West Seattle restaurants: Official opening night for Raccolto


As reported here earlier this week, the new Italian restaurant on the north edge of The Junction, Raccolto, had a soft-open night last night, and then officially opened tonight. We stopped in for photos. Above is the view from the mezzanine (seating 14 for a private party or 12 at tables), which proprietor Chef Brian Clevenger told us about during our conversation back in September.


Raccolto is open 5-10 pm nightly at 4147 California SW; here’s the menu. This is the third restaurant opening in a year and a half for Clevenger, who lives in West Seattle, after Vendemmia (May 2015) and East Anchor Seafood (March 2016) next door to each other in Madrona.

7 Replies to "West Seattle restaurants: Official opening night for Raccolto"

  • Junctionite November 5, 2016 (10:22 am)

    No Happy Hour? :-( Maybe in the future?

    • WSB November 5, 2016 (11:36 am)

      I believe they do have a Happy Hour. I just didn’t mention it. Let me look up the news release.

  • Alki Betty November 5, 2016 (12:07 pm)

    Psyched for a new restaurant in our ‘hood but…I wish more attention was paid to the table layout. No “feng shui” here! The only “good” tables are the booths along the wall. Who wants to sit & dine at the middle tables?! From your photo, it doesn’t seem to have a lot of ambiance. Looks more like a cafeteria. :-(  Is that intentional?

    • WSB November 5, 2016 (12:20 pm)

      I wouldn’t judge anything by a photo! We dropped in very quickly just to make note that it was open. Patrick thought the angle from the mezzanine was the best way not to get in the faces of a full house of people. That’s only part of the dining room, I believe. But perhaps we’ll hear from someone who has dined there one of the past two nights. – TR

  • Mamasuze November 5, 2016 (1:51 pm)

    Vendemmia is not what I would call cozy. It must be Clevenger’s style…… 

  • Meagan November 5, 2016 (6:03 pm)

    Seriously? Judge much Alki Betty? Don’t eat there then. 

  • Kate November 6, 2016 (5:37 pm)

    We’ve eaten there, and one of our first reactions was in fact “this feels like we’re eating in a cafeteria”. So that comment may have been judgemental, but I agree – it’s lacking ambiance and the table layout is very cramped. The food, however, is phenomenal. 

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