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Noodle/Bar is a Sichuan spot in South Lake Union that serves great homemade noodles and dumplings.

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Rione XIII

Rione XIII is a great Italian restaurant on Capitol Hill that serves Roman-style pizza and pasta.

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Sugo Hand Roll Bar

Sugo Hand Roll Bar, a Downtown Japanese spot just off of Pike Place, serves great small plates and delicious temaki filled with high-quality fish.

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The Flora Bakehouse

The Flora Bakehouse is a 100% vegetarian (and very vegan-friendly) Beacon Hill bakery that serves great pastries and espresso—and has one of the best rooftop patios in town.

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If you live in Georgetown, Mezzanotte is where you'll want to go for a pasta-filled date night.

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Kamonegi is an excellent Japanese restaurant in Fremont that serves homemade soba and tempura.

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Bunsoy is a great Filipino restaurant in Ballard that serves everything from satisfying bar snacks to whole crabs.

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Le Coin

Le Coin is a French restaurant in Fremont that we love best for a natural wine-fueled brunch. You better get the eggs benedict.

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Samara is an American restaurant in Ballard that specializes in grilled dishes and excellent baked goods.

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Sawyer is a restaurant in Ballard that specializes in upscale comfort food.

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San Fermo

San Fermo is a charming Italian restaurant in an old house where an indie rom-com would take place. Use it for a date in Ballard.

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Percy’s & Co.

Percy’s is a Southern bar/restaurant in Ballard with a great patio and a lot of bourbon.

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Stoneburner is an Italian-American spot in Ballard with great Neapolitan pizza and not-so-great pasta.

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Bar Cantinetta

Bar Cantinetta is a small, quiet Italian restaurant in Madison Valley with homemade pasta, pizzas, and a lot of romantic feels.

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Swel in Fremont is a slightly upscale Italian spot where you’ll want to focus on the flatbread pizzas.

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Revel SLU

Revel is an excellent Korean restaurant in South Lake Union.

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Le Messe

Le Messe is an Italian spot in Eastlake that serves fresh pasta. Sit at the chef’s counter.

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Lot No. 3

Lot No. 3 is a fun gastropub in Bellevue with whiskey cocktails and classy bar snacks.

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Pizzaiolo is a small but excellent Neapolitan pizza spot in Kirkland.

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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.