In the mood for something sweet, something savory or really just anything Italian? Then hop on your vespa and get to these fine establishments that serve all things delightfully Italian. Ciao!
In over a decade I've never had anything less than a stellar dish here. Indulge in the great wines, foie, grilled octopus, braised bunny and the risotto of the season (forget about the calorie count.)
No frills, just a formica countertop and a dozen stools at this market stand. Get the meatball sandwich (big enough to share) with housemade alfedo & marinara.
Affordable Italian food (some plates under $10) offered in a bustling environment. Show up early or have a glass of wine while you wait as no reservations are accepted.
A great room, solid food and a wonderful atrium and deck make this Cap Hill room buzz.
Don Curtis and his team turn out contemporary Italian fare in this Ballard outpost. Order the buckwheat pancakes, lamb meatballs or crab ravioli.
The drawing room is perfect for special events such as film screenings.
Get here now. Armando Batali (father of Mario) offers up quality charcuterie and sandwiches to eat in or takeaway. Ask about their private luncheons.
Hey Paison! I love your steaks and cheesecakes and trippy little brat pack memorabilia. I'll be back again soon.
Great energy and food combine to make S+F one of Seattle's best restaurants. Put yourself in Chef Branden's hands and order the $45 family style tasting menu--you'll be glad you did.
Most folks come for the fresh pasta (as they should ) but don't make the mistake of skipping the antipasto of the day--the charcuterie and other items are always a very pleasing way to start the meal.
When the moon hits the sky like a big pizza pie that's amore--or maybe it's the gelato talking--this stuff is that good.
Garden fresh salads, wonderful antipastas and an excellent variety of wood-fired Roman street pizza means this Ethan Stowell venture is firing on all cylinders. Handmade pastas don't miss a beat either.
Beacon Hill scored big when they became home to this charming neighborhood joint which serves up wood-fired pies, small plates and seasonal salads. Get there early (they don't take reservations) and don't miss out on the grilled octopus with heirloom peperonata--a bargain at just 10 bucks.
Jason (chef/proprietor) and I first bonded over performance art and Grace Jones but the relationship has sustained because he and his team offer up first rate food and cocktails in a comfy and arty environment that feeds the soul. Don't miss the signature Artusi cocktail which looks as good as it tastes.
Cheese, chaucuterie, pasta and sweet bites are a valid reason to visit this purveyor of all things Italian but don't overlook the wine & bitters selection upstairs.
Free wine tastings on Fri & Sat afternoons.
You can't go wrong in this lovely room that celebrates the cuisine of Piedmont but that said the tajarin with butter & sage and the hazelnut semifreddo always seem to make their way to my table.
Great for dinner or brunch. Don't miss the meatballs and lovely salads. This is the new baby sister of their Ballard location.
Ethan Stowell's newest venture is next door to his much lauded Anchovies & Olives. The room is sleek & lively and plays host to the 'see and be seen' crowd of CapHill as well as those looking for a casual evening of pies, porchetta and lambrusco. Don't miss the salumi boards, roasted vegetables or the bruschetta with talleggio & roasted grapes or chickpeas, rapini and anchovy.
Vistit during happy hour 4:00 p.m - 6:00 p.m.to score 1/2 off all pizzas and beer and wine specials.