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Good Italian restaurant in Seattle area

Does anyone have a recommendation for a good, authentic home-style Italian restaurant in the Seattle area or in Kitsap County?

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  1. What do you mean by "authentic home-style"? Are you looking for authentic regional Italian (the kind you would actually find in Italy), or Italian-American (the kind maybe found in your Grandma's kitchen)?

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    1. re: christy319

      Not necessarily authentic regional Italian.... more so Italian-American like I could find in NY or So Philly and in Mom's kitchen. Any suggestions? Thank you.

    2. For some reason, your question brings Mama Melina's to mind.

      http://www.mammamelina.com/

      1. Check out La Fontana Siciliana in Belltown. It kind of reminds me of southern Italian restaurants you'd find in the northeast.

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        1. re: Bethwick

          Thank you for the recommendation!

          1. re: Bethwick

            Eh, I found the food here to be quite mediocre. I mean, it was fine... but nothing was particularly tasty or memorable or even what I'd qualify as "really good.". I probably would only go back if someone I was with specifically had their heart set on it. Run a search, not much has been said here on Chowhound about it, but there is a little bit, and IIRC, the other posts say about the same.

          2. A nice little neighborhood place is Filiberto's in Burien (14401 Des Moines Memorial Drive), just north of the airport. Nothing fancy here, just good, classic Italian-American dishes. The gnocchi in a gorgonzola cream sauce with a hint of nutmeg is to die for! They have a wood-fired oven that turns out pretty good pizzas, too. Down sides: the service can be slow, and depending on who's working, less than competent (it's a family-run place, and there are one or two family members who should be nudged out of the nest to find a different line of work!) But the food has kept us going back!

            1. Machiavelli's anyone? I haven't been. Yet.
              Opinions?

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              1. re: sophie.

                The food is fairly average, but it's still one of my favorite Italian places in Seattle. It's a small restaurant that feels really cozy and very laid back/casual. Prices are very reasonable as well. Go early or late as there is almost always a wait to get in.