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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.
Seattle, WA 98107
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.
E Pine St.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
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.
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!
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...
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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