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Osteria la Spiga

1429 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122-3905
+1 206-323-8881
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good31%
  • Average20%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1429 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122-3905
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The home made pasta dishes were very good, as was the prosciutto starter. Very good service and quality wines.

Thank IliaUK
Reviewed 20 December 2017

We came here on a Saturday night without a reservation and couldn't get in. After going elsewhere for a drink we came back and got a seat at the bar. We started with the Affettati Misti $17 to share, which was cured meats with olives...More

Thank Maria B
Reviewed 26 November 2017

First the positives: la Spiga is a lovely, inviting place to enjoy a meal, especially the rear section with panoramic windows and a high ceiling. The staff are friendly and attentive and the menu features excellent, creative Italian cuisine. The night we were there, though,...More

Thank GreenTraveler9
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

This place has great food, interesting atmosphere and friendly service. We started with a house salad (the large is sharing sized) and olives ... and my entree, the green lasagne, was terrific. My friend loved her gnocchi. Over all: very positive experience.

Thank 24brooke
Reviewed 20 November 2017

Sunday evening in Seattle. Freezing cold and rainy. Feeling like a home cooked meal but with some atmosphere. My friend recommended Osteria La Spiga. SO SO glad she did since the dinner was great. We shared a few starters (OMG the cauliflower dish is amazing)...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

The food was tasty but not enough for the price. The dessert, however, was superb. We don't remember the name of the dessert, but it was a chocolate gelato made at the restaurant. The service was also great.

Thank noloc21
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

We arrived for my birthday as a special occasion. Had been several years since our last visit. We enjoy Italian and fine dining when available. Having to pay for bread is a minor annoyance. Ordered wine and received two glasses not even half filled. When...More

Thank MuncieMan
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

As I️ live in Seattle, I️ tour around to many restaurants. This one deserves 5 stars. They fit us in on a busy Saturday night without reservations, we had a wonderful and affordable bottle of wine and the food was truly delicious. We had the...More

Thank ABD_SeattleTraveler
Reviewed 5 November 2017

We had dinner at La Spiga last week during Seattle's Restaurant Week. The service, food, and wine were all top notch. Our waitress was awesome. Knowledgeable about the food, all the wine options, and very attentive. Their lasagna was over the top! Everything was fantastic...More

Thank Lori M
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Great Italian spot in the Capitol Hill area of Seattle. Enjoyable, fun atmosphere and a modern twist on Italian cuisine. Overall I had a lovely dining experience. Only a few little mis-steps. My primary server was fantastic, but occasionally food would be delivered by a...More

Thank Mark S
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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
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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