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Goodbye to Radici, Pioneer Square’s Excellent Southern Italian Restaurant

Radici will close after service tomorrow, but owner Rudy LaValle left the door open to starting a new project one day

After five years, Radici is closing in Pioneer Square.

Tomorrow, Pioneer Square’s excellent Southern Italian restaurant Radici will mark its last night in business after a five-year run. Owner Rudy LaValle posted the news on the restaurant’s Facebook page, but also said he would keep the Radici website and social media accounts running “just in case I go crazy and start another project.”

LaValle originally founded the restaurant as Tinello in June 2013. The first year was a bit rocky, with LaValle cutting ties with a former partner and receiving a cease and desist from a New York restaurant called Il Tinello. He then ran a Kickstarter campaign to help with rebranding, raising about $4,000 over the $15,000 goal and renaming the restaurant Radici, the Italian word for “roots.”

Over the years, Radici has earned the respect of diners and critics, earning a place on Eater Seattle’s lists of best pasta restaurants and top Pioneer Square restaurants, with favorites like the classic bolognese and Rudy’s red sauce spaghetti. LaValle promises to continue selling the Rudy’s sauce to fans even after the closure. According to the Facebook post, interested parties should sign up for his newsletter to learn how they can get their fix.

Dear Friends, After 45 years in this business and nearly 20 years running Rialto, then Radici, it’s time to say...

Posted by Radici on Tuesday, June 5, 2018


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