Mondello Ristorante Italiano

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Italian
Mondello Italian Restaurant in the beautiful Seattle neighborhood of Magnolia provides one of the most romantic, most authentic Italian dining experiences in Seattle.

Mondello has beautiful pasta dishes, seafood & main courses, salads, zuppe & bruschette & antipasti dishes. Corino (owner) & Enza (chef) grew up in the vicinity of Mondello and they bring to Seattle their wonderful tradition of fresh seafood, homemade pasta & rich authentic Sicilian cuisine with all it's flair & joy of living.

They have the life experience of fine cooking and appreciation & sensiblity of the Italian palate that allows them to create a dining experience reminiscent of being in Mondello, Sicily.

No one fails to be entranced by Mondello's welcoming beauty and warm personality.

Grazie Amici!
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RP
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Outstanding home made dishes made by your best friends Sicilian grandmother. Pastas were simply amazing, literally the best I’ve had. Cute decor and friendly service. Highly recommended/

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DS
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always a great neighborhood choice. Never disappointed.

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SK
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Staff excellent. Wine selection very good.

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MS
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

One of our favorites. Great spot, owners are true Sicilians and mama knows how to cook. Always a treat.

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C
Seattle
85 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mondello never disappoints. The pasta special, lobster and shrimp fettuccine, was to die for.

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C
Seattle
85 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mondello is our favorite go to neighborhood restaurant. We enjoy not only the delicious food but the warm atmosphere and great service.

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FL
Berkshire
14 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mondello is just brilliant every time. Never anything but exceptional, fresh authentic Italian food!

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d
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great Italian in the neighborhood. The coziness is engaging and never had a bad meal there yet.

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DT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Charming restaurant with excellent service, attention from the owners and delicious food. A bit on the pricey side for a weeknight meal.

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t
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great homemade gluten-free pasta. Very good variety of choices.

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s
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mondello is a special place that I love to visit with out of town guest. The owner and staff are always so welcoming. It is a place I can relax and never feel rushed. The food is delicious and the menu offers something for everyone. There is a nice selection of wines for pairing with dinner.

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j
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and great service in this neighborhood gem

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A
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I love Mondello! Great Italian food! Delicious. At busy times you will want a reservation.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Dinner with the grandkids. Disappointed, won’t be back. Several menu and wine items were not available. Food marginal as was the service.

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SE
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Will always return here, the food is authentic, as is the staff :) Straight from Italy to Magnolia. You can't go wrong.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good wine, good food and great staff, they always have a couple of specials that are really good.

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C
Seattle
85 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This was our first experience that was not 5 star as the featured pasta special with mussels was extremely salty. Both people at our table who ordered the dish commented on this immediately. We feel this was just a one-off problem and we'll definitely be back.

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LK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, authentic food and ambiance! Great service and specials!

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LG
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food. Wonderful atmosphere. This restaurant rates right up there with my best NY and Italy dining experiences. Love it.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mondello always strives for perfection and still holds true to its cultural authenticity. The amount pride that this place puts into their service, food, ambiance and overall experience is exceptional. You can feel the sense of love from all the staff, you can see that they all work in unison as a team and they are very, very personable.

The best dish is their lasagna. MOUTH WATERING! Now, my grandmother makes good lasagna, but I have never had anything like this. If you are a first time eater here, GET THE LASAGNA.

Keep doing what you are doing. I love coming here and, will be a place I will come to for a very long time.

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C
Seattle
85 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Again, our third visit in as many weeks was great. Pastas are especially good and we’ve always had at least one of the specials. Our favorite restaurant in the Magnolia neighborhood of Seattle.

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Houston
8 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, cozy Italian eatery with fresh homemade pasta

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LB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food is always good. Wine selection is good. One of our regular places.

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PT
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic Italian, exceptional menu coaxing stunning flavors in every dish. The lasagne is exceptional. I tried the Marsala Mushroom Ravioli this last visit and had to give a bite to everyone at the table. I'll go back JUST FOR THAT RAVIOLI! Wow.

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RP
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

They made a lovely vegan dish for me, then served it up with shaved Parmesan. The “vegan” butternut squash soup couldn’t be further from being vegan. I like this place, but this has happened before. I’d appreciate them paying a bit more attention.

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RP
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good, simple food that’s heavy on meat and seafood. Very few vegetarian or vegan options. My vegan soup turned out to have cheese in it - tasty, though.

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L
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just wonderful as always

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

We have lived in Magnolia for several years and Mondello’s Restorante enhances Our Magnolia Village. Our family has been going there for years This is one of Our Favorite Places to dine. It is family owned and they pride in providing authentic, homemade Italian food. Fresh ingredients are used and evening specials are offered. The owner, Chefs, and servers enjoy what they do and take exceptional care of every person who enters their Mondello Restorante. You will always see the owner’s grandmother sitting at the counter with a glass of vino with a smile on her face watching her grandson run the family business. When Our daughter flies in from San Francisco, she always asks to have dinner at her Favorite Place Mondello’s Restorante. We cannot compare it to any other Italian Restaurant in the Seattle area because when we want Italian Food we go Mondello’s Restorante where we are taken care of like Family. Grading,

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OT
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food. Wonderful place.

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M
Seattle
96 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent and the Best Spaghetti Alla Carbonara EVER!!

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

Mondello’s is a great Italian restaurant with authentic ambience that reminded me of Italy. I spent 4 months abroad in Milan, and after stepping in, I was instantly reminded of my time there. The food was delicious, the service was personal; they made you feel like you were at home. I recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for an authentic home-cooked Italian meal. I loved it so much and I can’t wait to come back again soon!

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b
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

I wish I could love this place. It would be so nice to have a local spot to just go to. The lasagna is excellent, but everything else I have had here is more or less "meh." For example, the Ceasar salad was way overdressed with a mayonnaise-like dressing. Really? Mayo? But what will keep me away is how LOUD, INCREDIBLY LOUD it was inside the tiny room. My ears are still ringing from it two days later.

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CV
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited Seattle for a long weekend to meet up with our daughter and grandson. We stayed in a wonderful air bnb in the same neighborhood as the restaurant. Food was excellent. I had the ravioli with prawns. You couldnt ask for better food or friendlier service, and we had a toddler with us.

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RW
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable. Food excellent. Atmosphere cozy. Service attentive but not overdone, which I appreciate. Great relaxed family get together.

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A
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a gem! This is the best Italian I've had in Seattle and the best Italian I've had since living in Italy. The lasagna and bolognese were to die for! Great wine list. Affogato was such a treat! It's not "Italian with a PNW twist" like so many places in Seattle try to do. Just authentic Italian dishes done impeccably well. We loved our experience here! It is super cozy and family owned. Magnolia is full of hidden gems and this might just top the list. We're so excited to have a true Italian spot in our neighborhood.

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b
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my new favorite Italian restaurant. The staff is warm and friendly and the food is excellent.

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F
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 3

Well our Hostess / waitress was lovely. We went in the afternoon on a weekday. My friend had the Gorgonzola gnocchi which was pretty much cream mixed with gorgonzola over not too bad gnocchi but super plain no garlic or salt or Pepper or spice of any kind.. I got carbonara, the eggs were scrambled and the pasta was firm, too firm for my liking. The pancetta was tough. The price would have been fine if the food was amazing but it felt like a complete rip-off.

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M
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service were very good. BUT the people next our table were so obnoxiously loud that we tcould not comfortably converse at our table. One person in particular had such a screeching loud voice that we had to stop our conversation until she was done with it. It made the nice dinner with our friends a not-so-nice gathering. Too bad!

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FL
Berkshire
15 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There is no such thing as a bad meal at Mondello. Service is personal and the food is brilliant. Real Italian food in the USA is hard to find, especially perfectly al dente pasta. If you’re in Seattle, Uber out to discover Mondello and Magnolia village. It’s well worth it.

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JP
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. The only thing I would add would be outside night lighting of the Mondello sign.

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