If you’re planning a special occasion dinner with a bunch of people including kids, Cortina is a great place do it. The homemade pastas are delicious - you'll find things like garganelli with peas and prosciutto or the spicy squid ink spaghetti with lobster. There are also some very good wood-fired pizzas. The service here is also extra friendly.
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Pike Place Nuts
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Mr. West Cafe Bar
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List is a dimly-lit, night club-esque date night spot in Belltown. It has decent Italian food, though you’ll have to wait a while for a table.
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