Great pizza (crust was tremendous)
Great pizza (crust was tremendous) and house-made charcuterie.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Everything we had was very
Everything we had was very good. We ordered a selection of 3 meats and had the chef's choice, all very good selections. We then shared the Bufula pizza, which was also very good. This place serves up italian comfort food. One of the rare places in Seattle that you get both good service and good food.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Worth the extra effort to find
My GPS would not recognize the address and the signage can be tough to see in the dark but we got there. Extremely pleasant staff, a salumi menu that is ridiculously good, and pizza with an amazing crust make this cozy place well worth the search.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Third time's a charm?
After two failed experiences at other Ethan Stowell properties, I am pleased to report that our experience at Bar Cotto represented a marked improvement. Very nice salumeria, a touch on the expensive side, but nice food and ambiance. Service was slow, however.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
For Meat Lovers only
We love Ethan Stowell's restaurants for the ambiance, service and food. We decided to try this place after seeing menu online. I prefer a heavily veggie menu, and at the top of the menu is Verdure. I was disappointed to find that these are the only vegetable-heavy items on the menu! The portions of Verdure items were tiny, but all the Carne items are huge portions. My husband, and all Big Carnivores, will LOVE this menu. That said, everything else about this place is wonderful: service, wine, ambiance, etc.
5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
I'm not a big pizza person, but the food here was wonderful. The asparagus farro dish was fresh and full of flavor. The carrot dish had a really good nuttiness to the pesto. And the crust of the pizza was quite possibly the best I've ever had. Service was very friendly as well.
5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, Wonderful people
This was our second visit and as with the first our eperience was excellent. This trip we had three meat eaters and one vegetarian and all of us had wonderful food served very professionally be the team at Bar Cotto, The charcuterie was superb and the pizza's too. The Funghi pizza was great for our vegetarian but everyone had a teast one slice because it looked and smelled so yummy.
We will be back soon!
5/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food great staff
There are many things on the menu in Italian, and if you don't happen to speak Italian could be slightly mysterious. The staff is incredible about helping with all of that and making suggestions that turn out to be truly delicious!
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Capital Hill Gem!!!
Amazing charcuterie and pizza! Wonderful service. Seriously, try the torta fritta. So good!
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Food Excellent Service
We've eaten here about 3 times since it recently opened. Every time, we've had a wonderful experience. I highly recommend the Saliciccia Pizza and the Little Margaret cocktail! Best pizza on the hill.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The bartender is a magician... fantastic cocktails.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Liked the menu, loved the food!
Visiting Seattle we were looking for a place on our neighbourhood with an interesting menu and reasonable prices. We loved the food and service at Bar Cotto. We began with 2 of the imaginative verduras: heirloom tomatoes and roasted fennel, as well as a generous helping from their salumi menu. We followed these with a delicious funghi pizza. The servers were friendly, helpful and efficient.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
The menu was interesting. I was dining with a friend who does not drink or eat pork, and we still managed to find some excellent menu items to try. Everything was tasty, and the waitress was very attentive. I have tried most all of Ethan Stowell's restaurants. I find them to be interesting and reliably excellent in terms of the food. Noise levels are often too high for me, but that is a common issue these days.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The presentation and taste of every dish we ordered - from the salumi tray with torta frittas to the escarole salad, salsiccia and parma pizzas, and, lastly, the tasty frozen yogurt with goat's milk. Our party of four was blown away by our experience there. The service was attentive but not intrusive; we were never wanting of anything. We were given time to relax and enjoy ourselves especially because this was a farewell party, of sorts.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tasty Italian Eats
I came here in a party of 4 and we waited about 10 minutes before being seated. We had a reservation, but the place is small so it took a little bit of time to clear an area for our little group. The food is fantastic! We shared a plate of salumi that you can curate yourself from their list of available meats or your waiter is happy to surprise you with a selection. We had to have the torta fritta with the meats and they were airy and delicious. After that we shared two different bruschettas (Pork belly with onion mostarda, Carne cruda with arugular) and a salad (Marinated squash and farro salad with pickled red onion, soft cooked egg) which was the groups favorite part of the meal! The pizzas were good, but not as amazing as the apps.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
perfect local spot for a great moderate priced meal. service was fantastic .
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant is a Gem.
This restaurant is a Gem. The wood-fired pizzas are cooked in an oven over 600 degrees. They are crispy and thin, with well-curated and seasonal ingredients. The salumi menu is the best I've seen. The veggie dishes are also good, if a bit heavy for a first course. The wine menu swings Italian, and unfortunately the waitstaff is quite as helpful at selecting wines as they could be (next door, at Anchovies and Olives, the waitstaff go to great lengths to find you a bottle or glass to your liking). The space is very well-designed, small, cozy and modern. Only complaint is the service can be very slow.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing Salumi Plates
The salumi plates are amazing - my favorite was the house Porchetta. The pizza and bruschetta were great as well -- Bar Cotto is definitely one of my favorite restaurants in Seattle.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Overall Great Expierence
Overall great experience, great service, the salumi selection was amazing and pizza was cooked to perfection
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM