Ethan Stowell Open’s Second Tavolàta in Capitol Hill

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Big news from Ethan Stowell this week.

Tavolàta is now open on Capitol Hill. It’s located at the corner of Pike and Summit at 501 East Pike Street, serving all the favorites in a cozy, modern space from 5pm to 11pm every day.

The new space is in a great old building, built back in 1925. The restaurant has been decked out with a combination of modern and warm design touches: exposed cement and gray tile plus reclaimed wood and tons of windows. Capitol Hill’s tavolàta (that big table we love so much) is made from a huge 16-foot slab of live-edge maple that came from up near Lake Whatcom. There’s seating for 55 in the restaurant, with room for another 20 in the bar area—and a patio for 25 is in the works

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The menu will be similar at both locations, with all the all-stars (rigatoni, spaghetti, tonarelli…) plus seasonal mains and vegetable sides. A couple summertime stars are the roasted beets with ricotta, grilled stone fruit, basil, and sherry vinegar and corn on the cob with bottarga and jalapeno. There are also small plates to start a meal, like Hamachi crudo with Parma ham, Calabrian chili, and orange, or bruschetta with house-made lardo and fava beans or chicken liver spread, hazelnuts, and cherries. Then hearty, simple mains, like Prime flank steak with arugula, bagna cauda, and Parmigiano-Reggiano or a whole grilled fish with lemon and herbs.

Chef Addam Buzzalini, who was the chef at the Belltown location, will helm both kitchens, and Anais Custer, formerly of Mkt., will run the front of the house.

Wines will hail from Italy and the Pacific Northwest, and a mix of local and imported beers will be available on tap and by the bottle.

The restaurant is open daily from 5pm to 11pm, with happy hour nightly in the bar until 7pm. For reservations, call 206.420.8355 or book online. See full menu here.

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