Cicchetti

4.7
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296 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
Founder Susan Kaufman was originally inspired by her love-affair with the small plates, or “cicchetti,” she discovered at Venetian tapas bars. As she traveled extensively throughout the Mediterranean, she found a unifying thread in both the flavors and atmospheres of the casual and warm eating environments she frequented. Determined to bring the essence of all of these cultures and flavors home, she launched Cicchetti Kitchen + Bar in November of 2009. Respecting the unique Seattle architectural gem designed by George Suyama, she transformed the décor into a modern, convivial space that reflects a traditional Venetian aesthetic with a distinct Northwest attitude. The rest is history.

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What 296 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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David
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent spot. No crowds because of the Coronavirus. Normally very busy on a Saturday.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely as always!

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kridotter
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

I called 2 weeks in advance to make a reservation and requested a rooftop table, which they confirmed. But when we got there, they gave us a corner table on the first floor, saying that there was a private party booked a month ago. This was quite disappointing, as it was our anniversary dinner and I was looking forward to the romantic views. Nevertheless, the food was great. We got the 3 for 16 cicchetti and they were all delicious. We had the ginger lime creme brulee for dessert, and that was one of the best creme brulees I've ever had! Overall, we had a nice, quiet date night with good food and drinks.

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vipmike
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Parking was challenging but found place on side street. But I found out the hard way the street parking off Eastlake is by permit only and cost me a parking ticket. Obviously I did not see the sign.

Food and service were great, but main dish was a bit too salty for our tastes. Will return again!

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Dashburg
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

The customer service was great. There must have been some issues in the kitchen because it took about 50 minutes between 1st course and 2nd course. The 2nd course was cold and had to send back to reheat. The food tasted really good after they resolved the issues. Overall, I was a little disappointed considering their reputation. I would go back to see if it was a fluke though. Great customer service overall.

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The23rdBuchanan
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Food was not on par with my previous visits to Cicchetti, although wine was excellent. Guess because they were very busy with Valentine day. Good overall experience anyway

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RickL
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

We went there on Valentine’s Day evening. The bar tender, and later the waiter did their best. Unfortunately the meal overall was my a good experience due to the time it took to be served. Between the fixes menu courses, we asked given the time it was taking. We eventually asked for our desserts to be packed To Go.

Despite the great reputation, we regretfully didn’t share that experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went to the restaurant for Valentine’s Day and it was lovely. Best service, delicious food, and amazing energy. Looking forward to the next time we visit.

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vipCougzilla
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience2

Went for Valentines Day. The restaurant was fine, enjoyable. Staff very nice, but the food was not good. Had a set menu for VDay but felt the options weren’t the best. Had the oysters which were just two of them and they were pretty small (but the best thing I had all night) second course was a tagliatelle with cheese and pork. Pasta under cooked, flavors did not match, pasta was an oily mess. Main course was short rib, so salty I ate a couple bites and gave up. Desert was eh. The overall menu was just too heavy and nothing was that appetizing. Will not return.

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Christopher
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food, great value, good ambiance. Server not most knowledgeable on menu items and wines, but that's a bourgeois criticism that I disgust myself for noticing. Awesome time!

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mwbrown
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Jerry has waited on is a couple of times and remembered us. He was absolutely the best! My lamb shank was a bit tough and that was disappointing. I expected it to fall off the bone and it didn’t. Jerry offered another entree and I decided I didn’t want to waste the time. He comped our desserts which was nice and this made up for the poor entree

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Indyfoody
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

It is a good space for groups. I've been there many times for business meals. Unfortunately, service declines with time. It starts out great and then they forget you after they bring the meal and the gap between every-time they check-in with you goes up. The small plates course was great and then we waited 30 minutes after before they got our entree order and then again 45 minutes before entree was delivered. Also despite having a reservation via open table they did not have a table ready for us. So we started the meal at 6:40pm and ended at 9:30pm. My group of 5 people were tired by the end. With prompt service, they can achieve a lot more. I usually take all my business meals there, i need to find another spot.

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marym
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Just don’t order the pesto pasta, bland and all green with no color or texture.
Grape leaves were tough.
French fries were just ordinary.

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent-food, service, ambiance was very good

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vipDavidA
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, excellent personnel, not too loud, just perfect. I would come back for sure. Beth was our server (I think that was her name) and she was super helpful. A+ all-around.

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vipJandE
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

First time eating here, have eaten at Serafinas multiple times and thought we would try something different. The food and service was good. I had mentioned that it was a “special occasion”- our anniversary-when I booked. When I have done this in the past at other restaurants we at least had gotten a “Happy Anniversary” or even a complementary drink or dessert. Not only did we not hear a thing, we got put at a table right by the kitchen where the servers stood plating desserts for a large group upstairs and singing and clanging plates while they did so. Otherwise we enjoyed the meal. Little things matter.

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vipmel2
Seattle
113 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the best dinner at Cicchetti. The food was absolutely delicious and we had great service. Our waitress was really good and recommended a fabulous wine. We eat at Cicchetti occasionally but we have decided to eat there more often.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

New Year’s Eve.

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JessicaV
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience2

The restaurant was really nice, food great, service awesome but they sat us in the worst cramped little table in the back, scrunched along the wall. There were plenty of seats available in a much more comfortable location I don’t know why, maybe because we scheduled on Opentable?

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LentayaF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Dinner was a lovely experience with warm service and outs

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vipnwmsdoc
Seattle
40 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first visit to Cicchetti was met with excellent service, wonderful dishes and an appetite to return.

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ElizabethL
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The service was great but the food was a bit too seasoned for our party of 4.

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GaryK
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal and good value. Very nice views of the City from upstairs.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Food was absolutely delicious! Ambiance was great, it just happened to be a really cold night and sitting next to the front door kept me cold too.

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Miller
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A memorable evening! Loved the apps, short rib meal and wine! Spicy which we loved. We got an upstairs table with a view of the Seattle Skyline on a rainy night.

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AnnS
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Love the food .. tasty Mediterranean with NW ingredients!!

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vipBill
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great but portions are small

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vipPenguinschu
Seattle
36 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

There were four of us total and we had a very nice time. Our server was excellent as was the rest of the staff from the moment we walked in until we left. We sat upstairs against the window. Really nice. Great cocktail list!! A lot of food that is not served in other restaurants (this is a good thing).

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CharlesP
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Cicchetti always impresses with interesting and off-the-beaten path menu items and wonderful wine list. We went for Restaurant Week and I never felt we were offered anything less than their high standard best. Service is way above average for Seattle, where professionalism can be spotty even in fine-dining establishments. It can be hard to find the balance between cloying, performative intrusiveness and inattentive. The crew at Cicchetti, is very "on point". They have a somewhat cramped house to deal with and seem to be everywhere right when you need them. Our waiter had excellent menu knowledge and a great feel for pairings. Both servers were attentive without hovering; engaging without being intrusive. This is an art. They practice it well at Cicchetti.

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AshleyD
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, great atmosphere and fantastic staff!

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SkipD
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We just returned from a trip to Italy in September and had fallen in love with the Venetian tradition of the Cicchetti. Amazing small bites for purchase along with your drink.

So when we got home and saw an article about this place we had to go. They did not disappoint!

Campari and Aperol spritzes were delicious, although a little on the spendy side. The food was the best part though. Fried sardines and figs with chorizo. We will definitely go back here again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this restaurant. That is all that needs to be said.

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StevenJ
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went to Cicchetti on a guess, not having been there before. We found the service, atmosphere and good food to be outstanding. It was a great evening. 👍

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familyfan
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Wonderful dinner out on the deck. Great waiter with just the right amount of attention

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ErikN
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wish I could give it 6 stars! We had a wonderful time and will be bringing family here to eat when they come to visit.

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StevenP
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food, ambience and service.

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CamilleR
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The wine list is reasonable. We had a bottle of Chateau Pierre-Bise Cremant for $54.00 and it was excellent, about as good as "real" champagne. Mixed drinks also well done for reasonable price. Highly recommend the Cicchetti Trio for appetizer, great to share for 2-4 people, especially the stuffed dates, the lamb dolmathes and the olives. The watermelon salad and the short ribs were spectacular. The pasta dishes were very good but not as special. The creme brulee for dessert was great. We were 4 friends out to dinner together and had an all round great time.

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corkmonkey
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, and very helpful knowledgable waiter, Alex.

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JanieU
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and food. Had a great evening!

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KimW
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I would say that since we sat on the patio the noise level was fine but if we had been inside it would have been way too noisy

FAQs

Cicchetti offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 859-4155.

Cicchetti is rated 4.7 stars by 296 OpenTable diners.

Cicchetti does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/cicchetti/giftcards.

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