What Insiders Are Saying
Bar Cantinetta is a small, quiet Italian restaurant in Capitol Hill with homemade pasta, pizzas, and a lot of romantic feels.
Overall, the experience was very good. The only real downside was that they ran out of pizza dough, which cut the menu by about half. Also, they ran out of mascarpone cheese, which was an element to the dessert we shared.
The food was delicious, though, and service was attentive.
We love Bar Cantinetta. It is our favorite spot in Madison Valley.
Great food and cozy space. Our server had a great knowledge of the wine they offered.
It was a little warm inside, but other than that it was a great spot. The food is soooo good. Fried artichoke is a must
For the first time, we dined al fresco.
It was quiet, private, warm, and very repeatable.
Food and service were excellent, but choices limited. Also pretty noisy. But, we'll be back. An excellent bistro style choice.
Thanks for Another great dining experience at Bar Cantinetta! Diverse wine list. Burrata appetizer was delicious. The carpaccio was on the Very small portion size. Parpadelle and pizza were amazing. Tiramisu was on the large size and scrumptious.
The food is great and definitely worth a visit. The ambiance,not so much. My friend and I spent the evening yelling at each other as the tables were very close (so close we even struck up a conversation with the neighboring table) and the restaurant very noisy.
Excellent service and food. Fresh homemade pasta cooked just the way I like it and perfectly seasoned.
If you go to be seen.
This may not be the likeliest place in town.
On the other hand, if you go to enjoy,
benefit from great food, be served by people who are interested,
and would like to be seen by special people
who you did not expect.
this is probably is a good choice.
Everything was great except one of the woman servers had very noisy shoes, it was super annoying she walked by behind us.
Extremely charming neighborhood Italian gem. Keep in mind the space is very tight and seating is limited so reservations are a must.
Love Bar Cantinetta! Chef Jaeger is amazing!
Carrie our server is so friendly & very attentive & fun! So enjoyed our evening ~
Delicious food, great service and charming romantic ambiance.
Picked this place out while staying in Seattle for a long weekend. What a great find! Staff were kind and attentive, and the wine was excellent! even though they had to close early due to a mechanical issue we didn’t feel like they rushed us out - they wanted us to enjoy our meal to the fullest. We will be back for sure!
Always great service and perfect specialty cocktails!
The food is excellent! I have never had a bad dish here. The Mista salad is a must have time. The crab risotto was perfectly flavored and fresh tasting. I had the steak, which my wife tried and said she loved, even though she doesn’t like steak. It was tender and perfectly salted. The atmosphere is warm and the service is knowledgeable and accommodating. We love this place.
Food is good, but not enough selection for those who like more veggies, fish and lighter choices. Service was friendly and accommodating, although very slow, perhaps due to under-staffing.
We have been here a few times. This was our first bad experience. Food was good as usual, the bartender was great, as was the host, but our waitress was a confused basket case.
It wasn’t overly busy, and our order was simple and straightforward. The bartender did his best to make a bad situation acceptable for my wife’s birthday, and that was appreciated.
I’m hoping this was just a bad night and it was our turn to be the unlucky table. We love the food and we will be back.
Outstanding food and service. Highly recommend it.
Beautiful tiny place with amazing food, ambience and drinks!! Definitely check it out.
Great food and friendly service in a cozy neighborhood restaurant. The clams, stuffed dates and Caesar were crave-worthy. Good cocktails and wine by the glass.
We tried sitting at the counter last night, watching the staff do magic.
We were astounded that the Chef and part owner,
personally new what we would likely order,
and how we wished it prepared.
We had never talked to him before.
These people really care.
I love this restaurant. The food, staff and drinks are always great. They were very accommodating with this reservation because my large party had to decrease in size.
We love going here. The food is always amazing and the service is always great.
Very nice food as well as great setting. The only complaint was the poor ventilation in the restaurant.
My clothes had to be aired out for 2 days in order to get the "food" smell out of them.
Love Bar Cantinetta:)! Delicious salads, pizzas and wine. Great service as always!
Carrie is attentive and Kate treats us like family.
Wonderful, as always.
Delicious food, cozy atmosphere & impressive service on a busy Friday night. Been a long time patron of the Wallingford location & this was my first visit to Bar Cantinetta. Charming & intimate- loved the vibe. Amazing gnocchi & bolognese, delicious butternut squash soup & amazing French bread. I’ll be back for sure!
Always a good meal and the ambience is great for a date.
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.
Great experience. Recommend sitting at the counter. Chefs are friendly. Hugo, the bartender, makes a great drink.
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.
Great Service! Lovely spot for Italian with charming low light ambiance.
We had our anniversary dinner at Bar Cantinetta. It was perfect. Food is delicious and not expensive. Their dessert menu is a must.
Excellent happy hour and house wine both red and white
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.
Food was divine and staff was excellent.
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.
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...