Private Dining Testimonials
"I wanted to thank you and entire group for making our party such a special day. Many of our guests commented on the professional, friendly staff. You, Heidi and Nadia went out of your way to make sure our every need was met. My guests loved having access to the bar to watch the game and they too commented on the great service they received.
The venue was perfect, the food fabulous! The team effort was greatly appreciated. Please thank everyone involved."
"I have to say once again how amazing you all are, how delicious everything was – I tried the mushroom risotto and must have that again, it was so yummy, and everything was done with that “Ponti-touch” we know so well.
Thanks again, Jessica, for all the wonderful support you give our special events."
-Sue M. (Company Event)
"I wanted to bring to your attention the outstanding service we received at your restaurant last month.
Each time our family has dined at Ponti the experience exceeded our expectations. Not only is it a quiet, picturesque location, but the food is top notch and the waitstaff are exemplary. We are always treated to fantastic flavors and the service is conscientious without being intrusive. Also appreciated is the attention given my father. Being handicapped it's not always easy for him to maneuver public places and he is often overlooked by staff and salespeople. At Ponti, the waitperson always talks directly to him and makes an effort to understand him, and that means a lot.
My father is one of 6 brothers who hadn't seen each other in 20 years so they all decided to gather here in Seattle. When choosing a venue for this special occasion, we wanted to make it memorable. There was only one choice: Ponti. In the past we have had a few celebratory meals at your restaurant and each time your staff has taken special care of my family and paid extra attention to my dad.
I talked with Jessica a couple weeks before our planned dinner and we decided to rent the Tapestry room. Again Ponti did not disappoint. We were treated to scrumptious appetizers, expertly crafted drinks, and fine wine. The main meal was incredible also. We never had to hunt down a waiter or even suffer an empty glass. The staff was friendly and attentive.
I wanted to pass this on to you and to thank Jessica for all work in making this effortless for me to organize and a treasured memory for my family. I will continue to choose Ponti's for any special occasion that arises."
"I know this is a long time responding to the wonderful job you and others at Ponti did for Joe and I. The service was outstanding..both from logistics to on the spot that evening. Your attention to every detail was superb. I am still getting compliments on the food ....excellent. I know that I will never have another "50th" but certainly there are other times that I will put Ponti's at the top of my list. Thanks again for a memorable anniversary."
"Thank you so much, Jessica. I am sending everyone in Seattle to Ponti, that is for sure. It is a perfect place for our VIPs as well as anyone who wants wonderful food with a gorgeous atmosphere. I am also going to spread the word about using you for private events--particularly if someone gets to have you as the event coordinator."
"Just wanted to let you know what a wonderful time we had in the Beuna Vista room. I received many compliments from my guests, when I hadn't lifted a finger! The service provided by Brendan and his team really made this a night to remember for all of us. He had the perfect balance between letting our party flow and being available when we needed him. Of course the food and view were fantastic, and I really appreciated your planning staff's flexibility in helping me with slideshow, cake, wine selection, etc. Some specific observations by our guests: 'the portions were just right, generous without forcing a decision between eating too much or leaving a lot of food on the plate," "most delicious salmon I've ever eaten" , "beautiful setting". A ten-year-old boy who has a reputation for being a picky eater ate every bite of his entree, and announced that he now loves salmon. And perhaps most important of all, my husband was delighted, when presented with the bill, at what a great value the whole evening turned out to be.
The service you offer is just perfect for a family celebration such as ours. We'll be back!"
"Sorry I couldn't tell you in person what a wonderful party we had at Ponti for my mother's 80th. The guests were raving about the room, the food, and the service...all night long!
The appetizers were very appreciated as several of our guests were coming from out of state and were late. The gourmet spread was a large part of the conversation. The little tykes loved the fruit that came with the cheese tray.
When the entrees were served, they arrived almost simultaneously in a whirlwind of servers. Women were served first. Every dish was steaming hot and prepared with perfection in mind. What an orchestration for a group this size!
Our tenor opera singer, who belted out three Italian arias (keyboard accompaniment), didn't seem to bother the rest of the diners due to the sound proofing in the tapestry room.
Sean and crew were "on it". Our every need was attended to, immediately! This was seriously the best service I have ever witnessed at any restaurant. They even helped us carry out our van load of audio/visual equipment!
My mother was overwhelmed with how exceptional every aspect of the Ponti experience was...she exclaimed when she got her cup of coffee with her piece of birthday cake...'Goodness, even the coffee is very good!'
Thank you, Jessica, for paying attention to details, and helping me navigate through the planning phases of this special event."
"We had a wonderful time - successful business meeting along with a terrific dinner and experience. The room was perfect and your staff took great care of us. I think the whole group enjoyed it and no one got lost getting there (good for the North crowd)! We will certainly think of Ponti again for a dinner meeting. We have one about every 6 months and there are a few more of us each time. If we need to have a 6 hour meeting, we are all of a mind that there better be a nice room, killer food and great wine to dull the pain! Thank you for a very successful evening."
"Thank you, Rosa, for a lovely wedding dinner. The staff was more than attentive, and saw to all our needs and requests in a friendly 'of course' manner.
We and our guests had a memorable evening; appreciation for all you did to insure that."
-Anne and Karen