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The 9 Best Italian Restaurants Near Capitol Hill, Seattle

Updated: October 6, 2021

Anything better than pasta doused in parmesan? No! That's why you should visit Capitol Hill’s best Italian restaurants. Don’t waste time agonizing, we analyzed millions of reviews to bring you the best Italian options in Capitol Hill. The Italian spots below are our go-to’s for the best burrata and creamiest gelato in Capitol Hill!

Find the perfect Italian restaurant

Cascina Spinasse

Italian, $$$, Capitol HillItalian, $$$Seattle, Capitol Hill
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • The Emerald Palate

    Italian Restaurants Serving the Best Pasta in Seattle

    The Emerald Palate
  • Thrillist, 2017

    Seattle's Best Italian Restaurants

    Thrillist, 2017

Altura

Italian, $$$$, Capitol HillItalian, $$$$Seattle, Capitol Hill
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Thrillist, 2017

    Seattle's Best Italian Restaurants

    Thrillist, 2017
  • SeattleMet, 2018

    18 Life-Giving Seattle Italian Restaurants

    SeattleMet, 2018

Rione XIII

Italian, $$$, Capitol HillItalian, $$$Seattle, Capitol Hill
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Seattle Magazine, 2013

    Best Pasta Dishes at Local Italian Restaurants

    Seattle Magazine, 2013
  • Infatuation, 2019

    The Best Pizza In Seattle

    Infatuation, 2019

Olympia Pizza and Spaghetti House III

Italian, $$, Capitol HillItalian, $$Seattle, Capitol Hill
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

If you travel further

Cafe Lago

Italian, $$$, MontlakeItalian, $$$Seattle, Montlake
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 3.5
  • Seattle Magazine, 2013

    Best Pasta Dishes at Local Italian Restaurants

    Seattle Magazine, 2013
  • USA Today

    10Best - Seattle Says "Grazie" to its Best Italian Restaurants

    USA Today

Tavolàta

Italian, $$$, First HillItalian, $$$Seattle, First Hill
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • SeattleMet, 2018

    18 Life-Giving Seattle Italian Restaurants

    SeattleMet, 2018
  • Zagat, 2015

    9 Pasta Dishes You Need to Try in Seattle

    Zagat, 2015

Serafina

Italian, $$$, EastlakeItalian, $$$Seattle, Eastlake
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • USA Today

    10Best - Seattle Says "Grazie" to its Best Italian Restaurants

    USA Today
  • Zagat, 2016

    Best Italian Restaurants in Seattle

    Zagat, 2016

Haymaker

Italian, $$, EastlakeItalian, $$Seattle, Eastlake
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • The Emerald Palate

    Italian Restaurants Serving the Best Pasta in Seattle

    The Emerald Palate
  • Seattle Magazine, 2018

    The Best Pasta in Seattle

    Seattle Magazine, 2018

Vito's

Italian, $$, First HillItalian, $$Seattle, First Hill
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • TripAdvisor, 2019

    Certificate of Excellence

    TripAdvisor, 2019
  • Eater, 2019

    Classic Restaurants Every Seattleite Must Try

    Eater, 2019

How did we curate this list?

We know how time consuming it can be to find the best Italian restaurants in Capitol Hill. We used our boam magic powers to analyze 1095134 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 10951 restaurants, and 1286 lists and articles from top sources like Eater, TripAdvisor and Seattle Magazine. Yes, we even looked at Eater - Classic Restaurants Every Seattleite Must Try, TripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence and Seattle Magazine - The Best Pasta in Seattle to pull this list together. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. Our site gets no money for featuring restaurants in this list – everyone’s earned their place. These ten options are sure to delight.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect match for tagliatelle pasta

    When having tagliatelle pasta, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Pinot Grigio, a popular white wine.

Did you know?

  • The world-record holder

    In 2014, Marc Owens became the proud world-record holder for eating the most cannoli by having 34 in one sitting.

Parking tips

Nobody likes to circle around the block looking for parking. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Italian spot.

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