Seattle has many great things, but itís sadly lacking in old-school Italian restaurants. Bella Rosa is filled with tcotchkes and drippy old candles stuffed in wine bottles, so it manages a pretty close approximation of those musty Italian-American places all over Midwest and East Coast cities. The menu is extensive and also features some Moroccan dishes, which I never tried. So far, I havenít gone terribly wrong here yet, and the atmosphere is cramped, dark and weirdly romantic. An underappreciated restaurant, in my opinion. But then again, Iím strange.
3410 NE 55th St
February 09, 2006