You might know the pasta stylings of Le Messe in Eastlake. If you don’t, it doesn’t matter. G.H. Pasta Co. is a fast-casual pasta spot from the same team, and what you can expect is a massive bowl of delicious homemade noodles with things like pesto, braised pork and root vegetables, cacio e pepe, and amatriciana sauce. It’s all excellent, won’t cost you more than $9 a plate, and pairs really well with the garlic bread topped with parmesan and chives.
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Kati Vegan Thai
Kati Vegan Thai is a great plant-based lunch or casual dinner option in South Lake Union.
For a quick lunch in South Lake Union, try Mamnoon Street. It’s a counter-service version of the original with a similar Middle Eastern menu.
Shake Shack is a counter service cheeseburger institution in South Lake Union. Prepare for lines.
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Frēlard Pizza Company
Want to have an adult pizza party? With beer? On a patio? Frēlard in Fremont is your move.
Stoneburner is an Italian-American spot in Ballard with great Neapolitan pizza and not-so-great pasta.
Tavolàta is the Italian spot in Belltown perfect for eating homemade pastas and cured meats with a date or friends.
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Is getting in line for pasta at 10:30am on a weekday crazy? Maybe. But this is what you have to do at Il Corvo in Pioneer Square, and it’s worth it.
San Fermo is a charming Italian restaurant in an old house where an indie rom-com would take place. Use it for a first date in Ballard.
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.
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