Bar Cantinetta

4.7
209 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
We are an Italian restaurant and bar located in Seattle. We emphasize in traditional Tuscan culinary tradition and local ingredients from the Pacific Northwest.

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

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Bar Cantinetta is a small, quiet Italian restaurant in Capitol Hill with homemade pasta, pizzas, and a lot of romantic feels.

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What 209 People Are Saying
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Seattle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Bar Cantinetta did not have a table for us. They said that Open Table reserves tables despite the fact that they are full. Very frustrating.

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N
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Recommend sitting at the counter. Chefs are friendly. Hugo, the bartender, makes a great drink.

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FE
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

We were looking forward to this spot, but the food quality was very mixed. Delicious beet salad and carrot salad, but flavorless gnocchi, room-temperature pasta with bland sauce, tough flank steak, and unimpressive tiramisu. We won’t return.

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C
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great Service! Lovely spot for Italian with charming low light ambiance.

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AS
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had our anniversary dinner at Bar Cantinetta. It was perfect. Food is delicious and not expensive. Their dessert menu is a must.

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CB
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent happy hour and house wine both red and white

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DS
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Appetizers we had were great. Steak and potatoes would have been excellent but were very cold when served. Pasta dishes we ordered were just OK.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was divine and staff was excellent.

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B
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this little gem in Madison Valley. Great, friendly staff and service, great drinks and delicious food make this a place I've come back to time and time again.

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w
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

It was so loud in the restaurant that we had to yell to each other in order to be heard. doesn’t much matter what the food is like when you can’t enjoy the overall experience - which includes talking with your dining companions...

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WF
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have always gotten better service than we deserve.
They are very flexible. They care. They serve you like
you can not fail to want to come back.

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SS
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and outstanding Italian cuisine. No wonder it’s hard to get a reservation here! Grazie mille!

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KN
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Charming little restaurant. We don’t come here enough!

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LH
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love the always great food and great service here. We felt like regulars on our second visit.

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WF
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is beyond what you might find elsewhere in Seattle,
unless you visit a real upmarket place with uncomfortable pricing,
and likely noise.

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EO
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The appetizers were DELICIOUS! Artichokes & burrata - so yummy! The pastas we had came out cold and undercooked, so I think the potential is there, but the presentation was sub par. Wine options were nice and the ambiance was quaint and cozy. Wouldn't go back for dinner, however I would go back for apps and wine.

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DB
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time for us at this restaurant, but we’ll return again soon! I’d never heard of this restaurant prior to Seattle restaurant week, and took the opportunity to try a new place. So glad we did! Fried artichoke appetizer was really fantastic. Tagliatelle ragu was very nice, with pasta cooked perfectly al dente and the sauce, while not plentiful, was delicious. Great ambiance, and a very welcoming staff. A great experience!

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DV
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went during Restaurant Week. Our salad and artichoke appetizers were terrific. The second course of paperadelle Bolognese was good, but we thought would have been better a little saucier and a little more flavor. We are looking forward to going back and trying their pizza. We loved the atmosphere and service was great.

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food! Went for a date during restaurant week, and everything was done to perfection. Very romantic ambience in a small quaint restaurant. Would definitely recommend.

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h
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our dinner at Bar Cantinetta. Food was delicious and seasonal. Service was outstanding.

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MG
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great small restaurant with great food and a lively vibe.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience! Loved the restaurant

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JE
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Small intimate setting. Delicious food

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KM
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely dinner at Bar C recently. The staff were so accommodating and kind, and both of our pasta dishes were delicious. It was our first time at the Madison location and we loved the intimate feel of the place.

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MP
Seattle
45 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lively neighborhood place (one of several locations of the "Cantinetta" brand), with out-of-this-world pasta and a very energetic vibe. Food was expertly prepared. Burrata appetizer was terrific.

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New Mexico
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cool concept! Great Food!

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SD
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner on a Thursday night. The pasta and steak were out of this world!

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DS
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every meal I have had here has been excellent. They are very consistent. Small place that focuses on quality over quantity.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wait service was amazing and food was impeccable.

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BD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Best value in the Madison Park area. Our "go to" spot for a tasty meal and friendly service.
The menu changes frequently and the cocktails are delish!

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JE
Palm Springs
28 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

2nd time. Great food. Great service. Interesting menu and good happy hour!

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EM
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love this place! We had a special day to celebrate together, and they helped us celebrate with a corner table, complementary glasses of bubbly, their usual top-notch service, and accomodated dietary requests with ease and creativity. Thank you!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The size is very reminiscent of a European restaurant. Excellent food & service- nearly always full

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B
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

good food and good ambience make it very cozy neighbourhood dining !

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KR
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed a nice dinner with friends. Small intimate setting with good food. We ordered the clams and flatbread during the happy hour and then stayed for dinner. Both the salmon and the risotto were good.

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s
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 1

The space is small with tables packed very close together. The noise level was the loudest we've ever encountered. The menu, while good, is very limited. We will not return.

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P
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Had to wait 30 + mins to be seated even after my reservation. Food and cocktails are great!

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KK
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal service, food, and atmosphere. Couldn’t have picked a better place for date night!

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SR
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food. Comfortable vibe. Excellent experience.

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SS
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service with fine Italian cuisine. Great wine menu. Conveniently located in the Madison Valley. The pizza was true Italian pizza. The pasta was wonderful!

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