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Spinasse
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Ranked #62 of 4,304 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Broadway / Capitol Hill
Cross street: 14th Avenue between Pine and Pike
Transit: The Metro buses 10, 11, and 12 stop a half block away on Pine between 14th and 15th Avenue.
Description: Opened in August of 2008, Cascina Spinasse captivated local and national attention for its authentic incorporation of Piedmontese dishes, including handmade pastas and use of local and Italian ingredients. Spinasse, is open for dinner from 5:00 pm- 10:00 pm Sunday -Thursday and until 11 pm on Friday and Saturday. We take reservations via phone or on our website.
Reviewed May 27, 2013

Great dining experience, super friendly and knowledgeable staff. Pasta is fantastic! The section we sat in was a bit chilly but not uncomfortable. The desserts are fantastic and creative. Our group tried 3 of them, and they didn't last long. Would recommend this local gem to anyone searching for a local restaurant and not your usual chains.

Thank coffeesnobMontana
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

We have been to Spinasse several times on our trips to Seattle. We always leave very satisfied and it has become a must go to restaurant for us.

Thank Bruce S
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

The egg pasta with butter and sage was very simple, but excellent. There were so many good choices on the menu that we ended up ordering several different dishes and sharing them so that we could try some of everything. We loved everything that we tried. The waiter was very helpful as well and gave us his suggestions for his favorite dishes as well as wines that paired well with the food we were having. I will definitely be back!

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1  Thank Michelle C
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

Hungry for something different one recent weekday evening, we took the recommendation of a friend and headed to Cascina Spinasse on Seattle’s Capitol Hill. It was outstanding!

Opened in August 2008, Spinasse features the cuisine of the Piedmont region of northern Italy. While the menu includes items in the antipasti, primi, and secondi categories, the offerings are far more interesting than typical "noodles and gravy" Italian fare. Pheasant ravioli, rabbit meatballs, and butter-poached duck breast were all on offer when we visited.

Once seated, our server Brian came by to offer a before-dinner beverage. After a long day at the office, my wife thought a vodka martini would be just the thing while I, as a former bartender, thought Brian’s suggested “cocktail of the moment” -- a twist on the classic Negroni -- sounded intriguing.

About the time our drinks came out, we were served an amuse-bouche of crostini topped with sweet cream butter and a slice of tender anchovy.

After that, it was on to more substantial appetizers. Unable to choose from the restaurant’s antipasti offerings, we decided to have them all.

Spinasse offers an antipasti misti della casa, which is a selection of four of its delicious appetizers. GREAT choice!

After lingering over the antipasti, we decide we weren’t quite finished exploring Spinasse’s offerings, and opted to share a main dish and a side -- the Capunet, which is traditional Swiss chard rolls stuffed with pork shoulder, foie gras and potato; served with caramelized honey sauce -- and a side of roasted young carrots with sage
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The dining room is designed to authentically reflect the rustic atmosphere found in Piedmontese trattorias. It’s casual, inviting, and a great place to linger while enjoying a leisurely dinner of truly inventive, well-prepared dishes. We’ll definitely be back.

For a more detailed review, please visit my travel blog at www.TravelPro.us.

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1  Thank TheTravelPro_us
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

Seattle has seemingly endless great places to eat and this is one of them. My first time here based on recommendation from a family member fan of this place. First we started off at their bar next door, ARTUSI, letting the restaurant hostess know we were there and she gladly offered to come over and find us when our table was ready, the places are connected inside. The atmosphere in Spinasse is cozy and relaxed, much more quiet for a place this small that normal which I always appreciate. The service was terrific from start to end, attentive but not overbearing. We tried the antipasto plate which was delicious followed by several pastas that were mouthwatering. They make all their pasta noodles onsite and you can watch them thru a window into the kitchen. Also had a dish with pulled pork and fois gras wrapped in fig leaves that was to die for. One great feature is their homemade butter, not healthy but that has never stopped me! First thing put on our table were thin crackers with this butter and a thin strip of anchovy, melt in your mouth good. Did not try the desserts because I had a birthday cake waiting at home but I can imagine just how good they must be given the food was outstanding. Give me something to look forward to the next time. It was fairly pricy but worth every dime, see their menu on the website spinasse.com. I would guess a reservation is almost always needed and on a Friday night the earliest we could get booking two week out was 8:45PM so be forewarned! Also parking is always a challenge in this neighborhood so plan accordingly. Finally let me add this you could do much worse that simply eat in Artusi, had a great little menu and very creative house cocktails. Again small intimate and funky decor. Put them both together for an evening and you'll be an instant fan.

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