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Osteria la Spiga

1429 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122-3905
+1 206-323-8881
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good28%
  • Average21%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
17:00 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1429 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122-3905
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Slow Slow Slow. The food was good, not great, but good. The service is why I decided to give it a 2-star. The service was INCREDIBLY slow. Every. Single. Aspect. Normally, I am fine with a slow dinner. Lots of time to savor and talk....More

Thank Darla B
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Attentive service and tasty dishes. About one mile from down town near an eclectic mix of clubs. Walk back down town at around 10pm maybe wasn't a great idea (no fault of the restaurant, my choice). Around the club there was a bohemian mix of...More

Thank Alan R
Reviewed 16 May 2017

The homemade pasta's are always a favorite when I go. The space is very large and open. The service has been good on all of my visits. The have a good selection of Italian wines.

Thank Alec D
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

This place is absolutely beautiful and the service is outstanding. Really really impressed with our waitress customer service and the owner who came by to talk to us. First time here, our food unfortunately was very underwhelming and bland. Out of 6 of us, there...More

Thank jewelzluvs2run
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Decided to try La Spiga tonight for my birthday because I'd heard it was good but I was disappointed.The appetizers were tasty and the desserts were nice but we were very disappointed in the entrees. The house made chicken sausage wrapped in organic chicken breast...More

Thank LesterGayle
Reviewed 30 March 2017

When you get older and have a birthday it seems easier just to pick the perfect people and take them to a great place for dinner. I picked the perfect people but did NOT pick the great place to eat. Last night I had one...More

Thank Beentheredonethat47
Reviewed 14 March 2017

From the time we were seated, was appx. 15 min before someone came to our table to ask if wanted anything. Food was good and the atmosphere was great, but I was already turned off by the "lack of service". In fact, I attempted to...More

Thank Kimovr55
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Without doubt the best dishes on the menu tend to be the "fresh made Pasta" items, whether stuffed or sauced. We had one of each and found them both excellent. The mushroom/ricotta filling was light and tasty. The butter sauces were excellent. The chicken wrapped...More

Thank josef v
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Really good tortelli filled with ricotta and porcini in a truffle sauce with a side of escarole, my favorite green. However the addition of farro to the escarole was totally unnecessary. Sautéed in olive oil and garlic would suffice. Never heard of flat bread being...More

Thank sdah2008
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Stopped in for a quick dinner. Great ambiance and service. Unfortunately, two of us ordered lasagna and there was only one piece left (at 6:30p). We did get that last piece and boy, was it AMAZING. all day happy hour was also going on. Would...More

Thank moose938
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1429 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122-3905
    (Pike Street)
  • Public Transportation: Bus lines #2 and #9 on Madison and Union Streets. Bus Lines #9, #49 and #60 on Broadway
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Broadway / Capitol Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Broadway / Capitol Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 206-323-8881
  • E-mail
In Italy, the osteria is an inviting neighborhood spot where locals savor fresh, seasonal food while enjoying the company of good friends.

Renowned for its Northern Italian cuisine, la Spiga is authentic enough in both food and ambience to make you feel a wave of nostalgia, even if you've never been to Emilia-Romagna. Chef and co-founder Sabrina Tinsley crafts the Romagnola cuisine to make it genuine, yet hers alone. Using the very finest ingredients, menus are changed seasonally to reflect what is freshest in local markets. As co-founder and host Pietro Borghesi says, "An evening at la Spiga is like dining in Italy - without the plane fare."
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