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Osteria la Spiga

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$18 - $30
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Italian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Broadway / Capitol Hill
1.1 miles from Seattle Art Museum
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Reviewed August 28, 2020 via mobile

Had an amazing meal here last night (8/27/20)! The experience began at the door where we had our temperatures taken, given a run-down of safety protocols and downloaded the menu to our phones. We dined on a lovely back deck overlooking the courtyards of other...restaurants around the Chop House, and were able to enjoy some soft piano music in the background. Our waiter recommended drinks (according to our tastes) and we opted to share a plate of artisan cheeses with warmed pita bread points while we decided on our meals! Pure heaven!! My sister & I opted to begin with their house salad - wonderfully fresh with a delicious oil & vinegar dressing (with enough that we could share ours with my niece). Our main courses were pasta - all home made!! Mine, tagliolini with a lovely white sauce and generously sprinkled with chanterelle mushrooms; impossible to describe all the wonderful flavors doing a happy dance in my mouth!! A delicious Sauvignon Blanc added to the whole experience! My sister & her daughter had the tagliatelle ah ragu which they both said was amazing!! And no better way to end this kind of a meal than with tiramisu (using Grandma’s recipe). When in Seattle; do not pass this Northern Italian restaurant by!! You will not be disappointed!!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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630cherylp, Agency / Consultant at Osteria la Spiga, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review, and we're so happy you had such a great experience! It's especially heartening, because we've worked hard to create safe spaces (during these unusual times) where people can still enjoy the pleasure of dining out, as well as the...More

Reviewed February 19, 2020

What a fabulous meal. The prosciutto di parma was some of the best I have ever had. We also had a cheese plate that was wonderful. The mushroom ravioli and the lasagna were out of this world. Roast chicken and potatoes were taken to a...new level. Sooooo good.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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630cherylp, Agency / Consultant at Osteria la Spiga, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2020

Thank you, Gay. We love hearing that we hit all the right notes!

Reviewed August 23, 2019 via mobile

The ambiance, the staff, the food, the drinks... all converge to make a wonderful culinary experience. From Prieto, the owner, to Collin one of the bartenders; they have one goal, make you feel welcome and at home!!!

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 21, 2019 via mobile

A table for eight in a convivial but not noisy restaurant - a diner’s dream! We shared a bunch of delicious appetizers including cheese and prosciutto, breadsticks, caprese salad and a breaded fried seafood assortment. Excellent waitstaff! I enjoyed my steak/mushroom burger. We really didn’t...need dessert too but I had a bite of someone’s very chocolatey gelato with hazelnut truffle.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 8, 2019 via mobile

Had dinner here last night. The food was delicious and service was very good and our server was very attentive. The atmosphere was pleasant and bright . Would recommend it to anyone looking for a fun place to eat .

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 13, 2019

If I knew how to insert the image of a skull and cross-bones, I would place it here. I tried this restaurant a couple of years ago and thought I would give it another chance. The food and service have deteriorated since my last visit....Service was inattentive. We had problems with the delivery of silverware to the table. Staff removed the original setting when they took away the first course. They delivered the second course without bringing replacement utensils. We waited. No one returned. I got up from the table to find our waiter. When I told him we had no silverware, he said he would send someone over. That is what he did, literally. A busser came to the table to ask what we needed. The waiter must have told him to “see what table 14 wants”. What we wanted were forks, knives, and spoons – both entrees were served in a liquid sauce that called for a spoon. He came back with multiple forks but only one spoon. When I asked for a spoon for myself, I received, after an interval of only a couple of minutes, a small teaspoon. It was useless for my intended purpose, but I should have hung onto it. It would have come in handy later. Incidentally, the diners at the next table had exactly the same problem. Their entrees were delivered without silverware. They waited patiently. It was a relief to know that we weren’t being singled out. Just as we finished our entrees, the waiter reappeared to ask if I would like another glass of wine. A little late, but I give him points for thinking of it at all. The low level of service begins when you enter the place. The hostess made minimal eye contact and dropped her smile the second it was no longer needed. (She should have given it another two seconds to avoid detection. You never know who may be watching.) That level of service continued right through dessert. After we ordered it, nothing arrived. When the waiter checked back to see how we had enjoyed the dessert, he seemed surprised that it hadn’t arrived. Again, let’s award points for seeking our reaction but we also have to deduct points when the question about dessert is presented to a table that is missing a dessert. To top it off, coffee was served in a mug with several deep chips in its surface and a handle that had been broken and mended – badly – with glue. Cream arrived with coffee but without a spoon to stir it. And I had let a precious teaspoon out of my grasp only a few minutes earlier! I wonder – did the staff start off being inattentive and then graduate to not caring about quality of service, or did they not care in the first place and come to express the attitude through inattention? Still, I would overlook – if not forget — these service issues if the food had compensated. It didn’t. It was bland, unimaginative, unmemorable. A tagliatelle dish that was to have been flavored with truffles was instead overwhelmed with the flavor of garlic, while a veal preparation had no noticeable flavor to speak of. I enjoyed the ambiance of the restaurant. The décor is a pleasant combination of rustic and industrial elements. The place is relatively quiet, considering the expanse of flat surfaces that can reflect sound. I look forward to the next bistro to occupy the space.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 20, 2019

Second time at La Spiga . Excellent Italian food (I know well) . We shared gnocco fritto, Pappardelle coniglio, Tortelli agnello, Tris Dolci (with the great mascarpone di Ida). Of course with a perfect red wine Dolcetto from Piemonte. Nice and quiet atmosphere.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed April 8, 2019

It is always a pleasure to dine at La Spiga. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming particularly if one bypasses the busy bar and booth area and sits in the high ceilinged glass-walled back dining room. Service is standardly friendly, informal but attentive and professional....The wine list offers a wide variety of primarily Italian wines across a good range of price points, so matching to one's meal is a pleasant adventure. The seasonal dinner menu provides good variety while not being overly long and is supplemented by daily specials and a tasting menu option. Don't expect the run of the mill Italian restaurant food options, as Chef Sabrina Tinsley draws her culinary inspirations from the Emilia-Romagna region of Northern Italy. Two standouts at our most recent meal were a poached halibut and a chestnut tagliolini with braised wild boar ragu. The first paired well with a Fiano, a white wine from Campania, while the second was nicely complimented by a Lange Nebbiolo. The meal was nicely finished with a chef's trio of desserts, each a small but light and flavorful confection. It is always a pleasure to dine at La Spiga.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed April 2, 2019 via mobile

Initially, I was a little hesitant to go by looking at the menu and not knowing what a lot of the food was, but I ultimately decided to go and try something different. The food was delicious! Going at 6:30PM on a Monday, the restaurant...was fairly quiet with a very quick turn around time with our dinners (which were of very good size). I felt that our waiter could have checked in once or twice more, but the service overall was great. Drink menu was top notch. I would easily come back for further meals.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed March 23, 2019

Staying at the Virginia Mason Inn, we were looking for a Restaurant within walking distance of the Inn. We stumbled upon "Osteria la Spiga". Lusting for some good Italian cuisine, we gave it a chance. And oh boy, were we ever so pleasantly surprised. Great...atmosphere, excellent service and fantastic food. The waitstaff was very attentive, and the food, authentic to Italy. It's a keeper, we'll certainly go there again, on our next trip to Seattle.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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