MostBest Seattle | Italian

There are 316 Italian restaurants in Seattle. Feeling overwhelmed? MostBest knows the Top 3.

Mamma Mia! From pasta to fish, meatballs to pizza, these places know how to cook a hearty Italian meal while conjuring up the romance of the country. Only Nona does it better!


Altura is the quintessence of elegance, intimacy, and fine dining. They offer a tasting menu, or you can design your own three-course meal. All ingredients are organic and locally sourced, and the team of expert sommeliers will help you pair a bottle or glass of wine with your meal.

We Love Their: Bone Marrow Roasted Beets, Braised Tripe and Oxtail Pappardelle

617 Broadway E
(206) 402-6749


via Flickr user Joe Taylor

via Flickr user Joe Taylor

Cascina Spinasse is a rustic, cozy restaurant reminiscent of a trattoria that specializes in hearty dishes from northern Italy. Pastas are all handmade, and ingredients are sourced locally from artisans and farmers. The wine list is also extensive and hand-picked specifically to complement the dishes served.

We Love Their: Prosciutto with Apples, Ravioli di Agnello, Tajarin al Ragu

1531 14th Ave
(206) 251-7673


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via Flickr user sea turtle

Just a block from the ocean, this romantic restaurant provides top-notch seafood dishes as well as superb Italian food. Sunday and Monday night live performances consist of a skilled aerialist as well as an international circus artist. Enjoy your meal outside on the terrace, or inside by candlelight at The Pink Door.

We Love Their: Lasagna Pink Door, Cioppino Pink Door, “Boobie Cake”

1919 Post Alley
(206) 443-3241