Grand-opening eve for Tuscan Tea Room & Romanza Floral

Tea time tonight for Aimee Pellegrini and daughter Nina on the eve of tomorrow’s official Grand Opening for Aimee’s Tuscan Tea Room and Romanza Floral in The Junction (4521 California SW). Dropping in for a few photos during the special preview, we also got to see more of the fully remodeled space:

That’s of course from the tea room side – and here, the floral side:

The tea/coffee bar opens at 8 tomorrow, the dining room (where lunch and all-day “afternoon tea” will be served) at 10:30. (As noted in our June report with first word of Tuscan/Romanza’s Junction plans, Aimee is one of the founders of West Seattle’s La Rustica Italian Restaurant.)

ADDED 1:26 AM: Thanks to Cozbi Hultz of ZZPhotography & Design for sharing a couple more scenes from pre-grand-opening night – like this view of some of the food!

14 Replies to "Grand-opening eve for Tuscan Tea Room & Romanza Floral"

  • Garden_nymph November 9, 2010 (12:04 am)

    What a beautiful picture of Aimee and her daughter, Nina! I was wondering what was going on as I passed by at around 7pm. I am so very excited to experience it myself!

  • Gini Johnson November 9, 2010 (2:46 am)

    I am really looking forward to stopping by. It looks lovely.

  • RJB November 9, 2010 (5:56 am)

    Can’t wait….looks lovely and delicious…..!!!

  • Bonnie November 9, 2010 (7:17 am)

    I can’t wait!

  • JoB November 9, 2010 (7:33 am)

    i think i will wait till day 2 to avoid the crush..
    but don’t think i can wait longer than that:)

  • Greenie November 9, 2010 (10:51 am)

    Can’t wait to have tea with my daughters!

  • spicyfunk November 9, 2010 (11:00 am)

    Not exactly designed for guys, but if the tea and coffee are good I’ll give them a try. And even though the decor might not be my taste, they obviously put a lot of detail and thought into it. Hope it’s good!

  • OP November 9, 2010 (11:05 am)

    And located right next door to the beer-swilling, sports-watching enclave that is The Wing Dome. Interesting! (I sense a throwdown between ladies with parasols and Seahawk-clad football fans.)

  • Ali November 9, 2010 (1:06 pm)

    My fiance and I were just there this morning for tea and we LOVED it! We ended up splitting the pumpkin gnocchi and it was heavenly. West Seattle really needed something like this, the place is chic and the food/tea is tres magnifique! Highly recommend going.

  • miws November 9, 2010 (2:31 pm)

    This Tea Room/Wingdome juxtaposition reminds me of the 39th/Fauntleroy/Alaska pre-Hole juxtaposition of Schucks/Hancock. :P



  • Jasperblu November 9, 2010 (2:35 pm)

    Went in for tea and scones this morning. Wrote a review on the WSB Forums. Very tasty!

  • J W November 9, 2010 (4:04 pm)

    My sister and I had tea and scones this afternoon.What a lovely and relaxing way to end the afternoon.It was so nice not to be surrounded by people on their cell phones or computers. I felt like a proper lady!

  • charlabob November 9, 2010 (5:46 pm)

    You mean they don’t have wifi? Well feh :-) Seriously, this sounds wonderful. One of my bucket experiences was High Tea in Boston. Only once. I’ll have to try this one too.

  • Noelle November 10, 2010 (1:08 am)

    This looks like a lot of fun!

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