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Since it opened Tulio has been a hot spot for lunching businesspeople and for couples who want a romantic spot to eat in the evening. The interior is rich with dark wood and deep colors. The fare is authentic, rustic Italian. Starters include roasted asparagus wrapped in prosciutto and sweet potato gnocchi. Entrees include risotto with saffron and scallops, ravioli stuffed with smoked salmon or an oven-roasted lamb sirloin. Adjacent to Hotel Vintage Park, this restaurant also serves breakfast.
Located inside the City Centre building, this elegant bistro has rose-colored blown glass covering its walls and ceiling. Patrons dine in the sometimes noisy lounge or get a quick meal in the cafe area. The area across the escalator is better suited to formal lunches and dinners. The specialty is wood-oven roasting. The menu offers lamb shank, paella and oven-roasted jumbo prawns. Also try the gourmet pizzas or a Chop Chop Salad. For dessert enjoy traditional tiramisu, white chocolate ice cream or pear bread pudding.
Located in Pioneer Square, this elegant, romantic restaurant features a very impressive menu of Italian classics. The antipasti are favorite starters, and customers return again and again for popular pasta, seafood, veal, beef and lamb entrees, such as the Osso Buco and New York steak with truffle oil. Leave room for the Tiramisu, which some call Seattle's best. The wine list focuses on wines from Italy, California and the Northwest. Guests can dine in a simple yet elegant dining room or through the French doors on the courtyard terrace.
No signs lead to this romantic hideaway near Pike Place Market, but when you see the pink door itself, you'll know you've arrived. On a sunny day you can sit outside on the rooftop deck, where shorts, sunglasses and lively chatter run rampant and everyone seems rejuvenated by the awesome backdrop of Elliot Bay. The rustic Italian cuisine includes a variety of delicious pastas and specials. The Cioppino and the spinach stuffed pork loin are especially good. The restaurant features cabaret and other live entertainment. Please call ahead for hours.
The Varchetta brothers bring Italy's Piedmont region to Seattle's downtown core. Authentic flavors are complimented by contemporary plating feature at this classy, upscale restaurant. Choose from 300 red and white wines from across the world to complement the sumptuous array of antipasti, pasta, meat and seafood delicacies that are offered. Sheer drapes, glamorous chandeliers, mirrored panels and plush leather seating make for a luxurious yet inviting ambiance.
No need for hyperbole here, as Altura's reputation speaks for itself. Fine Italian dining mixed with elegant decor make this artisan restaurant an ideal place for a romantic night on the town. Choose from 3, 4 or 5 course fixed dinners, or order a la carte. It almost goes without saying that reservations are required. Named best Seattle restaurant in 2012, Altura truly is a jewel of the Emerald City.
A piece of the Eternal City is nestled in the Capitol Hill area, a venture of Ethan Stowell Restaurants - Rione XIII. The sublime and rustic atmosphere is perfect to wine and dine on special occasions and even suits casual outings. The brick and wood facade lends a warmth to the ambiance without being pretentious and service doesn't fail to charm. Menu highlights include the Prosciutto di Parma, the Mortadella, Mozzarella & Arugula Pizza, Ricotta Agnolotti and Oxtails alla Vaccinara. Lovely Italian wines add a finesse to the courses, making dining at Rione XIII a memorable experience.
Serafina is famous for bringing in Afro-Cuban and Latin performers to compliment its delicious Italian menu. Large windows allow patrons a view of the street outside and when the weather cooperates, courtyard dining is available. The rustic-chic dining room is small, but its candle-topped tables, rich red walls and dark green ceiling give the space an elegant feel. Entrees include eggplant with a savory mushroom ragout, rabbit stew, and a variety of pasta dishes. It also offers an extensive wine list.
Located between the University of Washington and the Arboretum, Cafe Lago embodies the essence of the traditional Italian trattoria. The small space has a black-and-white tiled floor, tables with tablecloths and an open kitchen. The menu features a collection of delectable Italian dishes including wood-fire pizzas, handmade pastas and gnocchi, plus grilled salmon, beef and house-made spiral sausage. If you are a lasagne fan, try the one made here. It's incredibly light and flavorful and made from scratch. There is a good wine selection to choose from.
Seattleites love this restaurant and it is certainly one of the most romantic destinations in the Northwest. What makes Cantinetta so special is not only the food and ambiance but the elegant simplicity that is usually missing or overlooked at most restaurants these days. The menu itself, as you will find, is quite concise listing the quintessential Italian starters, entrees and desserts. Go-to dishes would have to be Prosciutto di Parma, Potato Gratinate, Risotto, Gnocchi and Braised Pork Ribs. Service is professional but not overbearing and the courses are perfectly set off by robust wines. Reserving ahead is preferable.
This is an eclectic spot frequented by Wallingford locals. The interior is casual, with painted brick walls and mismatched wooden chairs. Bizzarro Italian Cafe is a lively little place, and you shouldn't be surprised to hear a server sing. The Italian dishes include Forest Floor Frenzy made with caramelized organic shitake mushrooms, roasted walnuts and roasted garlic in a sherry cream sauce tossed with rigatoni. The menu also include classic pasta dishes like stuffed cannelloni, rigatoni and a "Mix & Match", where you choose the pasta and the sauce.
This fantastic restaurant at Canyon Park is known for its authentic Italian cuisine and friendly staff. Such is the restaurant's dedication, that the restaurant staff is flown every two years to Italy to experience and bring back current culinary and cultural trends. Going by the restaurant's popularity in Bothell, they're quite successful at what they do. The menu is suitably diverse and includes everything from seafood and meats to steaks. Classic dishes are well represented with a number of contemporary varieties as well. The restaurant takes pride in its wood-fired brick oven, which bakes the handmade pizzas to perfection. The restaurant is fairly large and can accommodate groups with ease. Live jazz sessions by a number of artists on weekends makes for an enjoyable meal. Check website for more.