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Maple Leaf gets new restaurant next week, replacing Cafe Piccolo

April 27th, 2016 · No Comments

Cafe Piccolo, which closed in February, is being replaced next week by a second location of Capitol Hill’s Americana.

Cucina Americana’s Facebook page (and menu) is here. It features tapas, pasta and entrees.

On its web site, it states:

During his search for a new Americana location in Seattle, executive chef Jeffrey “Cheffrey” Wilson discovered a charming Italian restaurant in the Maple Leaf neighborhood. Its cozy vibe and local feel made it the perfect spot for his new restaurant. Cheffrey was inspired by the atmosphere and menu so much that he decided to put an Italian twist on his new venture, and thus Cucina Americana was born! The menu is inspired by home cooked, rustic Italian cuisine. It puts an Italian twist on American comfort food.

The restaurant is set to open Monday, May 2nd, at 9400 Roosevelt Way Northeast (although the sign on the door offers dinner Tuesday through Saturday).

In other restaurant news, the now-defunct Ying’s Chinese Drive-in at Lake City Way Northeast and Northeast 85th Street, will apparently be replaced by a location of The Growler Guys, according to an email from Vivian and posts on Nextdoor Northgate/Maple Leaf.

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