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Osteria La Spiga

Map & Directions 1429 12th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122
  • Italian
  • Daily 5pm-11pm
  • MasterCard, Visa, American Express, cash, ATM/Debit
  • Catering, Multi-Level, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Dinner, Late Night
  • Full bar
  • Recommended, Recommended for Large Parties, Accepted
  • Meters, Street


Seattle Weekly's Description

When this neighborhood favorite scaled up, it risked losing its cred and its customers. But surrounded by the trappings of serious dining—rich raw wood, dark steel, airy space—the restaurant's Emilia-Romagna cuisine has finally gotten the showcase it merits. The piedine (house-made bread) is fabulous and dishes like the fresh tagliatelle in truffle butter and tiny gnocchi in a sausage-laced cream sauce confirm Italians' assertion that pasta dishes should be about the pasta, not the dressing. And the tiramisu will make you realize that every other version you ever tried was a cakey, bland mess.

Member Reviews

  • Jamie461 wrote a review for Osteria La Spiga
    on 12/15/10

    The Gnocchi is heavenly! Great food and wonderful atmosphere!

  • cchilton1 wrote a review for Osteria La Spiga
    on 05/05/10

    Such a great place to grab some food with friends!

  • Syrah14 wrote a review for Osteria La Spiga
    on 11/11/08

    I have been in love with their Gnocchi since I was taken to their first location (broadway & union) several years ago. At that time it was a small operation, maybe 10 tables, and the best true Italian food in the city. When I heard they moved to a huge space I was worried the quality would go down. Thanks for proving me wrong La Spiga. Everything is just as good if not better than the original.

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Tips from foursquare

  • Seth T. on 12/14/09

    This place does truffle oil right. Tagliatelle al tartufo or the truffle mashed potatoes are the perfect way to offset a happy hour drink or two.

  • The Seattle Times on 05/12/10

    Northern Italian-cuisine restaurant and maybe training ground for future Tom Douglases. Chef Sabrina Tinsley, a former Iron Chef contestant, holds kids' cooking classes that often sell out.

  • David A. on 03/05/10

    The truffle oil tagliatelli is one of the best dishes in the world. I tastes like butter in pasta form.

  • Mauri M. on 01/18/13

    The lasagna. Do it.

  • Edrea L. on 12/17/09

    The lasagna here is delicious! And so is the duck — its to die for!

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  • Scaling Up

    They say in the restaurant business that the most important factor for success is location. For me, as a customer, another factor is just... More on Osteria La Spiga »

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