Food & Drink

What to eat in Pioneer Square right now

Published On 10/01/2013 Published On 10/01/2013
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1. Tinello 314 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

Opened by the guy behind the former Rialto Pasta Bar in Fremont, the sparsely industrial Tinello (along with places like Rain Shadow Meats, Il Corvo, etc.) is bringing sweet, peasant-style eats from Italy to Pioneer Square.

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2. Delicatus 103 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

Delicatus has plenty to offer -- including an experimental kitchen, a full bar and a vino shop -- but at the end of the day, they do sandwiches best. By using ingredients from the Northwest bought from local farms, they ensure that your food is as fresh as possible.

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3. Little Uncle 1523 E. Madison St. #101, Seattle, WA 98122

Founded by chefs Poncharee Kounpungchart and Wiley Frank, Little Uncle serves up authentic Thai food inspired by the family-run restaurants of Thailand they admire most. From a take-out window to a giant underground restaurant in Pioneer Square to its current counter-serve spot in Capitol Hill, Little Uncle has transformed over the years, but offers the same traditional and tasty dishes, from noodle bowls to pad Thai to shareable plates like crab fried rice. Their from-scratch curry pastes are still available inside this bright, bare-bones space, too, including for-purchase.

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4. Rain Shadow Meats Squared 404 Occidental Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

Rain Shadow Meats Squared is the second installment of the Seattle butchery and restaurant Rain Shadow Meats. Stop in for a meal made from locally-sourced ingredients, or pick up a cut of meat to prepare yourself.

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5. Il Corvo 217 James St, Seattle, WA 98104

Lunchtime is your only chance to score some of the incredible handmade pastas at Pioneer Square's Il Corvo, where the menu changes daily. Guests can expect entrees along the lines of tagliatelle with wild boar ragu, gigli with broccolini, chilies, and garlic, and other similarly sophisticated pasta dishes. Be sure to check out Il Corvo's website for daily offerings.