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Osteria la Spiga

#417 of 3,064 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 - 9:00 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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Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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72 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
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3 of 5 bubbles 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
2 of 5 bubbles 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
Seattle, Washington, United States
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108 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

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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234 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
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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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75 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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

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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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