Friday, June 25, 2010

Spinasse Restaurant Review


Picture from Spinasse Website


It’s been nearly a year since I came back to Spinasse and they have a few new changes.  The most important the communal tables were transformed into individual tables. I am not a fan of communal tables so this was great for me. But what didn’t change was the food, which is great, because the food at Spinasse is excellent. I call this true traditional Italian food. 

Spinasse is located in capital hill and adorable, small, homey and the décor is simple and nice. Service is good and the folks know what they are talking about. 

We had several things from the menu, we stated off with the Insalata di barbabietole e uovo, which is marinated beets with crushed egg, meyer lemon and pecorino. I am a beet lover so this is very good to me. Then we had some Pork Tartlettes also very good, but not my favorite.  Then we had the Tajarin al ragù o burro e salvia which is fine hand cut egg pasta with ragù or butter and sage. This is my favorite dish on the menu. I have had this several times now and each time I just love it.  It is Delishhh! If you are going here, this is a must order. 

After that we also had the Ravioli di zucca which is squash ravioli with sage butter, crushed amaretti, and mandarinquat mostarda di Cremona. This is my 2nd favorite dish.  Then we had the Tagatelli with butter and cream with anchovy’s flavor. And then we tried the Quial and also the Rabbit, with a side of asparagus.  We were 6 people and did family style.  Both Quail and Rabbit were delicious; I think I preferred the Quial over Rabbit if I had to choose again.  The Tagatelli was my least favorite but still good, the reason it was my least favorite was that the anchovies were a little over powering for me.  Everything on this menu was just fabulous, I really don’t; think you can go wrong. 

Before I continue to the dessert section you have to remember that Spinsse they make their own pasta and you can tell the difference, it is just fabulous.  Now my favorite is the ragu but some prefer the ravioli. You will just have to tell me which one you like better. 

For dessert we had the Semifreddo di gianduja which was a hazelnut like icre cream.  Oh this was excellent. Then we also had the Parmigiano-Reggiano con miele, which is aged, organic cow’s milk cheese served with cardoon flower honey. I didn’t know how good this was with honey.  Both desserts excellent. 

After I went to the Spinsse’s website I found out that they have a Chef’s Table. It says, ‘For those who seek the ultimate Spinasse dining experience, we’ve created an opportunity for chefs Jason Stratton and Carrie Mashaney to cook just for you. With a bird’s eye view into the kitchen, you can now reserve the Chef’s Table on Friday or Saturday night. Savor a fabulous showing of 10 courses from the kitchen’s seasonal whimsy of Piedmontese cuisine utilizing the array of local and artisan products from the Pacific Northwest.” What a fabulous experience for $100 per person.  This is something I would try out. 

If you haven’t been to Spinasse yet, what are you waiting for, go and have some true Italian food. 

1531 14th Avenue E.
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 251.7673
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10 Responses to “Spinasse Restaurant Review”

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    Sonia Barton — June 25, 2010 @ 8:28 pm

    I loved the food in Seattle. I was there for a week with a friend that lived there, she took me to eat Thai, Mexican, Italian and Seafood. I don’t remember the name of the places but they were great.

    I’m going to write this down for the next time I go visit. The food looks so good!

    Love it Thank you for the ‘list’

    • Delishhh replied: — July 8th, 2010 @ 8:30 am

      Sonia, welcome to Delishhh! Next time you are in Seattle you will have to let me know and i will give you a list of places to go to 🙂

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    sophia — June 25, 2010 @ 9:26 pm

    I don’t think I’ve been to a true authentic Italian restaurant before…I’ve been to Olive Garden, but that is def not it!
    I’ve heard that Seattle is a foodie city. I would LOVE to visit one day!

    • Delishhh replied: — July 8th, 2010 @ 8:32 am

      Sophia – I don’t think i have ever been to an Olive Garden so i don’t even know how to comment on that :). If you are ever in Seattle let me know and i will get you a list of place to go and eat.

    • Delishhh replied: — July 8th, 2010 @ 8:34 am

      Sophia – thanks for stopping by. If you are ever going to Seattle let me know i will give you a list of place to go and eat and the best Asian restauranst in the city too 🙂

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    mangiabella — June 25, 2010 @ 10:16 pm

    great blog name! love the site! come visit me anytime at

    • Delishhh replied: — July 8th, 2010 @ 8:42 am

      MangiaBelle – thanks for stopping by and for the name compliment. I am coming to vistit!

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    Salma — June 27, 2010 @ 4:35 pm

    I’m with Sofia…I’ve been Olive Garden and that does not come close to authentic.

    All this food looks wonderful. Visiting from BlogFrog.

    • Delishhh replied: — July 8th, 2010 @ 8:44 am

      Salma – thanks for stopping by. I have never been to an Olive Garden so i can’t say. But if you are ever in Seattle let me know and i will get you a list of place to go and eat some good food.

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    Tami — June 30, 2010 @ 10:55 am

    Darnit! Spinasse was on my list when I was in Seattle in May, but wasn’t able to fit it in. So many good restaurants, so little time, you know:) Next time I’ll be sure to give it a look. Thanks for the review.

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