Cicchetti kitchen & bar, located on E. Boston St. in Seattle, is a great spot for small plates with an authentic Mediterranean flare. Cicchetti, pronounced (chi-KET-tee), means a small snack or plate of food. Think Venice, Italy. It is located behind Serafina, its big sister. The restaurant/bar layout, air flow, a wood-fired oven, rustic/artistic decor, and a little outdoor seating gives this space a great neighborhood feel. The service (Tyler) was great and I especially liked the open kitchen to view the hustle and bustle.
Happy hour is served 5 pm to 6:30 Tuesday through Friday. The kitchen and bar are open late. Cicchetti also has DJ’s that spin a variety of genres on “Vinyl Night”. Cooking classes are held here as well. You might want to keep this location in mind for a private event, rehearsal dinner, and more. Check out their website at http://serafinaseattle.com/cicchetti/ for more info.
We enjoyed a sampling and can recommend the following:
- Fried Pecorino
- Pizza Margherita (liked the olive oil drizzled on top)
- Charred octopus with chickpeas, salsa verde, taggiasca olives & caramelized cauliflower
- Arancini (Risotto fritters)
- Spanish style chocolate mousse with Partanna extra virgin olive oil, sea salt, and crostini
Make an evening of it or stop in prior to a show! We are glad we stopped. stayed. enjoyed.