From Our Editors
Tucked in an old West Seattle neighborhood along the shores of Beach Drive, La Rustica unapologetically announces its romantic approach to food at the front door. Set in an old white corner house surrounded by flowers, vines and garden statuary, this Italian standby appeals to groups hoping to share heaping plates of pasta and duets dividing mix-and-match plates of antipasto, olive-oil cured salmon bruschetta and fresh salads. Hearty housemade entrées like gnocchi with roasted lamb make for a serious meal, while shareable vegetarian risottos and noodle dishes are perfect for a coursed-out dining experience. Enjoy the extensive wine list, back room bar or leafy patio with that special someone, while sharing cioppino seafood stew or braised wild boar in orange zest. Let the views of the nearby waterway make for the perfect dessert.