a capitol hill tradition since 1988



dinner daily 5pm–11pm
closed Sundays

sorry, we do not accept reservations.


closed May 27-29

closed July 4


1215 Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98101


(206) 621-7941

sorry, we do not accept reservations.

Overlooking downtown, Machiavelli has been serving Capitol Hill for nearly 30 years.

Tom and Linda McElroy dreamed of opening their own restaurant. In 1988, they found a cozy little corner in Capitol Hill and created Ristorante Machiavelli. A lot has changed in the neighborhood since then, but the Machiavelli mission has never wavered: warm, familiar faces, and delicious, consistent food at reasonable prices.

In over two decades as a local favorite, Machiavelli has earned a reputation for bringing people together and making them feel like family. With the help of a devoted staff, the restaurant has nurtured a clientele of loyal regular customers and newcomers alike.

In 2013, Tom and Linda passed the restaurant on to longtime partners Suzette Jarding and Javier Arevalo. Suzette and Javier have been with Machiavelli since 1999 and are dedicated to continuing the Machiavelli tradition of great food and great friends.

Seattle Times


The Stranger

Familiarity breeds longtime deliciousness at Ristorante Machiavelli

" ... when you visit Machiavelli for the first time, you feel like you’ve been let in on a secret, and that’s also part of the appeal." read the entire article


"Fancier, higher-concept Italian restaurants come and go in Seattle; old-school Machiavelli, open since 1988, is a reliable friend." read more ...