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The 10 Best Italian Restaurants in Downtown, Seattle

Updated: October 6, 2021

In need of a Neapolitan pizza or a bowl of gnocchi? Then these Italian spots in Downtown are for you. After analyzing millions of reviews from the best sites we present the ultimate Italian venues in Downtown. The Italian spots below are our go-to’s for the best burrata and creamiest gelato in Downtown!

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The Pink Door

Italian, $20 avg. main dish, Seattle, DowntownItalian, $20 avg. main dishSeattle, Downtown
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Foursquare, 2020

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    Foursquare, 2020

Cortina

Italian, $30 avg. main dish, Seattle, DowntownItalian, $30 avg. main dishSeattle, Downtown
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • The Emerald Palate

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Alibi Room

Pizza, Italian, $15 avg. main dish, Seattle, DowntownPizza, Italian, $15 avg. main dishSeattle, Downtown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • TripAdvisor, 2019

    Certificate of Excellence

    TripAdvisor, 2019
  • Eater, 2019

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    Eater, 2019

IL Bistro

Italian, $30 avg. main dish, Seattle, DowntownItalian, $30 avg. main dishSeattle, Downtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2012

    Lasagna: The Grand Canyon of Flavor!

    Eater, 2012

The Cheesecake Factory

Italian, $18 avg. main dish, Seattle, DowntownItalian, $18 avg. main dishSeattle, Downtown
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Il Terrazzo Carmine

Italian, $16 avg. main dish, Seattle, Pioneer SquareItalian, $16 avg. main dishSeattle, Pioneer Square
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Thrillist, 2017

    Seattle's Best Italian Restaurants

    Thrillist, 2017
  • USA Today

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

    USA Today

Tavolàta

Italian, $28 avg. main dish, Seattle, BelltownItalian, $28 avg. main dishSeattle, Belltown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • USA Today

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

    USA Today
  • SeattleMet, 2018

    18 Life-Giving Seattle Italian Restaurants

    SeattleMet, 2018

Rocco’s

Pizza, Italian, $27 avg. main dish, Seattle, BelltownPizza, Italian, $27 avg. main dishSeattle, Belltown
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Foursquare, 2020

    The 15 Best Places for Lasagna in Seattle

    Foursquare, 2020

Cinque Terre Ristorante

Italian, $28 avg. main dish, Seattle, Denny TriangleItalian, $28 avg. main dishSeattle, Denny Triangle
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Thrillist, 2017

    Seattle's Best Italian Restaurants

    Thrillist, 2017
  • SeattleMet, 2018

    18 Life-Giving Seattle Italian Restaurants

    SeattleMet, 2018

Vito's

Italian, $18 avg. main dish, Seattle, First HillItalian, $18 avg. main dishSeattle, 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

Why these restaurants?

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Drink pairing tips

  • Take tagliatelle pasta to the next level

    When ordering tagliatelle pasta, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Pinot Grigio, a popular white wine.

Factoids

  • A belly full of cannoli

    Marc Owens holds the record for eating the most cannoli in the world by finishing no fewer than 34 in one sitting. Could you top that?

Parking information

Nobody likes to circle around the block looking for parking, especially if you’re hungry or in a rush. 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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