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Cantinetta - Wallingford, Seattle, WA
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Cantinetta - Wallingford

4.6
4.6
1096 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

We are an Italian restaurant and bar. We emphasize in Tuscan culinary traditions and seasonal ingredients from the Pacific Northwest.

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Booked 51 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Regional American (Northwest), Organic

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 17:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–23:00

  • Phone number

    (206) 632-1000

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Wallingford

  • Cross Street

    37th Ave

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,096 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

  • Seattle

    Italian

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  1. d

    dusty

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience3

    We've been here before and it was good. Food was kind of disappointing this time. Fried green tomatoes were bland. Mushrooms in the agnolotti were mushy and bland, though the fresh fave beans were nice. The Spot prawn risotto came with a single enormous whole grilled spot prawn with surprisingly little edible prawn meat in it. The panna cotta was supposed to have strawberries on top, but had some tough desiccated huckleberries in syrup on top instead. Also, they served my Negroni in a martini glass. Who does that?

  2. DF

    DavidF

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience2

    Extremely loud. Slow service.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went in for a birthday dinner with my boyfriend. Food was outstanding as always, our server was friendly and attentive. The whole staff was lovely and it was a great experience from start to finish, one of our favorite spots!

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday. Consistent and wonderful

  5. DK

    DKCH

    Seattle

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Staff was welcoming, helpful and efficient. Our dinners were fresh, delicious and served piping hot. An all-around lovely experience.

  6. ME

    MichaelE

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A great local restaurant with excellent food and a fun staff!

  7. HM

    HughM

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food and service were outstanding, best dinner in years

  8. F

    Faith

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    The service was friendly and the food was decent, but the volume in the room made it feel more like a party than a romantic dinner. Don’t go there for an intimate experience, go there for a lively time.

  9. P

    Pitza

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We were able to sit outside where there are just 4 tables. It wasn't cold enough for the fire pits. The service was very good and the staff worked well as a team. The food was excellent.

  10. AM

    AmyM

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cantinetta never disappoints! Such a great neighborhood spot with delicious food and cocktails. Also a really approachable wine list. Lastly, always fantastic service! We love it!

  11. W

    Wine71

    Portland

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3

    Lacked the appeared neighborhood charm for a place so well attended. Staff (hostess and server) were over the top and clearly uninviting and inconvenienced by most of the tables. I would be embarrassed if I were the owner having these two representing my establishment. Mains and apps very good (risotto and steak) except for the pork belly. Poorly prepared, tough and dry, should not have been served.

  12. TH

    ThomasH

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely wonderful in every way. Food, ambiance and service was all 5+. Thank you for creating a wonderful datenight for us!

  13. JB

    JohnB

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    The vibe of Cantinetta is intimate, warm, relaxed-lovely place to sit and eat a relaxed dinner. As a vegetarian I would have appreciated more veg to pasta ration as the price point is quite high. The portions overall were modest and would have hoped for more flair with the flavors. Overall we would happily go back.

  14. K

    Krisinseattle

    Seattle

    44 reviews

    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Very nice dinner with friends. Quite hard to carry on a conversation though as very loud!!

  15. AC

    AdamC

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We dined at Cantinetta for my fiancé’s birthday. They cocktails we’re wonderful, the food was fantastic, and the staff was lovely. When we go back I think we’ll probably double up on the primi course and split the secondi as the pasta was really the show-stopper.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cantinetta’s is our favorite neighborhood restaurant in Seattle. The food is always amazing. The ambiance is perfect for any date night to impress or dinner out with the kids. The staff is always a 5 star.

  17. BS

    BruceS

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is a nice, quaint place with friendly and excellent service with a unique delicious menu

  18. CC

    CarolynC

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everybody was very accommodating and our server was Kate and she was exceptional

  19. DJ

    DJPO

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Quaint corner brick building with indoor and outdoor seating. The short menu is artfully crafted and provided our group with plenty of choices. Pasta is exquisite, sauces rich and generous, salad ample and perfectly dressed. Aside from salad the portions were uniformly smallish. While value is hard for most restaurants in this class to achieve, the food is very good and the restaurant worth a try.

  20. SC

    SusanC

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Very pleased to get a last minute reservation on a busy Tuesday evening when other plans folded. That very busy hour had slower than usual inital attention by the staff, but once there, they were pleasant, knowledgable and paced our meal well. Kudos to this restaurant for serving delicious food, in a wonderful atmosphere despite being short staffed. I would definitely recommend it again; only drawback is the inside dining noise level can hamper conversations.

  21. s

    smallportions

    Seattle

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is one of the truly amazing Italian restaurants in Seattle. Make your reservation assp .

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great restaurant. Highly recommend

  23. SK

    SamK

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I met my wife a little over 11 years ago for a movie in Wallingford, and took her to Cantinetta after. We came back to celebrate 10 years of marriage and great memories, and the restaurant did not disappoint. It's as great or better than when we came the first time, with a tight menu that's refreshing, hearty, surprising, and fun. We ordered way too much food, and took some home in boxes. The service was extremely attentive, polite, and well timed. A couple standout dishes were the clams, with a sauce that really deserved to be a soup (and went great with the silky soft bread--they ask if you want it to be polite or something, but definitely don't turn it down!), the tagliatelle which has this amazing breakfast-for-dinner feel that made me think pasta for breakfast would be awesome alternative to hot cereal, and 2 veggie dishes, mushrooms with pea shoots and thyme, which had a cool interaction between herbyness and the mushroom texture that felt like an authentic northwest forest dish after a rain; and a zucchini mint and basil roast (I think? Might have been finished in a pan) which used a little bit of parmesan that made for a dish satisfying enough that I could picture living off it for a month. Perfectly cooked steak. Perfectly cooked Cod. We were sure we couldn't possibly handle dessert, but we got an ice cream with hot and bitter espresso pour over it that was a genius way to get a little flavor of dessert without having to find room for a heavy cake. Thanks for helping me find my best friend, Cantinetta. We'll be coming back for years to come, I think.

  24. VA

    VitaminA

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Exceptional food, drink and service. Comes with a side of cramped and noisy so if you don’t like that wait until the weather’s nice and get a seat outside.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing dinning experience

  26. K

    Kelli

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was truly a pleasure dining at Cantinetta! The food was amazing and the service was impeccable! I am ready to go back and do it all again tonight. :)

  27. AD

    AmandaD

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have been dining at Cantinetta for 15years? It has been a long time! We are never disappointed! The food, service, and drinks were spectacular! Also, the attention to detail is always appreciated. Thank you for another memorable and lovely evening.

  28. W

    What

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4

    We first went to the Bellevue location and loved it! Excellent service - I can distinctly remember both the host and two waiters for their excellent service. The food was incredible and we realized later that we ordered too much food, but it was a good problem. Last minute I needed to reserve a restaurant for my husbands birthday and the Wallingford location was the only one available. Upon getting there we felt like our table was squeezed in to accommodate our reservation. This wasn’t really an issue however it took so long for a waiter to acknowledge us and even get our drink order. Every interaction was brief and they were far and few between. We waited forever to get our drinks, our entrees, had to ask for bread, refills, all of it. There was a busser that was friendly and cleared efficiently. When we finally got our food I couldn’t eat mine. To be frank it was skinny noodles in a butter sauce. It looks like I was eating 2 min ramen (however that would have been better bc there would have been some flavor and salt). There were about 3 mini pieces of sautéed zucchini in my dish. It just looked like a pile of child’s butter noodles. I ended up eating half of my husbands bolognese. It was very dry and he was disappointed. The one in Bellevue was so memorable we were just upset. We walked away wondering what we would eat out of the fridge at home since it didn’t really feel like we just came from a meal. The busser realized that I hadn’t eaten (my husband offered to swap dishes but my dish was really inedible so it looked pretty much like when they dropped it at the table) and he relayed it to our waiter who offered me a new dish. I declined. He did comp the meal- it didn’t matter either way. We just wanted to get out of their at this point.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I went here with my family for my birthday — couldn’t recommend it more! The food was excellent, the service was great, and it’s a beautiful space! Will definitely be coming back.

  30. NV

    NormV

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Glad we came early as it was very nice and quiet. By the time we left it was a bit noisier than we like. Food was outstanding, especially the Artichoke Hearts.

  31. b

    benm

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Cantinetta was a great dining experience. The food was excellent and the service was wonderful and attentive. The only negative was the noise level. Hard to have a conversation.

  32. k

    kbrowniz01

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 25 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was very nice. Great food!

  33. R

    Robin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Food was excellent -- the pasta is fresh and the flavors are rich. Our server was great -- helpful and available. It's a cozy space so can get a little loud. Only ding was the host -- maybe having a bad day or didn't care if we felt welcomed. Regardless, we had a nice evening and we will be back.

  34. V

    V250

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Food was delicious, wine was good. Small menu, everything was tempting. They were willing to adjust dishes to accommodate a diner who doesn't eat meat. We were seated in front of the door on a cool evening and staff and guests regularly left the door standing open. It was so noisy we couldn't enjoy conversation.

  35. J

    John

    Seattle

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Anniversary celebration

  36. AC

    AliciaC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Went for restaurant week with a couple friends. My first time here and when the hostess came to our table to give us water, no smile, didn’t look us in the eye or say anything. I said “hello, she said “oh, I’m not your waiter”. Yeah I got that, but at least acknowledge us. I write this review knowing with restaurant week you’re not getting full entrees, but all 4 of us left still feeling like we wanted a little more to eat. I started with the soup, good flavor but the smallest serving and it was only a little warm temperate wise. My entree was the nettle risotto, delicious! Overall it was an underwhelming experience. Not sure if I’ll go again.

  37. S

    She33

    Seattle

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was excellent. Food amazing. Gnocci, butter lettuce salad, yum.

  38. GZ

    GracieZ

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 April 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4

    I was looking forward to taking my friend here for her Birthday dinner after having had a great experience at the Madison location. Unfortunately, our server was quite dismissive and finally , rude. We were wanting to take our time to look at the menu and enjoy a leisurely meal. At 6:15 when we had not yet decided what what we wanted for main course, (we had already put in drink and app order!) he informed us that the table needed to be free by 8:00 pm and then dropped the menu on the table with a snarky comment. We were stunned and offended and really- caught off guard. He disappeared after that and a few other staff came to our rescue, but service was scattered... The cocktails were delicious, and the food obviously sat for a bit before it was served. All in all, I was really sad that what was supposed to be a special treat turned into such a pricey disappointment.

  39. SF

    StacieF

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 11 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and service were great, as always. Something for fish lovers, fish haters, and gluten free folks! Because its was a Sunday evening, it was relatively quiet.

  40. AO

    AmyO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing, service was great and the place is cozy but can be a bit loud on a packed Saturday night.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Cantinetta - Wallingford offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 632-1000.

Cantinetta - Wallingford is rated 4.6 stars by 1096 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 51 times today

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Google Map for Cantinetta - Wallingford

3650 Wallingford Ave Seattle, WA 98103

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    37th Ave

  • Area

    Wallingford

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 17:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–23:00

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Regional American (Northwest), Organic

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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