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Cantinetta

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3650 Wallingford Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103-8242
+1 206-632-1000
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Closed
Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Seattle, Washington
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've driven down this street often over the years and never spotted this small, corner residential restaurant. Since it was on Seattle Restaurant Week's list, we decided to try it out. A terrific surprise! Warmly greeted upon entering, we entered into a small, very neighborhood feel place, everyone chatting away as if they all had known each other already. Bar... More 

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Thank heyheypippa
Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We went here for New Year's Eve and everything was amazing! The service, the wine and of course the food. We have been here several other times and it is always wonderful. You can't go wrong here.

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Thank Buck257
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88 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Very nice restaurant. Just off the beaten path a bit which makes parking a bit easier in this particular spot in Wallingford (be careful of "resident only" parking though). The atmosphere is lively and a bit loud, but that enhances the good energy. The food is very good. Its fun going with a group to try the different appetizers since... More 

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Thank Mary B
Vashon
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

My favorite item at this restaurant is from its dessert menu: Zeppole. They are sort of like donut holes with Nutella inside. They are served warm with a big blob of marscapone. Lucky for me, my husband does not care for the marscapone, so he eats two of the donuts and I eat the other two donuts with the marsapone.... More 

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Thank Claudia K
Seattle, Washington
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157 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We tried this neighborhood restaurant during restaurant week, so it was packed, even on a Wednesday night. It was loud and lively, not the place for those seeking quiet and solitude, but very Italian in the decor and ambience. My companions reported that the clams were fresh and delicious and my kale pine nuts lemon salad was refreshing. I ordered... More 

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Thank mcmash
Seattle, Washington
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277 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Hadn't been here in years and remembered it to be exceptional. Unfortunately we were disappointed. From the first sit, the chairs and benches are hard - no padding whatsoever. You can possibly sit on a huge pillow but that didn't look real feasible. The menu was a bit limited, we honestly had a hard time finding items to order. The... More 

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Thank Krisinseattle
Seattle, Washington
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123 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Always pleasant to sit outside. Small menu with some flair and decent (also small) wine list. Servers always friendly and we hear the cocktails are terrific.

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Thank Docstone1
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

The food was mediocre at best. The wait staff and hostess were a delight. However, I hear there is a constant turnover of staff because the owner is known to withhold wages from his staff. You would be better off eating at a local coffee shop.

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Thank Kristen J
Pompano Beach, Florida
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

A northern Italian restaurant featuring homemade pasta and many wonderful Italian specialties. Gnocchi, ravioli, risotto and more. While their menu changes frequently the menu when we were there included lamb, duck, salmon, shrimp and black cod, plus traditional bolognese or meatballs. Great desserts as well.

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Thank mullinb
Seattle, Washington
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667 reviews
418 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

A beautiful restaurant with really good food - when you finally get it. They took our drink order quickly, but from there to get our order for food was almost an hour, and then a long time until the food actually arrived. A great ambience, but prepare for a "true italian" experience of slow service and lots of time to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3650 Wallingford Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103-8242
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-632-1000

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