The Pink Door
Nestled in Pike Place Market is The Pink Door, a longstanding escape from the hustle and bustle of downtown specializing in Italian-American cuisine. Like lots of Italian food, the menu here is inspired by family gatherings and secret recipes, and like lots of Seattle-area restaurants, the ingredients are mostly local, sourced almost exclusively from Butler Farms just across the water on Bainbridge Island. FYI, proof of vaccination is required upon entry.
I wouldn’t typically recommend paying a visit to Post Alley (unless, of course, you’re playing tour guide for a friend in town), but Pink Door makes the trip worth it. It’s sort of hidden away, which feels fun and secretive, but more importantly, the menu is killer and the ambiance is on point. Plus, you get views of Elliot Bay, which never hurts.
How to order: Make a reservation to dine-in (it’s a small space, so I wouldn’t bother going unless you have one), or place an order for either pick-up or delivery via Toast.