I’m starting to think Ethan Stowell and Tom Douglas are in some sort of secret battle in Seattle to see who can out-restaurant titan the other. Between the two there are 17 restaurants in our dear city — 11 from Douglas with a falafal house to come sometime this year near Paramount Theater and now 7 from Stowell after the opening of Bar Cotto next to Anchovies & Olives on Capitol Hill this past week.
Bar Cotto is Stowell’s take on a Parma-style salumi bar and pizzeria with a focus on light dining. The menu highlights the two Cs — charcuterie and cocktails — but word from the staff is: don’t miss the bruschetta.
Chef duties belong to Zach Chambers, who is also the chef at Anchovies & Olives. Small plates here range from $7 to $11, “don’t-miss” bruschettas from $8 – $12 and 13-inch pizzas from $13 – $16. Bar Cotto is open daily from 4 p.m. to close.
Bar Cotto | 1546 15th Avenue, Seattle | (206) 838-8081