Update: Details on the Italian restaurant coming to Avalon

That wasn’t a mystery for long … we were away from the computer for a few hours, and while we were gone, not only did someone find the website for the restaurant taking over the spot Murphy’s is vacating (here’s our report from last night), someone else forwarded us this e-mail announcement that appears to have gone out just about an hour ago:

Sean and Sofia Goff to open Cafe Revo Ristorante!

Coming soon to West Seattle!

Rustic Northern Italian recipes brought straight from the old country to our Pacific Northwest table.

Café Revò Ristorante is being created by West Seattle Residents; Chef Sean Goff and Sofia Zadra Goff.

Café Revò will welcome all of their guests as family, in a warm tradition of hospitality that has been handed down for centuries. The local motto is, Mangia, bevi e godi! “Eat, drink and enjoy!”

Together with their experienced management team, Milo Goodrich and Kevin Fry, Chef Sean and Sofia will be looking forward to welcoming you to their home at Café Revò.

The Café Revò website is caferevo.com. You can check out the menu here.

20 Replies to "Update: Details on the Italian restaurant coming to Avalon"

  • Andre May 3, 2008 (6:45 pm)

    Just checked out the menu — looks great! Can’t wait to get a (true) Italian restaurant in the Junction area.

  • add May 3, 2008 (7:28 pm)

    This looks great – can’t wait for it to open. I think it will be a welcome and well-received addition to the neighborhood!

  • *t* May 3, 2008 (7:48 pm)

    Hopefully the spaghetti vineyards have not all been converted to growing biodeisel, driving pasta prices through the roof!

  • austin May 3, 2008 (8:39 pm)

    Awesome! Few things better than an Italian place a walk down the hill. The menu looks Great!

  • JanS May 3, 2008 (9:05 pm)

    definitely looking forward to it…all I can say is…yummmmm…

  • Irukandji May 3, 2008 (10:05 pm)

    Mmmm… and I hope they use salt in the bread instead of making TRUE Tuscan (please!). Great use for the Murphy’s space. Keep us posted!

  • OP May 4, 2008 (12:22 am)

    Worth looking into, for sure…but so far, Beato is still WS’s best Italian rest.

  • JanS May 4, 2008 (12:47 am)

    OP…I’m sure Beato’s has good food…it’s beyond my budget. I think this will be a restaurant that does something a little different than Beato’s…so it won’t be competition, but an addition that sounds like it will fill a need that isn’t in West Seattle right now…we do love to eat here on the peninsula, don’t we? :)

  • mikev2.0 May 4, 2008 (12:48 am)

    Yay for Italian food!! Booo for the presumed $$$ price tag :( . While we’re talking italian is there a good “mom and pop” type Italian place. I’m not talking fancy smancy expensive Italian, more like americanized “can find one every corner in ny” type Italian. Napoli is my favorite, but they have a limited menu and don’t serve chicken parm.

  • charlabob May 4, 2008 (10:54 am)

    MikeV — Angelinas seems like the mom and pop restaurant you’re looking for — they serve wine by the glass in water glasses, which is one of my tests.

    I don’t know from NYC street corners, but it reminds me of the places I hung out in Boston’s North End street corners — except they don’t have black pasta. Admiral District, on California — down the street from the Admiral Theater.

  • JenV May 4, 2008 (1:56 pm)

    second the vote on Angelina’s. it’s the best. Beato is a little trendy for my taste…

  • Dan May 5, 2008 (9:23 am)

    I know and love Angelina’s and really enjoy Beato’s too. I also know the people who are starting Cafe Revo–they are family, so I have tasted Sean’s dishes. All I can say is hold onto your “capello.” These are warm, big-hearted, welcoming people, and the Northern Italian food will be different from other middle or Southern Italian favorites, and just as tasty. We have room for three Italian restaurants in West Seattle, that’s for sure. Murphy’s will rise again as something garlicy and wonderful.

  • jai May 5, 2008 (9:49 am)

    Another vote for Angelina’s!

  • Bob Brown May 5, 2008 (10:17 am)

    Cafe Revo will be a delightful restaurant! The menu has me hungry already! You can count on the Westenders Scooter Club being regulars there!

  • JenV May 5, 2008 (10:43 am)

    oops- I confused La Rustica with Beato…allow me to rephrase; La Rustica is too trendy for my taste…Beato is simply too expensive for my wallet! Hope Cafe Revo will be good, it’s w/in walking distance!

  • add May 5, 2008 (7:58 pm)

    La Rustica trendy? I haven’t been there in a while but I would definitely not consider it trendy – seems more “old world” to me! Again – they may have changed things up since I was last there. I will have to check it out again!

  • Jett May 8, 2008 (12:53 pm)

    An anxiously awaited dining establishment! Kudos to the both of them as they reach their dreams AND share their amazing talent for cooking!

  • Joan Barker June 1, 2008 (9:15 pm)

    We are so excited to have Cafe Revò opening in West Seattle. The menu has many of the northern foods that aren’t found in other Seattle restaurants. Can’t wait!


  • savvy December 12, 2008 (1:19 pm)

    check out the building updates on their website http://www.caferevo.com The bar is absolutely gorgeous!! Can’t wait till they open!!!

  • WSB December 12, 2008 (1:23 pm)

    we’ll be updating that when everything calms down a bit … also waiting for the official opening date!

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