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Anchovies and Olives

#361 of 3,052 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1550 15th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122-4008 (15th & Pine)
+1 206-838-8080
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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118 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We made a reservation via Open Table, and when we arrived, we where seated in a table in a dark corner, right near the door. It was freezing (it has been unusually cold in Seattle). We asked to be moved, but there were no open tables so we ended up sitting at the bar. Which under the circumstances, was better... More 

Thank AASeattleFlyer
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did an "early bird" thing to avoid the crowd (we just wanted to do something low key that day, dinner and movies thing). Big surprise it was raining, but we got lucky with our parking 2 blocks away. This place was easy to find. We had reservations (not like we needed it though since there were only other 2... More 

Thank Ready2Travl2
Seattle, Washington
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Dining at Anchovies and Olives reminds us that a pleasant neighborhood setting, competent service, and creative food makes a very very good restaurant. The Anchovies and Olives menu is well suited to sharing. The Ethan Stowell restaurant specializes in Italian seafood dishes served on small plates. Be sure to try at least one dish with one of Ethan Stowell's famous... More 

Thank Craig N
Seattle, WA.
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

This is my neighborhood go to restaurant. Staff is always pleasant and helpful and I have never had a bad meal. Last night went with a friend to celebrate my b'day. After one glass of wine the waitress asked if she'd like another. My friend only wanted half a glass, which they surprisingly accommodated. We shared the smoked fish crostini... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Old Eeth brings it again. His flavors is on point and this be as good as his other joints. The apps might make you cream your jeans.

Thank Scrappleking
Seattle, Washington
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

I went to Anchovies & Olives with visitors from Yakima, where restaurant choices are limited. We happened to go during "Dine Around Seattle," and we all enjoyed a surprising variety of delicious starters. Two of us had the bigoli, a pasta sauced with anchovies, olive oil and herbs. It was excellent! One had rigatoni with pork ragu; portions are generous... More 

Thank bschafer48
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Wow! What an amazing dinner with a large group of friends. Service was perfect - the multi course meal was as good as I've ever had. Highlights included an amazing squid ink pasta and prosciutto dish, smoked black cod with couscous, fried oysters, and a panna cotta that finished off a great meal. It's worth the trip if you're downtown!!

Thank robinwoodjp
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113 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This restaurant has a very modern feel. It's in a bright and large open plan room with an open kitchen. Standard Italian fair but well executed and tasty. Decent wine and good service.

Thank LondonBurl
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

My favorites were the soft boiled eggs (with anchovy), hamachi-so light & fresh, the anchovy app & the broccoli This a must do if you're visiting Seattle.

Thank Kathecooks
Taos, NM USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

There was 6 of us and the service was quick and efficient. Some of us had fish and some of us had pasta. Either way, the choice was good. Local beer available which is nice. The atmosphere is quiet and you can sit outside if you desire. Nice corner location. The Rockfish was delicious and would be my choice.

Thank Bogey911

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$75
Italian, Seafood
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1550 15th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122-4008
    (15th & Pine)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-838-8080
Anchovies and Olives is our Italian seafood restaurant, having been honored by GQ and Bon Appetit as one of the Top 10 Best New Restaurants of 2010. The menu offers a selection of crudo, oysters, and seafood centered appetizers, pastas, and entrees.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?