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Osteria la Spiga

#397 of 3,032 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
Closed now
All hours
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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Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Canada
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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
Seattle, Washington, United States
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107 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have lived in Seattle for almost 12 years and had given up hope of finding a memorable Italian restaraunt. Our dreams came through at this wonderful Restaraunt. We were greeted with a smile, the service, food and wine pairings were impeccable. Cannot say enough good things here. I had the Tagliatelle Ragu for my main couse... More 

Thank Kent M
Redmond, Washington, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pietro and his wife Sabrina are masters and experts at what thy do. Always with a smile. Simply give it a try. Do not expect the usual boring Italian American stuff like spaghetti with meat balls or fettuccine Alfredo. This place is for real!

1 Thank Davide V
Herndon, Virginia
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230 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

Very good food, excellent service and a nice space and atmosphere. The menu features some sophisticated and interested preparations. Definitely worth a trip.

Thank ontheroadforgci
Garden Valley, California
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73 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Allexa gave us great service during our most outstanding meal! The last time we had pasta this delicious and delicate was at Alfredos in Rome! Maybe all the stars aligned tonight, but there was NOTHING to be negative about. The deserts were also equaly impressive. We fell into the restaurant just looking for a nice place to have dinner. A... More 

1 Thank nobatesmotels
Seattle, Washington
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

We eat at La Spiga whenever we want tasty, authentic Italian food on Capitol Hill. Everything is alway beautifully prepared and served. The bar has fun-interesting drinks and the atmosphere is relaxing and cosy, yet classy.

2 Thank erichparce
Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

We used to live a couple blocks away and would visit often. Now, we we go for every anniversary. The truffle butter is excellent and the tiramisu is the best in Seattle.

1 Thank Paul F
Palm Beach, Florida
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

We ate here two nights in a row....need I say more?! Everything was delicious for each of us. We had our kids, 12 and 14, with us. The loved the lasagna, the bolognese pasta and gnocchi. The cuttlefish ink pasta with shrimp was great too. The only thing I would say is they could've used the enormous prawns you see... More 

Thank Sharain N
Seal Rock, Oregon
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52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

There were about a dozen of us there at 6 for dinner. Our dinner order was not taken until one of us got up and dragged the waiter over at 7:30!! An hour and a half wait was bad enough, but to top it off the food was unhealthy, not well presented and tasteless. I'm sure Seattle has better places... More 

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?