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Oct 30, 2011 03:00 PM

great seattle pasta or vietnamese

Looking for pasta or vietnamese for a family of 10 birthday dinner

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  1. My usual favorite Vietnamese is Lemongrass on Jackson but a party of ten might overwhelm this small and casual place. The best equipped for a festive dinner might be the reliable Tamarind Tree with quite good service and a large menu with a variety of festive beverages. This comes, of course with somewhat higher prices. The Greenleaf in the ID is small but usually busy so they might be able to handle a large party with reservations These three are all more expensive than several options on Rainier Ave which are not so westernized as the the Tamarind Tree and Greenleaf. The Lemongrass on Jackson is patronized by knowledgeable Vietnamese but is not he cheapest bun thit in town.

    Tamarind Tree
    1036 S Jackson St, Seattle, WA 98104

    1. Google Pasta Seattle to see the breadth on offer here.
      Can you narrow it down by telling us something about your preferences?
      What part of town is good for you?
      What's the budget? (if no issue, Spinasse gets my vote for Italian).
      If you like crowded, lively, local, and inventive, Bizzarro,
      For old school neighborhood red-sauce place, Salvatore (he cooks great fish, too - try the specials, for sure).
      At Pasta Freska, the proprietor will ask for your preferences and the food will just start wandering
      to the tables as the kitchen finishes each dish. It's usually boisterous and always informal.
      At Art of the Table, your party will nearly fill all the seats in the tiny place, and could probably customize a menu with Chef Ronspies.
      Perche No? The menu is all over the map, but the kitchen makes its own fresh pasta and we like the baked lasagne.

      Seattle, WA, Seattle, WA

      Pasta Freska
      1515 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

      Art of the Table
      1054 N 39th St, Seattle, WA 98103

      1. the family of 10 are really a bunch of foodies that loves to go to Saleh Al lago,Tamarind Tree, Paseo, Spinasse, Buongusto, mama melina, enjoys atmosphere, al boccolino,can be upper end $$, once to Rovers, we're considering the Staple and Fancy M, Walrus and Carpenter, is Rialto Pasta Bar closed? Seattle is our preference since we have to ferry to get there.

        Seattle, WA, Seattle, WA

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        1. re: lincolnmartha

          Bizzarro sounds like a good fit, but then I bet Dustin can do the heck out of Italian at Art of The Table and the space will fit your crowd well.
          Rialto is gone and we know nothing of its replacement.

          1. re: mrnelso

            Well, if you mean replacement in location, that's a new Mexican spot, so that's out.
            If you mean replacement as in what those folks are up to now, I know he was looking for locations to start up again. You can follow him on Facebook.

        2. Spinasse has the best pasta, although only 3 choice, I believe. My favorite Vietnamese place is Green Leaf in the ID. For higher end, try Monsoon. Green Leaf has an upstairs that could lend itself to a party that large.

          Seattle, WA, Seattle, WA