Grappa - Seattle

4.5
232 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
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  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
From the beautifully prepared and exquisitely presented small plates, to the hand crafted cocktails, it is our goal to bring generations of family tradition to your neighborhood. Every dish is designed for you and your family to share, and our space offers the same warmth and passion you would find in our own kitchen.

With our traditional Mediterranean small plates, thoughtfully designed cocktails, and extended wine and grappa list, it is our goal to give you the excellent dining experience you deserve!
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KE
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It was my first visit to Grappa and I only took advantage of the pop-up menu. I am now anxious to try the regular menu. It was a very nice experience. Loved the background music.

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Had a great experience all around.

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m
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We all enjoyed our dinners, and the service was good. We ate early (just after 5) and were surprised to learn that they were already out of the Greek Lemon Chicken. My halibut was very tasty but the portion was small for the price.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great time - great Food and staff!! Came back 2nd night!!

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RG
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is truly an amazing place with high quality food and great buzz!

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

The focaccia and paella were overly salted.

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r
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The lamb pappardelle was a hit. All the other entrees and appetizers were delicious.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

Incredibly salty. One of the worst meals I've had in a long time.

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N
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dined on the outside, just on the street. It was magnificent! I love how they make the gnocchi!

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RC
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had a wonderful evening - relaxed but attentive service, a truly delicious meal, a server who was both helpful and fun, and the pricing was right in line with what I expected but maybe a little less than typical for food of this quality. We'll be back!

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WJ
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food is great, the wine list is very good, the service has always been good and Grappa has become one of our favorite restaurants. We can always reserve a table early (that's nice) and the location makes getting to City Center for a performance easy. What's not to like?

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JK
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Outstanding food! Wait staff was sub par and unfamiliar with menu

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M
Central Coast
38 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Had a nice meal, friendly service, reasonable price-point.

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MM
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Came here on a double date before the opera. Could not have been more pleased. Excellent service, delicious Mediterranean food, great wine and cocktails. Will definitely be returning.

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a
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

It was a nice scene at Grappa, seated outside enjoying the unusually warm May evening. Although the service was reasonably prompt, the drinks we ordered, gin and tonics, were flat. After we commented to the waitperson, she checked with the bartender and told us he was too busy to check the tonic supply as “he was mixing drinks” (isn’t that what bartenders do??). The waitperson then called the manager over, who seemed puzzled by our complaint, but nonetheless “comped” us on new drinks, which were somewhat better. The food was ok, but not notable.

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V
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love their vegetarian options and wine list. Waitress was incredible.

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D
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had dinner at Grappa on a Monday night, which was great because the restaurant wasn't busy. Our waiter (who was also the bartender) ran light on one of the wine orders, and made a real effort to make that right. He's quirky with a great sense of humor, which fit our party nicely. Everyone felt their dinner order was really good; Grappa has a nice variety of entrees that support vegetarian and gluten-free diners.

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KS
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The dinner was absolutely amazing and our waiter Gem was wonderful.

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KJ
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous! We will be back very soon. An array of choices of foods each made to perfection. Wonderful service.

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NW
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

The food was excellent but the service was slow and we felt ignored once the server heard we weren’t ordering wine. As a matter of how, we had to ask for our third course and the bill because the server didn’t check back for a long time, even though she was right next to us taking an order for a table of 6.

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MM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love our waiter - Gem! Food was delicious as well, highly recommend.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our waiter waiter. Food portions were perfect. Drinks were delicious. Highly recommend!

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SE
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 2

The location and exterior of this Queen Anne restaurant promise more than the friendly, animated staff can deliver. Nothing - not the chop salad, bowl of risotto or tiramisu - rose above the mediocre. Mostly it tasted like a well-intentioned college student found a cookbook and said, "Hey, how difficult can this be?" These very nice people are in desperate need of a knowledgeable, experienced, capable chef.
Aside from the food, the acoustics of this high-ceilinged, hard-surfaced angular environment seem optimized to kill conversation.

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CC
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

Food and drinks were really good, but because it was restaurant week, it seemed like the kitchen was backed up and it took us a while to get our food. I would definitely give it a shot again, but try avoiding busy times. Also, portions were a little small, my boyfriend had to eat off my plate cause he was still pretty hungry.

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m
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We really enjoyed our Restaurant Week choices. The manager checked in several times to insure all was well, and gave a complimentary treat for our table to honor the birthday gal. We felt well cared-for.
A surprise was that our waiter knew next to nothing about grappa, the drink! I had to go home and find out via Wikipedia.

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TD
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, absolutely perfectly cooked and for the restaurant week menu a nice selection. Also the service here is excellent!

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TN
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Poor attentiveness from hostess station and then also our waitress. Will not be back.

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a
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

A nice place. You can sit and eat outside in good weather. It is comfortable in the inside. The food is more like meditteranean and the choice of drinks galore. I had a linguini and my frient had a grilled scallope pinata. They were delicious to say the least. Then Tom had a baklava with ice cream and liked it. We finished with a special: Turkish coffee. It was served with a piece of Turkish delight and Tom said it had made his day. The waitress was kind and frendly, helpful.

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DM
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We enjoyed our first time at Grappa. The food was very tasty, albeit a tad pricey. The atmosphere was good, nothing great nor bad. Definitely a good spot for a date night.

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M
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

The food was excellent, and we would definitely go back to try more items on the menu, but the service could use some improvement so that it is in sync with the delicious food and the diners. Our party of four shared all dishes, and every single time we had to ask for a serving utensil and wait for it to arrive. Note to staff: if a table is sharing, just add a serving utensil as a default. Even a couple dining together appreciates a serving utensil and other area small plates establishments do it. Also, the verbal description of the featured wine was not really accurate. Maybe the servers need to know a bit more to advise wine selections. Still, we would definitely go back. Just wanted the service to match the quality of the food!

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HC
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Grappa is one of my favorite happy hour haunts. Outdoor seating during warmer months makes for a great experience.

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LC
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

The food was excellent but the bar service was slow. It could have been a fluke. We will give it another try for sure based on the food. It’s also kid friendly so to us, it’s a plus

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CC
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We often take guests to our favorite neighborhood restaurant-always great food and great service!

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LD
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had the zucchini noodles with tomatoes, olives, artichoke hears and shrimp and it was delicious.
A great place to have dinner with a friend, easy to hear conversation.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best meals I’ve had in Seattle for a while. I love the ambiance with the different levels, soft lighting, and drip wax candles. Service was great, and the food was excellent. To cap it off, we got two appetizers two seconds and three cocktails all for $150 including tip. Not bad at all!

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BD
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dakin the bartender made our visit the best dining experience ever.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

We dined at Grappa on Valentine’s Day, so operations were slightly different than usual. That said, we were expecting great things based on other reviews! The burrata appetizer was delicious but we were underwhelmed by the main course based on how expensive the dishes were. My salmon was tasty but a very small portion on top of “asparagus” (which was actually green beans) - my wife said her pasta was mediocre. The cocktails, on the other hand, were impressive.

The restaurant isn’t huge so I feel bad complaining about space but we felt as if we were dining *with* the tables next to us, since they were so close together. We, and the table next to us, had to physically move our tables for anyone to get in or out (to leave or go to the restroom). The live music was a very nice touch though!

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OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wine is overpriced. Everything else is the best! Love this place!!!!

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DM
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was excellent! We went for a business dinner and had two appetizers (octopus was incredible), Steak and Paella. We had Milano Mule drinks + Grappa. The Grappa was top notch as were the drinks.

They were celebrating their 3rd anniversary that night, so it got a little loud later in the evening, but the vibe was great.

Go soon, go often!

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BK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Really love Grappa. Food and drinks are great. Service was really slow the last time we went which was unfortunate. I assume this was due to heavy Friday night crowds. Would definitely go back though.

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