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An Upscale Pasta Pro Tries Fast-Casual Lunch in Denny Triangle

Chef Brian Clevenger’s GH Pasta Co., aimed at the Amazon lunch crowd, is a departure from the chef’s more upscale Italian restaurants, like Vendemmia

Brian Clevenger’s GH Pasta Co. opens today in Denny Triangle

In a noticeable departure from his slightly higher-end restaurants, chef Brian Clevenger opens fast-casual GH Pasta Co. today at 11 a.m. in Denny Triangle. Unlike Clevenger’s sit-down restaurants (Le Messe, Raccolto, Vendemmia, and East Anchor Seafood), GH Pasta Co. patrons will order at a counter, and much of the business will be aimed at the take-away lunch crowd. The initials stand for General Harvest, which is the name of Clevenger’s restaurant group.

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GH Pasta Co. seats 19 diners in its small space, but also serves take-out.

GH Pasta Co. will serve fresh pasta, locally sourced vegetables, fresh burrata, crudos, and salads, and the menu will change with the seasons. Opening menu items include bucatini with clams and chili, mushroom tagliatelle, and spaghetti bolognese. The small space seats only 19, but Clevenger is offering pre-order and pick-up options. He’ll add delivery through Amazon Prime starting in November.

The menu will change seasonally.

A small selection of drinks will include local, bottled beers and small bottles of wine, plus a couple of Pellegrino sodas and sparkling water. Joining Clevenger in the venture are chef Jason Brzozowy and General Manager Zach Saffle, who both worked at Raccolto.

Clevenger takes over the former home of Ma’Ono chef Mark Fuller’s vegan burger restaurant ‘Table (2305 6th Ave), which survived only five months in the space. ‘Table cited some landlord issues as one of the reasons for the closure, but it also seemed to struggle with foot traffic: Despite being almost completely surrounded by Amazonia, this spot is still in a bit of a no man’s land, and workers have other options closer to their offices. Perhaps Clevenger’s pasta will lure in more diners.

East Anchor Seafood

1126 34th Avenue, , WA 98122 (206) 708-6669 Visit Website

Le Messe

1903 Yale Place East, , WA 98102 (206) 402-6106 Visit Website

Vendemmia

1126 34th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122 (206) 466-2533 Visit Website

GH Pasta Co.

2306 6th Ave., Seattle, WA 98121 Visit Website

Raccolto

4147 California Avenue Southwest, , WA 98116 (206) 397-3775 Visit Website

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