This restaurant used to be a Seattle favorite for authentic Italian food. Years ago, after the death of its owner, it fell under new management. I visited the other night, and on a Friday night at 7 PM, was one of three tables in this otherwise empty dining room. The food was over priced, small portions and did not taste right. I had a Cesear Salad which was small (tiny plate) for $15. Then I had the Fettucine Bolognese which tasted like something you might get in a nursing home: bland, and flavorless. The waiter spoke an unintelligible dialect and he was rude and off-putting. I am scratching this place off my list.
I appreciate that you mentioned that it used to be a favorite. My father, Kenny Raider, owned it. After he died I was glad that Al Boccalino didn't close, but it certainly has been absent from the restaurant scene. I don't go in much. Maybe someday it will make a stunning return.
I am sorry about your father. I was a big fan of his restaurant. It was sad what the new onwners have done with it.