If you are looking to share some pasta a la Lady and the Tramp, choose a romantic dinner at Saltoro. This quaint restaurant, at the north edge of Seattle, is a little known gem. From the outside it doesn't look like much, but inside its warm and cozy feel puts one in the mood for a romantic evening with your honey, especially if you can score a table under the skylights next to the window. The decor dotted with low hanging glass lamp shades and twinkle lights set the scene nicely. Kids are welcome here but my husband and I have resisted taking them because it is ""our"" special little place.
We have never had service that was less than stellar, and the food is always delicious. The pasta dishes made with fresh noodles are the star here. I am almost as in love with Saltoro's pasta as I am with my man. While my husband is a fiend for the shrimp and pasta with truffle oil, I love the veal bolognese and the spicy chicken sausage fettuccine. The steak frites, seafood, and lamb are all excellent and the salads are simple, but wonderful. The large and small option on most menu items is also greatly appreciated as it accomodates varying appetites.
Next date night order a $20 bottle of vino, share some pasta small plates, and sneak a kiss or two across the table with your sweetie - just be sure to both have something with garlic.