West Seattle restaurants: Meet La Romanza Bistro Italiano

This is a big night for what was the Tuscan Tea Room Bistro (WSB sponsor) in The Junction – a winemaker’s dinner with Siren Song Wines and music by Pearl Django. The event is technically sold out but proprietor Aimee Pellegrini says there’s “limited seating at the bar.” But that’s not the really big news – she’s just renamed her establishment, which is now La Romanza Bistro Italiano, and expanded dinner service to another night! Here’s the announcement:

Kicking off with our sold-out wine dinner (tonight), we have finally, at the urging of our patrons and our good judgement, changed our name from ‘The Tuscan Tea Room’ to ‘La Romanza Bistro Italiano’. We are also expanding our dinner hours to add Wednesday nights. So, we will serve dinner and happy hour Wednesday through Saturday starting next week.

We are very excited about this change but also assure that these are the only changes. We offer our same dinner, lunch, brunch, and afternoon tea menus. We offer our wine list, cocktails and our 70+ fine teas and will soon have them available for purchase through our website as well.

About nine months after we opened we added dinner service as well as expanded lunch, brunch and dinner menus to include live jazz and happy hour. Our new name is more indicative of what we truly offer: a bistro experience with fine Italian cuisine.

Thank you for your ongoing support!

Aimee Pellegrini and La Romanza staff

ADDED 2:34 PM: Just discovered Aimee is featured in a cooking video online via the West Seattleite-produced “Brown Lounge” site – it’s a roasted-chicken recipe:

The actual recipe and other info can be found here.

6 Replies to "West Seattle restaurants: Meet La Romanza Bistro Italiano"

  • Sue Bell April 26, 2012 (12:18 pm)

    Excited for you! If it’s anything like La Rustica you’ll be successful. Please,please fix the front window…it’s so unsightly with the masking tape “fix”.

  • alex April 26, 2012 (1:09 pm)

    Smart move. I hear Tuscan Tea Room and I think “Is the tea supposed to be good in Italy or something? Whatever, I don’t care.”
    I hear Bistro Italiano and I think “Whoa! There’s a new Italian restaurant in W Seattle? I can’t wait to try it!”

    I’m sure I’ll be by soon!

  • EmmyJane April 26, 2012 (2:09 pm)

    It’s funny what a name change can do… despite the “these are the only changes” I suddenly want to go when I didn’t think this place was for me before. Can’t wait to try it!

  • The Scooting Gourmet April 26, 2012 (5:08 pm)

    I’ve been here several times; this place is the real deal! Very elegant atmosphere and a a really daring kitchen!

  • Taylynn April 26, 2012 (5:48 pm)

    Good move, Aimee! The old name really didn’t capture the wonderful things you’re doing with your menu. Good luck!

  • Kelly April 26, 2012 (8:11 pm)

    Just had lunch there today for the first time. Surprisingly fabulous food, and the perfectly sized portions were actually very filling. They even made the tea right, which is refreshing. (The last place I went for a frilly ladies tea they had no idea what they were doing).

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