South Lake Union
Noodle/Bar is a Sichuan spot in South Lake Union that serves great homemade noodles and dumplings.
Written byAimee Rizzo
Rione XIII is a great Italian restaurant on Capitol Hill that serves Roman-style pizza and pasta.
Pike Place Market
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.
Written byCarlo Mantuano
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.
If you live in Georgetown, Mezzanotte is where you'll want to go for a pasta-filled date night.
Kamonegi is an excellent Japanese restaurant in Fremont that serves homemade soba and tempura.
Bunsoy is a great Filipino restaurant in Ballard that serves everything from satisfying bar snacks to whole crabs.
Le Coin is a French restaurant in Fremont that we love best for a natural wine-fueled brunch. You better get the eggs benedict.
Samara is an American restaurant in Ballard that specializes in grilled dishes and excellent baked goods.
Sawyer is a restaurant in Ballard that specializes in upscale comfort food.
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.
Percy’s is a Southern bar/restaurant in Ballard with a great patio and a lot of bourbon.
Stoneburner is an Italian-American spot in Ballard with great Neapolitan pizza and not-so-great pasta.
Bar Cantinetta is a small, quiet Italian restaurant in Madison Valley with homemade pasta, pizzas, and a lot of romantic feels.
Swel in Fremont is a slightly upscale Italian spot where you’ll want to focus on the flatbread pizzas.
Revel is an excellent Korean restaurant in South Lake Union.
Le Messe is an Italian spot in Eastlake that serves fresh pasta. Sit at the chef’s counter.
Lot No. 3 is a fun gastropub in Bellevue with whiskey cocktails and classy bar snacks.
Pizzaiolo is a small but excellent Neapolitan pizza spot in Kirkland.
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.