Sometimes we’re all in the mood for a bowl of pasta. While relatively easy to make at home, nothing beats a perfectly cooked and crafted bowl from one of Seattle’s amazing Italian restaurants. So here are 11 of the best Italian spots to get a serious bowl of pasta in Seattle.


This Italian resto serves up cuisine inspired by Piemonte. That means they have a hyper-focus on crafting delicious handmade pasta. You can snag multiple kinds of pasta with ingredients like seafood, veal sauce, beef, and much more.

Where: 1531 14th Avenue
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 5 PM-10 PM, Friday & Saturday 5 PM-11 PM

The Pink Door

The Pink Door has been bringing joy to Seattleites and visitors since 1981. The restaurant is a unique mix of Italian-American dining and eclectic entertainment. The delicious, uncomplicated Italian dishes are as much a draw as the beautiful and romantic atmosphere making it a great date or special occasion spot.

Where: 1919 Post Alley
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11:30 AM-11 PM

Rione XIII

This Capitol Hill spot is all about the simple Roman cooking of¬†Trastevere, the bustling 13th district of Rome. You’ll find a selection of classic pasta such as cacio e pepe and carbonara, as well as wood-fired Roman street pizza and fried artichokes.

Where: 401 15th Ave E
Hours: Daily 7 PM-1 AM



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Despite being a relative newcomer to the Seattle food, scene Cornelly has proved to be a delicious spot to grab fresh pasta, naturally leavened pizza, and much more. Choose between spaghetti, rigatoni, and Cacio e Pepe. While you’re there you might as well pick up a bottle or two as well.

Where: 601 Summit Ave E, 103
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 5 PM-9 PM & Friday & Saturday 5 PM-10 PM

San Fermo


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While they may not boast the largest menu, San Fermo is certainly a spot to visit for pasta and more. To make things even more unique, the menu changes daily so expect a deliciously different visit every time. That being said you can find pasta ranging from risotto to bolognese, and much more.

Where: 5341 Ballard Ave NW
Hours: Daily 5 PM-10 PM

Il Terrazzo Carmine

Since 1984 Il Terrazzo Carmine has been considered a bastion of soulful and authentic Italian cuisine. They serve both lunch and dinner with a wide menu of items to choose from. Items range from antipasti to pasta to zuppe and much more.

Where: 411 1st Ave S
Hours: Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:30 AM-3 PM, Dinner: Monday-Saturday 5 PM-10 PM

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Osteria La Spiga


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This spot has a focus on northern Italian cuisine and all of the pasta is made fresh, in-house. Expect to find Italian ingredients combined with the freshest seasonal ingredients from local markets. You’ll find a wide array of pasta options sure to fulfill your desire for pasta.

Where: 1429 12th Avenue
Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 5 PM-9 PM, Thursday-Saturday 5 PM-10 PM


This is the sister restaurant of upscale Altura. While Altura is certainly excellent, Carrello is a bit more affordable and still has amazing quality. They have a number of delicious pasta for you to choose from with ingredients like duck, foraged mushrooms, oxtail, and much more. If you’re looking to switch up from your normal pasta spot, this is an excellent choice.

Where: 622 Broadway E
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 5 PM-9 PM, Friday & Saturday 5 PM-10 PM

Pasta Casalinga

Pasta Casalinga has a whopping 14 different kinds of pasta with 5 different options for you to choose from. You can snag tasty lasagna, squid ink spaghetti, wild boar ragu, and more. Plus you can opt for dine-in or take-out.

Where: 93 Pike Street #201
Hours: Daily 11:45 AM-4:45 PM

Bizzaro Italian Cafe


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If you’re looking to enjoy your pasta in a unique atmosphere, Bizzaro is probably the place for you. Expect an atmosphere full of unique decorations and of course some delicious pasta dishes. One of the more unique items is Elk Bolognese and yes they do have less bizarre options as well (pun intended).

Where: 1307 N 46th St
Hours: Daily 5 PM-9 PM

Ristorante Machiavelli

This long-standing Capitol Hill spot has been serving up pasta and more for over 30 years! By that fact alone, Machiavelli definitely knows what it’s doing. You’ll find a wide array of pasta options from penne to fettuccine and much more.

Where: 1215 Pine Street
Hours: Monday-Thursday 5 PM-9 PM, Friday & Saturday 5 PM-10 PM

Clearly, there’s no shortage of pasta in Seattle. So, why not simply try them all? Enjoy!