While the dining room at Serafina is full of fancy people and white table cloths, the bar is chill enough for you to pop in wearing jeans and a flannel. This is Seattle, after all, so no need to be ashamed of your Herschel beanie while you sit back and eat bucatini all’amatriciana or some cacio e pepe cavatelli chased with Chardonnay.
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Le Messe is an Italian spot in Eastlake that serves fresh pasta. Sit at the chef’s counter.
Eastlake Bar & Grill
Eastlake has average American food, but the rooftop with a tiki bar, astro-turf, and life-size board games is very above average.
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Il Nido is an upscale Italian restaurant in West Seattle that specializes in homemade pasta and isn’t worth the hype.
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.
Stoneburner is an Italian-American spot in Ballard with great Neapolitan pizza and not-so-great pasta.
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Spinasse in Capitol Hill is one of the best fork-up-your-money Italian restaurants in Seattle.
Artusi is the bar version of Spinasse, the incredible full Italian restaurant next door. For cocktails and small plates, it doesn’t get much better.
Pasta Casalinga is a small spot downtown at Pike Place for inexpensive homemade pasta.
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