Seattle >Food & Dining > Palermo Pizza & Pasta - Capitol Hill
If you like Play-doh.... I'm absolutely amazed at the positive reviews Palermo has received. By contrast, this is the worst food i have sampled in Seattle, so far. The waitress was pleasant enough (if at first a little surly) but between my wife's cheese and garlic tortellini and the Chicken Linguini i ordered, we really could have done better if we had stayed at home and eaten the cat's dinner. The Alfredo sauce tasted like water and the chicken could very well have been from a can. The Tortellini may well have actually been Play-doh, and the glue sauce was enough to guarantee we shall never return. Terrible.
Charming Capitol Hill Italian Restaurant. What a pleasant restaurant. It is a treat to have good Italian food on Capitol Hill without waiting for an hour to get in. Come on, venture up to 15th and try Palermo.
Editorial Review by Citysearch Editors. Family-owned cafe-style dining in Capitol Hill for pizza, pasta and hot sandwiches.
BAKED CAULIFLOWER!!. I don't know what it is- but the baked cauliflower literally melts on your mouth. They also have very good hot wings, pizza, and hot sandwiches. The woman who owns the restaurant is usually waiting on tables and taking orders so it makes you feel more at home. All of the employees there are so kind and respectful- I would give Palermo a solid 10!!
Great lunch spot. Great food! I would recommend the baked cauliflower - I never would have tried it, but my friend ordered it but I ended up eating a lot of it! :) Service was very slow during lunch when I went...so make sure you are not in a hurry.
Best Italian this side of Italy.
Seattle doesn't need "inventive" Italian food, Seattle needs good Italian food, and Palermo delivers. There are no wildly inventive Northwest fusion variations of traditional regional Italian dishes here--thank goodness!! And that allows Palermo to focus on the details. Like garlic bread that's perfectly toasted and seasoned, served with a marinara sauce that's a zingy delight. Like the best domades (I know--those aren't Italian) I've ever had. Like seasoned chicken on the chicken caesar salad that you'll want to eat right off the top. Like pizza that's perfectly pillowy, without being doughy, crusty or soggy--the best this side of Milan.
Palermo is my new favorite Italian restaurant in Seattle. Sure, I might still go to Beppo for birthdays (isn't that the only reason anyone goes there?), but Palermo is my first choice for inexpensive, quality Italian food in my neighborhood. Heck, it's now my first choice for Italian food in Seattle.
Very Charming!. Although the food isn't the most inventive Italian in town, it's consitantly good and the portions are quite large for the price. The service is really lovely, they make me feel like my business is very appreciated (which is rare these days). They do delivery (yay!) and the food comes very quickly. Overall, a nice neighborhood place for big portions of pasta, soup and salad served by sweet and friendly people.
Great Neighborhood Italian. 15th has needed a good Italian resturant for years, and Palermo fits the bill. Pizzas are great, Pastas are great, I haven't had a bad meal here yet. Staff is friendly and always makes you feel welcome. Try it, you won't be sorry.
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