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is there anywhere good in renton to take my out of town aunt tonight?

She's staying near where East Valley Highway and 405 meet. Did a Google search, but don't know anything about the most local places. Can anyway give a recomendation on Pabla, Jubilante, or Armondo's? Or is our best bet to take her up to Columbia City? Thanks.

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  1. I would say go to Columbia City. However there is a wine/beer shop who used to have good food/wine tastings. Haven't been there in over a year though. It's called the Red House, close to that patch of hotels.

    1. Armando's, Vino or Bella Napoli are all good Italian options and I believe they are all located on 3rd St.

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      1. re: ceester

        13 Coins across from the airport drive entrance is always a kick. We took my colleague's 85 year old mother from WI there this summer and she loved it: the relish tray, the booths, the drinks, and the food was ever reliable for what it is.

        1. re: zoogrrrl

          I should probably specify that we're not looking for anything family style. My aunt is a cool 40-something semi-foodie, but i know nothing about Renton. So is there anywhere worth it, or should we take her to Seattle proper to find good food and a good atmosphere?

          1. re: pablissima

            Yeah, I would take her to Columbia City.

      2. I've enjoyed Armondo's Italian food the couple of times I've been there. I've heard pretty good things about the Melrose Grill, which is a steakhouse, but I've never been myself. The Whistle Stop Ale House is more casual, but has good pub food.

        1. My husband used to work in Renton so I spent a lot of time looking for decent places to eat in that area. I never liked Jubilante but I did like Pabla quite a bit (just don't do the buffet at lunch).

          1. Look up Melrose Grill. It's in Renton, but I have no idea where since my mom is the one who always does the driving down there! :D

            It's a nice traditional steakhouse and I've always had nice meals there.