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About Bar Cotto

Bar Cotto is a Parma-style salumeria and cocktail bar with pizza, Italian vegetables, bruschetta and a daily selection of local and international cured meats. Stop in for a snack and a cocktail or stay for a whole meal.

1546 15th Ave
Seattle, WA 98107
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Northwest

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday 4:00-11:00pm. Happy Hour: Pizza, salumi, salads, wine, beer and cocktail specials Sunday through Thursday 5-6pm and 9-close / Friday and Saturday 5-6pm and 10-close.

Cross Street:
E Pine St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 838-8081

Website:
http://www.ethanstowellrestaurants.com/barcotto/

Executive Chef:
Kyl Haselbauer

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Bar Cotto Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Bar Seating (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Good for a Date (5)
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Happy Hour (5)
Casual (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Fun (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Romantic (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Authentic (2)
Cozy (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Business Meals (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2017

Food was solid, although the prosciutto was sliced way too thick. Cocktails were good, wine met expectations. Server was solid.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 11, 2017

Bar Cotto is the perfect balance of old style thin crust pizza with the modern flare of unique ingredients on the menu. Incredibly cozy atmosphere with an open kitchen allows patrons to appreciate the fascinating nuances of the cooks throwing the pizza dough. Fantastic service between the servers, bartenders and even the cook came by to inquire about the meal. Highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys a good Italian menu.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 21, 2016

Bar Cotto always greets us warmly and takes really good care of us! Their pizza is the best!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 17, 2016

The restaurant area is quite small but very cozy. When we first got there I think a staff member or 2 must have been on break because it took a few minutes for our waitress to break away to help us. Once everyone was back the service was great. Our waitress was very helpful and delightful. The food was fabulous. We had several items including the brussel sprouts, meats from their charcuterie and pizza. We watched the chefs make the pizza and they stretched the dough until it was nearly see through! Excellent food, great restaurant, nicely done!

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2016

Hey Angela and Ethan
Your Bar Cotto pizzas are super. Another Stowell cafe that hits it out of the park. Thank you!

Tags: Late-night Find, Fun, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 4, 2016

Lovely place! Good drinks and nice selection of small plates, that were all very tasty. We enjoyed our dessert as well! Service was wonderful.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 2, 2016

We had an oh so tasty chanterelle mushroom pizza and a couple of local IPAs. Excellently prepared, attentive (but not smothering) service and a delightful atmosphere.

Tags: Healthy, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 27, 2016

Amazing staff and food excellent craft cocktails

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2016

The 4 of us shared 2 starters and 2 pizzas. All were thoughtfully prepared and very, very good. The bartender/waiter did a wonderful job with recommendations and mixology. Outstanding dinner.

Tags: Great Beer, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 20, 2016

The chef was excellent. Table service was great. The Italian food and pizza was wonderful.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 17, 2016

Good pizza but I feel a bit over rated. Mandatory 20% service charge in case you are not aware.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 22, 2016

It's a very noisy place, and yeah, the food is no more than ok. The pizzas are nothing to die for. You can get a better one (of that same type) at Via Tribunali. The cold cut meats were decent -- but no bread with it???! Whatsup with that? And the white bean salad was ok -- the beans were slightly undercooked.
The olive cake desert was good. Creative.
Overall, it may be that Ethan has overstretched himself with so many restaurants to keep an eye on. This one is a big Meh...

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 20, 2016

So good. Favorite pizza on the hill

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 18, 2016

I love this spot whether dining with friends, your significant other, or an out of town guest/business associate. The bar tenders are helpful, drinks are great and the food is Pac NW fresh but could also be straight out of an Italian trattoria. Mangia Italiano!

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 16, 2016

The beet salad was delish as was the garden salad. I love arugula! The pizza was nothing great. Lacked flavor. Crust was good, but the Margarita pizza needed a punch of something like more basil and cracked pepper. Just something to flavor it up.

Tags: Casual, Healthy, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 16, 2016

Amazing service and staff

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on September 13, 2016

Such a great experience. One of the better pizza places in. Always consistent food with personal, attentive service.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 8, 2016

Bar Cotto never disappoints as a great date night restaurant. Everything is delicious! I definitely recommend doing a selection of cured meats (we usually do the Chef's selection and love it) and don't forget the Tortta Fritta. Ask for chili oil on the side if you like a bit of a kick. :) The prosciutto and arugula pizza is also incredible.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 12, 2016

Yum! Bar Cotto has the best, thin crust pizza I have had in a long time. Four of us shared two pizzas ( the Funghi and the Salsiccia) and we grossly underestimated how much we would want to eat! The crust was perfectly browned, airy and crunchy. The sauces were applied with a light touch and the seasonings were wonderfully blended so that no particular taste stood out. The two salads were also excellent. The Heirloom Tomatoes and chunks of fresh mozzarella were nicely seasoned with balsamic vinegar and fresh basil . The Beets Salad was lightly dressed and flavorful. The one downside was the bruschetta. The Bruschetta with Broccolini was difficult to cut and to chew because the broccolini was undercooked to the point of being raw.
I will be back, but with only one other person. The noise level makes it difficult for a small group to carry on a conversation. The divine pizza makes it difficult to stay away.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on July 23, 2016

I just randomly went on Open Table looking for a place to meet up with an old friend, not knowing much about Seattle restaurants. It's a tiny place, but the drinks were creative, and the food was good. The pizza is really thin, but has really good flavor. I would go back if I lived close.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 19, 2016

Bar Cotto is very small. It has a nice bar, 3 or 4 4-top tables and several 2-tops. The vibe is very neighborhood. It seemed as though there were a lot of regular customers. Service is excellent, the Salumi was terrific and the Pizza was great. We had a wonderful meal and will be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 11, 2016

Yummy food and cocktails in an intimate setting -- highly recommend!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on June 4, 2016

Great food. Impeccable service. Will definitely be back.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 17, 2016

There are lots of places eat pizza on Capitol Hill. This is our favorite. It can be noisy--lots of concrete and little fabric. The bar is a little dull to sit at. But, these are minor faults. To go along with the pizza, there are several inventive side dishes. Excellent, friendly service.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 13, 2016

Great experience from start to finish. The staff was incredible, the food was fresh & very flavorful, and the atmosphere was modern and clean without being pretentious in any way. I would definitely go back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 6, 2016

Great pizza Great wine Great staff Great fun Will look forward to our next visit

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 5, 2016

Kale salad was AMAZING

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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 30, 2016

The pizza and the salumi are delicious. Definitely a neighborhood gem.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 23, 2016

Bar Cotto continues to shine year after year. Pizza is and should be highlight. Dough is light and flavorful. Salumi is varied and comes in good portions. GREAT music. Service on point. Don't think we could have had a better experience!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on April 23, 2016

Great food. Pretty loud.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 12, 2016

My son and I met up at Bar Cotta on a Tuesday night. We had a reservation so we were seated right away. However, our server didn't come by for 15 minutes. When she finally did take our order, she seemed confused about the menu and had a hard time explaining what the apps were. It then took another 15 minutes to get our drinks and 55 minutes to get our pizza. Really? We were surprised as there are only 10 or so tables. Over all I would say the food was great but the service was bad enough that I don't think we will go back anytime soon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 12, 2016

Great Pizza and Wine Selection, staff super and welcoming , will come again when in Seaatle

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 6, 2016

My partner and I stopped in for dinner on a Thursday night. We had delicious food and wonderful service. We chose the corona bean salad from the verdura listing, Finocchiona from the salumi (with amazing help from our waitress), and then the funghi pizza. These were all tasty beyond our expectation and we left pleasantly full, with one slice of pizza to take home. There was a lovely atmosphere, and I'd definitely come back again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on April 3, 2016

Amazing service and food week after week!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 26, 2016

we enjoyed the restaurant and the food overall. ambience was fine, very casual but comfortable. we enjoyed ourselves and would definitely recommend to folks that are local to restaurant but I wouldn't tell friends that live outside capital hill that "you have to go there". we love ethan stowell so wanted to try it just because we have always enjoyed his food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 20, 2016

Amazing service and food

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vip
 (London)·Dined on March 15, 2016

Great products, short menu but that does not bother me as fro me it's a sign of freshness.
Service discrete but outstanding.
We will be back for a bite with no fuss

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 2, 2016

The small plates are precise. The charcuterie is as good as I've found in Seattle. Not much of a beer list, but I guess Italian "tapas" may be better with wine. Didn't try the pizza but it looked good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 28, 2016

This was our first time dining at Bar Cotto, and we taking a bit of a gamble since it was also going to be a birthday dinner. We were so pleasantly surprised by the cheerful service and delicious food. We didn't know what to expect, so we may have underestimated the amount of food we would need to fill 5 persons. We ordered a salumi platter with torta fritta and a salsiccia pizza to all split. We enjoyed each bite (since it was going fast between us all)!
Additionally, we did not plan to order dessert, yet they had brought out a surprise dessert (a lemon-mint sorbet with biscuits) with a candle for our Birthday person. We truly savored each bite of food we had--so we all hope to return and try other dishes!

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on February 27, 2016

We can always count on Bar Cotto for three things: great pizza, wine & ambiance

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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