Altura

/ Italian, Restaurant
#22 of 7672 places to eat in Seattle
ClosedOpens at 17:00
Italian, Vegetarian options
$$$$ Average price: $61
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617 Broadway E, 98102-5025
Seattle, Washington, USA
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After visiting Broadway, you can look over the menu at this restaurant. Altura is recommended to Italian cuisine lovers. Order good salmon roe, gnocchi and ravioli. Here you will be able to order tasty cannolis, affogato and chocolate cakes. Some clients like delicious prosecco, beer or liqueur at this place. Don't miss the opportunity to try great coffee, hot chocolate or tea.

The cozy atmosphere of this spot allows visitors to relax after a hard working day. The cute staff shows a high level of quality at this restaurant. The fabulous service is something these restaurateurs care about. Altura provides you with a great choice of dishes at attractive prices. The divine decor is worth seeing with your own eyes. The Zomato rating system lets this place get the rating of 4.1.

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I visited this place when my mom came to see me in late September. We had an amazing experience, and here are the pros and cons I see: Pros: 1. they have a nonalcoholic pairing option, which is very friendly for drivers. 2. most of the dishes were super great, and we found many of them having interesting and also enjoyable tastes. 3. service was good and very quick. Cons: 1. I ordered their 4oz wagu steak. The steak is definitely not the top grade that would melt in your month. The taste is closer to the Australia wagu (they said the steak comes from Hokkaido). Also there were some vessels in the steak which were hard to cut. My mother had the dry aged duck. I also tasted a small piece and I felt it was a bit over cooked and dry. I don't know if it is potentially related to its dry aged nature. But in general I feel the main dishes (both beef and duck) were the least impressive ones in the whole course. 2. I asked for a table, and they placed us at the corner table which is right below the stairs. It was noisy every time someone used the stairs. There were planety of other tables empty but I don't know why they put us at that particular table.
This is, by far, one of the best restaurants I've been to in Seattle. Our dinner was ten courses and we stopped in for my birthday. The food was exquisite, the service was carefully choreographed, and the servers were very knowledgeable when it came to the menu. The meal was innovative and exciting - I opted for the Miyazaki A5 Wagyu which was cooked to perfection, and you could tell that each of the dishes was made with expertise and utilized fresh ingredients. I also ordered the non-alcoholic beverage pairing, which was the first time I had ever seen this at a restaurant, and it consisted of an array of fresh juices and cordials that complimented each dish. The portion sizes were perfect - we left feeling full but not stuffed. Would highly recommend this restaurant for a nice occasion, just be sure to get reservations well in advance.
This was one of the most interesting meals I've ever had.  From eating popcorn with a fork to the savory cannoli, the tasting menu is extremely creative.  We frequently asked staff questions that almost seemed idiotic, but they're professional to a tee. They have all the answers about the menu's creation, components, and sources.  And they have great mustaches.  We didn't do the full wine pairing, but we did take recommendations for a glass to start with and end with.  Despite my date not being an oenophile, we both enjoyed the recommendations.  Looking back, I'd make the same decisions. I can't believe they fit us in without a reservation on a Friday night but it was such a fortunate happenstance- the less fancy place we expected to go was uncharacteristically booked.  The space is intimate, giving off an active yet calming vibe.  It's a modern, simple background for a baroque culinary tableau.  The meal experience took two and a half hours, exactly as staff said it would. I thought time flew by. We started hungry then ended stuffed- when they brought out the second dessert course, we could barely handle it.  However, their aerated hot chocolate-based dessert is so worth it! Some of our favorite pieces were the pillowy gnocchi, stunningly plated in red with fruit and beets.  Even the palate cleanser sorbets, with tarragon and fruit flavors, were delicious on their own.  The locally sourced crispy duck was perfectly fatty and seasoned.  Of the stranger pieces, we both loved the fermented potatoes with black butter.  At the beginning, we were hoping for bowls of everything, but no course disappointed and we left fat and happy.  It's also sweet that they send you off with a box with a little shortbread and chocolate truffle and a menu to remember things by. I'm still surprised Yelp categorizes this place as "Italian" because that's not apt for the diversity of flavors and inspirations here.  Though there was gnocchi, a savory "cannoli," and a vaguely Italian dessert, this place is New American fusion in my mind.
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617 Broadway E, Seattle, Washington, USA, 98102-5025
Features
Сredit cards accepted No outdoor seating Booking Wheelchair accessible No Wi-Fi No takeaway Parking TV
Opening hours
SundaySun Closed
MondayMon Closed
TuesdayTue 17:30-22:00
WednesdayWed 17:30-22:00
ThursdayThu 17:30-22:00
FridayFri 17:00-22:00
SaturdaySat 17:00-22:00

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