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Brad and I began our afternoon with a stroll through Pike's Place Market. It was almost 4:30, and many vendors were closing up shop for the day, but I was able to get 2 lbs. of my favorite lemon-garlic orzo., and we visited the Italian grocery store-deli, DeLaurenti, and drooled over the Italian products. I had no more weight available in my luggage.

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Then we headed to a neighborhood called "Belltown", for happy hour.

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We met an entertaining magician at the bar who entertained us with card tricks. We asked the Italian owner of the bar/restaurant for his favorite Italian restaurant in Seattle. He had gone to hotel management school in Rimini, and we chatted about Emilia-Romagna. He recommended La Spiga for dinner, and after a quick look at Zagat in my iPhone, and the Urban Spoon app, we had a reservation. I LOVE my iPhone!

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We began with pasta: gnocchi with asparagus and prosciutto for Brad, and spinach ravioli in butter and sage for me.

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The gnocchi was just ok, but the ravioli were wonderful! Our entrees were very good: lamb for Brad, and "Porchetta", slow cooked is a beautifully herbed and garlicky au jus.

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It was a lovely dinner in a great city!

Comments (3)

I love De Laurenti and when we were there in July I packed a bag with olive and lots of pasta! Thanks for the restaurant recommendation.

Barb Cabot:

i love that photo of the Seattle skyline against that blue blue sky! Beautiful and it's a feel good photo to me of bustling city life.

Seattle is on my bucket list.
I am not surprised that y'all would find the best Italian place in town!

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