Agrodolce

3.9
1013 reviews
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Italian
Discover the sun-drenched cuisine of Southern Italy and Sicily at Agrodolce. This casual and welcoming family-owned trattoria nestled in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood features Italy’s coastal cuisine. Our expertly created, handmade pasta is made with the finest organic and sustainable ingredients in the Pacific Northwest.

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MJ
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server was fantastic! She was professional, fun, competent and put us at ease.

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DS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

We have enjoyed our brunch at Agrodolce before. Multiple times.

This was the first time we had their Prie Fixe menu for Mothers Day. The menu was $40 pp including children. No kids menu on Mothers Day ... of all days. The food was disappointing to say the least. To start off the salmon salad (otherwise hard to go wrong) had microscopic slivers of fish. We have had Eggs Benedict innumerable times but never one without ham and never with an entire bunch of spring onions on it. The fava beans dish was basically charred whole beans on the stalk with nothing else to taste. We thought after all the Hazelnut cake would make up for all the prior dishes. But alas what was served tasted like Gluten free bread!

I would have given the eclectic menu the benefit of doubt (and varying tastebuds) had the food at least contained the right quantities and types of ingredients to justify the price. Sorry to say, but crudely put, the meal was a rip off.

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KF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Meh. Food took too long. Service wasn’t that great. Food wasn’t that great. The only thing I liked about the place was my company at the table and the look of the restaurant. Mimosas were good too. But that’s it.

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G
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

We attending Mother's Day brunch. It was a fixed price meal. We were not advised in advance that it would be fixed price. The service was ridiculously slow. Servers were hard to track down. Food was average at best.

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s
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

I know Mother's Day Brunch is not a typical indicator for a restaurant. So, there is my caveat. But, I deliberately chose this for a fixed prixe menu because I thought the food and service would be more focused with a limited menu at an established restaurant.

Ultimately, I got a small salad - the size of a saucer dish - eggs and a two small scoops of melted sorbet. It took over an hour and half to get the second course (basically scrambled eggs with mushrooms and asparagus). I saw at least two tables leave with bags of food because their service took too long and they had small kids who had reached their expiration point.

My latte tasted like coffee with foam on top. The server replaced it with iced tea for me and still charged for a latte on the bill. The bill arrived for over $100 for brunch for two people (no drinks, except for the ice tea). I have never been to a restaurant where they automatically include gratuity in the bill for two people for breakfast, either. (I am a generous tipper in general - but felt a bit taken advantage of this morning).

It was as disorganized of an experience as I have ever seen at an established restaurant. Truly notable. I really wanted to like this place - but ultimately, it was pretty disappointing.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Mother’s Day fixed price. Ridiculously slow. Three courses delivered an average of 45min. Apart. Food was delivered to the table cold. When we complained replacements were made but didn’t include the up charge items we had ordered. Even when hot, scrambled eggs shouldn’t command $45 and drip coffee shouldn’t cost $5. Truly a disappointment.

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SP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sophisticated Italian in a casual setting. Food and drinks are delicious and staff are great too! Will be back again.

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KK
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Family style meal by the chef was so delicious. Very fresh and flavorful. Worth every penny. Thanks!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I have eaten here before and loved it. My friend’s pasta was not good and it was too late to replace it. The evening was just off. It’s a shame because I probably won’t go back

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S
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

We had passed by the "Fresh Pasta" sign that's hanging in front of the restaurant a number of times and had always been intrigued. We were in the area on a Friday night so we went ahead and booked a reservation for an early dinner. The first thing we noticed when we entered the restaurant was a very noticeable fishy smell. I know they have a number of seafood options on the menu, but the smell when entering was off-putting enough for both of us to take note before sitting down. The overall ambiance wasn't bad, with large windows and a quiet atmosphere. The service was prompt and although they did push drinks, it wasn't excessive. We ordered two pasta dishes and an order of their fresh focaccia bread. The bread came first and was fairly underwhelming. Focaccia is typically light and airy but this offering was very glutenous and dense. The flavor wasn't too bad, but it wasn't focaccia in my mind. The first pasta we received was a pesto cavetelli. The pesto itself was fairly fresh and herby tasting, but didn't have much depth of flavor beyond that. The thing that threw the dish off though was slivers of lemon rind mixed throughout. The hint of citrus but overall bitter taste they added were a definite negative to the dish and lead to most being picked out before finishing the plate. The other pasta dish we received was supposed to be a black pepper bucatini carbonara. I say "supposed to be" because the rich creaminess that you would expect from a cabonara was completely missing. It almost seemed as if they had forgotten to add the egg in the last stages, leaving an oily plate of hard noodles with a few shavings of parmesan. The guanciale included in the dish was the lone highpoint, but was overshadowed by the other issues. Lastly, the pasta itself. For what was supposed to be fresh pasta, it was very dry and on the not cooked side of al dente. Simply put, we now know that the "Fresh Pasta" sign is a facade at this point and we won't be returning.

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M
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Agrodolce until recently was a reliable good-to-great neighborhood Italian restaurant. The restaurant has recently been sold and I fear that the new owners are not super interested in retaining the great experience Agrodolce once was known for. In this case, the restaurant accepted my reservation request through OpenTable for a 9:15pm seating. We arrived 8 or so minutes after making the reservation (and before 9:15) only to find the door locked, but with lit candles still on the tables. Clearly, they just wanted to just go home and didn’t care how they inconvenienced us, even having accepted the reservation only 8 minutes before. Very disappointing to witness the decline of what was once a great neighborhood place.

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PP
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 2ambience 2

The whole process of how their Eastter Brunch is set up is very deceiving. The menu looked good so online it said get tickets. I put out my credit card and was told the bill was 105 dollars for the three of us. When we got there the place only had one table of customers and I wondered why I even needed tickets. They said I hadn't paid online it was they run your credit card for the reservation. The food was pretty good but their menu had substitutions from the online menu, salmon was replaced with trout, and there was no proscuitto on the first course. In addition, the portions were small The service was average. When the bill came they had added a 20% gratituty. There was no mention of this online anywhere. The server made no mention of it while serving us until she brought out the bill. When questioned, it was in small print at the bottom of the menu. They added this to our total bill and they charged tax based on this amount. With this process, we actually paid 25% for the gratituty. On a special day, based on religion, it is sad that these deceiving practices need to be in place.

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend ordering the chef ‘s choice menu served family style. Each course was delicious!

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TV
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The Carrots and halibut were delicious, but the spaghetti and carbonara was below average and quite peppered. Selections of alcohol and wine was quite limited and server did not offer suggestions.

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OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great as usual. We will be back!

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KE
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

The food was fantastic however the service was seriously lacking, so much so I will likely not return. For how much it costs to dine here I expect more. They seemed a little understaffed, which I have a lot of sympathy for, but that is no excuse. It took over two hours to get in and out, which is just WAY to long. The waiter commented that it was because of a large table in front of us...but the drinks took FOREVER too and the group was really not that big and almost no one else was there. I hate leaving poor reviews but I left feeling too upset not to.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

The dinner started out well and the appetizers were tasty. The waitress was really pushing the alcohol throughout the meal even we had ordered a bottle of wine. Entrees took too long and were cold. Desserts were unimpressive and almost an afterthought.
Waitress sort of disappeared as the meal progressed and the other waiter took over out of necessity. They appeared understaffed. I was charged for an item I didn’t order but it was too much hassle to even bother having it removed.
I won’t be returning!

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B
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food is always freshly made and delicious. Service is frequently slow, though. We always seem to have to wait a very long time even for the first course, such as a salad.

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JL
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous. Went for restaurant week. Appetizers were delicious. Polenta fries, YUM! Pasta fresh and perfectly cooked, best tiramisu evah.

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S
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

I was disappointed with my experience at Agrodolce this weekend, I ordered the seasonal hash for brunch, which I was told would contain romanesco and onion as the seasonal ingredients. The dish I received literally had about one tablespoon of tiny romanesco bits distributed throughout, along with a lot of fairly tasty, but greasy potatoes and onions. For $17, I thought this was a terrible value , and the portion of romanesco was comically small.

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LK
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our Waiter Anthony was the highlight of our meal. He stayed close when we needed him but gave us space when we were doing just fine. It was uncanny how he knew how to take good care of our party of 5. The food came out hot and delicious. The bloody mary was the best I've eve had. Compliments to the chef and especially our waiter.

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KR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Our service was slow, our food order was wrong, my son's spaghetti was crunchy from sitting under a heat lamp for too long, an ordered drink was never brought, and it was expensive for very mediocre pasta. Very disappointed...we had been meaning to try this place for a long time.

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ED
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Food was very bland. Halibut was over cooked. Carrots were undercooked. It’s restaurant week so maybe their game was off.

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SJ
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Delicious food, music was awful, but not too loud, so only occasionally annoying.

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FT
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a superb early dinner during Seattle's Restaurant Week. From the starters (grilled asparagus and glazed carrots) through the mains (fresh halibut and ricotta cavatelli) and the desserts (sebadas and hazelnut cake), everything was absolutely delicious and perfectly cooked. Service was spot on. We were tempted to return the next day.

Agrodolce
Responded on April 13, 2019

Fred we are so glad you enjoyed everything during your recent visit. We look forward to seeing you again soon!! come try our brunch we're right by the Fremont farmers market too. Kurt

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BF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food - great service, a little slow getting food.
Easy to talk, comfortable and very clean.
Restaurant week so excellent value.

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j
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We usually LOVE Agrodolce.

When we went this most recent time for lunch on the first day of "Seattle Restaurant Week" the first course (grilled asparagus with burrata and a spicy sauce I cannot remember the name of right now) was INCREDIBLE.

However the pasta of the day (forget the name, but it is like a long pipe - macaroni that hasn't been bent/cut) came out and was not even al dente - you could feel the crunch of the uncooked inner part of the pasta, and the butter/red wine sauce was rather bland overall. The broccolini which came tossed with the pasta was the beat part of this dish.

The cavatelli was better, but still a bit on the bland side. At least it was cooked fully.

We showed up for our reservation right at the opening time (11:30) and the server was very friendly, nice, and helpful, but seemed like he should have had someone else working with him in the front of the house. Unsure if someone else had called in for the day, or whatever, but he ended up running around a LOT and handling too many tables for one person it seemed.

We'll definitely be back since we know how good Agrodolce usually is, but maybe we'll stick to dinner or brunch from here on out...

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M
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The restaurant was not packed when we went for lunch on a Sunday. Could have done without a reservation. the pasta itself was good, however the portions are tiny and probably not worth the price. If you go, I'd recommend splitting sides in addition to the main entrée.

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AD
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

Food didn’t arrive for more than 30 mins after we ordered. We were the first & only table there. I know it takes the kitchen a minute to get going at the start of the day, but come on!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service! Food and cocktails were excellent! I will definitely return!

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LJ
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mimosa carafes for brunch.... nuff said. Except, there is more! The decore is so cute and comfortable, great spot to get together with friends. The food was amazing, had the focaccia sticks, polenta Benedict, hand made pasta and an amazing egg white omelette. Can’t wait to see what the new chef does with the menu in the future!

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JM
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints!

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SM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Agrodolce is one of my favorite organic restaurants. Food is wonderful and the ambiance is very nice too. It's a bit noisy when its full but no more than most restaurants. Recommend the sauteed octopus for sure!

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k
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

The food was amazing. Our server was amazing, even while acting as the only server for an eventual 6 tables and playing bartender. The food was okay, variety was good. Focaccia is NEXT LEVEL. pasta, even for homemade, but as too al dente. My first two clams were just sand which was so unfortunate (I prefer to slurp rather than fork it, and wasn’t paying close enough attention) Restaurant layout is odd. Ambiance is interesting.

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j
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, delicious food that is prepared and presented with care. Our server Spencer was wonderful

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J
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was amazing. Restaurant was understaffed with only one waiter for 10 tables which made service very slow.

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MB
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

My past experiences here would have merited 5 stars, but my most recent experience (first in the last year) would have merited 3 stars.

Pros: This is a restaurant that is actually amenable to conversation - reasonable acoustics are ever harder to find in Seattle. Dishes that come out as intended can be quite amazing (I've had great fish, chicken, and shellfish dishes here in the past). I usually have great experiences with the chefs choice / family style meal. This had been one of my favorite places for business dinners with 4-6 people, but it also works well for other occasions.

Cons: My most recent meal here had significant service issues. Very slow and many dishes didn't make it to the table at their best. Think salad that had seemed to have been plated earlier in the day, apps that should be served at room temperature that came straight from a fridge (cold plate and all), and pasta that had cooled to room temperature by the time it made it to the table. Fortunately, the main course (seared black cod) was perfect. I hope that this was just an off night for the restaurant.

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OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Ordered chicken & waffles (both of us), waffle was moist vs. crisp and fresh. Gravy was salty and lukewarm. Poached egg over cooked. Entirely a disappointment. Asked for crisp bacon, had to send back because it wasn’t crisp. Will not return for brunch and likely not consider for dinner even though we got engaged at this location when it was 35th St. Bistro 7 years ago.

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MB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

We had eaten here before, and had a wonderful dinner. Good food, service and atmosphere.

However, this time around, the food was very disappointing. Service and atmosphere were still great (we had the same server) but it was as if they had a substitute chef for the night, and her or she did not have the cops for the job.

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WH
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious, fresh & very enjoyable. Loved being introduced to new pastas & flavors. We will definitely return.

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