Bar del Corso, the 48-seat wood-fired pizzeria from Harvest Vine alum Jerry Corso, is hoping to open its doors at the end of June. Corso and an assortment of family and friends are in the process of transforming the former Beacon Hill Pub into a much lighter, more open dining room with an open kitchen space and a small bar area to hold the crowds that seem to congregate whenever a really good pizza place opens in Seattle.
Corso was most recently at Betty, but has worked in restaurants in Italy, as well as elsewhere in the US. Currently he's awaiting the arrival of a custom-built wood-burning oven making its way to Seattle from Napoli, Italy that will produce many a Neapolitan-style pizza. The menu (see a sample here) encompasses several regions of Italy and offers pizza and other small plates. The bar will offer a mix of beer, wine, cocktails and some Italian aperitifs.
Gina Tolentino, Corso's partner, says Bar del Corso will be a neighborhood place. However those who have worked with Corso apparently hold his cooking in high regard, and local writers like Seattle Magazine's Allison Scheff, who broke the news of his planned pizzeria last year, are thinking this could become a destination restaurant.
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