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Pioneer Square Pasta Pro Readies His New West Seattle Restaurant

Chef Mike Easton of Il Corvo will open a restaurant called Il Nido in West Seattle this April

Il Corvo’s Mike Easton is opening a new Italian restaurant in West Seattle.
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James Beard Award-nominated chef Mike Easton has a new Italian restaurant called Il Nido in the works in West Seattle, with plans start serving his sought-after pasta in April. Easton will offer dinner five nights a week and weekend brunch in a renovated 100-year-old log house, with views of Alki Beach from the back patio. It’s one of Seattle’s most anticipated openings of 2019, given the intense popularity of Easton’s lunch- and weekday-only Pioneer Square pasta place, Il Corvo.

At Il Nido, which means “the Nest,” the Italian menu will feature plenty of seasonal produce and, thanks to a bigger kitchen and more time, more “delicate, intensive handmade pastas.” Dishes might include a summertime squid-ink pasta and lighter, Sicilian-inspired fare, while winter could skew to richer dishes from Northern Italy, like stuffed pasta.

But Easton says not to expect pizza. His shuttered Pizzeria Gabbiano, which was also in Pioneer Square, won’t get a reboot at Il Nido. Instead, Easton hints he may reopen that establishment elsewhere, in the future.

Pizzeria Gabbiano

240 2nd Ave S, Suite 102, Seattle, WA 98104 Visit Website

Il Nido

2717 61st Avenue Southwest, , WA 98116 (206) 466-6265 Visit Website

Il Corvo

217 James St, Seattle, WA 98104 (206) 538-0999 Visit Website