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Best Spots for Pasta in Seattle

Best Spots for Pasta in Seattle
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Updated: 2/11/2023 | Best Spots for Pasta in Seattle

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When we think of the best pasta spots in Seattle, we think of restaurants that freshly extrude pasta that’s then cooked to perfection (hopefully al dente).

The sauce is also very important. We love variety and these spots tend to deliver the perfect plates of pasta.

These Italian restaurants come to mind.

Best Spots for Pasta in Seattle

#1 Tavolata

Tavolata is part of the Ethan Stowell Restaurant group, but they serve amazing handmade pasta dishes. 

We highly recommend trying their Tonnarelli, Conchiglie Nero, steak tartare, and Papoardelle pastas.

They have restaurants in Capitol Hill, Belltown, and the Wallingford/Fremont area.

#2 Spinasse

Spinasse is a special occasion Italian restaurant located on Capitol Hill. They serve Piemontese cuisine and their pastas are made fresh daily.

It’s considered a special occasion restaurant, so be sure to make reservations ahead of time!

#3 Ristorante Machiavelli 

Ristorante Machiavelli is regarded as one of the best pasta spots in Seattle and a favorite among locals.

They have a location in Capitol Hill and Edmonds (opened in December 2023). 

#4 Darkalino’s

handmade italian pasta seattle pomodoro with pappardelle

Handmade pappardelle pasta in pomodoro sauce

Darkalino’s is more than an Italian restaurant that offers handmade pizza, they’re also a community center, art gallery, boutique, and bar. 

We love their pastas, deli sandwiches, and you HAVE to sample their desserts. We were blown away with everything and so glad it exists in Pioneer Square.


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#5 Il Nido

Il Nido is located in West Seattle and serves freshly made pasta and other Italian dishes. They were also James Beard Award finalists in 2020.

Reservations are required and typically need to be made months in advance. 

#6 G.H. Pasta and G.H. Pasta and Pizza

Tonnarelli pasta from GH Pasta and Pizza

We’re huge fans of G.H. Pasta! Their pastas are made fresh daily and now they offer amazing sourdough crust pizza at their West Seattle outpost.

Their Downtown Seattle location is only open during lunchtime, but you can also get their pasta and pizza for dinner at their West Seattle location.


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#7 San Fermo

San Fermo serves handmade pasta out of a little cute house in the Ballard neighborhood. They also serve an amazing Caesar salad with anchovies. 

Reservations are highly recommended as they tend to get busy in their small space.

#8 Von’s 1,000 Spirits

Happy Hour Mac and Cheese sourdough pasta from Vons 1000 Spirits in Seattle

Mac and Cheese made with sourdough pasta

We are obsessed with their freshly made sourdough pasta! Their scala pasta has little ridges that soak up all the sauce. They also have a variety of sauces including a vegan option.

We love coming for happy hour because they have a selection of discounted full-sized plates and offer amazing beverage deals such as $6 scratch martini made with gin or vodka.

#9 List

List is one of our favorite spots for happy hour! We love their truffle cream gnocchi! It’s half off during happy hour and tastes amazing.

The gnocchi can only be described as small pillows of heaven. Trust us, you have to try List at least once.


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#10 Due Cucina

cacio e pepe spaghetti pasta from Due Cucina Seattle

Cacio e Pepe Spaghetti

Due Cucina makes their pasta fresh daily and all their ingredients are freshly prepared. You can choose how you want your pasta cooked (we prefer al dente) and 6 different pasta options. Our favorite pasta dishes were the Carbonara and Bolognese. 

Their pastas are also very reasonably priced! Don’t forget to add on a bottle of Peroni for only $3.90!

They have multiple locations in Capital Hill, Roosevelt, West Seattle, and Totem Lake. 

Other Notable Pasta Restaurants

  • Altura
  • Assaggio
  • Carrello
  • Cornelly
  • Cortina
  • La Fontana Siciliana
  • Limoncello
  • Pasta Casalinga
  • Rione XIII
  • Serafina

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