From bars perfect for aperitivo hour to special occasion pasta destinations, these are our 14 favorite places for Italian food in Seattle.
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Tavolàta in Fremont is one of a few locations of this classic Ethan Stowell Italian spot, and while the menu has some decent dishes, we advise you to head elsewhere.
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Persephone is a wonderful Columbia City bar that serves amari and snacks. Pop in while you wait for a table at La Medusa next door—or better yet, make this Italian spot your destination to begin with.
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Cafe Juanita in Kirkland is the ultimate spot for a special occasion dinner by way of an Italian tasting menu.
South Town Pie is a pizzeria in South Park that sells New York-style pizza by the pie and by the slice.
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Ronette's Psychedelic Sock Hop is a fun, dog-friendly dive bar and music venue in Fremont that serves fresh pasta.
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Salt District is an Italian restaurant from the team behind Elliot's Oyster House that's good for waterfront views and solid pasta.
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Rione XIII is a great Italian restaurant on Capitol Hill that serves Roman-style pizza and pasta.
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If you live in Georgetown, Mezzanotte is where you'll want to go for a pasta-filled date night.
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Via Rosa 11 is an excellent Italian market and restaurant on Bainbridge Island that serves pasta and pizza.
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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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Raccolto is a West Seattle Italian spot from the same people behind Contadino, and the pasta is almost as good. If you can’t get a seat, try the bar.
Not too fancy and not too casual, Contadino in Capitol Hill is the perfect middle ground of pasta experiences.
Pizzaiolo is a small but excellent Neapolitan pizza spot in Kirkland.
Le Messe is an Italian spot in Eastlake that serves fresh pasta. Sit at the chef’s counter.
Bar Cantinetta is a small, quiet Italian restaurant in Madison Valley with homemade pasta, pizzas, and a lot of romantic feels.
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Stoneburner is an Italian-American spot in Ballard with great Neapolitan pizza and not-so-great pasta.
Tutta Bella is a solid Neapolitan pizzeria in Columbia City.
Carrello is a pricey but forgettable Italian restaurant on Capitol Hill that serves pasta as well as dim sum-style antipasti.