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Beato Food & Wine (CLOSED) - 19 Reviews - 3427 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116, Seattle, WA - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (206) 923-1333

Beato Food & Wine (CLOSED)

3427 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116
Seattle, WA 98116
(206) 923-1333
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I have just visited Beato for the 12th time in two years, and I have to say, each time has been better than the last! I always refer my friends and visitors from out of town to th...


We had a terrible experience, there are too many good restaurants in Seattle to waste your time here!

Exceptional experience, exceptional people! 9/5/2008

I have just visited Beato for the 12th time in two years, and I have to say, each time has been better than the last! I always refer my friends and visitors from out of town to this restaurant, and once again I am proven right in doing so. The wine list, for those who love boutique northwest wines as well as amazing Italian wines, is out of this world. All you have to do is consult Ryan and and the general manager Lola for an amazing sipping experience. Our server Natalie was incredibly professional, friendly and fun. When asked for a recommendation on dinner, she led us down the most amazing culinary path: Duck egg w/guanciale and asparagus for an appetizer, fettucine with oxtail ragu and crab agnoletti for pasta (OH MY GOD!!), salmon with fava beans for an entree, and we splurged for the dessert of ricotta fritti. Wow! As always, an amazing gastronomical experience! On a side note, I was reading some of the earlier reviews from a couple of months ago, and I have a comment regarding one in particular...I visited Beato mid-summer with family, and was treated to a horrifying display of customer petulance...I am pretty sure it was the same group of eight that turned into seven, and was charged a no show fee. I overheard this whole exchange and need to debunk the myth that Beato treated this group unfairly and unprofesionaly. First, anyone who knows the restaurant industry knows the difficulty of setting up a small space, therefore no show fees exist. These seven early twenty somethings were so rude, obviously felt entitled to the Paris Hilton star treatment, didnt get their way, and actually yelled at the staff using the ""F"" word across the restaurant in front of all the customers. CLASSY! They insulted the GM, and promised not to tip the waitress (who they admitted was great) as a revenge to the GM, who they thought had mistreated them. CLASSY! I saw this go down and all I have to say is...are you kidding me twenty somethings? Get a life! more

What a night! 8/6/2008

My girlfriend and I recently dined at Beato and i must say it was exceptional. From the servers, to the wine list, to the presentation, preperations, and execution of the menu, not a beat was missed. I have read on this site and a few other ""foodie"" blogs that Beato can be pricy, pretentious, or both. On our visit this was certainly not the case! Our server, I believe his name was Ryan, was engaging but not overbearing. Attentive but not annoying. And he paced our selections flawlessly as well as suggested thoughtful pairings for the dishes we selected. As for the food, i must say everything we had was beautifully presented and seasoned. However the crab agnolotti stood out in both execution and presentation! The best I have ever had, and I have had the agnolotti at Cafe' Juanita and How to Cook a Wolf, both good just not as good as Beato's. We also had a beautiful Salmon dish with longbeans, favas, and cherry tomato. Once again beautiful and wonderfully cooked and seasoned. As someone who has cooked and served in fine dinning I can really appreciate the passion that the kitchen and servers put into making a restaurant like this work. We will be back soon and can't believe that a place like this exists in West Seattle. Spring Hill may be the ""Best new restaurant"" in Seattle but the place up the street deserves a second look! Thank you Beato for a great evening! more

Wonderful! 8/6/2008

My boyfriend and I had a wonderful meal at Beato last week. The service was friendly and knowledgable. The wine flight was terrific. And every morsel of food was fresh, delicious, and thoughtfully executed. They have a beautiful patio for summer al fresco dining, but the dining room is also very pleasant year round. I couldn't recommend this restaurant more highly! more

a sweet, sweet place! 8/5/2008

I have been to Beato a handful of times now. I have never been one to review a place (good or bad) but after seeing some of the comments on here, I thought I should put in my two cents. more

Beato-NO 8/4/2008

We had a terrible experience, there are too many good restaurants in Seattle to waste your time here! more

You Must Try This Place! 8/2/2008

The space that Beato occupies has been special to my wife and I since we bought a house nearby about 5 years ago. When it was Ovio, we went there after signing the papers on the house, for anniversaries, and other special occasion dinners. Then, it became O2 and we had our wedding rehearsal dinner there. So, it was a disappointment when both Ovio and O2 closed in that location UNTIL Beato opened and we realized what a gem we have right in our own neighborhood. more

Will never eat there again! 8/2/2008

It was our monthly dinner with friends and the evening was going well until the bill came with a NO SHOW charge on it. 7 of our 8 were dining that night and although we had previously asked if this was a problem and were told no, they still charged us a $25 fee for 1 person that was not able to make it. The table we used would have been the same regardless if our 8th person showed or not so it was absolutely ridiculous to charge us this fee. After talking with a VERY UNFRIENDLY and RUDE general manager that has no customer service skills, we left and decided we will never go back. It is unfortunate, our friends live in West Seattle and planned on dining their frequently, telling their friends etc... that will not happen now because of one little charge for $25.00, I hope it was worth it Beato! more

A Great Experience 7/6/2008

I had dinner at Beato over the 4th of July weekend, and it was a great experience all around. My companion and I started with the calamari as well as a fava bean salad, both of which were presented beautifully and nothing short of delicious. We then shared the fettuccine with oxtail ragu and yes- truffle oil. I love truffles and truffle oil so as you can guess, I loved the dish. I finished off with the quail and my friend had the pork. Both dishes were cooked perfectly and again, beautifully presented. Our server was great as well- knowledgeable yet friendly. All in all, it was a great dining experience and I will definitely be back. Pros: Great food and great service. Cons: None. more

Exceptional food -- pricey but worth it. Get a charcuterie/cheese starter if you're nervous about $$. 3/31/2008

I live in W. Seattle and am a Beato regular. The service is excellent and I frequently end up there solo or with my beau, often dining at the bar on a ""school night."" Yes, the food is expensive -- but totally worth it. For readers who are on the hungry side and concerned about price, an affordable way to counteract the ""appropriate"" entree portions is to order a cheese or charcuterie course (for $4) or the shared antipasto plate ($13) to start. Another benefit of dining here is that if you plan to share several plates among the table, the servers are very adept at ""course-ing"" out your meal. And, of course, pairing it with wine. This is not an ""every night"" dining experience, although I often stop by for a glass of wine and a nibble of charcuterie while coming or going at the end of the day. However, if you are interested in very high-quality food from unpretentious kitchen and wait staff, and an amazing wine selection, you will be pleased. I just mention the above about charcuterie/antipasto as a strategy for people who want a great meal but are somewhat price-conscious.... Some of the staff have amazing credentials -- connections to Mario Battali, staff time at French Laundry, etc. If you care to discuss fine food with them, you'll get the sense that this neighborhood bistro has world-class food and wine talent... in a non-pretentious restaurant setting. more

Great flavors, wines, plating 3/17/2008

The place was nearly empty on early Sunday evening. Plates were big, but servings were preciously small. Prices were a bit high, and service a bit slow, but in the end, worth it. Server was self-conscious, but honest. Pork belly appetizer was tasty as hell. When asked for a wine recommendation to accompany the black cod, she declined, and got the sommelier's ideas and recommendations. The Soave was perfect. If you have a big appetite, expect to order and pay a lot. Pros: Flavors Cons: Up tight servers, high prices more

Stay away from this place 2/25/2008

Before we ordered the waitress warned us that the portions are ""European"". I didn't know what that meant untill we got the spinach salad consistent of 5 leaves and the ravioli portion that consisted of 1 piece (!) (they should call the dish raviolo (singular)). The service was awfull and the efforts of the chef to dress the mediocre and neutral food with an haute cuisine aura completely fruitless. The wine list whould maybe be the only positive note if it wasn't so overpriced. We left unsattisfied and hungry... ""European portions""? I wonder if you know were Europe is on the map Pros: - Cons: Over priced, bad service, mediocre food more

nice West Seattle joint 2/12/2008

Leigh Provided by Partner
I came here after work with some co-workers for drinks and appetizers. The place was apparently booked even though it was a weekday and they had t... more

nice West Seattle joint 2/12/2008

Leigh Provided by Partner
I came here after work with some co-workers for drinks and appetizers. The place was apparently booked even though it was a weekday and they had t... more

Wonderful Food and Service 11/16/2007

Dining at Beato was a great experience for my friend and I. I'm extremely picky about service and I was throughly impressed with our server Ryan, he was very helpful and friendly, giving top notch service without being too cold or stuffy, always professional. Our hostess was also very nice and cordial. The food was wonderful! The portions are on the small side but so flavorful and complex. They have a great cheese plate too, try the La Tur. Dining here was a great experience and I recommend it to all; go for the knowledgeable, classy service and the amazing food, you won't be disappointed! Pros: great food and wine, awesome service Cons: none of great importance more

Pagliacciata 10/6/2007

Questo ristorante e' una buffonata, i vini ono carissimi!!! ed io di vino me ne intendo, il servizio e' ridicolo e di italiano c'e' veramente poco e quel poco sicuramente non e' il cibo!!! Pros: wine seller Cons: all more

Fresh and thoughtful 7/25/2007

We arrived late on a Monday in the rain to an unassuming exterior and did not wait for a table. The dinner was one of the best I have had in over 15 years of living in Seattle. The dishes were extremely fresh, imaginative and perfectly done. When we needed to change a dish for my vegitarian companion, it was done politely and the result was something we suggested shoudl go on the menu. The service was wonderful as was the wine. Highly recommend this gem of a dining experience. more

Great jewel of a restaurant 6/15/2007

Had reservations for four and was seated right away. Our server was Molly and she was very attentive, able to give great recommendations and was great with wine. Our food was awesome. I had the gnocchi and it was delish. I made everyone at the table try it. We got two desserts... the gelati is not their strong suit, but otherwise, the food and service was awesome. Pros: great service, great food Cons: gelati wasn't great more

Very impressive 5/17/2007

Excellent foods with perfectly matching wines! more

Wonderful Italian-inspired cuisine coming out of West Seattle 4/27/2007

We had an amazing meal tonight. Even though we waited over an hour for our table, we were met with grace and hospitality while we drank wine and had some appetizers at the bar. Our waiter (Ron) was informative, enthusiastic, and all-together terrific. We had a very relaxing, delicious meal during our three-plus hours at Beato. The halibut was light, aromatic, and flavorful; our out of town guests were raving at the skirt steak special. The fettucine with oxtail ragu was suprisingly light and rich--a pleasing and satisfying first plate. Additionally, we had an excellent wine recommendation for our meal (not a small feat considering our party ordered two meat dishes, one pasta, and one fish). The scene at Beato is intimate and welcoming; all-in-all, it was a terrific evening and a highly recommended culinary experience. Pros: Great Italian wine list, excellent service, good value Cons: Waited over an hour for a table (but had a great time at the bar) more
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  • The Scene
    This cozy spot is pure Italian in its focus, from the pronunciation of the name (""bay-ah-to"") to the simple emphasis on food and ingredients. Tuscan-inspired colors (terra...

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  • Hours:

    Tue-Sun 5pm-11pm
  • Payments:

    Master Card, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    North Admiral, West Seattle