For the best Italian food on the island, drive 10 minutes north of Winslow to a little neighborhood called Rolling Bay. Via Rosa 11 is where to go to feel taken care of, and by that we mean it’s a comforting place to be fed pasta and pizza by people who pronounce “marinara” with D’s instead of R’s. Order at the counter, and then eat this excellent food inside or outside at a picnic table. While you can mix and match any pasta shape with any sauce, the best combination is fusilli with vodka sauce, and if they have the special burrata pizza with speck, you’ll want that, too.
Where we've featured it
13 restaurants and bars that are a lot more exciting than a 25-minute ferry ride.
More spots in Bainbridge IslandSee more
Jake’s Pickup is an excellent sandwich shop located inside of a Chevron gas station on Bainbridge Island.
Rolling Bay Winery
Rolling Bay Winery is a wine tasting room on Bainbridge Island with a great back patio.
More Italian spotsSee more
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.
Princi is an Italian Bakery inside the Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Capitol Hill. Grab a focaccia pizza slice here.
Princi is an Italian bakery in South Lake Union that serves baked goods and square pizza by the slice.
Suggested by our writers
Blackbird Bakery is a cafe on Bainbridge Island that serves delicious pastries and coffee.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more