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Bar Cotto

185 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date

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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Italian, Northwest
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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.
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Phone number
(206) 838-8081
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Kyl Haselbauer
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Cross street
E Pine St.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2  based on recent ratings
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

Food was good, our pizza was cooked to perfection, however the toppings just didn’t go well together in my opinion. There are however many apps and pizzas to try so I can’t hold it against them for one dinner.

The restaurant was very crowded and seemed claustrophobic to me which makes the whole dining experience a little stressful. This is true unless of course you have a big enough party to warrant a large table. Also the restaurant was too bright for a Friday night dining spot. My date doesn’t need to see how ugly I am :p

The drinks here are amazing and well prepared by an excellent bartender. A bartender whose not only friendly and fun but an excellent mixologist with a killer style sense. Honestly if you can get here early enough or at a time where the bar isn’t already full this has to be one of the best bars in seattle from a strictly food/drink sense.

Regardless the thing that sets this restaurant apart is the service. Everyone who works the front of the house at Bar Cotto is amazing. They are fast, friendly, accurate, and so welcoming. Everyone is also just so happy that they really make this restaurant a joy to visit. Really can’t say enough about how great they are and how friendly they are!

One last note this restaurant, when crowded, is loud so it’s not a good choice for people hard of hearing or quiet talkers.

Will be back soon to try other dishes!

Caticruz (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

The pizza was really good, as well as the drinks. Service was great, too.

ABCD (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

The best happy hour food in town. Upscale pizza and small plates. Delicious cocktails.

vipOpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Great salad and pizza, very friendly staff. Nice casual. We will go back.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

Ambience was great! Noise level was just the right level to have a conversation easily while maintaining a lively atmosphere.

Our server was great! She was extremely friendly and continuously checked in our us throughout the evening.

The roasted broccoli was an unexpected hit, and the cocktails tasted delicious.

TIP: The happy hour is fantastic, but you must be seated at the bar.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
2.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

Bar Cotto used to be a favorite of ours but it seems to be going downhill.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

We had a great experience at Bar Cotto! All the staff were incredibly friendly and accommodating — not to mention great food! Will definitely come again!

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on November 15, 2017

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

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 6, 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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
4.0  Dined on November 5, 2017

Their pizza is thin crust and flavorful! Awesome !

Kelsey (London)
3.0  Dined on November 5, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on November 4, 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!!

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on October 7, 2017

It was my sister’s 29th birthday

vipSeattlediner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on October 5, 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!