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Jun 18, 2009 07:17 PM

SEA: Spaghetti and Meatballs?

Who has the best s&m in Seattle? Do they have amazing buttery garlic bread, too?


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  1. I don't know about the spaghetti part but the best meatballs I had in Seattle were at Cucina de Ra.

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    1. re: Lauren

      Oops! The meatballs I had that were so good were at Branzino, not Cucina de Ra.

      1. re: Lauren

        Wow, their menu is looking totally irresistable. I think they're going to be seeing me.


    2. I'm a fan of Rialto near Fremont for a simple red sauce type of dinner.

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      1. re: GreenYoshi

        Be aware that Rialto only serves one meatball on the bed of spaghetti. That matters to some people.

      2. It may be partially nostalgia talking, but I'm a big fan of the spaghetti & meatballs at the Italian Spaghetti House in Lake City, especially with their spicy marinara. Just don't come expecting cutting edge cuisine, this is "traditional" American-Italian, but great.

        1. You can't beat the Monday night spaghetti and meatballs at Spring Hill in W. Seattle. $11 spaghetti, $3 for each giant meatball, and fabulous thick-sliced garlic bread.

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          1. re: zoogrrrl

            Thanks for this tip. I stopped in this week and was quite pleased.

            The pasta, sauce, and meatballs were all terrific. I liked that you can control the meatballs to spaghetti ratio by ordering a particular number of meatballs. (I had two, which was perfect for me.)

            I wasn't psyched about the cheesey garlic bread (not enough butter, not enough garlic, prefer no cheese), but my server was able to bring me some fantastic parker house rolls that were being served with their fish dish.

            Finished with some homemade sorbets that were quite good.

            Service was attentive and friendly, and I enjoy the physical accomodations and atmosphere.

          2. The best garlic bread I've had in Seattle is at La Rustica in West Seattle. I have to force myself not to keep eating basket after basket. They don't have S&M on the menu, though.