Osteria La Spiga

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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
Since 1998, la Spiga has been renowned for its authentic, northern Italian cuisine -- a gastronomic tribute to Italy's Emilia-Romagna region. La Spiga's chef and co-founder, Sabrina Tinsley, prepares all items from scratch, using whole foods and house-made stocks. You will never find artificial or chemical food enhancers in our kitchen…ever. What you will find is the highest quality olive oil, delectable cheeses and cured meats, seasonal vegetables, flavorful sauces, handmade pastas and more. We believe in local, organic, and sustainable, and our meats are hormone and antibiotic free. We also offer several vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free items to those with dietary restrictions.

You'll love our atmosphere as much as the food! We are located in the artfully renovated Piston & Ring building; its rustic-elegant design is warm enough for family, yet cool enough for a date. We hope you'll join us soon for a tantalizing taste of Italy in our warm, inviting space.
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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Large, comfy booths. Soft lighting and a great happy hour.

MM
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Another terrific meal at La Spiga. The atmosphere has a nice low-key swanky energy to it, and the service is always impeccable. The appetizers are always interesting, the Frito Misto has a nice array of seafood, and the burrata, grilled peach, and prosciutto appetizer was our favorite. The highlight of the pasta's we tried was the cuttlefish ink pasta with a seafood ragu, if you are a seafood lover it is a terrific entree.

MM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good food and service. We were celebrating my boyfriend's 40th birthday and our waitress really went out of her way to make it special.

a
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 4

We wanted to try something new and the reviews on Open Table were positive. We found all the pasta dishes including gnocchi and seafood pasta to be very marginal. Calamari as an appetizer was heavily breaded. The server was not super friendly. The wait-staff wanted the plates cleared quickly even though there was still food on them. This restaurant was a huge disappointment.

OT
Savannah
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Lots of flies.

JJ
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 2Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

The waiter was incredibly condescending and made the experience awful. Good food, bad overall experience

ZB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful server in a beautiful space. The cocktails were delicious, as was the homemade pasta.

BT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

This is often our first stop each time we visit Seattle. The Tagliatelle al Burro di Tartufo is consistently delicious

L
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is probably our favorite restaurant in Seattle. Excellent food, knowledgeable staff and a great bar!

SF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazong food and amazing ambiance 10 stars out of 5

GG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was excellent, fresh, and creative, but what would bring me back most was the service. All of the staff members were unusually friendly, kind, and attentive.

MJ
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was delicious! Wine excellent! Service was outstanding! We will be back next time we are in Seattle.

K
Hawaii
17 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

The dinner was awkward. It took a long time between the salad/potatoes and the entrees. The roasted potatoes, while delicious, had absolutely no rosemary flavor. Not sure why our server had tables spread out all over the huge space...rendering him unable to fully service any from what I saw. The entrees were good, the lasagna a bit too soft but flavorful. I wish there was a button to select "Recommend with hesitancy"

P
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Sat outside, no one else outside. It was a perfect evening. Food very good. Great wine list by regions of Italy.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Really liked the tagliatelle with truffle butter (even better paired with a glass of Bianco)! Aside from that really enjoyed the happy hour items - would definitely come back for happy hour.

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love this restaurant. All of the food is absolutely delicious and it is an amazing space. I only wish the portions for the pasta were a bit bigger, but it’s absolutely amazing food

R
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

They seemed to be out of many things

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The homemade pastas are delicious! Service was great and every dish we ordered was wonderful!

OT
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food, service, and atmosphere. Wonderful place!

JB
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

TERRIBLE
The service is appallingly bad and the food quality has dropped quite significantly. This isn’t the place it once was. First time we went, the food was great and the service was appalling- our waitress literally went missing half way through our meal and we were left to flag down a bus boy for drinks, dessert, etc.. This time, everything was a disaster. We had to pry info from the server re specials and she never returned after we ordered, didn’t offer us drinks, bread, etc AND forgot our salads - which were plopped down 15 minutes after our entree was served by a bus person and with no apology. Server’s only concern seemed to be ungracefully clearing our plates mid bite- really rather bizarre. Re the food, the panzanella salad was especially bad - piled high with diced canned peaches — but no cubed bread?! The ravioli were also incompetently prepared and basically mush and oddly sweet. Lastly, the cheese board was an overpriced joke for 3 bites of mediocre, at best, cheese. Too many great restaurants in town to make this mistake again!

M
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Food was great! Service was good but a bit on the slow end. We wanted to get dessert but unfortunately ran out of time be

DS
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Pasta was very good but the salad was basically a bunch of frisbee and weak flavorless dressing. very disappointing .

HH
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Good food. Great service!

DN
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Meh. Service was terrific. Food unremarkable.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Best Monday happy hour! We had the best meal and sat out on the charming patio. Lovely summer evening. Don’t miss the gnocchi, lasagna or truffle tagliatelle!

L
London
121 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Bella provided excellent service. We shared the Insalata Mista, the Tortelli with chard, pine nuts and raisins in a butter sauce, and finished with the sausage and chicken with peppers. She timed each course perfectly. The food was delicious as always.
Bonus was a piano and bass duo playing jazz standards.

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The short ribs came out dry, but otherwise it was delicious.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing truffle pasta.

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AB
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

5 Stars - Love this place, the servers, the owner and food! Couldn't be better!!!

A small note - I will need to remember when the piano player is there to sit a bit away from them. Although nice, it makes is a little hard for us to easily hear each other.

Thanks for a wonderful experience, as always!!!! -Patty

CD
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Dined with two others. We all enjoyed our meal. Only quibble is charging $3 for bread when we're ordering the Caprese. The lasagna and gnocchi were very good but the tagliatelle with truffle was outstanding. It's a quaint and friendly neighborhood restaurant. We all enjoyed it very much.

SD
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Loved the ambiance! It's so nice to be able to sit down, eat, and hear your conversation without scooching closer and asking, "what?!" all the time.

Food was good and not terribly priced. Portions are the size we should be eating, not what we want to see for the price.

Happy hour was amazingly priced and love that they had fun drinks that I may not have tried if there were more options.

SL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Decent restaurant. We enjoyed our meal - food was flavorful. Nothing exceptional, however, the meal was absolutely enjoyable.

R
Seattle
30 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 2

The food was really salty the wine was corked and the server said not wasn’t
I drink a lot of wine and I know if it’s corked she brought me a different glass of wine it was ok.
The menu was limited not a US wine on there list
We sat on the deck outside it was super noisy

I would no recommend this restaurant t

CY
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This had great atmosphere and the staff was amazing. Will definitely come back next time Im in Seattle.

EW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food, cocktail and experience were great, although pretty spendy.
Only issue was with the gluten-free menu. It is a little inconsistent in that, while they have GF bred, friend polenta, etc, that are gluten-free, they typically fry it on the regular grill making it NOT GF for those who really need it. They were great about doing as much as they could to compensate for this and really, the food was really good! We really enjoyed it overall, just too bad that they try hard to have GF options that end up not always being real options...
We'll go back!

D
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved this restaurant! Actually walked into an amazing wine tasting of Italian wines! One carnivore and two vegans, and everyone walked out smiling!

C
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great service...love the booths. Overall a great dining experience.

JI
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Happy hour all day on Monday!

l
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We always get a good consistent meal at La Spiga. We will always continue to dine there.

SM
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Yes - love the atmosphere but I wouldn't come too hungry. Small proportions sizes and the plates are expensive, but very tasty. Great wine.

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