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Tinello Kickstarts Drive to Bolster Pioneer Square Roots


Since announcing its opening last summer, sleek Italian spot Tinello has cut ties with a former partner and faced a cease and desist from a NYC eatery called Il Tinello.

Despite the setbacks, owner Rudy LaValle is determined to make the casual eatery a cornerstone of the revitalitzation of Pioneer Square.

Earlier this week, LaValle launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $15,000 for the seven-months-old restaurant.

LaValle told Eater Seattle that restaurant will be renamed Radici, the Italian word for "roots"; he expects to have new signage up by the end of the month.

Tinello's page indicates that the money will go towards "re-branding and to finish the build out".

Kickstarter rewards include a four course meal for four and a private dinner cooked in your home by LaValle.

· Tinello Takes Root in Historical Pioneer Square [Kickstarter]
· Tinello [Official Site]


314 2nd Ave S., Seattle, Washington 98104 (206) 467-4541

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