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Branzino

Map & Directions 2429 2nd Ave.
Seattle, WA 98121
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206-728-5181
  • Italian, Seafood
  • Sun-Mon 5pm-10pm, Tue-Sat 5pm-11pm
  • MasterCard, Visa, American Express, cash
  • Catering, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Dinner, Late Night
  • Full bar
  • Accepted
  • Street

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Seattle Weekly's Description

Branzino comes off like a handsome older man, charming without trying too hard. The upscale Italian restaurant in Belltown is always crowded in the evenings, drawing as many loudmouthed businessmen to the bar as it does cozy couples on dinner dates. Its menu is divided into five sections: antipasti, seafood, meat, pasta, and contorni. Under fish, of course, is the branzino, a European sea bass with a crisp silver skin and tender white meat that nearly melts in your mouth. Other dishes-duck confit, risotto with braised oxtail-are rich in flavor but small in size. You may want to order a side of meatballs, too. (A cheaper option still would be to ask for more house bread.) But be sure to save room for dessert; Branzino makes theirs fresh daily, and the cannoli is to die for.

 
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  • The Seattle Times on 05/24/10

    House-made pastas and pizza highlight a short, ambitious seasonal menu that is equal parts meat and seafood. Branzino is Mediterranean sea bass. The version here is stuffed with aromatics and roasted.

  • Kristy B. on 08/15/11

    Pappardelle from Branzino should be a protected National Treasure.

  • Michael L. on 02/19/13

    Try the Grilled Octopus (via @Foodspotting)

  • Seattle Met on 06/30/10

    Chef Ashley Merriman keeps her hand firmly on the Italian tiller, turning out a housemade pappardelle Bolognese, a halibut with fresh vegetables, and a perfect pizza crust.

  • Christine M. on 04/06/14

    Get the meatballs and clams with sausage...so delicious!! Great ambience and the perfect date spot.

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