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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Meat & Bread
Meat & Bread is a great option for interesting and upscale takeout sandwiches in South Lake Union.
Kati Vegan Thai
Kati Vegan Thai is a great plant-based lunch or casual dinner option in South Lake Union.
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Willmott’s Ghost is a modern Italian spot in South Lake Union that works well for a business lunch.
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Want to have an adult pizza party? With beer? On a patio? Frēlard in Fremont is your move.
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