Pasta became a staple of Italian fare after Roman Emperor Caligula famously appointed a plate of lasagna to the Senate. Elect to eat decadently with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $35 for a four-course Italian feast for two (a $70 value)
- $19 for $40 worth of Italian food
The regular menu includes sandwiches such as the Giacomo with homemade sausage on focaccia ($8) and pastas with prosciutto ($11) or mozzarella and tomatoes ($11). Italian feasts for two include four courses served family-style. The couple gets one choice from each course to share. Options include a garlic bread or salad starter, spaghetti with homemade meatballs, margherita pizza, chicken parmigiana, and housemade tiramisu or cheesecake.
A sidewalk patio with shaded seating flanks Cafe Bengodi's corner façade, appealing to passersby with promises of authentic Italian cuisine and al fresco dining. Chefs deliver on this promise by doling out antipasti rich with cheeses and salamis, then cooking mounds of homemade pastas and fresh Neapolitan pizzas. Espresso, beer, and wine accent the meal and allow patrons to propose toasts as a subtle way to drop a hint that they need a new toaster.
The bread is good and the risotto is out of this world. The Risotto Fungi is perfectly cooked and very flavorful.Amanda H., Yelp, 3/23/12
This place is a great little hole in the wall that really gives life to the edge of pioneer square where they reside.Jason C., Yelp, 2/6/12
700 1st Ave.
Seattle, Washington 98104