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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.
Prefer dining in style? Begin at this acclaimed restaurant in the Fairmont Olympic Hotel. The open dining room has tall dressed windows, linen-topped tables and high ceilings with sparkling chandeliers. Starters include spiced foie gras and Northwest raw oysters. Signature entrees include smoked salmon with creme fraîche, dungeness crab and apple sauce. The restaurant also features a full bar and live entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays.
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.
Piroshky Piroshky occupies a prominent shopfront in Pike Place, the line out the door the first hint of the quality products on display. Specializing in piroshky, a widespread stuffed bread item from Russia and Eastern Europe, this small shop keeps it extremely simple. Visitors can choose between sweet piroshky such as the cinnamon cardamom or savory options such as the Bavarian sausage of the beef and onion. Vegetarians have a decent amount of options too, the spinach, egg and cheese a definite favorite although the sauerkraut, cabbage and onion can't be beat for a tangy taste of the dish's homeland. Showing how to take one product and make it the best, Piroshky Piroshky can't be beat.
Situated at Tilikum Place park, the cafe effortlessly transitions from a day to night venue, equally ideal for casual lunch dates or relaxed dinners later in the evening. The cozy atmosphere and warm lighting create a welcoming feel. Attention to detail and fresh, local ingredients go into every expertly prepared dish. The menu showcases seasonal ingredients and made-from-scratch preparations full of bold flavors and deceptive simplicity. It's also great for brunch on the weekends, which is served from 8a to 3p.
Just over the hill from downtown Seattle in Madison Valley, this small Spanish taverna has just three little tables and fewer than 10 bar stools, but nobody seems to mind waiting for a spot. Behind the bar, Joseph Jimenez de Jimenez demonstrates the art of tapas. Stuffed peppers, garlic-sauteed chorizo sausage and blue cheese with grilled bread and pears are just a few of his delicacies. Also try the Paella for two, soups and sandwiches.
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.
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.