Seattle's Alluring Spots for Fine Dining and Wining, Italian-Style

Corinne Whiting

By , Local Expert, Seattle
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Sometimes, the urge to have Italian food strikes, and nothing satisfies until you get it. Crusty bread dipped in olive oil followed by a heaping bowl of hand-made pasta topped with fresh herbs, colorful vegetables and finely-grated cheese; what truly can compare? When this craving strikes, you can count on 10Best to point you in the direction of Seattle's most recommended Italian restaurants. We understand the desire to have a great meal, and we work hard to bring you the top places to eat in Seattle. We vet restaurants carefully for quality, and when we recommend popular eateries like Assaggio Ristorante or tell you that Read more »

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    Serafina Osteria & Enoteca

    • Cuisine: European, Italian
    • Average Main Course Price: $16.50
    • Neighborhood: Eastlake

    Serafina is a true gem of the Eastlake neighborhood. Come for the charming ambience and the delicious dishes.

    Local Expert Tip: "Grabbing a happy hour cocktail next door at adjoining Cicchetti Kitchen and Bar is a great way to start off the evening"

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    The Pink Door

    The Pink Door offers everything you'd want in a downtown hot spot. The dishes are decadent, the ambience funky and hip.

    Local Expert Tip: "Try to score a table on the rooftop deck for fantastic views of the Puget Sound!"

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    Tulio Ristorante

    • Cuisine: European, Italian
    • Average Main Course Price: $27
    • Neighborhood: Downtown

    Tulio Ristorante offers a polished decor, open kitchen and scrumptious eats. Head here for special occasions.

    Local Expert Tip: "Check online for special events like daily grappa happy hours as well as frequent packages that combine dining deals with a night at the theater!"

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    Il Terrazzo Carmine

    Il Terrazzo Carmine features a romantic spot with classical guitar music and fine Italian cuisine. Enjoy outdoor seating here, too!

    Local Expert Tip: "Take advantage of complimentary valet parking, available after 5pm. "

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    Volterra brings authentic Northwest Italian cuisine to the Pacific Northwest. Try the flavorful food and delicious cocktails, too.

    Local Expert Tip: "Thirsty? Try the signature Tuscan Limoncello Rosemary Drop cocktail."

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    Palomino Euro Bistro

    Palomino Euro Bistro has been ranked among the nominees for "Best Downtown Lunch." Come here for consistently good food.

    Local Expert Tip: "Come here for fantastic happy hour deals on food and drink."

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    Assaggio Ristorante

    • Cuisine: European, Italian
    • Average Main Course Price: $23
    • Neighborhood: Waterfront

    Assaggio Ristorante features Renaissance artwork and fine Italian flavors. Try the traditional favorite, the agnello osso buck.

    Local Expert Tip: "Assaggio Ristorante is a great spot for a date night, thanks to its romantic ambience and fantastic food."

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    Café Juanita

    • Cuisine: European, Italian
    • Average Main Course Price: $24
    • Neighborhood: Kirkland

    At Cafe Junaita, the owner's passion for Northern Italian food and wine comes through along with a commitment to organics and sustainability.

    Local Expert Tip: "Check out the website for upcoming events like dinners with local chefs and winemakers."

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    Café Lago

    • Cuisine: European, Italian
    • Average Main Course Price: $20
    • Neighborhood: Montlake

    Cafe Lago boasts light, homemade lasagna and wood-fired pizzas. This popular spot also serves not-to-be-missed gnocchi.

    Local Expert Tip: "Split antipasti dishes in order to sample a variety of flavors; they come in substantial portions."

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    • Cuisine: Italian
    • Average Main Course Price: $31
    • Neighborhood: Belltown

    Tavolata boasts a buzzing scene and one of the city's hottest chefs. Enjoy delightful pasta dishes at private or communal tables.

    Local Expert Tip: "Enjoy the monthly Sunday Feast, a four-course family meal served at the tavol?ta (communal table) where seating is limited to 26 diners. "



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