West Seattle restaurants: Raccolto coming to north end of The Junction

More restaurant news today – this time, on the north end of The Junction.


Coming to that 1,647-square-foot space in the Blueprint building at 4147 California SW is Raccolto, which “will focus on house-made pasta, seafood, and vegetables,” according to its brand-new website. The proprietors have two restaurants in Madrona, led by Chef Brian ClevengerVendemmia and East Anchor Seafood. Raccolto is expected to open this summer. (Thanks to Jack for sending the Eater link that had first word of this.)

19 Replies to "West Seattle restaurants: Raccolto coming to north end of The Junction"

  • WS March 28, 2016 (1:07 pm)

    ok, this is awesome news.  can’t wait.  so glad something is moving in north of the junction.

  • biankat March 28, 2016 (1:44 pm)

    awwwww, yeah!!! finally a proper pasta place :) 

  • Kim March 28, 2016 (2:45 pm)

    Any updates on The Lodge? 

    • Jesse March 28, 2016 (3:18 pm)

      Kim – I was talking to the manager at the SODO location of The Lodge and he was saying early summer for the WS opening.

  • Ellen March 28, 2016 (2:50 pm)

    It is great how this block is shaping up with Juniper nail salon and Itto’s Tapas.  welcome to the neighborhood!

  • Raven March 28, 2016 (3:14 pm)


  • Marge E, March 28, 2016 (3:23 pm)

    wow ! I am impressed vegetables! (I am not being sarcastic.)

  • Jennifer March 28, 2016 (3:36 pm)

    What Kim said! 

  • Holla March 28, 2016 (4:00 pm)

    I cannot wait!!!! Vendemmia is so good, cannot wait to see what he throws down here.  :)

  • East Coast Cynic March 28, 2016 (4:14 pm)

    Hopefully, they will serve some old school pasta with some bowling ball sized meatballs, e.g., Vince’s Italian Restaurant in Burien.

    But I suspect the cuisine will be much more eclectic. 

    • dawsonct April 7, 2016 (7:00 pm)

      That’s pretty funny. I rolled a couple hundred thousands of those things back in the day. They MAY have seemed huge, but I can assure you they are well under 2 ounces each, after cooking.

      Vince HAS expressed interest to me in the past about opening a place here in W. Seattle. I haven’t spoken with him in a few years, they’ve opened a few places since then, and none are closer to W. Seattle than Burien.
      Not certain if the interest is still there (he HAD been looking at the Bakery Nouveau space before they moved in, for a pizza shop).

  • Mrs.T March 28, 2016 (4:27 pm)

    Yay, variety! 

  • Moe March 28, 2016 (4:56 pm)

    What’s going on in the Westside Public House space. It looked like there was work going on in there.

  • WS eater March 28, 2016 (6:30 pm)

    Wow – the best week of West Seattle food news in years! New places from Mark Fuller and Brian Clevenger?! Very exciting. I’ve never understood why WS food options are so far behind the other great neighborhoods in the city. Maybe that’s finally changing as we get more places like this that are sure to be amazing additions.

    • dawsonct April 7, 2016 (7:01 pm)

      I believe we are finally becoming densely enough populated to support a larger variety of establishments.

  • East Coast Cynic March 28, 2016 (8:25 pm)

    I think West Seattle was behind other neighborhoods because up until the last few years, I suspect, it was more of a traditional working class to lower middle class family area that did more of its dining at home or with the chains to save money.  Other neighborhoods w/ more high earning professionals and or a progressive artistic cultural demographic, e.g., Ballard, Capitol Hill, Belltown, created and fulfilled the demand for more eclectic dining options.  

    With the shortage of housing options for all demographics throughout the city, West Seattle has started to attract more high earners w/ eclectic dining tastes and chefs are starting to recognize that and tap into the demand.  Ethan Stowell next?

  • Fiz March 28, 2016 (8:58 pm)

    East Coast Cynic:

    Thanks so much for putting your condescending and judgemental labels on our community.  SO happy to have you here. 

  • JayDee March 28, 2016 (9:10 pm)

    @ East Coast Synic: 

    Lets hope Ethan keeps his distance. Otherwise we will be the next Ballard as many have predicted. I think we should aspire to “not quite so trendy”…

  • JayDee March 28, 2016 (9:11 pm)


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