Why is it that most Italian restaurants in Seattle seem to fit into two camps. Either a) stuffy, pricey and over-rated. Or b) glorified Spaghetti Factory.
I am dying to find a lively Italian restaurant, that serves Italian food (not just spaghetti and meatballs and calls itself Italian), like you'd find in Bologna or Roma. Simple pastas, maybe a pizza or two, Italian wine, real tiramisu...is this too much to ask?
Am I the only one who thinks there has to be middle ground between our typical Seattle Italian options?