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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Happy Hour (6)
Good for a Date (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
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Bar Seating (4)
Authentic (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Fun (3)
Romantic (3)
Casual (2)
Cozy (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Great for Lunch (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Fantastic food but poor service. Waiter was rude, not helpful nor knowledgeable.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 16, 2017

One of my favorite places in Seattle for the past 4 years. Great food, amazing atmosphere, friendly staff.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Fun, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Pizza is what Bar Cotto is known for, but some of the sides were to die for! I particularly liked the squash. The pizza are large and good for sharing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Their pizza is thin crust and flavorful! Awesome !

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (London)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Food took too long. Appetizer wasn't very good. Pizza was great but we waited 45 minutes for it. Probably won't return.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Bar Cotto is one of our favorite date night spots. The pizza is always phenomenal and we can never get enough of the torta fritta. We were so sad to hear that Ethan Stowell is selling this restaurant. Bar Cotto is a gem!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 8, 2017

It was my sister’s 29th birthday

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 6, 2017

My husband and I were disappointed to hear that Bar Cotto and Anchovies and Olives are both for sale. That was one reason we went. We went on a Thursday evening at 7, and I am glad we had a reservation, the place was packed. In spite of it, the service was excellent. We had a couple of”damn fine negronis”, and they were. Good bruschetta to start, I love there mixed green salad, and the guanciale pizza. ( Very good, but I prefer the Parma.)
Better hurry in before it’s sold!

Tags: Casual, Fun, Happy Hour
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 10, 2017

We received our drinks 30 minutes after sitting at our table and after our salad came. The soggy Pizza arrived, when we were halfway through , we received our appetizer :(. the food was average. The texture and taste were lacking. The service was non-existent, and the bill was high, including the 20% gratuity that we probably would have only given 15%.

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·Dined on August 24, 2017

I had a great overall experience here. Our server was very patient with us!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Happy Hour
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Great appetizers and pizza.
Fun place to hand out with friends

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 7, 2017

This place rocks! Nice and trendy atmosphere. Pizza was made in front of my eyes and was so good. Actually the best Pizza I had for a long time! Keep up the good work!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Paleo Friendly
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Another fantastic pizzeria in Seattle! Not only were the pizzas excellent, I enjoyed the variety of topics, used sparingly to complement the sublime crust.

But do not miss out on the appetizers: the sampler of 5 cold cuts was excellent, especially given that all of the meat was smoked / cured in house. The burrata with eggplant was stellar as were the pork belly crostini.

Overall a great place!

PS: Avoid the desserts, but if you must - get the mint ice-cream + chocolate chip cookie sandwiches.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Very casual, yet exceptional food. Service was great. Wait staff is super friendly and provided great suggestions. Cocktails were tasty and made well. Food is simple and delicious. Great neighborhood. Will come here again.

Tags: Casual, Fun
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 11, 2017

The happy hour menu is great value. We ordered two pizzas, salami platter and the bruschetta. I was dissapointed in the pizza as it turned rock hard a few minutes after it arrived. The crust was like cardboard and cheese turned into a layer of chewy plastic. The evening wasn't a complete disaster since the drinks were good and service was excellent.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Excellent Salumi and Pizzas. Loved the Funghi pizza, but the Salsiccia pizza was excellent also. The staff was warm and attentive.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Pizza was delicious!! 4 stars because I did not like my appetizer which was the broccoli crostini. It was very tart and over oiled. Otherwise we thought the pizza was outstanding. Our wine was great as well.
Service 4 stars because our waitress didn't come back to ask if she could get us another glass of wine, we had to flag her down and it was not very busy. But she was lovely and very sweet. Overall we did really enjoy this meal and will definitely be back for more pizza and wine!

Tags: Cozy, Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 16, 2017

This restaurant implements the mandatory 20% gratuity, which removes an incentive to earn that gratuity great customer service. The absence of this incentive is clearly evident by the exceptionally poor customer service. This has been the 2nd time this has happened.

Bar Cotto wasn't always like this. Having lived 2 blocks from it, the restaurant was excellent across the board. Once Seattle implemented the new changes to wages, I almost immediately saw a change in the performance of servers here.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 4, 2017

The manager managed to find extra space for us last minute to squeeze in a few more friends for a bday dinner. They were generous and on-it re: plating our bday cake.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on May 19, 2017

The pizza was underwhelming. The drinks and atmosphere were great though.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 23, 2017

On a short vacation to Seattle, we came here on a recommendation. Our pizza was very good. The absolute highlight came as we inquired about having an amari (aperitif) flight. Ottara, the bartender, came to our table and was enthralling as he consulted with to help us make our selection. Ottara's knowledge and enthusiasm was engaging and made our visit much more of an experience rather than just a meal. Thanks, Ottara.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 5, 2017

Overall great place from server knowledge to craft cocktails and great pizza
I will be back for sure to eventually sample all of the pizzas

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Great pizza that is as close to nirvana as I have found out west. Thin crust with a crisp bottom and a chewy top and crust that is topped with just the right amount of sauce and cheese and any additions you like. Broccoli and the green salad were excellent. The Salumi charcuterie board and olives were a great starter. The service was awesome and attentive, we never had to ask for anything. About as good a dining experience as you could ever ask for.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 12, 2017

They changed the menu it is a dumbed down version of what it used to be :(

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 26, 2017

A nice neighborhood spot with tasty pizza and fresh salads. The pizzas are 14" but thin crust. We could have probably shared three for the four of us.

Tags: Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Music seemed a little loud and the maitre de was not that friendly; otherwise, I like the place.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 25, 2017

We had a most enjoyable dinner here. It's mostly pizza, but good pizza. (Also specializes in salumi.)The ingredients are fresh and high quality. I feel as if the place has integrity: it knows exactly what it is and executes it well. Service was excellent with a friendly, helpful, attentive, knowledgeable server. It's a small well designed place with an intimate feeling. We shall return!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 19, 2017

excellent neighborhood restaurant, good value, great pizza, prosciutto, good wine. fabulous wait staff.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 12, 2017

Pizza was pretty good but expensive. We got one of the pizzas that had meat on it and there was maybe one tiny piece of meat per slice of pizza? Beet salad was good but nothing special. The best thing about our visit was the cocktail of the day; it was some sort of Manhattan and was very unique! Service was terrible. We waited over 30 minutes to place our order and the pizzas took even longer to come out.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on February 5, 2017

Good small plates

Tags: Tapas, Bar Seating, Great Beer
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Fast pleasant service. Tasty roasted squash. Thin crust pizza was perfectly done. Decor was not was warm and inviting as other Ethan Stowells. More utilitarian and bright than cozy.

Tags: Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 29, 2017

Outstanding pizza and small plate options !

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 14, 2017

You can never go wrong wth ESR. Bar Cotto offered amazing flavor you can't find elsewhere. Service was great. Ambiance was perfect for a Saturday date night.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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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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