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


The Best Restaurants on First Hill Right Now

Pizza, fried chicken, tacos—don't overlook the dining spots hiding out in this jumble of hospitals and historic mansions.

09/09/2019 By Seattle Met Staff Edited by Courtney Cummings


Don't Wait to Dine at These 12 Classic Seattle Restaurants

Iconic spots that serve nothing but the hits.

09/11/2018 Edited by Rosin Saez

Insta Famous

Here's Some Excellent Instagram Bait at 11 Seattle Bars and Restaurants

Remember when people used to go to a restaurant for the food?

08/04/2016 By Emma Engelfried

Behind Bars

Five Questions for the Bartender: Vito's Jana Howard

"Oh my God, we'll never stop making gallons of rye old fashioneds."

02/10/2014 By Sara Hendrickson

TV-Inspired Benders

Where to Drink Like Don Draper

Where we think Mad Men's handsome antihero would imbibe on a business trip to Seattle.

04/03/2013 By Cassie Sawyer

Critic's Notebook

Got a Favorite Holiday Restaurant Tradition? Bring it!

Tell us which restaurants or watering holes your holiday memories are made of and we’ll inform the world.

11/26/2012 By Kathryn Robinson

Imbibing Agenda

The Hideout Brings in a Bunch of Rockstar Bartenders

Mixers from Canon, Vessel, Smith, and more are dropping by throughout September.

09/06/2012 By Christopher Werner

Behind Bars

Five Questions for the Bartender: Matt Cannelora of La Bête

Basically the Johnny Cash of bartending.

07/26/2012 By Brandon L. Bye

Green Matters

An Education on Absinthe at Vito’s

A local absinthe expert and distiller will be on hand to offer tastes and facts on this most romanticized of spirits.

06/26/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Imbibing Agenda

Upcoming Drinking Events: Beer in Mount Vernon, Two-Martini Lunches

Plus: a Skillet beer garden, a chat about absinthe, and more.

04/24/2012 By Christopher Werner

Behind Bars

Five Questions for the Bartender: Ian Cargill

This barman makes good drinks well and well drinks good at both Tini Bigs and Vito’s.

04/19/2012 By Brandon L. Bye

Behind Bars

Five Questions for the Bartender: George St. John

This barkeep offers up classic libations and good conversation at both Vito’s and Mulleady’s.

04/05/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Shift Change

Where’s Waldo Ian Cargill?

Spoiler alert: This talented barkeep is now at Vito’s and Tini Bigs.

03/27/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Drunk and Disorderly

Bartenders’ St. Patrick’s Day Horror Stories

A few notable local cocktail folk share past experiences manning the front lines on March 17.

03/09/2012 By Jessie Wesley

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Kaylee Cole

In our new Q&A series, we chat with local artists and performers about their craft. Up next: a Seattle songwriter who loves to hug.

03/08/2012 By Seth Sommerfeld

Day Drinking

Vito’s Revives the Two-Martini Lunch

Lunch is served on first fridays only…ideally with a drink in hand.

11/28/2011 By Allecia Vermillion

Seasonal Booze

Vito’s Resurrects the Tom and Jerry

Sample this hot drink of decades past between Thanksgiving and the new year.

11/17/2011 By Allecia Vermillion


Neighborhood Bar Crawls: First Hill

The Hideout, The Hunt Club, Vito’s, and Rview top our First Hill tippling spots.

02/18/2011 By Clancey Denis and Rachel Sturtz