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Yesterday the Italians @ Seattle Facebook group was polled to determine the current top 5 pizzeria in Seattle.

One caveat was that pizza had to be purely Italian. So some other pizzerias did not make the list. Generally speaking I agree with the final ranking. Few years ago I wrote a post about my favorite pizzerias back than.  Not much as changed.  Tutta Bella remains the favorite one (including the endorsement of two Italians from Napoli).   La Vita e’ bella did not make the list this time.  Via Tribunali e Guido swapped spots.

 

My friend Claudio suggested to grab lunch at this lunch spot called Il Corvo. It’s right behind the market down the steps.

He said he was sharing space with the gelateria Procopio – which I found a bit mediocre the couple of times I ate gelato there.

Well, il Corvo definitely makes it a worthy spot now. They make pasta by hand every morning and serve a few different dishes every day.

The quality was very good and the price is good as well. It’s a 10-15 dollar lunch depending on whether you get some wine, an appetizer, etc. great lunch portion.

I will definitely go back. It’s only a few minutes from our office and it has a nice characteristic vibe. Busy but now crowded.

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Traditional winter recipe. My grandmas used to make this dish. Grandma Nicoletta used to serve it by spreading on a large cutting board (that she used to also make pasta). She would than pour the sauce on top and all of us would sit around the table and eat our part.

Unfortunately I don’t have such a large board that I could use for dinner (might need to build one).

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Caffe Vita in lower queen anne is my favorite coffee shop in Seattle. It has a great neighborhood vibe and their double espresso macchiato is the best in town

Most importantly they have the same sugar container that the coffee shops in my town used to have. They also have newspapers right on the counter – just like home! It’s just missing the “Gazzetta dello Sport”!

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