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Italian Restaurant Coming in Old Kingfish Cafe Spot in June

The folks behind Lost Lake, the Comet, and Big Mario’s are bringing pizza, paninis and more

The former Kingfish Cafe at 19th Ave E and E Mercer
The former Kingfish Cafe at 19th Ave E and E Mercer
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The closure of Kingfish Cafe after 18 years put Capitol Hill in mourning in January, but now there is light for the since vacant space: Guild Seattle (behind Lost Lake, the Comet, and Big Mario’s) will serve "pizza, panini sandwiches and handmade pastas" there for lunch and dinner, with brunch on weekends starting in June. Per Capitol Hill Seattle:

"'The goal is to be a spot diners and drinkers frequent often, and when they come, they want to stay a while,'" said Jason LaJeunesse, who partners with David Meinert and Joey Burgess on the new project, as of yet unnamed.

"In a format similar to the set-up at Lost Lake, half of the 19th and Mercer space will be a sit-down restaurant serving 'family-friendly Italian' food while the other will be the darker, seedier side of things where the dads and moms around St. Joe’s and Stevens Elementary go to hide out for a bit and enjoy 'a full service bar featuring great beer and cocktails.'"

Kingfish Cafe

602 19th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112 (206) 320-8757 Visit Website

Lost Lake Cafe and Lounge

1505 10th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122 (206) 323-5678 Visit Website

Comet Tavern

922 East Pike Street, , WA 98122 (206) 323-5678 Visit Website

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