Seattle >Food & Dining > Assaggio Ristorante
2010 4th Ave, Seattle, WA | Directions 9812147.613403 -122.340262
Lunch: Mon-Fri 11am-2pm
Dinner: Mon-Sat 5pm-10pm
Happy Hour: Mon-Fri 4pm-6:30pm
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Belltown
Not bad – My husband and I got some seriously bad service at another high-profile restaurant and left the place and ended up here. On a busy Saturday night around 8:30, we thought we'd try our luck and ask if there was a table available. The nice hostess was very accommodating and broke down a table for us and we were seated immediately. The food wasn't to-die-for but it wasn't bad either. My bolognese was very flavorful but a little too salty. My husband had the ravioli with scallops and it was a decent comforting cheesy creamy dish. Our server was very nice and knowledgeable. Overall, I would recommend Assaggio if someone wanted Italian food in the downtown area. But it wasn't so special that it made me want to go back again.
Friendly service, great food. – I have only been here once, but thought that this restaraunt was excellent. We came for a team lunch, so I did not experience the noisy dinner scene. Our waitress was prompt and friendly, gave great recommendations, and even made us laugh! The desserts are to die for. We ordered five different ones and each were mouthwatering. Although it's two $$, I think the price is well worth what you're getting. Oh - great salads too!
Expensive, but a well-worth the splurge – The first thing I noticed upon entering this restaurant was how close the tables are placed to each other. We were less than a foot away from our neighbors' table. (Perhaps it's just me, but I prefer more personal space / privacy with my date). It just feels a bit cramped. Also, the wine selection is a bit limited for the financially conscious. However the food is excellent. The service was extremely friendly, and our waiter made us feel very comfortable. Also, we were amazed at how quickly our food was ready and brought to our table. Be sure to order coffee and dessert! Their coffee is average price, but tastes way better than Starbucks. And their large dessert selection is sure to make you drool.
Why do you put these things abouts my restaurant? – Assaggio and Mauro are the most bestest of anyting Italian in Seattle. I dont know why the people write these things. Many famous movie stars and busnesmens come to my restaurant, and the people love me like the brother. My foods win the James Beards awards many times. My cooksbooks and guest appearances make the peoples feel wanted.
Sorry Mauro, not the greatest...... – We have enjoyed Assaggio greatly thruout the years, both the attentive love from Mauro and his Italian cuisine knowledge by way of the Middle East. The last few years both the quality of service and food has suffered greatly. What was once a wonderful restuarant is now simply O.K at best, and it saddens me. I realize eventually all good things must come to an end, but I'm not ready for Assaggio to fall into that category. Please make it the way it used to be Mauro, I know you can do it.
Go For a Melow Birthday on the Town – Aside from FINALLY finding exquisite Italian food in Seattle, everything else about this restaurant is great. The ambient atmosphere, wait staff very attentive and friendly, food was out of this world (!) it was like being back in Italy. Wish I could've tried the wine list, but I hear it is exceptional too.
Thanks Assaggio's , you've got a customer for life!
Past it's prime.... – There is a reason why you never hear about Assaggio anymore when people talk about great Italian food. It's sad to say but they really have lost their touch. Mauro is still as endearing of a host as ever but even his personality can't make up for the mediocre to sub-par food that they have been serving for the past years. It looks like they've tried to keep up with the new kids on the block by stepping the decor up a notch and adding the private dining room, however, perhaps the money would have been better spent by increasing the quality of the ingredients used and trying to fine tune the food that's coming out? The last few times I've been to Assaggio this past year the salads have been wilted, food has been bland, bland, bland and the entrees either vastly over or under cooked.
Wonderful setting but, bland food. – Heard about Assaggio for a few years and the reviews here were mostly top notch. Visited for dinner last Friday. The most bland and unappetizing Caesar salad we've ever had. No "kick", no garlic, no green leaves - mostly "stumps" of Romaine. Our entree's sounded wonderful - everything on the menu sounds great but once again, very bland with little or no spice or garlic. Mauro was welcoming and our service was great. But, sadly, we won't be back when we're craving good Italian food.
excellent food – service was a little slow but it the food was excellent and the atmosphere was good as well. this is a high end place----good date place too
The best tiramisu in town – Everything at this restaurant is good. I know that's a bold statement, but Mauro the owner seems to have things under control to ensure that all of his dishes have the perfect flavor combinations and remain authentically, deliciously Italian. He's also fabulous--make sure you say hi if you're in there. But the real reason I come to dinner here is the tiramisu dessert--unlike what you get in most restaurants, this isn't overpowered with alcohol or coffee flavors but instead stays light, fleeting, ephemeral. Made me a tiramisu convert no doubt. Other good dishes: squid appetizer, meaty pasta
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