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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Eastlake Zoo Tavern
Zoo Tavern is a dive in Eastlake that serves fried bar food and has a ton of games.
Little Water Cantina
Little Water Cantina is a Mexican spot in Eastlake with an awesome view of Lake Union (but mediocre food).
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Mioposto Pizzeria is a semi-upscale Italian spot in Ravenna with wood-fired pies and pasta.
List is a dimly-lit, night club-esque date night spot in Belltown. It has decent Italian food, though you’ll have to wait a while for a table.
Tavolàta is the Italian spot in Belltown perfect for eating homemade pastas and cured meats with a date or friends.
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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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