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617 Broadway E. (Roy St.) Send to Phone
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Capitol Hill destination for Italian cuisine.
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Dining room at Altura, Seattle, WA

Altura Restaurant Review

: Altura is a warmly lit space with tables along one side and a marble counter facing the open kitchen. Chef Nathan Lockwood utilizes premium ingredients with signature precision to redefine seasonal Italian cooking. Opt for the seven-course chef's tasting menu ($123) or compose a prix-fixe meal with three, four or five courses (ranging from $63 to $83) from 20-plus possible items, deciding which will be appetizers, first courses or main courses. (À la carte is also possible, but no individual prices are indicated.) A professional waitstaff helps you navigate the menu, and portion sizes suit each course. Starters have included albacore crudo; chicory salad with Honeycrisp apples, hazelnuts and Gorgonzola; and seared foie gras with pineapple quince, huckleberries and fennel. Inventive pastas range from risotto mantecato with guanciale, pumpkin and crispy kale to pappardelle with a spicy Calabrian-style ragù of braised tripe and beef. Pan-roasted Pacific cod may be accompanied by scallops, grilled radicchio, lentils and blood orange. Desserts, such as a chocolate-pistachio crostata, dazzle as well. Menus may be accompanied by wine pairings, which won't disappoint, or select from the fine and fairly well-priced wine list featuring Italian vintages. There are a few craft beers and even flights of grappa.

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