If it seems like everyone on your Instagram feed was in Italy this year, you may have been experiencing some serious pasta-related envy. Luckily you don’t have to leave Seattle to find some incredible and authentic Italian food. We did the hard work for you and narrowed it down to 16 Italian restaurants in Seattle that have something unique to offer, whether it’s incredible handmade pasta, surprising affordability, limoncello flights, or an impeccable ambiance to go with your pizza.
Be sure to save this list for when your next carbonara craving strikes!
Here are 16 of the very best Italian restaurants in Seattle:
1. Bar del Corso, Beacon Hill
Go here for: Wood-fired Neapolitan pizza, small plates, and a cozy neighborhood vibe.
Address: 3057 Beacon Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144
Hours: 4-9PM Tuesday through Saturday
2. Ristorante Picolinos, Ballard
Go here for: A romantic date night indoors or in their garden. Check out the adjoining Pico Cafe & Bakery as well for espresso and pastries.
Address: 6415 32nd Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107
Hours: 4:30-9PM daily
3. Bizzarro Italian Cafe, Wallingford
Go here for: A lively atmosphere with funky decor and delicious homemade pasta.
Address: 1307 N 46th St, Seattle, WA 98103
Hours: 5-9PM daily
4. The Pink Door, Downtown
Go here for: Authentic Italian food with a stunning view of the Seattle waterfront.
Address: 1919 Post Alley, Seattle, WA 98101
Hours: 11:30AM-11PM Tuesday through Saturday
5. Spinasse, Capitol Hill
Go here for: Authentic Piemontese food with a focus on homemade pasta in cozy, rustic space. Be sure to also check out their sister bar Artusi next door for drinks and a lighter, more affordable dinner (no reservations).
Address: 1531 14th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
Hours: 5-10PM daily
6. San Fermo, Ballard
Go here for: Homemade pasta and a lovely atmosphere in a historic 1800s house. Their menu is compact and changes daily.
Address: 5341 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107
Hours: 5-10PM daily
7. Rione XIII, Capitol Hill
Go here for: Roman-style wood-fired pizza (and delicious fresh pasta as well).
Address: 401 15th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112
Hours: 4-10PM daily
8. Ristorante Machiavelli, Capitol Hill
Go here for: Authentic Italian food in a small, cozy space that has been in Seattle since the ’80s. They do not take reservations.
Address: 1215 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101
Hours: 5-9PM Mon-Thurs, 5-10PM Fri-Sat, closed Sundays
9. Pasta Casalinga, Downtown
Go here for: Affordable homemade pasta in a casual setting inside Pike Place Market.
Address: 93 Pike St #201, Seattle, WA 98101
Hours: 11AM-4:45PM daily (closed Mondays)
10. Due’ Cucina, Capitol Hill
Go here for: Fresh, homemade pasta with a health-conscious bent in a relaxed setting.
Address: 412 Broadway E, Seattle, WA 98102
Hours: 11:30AM-9:30PM daily
11. Limoncello Belltown, Belltown
Go here for: Fresh, homemade pasta and pizzas as well as limoncello cocktails and flights.
Address: 2326 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
Hours: 5-9PM Mon-Thurs, 5-10PM Fri-Sat, 12-9PM Sun
12. Il Nido, West Seattle
Go here for: A special occasion meal of seasonal Italian dishes in a romantic log cabin by Alki Beach.
Address: 2717 61st Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116
Hours: 4-9PM, Tuesday through Saturday
13. Lupo, Fremont
Go here for: Wood-fired Neapolitan pizzas, one featured pasta dish, natural wines, and ice cream in a cozy space.
Address: 4303 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
Hours: 5-10PM daily
14. La Medusa, Columbia City
Go here for: Sicilian-style food in a small but homey space. Also check out their next-door bar and market space Persephone.
Address: 4857 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118
Hours: 5-9PM Wednesday through Saturday
15. Mezzanotte, Georgetown
Go here for: Comforting homemade pasta with seasonal small plates and heated outdoor seating.
Address: 1210 S Bailey St, Seattle, WA 98108
Hours: 5-9PM Tues-Thurs, 4-10 Fri-Sat
16. NoLIta, Ballard
Go here for: Authentic dishes made with fresh ingredients (with lots of vegan and gluten-free options), a $10 pasta special on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, and excellent tiramisu.
Address: 5909 15th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107
Hours: 5-8:30PM Tues-Thurs, 5-9:30PM Fri-Sat, 4:30-8:30PM Sun