It's always risky to embrace something polarizing, because really, no one should wield the power to turn people into polar bears. Wait... it doesn't mean that? Well, then all the more reason to take the chance, and hit Bisato.
After closing his 4 star Belltown mainstay Lampreia, its famously polarizing James Beard Award winning chef's eschewed fine-dining in favor of a wood-heavy, open kitchen'd Italian eatery slinging stripped-down Venetian small plates because "minimalism puts a creative person in a state of nakedness", convenient for the other creative people crowded around wielding art pads and charcoals. Mains include mango salad w/ warm prawns, sheep's milk ricotta gnocchi, and branzino fillet w/ smoky paprika & orange; there's also meatiness ranging from duck confit w/ lentils, to seared lamb chops w/ turnip gratin that you pay for by the chop, a deal Jackie Chan disastrously failed to work into his Shanghai Knights contract. They also offer a selection of salumi (coppa, Parma prosciutto, air cured salami), and cicchetti (sides) including peppers stuffed with sausage, marinated bocconcini mozzarella, and rice & Parmesan fritters, plus after dinner sweetness ranging from chocolate nougatine, to lemon tartelette, to $6.50 worth of tapioca pudding, which is $233.50 too little to tempt Barry (Sagittarius) & LeVon to leave room.
As far as liquid, Bisato supplements its beer/wine menu w/ signature 'tails ranging from the Prosecco/Chambord agnostura bitters/sugar cube Bisato, to a Prosecco/aperol/orange Sprizz, to the grappa/Campari/OJ Venetian Sunset, which if you're seeing one, should indicate your straying waaayy too far from your iceberg.