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Machiavelli Ristorante

) #196 of 3,100 Restaurants in Seattle $$ - $$$ Italian
1215 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101-1931
+1 206-621-7941
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“bread” (19 reviews)
“saltimbocca” (2 reviews)
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$$ - $$$
1215 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101-1931
Neighbourhood: Broadway / Capitol Hill
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ordered spinach ravioli and mushroom pizza. Both were just average. Spinach ravioli : I thought it is store bought just dipped in some tomato sauce mixed with cream. Under cooked, not at all fresh. the shell was hard and even the filling was chewy....More

Thank anupama1083
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The gnocchi is amazing! We got right in, but got there shortly after 5:15. It was a cute little place. The olive oil you get with the bread is so so good.

Thank Alicia K
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Been coming here for almost 20 years. Just a great low key, non-pretentious Italian spot. This was my favorite place in Seattle when I lived there and now that I have moved, I am always sure to make a trip here. I always get the...More

Thank Kara R
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Boring, out of date pasta house, with the same dishes I saw in a small town 'family style' joint in the 1980s. Yeah, it's cheap, but spend just a little more somewhere else for something that's actually worth leaving the house for. Or just stay...More

1  Thank Peter M
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is small and isn't super appealing in the looks department but it has the most amazing Italian food. It's like home cooked and delicious and rich and the taste is spot on. The prices are great too and the service was awesome. I...More

Thank jillyB5
Reviewed 30 January 2017

I had seen the line up in front of Machiavelli for the individually operated old-school Italian food. Finally went for dinner last Wednesday. Had a short wait in the bar with a glass of wine and made new friends with other folks waiting for a...More

Thank seattletexasex
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Every time that I am at Seattle, I have to eat at Machiavelli Restaurant. The service and the quality of the food are awesome. It is a small place so you have to wait at least 45 minutes but it worthy.

Thank tatmacc
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Small old school itilano restaurant. Does have a wait on a Saturday but worth it. Lot of fun great service, family type of place enjoy.

Thank Sal M
Reviewed 21 December 2016

We heard that the restaurant was very crowded. So we came full 15 minutes before the restaurant was open at 5 pm. Well, it was not that crowded at that time but when we leaft, many people were already sitting in the seat waiting to...More

Thank stevesudjatmiko
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Be prepared to either arrive right when they open at 5pm, or be willing to wait on the list for up to an hour for a seat in this very small but excellent eatery. They don't take reservations, so be forewarned. You might ask whether...More

Thank NomeMan
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Leilani E
Are reservations excepted?
8 February 2015|
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Response from BrianSeattle425 | Reviewed this property |
Machiavelli's does not take reservations
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1215 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101-1931
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Broadway / Capitol Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Broadway / Capitol Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 206-621-7941
  • E-mail