Exciting Developments

Brian Clevenger Doubles Down on West Seattle with Haymaker

Slated to open in late July, the chef's largest restaurant yet joins the ranks of Vendemmia, Raccolto, Le Messe, East Anchor Seafood, and G.H. Pasta Co.

06/27/2019 By Lily Hansen

CRITIC’S PICKS

What We're Eating Now May 2019

This month's favorites: smash burgers, loaded potatoes, and one impressive lamb Bolognese.

04/23/2019 By Seattle Met Staff

Pasta Priorities

Brian Clevenger's GH Pasta Co. to Debut in the Denny Regrade

Lay out the linguine and pour on the parmesan, because the Denny Regrade is about to be blessed with a lunchtime pasta power hour.

08/29/2018 By Christina Ausley Edited by Rosin Saez

Opening Dispatch

Brian Clevenger's Le Messe Is Officially Open

No surprise: pasta and freshness abound.

01/26/2018 By Rosin Saez

Pasta Dispatch

Brian Clevenger's New Eastlake Restaurant Is Slated to Open in January

Staying true to form, Le Messe will deliver on the usual Clevenger suspects: pasta, seafood, vegetables.

11/22/2017 By Rosin Saez

Best Restaurants 2017

Chef Brian Clevenger Is Having an Unusually Big Year

Here's what the rapid-fire restaurateur has been up to in 2017—and what's next.

08/18/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Expansion Mode

Brian Clevenger Will Expand His Italian Realm to Eastlake

There's no name, yet, but get ready for plenty of pasta and a menu reminiscent of Vendemmia.

07/11/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Born-Again Pasta

Contadino and Pizzeria Contadino Are Indeed Open

Brian Clevenger brings his attention to fresh pasta, seafood, and Neopolitan-style pizza to Capitol Hill.

02/27/2017 By Rosin Saez

Changeups

Brian Clevenger Will Take Over the Ernest Loves Agnes Space

Meet Contadino and Contadino Pizzeria.

01/31/2017 By Allecia Vermillion

Opening Dispatch

Vendemmia Sibling Raccolto Opens in West Seattle

Bring on the pasta.

11/04/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Expansion Mode

Vendemmia's Brian Clevenger Will Open Raccolto in West Seattle

Eight pastas, made in house each day.

03/28/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Expansion Mode

Vendemmia's Brian Clevenger Will Open East Anchor Seafood Next Door in Madrona

Oh, and Vendemmia is getting a private dining room and a massive rooftop garden.

11/04/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

The Restaurant Issue

Salare and Vendemmia: Destination Neighborhood Restaurants

As the city leaps and bounds, villagelike neighborhoods like Ravenna and Madrona give the city small-town character, potential for additional density—and now, destination restaurants.

10/28/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Carbohydrate Edition

Three bakeries open for business, Vespolina gets a new chef, and one pasta expert strikes out on his own. Time to loosen our belts.

03/13/2015 By Caroline Ferguson

Coming Soon

Staple and Fancy Chef Brian Clevenger Will Open Vendemmia in Madrona

A guy with a formidable pasta background strikes out on his own.

03/10/2015 By Allecia Vermillion