces were excellent. The chicken wrapped sausage over polenta was a great addition to the menu. Disappointing were the salads, Cicoria... More 

Thank josef v
Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

Really good tortelli filled with ricotta and porcini in a truffle sauce with a side of escarole, my favorite green. However the addition of farro to the escarole was totally unnecessary. Sautéed in olive oil and garlic would suffice. Never heard of flat bread being served in northern Italian cuisine. Disappointed that they took affogato off the menu.

Thank sdah2008
Miami, Florida
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105 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed January 30, 2017

Stopped in for a quick dinner. Great ambiance and service. Unfortunately, two of us ordered lasagna and there was only one piece left (at 6:30p). We did get that last piece and boy, was it AMAZING. all day happy hour was also going on. Would definitely go back just for the lasagna

Thank moose938
Seattle, Washington
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80 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

The space is of course beautiful and the service was amazing. We asked about a special wine on the menu and they sent out the somolei who knew every detail about this wine that took about 10 minutes. Fun that it was so rare they only have 2 bottles a year. It was fantastic as was the food .

Thank Richard B
Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Canada
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Love Italian food, but not Italian wine! Very extensive wine list, but all Italian! You can BYOB & corkage is $20, wish we had known. We had an appie & pasta w/duck & gnocchi w/ wild mushrooms, tasty, but small portion. Can't knock the Service & atmosphere that was great.

Thank Tara H G
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 21, 2016

My wife and I had this place recommended to us, and we went there for dinner last night. The summary of our experience is that we were disappointed with the service, and would only rate the food as average. The ambiance is good, architectural interest and layout of the restaurant is very good, and there was live entertainment (small ensemble... More 

Thank Ron C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$18 - $30
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1429 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122-3905
    (Pike Street)
  • Public Transportation: Bus lines #2 and #9 on Madison and Union Streets. Bus Lines #9, #49 and #60 on Broadway
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Broadway / Capitol Hill
  • Neighborhood: Broadway / Capitol Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 206-323-8881
In Italy, the osteria is an inviting neighborhood spot where locals savor fresh, seasonal food while enjoying the company of good friends.

Renowned for its Northern Italian cuisine, la Spiga is authentic enough in both food and ambience to make you feel a wave of nostalgia, even if you've never been to Emilia-Romagna. Chef and co-founder Sabrina Tinsley crafts the Romagnola cuisine to make it genuine, yet hers alone. Using the very finest ingredients, menus are changed seasonally to reflect what is freshest in local markets. As co-founder and host Pietro Borghesi says, "An evening at la Spiga is like dining in Italy - without the plane fare."

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