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cburnsi Mar 3, 2008 09:19 AM

I'd like to take a friend of mine out for Pasta alla Puttanesca as it is a favorite of his and they are just moving back to Seattle after being gone for several years. The trouble is I can't think of a single place that serves a good version. Can anyone help me out?


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    mrnelso RE: cburnsi Mar 3, 2008 11:49 AM

    This information is old, but a decade or two ago I enjoyed Puttanesca at Bizarro in Wallingford

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      barleywino RE: mrnelso Aug 26, 2008 08:01 PM

      Second the puttanesca at Bizarro-- the fresh linguine was perfectly done. Even better topped with some olive oil from the bread plate. Also enjoyed the lamb shank btw (but pass on the tiramisu).

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      SandraV RE: cburnsi Mar 4, 2008 09:04 PM

      My favorite puttanesca has always been at Salvatore's on Roosevelt. They allowed the Times to publish their recipe way back and and I like my home version just as well.

      I also had an excellent Puttanesca Pappardelle at Betty last Saturday.

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        cburnsi RE: SandraV Mar 6, 2008 07:32 AM

        Thanks, we're going to try Betty tonight. It's walkable and its going to be such a nice day.

        I haven't been to Swingside for so long, I think I'll give that a try next I always have a hard time ordering something besides the Aglio Olio there (with crab) Yum!. But I have high hopes for Betty, so maybe that will satisfy the craving.

        Thanks, all.

      2. barleywino RE: cburnsi Mar 5, 2008 06:11 AM

        Union has a decent version of puttanesca with tuna on their bar menu.

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          swarf RE: cburnsi Mar 5, 2008 04:54 PM

          The swingside cafe in fremont has had a really good one in the past, with a changing assortment of seafoods.

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            jjmccoy RE: cburnsi Mar 11, 2008 11:19 PM

            Pomodoro on Eastlake does a nice Puttanesca. And they serve it on mismatched old china sets, which makes it feel like dinner at Nona's.

            I don't know what I think of the place in general, though. They try to be both Spanish and Italian, both down home and upscale/high presentation -- it all depends on which dish you order which theme you get, so the menu's a little all over the place.

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