The hearty goodness of homemade tomato sauce and fresh pasta… The tart and salty goodness of lemon and capers with seafood… The satisfying experience of biting into a hot slice of your favorite pizza… These are all things we love about Italian food! The following Italian restaurants are top spots to sit down for a delicious meal with the whole family.
Il Bistro | 93A Pike Street | 206-682-3049
Il Bistro is a romantic and authentic Italian restaurant that’s been a Pike Place Market staple for more than 30 years. Each dish is prepared by true culinary artisans, using the freshest local ingredients to craft delicious Italian dishes from scratch. From traditional appetizers like carpaccio and calamari, to caprese salad, pasta dishes, and classic entrees, Il Bistro specializes in the hearty Italian comfort food that you crave.
La Vita e Bella | 2411 2nd Avenue | 206-441-5322
Homemade pasta is a must-try at La Vita e Bella! The Belltown restaurant has more than just delicious pasta though, with Sicilian-inspired seafood dishes, thin pizzas, and tasty antipasto platters. Enjoy your authentic Italian dinner in a romantic atmosphere that’s made all the better and more romantic with a live accordion player.
Tutta Bella | Multiple Locations
Neapolitan-style pizza is the featured food at Tutta Bella. The restaurant was founded in Columbia City in 2004, and has since opened four more restaurants where they serve authentic wood-fired pizzas made in Neapolitan and general Italian style. In addition to yummy wood-fired pizzas, there are antipasti dishes, salads, calzones, and pasta.
Varlamos Pizzeria | 3617 NE 45th Street | 206-522-8515
This University Village eatery specializes in huge (legitimately football-sized) calzones as well as hot subs and sandwiches, pasta and pizza. With pizzas and calzones, the crust is homemade and hand-thrown, then layered with high quality toppings. It’s a hearty meal that will delight your taste buds and keep the kids happy, too! Wash your dinner down with a cold beer, nicely paired glass of wine, or made-to-order cocktail from the full bar.