Thursday, March 5, 2009

Cafe Vignole

In this week's Stranger, I review an Italian restaurant in the still-rough neighborhood of Rainier Beach called Cafe Vignole, which I called

the kind of neighborhood gem that Southeast Seattle—particularly Rainier Beach, which has suffered more than most parts of the city from the economic downturn—desperately needs. It's cozy, adorable, affordable, and friendly. More importantly, it's good—not graded-on-a-curve good, not thank-God-it's-not-another-Tutta-Bella-or-Via-Tribunali good, but extraordinarily good. Literally dream-about-it-that-very-night good. Destination good. And since it's practically in Renton, that's saying something.

Read the whole thing here.

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