The spaghetti western film genre is noted for its good use of extreme close-ups, its bad use of tomato sauce during gunfights, and its ugly use of Clint Eastwood’s puppetry skills. Get a fistful of western-less spaghetti with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of authentic Sicilian cuisine at Mondello Italian Restaurant located in the Magnolia neighborhood. Named for a small fishing village on the Mediterranean Sea, Mondello is a casually elegant Italian eatery serving up authentic Sicilian cuisine within a nautically themed space. The menu reflects the salty sea air of Mondello, with refined pasta dishes, seafood and main entrees. Organic chicken and fresh seafood accompany many of the homemade pasta dishes. With soft-blue walls, sand-like floors, and seashell décor, dining at Mondello is like dining at a first-class underwater villa, sans scuba tanks and snobbish cephalopods.
The Seattle Times reviewed Mondello. Zagat rates Mondello as "very good to excellent." Yelpers give it a four-star average. Seven Citysearchers rate it an average of 4.5 stars. 80% of Urbanspooners recommend it.
- This simple stage set translates into a neighborhood hangout where vino flows freely, children are made to feel welcome, and fresh pasta is a great value and the specialty of the house. – Nancy Lesson, Seattle Times
- The place has a very cute, rustic atmosphere. The ravioli was by far the best I have ever had, amazing. – Brooke G., Yelp
Mondello Italian Restaurant
Giuseppe and Corino grew up as best friends in Mondello, Sicily, before traveling to Seattle, where they opened Mondello Italian Restaurant. Their kitchen introduces diners to Sicilian specialties such as spaghetti bolognese with housemade noodles and Black Angus beef, as well as Italian favorites such as eggplant caponata.
Sky-blue walls and sand-colored floors create a nautical theme surrounding staff as they deliver fresh seafood to rustic wooden tables and tie nearby curtains into bowline knots. After sampling colorful salads, diners can dig into neapolitan wood-fired pizzas at Giuseppe and Corino's neighboring restaurant, Queen Margherita Pizzeria.
2425 33rd Ave. W
Seattle, Washington 98199Get Directions