Photography by Sarah Flotard

Price Scale

There’s an Italian miracle happening on Ballard Ave: Two conjoined old houses, the city’s oldest intact residences in fact, are reborn as a stylishly atmospheric warren of dining rooms, serving memorable pastas (the spaghetti bolognese…ye gods), a perfectly dressed caesar, an osso bucco whose rich sauce, topped with a gremolata of orange and sage, could be served in a bowl on its own. The food packs all the hearty pomp of an old-school Italian American restaurant, reimagined through the prism of Northwest seasons. Add to that the attentively informal service—and have we mentioned the space? 

Meal Times
Dinner, Lunch
Good For
Date Night

San Fermo

5341 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA, 98107
Ballard  •  206-342-1530
Mon–Fri 11:30am-2pm, 5-10pm<br> Sat 5-10pm<br> Sun 12-9pm