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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
Seattle
Food
Feel
Price
5.0
8.0
$55
Middling Italian in a great location

Serafina has a great spot in Eastlake. Park a few blocks away and watch the sun set over the hills and glisten on Lake Union while you walk to the restaurant—this might be the best part of your night.

At Serafina, disappointment snowballs: every person at the table will have some small complaint—the ravioli is ho-hum, the lamb is dry—that, when compiled, seem to add up to an irredeemably awful meal. Some of the food is more competent, but the complaints… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
Seattle
Food
Feel
Price
8.5
7.5
$15
The kingdom of cured meats, ruled by the Batali family

Salumi was started by Armandino Batali, father of the famous Mario. The former ran the place up until his recent retirement; it’s still a family affair, with Armandino’s daughter Gina Batali running the show now.

You’ll see Salumi’s meats on menus all over town—on charcuterie plates, in sandwiches, or tucked into pasta. For this reason, you don’t actually have to visit Salumi to experience it, but the tiny storefront performs three important functions. First of all, it’s a retail shop… [More]