Bar Cantinetta

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263 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
We are an Italian restaurant and bar located in Seattle. We emphasize in traditional Tuscan culinary tradition and local ingredients from the Pacific Northwest.

Special Offers

Happy Hour at Bar Cantinetta

4:00-5:30 happy hour offering $25 bottles of house wine, $12 pizzas and a selection of antipasti. Rotating $8 hand-crafted cocktails

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 16 October 2019

Ends: 17 October 2118

Availability: Fri-Sat 16:00-17:30

Happy Hour at Bar Cantinetta

5:00-6:00 happy hour offering $25 bottles of house wine, $12 pizzas and a selection of antipasti. Rotating $8 hand-crafted cocktails

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 2 September 2019

Ends: 3 September 2118

Availability: Sun 17:00-18:00
Tue-Thu 17:00-18:00

What 263 People Are Saying
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 2

The ambiance was crowded and much too noisy and the food was much too salty

P
Seattle
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was our first time at the bar Cantinetta and had a great time watching and talking to chefs. The place was packed but everyone seem to be relaxed and enjoying their job. Definitely go back for awesome dishes and friendly conversation.

S
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service and delicious food. Best spot in Madison Park!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Hugo always makes us feel welcome. We go there often because Hugo, the manager, makes us feel as a part of his family. The food and drinks are consistently excellent.

S
Seattle
36 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had an unusually grand evening at Bar Cantinetta. We always love it, but this Friday was special. The food (the gnocchi) was unusually good. The cognac was spectacular. And, as always, Cantinetta felt like a neighborhood celebrating. A great evening.

FP
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect in every way. Great way to start or end a week.

KB
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding

4
Seattle
68 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

Portions were small and over-priced. Music was too loud. Chairs are uncomfortable. Service was okay. Not memorable.

N
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect place to celebrate a colleague’s work anniversary

WF
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

You will find that the waiters are authentic.
They really understand Tuscan food and are quite ready to answer detail questions.
They are quite familiar with the Tuscan wines, and can help to get exactly what you desire,
or even help you explore with a qualified guide.
The hardest part is trying to decide which selection from a number you really want.

R
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

The service was attentive but the food was less than desirable. We had 4 courses and every course was over seasoned and overcooked. The quality, techniques and innovation needs improvement.

SF
Seattle
29 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We're frequent diners at Bar Cantinetta. It never fails to create and serve excellent pastas, apps, and more. We appreciate the attentive, friendly service, and the consistently delicious food. Great spot for a romantic dinner, dinner with friends, special occasion or for those who love intimate spaces and delicious, creative fare.

BC
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was friendly and relaxed. Good eating in a great casual relaxed atmosphere...

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great neighborhood restaurant. The pasta dishes are perfectly executed and you can't go wrong with any of the starters.

K
Portland
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Phenomenal meal from start to finish. We sat at the chef’s counter which was a fun experience, and got to preview almost every dish on the menu before ordering. The chefs were friendly and happy to provide information about ingredient sources, etc. The pancetta wrapped dates and heirloom tomato gespacho were out of this world. Highly recommend!

JH
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My favorite place to dine in Madison valley. Excellent service and menu.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had friend from out of town. He has a ton of dietary restrictions and it was still a beautiful meal

Fabulous food and beyond service


100000000 thumbs up

CH
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went to Bar Cantinetta for a date night and we’re seriously impressed. The ambience, food, and service were simply amazing. We will definitely be making this a regular spot!

J
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a lovely evening enjoying the intimate setting. The starters were all delicious, especially the dates and beef carpaccio. The risotto was just like in Italy. And the tiramisu was a perfect ending to the meal. The cocktails and wine were also delicious. The service was attentive with great suggestions. We will definitely return.

WF
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Getting popular for the outdoor dining.
Also, this leaves a lot of room for inside tables which are as good as ever.
Seems to be attracting even more of serious later diners.

NB
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This has become one of my absolutely favorite places in the city. I love to sit at the bar and have a glass of wine and watch the food being made. Janine is a wonderful bartender, friendly and warm. I go to Cantinetta because the Bolognese is the best I have ever tasted. I think about it when I'm not there. And when I am there, and the dish is placed before me, with the wine ... ah. Life makes sense.

C
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Our server was fabulous. Attentive, relaxed and obviously proud of where she worked. the atmosphere is lovely. The food was delish! We will definitely be back!

R
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

1. The food is excellent - we had the olives, burrata, and insalata mista to start, then Amatriciana (x2) and Bolognese for pasta courses, and then finished with the steak. All cooked perfectly and with amazing flavors and textures.
2. The service is always great and friendly. Hugo and Kate are bright, interested, and attentive, and they make excellent recommendations.
3. The price point, which for three with drinks, dinner mentioned above, and dessert was $210, is more than reasonable for the quality of the food and the service. I have not found this quality of authentic Italian in Seattle for less. To be fair, I haven't found this quality of authentic Italian in Seattle...but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist.

We love this place and it's a regular on our date night rotation! I'm just waiting for them to put the Carbonara on the menu again, as it's the best I've ever had outside of an amazing place just outside of Rome (sorry, that's a ridiculous statement...I know).

DB
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Overall, the experience was very good. The only real downside was that they ran out of pizza dough, which cut the menu by about half. Also, they ran out of mascarpone cheese, which was an element to the dessert we shared.
The food was delicious, though, and service was attentive.

JS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love Bar Cantinetta. It is our favorite spot in Madison Valley.

SA
Denver
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and cozy space. Our server had a great knowledge of the wine they offered.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

It was a little warm inside, but other than that it was a great spot. The food is soooo good. Fried artichoke is a must

WF
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

For the first time, we dined al fresco.
It was quiet, private, warm, and very repeatable.

JR
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Food and service were excellent, but choices limited. Also pretty noisy. But, we'll be back. An excellent bistro style choice.

Y
Central Coast
35 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thanks for Another great dining experience at Bar Cantinetta! Diverse wine list. Burrata appetizer was delicious. The carpaccio was on the Very small portion size. Parpadelle and pizza were amazing. Tiramisu was on the large size and scrumptious.

Z
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 4Ambience 2

The food is great and definitely worth a visit. The ambiance,not so much. My friend and I spent the evening yelling at each other as the tables were very close (so close we even struck up a conversation with the neighboring table) and the restaurant very noisy.

H
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service and food. Fresh homemade pasta cooked just the way I like it and perfectly seasoned.

WF
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

If you go to be seen.
This may not be the likeliest place in town.
On the other hand, if you go to enjoy,
benefit from great food, be served by people who are interested,
and would like to be seen by special people
who you did not expect.
this is probably is a good choice.

MM
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 1Food 4Service 1Ambience 1

Everything was great except one of the woman servers had very noisy shoes, it was super annoying she walked by behind us.

RH
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Extremely charming neighborhood Italian gem. Keep in mind the space is very tight and seating is limited so reservations are a must.

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Love Bar Cantinetta! Chef Jaeger is amazing!
Carrie our server is so friendly & very attentive & fun! So enjoyed our evening ~

BG
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food, great service and charming romantic ambiance.

LB
Anchorage
3 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Picked this place out while staying in Seattle for a long weekend. What a great find! Staff were kind and attentive, and the wine was excellent! even though they had to close early due to a mechanical issue we didn’t feel like they rushed us out - they wanted us to enjoy our meal to the fullest. We will be back for sure!

F
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Always great service and perfect specialty cocktails!
Fabulous food!

NW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is excellent! I have never had a bad dish here. The Mista salad is a must have time. The crab risotto was perfectly flavored and fresh tasting. I had the steak, which my wife tried and said she loved, even though she doesn’t like steak. It was tender and perfectly salted. The atmosphere is warm and the service is knowledgeable and accommodating. We love this place.

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