Osteria La Spiga

4.5
926 reviews
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Since 1998, la Spiga has been renowned for its authentic, northern Italian cuisine -- a gastronomic tribute to Italy's Emilia-Romagna region. La Spiga's chef and co-founder, Sabrina Tinsley, prepares all items from scratch, using whole foods and house-made stocks. You will never find artificial or chemical food enhancers in our kitchen…ever. What you will find is the highest quality olive oil, delectable cheeses and cured meats, seasonal vegetables, flavorful sauces, handmade pastas and more. We believe in local, organic, and sustainable, and our meats are hormone and antibiotic free. We also offer several vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free items to those with dietary restrictions.

You'll love our atmosphere as much as the food! We are located in the artfully renovated Piston & Ring building; its rustic-elegant design is warm enough for family, yet cool enough for a date. We hope you'll join us soon for a tantalizing taste of Italy in our warm, inviting space.
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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

I went to Osteria for dinner with my girlfriend, and was minimally impressed. While the food isn't bad, it's overpriced and pretty pedestrian. That said, the drinks and the ambiance were quite good, and our server was fantastic. While an enjoyable evening, I wouldn't recommend Osteria simply on the basis of what they put on a plate.

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JM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We split the eggplant as an appetizer, and it was amazing. We'll be doing that next time we go. Love this place.

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L
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. Wine by the glass overpriced.

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Y
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner and great service.

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ML
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was a random pick for us and chosen mainly because of it's great location, next to a concert venue we were attending later that evening. We dined early, before the restaurant filled up, but all parts of the experience exceeded our party of 4's expectations. Imaginative scratch cocktails, impressive wine list---especially the Italian red selections---, and creative twists on new and more traditional Italian themed dishes. Really nice waiter with a beard (forgot his name). We're planning to go back soon with our whole family. Thanks!!!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jesse was awesome with us, and gave great recommendations. And was also very patient with us as we were a big group all getting to know each other and took a while.

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J
Seattle
32 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved the greeting; service excellent; varied flavors were delicious. We had a great time!

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SP
Munich
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, nice food and very attentive service .

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AM
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Quality and portions are not worth the price, 3 slice of mortadella + 3 slices of salami and bread $17
The portion of spaghetti was smaller than kids menu in most restaurants $19

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DW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time, enjoyed the food and great recommendation for wine. We WILL BE BACK.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service were great. Only thing I would complain is the place was too cold that day and made me uncomfortable during the dinner. I left to somewhere else for a drink after the dinner as I didn’t want to stay.

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JJ
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The happy hour here is great - great prices and great selection!!

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BB
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went on a Saturday night when they had live jazz. It was fantastic! The music helped create a lovely atmosphere and was not too loud so that you were yelling at your table mates. The food was superb. I definitely would come here again.

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Y
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Italian food and great service. This is real Italian food, if you’re looking for chicken parm and pepperoni pizza you’ve come to the wrong place.

Beautiful restaurant and like how the tables aren’t bunched too closed together. Will definitely be back.

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p
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Buen ambiente, el personal muy amable y educado, la Lasagna Verdi muy buena. Lamentablemente la Bistecca con una presentación muy decepcionante, no la recomiendo ya que parecía mas plato de fast food que de restaurante gourmet. No me ofrecieron carta de vinos!!! Solo opciones por copa. A mejorar la comunicación entre cocina y meseros. Erraron nuestro pedido siendo los únicos en el restaurante en ese momento !!! Si bien lo solucionaron rápidamente, creo que no es aceptable para el bajo numero de mesas ocupadas en el horario que fuimos

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WE had been there once before and took friends the second time. The food was fantastic, service great!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great experience! The food there is superb!

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

Great food and wine, loveley experience as always!

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P
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Bad food - 2 apps and 3 entrees - all bad
Great ambience.
Great service.
Great drinks.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Bar service was very slow. Lasagna came out warm - seemed as through the food was sitting for minutes before delivery. Wife meal was good. Need to add domestic wine varieties. Always tell a good restaurant when the place is energetic and all tables are occupied. The dining area must have had all booths open around 8:45pm with little traffic. Likely not returning. Have 3-star because the host and second bartender were friendly/helpful.

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

This place. It NEVER disappoints. The truffle dish was incredible!!! Everything is so good. Seriously so good.

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M
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Service was impeccable. What I liked the best is that the tables are not right on top of each other like in most restaurants. You feel you can actually have a conversation without the worry of everyone around you listening in!

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JV
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Menu is now solid compared to when Brunch on Sunday just started. My husband had the lasagne (which is ALWAYS a hit with us) and i had the beefsteak with spinach and mushrooms (instead of the potatoes) which was more delicious and balance than it may sound.

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Birthday dinner. Underwhelming but well intentioned.

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A
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Evening was way too expensive for the little bit ordered.

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PR
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Continues to serve the best gnocchi in the city and the selection of Italian wines is the most extensive I've ever seen. Year after year La Spiga continues to stand out, even in the midst of Seattle's current restaurant boom.

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WN
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was great

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B
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Server was exceptional and knowledgeable.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite Italian restaurant in Seattle. It’s dressed up comfort food, built with layers of pasta and parmesan. Get the lasagna, so you know how it should taste.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Our waitress was very awkward, at first we couldn’t tell if she actually was our waitress. Then when ordering a drink she tried corrected one of us and was talking about a main course dish. The waitress was just off and seemed to not know what she was doing.

Food was amazing as always though but would ask for a different server next time.

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ND
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice setting and yummy food, pity there aren’t more veggie options. That is the main thing that would prevent me from coming back. Price is a little high but not bad for a special night out. Also hate that the bathroom is downstairs and had a code.

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B
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The food was surprisingly bland- just no flavor and unremarkable. Good and friendly service, but not worth the price nor a return or referral since the food was so uninteresting.

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

Always wonderful! La Spiga delivers extraordinary experience and value.

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a goodbye & good luck dinner with a dear friend who is moving to NY. We stumbled into Happy Hour Monday - Happy Hour menu all night. What a fun surprise! We shared almost everything on the menu (melt in my mouth gnocchi, divine pasta with truffle, crispy cauliflower, perfect olives, and more!) & toasted with Happy Hour bubbles. A great festive way to spend her celebratory meal!

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

This was our second visit. Both times the food was tasty and service extremely attentive. Great recommendations for food and wine pairings. Great pasta and tiramisu!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

New Year’s Eve. We were a few minutes late and the staff was really great to accommodate us. The kitchen was backed up so the gave us bread on the house

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M
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

It was my birthday as was noted in reservation and not a single mention. Didn’t like recommended wine but decided against sending it back. Food was good (one entree was barely warm and had to go back). Nice service. Great atmosphere and nice bar.

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ST
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to experience the magnificent simplicity of Italian Cousine..

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OT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a lovely holiday meal here. Tried the polenta lamb ragu appetizer with a pear and spinach salad, what a delicious way to start. Tried four first or second course dishes as well, and all were of exceptional quality. Will definitely be back soon!

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T
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

The food was very good, but the server was snooty and off-putting.

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