Perche No Pasta & Vino

★★★★☆
Authentic Italian Cuisine. Bringing a Taste of Italy to Seattle.
  • 1319 N 49th St

    Seattle, WA 98103

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  • 206-547-0222

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Monday Closed Sunday-Thursday 4pm-10pm Friday-Saturday 4pm-11pm Happy Hour Sunday-Thursday 4pm-6pm

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Best lasagna, hands down. David & Lily do an amazing job with their menu and knowing their guests. So good!

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★★★★★

Best lasagna, hands down. David & Lily do an amazing job with their menu and knowing their guests. So good!

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Perche'No Pasta & Vino is still OPEN!!

3
★★★★★

Perche'No Pasta & Vino is still OPEN!!

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Three solid stars for the food, five + stars for the service.

We came here on a Friday early evening and sat outside on the deck area; it was a rather balmy Seattle day and it was perfect deck weather. We were greeted and seated quickly

3
★★★★★

Three solid stars for the food, five + stars for the service.

We came here on a Friday early evening and sat outside on the deck area; it was a rather balmy Seattle day and it was perfect deck weather. We were greeted and seated quickly

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My adult children and I had a splendid time at Perche No celebrating my 61st birthday. I had the tomato ravioli with portabella mushroom filling and argula salad. My daughter and I are both vegetarians and appreciated how many great choices there were on the menu for non-meaters. Lilly was genuinely hospitable, the service great, and the little birthday greeting and mousse a real treat.

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★★★★★

My adult children and I had a splendid time at Perche No celebrating my 61st birthday. I had the tomato ravioli with portabella mushroom filling and argula salad. My daughter and I are both vegetarians and appreciated how many great choices there were on the menu for non-meaters. Lilly was genuinely hospitable, the service great, and the little birthday greeting and mousse a real treat.

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We held my boyfriend's 50th birthday party at Perche No, as he has always loved their authentic Italian cuisine. I'd been there once before (at their newer Stone Way location), but wasn't sure what to expect from a dinner for nearly 20 people.

Lily, who owns Perche No with her husband, David, could not possibly have been more accommodating and helpful as we planned this event. She was very easy to reach by phone and email, and accommodated changes very easily. She emailed me a suggested menu, and it was perfect, just as it was! (I've listed it below) She arranged for us to use the large downstairs room, as we were planning around 20 people.

When I arrived about half an hour before our party was to start, Lily had gone all out....linen tablecloth on the large, long table (several tables pushed together), fresh roses in the center, and two birthday signs, one personalized with my boyfriend's name and his 50th birthday. What a beautiful presentation!!

Ivo, our waiter, was incredibly attentive and helpful. As the plates were served family style, he made efforts to serve my boyfriend's parents first, and before he took what looked like empty serving dishes away, he made sure that every bit of food was served, so we didn't miss anything. The food just kept coming, and it was all just beyond delicious.

At the end, David, the Head Chef and co-owner, came out and gave my boyfriend a glass of 1927 sherry (from the year David was born, supposedly, although I don't believe it!), which he enjoyed enormously.

I can't recommend Perche No highly enough, whether it's for an intimate dinner for two or a party of 20! Lily and David and their staff do so much to make everyone feel at home - as if such wonderful food could come out of our kitchens!!

Thank you so much for a wonderful time!!

Menu:
Appetizers
Antipasti Misti
Our famous Chef Special selection from the antipasto bar

Italiana Salad
Fresh mixed greens with Italian dressing

Pizza Margherita
Fresh mozzarella cheese, marinara and fresh basil

Main Course
Fettuccine alla Perche No
Prawns, fresh basil, cream and parmesan cheese

Fiore Pomodori
Tomato pasta, hand pull chicken, mushroom, garlic, onion, rosemary and parmesan cheese

Rigatoni Forno
Baked in meat sauce, mozzarella and parmesan cheese

Tortellini with Gorgonzola
Handmade cheese tortellini tossed in a gorgonzola and walnut cream sauce

Pollo Marsala
Fresh chicken breast with marsala wine

Dessert
Tiramisu
Cioccolata Mousse
Italiano Gelato

Wines
Pinot Grigio Zenato
Montepulciano Badia Alle Corti'07

2
★★★★★

We held my boyfriend's 50th birthday party at Perche No, as he has always loved their authentic Italian cuisine. I'd been there once before (at their newer Stone Way location), but wasn't sure what to expect from a dinner for nearly 20 people.

Lily, who owns Perche No with her husband, David, could not possibly have been more accommodating and helpful as we planned this event. She was very easy to reach by phone and email, and accommodated changes very easily. She emailed me a suggested menu, and it was perfect, just as it was! (I've listed it below) She arranged for us to use the large downstairs room, as we were planning around 20 people.

When I arrived about half an hour before our party was to start, Lily had gone all out....linen tablecloth on the large, long table (several tables pushed together), fresh roses in the center, and two birthday signs, one personalized with my boyfriend's name and his 50th birthday. What a beautiful presentation!!

Ivo, our waiter, was incredibly attentive and helpful. As the plates were served family style, he made efforts to serve my boyfriend's parents first, and before he took what looked like empty serving dishes away, he made sure that every bit of food was served, so we didn't miss anything. The food just kept coming, and it was all just beyond delicious.

At the end, David, the Head Chef and co-owner, came out and gave my boyfriend a glass of 1927 sherry (from the year David was born, supposedly, although I don't believe it!), which he enjoyed enormously.

I can't recommend Perche No highly enough, whether it's for an intimate dinner for two or a party of 20! Lily and David and their staff do so much to make everyone feel at home - as if such wonderful food could come out of our kitchens!!

Thank you so much for a wonderful time!!

Menu:
Appetizers
Antipasti Misti
Our famous Chef Special selection from the antipasto bar

Italiana Salad
Fresh mixed greens with Italian dressing

Pizza Margherita
Fresh mozzarella cheese, marinara and fresh basil

Main Course
Fettuccine alla Perche No
Prawns, fresh basil, cream and parmesan cheese

Fiore Pomodori
Tomato pasta, hand pull chicken, mushroom, garlic, onion, rosemary and parmesan cheese

Rigatoni Forno
Baked in meat sauce, mozzarella and parmesan cheese

Tortellini with Gorgonzola
Handmade cheese tortellini tossed in a gorgonzola and walnut cream sauce

Pollo Marsala
Fresh chicken breast with marsala wine

Dessert
Tiramisu
Cioccolata Mousse
Italiano Gelato

Wines
Pinot Grigio Zenato
Montepulciano Badia Alle Corti'07

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Our 31st anniversary dinner here was very memorable. We wanted to try a new restaurant with creative dishes.... not your typical Italian which is o'k for us former New Yorkers. Appetizer Risotto with python, hot salad with pine nuts and cheese, main dishes Ostrich and lamb and a "chocolate lasagna" desert..No pasta but layered crispy wafer with whipped cream and chocolate sauce..amazingly light but satisfying.. It was all sooo good!!!!! There were many other typical choices but I'm glad we went for the wild side...these are on the specials you can request.

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★★★★★

Our 31st anniversary dinner here was very memorable. We wanted to try a new restaurant with creative dishes.... not your typical Italian which is o'k for us former New Yorkers. Appetizer Risotto with python, hot salad with pine nuts and cheese, main dishes Ostrich and lamb and a "chocolate lasagna" desert..No pasta but layered crispy wafer with whipped cream and chocolate sauce..amazingly light but satisfying.. It was all sooo good!!!!! There were many other typical choices but I'm glad we went for the wild side...these are on the specials you can request.

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This was quite a surprise to all of us. The food, service, and personal flair is hard to come by these days in such a big restuarant.
Lily wanted us to try family style and "trust her" choices. ?Guess what....we were wow'ed by the food! Everytime we said we were full, the plate was always empty.
Homemade pasta, authentic Italian food, wine from her friends in Italy.....just to name a few.
I am ready to bring my friends to the cooking classes offered and back to dinner. Thank you Lily and gang!

2
★★★★★

This was quite a surprise to all of us. The food, service, and personal flair is hard to come by these days in such a big restuarant.
Lily wanted us to try family style and "trust her" choices. ?Guess what....we were wow'ed by the food! Everytime we said we were full, the plate was always empty.
Homemade pasta, authentic Italian food, wine from her friends in Italy.....just to name a few.
I am ready to bring my friends to the cooking classes offered and back to dinner. Thank you Lily and gang!

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Thankyou David & Lily for you're hospitality, company & fantastic Italian cuisine. Never have we had such welcoming into your family life! Your attention to detail in companionship to feast was beyond our dreams. We will make Perche' No Pasta & Vino our new favorite gathering place for special dinners!
A happy one from Salerno------Irena W.

2
★★★★★

Thankyou David & Lily for you're hospitality, company & fantastic Italian cuisine. Never have we had such welcoming into your family life! Your attention to detail in companionship to feast was beyond our dreams. We will make Perche' No Pasta & Vino our new favorite gathering place for special dinners!
A happy one from Salerno------Irena W.

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What a hidden gem! Don't let the size of this restaurant fool you, this is not another mass-produced italian-american eating farm (think Olive Garden or Spaghetti Factory.) This is an authentic, romantic and very genuine restaurant where the owners know your name and you can order in Italian.

My boyfriend and I stopped by last night to get some quick food, Lily, the owner showed us to the Honeymoon table (in a little nook on the second floor, I recommend this spot!) We ordered Montepulciano de Abruzzo, a wine I loved while visiting Abruzzo, Italy, hand-made pomodori ravioli and futtuccini with shrimp. It was excellent food, true italian portions (next time we will also order a salad) and excellent prices. Lastly for desert we had a delicious poached apple with gelato.

Lily even took our photo on her camera and sent it to us that evening!

This will certainly become our new favorite neighborhood restaurant!!! Thanks Lily!

2
★★★★★

What a hidden gem! Don't let the size of this restaurant fool you, this is not another mass-produced italian-american eating farm (think Olive Garden or Spaghetti Factory.) This is an authentic, romantic and very genuine restaurant where the owners know your name and you can order in Italian.

My boyfriend and I stopped by last night to get some quick food, Lily, the owner showed us to the Honeymoon table (in a little nook on the second floor, I recommend this spot!) We ordered Montepulciano de Abruzzo, a wine I loved while visiting Abruzzo, Italy, hand-made pomodori ravioli and futtuccini with shrimp. It was excellent food, true italian portions (next time we will also order a salad) and excellent prices. Lastly for desert we had a delicious poached apple with gelato.

Lily even took our photo on her camera and sent it to us that evening!

This will certainly become our new favorite neighborhood restaurant!!! Thanks Lily!

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I used to frequent Perche No far more when they were in the original Lower Queen Anne location. The family that runs the restaurant is fantastic and very personable. The food is authentic Italian.

The newer location has more room, and their food specials are always fresh. Seattle certainly is not known for their Italian cuisine, but Perche No comes through if you need a fix. The price is rather affordable.

5
★★★★★

I used to frequent Perche No far more when they were in the original Lower Queen Anne location. The family that runs the restaurant is fantastic and very personable. The food is authentic Italian.

The newer location has more room, and their food specials are always fresh. Seattle certainly is not known for their Italian cuisine, but Perche No comes through if you need a fix. The price is rather affordable.

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We had a special event(rehearsal dinner) to plan for 9/24/10 involving 30 people. I was fortunate enough to get a pointer from a Leson column towards this fine establishment. I am sure I have driven right past it without seeing it since it is exactly behing a Kidd Valley at the south end of Green Lake on a very well-traveled street. After going to sample the food suggested for the party and actually holding the dinner, I can safely say we could not have had better food.
The pomodoro, mushroom risotto, antipasti plates, and several desserts had people hurting themselves in enjoyment. I know of guests that have made plans to go back for a more intimate dinner for two, not to mention us.
The wait staff was highly efficient and obliging but not intrusive. At the end, we were treated like the owner's family. If you know and like first class italian food, you had better put this on your 'to try' list.

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★★★★★

We had a special event(rehearsal dinner) to plan for 9/24/10 involving 30 people. I was fortunate enough to get a pointer from a Leson column towards this fine establishment. I am sure I have driven right past it without seeing it since it is exactly behing a Kidd Valley at the south end of Green Lake on a very well-traveled street. After going to sample the food suggested for the party and actually holding the dinner, I can safely say we could not have had better food.
The pomodoro, mushroom risotto, antipasti plates, and several desserts had people hurting themselves in enjoyment. I know of guests that have made plans to go back for a more intimate dinner for two, not to mention us.
The wait staff was highly efficient and obliging but not intrusive. At the end, we were treated like the owner's family. If you know and like first class italian food, you had better put this on your 'to try' list.

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Eating at Perche No near Greenlake is truly a unique experience. For one, the owners are Chinese, and secondly, even on busy nights, David and Lily make time to make the rounds and get to know you. They even take your photo (to give you as a souvenir) and ask you to sign their guest book.
We've attended some of their dinners promoting specific wines with prix-fixe meals, and found the prices reasonable. Tip: It's also a good time to stock up since the wines are sold below retail price at those events. Oftentimes, you will meet the winemaker or importer, which can be a fun experience.
The food has always been consistently good, and if you can, allow David to come up with the menu. He unfailingly prepares something fresh, delicious and homemade. However, do let the server know when you're getting full, or the food will keep coming! One warning: this style of dining can get expensive, and we once had a bill for $400 for 4 adults, 2 kids!
Overall, I have found Perche No to be family-friendly and fun, with delicious Italian cuisine and warm hospitality. I love bringing friends and family here when I get the chance, knowing they will have an unforgettable time.

5
★★★★★

Eating at Perche No near Greenlake is truly a unique experience. For one, the owners are Chinese, and secondly, even on busy nights, David and Lily make time to make the rounds and get to know you. They even take your photo (to give you as a souvenir) and ask you to sign their guest book.
We've attended some of their dinners promoting specific wines with prix-fixe meals, and found the prices reasonable. Tip: It's also a good time to stock up since the wines are sold below retail price at those events. Oftentimes, you will meet the winemaker or importer, which can be a fun experience.
The food has always been consistently good, and if you can, allow David to come up with the menu. He unfailingly prepares something fresh, delicious and homemade. However, do let the server know when you're getting full, or the food will keep coming! One warning: this style of dining can get expensive, and we once had a bill for $400 for 4 adults, 2 kids!
Overall, I have found Perche No to be family-friendly and fun, with delicious Italian cuisine and warm hospitality. I love bringing friends and family here when I get the chance, knowing they will have an unforgettable time.

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WOW! We were visiting our friend, Sam, in Seattle last month, and he told us we were going to the best Italian restaurant on the West Coast. ...and the owners are Chinese. That's a big claim from a guy that comes from a big Italian family with relatives still in Italy. We didn't order from the menu, we just let Lily bring us whatever she thought we'd like, and every dish was fantastic. It was the best Italian food experience I've had since our neighbor, Mrs. Anguilli, fresh from Italy, brought my family a gigantic bowl of spaghetti and meatballs when I was about six years old. I wish we could entice David and Lily to open a place here in Las Vegas.

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WOW! We were visiting our friend, Sam, in Seattle last month, and he told us we were going to the best Italian restaurant on the West Coast. ...and the owners are Chinese. That's a big claim from a guy that comes from a big Italian family with relatives still in Italy. We didn't order from the menu, we just let Lily bring us whatever she thought we'd like, and every dish was fantastic. It was the best Italian food experience I've had since our neighbor, Mrs. Anguilli, fresh from Italy, brought my family a gigantic bowl of spaghetti and meatballs when I was about six years old. I wish we could entice David and Lily to open a place here in Las Vegas.

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Dinning at this restaurant was the best dinning experience I have ever had. We were served family style, Lily picked things I would never had thought about trying and we loved everyone of them. I have never enjoyed dinning out so much. Wish we lived in Seattle so I would not have to wait so long to return. If you get the chance Perche No is a MUST

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★★★★★

Dinning at this restaurant was the best dinning experience I have ever had. We were served family style, Lily picked things I would never had thought about trying and we loved everyone of them. I have never enjoyed dinning out so much. Wish we lived in Seattle so I would not have to wait so long to return. If you get the chance Perche No is a MUST

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Best Italian I've had in Seattle. The atmosphere is wonderful. Excellent food, excellent service..I'm looking forward to going back soon!

2
★★★★★

Best Italian I've had in Seattle. The atmosphere is wonderful. Excellent food, excellent service..I'm looking forward to going back soon!

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We were there for a birthday and the dinner was very satisfying. The ingredients were fresh, generous and most importantly very tasty. Lily was nice enough to send a picture she took at the restaurant. We will be back soon and we recommend it very highly.

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★★★★★

We were there for a birthday and the dinner was very satisfying. The ingredients were fresh, generous and most importantly very tasty. Lily was nice enough to send a picture she took at the restaurant. We will be back soon and we recommend it very highly.

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I love this place! Best Italian I've had since I moved to Seattle. The food is amazing! The owners David (chef) and Lily are personal, introduce themselves and you feel like family. The prices are great for the food you get. The pasta is made fresh daily. The wines are great and the desserts to die for. I can't wait to go back.

2
★★★★★

I love this place! Best Italian I've had since I moved to Seattle. The food is amazing! The owners David (chef) and Lily are personal, introduce themselves and you feel like family. The prices are great for the food you get. The pasta is made fresh daily. The wines are great and the desserts to die for. I can't wait to go back.

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So my husband looked all over the eastside for fresh housemade pasta and no luck. He searched in Seattle and found Perche No Pasta.

We were pleased on how beautiful the place looked and we're always a fan of open kitchen (you know your food is being cooked fresh). My husband went to the grill area and was greeted with a smile by the owner & chef. He asked the owner what he recommended and the owner end up making his specialties- end up with a seven course dinner! It was superb.

I remember most was the ravioli. I was introduced for the first time what it's like to have fresh made pasta- and I tell ya it ruined it for me forever- no more Mac Grill. (What brought this on? Iron Chef) Anyways- we went back the next day since they were going to have a Chinese Lion dance and of course to try more pasta. I had the linguine w/spicy sauce & sausage- delicious!

We love owners/chef that takes pride in their food and he certainly does!

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★★★★★

So my husband looked all over the eastside for fresh housemade pasta and no luck. He searched in Seattle and found Perche No Pasta.

We were pleased on how beautiful the place looked and we're always a fan of open kitchen (you know your food is being cooked fresh). My husband went to the grill area and was greeted with a smile by the owner & chef. He asked the owner what he recommended and the owner end up making his specialties- end up with a seven course dinner! It was superb.

I remember most was the ravioli. I was introduced for the first time what it's like to have fresh made pasta- and I tell ya it ruined it for me forever- no more Mac Grill. (What brought this on? Iron Chef) Anyways- we went back the next day since they were going to have a Chinese Lion dance and of course to try more pasta. I had the linguine w/spicy sauce & sausage- delicious!

We love owners/chef that takes pride in their food and he certainly does!

Pros: Welcoming owners, attentive staffs, and excellent food

Cons: maybe parking

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When you go to Percheno it like visiting an old family. However the food is fantastic and the owners make sure everything is perfect.

When in doubt of what to order just put it in the chef's hands.

They make special occasions even more special.

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★★★★★

When you go to Percheno it like visiting an old family. However the food is fantastic and the owners make sure everything is perfect.

When in doubt of what to order just put it in the chef's hands.

They make special occasions even more special.

Pros: Great Italian Food

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My wife and I had dinner a couple of nights ago. This was the best dinner I have had in a very long time. It started with a chilled mozzarella appetizer. Delicious and surprisingly light.

We also had black pasta with anchovies. Colored with squid ink! Are you kidding me??? I have never seen that on the menu at any other restaurant. Anchovies? Not for me but I can't say that anymore. I am not an anchovy person, usually. The pasta didn't taste like squid and the anchovies were lightly salty. Perfectly complementing the pasta and garlic.

Luckily for us, they had yak that night. YAK! Who serves that? Perche No! Delicious. I never would have tried it if it wasn't for the insistence of David and Lily. I'm glad we did.

They have a unique variety of pasta and a great way to pair any dish with the perfect wine.

We can't wait to go back!

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★★★★★

My wife and I had dinner a couple of nights ago. This was the best dinner I have had in a very long time. It started with a chilled mozzarella appetizer. Delicious and surprisingly light.

We also had black pasta with anchovies. Colored with squid ink! Are you kidding me??? I have never seen that on the menu at any other restaurant. Anchovies? Not for me but I can't say that anymore. I am not an anchovy person, usually. The pasta didn't taste like squid and the anchovies were lightly salty. Perfectly complementing the pasta and garlic.

Luckily for us, they had yak that night. YAK! Who serves that? Perche No! Delicious. I never would have tried it if it wasn't for the insistence of David and Lily. I'm glad we did.

They have a unique variety of pasta and a great way to pair any dish with the perfect wine.

We can't wait to go back!

Pros: Great food, service, and atmosphere

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Magnifico food, place, chef and wine

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★★★★★

Magnifico food, place, chef and wine

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After reading the strong pro and con reviews for this place we decided to check it out anyway, leaning heavily on a friend's positive recommendation.

We got to sit outside on the patio, which was nice. Had a good caprese salad and a great bottle of wine. The bread and entrees were really just average. I would not make another trip back.

There are several Italian places that I find to have consistently good food , including Bizarro and La Spiga on Capitol Hill.

That said, the service was fast, courteous and helpful. The owner checked on how we were doing, which was nice.

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★★★☆☆

After reading the strong pro and con reviews for this place we decided to check it out anyway, leaning heavily on a friend's positive recommendation.

We got to sit outside on the patio, which was nice. Had a good caprese salad and a great bottle of wine. The bread and entrees were really just average. I would not make another trip back.

There are several Italian places that I find to have consistently good food , including Bizarro and La Spiga on Capitol Hill.

That said, the service was fast, courteous and helpful. The owner checked on how we were doing, which was nice.

Pros: Great service. Friendly owners. Good wine.

Cons: Food is so so

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The proprietors do everything they can to make a visit to their place a very pleasant experience, and they succeed in every way.

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★★★★★

The proprietors do everything they can to make a visit to their place a very pleasant experience, and they succeed in every way.

Pros: Food is great too.

Cons: Limited parking.

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I don't think there is a writer on this planet that can adequately describe how amazing the food at Perche No is. Amazing, doesn't even cut it. And, beyond the food, It's an experience. It makes you want to travel to Italy, and for those who've been to Europe, it's a reminder of the importance of eating well.

Chef David, Lily, and the whole staff treat you like family. They love their customers with a passion and delight in making them happy, comfortable and Full.

This food is made with love. And you can taste it.

My last meal at Perche No was for my dad's birthday; chef David, who remembered us even though we've only been there a few times and hadn't even spoken, prepared us an Italian equivalent of an Omokase style dinner. "I keep making food 'till you tell me, stop!" is what he said when he brought us to the table with the best view of the Kitchen so we could salivate as he calmly assembled, chopped, sauteed, broiled, fried, and plated his palette of signature ingredients. (He, like myself, is partial to Mushrooms, truffles, and balanced flavor. The food here is allowed to speak for itself.)

Our eyes were already eating when three appetizers were plated, and served to us piping hot. (I hate cold food, unless it's meant to be cold.) He made fried Polenta with Meat sauce, fresh Porcini's in white wine, and Meatballs in what I can only describe as The Perfect, red sauce.

Now, I don't like red sauce. I don't mind tomatoes some of the time, but I'm not exactly a fan. I always order pizza without sauce: I could have sucked down this red sauce with a straw. I couldn't get enough of it.

In between courses, David came up to talk to us about food, travel, even about the importance of raising kids with good, healthy food. He cracked jokes, which made us feel like we were at home. But, it wasn't just that the atmosphere was homey. It was the whole picture. The people, the food, the sounds, and the smells. The open Kitchen has a special quality to it that I haven't seen before. It doesn't feel like a restaurant with 7 scurrying sous-chefs cranking out dinner. It's like the head of a family cooking up goodies all night for us to indulge.

Later after the best Ravioli the three of us had ever tasted, Chef David got inspired and made a dish he hadn't prepared in 21 years. Wild Boar prosciutto with
leeks on a grilled pizza. Put simply: It was much more than the sum of its parts.

I could go on and on, but it would take up many pages just to describe this one dinner; the above is just a fraction of what we were served. I did not mention the 36oz Ribeye steak, the homemade caponata, and the Chocolate Crepes, just to name a few. There was still so much more.

My father grew up in New York, and has been to some of the best restaurants in the world, not to mention some of the best Italian. When he balled his napkin at the end of the meal, he took a deep breath, turned to me and said, "I never ate this well in New York."

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★★★★★

I don't think there is a writer on this planet that can adequately describe how amazing the food at Perche No is. Amazing, doesn't even cut it. And, beyond the food, It's an experience. It makes you want to travel to Italy, and for those who've been to Europe, it's a reminder of the importance of eating well.

Chef David, Lily, and the whole staff treat you like family. They love their customers with a passion and delight in making them happy, comfortable and Full.

This food is made with love. And you can taste it.

My last meal at Perche No was for my dad's birthday; chef David, who remembered us even though we've only been there a few times and hadn't even spoken, prepared us an Italian equivalent of an Omokase style dinner. "I keep making food 'till you tell me, stop!" is what he said when he brought us to the table with the best view of the Kitchen so we could salivate as he calmly assembled, chopped, sauteed, broiled, fried, and plated his palette of signature ingredients. (He, like myself, is partial to Mushrooms, truffles, and balanced flavor. The food here is allowed to speak for itself.)

Our eyes were already eating when three appetizers were plated, and served to us piping hot. (I hate cold food, unless it's meant to be cold.) He made fried Polenta with Meat sauce, fresh Porcini's in white wine, and Meatballs in what I can only describe as The Perfect, red sauce.

Now, I don't like red sauce. I don't mind tomatoes some of the time, but I'm not exactly a fan. I always order pizza without sauce: I could have sucked down this red sauce with a straw. I couldn't get enough of it.

In between courses, David came up to talk to us about food, travel, even about the importance of raising kids with good, healthy food. He cracked jokes, which made us feel like we were at home. But, it wasn't just that the atmosphere was homey. It was the whole picture. The people, the food, the sounds, and the smells. The open Kitchen has a special quality to it that I haven't seen before. It doesn't feel like a restaurant with 7 scurrying sous-chefs cranking out dinner. It's like the head of a family cooking up goodies all night for us to indulge.

Later after the best Ravioli the three of us had ever tasted, Chef David got inspired and made a dish he hadn't prepared in 21 years. Wild Boar prosciutto with
leeks on a grilled pizza. Put simply: It was much more than the sum of its parts.

I could go on and on, but it would take up many pages just to describe this one dinner; the above is just a fraction of what we were served. I did not mention the 36oz Ribeye steak, the homemade caponata, and the Chocolate Crepes, just to name a few. There was still so much more.

My father grew up in New York, and has been to some of the best restaurants in the world, not to mention some of the best Italian. When he balled his napkin at the end of the meal, he took a deep breath, turned to me and said, "I never ate this well in New York."

Pros: Some of the best food in Seattle. 5 star service.

Cons: Best Parking is two blocks away, np unless it's pouring rain

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Perche No is a beautiful establishment and I am so happy I was introduced to it. The food here is amazing, and I received top of the line service. They even have a private dining room that would be perfect for parties and I was lucky enough to sit on the outdoor patio ~ I cannot wait to come back!!! (Also, I have had the opportunity to eat at some of Bellevue/Seattle??s best restaurants ?? and this one ranks as one of the top few).

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★★★★★

Perche No is a beautiful establishment and I am so happy I was introduced to it. The food here is amazing, and I received top of the line service. They even have a private dining room that would be perfect for parties and I was lucky enough to sit on the outdoor patio ~ I cannot wait to come back!!! (Also, I have had the opportunity to eat at some of Bellevue/Seattle??s best restaurants ?? and this one ranks as one of the top few).

Pros: Great Food, Great Service, Awesome Atmosphere

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If you are looking for a place to impress out of town guest; enjoy an intimate dining experience; or go out for dinner where the owners and wait staff make you feel like favorite relatives--Perche No pasta & Vino is the place. I took my young chef friend there last Saturday and to say he was amazed is an understatement. His father however, remarked that our meal was the best that he had ever eaten in his life. I have eaten there before so I knew what to expect and as always, I was not dissapointed.

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★★★★★

If you are looking for a place to impress out of town guest; enjoy an intimate dining experience; or go out for dinner where the owners and wait staff make you feel like favorite relatives--Perche No pasta & Vino is the place. I took my young chef friend there last Saturday and to say he was amazed is an understatement. His father however, remarked that our meal was the best that he had ever eaten in his life. I have eaten there before so I knew what to expect and as always, I was not dissapointed.

Pros: Fabulous Dining Experience

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I'm not one to typically review Restaurants online, but I saw the most recent negative review and I simply could not imagine how someone could have had that bad of a time there.

I've been here twice now. The first with my Wife (Who's been there several times) and once with my Italian Family (The ultimate in food judgment).

The first time:
When I went with my wife, we had a very nice quite romantic time. The server was very friendly and full of suggestions as well as very knowledgeable about the wine they had on the menu. (One Con, he may have came to the table a few to many times to check on us.)

I had the Linguini alla Pescatore (Clams, mussels, calamari, scallops, prawns and marinara sauce...I took the description from their web site).
I can't recall what my wife had, but I recall she loved it.
My dinner was amazing, the pasta was extremely fresh as well as the sea food must have been caught that day.
The price was what I expected from a high end Italian restaurant. Pricey, but worth every penny.
All and all, AMAZING Time.

The second time:
Was also the BEST time!
We went with my Italian family and Lilly the Host/Owner came to our table to chat.
My dad asked what was good today and Lilly asked if we would like for her to order for us. (She asked our food allergies and said don't worry she will make us something special.)
About 20 min later, our food began to arrive.
I can't tell you all the things that showed up at our table. 3 anti pasts, 2 salads, 2 Main Pasta dishs, 2 main meals and 2 desserts. More then enough food for 5 people.
One stand out dish was the YAK, yes...thats what I said...YAK
Lilly picked out some amazing food (To include Yak tongue...honestly it was really really good. But I would have never ordered it...I'm glad she did.)

Price: Well for 5 people, all that food, 3 bottles of wine, 3 x grappa and 5 x Scrappino not to mention fantastic service it came to about $65 a person, for the amount of fun we had... Well worth the money.

Overall, my experiences have been fantastic. I fully intend to go back many more times. Quality ingredients and quality service are something hard to find nowadays and this place has both.

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★★★★★

I'm not one to typically review Restaurants online, but I saw the most recent negative review and I simply could not imagine how someone could have had that bad of a time there.

I've been here twice now. The first with my Wife (Who's been there several times) and once with my Italian Family (The ultimate in food judgment).

The first time:
When I went with my wife, we had a very nice quite romantic time. The server was very friendly and full of suggestions as well as very knowledgeable about the wine they had on the menu. (One Con, he may have came to the table a few to many times to check on us.)

I had the Linguini alla Pescatore (Clams, mussels, calamari, scallops, prawns and marinara sauce...I took the description from their web site).
I can't recall what my wife had, but I recall she loved it.
My dinner was amazing, the pasta was extremely fresh as well as the sea food must have been caught that day.
The price was what I expected from a high end Italian restaurant. Pricey, but worth every penny.
All and all, AMAZING Time.

The second time:
Was also the BEST time!
We went with my Italian family and Lilly the Host/Owner came to our table to chat.
My dad asked what was good today and Lilly asked if we would like for her to order for us. (She asked our food allergies and said don't worry she will make us something special.)
About 20 min later, our food began to arrive.
I can't tell you all the things that showed up at our table. 3 anti pasts, 2 salads, 2 Main Pasta dishs, 2 main meals and 2 desserts. More then enough food for 5 people.
One stand out dish was the YAK, yes...thats what I said...YAK
Lilly picked out some amazing food (To include Yak tongue...honestly it was really really good. But I would have never ordered it...I'm glad she did.)

Price: Well for 5 people, all that food, 3 bottles of wine, 3 x grappa and 5 x Scrappino not to mention fantastic service it came to about $65 a person, for the amount of fun we had... Well worth the money.

Overall, my experiences have been fantastic. I fully intend to go back many more times. Quality ingredients and quality service are something hard to find nowadays and this place has both.

Pros: Service, Food, Wine, Grappa, Desserts

Cons: Parking

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There are no Italians cooking this Italian cuisine, and it shows.

We had the pricey special of the day, and for $30 per plate had the worst fish. Just tasteless, bland, not appetizing. Seriously bad. Bad value, bad taste, bad service. They never even came back to ask us how the meal was.

We asked for a wine recommendation and the server explained that she was too young to drink wine so she really couldn't help with that. Hey, at least she was honest! Lucky we weren't from the liquor board!

Do yourself and your pocketbook a favor and skip this place. As evidenced by the way they treated us and our meal, they couldn't care less.

I SEE THAT THE MANAGMENT HAS COMMENTED ON OUR REVIEW! -- Since we were never checked with or asked how our meal was, there was no opportunity to "send it back." We also did not see any management around until we were leaving, but by that time, it was too late to fix that meal. I'm sure that if we had troubled the young lady, she would have found the management for us. You know when you are dropping $80 for a meal, you do expect not to have to hunt the management down. I'm glad to hear that you don't employ underaged servers -- I wonder what the young lady (server) meant? She probably just needs to be coached on what to say when someone asks for a wine recommendation.

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There are no Italians cooking this Italian cuisine, and it shows.

We had the pricey special of the day, and for $30 per plate had the worst fish. Just tasteless, bland, not appetizing. Seriously bad. Bad value, bad taste, bad service. They never even came back to ask us how the meal was.

We asked for a wine recommendation and the server explained that she was too young to drink wine so she really couldn't help with that. Hey, at least she was honest! Lucky we weren't from the liquor board!

Do yourself and your pocketbook a favor and skip this place. As evidenced by the way they treated us and our meal, they couldn't care less.

I SEE THAT THE MANAGMENT HAS COMMENTED ON OUR REVIEW! -- Since we were never checked with or asked how our meal was, there was no opportunity to "send it back." We also did not see any management around until we were leaving, but by that time, it was too late to fix that meal. I'm sure that if we had troubled the young lady, she would have found the management for us. You know when you are dropping $80 for a meal, you do expect not to have to hunt the management down. I'm glad to hear that you don't employ underaged servers -- I wonder what the young lady (server) meant? She probably just needs to be coached on what to say when someone asks for a wine recommendation.

Pros: convenient to greenlake?

Cons: bad tasting food, no expertise in wine, cheesy decor

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I've been to Perche No half a dozen times or more and have never been disappointed. It's become one of my go-to spots when family and friends come into town. My favorite thing to do is sit upstairs where you can watch the activity in the bustling open kitchen. Their pasta is delicious and all made from scratch on site. Their Italian traditions, like spaghetti bolognese or lasagna are superb. So too are their more innovative items like spicy tomato sauce or squid ink pasta. I was once told that Perche No is not particularly authentic. Never having been to Italy, I can't really answer to that. What I CAN say is that Perche No has turned me on to several traditional Italian dishes I had never tried before. What I CAN say is that it's delicious and if you haven't tried it you really should. Order the panna cotta. Delish!

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★★★★★

I've been to Perche No half a dozen times or more and have never been disappointed. It's become one of my go-to spots when family and friends come into town. My favorite thing to do is sit upstairs where you can watch the activity in the bustling open kitchen. Their pasta is delicious and all made from scratch on site. Their Italian traditions, like spaghetti bolognese or lasagna are superb. So too are their more innovative items like spicy tomato sauce or squid ink pasta. I was once told that Perche No is not particularly authentic. Never having been to Italy, I can't really answer to that. What I CAN say is that Perche No has turned me on to several traditional Italian dishes I had never tried before. What I CAN say is that it's delicious and if you haven't tried it you really should. Order the panna cotta. Delish!

Pros: Food, service, ambiance, live piano music at dinner

Cons: Awkward location/parking

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The restaurant has two floors. We ate on the first floor. The owner Lily and I spoke about her home country of Thailand that I had recently visited. I was disappointed with the food because the white sauce had very little flavor except for onions. The pasta was fresh and appropriately cooked. I was disappointed because when I complained about the white sauce, I was told that I was not eating at Spaghetti Warehouse. I would not go back. If I wanted Italian, I would go to Marcello's or Rialto.

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★★☆☆☆

The restaurant has two floors. We ate on the first floor. The owner Lily and I spoke about her home country of Thailand that I had recently visited. I was disappointed with the food because the white sauce had very little flavor except for onions. The pasta was fresh and appropriately cooked. I was disappointed because when I complained about the white sauce, I was told that I was not eating at Spaghetti Warehouse. I would not go back. If I wanted Italian, I would go to Marcello's or Rialto.

Pros: Pasta display, large wine assortment

Cons: Bland sauces, tasteless bread

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What a warm and comfortable restaurant to visit on a cold and rainy night. And some of the best Italian food in the city. Try their meatball appetizers and the pulled chicken. Fantastico!

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★★★★★

What a warm and comfortable restaurant to visit on a cold and rainy night. And some of the best Italian food in the city. Try their meatball appetizers and the pulled chicken. Fantastico!

Pros: Great wines, variety of entrees

Cons: none

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After going to a cooking demonstration David put on at PCC, I decided to stop in the restaurant. I had driven by it hundreds of times and never even noticed. Big mistake - I wish I had come in earlier.

David really took care of me, preparing special off menu items. He basically asked what I liked and disliked, and then said to just tell him when I was full. Everything was wonderful, the service was superb, and the atmosphere was relaxed and inviting. I will definitely come back often.

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★★★★★

After going to a cooking demonstration David put on at PCC, I decided to stop in the restaurant. I had driven by it hundreds of times and never even noticed. Big mistake - I wish I had come in earlier.

David really took care of me, preparing special off menu items. He basically asked what I liked and disliked, and then said to just tell him when I was full. Everything was wonderful, the service was superb, and the atmosphere was relaxed and inviting. I will definitely come back often.

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David and Lily make you feel as if you are special family members. Their staff treat you the same way. You are special guests, and they treat you to the most wonderful Italian food. The pasta is made on site every day, and the chefs are geniuses. We love to sit upstairs so we can view the kitchen as we wait for our meal to arrive. It's like a ballet the way they move together while preparing all the special dishes in a small kitchen. The menu items are fabulous, but the special offerings are over the top. Always!! If you haven't been to Perche No Pasta and Vino - you are missing a great evening! Not to mention the live music they often have!! Call them for a reservation...... NOW!

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★★★★★

David and Lily make you feel as if you are special family members. Their staff treat you the same way. You are special guests, and they treat you to the most wonderful Italian food. The pasta is made on site every day, and the chefs are geniuses. We love to sit upstairs so we can view the kitchen as we wait for our meal to arrive. It's like a ballet the way they move together while preparing all the special dishes in a small kitchen. The menu items are fabulous, but the special offerings are over the top. Always!! If you haven't been to Perche No Pasta and Vino - you are missing a great evening! Not to mention the live music they often have!! Call them for a reservation...... NOW!

Pros: Amazing daily specials and wonderful people

Cons: Can't think of any!

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The pasta is made on site and the chef /owner is an unbelievable chef. From the salad to the desert it was fantastic. A really great dining experience

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★★★★★

The pasta is made on site and the chef /owner is an unbelievable chef. From the salad to the desert it was fantastic. A really great dining experience

Pros: The food is great

Cons: Street parking only

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Perche No has been my all-time favorite Italian restaurant for nearly 7 years. The individual flavors shine without anything being overbearing and each meal I have tried are perfect every time! Everything from their prosciutto to the wine, interior design to the individual appearances made by the owners, truly created an atmosphere that can't be matched! They shine above any Italian restaurant I have come across be it West Coast or East Coast.

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★★★★★

Perche No has been my all-time favorite Italian restaurant for nearly 7 years. The individual flavors shine without anything being overbearing and each meal I have tried are perfect every time! Everything from their prosciutto to the wine, interior design to the individual appearances made by the owners, truly created an atmosphere that can't be matched! They shine above any Italian restaurant I have come across be it West Coast or East Coast.

Pros: Fantastic food and unpretentious atmosphere

Cons: I now live in the UK and don't get back enough

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The food here is the most authentic Italian food I have had in the states, which is not surprising because the chef and his wife go to Italy every summer to take cooking classes. The owners (the chef and his wife) treat everyone like family, making sure to talk to each table personally and taking photos of you and your group (which they e-mail to you). On many evenings they have a pianist on site. Perfect place for dates or large gatherings. If you have a big group you can opt to do 'Family style' and the chef will ask what foods you like/don't like and will create a 5 course meal for everyone. AMAZING!!!

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★★★★★

The food here is the most authentic Italian food I have had in the states, which is not surprising because the chef and his wife go to Italy every summer to take cooking classes. The owners (the chef and his wife) treat everyone like family, making sure to talk to each table personally and taking photos of you and your group (which they e-mail to you). On many evenings they have a pianist on site. Perfect place for dates or large gatherings. If you have a big group you can opt to do 'Family style' and the chef will ask what foods you like/don't like and will create a 5 course meal for everyone. AMAZING!!!

Pros: Best Italian food in the states

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This is our favorite resturant. Our family has been going here for at least 15 years when they still had their old place on lower Queen Ann. The owners, David

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This is our favorite resturant. Our family has been going here for at least 15 years when they still had their old place on lower Queen Ann. The owners, David

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I went for a birthday party for a small group and the attention to detail and our group by the owners made us feel important, welcome, and appreciated. The pizza and pasta were terrific and well seasoned. I loved the wine list and the beer selection was great too.. It is very relaxed place for either a high-end italian dinner or pizza.....nice owners that always make you want to come back too....

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★★★★★

I went for a birthday party for a small group and the attention to detail and our group by the owners made us feel important, welcome, and appreciated. The pizza and pasta were terrific and well seasoned. I loved the wine list and the beer selection was great too.. It is very relaxed place for either a high-end italian dinner or pizza.....nice owners that always make you want to come back too....

Pros: great pasta and wine/beer list

Cons: can't go more often

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Just in time to beat the Valentine's Day rush! The seared scallop appetizer (they were huge) was tender and sweet with an incredible sauce. The lobster ravioli were outstanding. And the chocolate lasagna topped of our Friday dinner.
Our waiter, Ryan, made great recommendations and especially the dinner wine - a Barolo to kill for.
You gotta love Lily and David who make you feel like you are family. It's good to see Chris in the kitchen as the next generation of Perche'no.

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★★★★☆

Just in time to beat the Valentine's Day rush! The seared scallop appetizer (they were huge) was tender and sweet with an incredible sauce. The lobster ravioli were outstanding. And the chocolate lasagna topped of our Friday dinner.
Our waiter, Ryan, made great recommendations and especially the dinner wine - a Barolo to kill for.
You gotta love Lily and David who make you feel like you are family. It's good to see Chris in the kitchen as the next generation of Perche'no.

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At first when I read all the negative reviews i was very skeptical- how bad could it really be? I LOVE italian food and consider myself somewhat of a purist. We got the fried artichoke for an appetizer(pretty tasty, though didn't come with enough sauce), seared scallots with sea urchin(scallops were rubbery and the sea urchin texture was awful). for dinner we gt the tomato faviloi stuffed with portobello mushroom and truffle sage butter sauce- it sounded amazing..... but i was thoroughly let down by it. The pasta is homemade, yes, but doesn't make up for the fact that the raviolis were thin and falling apart. There is an obvious lack of communication at the restaurant- the same busser/server/whatever was walking around going from table to table asking if a plate of raviolis belonged to them... this happened about 4 times. I will try going here again... but so far i am not very impressed. I would recommend going to Marcello's on 65th and Roosevelt, or La vita e bella in Belltown- a little pricier,,, but much better service and food.

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★★★☆☆

At first when I read all the negative reviews i was very skeptical- how bad could it really be? I LOVE italian food and consider myself somewhat of a purist. We got the fried artichoke for an appetizer(pretty tasty, though didn't come with enough sauce), seared scallots with sea urchin(scallops were rubbery and the sea urchin texture was awful). for dinner we gt the tomato faviloi stuffed with portobello mushroom and truffle sage butter sauce- it sounded amazing..... but i was thoroughly let down by it. The pasta is homemade, yes, but doesn't make up for the fact that the raviolis were thin and falling apart. There is an obvious lack of communication at the restaurant- the same busser/server/whatever was walking around going from table to table asking if a plate of raviolis belonged to them... this happened about 4 times. I will try going here again... but so far i am not very impressed. I would recommend going to Marcello's on 65th and Roosevelt, or La vita e bella in Belltown- a little pricier,,, but much better service and food.

Pros: wine selection is amazing... and they give nice full glasses, tons of pasta, desert selection is good

Cons: crowded, loud, Small portions, poor service, lack of true variety on menu (no chicken? only beef/lamb and pasta?!?!)

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I live in Sammamish now and don't get to this area much anymore but when I do, I always want to stop in here. Whether for cockails or dinner, I just think this place is great! The owners are so friendly and the food is amazing. There aren't many restaurants where the owners and chefs come out and visit with you and truely want to know how the experience is for you. The only downfall was the waiter we had - Ryan didn't give much of an opinion on anything and didn't seem too excited about being there. His delivery of the specials was poor. I love the open kitchen and how clean and inviting the whole restaurant is. The homemade, fresh pasta and infused vodkas and brandies are such a treat. Try the Lemonchello. I'll be back many times!

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★★★★★

I live in Sammamish now and don't get to this area much anymore but when I do, I always want to stop in here. Whether for cockails or dinner, I just think this place is great! The owners are so friendly and the food is amazing. There aren't many restaurants where the owners and chefs come out and visit with you and truely want to know how the experience is for you. The only downfall was the waiter we had - Ryan didn't give much of an opinion on anything and didn't seem too excited about being there. His delivery of the specials was poor. I love the open kitchen and how clean and inviting the whole restaurant is. The homemade, fresh pasta and infused vodkas and brandies are such a treat. Try the Lemonchello. I'll be back many times!

Pros: Food is fabulous. Owners make it a point to enhance your experience and make it great!

Cons: Waiter that didn't seem too excited about ANYTHING. No recommendations etc.

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The other night we had the good fortune to Perche'No Pasta &Vino. We had very personable and good service and the food was absolutely wonderful. We let the chef choose the selection and we were not dissapointed.

We started with an antipasta selection or fresh olives, perfectly cooked portabella mushoom, artichoke hearts and marinated cucumber. We then proceed to wonderful and very large raviolis with wonderful flavor. Then 3 different kinds of beautifully tender and cooked meats...pork, beef steak and venison. Also a terrific mixed salad with a wonderful ceasar type dressing but very mild. Lastly was a selection of 3 types of desserts including a chocolate 'lasagna' in rasperry sauce that was a house original, also tiramasu and gelato

I think all in the party would recommend this restaurant to others who want a very special italian dinner. We will be back!

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★★★★★

The other night we had the good fortune to Perche'No Pasta &Vino. We had very personable and good service and the food was absolutely wonderful. We let the chef choose the selection and we were not dissapointed.

We started with an antipasta selection or fresh olives, perfectly cooked portabella mushoom, artichoke hearts and marinated cucumber. We then proceed to wonderful and very large raviolis with wonderful flavor. Then 3 different kinds of beautifully tender and cooked meats...pork, beef steak and venison. Also a terrific mixed salad with a wonderful ceasar type dressing but very mild. Lastly was a selection of 3 types of desserts including a chocolate 'lasagna' in rasperry sauce that was a house original, also tiramasu and gelato

I think all in the party would recommend this restaurant to others who want a very special italian dinner. We will be back!

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The food was okay. Got attacked by bees on the patio. The Chef had the worse B.O. I've smelled in a while.

It's not the same as the Italian food I'm use to coming from the East Coast with many more Italian families.

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★★☆☆☆

The food was okay. Got attacked by bees on the patio. The Chef had the worse B.O. I've smelled in a while.

It's not the same as the Italian food I'm use to coming from the East Coast with many more Italian families.

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This establishment is our family's "special place". Want to get the family together for mass-birthdays? Perfect! Meet with friends you haven't seen in a while and enjoy the company, wine and food? Ideal!

The word "friendly" doesn't do justice to the feeling you get as a diner. Yes, it's noisy (when busy) and yes,
it's a tight fit (also when busy), but for great food and a good warm and fuzzy, Perche yes! My favorite is
the squid ink risotto and the chocolate lasagna is as tasty as it is beautiful.

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★★★★★

This establishment is our family's "special place". Want to get the family together for mass-birthdays? Perfect! Meet with friends you haven't seen in a while and enjoy the company, wine and food? Ideal!

The word "friendly" doesn't do justice to the feeling you get as a diner. Yes, it's noisy (when busy) and yes,
it's a tight fit (also when busy), but for great food and a good warm and fuzzy, Perche yes! My favorite is
the squid ink risotto and the chocolate lasagna is as tasty as it is beautiful.

Pros: Food and friendship

Cons: none

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I second Dixie11's review. Four of us dined here this week, after a long hiatus from the time before when I decided to give the place a chance to improve. The service was....well.....back in the day when I was waiting tables, if I was that stone-faced and non-conversational I would have made no tips. The service seemed mostly canned. The kitchen very loud. The important thing is the the food was very so so and the experience just devoid of fun. As stated before, with all the restaurants to go to, why not spend your money someplace better? Once again, another disappointment.

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★★☆☆☆

I second Dixie11's review. Four of us dined here this week, after a long hiatus from the time before when I decided to give the place a chance to improve. The service was....well.....back in the day when I was waiting tables, if I was that stone-faced and non-conversational I would have made no tips. The service seemed mostly canned. The kitchen very loud. The important thing is the the food was very so so and the experience just devoid of fun. As stated before, with all the restaurants to go to, why not spend your money someplace better? Once again, another disappointment.

Pros: not enough to return

Cons: don't have to drive downtown

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I because familiar with Perche No when they were on Queen Anne avenue first. They have delicious pasta, risotto, and other classic italian dishes. Very fresh, owner is very attentive and welcoming.

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★★★★☆

I because familiar with Perche No when they were on Queen Anne avenue first. They have delicious pasta, risotto, and other classic italian dishes. Very fresh, owner is very attentive and welcoming.

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Just returned from dinner at this restaurant. Not quite sure what to say or where to start. .. it was like going to a bad italian restaurant in the old days - service was lazy and not an ounce of charm from the waiter. SImply dropped off the dishes with not the least of interest. Dirty tablecloth and a miss mash of dishes/cutlery on the table. The food was marginal at best, and there were 5 of us, so we has a good sampling.
Would not recommend this restaurant to anyone - especially nowadays when people have been
exposed to a certain degree of finesse in cooking - especially in italian dining.
With the cost of dining out these days, they have a long way to go to make anyone want to eat here.

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★★☆☆☆

Just returned from dinner at this restaurant. Not quite sure what to say or where to start. .. it was like going to a bad italian restaurant in the old days - service was lazy and not an ounce of charm from the waiter. SImply dropped off the dishes with not the least of interest. Dirty tablecloth and a miss mash of dishes/cutlery on the table. The food was marginal at best, and there were 5 of us, so we has a good sampling.
Would not recommend this restaurant to anyone - especially nowadays when people have been
exposed to a certain degree of finesse in cooking - especially in italian dining.
With the cost of dining out these days, they have a long way to go to make anyone want to eat here.

Pros: can't think of any really

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We just can't say enough about the meal we had there last night. The service was prompt and friendly without being invasive. We were treated like family. The food was as good as anything we have had in Italy. The pasta was phenomenal, the risotto with squid ink was the best ever!! Everything was fresh and fabulous!!!!

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★★★★★

We just can't say enough about the meal we had there last night. The service was prompt and friendly without being invasive. We were treated like family. The food was as good as anything we have had in Italy. The pasta was phenomenal, the risotto with squid ink was the best ever!! Everything was fresh and fabulous!!!!

Pros: Great food and service!!!!!!!! A++

Cons: none

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This was a sad experience. Indeed, the owners are very friendly. They kept telling us we'd been there before, when we hadn't. Kind of odd. The wait staff is very friendly and helpful as well. Unfortunately, they deserve a better quality restaurant to work in.

The cardinal sin of an Italian restaurant is overcooked pasta, and we got two plates of it. Just not good. I had boar fillets, which were fairly tasy, served with a raisin, pine nut, marsala wine sauce. Strangely, this was plated with two slices of beets and a little blop of the overcooked pasta in an orange sauce. The beets were too earthy tasting to go with the flavorless pasta and the whole plate was really unpleasant to look at with it's combination of brown, purple and orange food.

My vegan friend asked for a simple plate of rigatoni and marinara sauce. The overcooked pasta really ruined even this dish.

Another consideration is the noise level. I like bustle and that New Yorky feel, but this place is really, really noisy. We had a hard time talking to each other over the clatter.

A decent wine selection didn't make up for the rest of the meal. I would never spend money here again.

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★☆☆☆☆

This was a sad experience. Indeed, the owners are very friendly. They kept telling us we'd been there before, when we hadn't. Kind of odd. The wait staff is very friendly and helpful as well. Unfortunately, they deserve a better quality restaurant to work in.

The cardinal sin of an Italian restaurant is overcooked pasta, and we got two plates of it. Just not good. I had boar fillets, which were fairly tasy, served with a raisin, pine nut, marsala wine sauce. Strangely, this was plated with two slices of beets and a little blop of the overcooked pasta in an orange sauce. The beets were too earthy tasting to go with the flavorless pasta and the whole plate was really unpleasant to look at with it's combination of brown, purple and orange food.

My vegan friend asked for a simple plate of rigatoni and marinara sauce. The overcooked pasta really ruined even this dish.

Another consideration is the noise level. I like bustle and that New Yorky feel, but this place is really, really noisy. We had a hard time talking to each other over the clatter.

A decent wine selection didn't make up for the rest of the meal. I would never spend money here again.

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I dream about eating the food here it is a must every-time I drive to Seattle, The owners are so personable and sent some great pictures of the birthday we celebrated there.

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★★★★★

I dream about eating the food here it is a must every-time I drive to Seattle, The owners are so personable and sent some great pictures of the birthday we celebrated there.

Pros: so much flavor not your typical bland restaurant food

Cons: they get so busy that it can be hard to get in or get parking

 

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