Seattle Dining Guide

The Best Italian Food in Seattle

From red sauce to ravioli, tasting menus to Tuscan cuisine, these are some of the best restaurants in Seattle for Italian food.

05/18/2022 By Allecia Vermillion and Seattle Met Staff

Shift Change

New Owners at Mike Easton's Il Nido

Cameron Williams and Katie Gallego take over the restaurant inside the historic Alki Homestead, as Easton heads to Waitsburg to focus on Bar Bacetto.

05/03/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Swerves

The New Il Nido Opens for Reservations

Mike Easton made his name on casual pasta lunches. Now, he's writing a blueprint for how fine dining might work in the colder era of Covid.

09/10/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Reinvented Retail

Restaurants across the City Assume a New Identity: Neighborhood Market

Some of our favorite dining rooms now supply customers with everything from paper towels to pate.

04/16/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

Uni Fixation

'Tis the Season—For a Best Bites of 2019 List

It was a very good year...for carbs.

12/20/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

Season's Eatings

A Seattle Dining Guide for Christmas Eve and Day

Ditch the kitchen for these festive feasts.

12/12/2019 By Annika Lindburg

Cover Story

The Great Seattle Restaurant Rush of 2019

The thrill of discovery. A surge of great new spots.

10/22/2019 By Rosin Saez and Allecia Vermillion

Feature

A Life Extruded: Mike Easton and the Alki Homestead’s Path to Il Nido

When the chef reshaped his career he couldn't have known he'd share his destiny with a century-old log cabin and dining icon rising from literal ashes.

10/22/2019 By Allecia Vermillion Photography by Kyle Johnson

Hit List

These Are Seattle's Best New Restaurants of 2019

This was a year of variety, from Filipino tasting menus to the pizza doppelganger that's Georgia's national dish.

10/22/2019 By Allecia Vermillion and Rosin Saez

Fun With Listicles

Hard-to-Snag Seats at These Seattle Restaurants Are Well Worth the Wait

From intimate chef's counters to culinary hot spots.

10/21/2019 By Seattle Met Staff Edited by Courtney Cummings

Pasta Hacks

The Trick to Getting a Reservation at Il Nido

Good news for night owls.

06/25/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

Opening Dispatch

Mike Easton's Il Nido Is Here

The chef behind Il Corvo turned a West Seattle landmark into a destination for handmade pasta, and perhaps a drink or two.

05/20/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

Shifts & Shakeups

This Week in Restaurant News: Mike Easton Looks to Spring, Ben Paris Returns (Kinda)

Five dining developments on our radar this week.

02/01/2019 By Jaime Archer

OMG

Il Corvo's Mike Easton Will Open a Restaurant in West Seattle

Il Nido will serve the sort of "truly handmade pasta" that isn't feasible at mega-busy Il Corvo.

09/10/2018 By Allecia Vermillion