With the chilly temperatures and dreary weather, a piping hot plate of rich and flavorful pasta simply hits the spot! These spots around Seattle are ideal for stopping in with the whole family to enjoy Italian pasta specialties with fresh Pacific Northwest ingredients.
Cuadra No. 32 | 2132 1st Avenue | 206-602-6432
Mixing Italian techniques with Pacific Northwest ingredients, Cuadra No. 32 offers a couple of amazing pasta dishes in addition to their hearty risotto and gnocchi selections. The Spicy Chorizo Spaghetti Carbonara is amazing, with jalapeños, cilantro and egg. The Penne is also great, tossed with prawns in a lovely vodka sauce.
Doc's Marina Grill | 403 Madison Avenue S | 206-842-8339
There’s something to be said for a seafood bar and grill that excels at Italian entrees as well, and Doc’s Marina Grill definitely doesn’t fall short. Their Herbed Linguine al Fresco is absolutely delicious, with linguine cooked al-dente and tossed with fresh spinach, roasted garlic, artichoke hearts, onions, tomatoes, fresh herbs, parmesan, feta cheese and a white wine butter sauce. It’s full of flavor! Add grilled chicken breast, grilled salmon or sautéed prawns for more protein.
Elemental Pizza | 2634 NE University Village Street | 206-524-4930
Although they specialize in yummy wood-fired pizzas, Elemental Pizza also crafts some pretty excellent sandwiches and pasta dishes. Dig into a hearty dish of classic Spaghetti & Meatballs, or savor Elemental’s flavorful Lemon Shrimp Linguine: fresh linguine tossed with shrimp in a tasty lemon parmesan cream sauce.
Il Bistro | 93 Pike Street | 206-682-3049
Being one of Seattle’s favorite longtime Italian eateries, Il Bistro offers several delicious Italian pasta dishes, from ravioli and linguine to rigatoni and lasagna. I highly recommend the Ravioli di Fungi. It has housemade wild mushroom ravioli in a ground veal and lamb ragu, red wine, rosemary and a sprinkling of Pecorino-Romano cheese. The Pollo Cannelloni is also quite yummy, with spinach pasta, chicken condita, goat cheese, san marzano tomato sauce, and Pecorino and Parmigiano cheeses.
La Vita e Bella | 2411 2nd Avenue | 206-441-5322
The options for yummy Italian pasta at La Vita e Bella hit pretty much every popular type of pasta - there are 13 different pasta dishes on the dinner menu! There’s rich Rigatoni Boscaiola, Lasagna, Spaghetti al Porro, Gnocchi Pepirosso, Fettuccine Tartufo, and Cannelloni, or flavorful and interesting Penne al Pesto, Gnocchi al Forno, Spaghetti Carbonara, Ravioli Porcini, Rigatoni di Pesce, Farfalle Salmone, and Spaghetti di Mare. It’s tough to choose!
Red Cedar & Sage | 1501 Pike Place #200 | 206-538-0377
Although they have a Pacific Northwest approach to cuisine, Red Cedar & Sage also offers three classic Italian pasta dishes. From the hearty Bolognese to lighter Spaghetti alla Carbonara and Linguine Seafood Scampi, get ready to stick your fork into a really yummy pasta dish when you dine at Red Cedar & Sage.