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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Talk of the Town: Cantinetta opening this weekend on Bellevue's Main Street

The hottest talk around Bellevue is the opening of Cantinetta, the second location for this Wallingford neighborhood darling. They are having their VIP/soft openings this week, and we hear that they will be opening for dinner this weekend.

Cantinetta is taking over the former location of Villa Fine Kitchen and Bath, just a few doors east of Gilbert's and One Main Street Condominiums.

The Website is live at, but they haven't posted any menus or more information quite yet. Sources like Seattle Magazine and The Seattle Times say to expect a very similar menu and style as the Wallingford location, with traditional Italian cuisine in a cozy 50-seat rustic setting.

Seattle Magazine also says, "Chef Tomer Shneor will lead the kitchen; he's fresh off of stints at Felidia (Lidia Bastianich's famed Italian eatery in NYC) and at Daniel Boulud's restaurants."  Being a big fan of "Lidia's Italy" on PBS, the idea of having one of her former chefs as the head chef at Cantinetta just makes it sound more "delicious," as Lidia would say. If anyone gives it a try, let us know what you think!