Bar Cantinetta is a rustic Italian spot with just a few tables in a quiet part of Capitol Hill, and it’s one of our favorite places for date night. The rotating pastas are great, and the cedar plank pecorino is mandatory over a bottle of wine. If you can get a spot in the corner, you’re in for some romantic candlelight feels and the best seat in the house for staring into each other’s eyes and grossing out the waiters.
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Redhook Brewlab is a taproom in Capitol Hill with American bar food and wood-fired pizzas.
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Swel in Fremont is a slightly upscale Italian spot where you’ll want to focus on the flatbread pizzas.
Due’ Cucina Italiana
Due’ Cucina Italiana in Capitol Hill is a counter-service spot serving grain-based pasta.
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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Spinasse in Capitol Hill is one of the best fork-up-your-money Italian restaurants in Seattle.
San Fermo is a charming Italian restaurant in an old house where an indie rom-com would take place. Use it for a first date in Ballard.
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