The University of Washington is the main draw in the neighborhood. Within this neighborhood "the Village" is a lively commercial district that revolves around the university's students, faculty and visitors and offers an eclectic mix of with retail, dining and entertainment. Attractions include the Museam of History and Industry, the Henry Art Gallery and Burke Museum of Natural and Cultural History. There are also acclaimed dance, theater and music performances at Meany Hall. The nearby University District is a well-established community with 100-year-old mansions and lush, leafy streets. Wallingford, on the edge of Green Lake, is popular with young families looking to get away from the frenetic pace of downtown. Some of the standout restaurants in the area at large include Blue Star Cafe and Pub, Chutneys Bistro, and Mamma Melina.
For over 20 years, Mamma Melina has been a Seattle favorite for casual dining and delicious Italian cuisine. This family-owned restaurant offers homemade specialties of a Neapolitan persuasion, as the family hails from a small town just outside of Napoli. All of the dishes are deftly prepared with top-quality ingredients and local products like daily fresh seafood, poultry, meats and fresh produce.
Piatti - Seattle
2695 NE Village Lane, Seattle WA 98105
A bustling and beautiful Seattle Italian restaurant, Piatti offers moderately priced Italian cuisine prepared using Northwest ingredients of outstanding quality. The menu includes wood-fired pizzas, house-made breads and pastas, all-natural meats and fresh salads alongside an extensive Italian and Northwest wine list that features over 30 wines by the glass.
Blue Star Cafe and Pub
4512 Stone Way North, Seattle WA 98103
Blue Star Cafe and Pub is a comfortable, friendly and timeless American pub, with a homey interior and satisfying menu to boot. This is the perfect spot for families, friends and business associates, with a menu of classic and fresh options, signature dishes and a full service bar that offers over 20 taps of seasonal microbrews.
1815 N 45th St. #103, Seattle WA 98103
Chutney's Bistro is an exclusive organic Indian restaurant that serves authentic Indian food, with classic and unique indian spices, and has made a name for itself as the first Indian restaurant to serve organic food, wine and beers exclusively. One-of-a-kind food experiences are guaranteed.
1411 N. 45th St., Seattle WA 98103
Classic American cuisine, with season ingredients all procured from local farms and venders, Tilth is a one of a kind restaurant experience, serving exclusively certified organic dishes that are sure to make you come back for seconds. A must for all Seattle foodies looking for a fresh grub spot.