Tavolàta Belltown is looking forward to hosting a wine dinner with Banfi Vintners on Monday, November 13. The event, put on in coordination with McCarthy & Schiering Wine Merchants, will be held in the mezzanine, with seats for 28 guests.

In the spirit of Tavolàta, all courses will be served family-style at large communal tables. The meal begins at 6:30pm and is $99/person, including tax and service charge—call the restaurant at 206.838.8008 to save your spot.

Special guest Luciano Castiello from Banfi will be on hand at the dinner to present the wines and chat about them as the night goes on—and chef Joel DeBilzan has a hearty fall menu planned. It’s sure to be a lovely night full of great conversation and wonderful food and wine.

Here’s the plan:


nv Maschio Prosecco


Banfi ‘San Angelo’ Pinot Grigio

Mixed salume: Proscuitto di Parma, porchetta, finocchiona, hot coppa, mortadella

Torta fritta

Marinated artichokes

Castelvetrano olives

Macerated figs

Buffalo mozzarella

Marinated piquillo peppers

Soft-cooked eggs, white anchovy, bread crumbs


Banfi ‘Centine’ Super Tuscan

Spaghetti, geoduck clam, chili, butter, celery leaf

Rigatoni, spicy sausage, tomato, marjoram, Parmesan


Banfi Brunello

Two-pound T-Bone, red wine marrow sauce

Soft polenta, Taleggio, roasted onion jus

Brussels sprout, smoked pork jowl, mint

Parsley root puree


Banfi ‘Rosa Regale’ Brachetto d’Acqui

Warm olive oil cake, hazelnut gelato, smoked grape compote


Banfi Vintners was founded in 1919 by John Mariani Sr., and is now owned and operated by his grandchildren. Banfi is the sole U.S. importer of the Mariani family’s Italian wines—they also import wines from other producers in Italy as well as wines from Chile, Argentina, Spain, and England. For more information, visit www.banfiwines.com.

Opened in January of 2007 by chef Ethan Stowell, Tavolàta is an urban Italian eatery located at 2323 Second Avenue in Seattle’s bustling Belltown neighborhood. Sublime house made pastas, simple Italian cuisine, and a 30-foot communal table (tavolàta) that runs down the center of the narrow room keeps the crowds coming back. Tavolàta offers a full bar and a selection of Northwest and Italian wines. Tavolàta serves dinner seven nights a week from 5pm to 11pm. A happy hour bar menu is offered from 5pm – 7pm every evening. Tavolàta has a small patio for seasonal dining. For more information or reservations, call 206.838.8008 or visit www.ethanstowellrestaurants.com.

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