Távolata is a good Italian standby to have if it’s a weeknight and you’re planning to be near downtown. It’s centrally-located in Belltown, there’s one long table that runs down the middle of the dining room, reservations are really easy to make, and they have a killer carbonara. Plan a date night or group dinner, and then all you have to worry about is how many bottles of wine and homemade pastas you’re going to pass around with whoever you come with. There are no wrong answers here.
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Rob Roy is a cocktail bar institution in Belltown. Come for great drinks, but plan on eating somewhere else.
At No Anchor in Belltown, you don’t have to choose between excellent beer and excellent food - you get them both.
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DeLaurenti Food & Wine
Delaurenti is an Italian grocery and cafe Downtown that serves things like pizza, baked goods, sandwiches, and charcuterie.
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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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.
Spinasse in Capitol Hill is one of the best fork-up-your-money Italian restaurants in Seattle.
2120 is an upscale restaurant in Belltown with an American menu and giant punch bowl cocktails.
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