Under the warm glow of lanterns shaped like rolled scrolls, Italian cuisine makes the rounds in Capitol Hill at Artusi, named for the author of a seminal rustic Italian cookbook from the 1800s. Accented by sunny yellow chairs and brightly colored paintings created by former chef, Jason Stratton, the casual, cocktail-focused sister restaurant to Spinasse features two bars—one pouring spirits, the other overlooking the kitchen. Go for the roasted pork belly stuffed with herbs and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese or one of the small plates crafted for pairing with their signature, amaro-heavy cocktails.
1535 14th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122