Friday, December 15, 2017

Food Porn: Osteria La Spiga

Authentic Northeast Italian cuisine.

In this edition of Food Porn, we feature La Spiga, featuring Northeast Italian cuisine from the Emilia-Romagna region. Chef and co-owner Sabrina Tinsley makes handmade pastas and flatbreads daily. La Spiga is now offering satisfying, yet affordable lunch and an impressive happy hour menu. From salads to pastas and paninis, there will surely be something you will enjoy.

Tagliatelle al Burro di Tartufo. Photo by Sean D.

Tagliatelle al Burro di Tartufo. Photo by Sean D.

During lunch, their signature Lasagne Verdi is a six-layer lasagna made with homemade spinach noodles, meat ragu, béchamel, and parmigiano for $14. The result is an intensely creamy and decadent experience. As you cut through the six layers, everything stays together for a wonderful bite. Gnocchi al Pomodoro with house tomato sauce s $13 and the Tagliatelle al Burro di Tartufo with white Alba Truffle butter is $14.

Photos by Sean D.

The paninis include Porchetta with roasted onions and salsa verde ciabatta and Salsiccia with grilled pork sausage, peperonata sauce, and Fontina cheese, both for $9. A vegetarian Ortolana with sauteed spinach, mushroom ragu, and roasted onion and Melanzane with mozzarella, roasted eggplants and tomatoes, salsa verde, and Piccante with salame, sheep’s milk cheese, all for $8.

If you have room for something sweet before you face the afternoon, you can order a If you have room for something sweet before you face the afternoon, you can order a Crescione alla Nutella — a hot piadina pocket filled with nutella, the Panna Cotta with mixed berry or caramel sauce, Gelato, or homemade Tiramisu for $5.

Classy without being pretentious, La Spiga is the perfect place for an intimate meal or a sophisticated group gathering. With large tables to accomodate big groups, patio seating, and an upstairs that can be reserved for private parties, La Spiga has it all.

Newly open for lunch Monday through Friday 11:30 am to 2:30 pm. Italian Happy Hour is offered daily from 5:00 to 6:30 pm. Dinner is served Monday through Thursday and Sunday from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm and Friday through Saturday from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm.

La Spiga   |  1429 12th Avenue, Seattle   |   (206) 323 – 8881

About Jennifer Liu

Despite the rain, Jennifer loves Seattle and is a rare native. From the gorgeous summer weather to the drizzle the other 9 months, this may be her forever home. She graduated from the University of Washington and has a master's degree in counseling psychology. She loves to travel, volunteer, and host themed dinner parties. You can find her eating, hiking, hanging out with her awesome dog, or napping. Ice cream, burgers, and sushi are some of her favorite things.
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