If you’re planning a special occasion dinner with a bunch of people including kids, Cortina is a great place do it. The homemade pastas are delicious - you'll find things like garganelli with peas and prosciutto or the spicy squid ink spaghetti with lobster. There are also some very good wood-fired pizzas. The service here is also extra friendly.
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Matt’s In The Market
Matt’s In The Market is a Pike Place institution for seafood and upscale American dishes.
The Pink Door
The Pink Door is part circus burlesque, part Italian restaurant, and is one of the best dining experiences you can have in Seattle.
Beecher’s Handmade Cheese
Beecher’s Handmade Cheese is a downtown staple in Pike Place Market with great mac and cheese and panini.
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Mercato Stellina Pizzeria
Mercato Stellina Pizzeria is the fancy pizza spot in Bellevue where you should have your next Eastside date.
Bizzarro Italian Cafe
Bizzarro in Wallingford kind of looks like a circus horror movie set, but it somehow works. Probably because the Italian food is so great.
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Bramling Cross is an excellent gastropub in Ballard where you could take your parents or a date.
Frēlard Pizza Company
Want to have an adult pizza party? With beer? On a patio? Frēlard in Fremont is your move.
Ballard Pizza Co.
Ballard Pizza Company has some of the best New York Pizza in town, and it’s a great spot for a big group hang or casual weeknight meal.
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