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SEA: Spaghetti and Meatballs?

not the bad Steve Jun 18, 2009 07:17 PM

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


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    Lauren Jun 19, 2009 10:14 AM

    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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      Lauren Jun 30, 2009 10:06 AM

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

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        not the bad Steve Jun 30, 2009 11:33 AM

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


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      GreenYoshi Jun 19, 2009 10:49 AM

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

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        frygirl Jun 19, 2009 11:07 AM

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

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        bergeo Jun 19, 2009 11:31 AM

        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.

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          zoogrrrl Jun 20, 2009 11:04 AM

          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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            not the bad Steve Jun 24, 2009 04:32 PM

            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. caraely Jun 21, 2009 05:59 PM

            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.

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              mrnelso Jun 21, 2009 07:13 PM

              I do not remember eating them, but do remember seeing them on the menu at Casa D'Italia.

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                staffstuff Jun 23, 2009 04:36 PM

                Pink Door has pretty good meatballs

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                  equinoise Jun 25, 2009 09:11 AM

                  La Medusa made some spaghetti and meatballs that impressed my picky, red-sauce favoring Jersey wife. Cafe Pizzuto in Seward Park is pretty decent. I don't think either version came with garlic bread.

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