Any recommendations for casual Seattle or Eastside Italian places that serve standard Italian fare at reasonable prices. I don’t need squash ravioli, lobster risotto or wild boar ragu here. Rather, a place that serves decent spaghetti bolognese, fettuccini alfredo, canneloni, manicotti, gnocchi, has a decent antipasto on the menu and also includes some the other standards like veal/chicken parmesan or veal marsala that are all made with some love from Mama (or at least tastes that way). None of these items should exceed $18.00. If the place also makes pizza I would consider it a bonus. Atmosphere is not important – red checkered table cloths would be welcomed.
If the Old Spaghetti Factory is coming to mind I thank you for your consideration but kindly request that you refrain from responding altogether as you are seriously underestimating the “love from Mama” aspect I’m looking for.