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The 10 Best Italian Restaurants Near Mercer Island

Updated: December 9, 2021

Feel like a wood-fired pizza or fresh pasta? Best head over to one of these great Italian spots in Mercer Island. Don’t waste time agonizing, we analyzed millions of reviews to bring you the best Italian options in Mercer Island. Pick one of these Mercer Island eateries and enjoy delectable tiramisu or sip on Italian Chianti - your choice!

Find the perfect Italian restaurant

Mioposto

Pizza, $$, Mercer IslandPizza, $$Mercer Island
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

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Cascina Spinasse

Italian, $$$, SeattleItalian, $$$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, $$$$, SeattleItalian, $$$$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, $$, SeattleItalian, $$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, $$$, SeattleItalian, $$$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, $$$, SeattleItalian, $$$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, $$$, SeattleItalian, $$$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, $$$, SeattleItalian, $$$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, $$$, SeattleItalian, $$$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, $$$, SeattleItalian, $$$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

How did we curate these results?

Finding the right Italian restaurant for you shouldn’t be so hard. We analyzed 1286 lists and articles from top sources like TripAdvisor, Seattle Magazine and The Emerald Palate, 10951 Mercer Island restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 1095134 reviews – all with some boam magic to make sense of the madness. These top contenders have appeared in TripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence, Seattle Magazine - Best Pasta Dishes at Local Italian Restaurants and The Emerald Palate - Italian Restaurants Serving the Best Pasta in Seattle. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their available services, so you can stay safe on your terms. Nobody paid to get on this list, these restaurants earned their spots fair and square. These ten options are sure to delight.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect complement to mushroom risotto


    Experts recommend pairing a mushroom risotto with a glass of Pinot Noir, a popular red wine.

Interesting facts

  • A speedy eater

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

Parking info

We’ve all struggled to find good parking near restaurants in Mercer Island. 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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