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The 10 Best Italian Restaurants In Seattle

Updated: October 6, 2021

In need of a Neapolitan pizza or a bowl of gnocchi? Then these Italian spots in Seattle are for you. We analyzed millions of reviews from the best sites to bring you this ultimate list of Italian spots in Seattle. No matter which of these Italian gems you choose, good pasta and great pinot grigio are on the cards.

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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

Tavolàta

Italian, $$, BelltownItalian, $$Seattle, 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

Staple & Fancy

Italian, $$$, BallardItalian, $$$Seattle, Ballard
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0
  • Thrillist, 2017

    Seattle's Best Italian Restaurants

    Thrillist, 2017
  • Vacation Idea, 2020

    25 Best Italian Restaurants in Seattle, WA

    Vacation Idea, 2020

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

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

Vendemmia

Italian, $$$, MadronaItalian, $$$Seattle, Madrona
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Thrillist, 2017

    Seattle's Best Italian Restaurants

    Thrillist, 2017
  • SeattleMet, 2018

    18 Life-Giving Seattle Italian Restaurants

    SeattleMet, 2018

How To Cook a Wolf

Italian, $$$, East Queen AnneItalian, $$$Seattle, East Queen Anne
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • USA Today

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

    USA Today
  • TripAdvisor, 2019

    Certificate of Excellence

    TripAdvisor, 2019

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

La Medusa

Italian, $$, Columbia CityItalian, $$Seattle, Columbia City
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Seattle Magazine, 2013

    Best Pasta Dishes at Local Italian Restaurants

    Seattle Magazine, 2013
  • Eater, 2020

    15 of Seattle's Essential Pasta Places

    Eater, 2020

How did we curate these results?

We know how time consuming it can be to find the best Italian restaurants in Seattle. 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 TripAdvisor, Eater and Seattle Magazine. These spots have been featured in TripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence, Eater - 15 of Seattle's Essential Pasta Places and Seattle Magazine - Best Pasta Dishes at Local Italian Restaurants. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their updated available services, so you can actually enjoy the food we show. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect complement to tomato and arugula salad


    Experts suggest pairing a tomato and arugula salad with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc, a popular white wine.


Factoids

  • Think you can handle some cannoli?

    On September 12 of 2014, Marc Owens set a new world record after eating 34 cannolis of cannoli.

Parking in the area

Parking can be tough around Seattle 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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